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Senior Physiotherapist

Wirral University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
12 Jun 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We have an exciting opportunity for a Physiotherapist to join our Therapy Team providing care to medical wards .

We are looking for an enthusiastic and pro-active Physiotherapist with NHS post graduate experience in a range of core specialities including acute assessment, older persons assessment/frailty, respiratory and orthopaedics.

You should have excellent communication skills, be able to demonstrate a high level of clinical reasoning skills and be able to case manage patients with complex needs. Experience supporting students and junior staff is essential

There are opportunities to engage in training and development, innovative practice and service development.

You will have professional support for your CPD from Band 7 Therapy Team and Clinical Leaders and support from Senior Therapists from other specialities as required.

The post may also require working with the other inpatient therapy teams to provide senior therapy support.

Main duties of the job

  • Assesses and treats own caseload of patients / clients in a speciality and maintains associated records.
  • To have a responsibility for Training & Development of physio staff, students and other staff groups in this speciality. Supervise less experienced physiotherapists, assistants and students.
  • Participates as a member of the therapy team and the MDT within a specified clinical area
  • Has a responsibility re own CPD and other developmental activities.
  • Involvement in identifying and carrying out departmental audit, research or service development activity.
  • Participates in weekend, evening and Bank Holiday on-call for acute respiratory patients.
  • Participates in providing 7 day services and extended working day, as required by the service.

About us

All new colleagues can expect to receive a warm and friendly Wirral welcome from the very first time they make contact with us. We are described as competent and caring staff by our patients.

Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is situated on The Wirral peninsula which has a stunning coastline and beautiful countryside surroundings, with great activities for its residents.

We are one of the largest and busiest acute Trusts in the North West of England, comprising of the Wirral's only Emergency Department. We provide a high quality range of acute care services and employ over 6,000 staff, who serve a population of approximately 400,000 people across Wirral, Ellesmere Port, Neston, North Wales and the wider North West footprint.

We have approximately 855 beds trust-wide and our financial turnover is in excess of �337m.

The Wirral is easily accessible with excellent transport links including motorway, train, bus or ferry and within easy reach to the major cities of Liverpool, Chester and Manchester as well as neighbouring North Wales.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job description for further information about the Senior Physiotherapist position available with WUTH.

Person Specification

Qualifications, Specific Experience & Training


  • Graduate Diploma or BSc Physiotherapy or equivalent qualification recognised by HCPC
  • HCPC registration
  • Minimum 18 months experience as staff grade physiotherapist
  • Appropriate experience as a qualified physiotherapist / Previous care experience
  • Core rotations in a range of areas: Respiratory (including HDU/ICU), Orthopaedics, Musculoskeletal Outpatients, Neurological Rehabilitation
  • Experience working as part of multidisciplinary team
  • Ability to work as an autonomous clinician, managing own caseload, time, using clinical reasoning and analytical skills to perform appropriate assessment, identify problems/ diagnoses


  • Member of Charted Society of Physiotherapy or similar
  • Active collection of relevant CPD in portfolio
  • High level of clinical reasoning with excellent theoretical knowledge underpinning practice
  • Demonstrate a good awareness of needs of patient and appropriate action to take
  • Demonstrate awareness of the roles of others in providing patient care and ability to work as an effective team member

Knowledge and Skills


  • Basic computer skills
  • Well developed theoretical knowledge under pinning physiotherapy practice
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Good analytical, problem solving and clinical reasoning skills


  • Knowledge and experience in hospital computer system
  • Ability to communicate within difficult circumstances and demonstrate empathetic approach to patients.
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal), analytical, problem solving skills and clinical reasoning
  • Understanding of national issues and relating them to own clinical practice

Personal Attributes


  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable in order to support others and needs of the service.
  • Good organisational skills


  • Ability to show initiative but understanding when to refer to trained staff.
  • Ability to organise own workload and administrational procedures

Employer details

Employer name

Wirral University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust


Arrowe Park Hospital

Arrowe Park Road


CH49 5PE

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