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Rotational Rehabilitation Physiotherapist

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
£40,448 to £47,965 a year p.a. inc. HCA
Closing date
27 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an an exciting opportunity for Physiotherapists with proven clinical and interpersonal skills to join our growing Band 6 rotational scheme at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust. We are looking for clinicians interested in developing their rehabilitation skills as we have vacancies in the rehabilitation rotational circuits.You will gain experience of treating a wide variety of clinical conditions both in the Acute (Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals) and Community settings in Lambeth and Southwark. You will have the opportunity to develop both your clinical and non-clinical skills including appraisal and supervision of junior staff and students, participation in projects contributing to service development and delivery of training programmes and teaching both within the trust and our partner organisations.

Each rotation is of 6 months duration and each post is supported by a number of experienced senior staff and clinical specialists. Staff need to be prepared to participate in any of the rotations within the rehabilitation rotational scheme. You will be expected to embrace the departments equity, inclusion and diversity working ethos.

These posts would suit a Band 5 physiotherapist wishing to gain specific experience at a more senior level or an established Band 6 wishing to consolidate and develop their knowledge and skills.

Main duties of the job

Rehabilitation Rotations

Oncology, older persons unit, vascular, neuro stroke, neuro rehabilitation, critical care rehabilitation, renal, orthopaedics, paediatrics, vestibular and facial rehabilitation, neuro community, intermediate care, older persons assessment unit, MSK, admissions avoidance in A& E, supported discharge, exercise on dialysis, community, rapid response in the community.

Applicants would manage their own case load, be responsible for their clinical governance and development while being supported by the wider rehabilitation team.

About us

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust comprises five of the UK's best known hospitals - Guy's, St Thomas', Evelina London Children's Hospital, Royal Brompton and Harefield - as well as community services in Lambeth and Southwark, all with a long history of high quality care, clinical excellence, research and innovation.

We are among the UK's busiest, most successful foundation trusts. We provide specialist care for patients including heart and lung, cancer and renal services as well as a full range of local hospital and community services for people in Lambeth and Southwark.

We have a long tradition of clinical and scientific achievement and - as part of King's Health Partners - we are one of England's eight academic health sciences centres, bringing together world-class clinical services, teaching and research. We have one of the National Institute for Health Research's biomedical research centres, established with King's College London in 2007, as well as dedicated clinical research facilities.

We have around 22,700 staff, making us one of the largest NHS Trusts in the country and one of the biggest employers locally. We aim to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve and continue to develop new and existing partnerships with local people, patients, neighbouring NHS organisations, local authorities and charitable bodies and GPs.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To be professionally and legally responsible for all aspects of the post-holders own work
  • To carry out assessment of patients as an autonomous practitioner, including those with complex presentations, and using clinical reasoning skills and knowledge of evidence based practice, to determine appropriate care plan utilising a wide range of treatment skills and options
  • To interpret and analyse clinical and non-clinical facts to form accurate diagnoses in a wide range of conditions including those with a complex presentation, with occasional guidance from specialist physiotherapists
  • To formulate accurate prognoses and recommend best course of intervention, developing comprehensive discharge plans
  • To co-ordinate intervention which may include other disciplines advises and educates patient/carers/relatives/other health professionals
  • To be responsible for maintenance of accurate written records using POMR system and use of computerised data collection and records and comprehensive progress and discharge reports to medical referrers as required by rotation
  • To manage clinical risk within own caseload at all times
  • To participate in on-call and emergency duties as lone practitioner within the Trust
  • To demonstrate physical ability to carry out physiotherapy assessment and interventions including manual handling techniques and therapeutic handling
  • To demonstrate highly developed dexterity, co-ordination and palpatory sensory skills for assessment and manual treatment of patients
  • To be able to manage potentially stressful, upsetting or emotional situations in an empathetic manner, including but not limited to those in oncology, ICU, vascular and neurology.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • Diploma/Degree in Physiotherapy
  • Evidence of Continued Professional Development including attendance at recent post graduate courses relevant to the clinical field
  • HPC Registration


  • Membership of Special Interest Group
  • Knowledge/experience of the research process

Skills Knowledge and Abilities


  • Able to present information, written and orally, in a clear and logical manner
  • Ability to organise, prioritise and delegate
  • Understanding of Clinical Governance and the implications for physiotherapy services including experience of quality issues and audit


  • Competent IT skills



  • Broad range of experience, as an autonomous practitioner, at Band 5 level in acute care, acute and chronic rehabilitation and musculoskeletal work
  • Participation in on-call and weekend rota work.
  • Experience of working as member of a physiotherapy team and of a multidisciplinary team.


  • Previous experience at Band 6 level.
  • Experience of teaching on Inservice programmes and to the MDT or other relevant forums
  • Supervision of Band 5, PTA and Student

Employer details

Employer name

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust



St Thomas Hospital, Westminster bridge road



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