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Senior Physiotherapist- Neurology

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

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Band 6
Full Time
We are very excited to offer a fixed term position to cover maternity leave in our neuro team for a Senior Physiotherapist as part of the rehabilitation service at the Clatterbridge Rehabilitation centre. The role is a Band 6 role working 37.5 hours per week. This includes weekend working and working across services of rehabilitation, acute neuro and early supported discharges.

The Centre provides rehabilitation services to Wirral residents following stroke and we are a spoke for Wirral, East & West Cheshire, Shropshire and North Wales for the Cheshire and Mersey Rehabilitation Network. You will require post graduate experience in neurological rehabilitation and relevant experience at Band 5 and or Band 6 level.

The post holder will provide specialist assessment and intervention for people following stroke, acquired brain injury and other neurological conditions.

We operate an integrated therapy service where occupational therapists and physiotherapists work together to optimise people's outcomes following onset of neurological pathology. You will require excellent communication skills (including competence utilising supported communication techniques), be able to demonstrate a high level of clinical reasoning and be able to case manage patients with complex needs.

You will join an enthusiastic, supportive team with training and supervision from Band 7 staff.

The fixed term post is for a period of 6 months.

Main duties of the job

  • To communicate effectively with staff, patients, relatives and carers and other agencies regarding care and treatment in order to co-ordinate care and to ensure effective and appropriate planning and delivery of treatment.
  • To be line-managed by an AHP Team Leader.
  • To maintain good working relationships with all other staff involved in patient care.
  • To establish a rapport with patients in order to gain their compliance with treatment programmes.
  • To communicate effectively with patients and adapt approach where there maybe barriers to understanding eg deaf, confusion.
  • To be a caring, responsible member of the AHP service and to take a full part in the life of the department.
  • The post holder is managed by AHP Team Leader , but has the freedom to act, regarding patient care, guided by protocols and guidelines for conduct. The results/ outcomes of treatment / performance are assessed at agreed intervals through the supervision / appraisal process.
  • To be responsible for organising and planning own caseload to meet service and patient priorities.
  • To undertake a comprehensive assessment of patients including those with diverse or complex presentations/multi-pathologies use developed clinical reasoning skills and manual assessment techniques to provide an accurate diagnosis of their condition.

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 Job overview & 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
  • 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


  • Member of Charted Society of Physiotherapy or similar

Knowledge and Skills


  • Basic computer skills

Qualifications, Specific Experience & Training


  • Ability to work as an autonomous clinician, managing own caseload, time, using clinical reasoning and analytical skills to perform appropriate assessment, identify problems/ diagnoses.
  • Experience working as part of multidisciplinary team


  • 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


  • 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


CH49 5PE

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