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Pennine Care NHS FT
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
29 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Following significant investment, we are expanding our Allied Health Profession provision across our inpatient mental health services. We have two band 6 physiotherapy posts, one for our North Division (Bury, Rochdale & Oldham) and one for our South Division (Tameside and Stockport) to join our expanding AHP inpatient team. This is an exciting opportunity to work with service users with a range of physiotherapy needs.

Main duties of the job

You will work closely with the physiotherapists, dietitians and speech and language therapists in the AHP Inpatient team, as well as the ward based multidisciplinary teams including nursing staff, occupational therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, pharmacists, advanced practitioners, and peer support workers. Candidates need to share our passion for delivering high quality interventions within a range of inpatient services, including working age adult mental health as well as our services providing inpatient rehabilitation and high support.

You will need to be an autonomous practitioner who is able to prioritise and manage their own physiotherapy caseload, using enhanced clinical reasoning to formulate treatment plans and interventions. You will be responsible for attending MDT meetings and will work closely with the multidisciplinary team to provide evidence-based treatment interventions and discharge plans. You will need to be an effective communicator, keen team member and embrace our Trust values of kindness, fairness, ingenuity and determination.

About us

You will be supervised by one of our band 7 clinical lead physiotherapists and we will support you to develop your skills and creativity in this role through separate management and clinical supervision. You will link with our wider physiotherapy workforce through our trust wide physiotherapy forum. We expect candidates to network with other colleagues across the trust and beyond to develop practice and service provision including active membership of physiotherapy networks in mental health. In line with our flexible working policy candidates can be full time or part time and we offer a range of options to support flexibility. Applicants are encouraged to contact us for informal conversations about these roles.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the job description and person specification for full information. The post includes:

To undertake physiotherapy assessments and treatments for patients with mental health needs on inpatient wardsTo receive referrals from a range of inpatient services and prioritise physiotherapy actions and assessment as requiredTo work with patients to identify physiotherapy goals as part of the overall care planTo plan and implement individual and/or group interventions, in collaboration with the patient, using graded activity to achieve therapeutic goals

To monitor and evaluate treatment in order to measure progress and ensure effectiveness of the interventionTo gain consent or assess patients capacity and act in best interests under the Mental Capacity Act at all timesTo communicate effectively with patients, family members, carers, team members and other agenciesTo use enhanced communication skills in situations where there are barriers to understanding, effectiveness or complianceTo actively participate as a member of multidisciplinary team meetings and take an active role in decisions with regard to each patients assessment, treatment and onward planning

To review and reflect on your own practice and performance through effective use of clinical and managerial supervision and appraisal

To develop and work towards agreed objectives in order to develop physiotherapy and personal skillsTo apply acquired skills and knowledge of professional practice in order to maintain fitness to practice as a physiotherapistTo maintain a professional portfolio for CPD, recording learning outcomes through participation in internal and external development opportunities

To contribute to the CPD of the physiotherapy team and the AHP inpatient team

Person Specification

Education, Knowledge, Experience, skills


  • Degree in Physiotherapy or equivalent. (Certificate required).
  • Short courses and experience to post graduate diploma level
  • Registration with HCPC.
  • Evidence of CPD in the form of a detailed personal development portfolio.
  • Clinical experience of working with people with mental health conditions.
  • Clinical experience in the NHS
  • Experience of working within a team and independently.
  • MDT working.
  • Experience of delivering group therapy sessions.
  • Experience of liaison with other professionals and partnership working.
  • Specialist knowledge in anatomy and physiology to underpin relevant clinical skills.
  • Working within the framework of the Mental Capacity Act.
  • Impact of mental health issues on patient activation, compliance and outcomes.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work with people with mental health needs, cognitive impairment and behaviours that challenge
  • Ability to work in a team.
  • Proven organisational skills including time management, effective delegation and prioritisation and the ability to complete a task.
  • Ability to autonomously clinically reason complex patient scenarios.
  • o Able to present information in a clear and logical manner.


  • Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.
  • Clinical Educators course.
  • Student placement in a mental health setting.

Work Related circumstances


  • Use of a car or access to a means of mobility to travel across the Trust footprint in line with service needs

Employer details

Employer name

Pennine Care NHS FT


Oldham Royal Hospital

Rochdale Road



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