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Stroke and Neurology Specialty B5 Rotational Physiotherapist

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a band 5 Physiotherapist with a special interest in Stroke and Neurology.

In preparation for our move later this year to our brand new Hospital 'Midland Met', we have secured funding to right-size our acute Stroke therapy team to meet the new RCP guidelines for Stroke, and are looking to extend our already thriving therapy family.

In response to feedback, we have created a brand new band 5 Stroke and Neuro Specialty Rotational Physiotherapists post. The successful candidates will have the opportunity to rotate across the acute Stroke and Neurology ward at the new Midland Metropolitan Hospital, our Stroke Rehabilitation ward at Rowley Regis Hospital and our new Integrated Community Stroke Service (ICSS).

In return, we can offer you access to structured clinical supervision with our most experienced team members to ensure both your clinical development needs and leadership aspirations are a focus. Regular time for training and development -both internal and external - to meet your individual needs and support you to achieve your learning goals will be provided.

We are looking for individuals who are driven and keen to progress within the specialty and we will support you to develop your core knowledge and skills to prepare you for your future career progression within Stroke and Neurology.

Main duties of the job

As rotational Physiotherapist within the Stroke and Neurology therapy team you will gain experience by rotate across our key services:
  • Acute Stroke and Neurology - in-patients
  • Stroke Rehabilitation - in-patients
  • Community Stroke Rehabilitation - Integrated Community Stroke Service

You will use and develop your core Physiotherapy knowledge and skills to complete neurological assessments, developing patient cantered goals to guide treatment plans and establishing rehabilitation prescriptions.

Opportunities in this role:
  • Completing assessments and treatment plans for patients with a variety of health conditions and backgrounds.
  • To work in an integrated Therapy service that will further develop your skills and knowledge as a holistic practitioner.
  • Promoting discharge to assess by adopting a 'home first' mindset
  • Champion the role of Physiotherapy within the specialist across the department, trust and local area.
  • Opportunity to be involved in supervision of students and develop own skills to become a practice educator.
  • Access to training, supervision, competency frameworks and professional development groups.

Support through Peer group meetings and robust supervision structures.

About us

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust (SWBT) is an integrated careorganisation with a budget of approximately �600 million and over 7,000 staff. Diversity and social care is at the core of what we do as the Trust provides Community and Acute Services to over half a million people in an urban centre that demands massive regeneration and has substantial premature mortality.

Our new acute hospital, the Midland Metropolitan University Hospital (MMUH), opens in 2024 and will provide care to our local population from first class, purpose-built premises.As a result, the base of this role may change to MMUH from 2024 (or beyond). If this is applicable to your role, you will be informed during the recruitment process and continuing your application with this understanding.The development of the new hospital will play an important role in the regeneration of the wider area and in improving the lives of local people and reducing health inequalities.

We have three newly emerging strategic objectives:
  • Our People - to cultivate and sustain happy, productive and engaged staff
  • Our Patients - to be good or outstanding in everything we do
  • Our Population - to work seamlessly with our partners to improve life

  • Job description

    Job responsibilities

    Please review the attached Job Description which contacts details on the main duties of the role. For further information, interested candidates are encouraged to contact the service lead for more information.

    Person Specification



    • Broad clinical experience at undergraduate level including rehabilitation
    • Experience of working as part of a physiotherapy team and multidisciplinary team
    • Understanding of the workings of community physiotherapy services and intermediate care services
    • Clear evidence of knowledge, interest and passion of the Stroke and Neuro specialty


    • Involvement in audit & research



    • Diploma/degree in Physiotherapy
    • HCPC registration


    • Membership of CSP
    • Portfolio of development

    Personal qualities


    • Able to work as a team member
    • Demonstrates intitative & commitment to learning
    • Car driver with access to a vehicle

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust


    SWB NHS Trust


    B71 4HJ

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