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IRS Senior Physiotherapist

NELFT North East London Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum (Plus HCAS) pro-rata
Closing date
26 Jun 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
IRS Senior Physiotherapist X2 Roles Available.

1st Role for Full Time 37.5 hours a week

2nd Role for Part Time 30 hours a week

Band 5 looking to progress your career? Are you a Band 6 looking for a new exciting opportunity? We are seeking a motivated and dynamic Band 6 Physiotherapist with a passion for general physical rehabilitation to work within NELFT's London based Intensive Rehabilitation Service (IRS).

The IRS is a large multidisciplinary community team which offers an alternative to hospital bed-based rehabilitation, supporting patients to recover at home within their own environment. The IRS work closely with the Inpatient rehabilitation services and acute partners to enable early facilitated discharges whilst supporting patients through an intensive rehabilitation programme. As part of the Band 6 team within IRS, you will manage your own caseload of community patients as well as help support the other therapists in IRS, providing training, supervision and joint sessions.

There is an expectation to join the weekend rota and late shifts (12-8pm).

Main duties of the job

The main responsibilities of the post holder are:

1. To work flexibly and assist in effective and efficient delivery of the service.

2. To prioritise workload, delegate and to supervise more junior staff including support staff and students, to aid provision of high standards of patient care.

3. To assess the Physiotherapy needs of a defined patient group and establish and evaluate appropriate treatment plans. This includes chronic, acute and palliative care within own competencies, recognising own limitations and seeking advice when necessary.

4. To monitor, evaluate and modify treatment for patients with multiple pathologies in order to measure progress and ensure effectiveness of treatment.

5. To select and apply Physiotherapy assessments for a designated caseload, addressing any skill deficits, enabling patients in the areas of productivity, self and leisure.

About us

COVID-19 Vaccination

We continue to encourage all staff to ensure that they have been double vaccinated and received their booster. We recognise that taking the vaccine provides the best defence against COVID 19 for our patients, our staff and their families.

Probationary Period

This post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).

Starting with NELFT

NELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust. All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction of up to two weeks which will include mandatory training, systems training and the allocation of equipment. As part of the process, new starters will have the opportunity to also meet the executive team, senior managers and attend a number of drop in sessions focusing on engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes. The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham, Essex.

High Cost Area Supplement - London

This post also attracts payment for High-Cost Area Supplement of 15% of the basic salary (minimum payment of �4,313 and a maximum payment of �5,436).

Job description

Job responsibilities

We can offer excellent work - life balance and benefits including:

Protected CPD time with a diverse In Service Training Programme

Regular supervision

NHS pension

Close transport links into London
  • Opportunity for service development and audit
  • Flexibility within our 7 day working services
  • Agile working devices to support community based working

If you are interested in coming to work for NELFT and meet our criteria we would we would welcome your application.

Please see the attached job description and person specification for more information about this role and working at North East London NHS Foundation Trust. We encourage you to refer closely to this when completing your application.

We welcome your application even if you do not meet all the criteria listed in the person specification. Any development needs to help you succeed in the role, can be discussed at the interview stage.

Person Specification



  • BSc Physio
  • HCPC registration



  • NHS experience as B5/6 Physiotherapist
  • Previous experience in clinical governance and clinical audit and the implications to the service


  • Previous experience with community based rehabilitation



  • Basic awareness of IT and IT skills
  • Demonstrate ability to work as an effective team member with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrates ability to work in partnership with patients, families and other health care providers.



  • Ability to carry out moderate physical manual handling throughout the day as part of clinical duties.
  • To be aware of and demonstrate the Trust Values
  • Ability to travel efficiently and effectively across all sites within NELFT

Employer details

Employer name

NELFT North East London Foundation Trust


Block 8, Goodmayes Hospital

Barley Lane



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