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Junior Physiotherapist

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
North Shields
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
25 Jun 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for applicants interested in working for Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust at Band 5 level across a variety of rotations which includes: Respiratory, Orthopaedics, Care of the elderly, Front of House, Stroke and Musculo-skeletal outpatients. Experience will be gained within uni-professional, as well as multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary working. Staff may rotate between all Trust sites.

The physiotherapy service operates 24 hours per day across 7 days. This is currently supported by an early, day and late shift pattern along with night shift and on-call cover for respiratory physiotherapy led NIV service at NSECH.

Main duties of the job

  • To maintain a high standard of clinical record keeping in accordance with CSP guidelines and trust wide physiotherapy standards for documentation.
  • To attend ward rounds or departmental meetings as appropriate.
  • To attend relevant post graduate lectures and in-service training to consolidate undergraduate knowledge and increase skills appropriate to each rotation.
  • To become competent in the provision of the emergency management of respiratory care.
  • To participate in the emergency evening, extended working day, weekend and bank holiday rotas for respiratory care (including critical care and incorporating non-invasive ventilation).
  • To participate in the seven-day working and Bank Holiday rota for inpatient services.

About us

We manage three major locality hospitals at North Tyneside, Wansbeck and Hexham, plus a number of smaller community hospitals and clinics from Tynemouth to Berwick on Tweed, covering one of the largest geographical areas of any NHS trust in the country. Leading in innovation and quality - opening a state of the art Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital, the first of its kind in England. Do you want to work in one of the best performing NHS organisations in England? Work in an organisation that supports its staff and focuses on staff experience as much as it does the experience of its patients? You can live and breathe in an area that has the cleanest air, cost effective living, great nightlife, some of the best schools with a wealth of history available on your doorstep. Sound too good to be true? Well it isn't, this is what you get when you work for Northumbria Healthcare, this is the Northumbria Way! Please read 'applicant guidance notes' before submitting your application.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To assess and treat an independent physiotherapy caseload.
  • To work as part of the physiotherapy team under the supervision of senior physiotherapy staff.
  • The rotational element of the role consolidates under graduate skills and knowledge across arange of therapeutic modalities
  • To role model compassionate and inclusive leadership in order to shape the creation of acollective leadership culture within the trust. This means demonstrating a consistent leadershipstyle which (a) engages, enables and empowers others (b) uses coaching to promoteownership of learning and quality improvement and (c) facilitates team working andcollaboration within team / departments and across organisational boundaries.

Person Specification



  • o BSC Honours degree in Physiotherapy or equivalent
  • o Registered Physiotherapist with the Health Professionals Council.
  • o Evidence of continued professional development through self-directed learning and in-service training record.

Employer details

Employer name

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


North Tyneside General Hospital

Rake Lane

North Shields

NE29 8NH

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