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Senior Physiotherapist

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
4 Jun 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
37.5 Hours per week


This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced, dynamic and enthusiastic Physiotherapist to work within the neurosciences In-patients rehabilitation service. The post holder will be employed as a Senior Physiotherapist and will have the opportunity to advance their knowledge and experience within this area.

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest teaching hospital trusts in the country, close to the North Yorkshire Moors and within easy reach of Newcastle and Leeds. It comprises two acute hospitals, The James Cook University Hospital and Friarage Hospital Northallerton and a number of community hospitals.

The James Cook University Hospital is a major trauma centre and provides a wide range of district general hospital services and specialist services such as neurosciences, renal medicine, spinal injuries, major trauma, cardiothoracic, vascular surgery and cancer services.

This post is for internal candidates to South Tees Trust. If you are not currently working within the trust your application will not be reviewed and automatically rejected at shortlisting stage. Please be aware of this when submitting your application.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work within the neurosciences In-patients rehabilitation service in The James Cook University Hospital within a well-established, large, progressive and dynamic Physiotherapy Services that continue to develop and grow with the Trust.

The team is friendly and supportive and mentorship for this role will be available from the Senior Specialist Physiotherapists and Therapy Service Lead.

This post offers development in clinical and leadership skills. We have a comprehensive training programme and our staff are encouraged and supported in their CPD through workshops and clinical supervision. There is also an expectation to actively participate in audit and research.

As a Senior Physiotherapist you will be encouraged to develop your skills and to supervise assistants and more junior staff and be involved in the clinical education of students.

This post is suitable for Physiotherapists with significant postgraduate experience including neurological patient management.

About us

Leadership and Improvement Training

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust offers leadership and improvement training to all new staff to the Trust this training programme has been designed to support our leaders in developing their understanding of leadership and management skills. You will be expected to attend the leadership development programme, and the Quality Improvement Programme that the Trust delivers. This programme aims to

Explore leadership within the NHS

Promote Trust Values and Behaviours

Develop your Leadership effectiveness and skills

Practitioner level in quality improvement, equipping you with the skills to champion, lead and complete quality improvement within your role

After you complete this four and a half days of training you will be able to explore further leadership and improvement training opportunities, we offer further in-house courses dependent upon your role and bitesize programmes and leadership apprenticeships at level 3,5 and 7.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the full job description and person specification document(s) for main responsibilities of the role.

Person Specification



  • Can demonstrate relevant/ varied post graduate experience managing a variety of neurological conditions
  • Evidence working in the NHS


  • Experience within respiratory care

Knowledge & Skills


  • Evidence working in the NHS
  • Evidence of audit and participation in service development
  • Knowledge of relevant national guidelines and standards



  • To hold a Diploma or Degree in Physiotherapy
  • To be registered as an Physiotherapist and fit to practice by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • To be committed to continuing professional development

Employer details

Employer name

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


The James Cook University Hospital

Marton Road



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