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Specialist Physiotherapist

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
19 Jun 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Planned Therapy South Sefton service provides therapy and rehabilitation in patients homes. We aim to promote independence and improve quality of life for people with physical problems caused by accidents, ageing, disease or disability. These include respiratory conditions, orthopaedic and musculoskeletal conditions, mobility issues, neurological conditions and those receiving palliative care.

We're looking for an experienced physiotherapist to join our multidisciplinary team across South Sefton. If you're motivated, with therapy experience and skills, a passion to be part this service, and share our aim for perfect care, we'd like to hear from you.

The role involves working in Planned therapy South Sefton team to provide support to our patients in their homes and other community settings, which will enable you to develop skills and flourish within your career. If this interests you, come and join our fantastic team.

We're a very supportive team with physiotherapists, occupational therapists and assistant practitioners.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be expected to effectively manage a caseload of patient's co-morbidities as an autonomous practitioner, using evidence based patient centred principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions of the patient group. The post holder will provide leadership for junior staff, when appropriate, through supervision and appraisal. The post holder will participate in planning, development and evaluation of services provided, holding responsibility for defined service improvement projects.

The post holder will take a holistic approach in the assessment and treatment of patients, being responsible for the provision of appropriate, high quality therapy and care to a caseload which may be of a complex nature, using the appropriate model of care and evidenced based practice.

About us

Mersey Care is one of the largest trusts providing physical health and mental health services in the North West, serving more than 1.4 million people across our region and are also commissioned for services that cover the North West, North Wales and the Midlands.

We offer specialist inpatient and community services that support physical and mental health and specialist inpatient mental health, learning disability, addiction and brain injury services. Mersey Care is one of only three trusts in the UK that offer high secure mental health facilities.

At the heart of all we do is our commitment to 'perfect care' - care that is safe, effective, positively experienced, timely, equitable and efficient. We support our staff to do the best job they can and work alongside service users, their families, and carers to design and develop future services together. We're currently delivering a programme of organisational and service transformation to significantly improve the quality of the services we provide and safely reduce cost as we do so.

Flexible working requests will be considered for all roles.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Responsible for the provision of appropriate, high-quality care to a defined specialist caseload.

Responsible for workload planning and delegation of work to other team members, taking into account competence levels.

Undertake holistic assessments of need for the patient and family, which may be highly complex, using the appropriate model of care and evidence-based practice.

Provide advice to patients, clients, and carers on a wide range of health issues to include health promotion, lifestyle advice and health care.

Ensure that the team provides a high-quality clinical service to its clients by participation in caseload and clinical supervision.

In conjunction with the team leader, develop new ways of working to provide a responsive service to patients with both planned and unplanned care needs.

Develop partnerships and joint working within other agencies as appropriate

Maintain registration in line with professional bodies.

Clinically lead, direct, mentor and support the team.

Support the team leader in the development of caseload management across the local health economy.

Acts as an advocate and champion for patients and/or clients.

Act as a role model to team members and students so that patients/clients receive the most effective care possible.

Contribute to the development of policy and services to reflect the needs of the local neighbourhood population.

Participate in the development, implementation, and monitoring of the clinical team contract/objectives.

Provide information to the team leader on staff and patient/client activity as requested, to enable the effective management of the team.

Support the team leader in the implementation of practice development, improvement, and service modernisation initiatives.

Support the team leader by monitoring and recording sickness and absence, capability, and other issues within the team, reporting them as soon as possible.

In conjunction with other caseload holders, provide day-to-day supervision and support for the team.

Support the team leader in providing induction to the local working environment, clinical services and policies for new team members and students.

Undertake personal development plans with other members of the team, as delegated by the team leader.

Communicate with the multi-disciplinary team to provide best outcomes for patients/clients.

Participate in individual and group supervision.

Monitor record keeping within the team and inform the team leader of any issues.

This includes record keeping and improving clinical competency. Support the implementation of any initiatives to improve quality within the clinical governance framework.

Participate in patient satisfaction reporting to improve patient care.

Work with the team leader to ensure achievement of your own personal development plan.

Maintain up to date knowledge and competence in line with professional and service requirements and demonstrate critical thinking, decision-making and reflective skills to ensure own professional development.

Support the Team Leader in creating an environment in which learning, and practice development is fostered, evaluated, and disseminated.

Facilitate effective learning within the area of practice for all students and practitioners.

Facilitate pre and post registration student placements within the team.

Mentor and assess pre-registration students.

Participation in clinical audits and research, as required.

The post holder shall as necessary provide cover for and undertake duties of absent colleagues.

Person Specification



  • Registered Professional
  • Teaching/mentorship qualification or equivalent or equivalent work-based experience


  • Clinical Examination



  • Demonstrable post registration/qualification experience in the identified specialised field of physiotherapy
  • Experience of successful multiagency working
  • Demonstrable experience in relevant area of specialised physiotherapy practice or equivalent
  • Evidence of CPD/Short courses
  • Awareness of current national and local agenda in health and social care
  • Understanding of partnership working
  • Understanding of the principles of care management
  • Awareness of factors that contribute to good health and the importance of promoting these in line with organisational public health policy
  • Evidence of being able to communicate complex information and advice on healthcare to patients/clients, carers and colleagues


  • Management and clinical leadership experience



  • Excellent communication, organisational and interpersonal skills
  • Risk assessment skills
  • Ability to travel to work across boundaries
  • Self-management and motivation skills
  • IT literate



  • Continuous Improvement
  • Accountability
  • Respectfulness
  • Enthusiasm
  • Support
  • High professional standards
  • Responsive to service users
  • Engaging leadership style
  • Strong customer service belief
  • Transparency and honesty
  • Discreet
  • Change oriented

Employer details

Employer name

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust


Litherland Town Hall

Field Lane Road Litherland



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