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Specialist Physiotherapist

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
North Shields
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
27 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We have an exciting opportunity for a band 6 physiotherapist to work at Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. The post is a Band 6 general rotation which includes Paediatrics, Orthopaedics, Care of the older person, Neurology and Respiratory.

The successful applicant will join our friendly teams and work between North Tyneside General Hospital, Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care hospital at Cramlington, Wansbeck General Hospital, Hexham General Hospital and a range of rehabilitation units across the trust.

The successful candidate will be required to participate in the seven-day working and Bank Holiday rota for inpatient services.

The successful candidate will also be required to contribute to the respiratory service at Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care hospital. This includes an evening shadow on call rota and occasional nightshift commitment.

Main duties of the job

Applicants must be able to demonstrate experience as a Band 5 Physiotherapist in orthopaedics, elderly care, Neurology and respiratory. We have a physiotherapy led NIV service. Therefore, NIV experience would be advantageous.

The successful applicant must also demonstrate excellent communication skills with both the multidisciplinary team and peers. There must be evidence of continued professional development demonstrating experience to support applications.

Applicants will be expected to participate in our 7-day working rota. It is noted that in the future some posts may not be traditional Monday to Friday as we embrace full 7 day working.

It is an essential requirement of the role that the post holder has a valid driving licence and is either a car owner and able to use the car for work purposes or has a Trust personal lease vehicle which may be used for the role. However, the Trust would consider making reasonable adjustments to the role, if necessary, to enable a disabled person to undertake the role.

About us

We manage three major locality hospitals at North Tyneside, Wansbeck and Hexham, plus a number of smaller community hospitals and clinics from Tynemouth to Berwick on Tweed, covering one of the largest geographical areas of any NHS trust in the country. Leading in innovation and quality - opening a state of the art Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital, the first of its kind in England. Do you want to work in one of the best performing NHS organisations in England? Work in an organisation that supports its staff and focuses on staff experience as much as it does the experience of its patients? You can live and breathe in an area that has the cleanest air, cost effective living, great nightlife, some of the best schools with a wealth of history available on your doorstep. Sound too good to be true? Well it isn't, this is what you get when you work for Northumbria Healthcare, this is the Northumbria Way! Please read 'applicant guidance notes' before submitting your application.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To assess, diagnose and treat an independent clinical caseload within the specialities
  • To work as part of the physiotherapy team under the guidance and support of more experienced highly specialist senior physiotherapy staff.
  • To provide a high standard of physiotherapy care in each rotation
  • To role model compassionate and inclusive leadership in order to shape the creation of a collective leadership culture within the trust. This means demonstrating a consistent leadership style which (a) engages, enables and empowers others (b) uses coaching to promote ownership of learning and quality improvement and (c) facilitates team working and collaboration within teams / departments and across organisational boundaries.
  • Contribute to student education. Student educator status is desirable.
  • To support the day-to-day leadership and organisation of the team

Person Specification



  • BSC Honours degree in Physiotherapy or equivalent experience and/or qualification
  • Member of the Health Professionals Council
  • Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

Employer details

Employer name

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


North Tyneside General Hospital

Rake Lane

North Shields

NE29 8NH

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