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Rotational Physiotherapist

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust
Norwich and Norfolk
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a newly qualified Physiotherapist looking to gain experience in a rotational position? Or a current Physiotherapist who is looking to widen your knowledge and skills set?

Norfolk Community Health and Care are excited to offer this excellent opportunity as a Band 5 Rotational Physiotherapist. This rotational position offers experience in a wide variety of settings, which are either community based or ward based. The Trust is passionate about our staff's development and offers a wide range of internal training opportunities to support your development, some very specific to the location where you are based, others to develop your management skills going forward. You will also have an opportunity to attend the rotational development days, which are led by you as a group.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Physiotherapist to join our integrated teams with experienced therapists and therapy assistants, who work closely alongside our nursing colleagues. There will be a requirement to travel to clinics and patients within the Community, therefore a valid driving licence and access to transport is essential.

To apply you will need to have a BSc/MSc in Physiotherapist and be registered with the HCPC or an undergraduate student nearing course completion. It is also open to those returning to practice.

Flexible working is possible. Weekend and evening working may be required as per the demands of the Service.

Main duties of the job

The Post Graduate Physiotherapist Rotational Scheme offers a broad base of clinical experience. Staff on the Rotation will be expected to work on any of the placements on the scheme.

The duration of the rotations are 6 months and currently covers the following areas: -
  • Community Rehabilitation - Various locations
  • Willow Unit - New state-of-the-art therapy led centre
  • Caroline House - Level 1 neurological rehabilitation unit providing specialist care and rehabilitation for patients with complex neurological injuries
  • Stroke ESD
  • Community Neurology
  • Social Services
  • Urgent Community Response Teams
  • General In-Patient Rehabilitation

The role is based across various locations in Norfolk which include North Norfolk, South Norfolk and Norwich, for example.

Please see detailed job description.

About us

Apply now to join an organisation that has been awarded an 'Outstanding' rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the highest possible rating and the first stand-alone NHS community trust in the country to be awarded the title.

If you are aged 16-30 and not currently in education, employment or training, our colleagues at the Norfolk and Waveney Integrated Care Board (supported by the Princes Trust), can provide application and interview coaching. To request this support please contact

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To be professionally and legally responsible and accountable for all aspects of own work.
  • To maintain a high standard of clinical care for the patients under your management.
  • To undertake the assessment of patients using investigative and analytical skills.
  • To formulate an individual management and/or treatment programme, using clinical reasoning skills and a range of treatment skills.
  • To undertake a variety of rotations this will provide a broad base for both personal and professional development.
  • To accept clinical responsibility for a designated caseload of patients, and, with support, to organise this efficiently and effectively with regard to clinical priorities and use of time.
  • To accept responsibility for ensuring the effective selection and use of all treatment resources available both in the department and on the wards.
  • To communicate effectively with other members of the multi-professional team, about patient issues in order to facilitate a team approach to patient care.
  • To communicate effectively with patients and carers to maximise rehabilitation potential and to ensure understanding of condition.
  • To assess capacity, gain valid informed consent and have the ability to work within a legal framework with patients who lack capacity to consent to treatment.
  • To delegate to, and supervise the work of health care assistants and assistant practitioners.
  • To assist senior staff in the provision of advice, teaching and instruction to relatives, carers and other professionals, to promote understanding of the aims of physiotherapy and to ensure a co-ordinated approach to patient care.
  • To be responsible for equipment used, and to adhere to department equipment policy, including competence to use equipment.

  • Person Specification



    • BSc or MSc in Physiotherapy or equivalent.
    • HCPC registration



    • Broad range of core clinical experience at pre-registration or if applicable post registration
    • Demonstrates ability to be an effective member of a team(s)
    • Can demonstrate ability to problem solve in clinical setting


    • Previous work experience

    Skills Abilities and Knowledge


    • Demonstrates ability to apply skills across various clinical settings/applications
    • Demonstrates an understanding of evidence based practice and clinical audit
    • Able to prioritise work effectively
    • Can manage change to different rotations at regular intervals
    • Demonstrates commitment to continuing professional development/lifelong learning



    • Excellent communication skills
    • Able to communicate effectively using the English Language

    Personal & People Development


    • Able to identify with the Trust's commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults.
    • Flexible approach to service needs
    • Adaptable to change
    • Able to work under own initiative
    • Flexible approach to career pathways
    • Genuine desire to gain broad experience and a commitment to the rotation



    • Ability to travel to all rotation sites
    • Must hold a full driving licence or be able to make own travelling arrangements to fulfil the duties of the post
    • Able to commit to weekend and bank holiday duties

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust



    Rotational Posts

    Norwich and Norfolk

    NR2 2PJ

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