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Specialist Physiotherapist - Neurology

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum / pro rata
Closing date
27 Jun 2024

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Band 6
Full Time
We are looking for an experienced Physiotherapist with an interest in Neurology care, to join our friendly Therapy Team at York Hospital.

The successful, appointed candidate will be required to act as an autonomous practitioner to manage a caseload of patients with a variety of neurological conditions, providing specialist assessment and treatment to patients in a variety of service settings.

Alongside this there would be a requirement for the candidate to contribute to service and professional development, support student practice placements and supervise colleagues within the services.

If you wish to apply for this post as a Secondment opportunity, please seek permission from your current line manager before applying.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for someone who has a genuine interest in developing their skills in this diverse and challenging specialty. You should have post graduate experience in Neurology, and an awareness of complex assessment and patient-centered rehabilitation.

You will have the opportunity to develop clinical skills and knowledge, operational awareness, service improvement and leadership skills. We have an established program of clinical and managerial supervision, and we will expect the successful candidate to be proactive in their approach to development of themselves, and supportive in the development of others. Training and advice is available from Advanced Clinical Specialists who work across all sites.

The role will require you to contribute to an ever-evolving service and support changes that will facilitate excellent care in line with national guidelines. There will also be a need to support service audit and provide data for national review.

About us

Our benefits

We offer a range of benefits to support our staff including:
  • Access to the NHS Pension Scheme, providing generous benefits upon retirement, as well as a lump sum and pension for dependants
  • 27 days holiday rising to 33 days (depending on NHS Trust service)
  • A generous relocation package of up to 30% of salary (capped at �18k) to support with relocation expenses for hard to fill positions where relocation would be an expectation to undertake the role fully. If you would like to discuss a potential relocation package, please speak to the recruiting department/manager at interview stage.
  • A variety of different types of paid and unpaid leave covering emergency and planned leave
  • Confidential advice and support on personal, work, family and relationship issues, 24/7, from our Employee Assistance Programme
  • NHS Car Lease scheme and Cycle to Work scheme
  • An extensive range of learning and development opportunities
  • Discounts on restaurants, getaways, shopping, motoring, cinema and finance from a range of providers

For further information on the fantastic range of benefits we offer please visit the Trust's dedicated Staff Benefits pages.

Job description

Job responsibilities

A full description of the role is available in the attachment: job description.

Please note that if a high number of applications are received this advert may close early. You are advised to submit you application at the earliest opportunity.

Working for the Trust

Across our organisation, people are guided by values that were co-developed with staff: we are kind we are open and we pursue excellence.

Our values play into our ambition to develop a more diverse workforce, truly representative of our communities. We welcome applications from everyone, while working with our Staff Networks - including our Race Equality, LGBTQ+, Disability and Carers Networks - to increase the number of applications we receive from different backgrounds. If there is anything we can do to make our application process more accessible to you, please contact:

As part of seeking to become more inclusive, we will consider requests for flexible working from the start of your employment. It may not be suitable for every role, but we will try and be supportive where we can. We would encourage you to speak to the recruiting manager named within this advert to discuss any requirements you may have.

Armed Forces Friendly Employer

We are holders of the Gold Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme, which is helping actively promote SaBRE - Supporting Britains Reservists and Employers. This means that we have made a statement of intent to support all Defence personnel, including with applications for employment.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements

Our Trust continues to strongly encourage our staff to be vaccinated against COVID19, this remains our best defence to protect our patients, ourselves and everyone else.

Person Specification

Education, Qualifications and Training


  • HCPC Registered Physiotherapist
  • Evidence of relevant post graduate CPD activities


  • Evidence of recognised post graduate training within Neurology care and rehabilitation
  • Practice placement supervisor qualification

Experience & Knowledge Required


  • Experience in a relevant junior role, including the management of a range of conditions, with evidence of additional knowledge acquired through formal and informal training and supervision
  • Evidence of ability to manage complex clinical presentations
  • Experience in assessment and provision of specialist equipment
  • Experience in delivering clinical treatment within Neurology
  • Awareness of current issues in health care Standards of Professional Practice


  • Experience in the use of outcome measures to evaluate clinical treatment
  • Developed / Specialist clinical skills within relevant area
  • Experience of training/supporting others (including students) within specialist clinical area
  • Delivery of relevant audit/research projects

Skills & Attributes


  • Ability to organise and prioritise
  • Ability to demonstrate appropriate engagement with others and understanding of the impact of good and poor communication
  • Ability to work as an effective member of multidisciplinary team
  • Ability to present information, written and verbally in a clear and logical manner


  • Ability to use different communication methods and styles, relevant to specialty
  • Evidence of personal development in relevant area

Employer details

Employer name

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


York Hospital

Wigginton Road


YO31 8HE

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