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Specialist Physiotherapist - Neurosurgery

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
26 Jun 2024

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Band 6
Part Time
Due to a maternity leave, an exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced and skilled Physiotherapist to join our Neurosurgical therapy team for a 12 month period.

We are looking for a motivated, dedicated and innovative individual who is eager to expand their knowledge in the field of neurology and more specifically neurosurgery, who has a passion for assessing and treating complex neurological patients. You would see a variety of patients and lead by example with your passion for improving clinical outcomes and care provision. This is a really exciting time for our service as we continue to develop and implement change, innovation and service delivery.

Main duties of the job

You will manage a highly complex caseload of patients as a specialist in the holistic assessment of the needs of neurosurgical patients during their inpatient admission. Additionally, you will have significant experience in the management of patients with tracheotomies.

You will be required to deliver training in your own discipline, as well as contribute to the training of other disciplines within the team. You will be an integral participant of the service development, audit and QI initiatives.

You will need to be an excellent team player good leadership skills and significant experience of supervising staff /students are essential criteria. You should have demonstrable post registration experience, ideally working at a Band 6 level, in both acute and community Neurosurgical or neurological settings.

You will be expected to contribute to the weekend working service at Salford Royal Hospital and the on-call respiratory service.

We place a large focus on team development, creating a safe and supportive environment and work to the Trust Values at all times. You will be well supported by the Operational/Professional Lead, the Lead PTs and the Lead therapists in the service and the wider Physiotherapy workforce.

Don't miss this opportunity to be part of a large, friendly and supportive team with all the benefits of working for an Outstanding Trust.

About us

Salford Care Organisation is part of the Northern Care Alliance, one of the largest NHS organisations in the country. A place with an outstanding reputation. Salford is the place which is taking bold, pioneering steps towards delivering a world class, fully integrated care system for adults. Twice rated Outstanding by the CQC, Salford Care Organisation is responsible for delivering a range of community and primary care services and specialist services to Greater Manchester and beyond.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about working at the Northern Care Alliance within the attached Candidate Information Pack or by visiting our careers website:

In line with the Trusts Single Equality Scheme we welcome applications from everyone irrespective of ethnic origin, disability, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, religion, marital status, social back ground or trade union membership. However, as members of ethnicity minority groups and individuals with disabilities are currently under-represented at this level of post, we would encourage applications from members of these groups. Appointment will be based on merit alone.

Person Specification

Qualifications / registration


  • Degree in Physiotherapy
  • HCPC registered in Physiotherapy


  • Masters level studying in area of speciality (complete or Modules)
  • Member of the CSP



  • Significant experience of working at Band 5 or Band 6 level or above within acute or community relevant to Neurosurgery
  • Undertaken significant postgraduate training in area of specialty
  • Experience of working in an MDT
  • Evidence of effective communication skills with patients with altered cognition and barriers to communication
  • Evidence of respiratory skills and ability to work patients with tracheostomies
  • Evidence of autonomous decision making in an acute neurological setting
  • Evidence of assessing and treating a wide variety of patients in a complex Neurosurgical clinical setting



  • Evidence of advanced assessment and treatment of neurological /neurosurgical related conditions within a clinical setting
  • Strong evidence of supervision / competent clinical educator in a clinical setting


  • Evidence of quality improvement work or Service development within a clinical setting

Employer details

Employer name

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust


Salford Royal Hospital

Stott Lane


M6 8HD

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