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Specialist Physiotherapist - Neurorehabilitation

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and motivated Specialist Physiotherapist to join the Neuro-Rehab team based at Colchester Hospital. There is one permanent role and one fixed term role (until 31st March 2025) available.

We are an established and respected multi-disciplinary outpatient and community team providing long-term management for people with a variety of neurological conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, Motor Neuron Disease and traumatic brain injury. The team consists of Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Psychologists, a Specialist Nurse, and Rehabilitation Assistants. We work closely with many other agencies including the voluntary sector to provide person centred care.

You will be an excellent communicator with knowledge and experience of working with people with neurological conditions/ community working.

The post is based in the Neurological Rehabilitation Department at Colchester General Hospital. Due to the community working and community clinics a car owner and driver is essential.

Please call the team if you have any questions or if you would like to arrange a visit on 01206742469.

Main duties of the job

To be responsible for providing specialist assessment, treatment, and advice to patients with highly complex conditions in primary and secondary care settings.

To carry out risk assessments and provide specialist advice to other members of the multi-disciplinary team as well as members of all other teams on specialist aspects of manual handling in relation to individual patient care and treatment of neurology patients.

To ensure appropriate integrated pathways of care and communication via liaison and referral to other agencies both internal and external to the Trust as required.

To be competent to work as an autonomous practitioner managing own workload in neurology, including patients with highly specialist needs.

To participate in delivering specialist training and supervision of junior staff, assistants, and students.

To deputise for Clinical Leads in their absence.

About us

We are ESNEFT and we provide hospital and community health services to almost one million people across east Suffolk and north Essex. Our dedicated staff deliver care from acute hospitals in Colchester and Ipswich, community hospitals, surgeries, community clinics and in patients' own homes.

We are one of the largest NHS organisations in England, employing more than 12,000 staff.

We pride ourselves on supporting our staff. We offer a wide range of training and development opportunities, as well as flexible working options.

Along with supporting you to achieve your career goals we offer a generous pension scheme, unsocial hours payments (where applicable), 27 days annual leave on commencement (pro rata) and access to a range of NHS discounts. Our Staff Health and Wellbeing programme offer a variety of services.

Our philosophy is that Time Matters to everyone. Across the Trust, we concentrate on improving the things we do and removing those which cause time delays for our staff and patients.

We are investing in our commitment to Time Matters with a partnership with leading electronic patient record (EPR) supplier Epic. This digital transformation will bring what's widely regarded as the world's best EPR system to ESNEFT, transforming life in hospital for staff and patients.

If you are passionate about patient care and want to develop your skills and knowledge, then we want to hear from you.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details of theresponsibilitiesand dutiesof this role please see the attached job description.

Person Specification



  • oRegistered physiotherapist with HCPC
  • oProfessional knowledge and Skills acquired through a combination of formal training, short courses and experience to degree level or equivalent
  • oRelevant post qualification training through short courses and/or further study and experience for example splinting and injections, working towards post graduate level of study


  • oRegistered member of Chartered Society of physiotherapy
  • oRecognised registered qualification and further courses and experience relevant to role



  • oSubstantial post registration experience working at Band 5 level in core rotations e.g. Musculoskeletal, Neurology, Respiratory
  • oCompetencies relevant to specialism
  • oExperience of working within a multidisciplinary / interdisciplinary team


  • oExperience of working as a Band 6
  • oExperience of research/audit methodology

Employer details

Employer name

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust





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