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Band 6 Static Specialist Physiotherapist

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 Per annum inclusive
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
This post requires a skilled and experienced inpatient Physiotherapist who is looking for an opportunity to specialize in Acute Respiratory, Critical Care & Surgery within a large Teaching Acute Care Trust.

You will be working within a team of Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and Therapy Assistants who pride themselves in providing high quality care to the Critical Care (including Neurosurgical Critical Care), Respiratory and Surgical wards.

Surgical specialties that you will encounter include General Abdominal, Colorectal, Upper GI, Vascular (including acute Amputees) and ENT. In addition to this you may be required to provide relief cover to Neurosurgical Critical Care and Paediatrics.

Our service is based across two hospital sites, King George Hospital (KGH) and Queens Hospital (QH), therefore you should have the flexibility to work cross-site as required. In addition, you will actively participate in the respiratory oncall rota and in the rota to provide a 7-day service across both sites.

You must have excellent communication skills, be a good team player and have the ability to work under reasonable pressure within a multi-professional environment. You must also possess the desire to review current practices and the ability to help influence and promote change that will lead to advancement in patient care in line with the Trust's aims and vision.

Main duties of the job

To provide a high standard of physiotherapy service, facilitating and maximising patient potential within the service boundaries

To participate in the static ARCCS band 6 rotation which involves working across the Trust (King George Hospital and Queens Hospital) in a range of settings including acute respiratory, critical care, surgery, and vascular ward areas. Alongside your general critical care rotation, you will be required to cover paediatrics with support of the paediatric band 7 Physiotherapists. Additionally, you will also have a rotation through neuro critical care.

To fulfil a teaching and supervisory role with peers, junior staff, and students on placement

About us

We provide care for the residents of three diverse London boroughs. Most of our 7,800 permanent staff live in Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge and the majority are from black, Asian and minority ethnic groups. We also provide healthcare services to people in south west Essex, and specialist neurosciences services to the whole of the county.

Our services include all the major specialties of large acute hospitals and we operate from two main sites - King George Hospital in Goodmayes and Queen's Hospital in Romford. We have two of the busiest emergency departments in London - more than 300,000 people visited our A& Es in 2023. We also provide outpatient services at Brentwood Community Hospital, Barking Community Hospital, Loxford Polyclinic, and Harold Wood Polyclinic.

We're pleased to be leading the way in reducing the time our patients wait to get the treatment they need. The Elective Surgical Hub at King George Hospital is one of eight to be accredited as part of a national scheme the Care Quality Commission has raised the ratings forurgent and emergency careat Queen's and King George hospitals anddata released by NHS Englandshowed that the Trust was the most improved in 2023 for reducing waits for emergency care.

We are particularly proud of our regional Neurosciences Centre Radiotherapy Centre Hyper Acute Stroke Unit and dedicated breast care service at King George Hospital. We're also part of the North East London Cancer Alliance.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will have good networking skills and be familiar with current legislations and other relevant factors affecting change in the NHS. You should have experience in managing critically unwell patients, respiratory patients, and surgical patients.

For further information on this role, please see the attached detailed Job Description and Person Specification.

The person specification listed below is not the full specification requirements for the role. Please ensure you review the full specification on the job description prior to submitting your application.

Applicants are advised to read all the information on the advert and the supporting information before completing and submitting an application. As you complete your application please ensure you clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria in the person specification for this post by adequately completing the supporting information section of the application form.

All new staff appointed at the Trust are subject to a probationary period.

Applications should be made online, however, queries regarding the application process, assistance with completion of the application form or if you require any adjustments (for applicants with a disability) please contact Amanda Vickers, Recruitment Advisor, on 01708 435000 ext. 5926. Further details regarding the post may be obtained by contacting the manager as per the contact details above.

Person Specification

Education & Qualification


  • Degree/Diploma in Physiotherapy
  • H.C.P.C. Registration


  • Post graduate clinical training

Experience & Knowledge


  • To have broad clinical experience of complex patients during rotations in an acute hospital setting


  • Experience in leading a team in the absence of senior support.
  • Clinical experience in Neurosurgical and Vascular surgeries including amputees.

Skills & abilities


  • Ability to work without supervision

Employer details

Employer name

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust


Queen's Hospital

Rom Valley Way



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