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Senior Physiotherapist

Barts Health NHS Trust
£49,178 to £55,492 per annum inc
Closing date
27 Jun 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
A new opportunity to join our therapy team who proudly demonstrate WE CARE values under the vision of:

To be the heart of NEL, empowering people to live their best life, committed to innovative development of our staff and services with transparency. Think of us as part of your caring family as we are proud to be one.

We are recruiting an experienced B6 or B7 physiotherapist who can co-lead the physiotherapy input into the acute medicine wards at Whipps Cross hospital. You will lead the integrated team of PTs & support workers. The Medince Division includes medicine and older people's services under one clinical lead. The successful candidate will work with the other B7 therapists in the division to further develop therapy provision & standards.

Applicants will need to hold current HCPC registration, have broad clinical skills including recent acute experience in the NHS or similar health service at senior level. There is a strong commitment to staff training, service improvement and support for leadership.

There is a rostered service to ensure 7-day provision between 8am - 6pm. The postholder would be rostered for weekend working but no more frequent than 1 in 4 weekends with time off in lieu during the week.

Main duties of the job

To play a major and specialist role in the advanced assessment, treatment, clinical management and discharge planning of patients admitted to the medical wards determining clinical diagnosis, functional deficits, treatment programs and discharge planning.

To take a proactive, positive risk taking approach with advanced risk assessment skills in discharge planning and support the less experienced therapists to do the same.

To have advanced respiratory skills to manage patients appropriately and to impart this knowledge to less experienced physiotherapists.

To complete assessment, management and discharge plans for patient across the speciality and support the clinical leads in providing training and support for other therapy staff and the MDT.

To be dynamic in developing efficient and effective physiotherapy working processes to assist in producing a fully multi-professional team approach and to lead on the development of the team in line with team objectives.

To work with the clinical lead physiotherapists to develop the service to best meet changing health and social care agendas.

The post holder is responsible for the physiotherapy team and jointly responsible for the assistant staff within medicine

About us

Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain's leading healthcare providers.

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment.

Job description

Job responsibilities

We are dedicated to being an outstanding place to work and will work with you to get the best experience. We know flexible working is not a one size fits all and will mean something different to everyone. We are inclusive, so if you are interested in flexible working, please speak to the recruiting manager.

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience, and knowledge required. For both documents, please view the attachment/s below.

Person Specification



  • Degree in Physiotherapy
  • Current registration as a physiotherapist with the Health Care
  • Professions Council (HCPC)


  • Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP)



  • Extensive post registration experience working in an acute hospital setting in the NHS or similar health service
  • Experience in working within a transdisciplinary environment
  • Experience working as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Experience and confidence working within a high pressured and fast paced environment
  • Experience supervising and appraising staff and students
  • Experience of audit / research
  • Documented evidence of CPD, in accordance with HCPC recommendations



  • Good knowledge of current best practice in physiotherapy within acute hospital care settings
  • Good knowledge of best practice in physiotherapy for medicine, neurology, orthopaedic, frailty and pain management
  • In depth knowledge of national policies and procedures relevant to client group
  • Understand legal responsibilities of the profession & associated code of ethics



  • Specialist therapy clinical skills in acute assessment of patients with a variety of complex pathologies
  • Transdisciplinary therapy assessment skills
  • Ability to take a proactive approach to assessment and discharge planning
  • Ability to lead & motivate a team
  • Understanding & application of risk management
  • Ability to pass on knowledge & deliver training both internally within profession & externally to other staff groups
  • Ability to organise, prioritise, & delegate, and to support other staff in this
  • IM& T skills
  • Ability to deal challenging situations and with emotional / aggressive patients / carers
  • Able to demonstrate resilience
  • Be able to demonstrate flexibility and reliability



  • Able to participate in respiratory on call rota
  • Ability to work early & late shifts & weekend working
  • Ability to present information both orally and written in a clear and logical manner


  • Member of special interest group relevant to the post

Employer details

Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust


Whipps Cross Hospital


E11 1NR

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