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Highly Specialist Neurological Physiotherapist

Barts Health NHS Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 per annum inc
Closing date
30 May 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
The Royal London Hospital is the tertiary Neurosciences and Major Trauma centre for North East London and Essex. It is a specialist centre for Stroke and home to one of eight designated hyper-acute stroke units (HASUs) in London. Barts Health is also working towards Tessa Jowell accreditation in brain tumour treatment with a strong focus onquality of life.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for innovative and motivated Physiotherapists to join our Band 7 Neuro-Physiotherapy rotation through the below areas of specialism:

o Hyper Acute Stroke unit and Acute Stroke Unit (HASU/ASU).

o Neuro Trauma / Neurosciences including Neuromuscular & Motor Neuron Disease outpatient clinics.

o Neuro Trauma / Neurosciences including Neuro-oncology.

o Rapid Access to Acute Rehabilitation Unit (RAAR) - Level 1 equivalent rehabilitation.

This rotation will give you the opportunity to work as a highly specialised physiotherapist as part of the wider multidisciplinary team to provide a seamless integrated model of care and rehabilitation in line with our WeCare values and behaviours.

You will support and be supported by your Clinical Lead and fellow Band 7 staff as well as providing leadership and supervision to other members of the team. You will engage in regular supervision, education and training that address your learning and development needs including supportive appraisal conversations.

Main duties of the job

This Band 7 physiotherapy post comprises of 12-monthly rotations through the below areas of specialism:

o Hyper Acute Stroke unit and Acute Stroke Unit (HASU/ASU)

o Neurosciences including Neuromuscular & Motor Neuron Disease MDT clinics

o Neurosciences including Neuro-oncology

o Major Trauma Rapid Access to Acute Rehabilitation Unit (RAAR)

Note: Rotational length and area of specialism may be subject to change depending on service need across Therapies.

About us

Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain's leading healthcare providers.

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience, and knowledge required. For both documents, please view the attachment/s below.

Person Specification



  • Degree/Equivalent in Physiotherapy
  • HCPC registered
  • Evidence of continuing professional development.


  • Evidence of relevant postgraduate education to a master's level
  • MCSP
  • Member ACPIN



  • Experience of working within inpatient, outpatient and community settings
  • Extensive post graduate experience in the field of Neuro physiotherapy and acute rehabilitation
  • Respiratory competent
  • Experience of supervising staff
  • Clinical experience within the NHS
  • Experience of clinical audit/QI/ Service improvement
  • Experience of project completion
  • Experience of training and developing staff
  • Evidence of teaching/presentation skills to all grades of staff
  • Experience in service evaluation and service development
  • Team leadership experience
  • Experience of managing patients with tracheostomies


  • Previous participation in research
  • Experience in a Level 1 or Level 2 neuro-rehabilitation unit

Employer details

Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust


Royal London Hospital


E1 1FR

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