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Senior Specialist Physiotherapist Medicine

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 Per annum (pro rata)
Closing date
6 Jul 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced, dynamic and enthusiastic Physiotherapist to join our Acute Medical Therapy Team. The post holder will be employed as a Senior Specialist Physiotherapist leading a team of Physiotherapists and Assistants on the Acute Medical wards at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

The Acute Medical wards at James Cook University Hospital comprises Respiratory, Renal, General Medicine, Cardiology, Endocrinology/Diabetes and Infectious Disease.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be expected to have substantial experience in the management of both acute medical patients and patients with long term conditions across a variety of specialities and to also have relevant post graduate study, ideally at Masters level. The successful candidate must be forward thinking and proactive so evidence of leadership training and experience is desirable alongside any evidence of leading service improvement.

This post offers development in clinical and leadership skills and the post holder will be supported to attend relevant post graduate courses. We have an established and comprehensive training programme and our staff are encouraged and supported in their CPD through workshops, clinical supervision and the appraisal process. There is also an expectation to actively participate in audit and research and the Hospital has close links with both the University of Teesside and Durham University.

Please note this post will close at sufficient applicants.

About us

Leadership and Improvement Training

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust offers leadership and improvement training to all new staff to the Trust this training programme has been designed to support our leaders in developing their understanding of leadership and management skills. You will be expected to attend the leadership development programme, and the Quality Improvement Programme that the Trust delivers. This programme aims to

Explore leadership within the NHS

Promote Trust Values and Behaviours

Develop your Leadership effectiveness and skills

Practitioner level in quality improvement, equipping you with the skills to champion, lead and complete quality improvement within your role

After you complete this four and a half days of training you will be able to explore further leadership and improvement training opportunities, we offer further in-house courses dependent upon your role and bitesize programmes and leadership apprenticeships at level 3,5 and 7.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Details of the full job description and person specification are available to view when you click to apply for the vacancy and click on the about this job link and the documents will be attached at the bottom of the screen.

Person Specification



  • BSC or Equivalent in Physiotherapy
  • HCPC registered
  • Completed or willing to work towards an MSc if available or relevant post graduate courses at masters level



  • Basic IT skills
  • Demonstrates analytical skills and judgement when dealing with the Therapy management of complex clients
  • Theoretical knowledge and applied clinical practice in area of medical therapy
  • Good understanding of NHS policy and guidance


  • Project Management experience



  • Experience in specialism at band 6 level including work as a Senior Rotational Physiotherapist in a variety of specialties including respiratory care.
  • Demonstrates experience of supervision and teaching more junior staff, students and other members of the MDT
  • Evidence of relevant post graduate courses


  • Member of Specific Interest Group
  • Team leadership experience

Employer details

Employer name

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


The James Cook University Hospital

Marton Road



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