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Senior Physiotherapist Neurology

Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
4 Jun 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and motivated Physiotherapist with substantial experience in the field of neurology, to support the provision and development of our services to the stroke unit ,early supported discharge for stroke, neurology in-patients and neurology out-patients.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a friendly and successful team together we are proud to deliver the highest standards of clinical quality, patient care and staff experience.

Your happiness at work is incredibly important to us, and hence, we are committed to supporting your health and wellbeing. Our proud to CARE values and Leading the Chesterfield Way behaviours are firmly embedded across the Trust, whilst our focus on proudly 'being you' supports our hospital to be a great place to work.

Main duties of the job

Applicants will be able to evidence post-graduate experience in the fields of acute stroke care and stroke rehabilitation. They will also have experience of the in and out-patient rehabilitation of patients with a wide range of other neurological conditions. Applicants will be responsible, along with the rest of the senior team, for supervising more junior physiotherapists, TI's and assistants based within the team.

About us

The Trust provides clinical placements for students from Sheffield and Nottingham and applicants will have experience of supporting students on undergraduate placements.

The Trust is committed to supporting and developing staff through appraisals and the supervision process. Senior staff have individual supervision and peer support as well as access to training.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For the full duties and requirements of this post please refer to the job description and the person specification.

For further information, an informal discussion, or to arrange a visit, please contact Emma Shaddock or Alan Ward on 01246 512173

This post will require a Disclosure & Barring Service check.

Please note that successful external candidates will be required to pay for their own DBS Disclosure. The cost will be deducted from the first salary payment. Further details of the Disclosure and Barring Service check will be confirmed upon offer of employment.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • oQualification in Physiotherapy at degree level or equivalent.
  • oHCPC registered.


  • oRelevant postgraduate courses

Skills and Knowledge


  • oAwareness of Trust and NHS wide initiatives
  • oKnowledge of current drivers of service improvement in relation to stroke rehabilitation
  • oTime management and prioritisation skills.
  • oDemonstrate knowledge of neurological conditions and their management.
  • oExperience in evaluation of practice
  • oEvidence of CPD in Neurological Physiotherapy
  • oInvolvement in department, Trust or NHS wide initiatives
  • oICT skills


  • oInvolvement in clinical audit.
  • oInvolvement in service and interdisciplinary development
  • oClinical educator's course



  • oPostgraduate experience of in patient stroke care and/or in and out patient neurological rehabilitation.

Personal Attributes


  • oExcellent verbal, non verbal and written communication skills
  • oDemonstrate enthusiasm and initiative
  • oRecognises the importance of compassion in healthcare
  • oDemonstrate a specific interest in the role advertised
  • oUnderstands the importance of leadership in this role
  • oDemonstrates a flexible attitude to working
  • oDemonstrates the ability to work within a team and understands team dynamics
  • oEvidence of self development
  • oCar driver/access to a car for ESD service

Demonstrates Trust Values


  • Proud to CARE : Compassion, Ambition, Respect, Encouragement

Employer details

Employer name

Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Chesterfield Royal Hospital

Top Road, Calow


S44 5BL

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