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Rotational Physiotherapist

South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
6 Jun 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
2 X 37.5 Hours Per Week

An exciting opportunity has arisen for enthusiastic Physiotherapists to join our Band 5 Physiotherapy rotation, across Community services in the Barnsley BDU of South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

Are you interested in working in a variety of Community settings? This post could provide the opportunity for you to develop across a wide range of services, including

Musculoskeletal outpatients, which includes hydrotherapy and the Escape Pain programme that has national recognition. Neurology, provided in specialist in patient rehabilitation units and community as part of an Early Supported Stroke Discharge team.

Mental health, experiencing inpatient, outpatient and community care. Learning Disabilities, including rebound therapy. Paediatrics, working with children with a variety of conditions in schools, developmental clinics, their homes, musculoskeletal clinics, hydrotherapy and groups.

Neighbourhood Rehabilitation Service, providing rehabilitation in an integrated care pathway with the local acute trust, including the Discharge to Assess service. Enduring Pathway, providing falls assessment and treatment, care for patients in their own homes, as well as respiratory clinics.

Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, where you will deliver exercise and education to patients following an acute cardiac event or those with a long term cardiac/respiratory condition.

For full job description, please see attached supporting documents.

Main duties of the job

As a Band 5 Physiotherapist you will need to have good clinical, communication & organisational skills and possess excellent time management skills.

You will be expected to undertake clinical assessment of your own caseload of patients and provide treatment and advice to patients, families, and carers.

You will be supported to participate in supervision, in service training and continuing professional and personal development, striving to provide a high standard of evidence-based practice. You will be part of the Band 5 peer group who meet quarterly and organise training.

The successful applicant will be expected to participate in a flexible working pattern which may include evening and weekend working.

All employees of the Trust are strongly encouraged to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to protect patients.

About us

We are a specialist NHS Foundation Trust that provides community, mental health and learning disability services for the people of Barnsley, Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield. We also provide low and medium secure services and are the lead for the west Yorkshire secure provider collaborative.

Our mission is to help people reach their potential and live well in their communities, we do this by providing high-quality care in the right place at the right time. We employ staff in both clinical and non-clinical services who work hard to make a difference to the lives of service users, families and carers.

We encourage and welcome applications from all protected characteristic groups, we value diversity and want our workforce to be reflective of our communities.

Being a foundation Trust means were accountable to our members, who can have a say in how were run. Around 14,300 local people (including staff) are members of our Trust.

Join us and you will be one of over 4,500 staff committed to supporting and improving the mental, physical and social needs of the thousands of people we meet and help each year.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all colleagues and volunteers to share this commitment.

We do reserve to right to close vacancy before the advertised closing date if necessary, so please apply as soon as possible.

Job description

Job responsibilities

This job description is an outline of the main duties of the post. The post holder will be required to undertake other duties commensurate with the grade as directed.

The content of this post will be reviewed in consultation with the post holder when necessary and in line with the service developments.

To work as a Band 5 Physiotherapist within a specified service area or as part of a community rotation.

To assess, treat & advise own caseload of patients with supervision from a senior member of staff when necessary & formulate a clinical diagnosis & treatment plan as an autonomous practitioner.

To be professionally & legally responsible for all aspects of own work including the management of patients in your care.

To undertake clinical assessment & treatment of own caseload of patients formulating a diagnosis & treatment plan using clinical reasoning skills & manual assessment techniques .

To formulate & deliver individual physiotherapy treatment programmes based on a sound knowledge of evidence based practice & treatment options e.g. manual techniques, patient education, exercise classes & electrotherapy.

To interpret & analyse clinical & non clinical information to form a diagnosis, prognosis & to recommend the best course of intervention, developing comprehensive discharge plans supported by a senior physiotherapist.

To assess patients understanding of treatment proposals, gain valid informed consent & have the capacity to within a legal framework with patients who lack capacity to consent.

To communicate effectively with patients & carers to progress rehabilitation & treatment programmes.

To provide advice, teaching & instruction to patients, relatives, carers & other health care professionals to deliver a consistent approach & ensure rehabilitation goals are achieved.

To evaluate patients progress & reassess & amend treatment programmes where necessary to provide the most effective & efficient outcomes for patients.

Where necessary to be involved in MDT meetings to ensure the delivery of a co-ordinated service to patients.

To be responsible for risk assessment of own caseload & ensure the correct & safe use of all equipment & appliances.

Person Specification

Physical Attributes


  • Ability to undertake the duties and demands of the post.
  • A satisfactory sickness record over the previous 2 years (subject to the need to act with fairness and equality of opportunity, particularly where the sickness is related to a disability and/or pregnancy).

Personal Attributes


  • Must be able to work effectively to deadlines & time constraints.
  • Must be flexible around working times & practices including evening & week-end work where necessary.
  • A Current driving licence and access to a car during the working day is essential (reasonable adjustments will be considered for any applicants who are unable to drive due to a disability).

Special Knowledge and Skills


  • Good standard of physiotherapy clinical reasoning, handling & treatment skills & techniques.
  • Good communication skills -verbal, non verbal & written.
  • Good organisational, prioritising, delegating skills.
  • Ability to keep appropriate, accurate, legible patient records & data on paper & electronically.


  • Competent IT skills.
  • Presentation Skills.



  • BSc in Physiotherapy or equivalent GradDipPhys.
  • HCPC Registration.


  • MCSP member.



  • Experience of working in a therapy.
  • community setting & with elderly patients.
  • Experience of working as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Experience of risk assessment including the safe & correct use of all specialist equipment.


  • Experience of working in additional areas of physiotherapy.



  • Evidence of continuing learning & development through CPD activities.
  • Must have gained experience within the core physiotherapy areas
  • (musculoskeletal, respiratory & neurology) and within the service area.


  • Involvement in audit/research/quality issues or training.

Employer details

Employer name

South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Trust


Kendray Hospital

Doncaster Road


S Yorkshire

S70 3RD

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