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Rotational Frailty Physiotherapist

Solent NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Do you have a passion for working within frailty and want to further develop your skills across the whole patient pathway? Do you want to work in a rotation where there are opportunities for flexible working and a proactive approach to work / life balance? Then look no further!

We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic physiotherapist aspiring to pursue a career within frailty. This is suitable for an experienced band 5 looking to develop skills at Band 6 level or for an existing band 6 physiotherapist looking to specialise.

We will offer you the opportunity to develop skills across the four pillars of practice:

Clinical - access to inhouse training, external courses and expert clinical supervision.

Research - access to quality improvement training and the wide variety of research opportunities offered by our Academy of Research and Improvement.

Education - ability to support students and undertake teaching opportunities as well

as instruction in how to deliver training effectively.

Leadership - access to a wide variety of leadership, coaching and mentor courses.

Main duties of the job

We have a comprehensive frailty rotational pathway which balances the development of specialist knowledge and skills with gaining a diverse experience in a range of care settings.

The rotation covers two organisations -- Solent NHS Trust and Portsmouth Hospital University Trust allowing you to develop skills across the whole patient pathway.

9-month rotations are split over both employing organisations and include:

*Solent Inpatient Rehab -- Spinnaker Ward

*Solent Inpatient Rehab -- Summerlee Unit

*Solent Portsmouth Rehab and Reablement Team (PRRT)

*Solent Community Physiotherapy Team

*Solent Urgent Community Response Team

*PHU Urgent Care Team -- QAH

*PHU Orthogeriatrics -- QAH ward D6

*PHU Acute Older Persons Medicine -- QAH

The service is covered over seven days and you will be required to work weekends and early and late shift patterns on certain rotations.

You must be a car driver and owner with the relevant business insurance cover and be able to use your car for work.

About us

We have been working with other local NHS Trusts to create a new organisation, bringing together all community, mental health and learning disability services from across Hampshire and Isle of Wight. Subject to approvals, the aim is for the new Trust to be formed by July 2024.Project Fusion is the name for the programme to create the new combined NHS Foundation Trust. Hampshire and Isle of Wight Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust will be bringing the services into a single organisation will result in more consistent care, more equitable access to services irrespective of postcode, and a more sustainable workforce and services. The new organisation will operate locally to ensure services can best meet the needs of different communities.The new Trust will be comprised of all the services currently provided by Solent NHS Trust and Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust, the community, mental health and learning disability services provided by Isle of Wight NHS Trust and child and adolescent mental health services delivered in parts of Hampshire by Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.Colleagues will transfer to the new organisation under Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) -- known as TUPE on 1st July 2024. TUPE is a legal process to ensure you transfer out of one organisation and into another, maintaining the terms and conditions of your employment.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • Professional UK registration e.g., HCPC
  • Degree level education or equivalent knowledge and skills gained through any combination of alternative study or employment experience
  • Post graduate training in specialty clinical skills as required for role
  • Evidence or portfolio of post graduate continued development


  • Certificate/Diploma in Management and Leadership or relevant equivalent experience



  • Evidence of Continued Professional Development (CPD)
  • Experience of staff supervision and mentorship
  • Adhere to current statutory requirements, standards, and regulations
  • Awareness of local and national agenda within the speciality


  • Experience of project management for policy development

Employer details

Employer name

Solent NHS Trust


St Mary's Community Health Campus

Milton Road




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