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Inpatient Physiotherapist

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per Annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
Are you passionate about working with Older People?

Are you able to work flexibly and holistically in a caring and patient-centred environment?

We have an exciting opportunity for a physiotherapist within the Mental Health Services for Older People (MHSOP) Care Group who has these values.

Main duties of the job

Working across sites at Highbury Hospital (NG6) & Blossomwood (NG17)

Our inpatient wards provide multi-disciplinary assessments and treatments for people of any age suffering from dementia and those people over the age of 65 years who are experiencing mental health problems.

Having a positive attitude towards working with people with mental health problems is essential. It is not essential to have worked in this environment previously - there will be opportunity to grow and expand your mental health skills being supported by dedicated senior staff including a Physiotherapy Clinical Specialist.

Role of Physiotherapy
  • Sitting within an Allied Health Professional (AHP) Team including Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy, Dietetics & Support Staff.
  • Working within the AHP and larger inpatient multi-disciplinary team.
  • Falls risk assessment and implementing plans to decrease risk of falling.
  • Assessment of functional mobility.
  • Occasional home visits.
  • Assessing the requirement for mobility aids.
  • Advise on ways to increase stamina/exercise tolerance/fitness.
  • Formulating and implementing treatment plans.
  • Assessment and treatment of specific musculoskeletal complaints.
  • Assessment and treatment/management of physical problems related to neurological conditions.
  • Assessment and treatment/management of respiratory conditions.
  • To encourage and facilitate regular physical activity to benefit physical and mental health and well-being.
  • To refer to other services as appropriate.

About us

Nottinghamshire Healthcare employs over 10,000 colleagues who help #MakeADifference every day. We provide intellectual disability, mental health, community health, forensic and offender healthcare services across Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire. Care is delivered from over 120 sites within the community from acute settings and across low, medium and high secure environments including prisons.

As one of the largest mental health and community trusts in the East Midlands and one of the biggest employers in Nottinghamshire. We are also home to national and regional services such as the National High Secure Deaf Service and the Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health.

We are committed to flexible and agile working, including the opportunity to join our bank.

Your health and wellbeing is our priority and as such we invest significantly in this via our in-house Occupational Health Service, Staff Counselling Service and Health and Wellbeing Team.

We offer a number of employee-led staff networks, including Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) groups, our Green Champions Network, Freedom to Speak Up Network. Health and Wellbeing Champions Network and Menopause Champions. We provide care to a diverse range of communities and are passionate about supporting diversity and inclusion in the Trust.

If you believe in our values of Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork, then we would love to hear from you!


Job description

Job responsibilities

To provide physiotherapy to individuals with mental health needs including dementia who are referred to the service.

To ensure a high-quality physiotherapy service is provided through multi-disciplinary, multi-agency working. To carry out specialist assessment, goal setting, implementation of treatment programmes and evaluation which seek to work in partnership with service users and their carers in a recovery and positive risk-taking approach.

To represent and promote the specialist role of physiotherapy within the team including involvement with service planning and development.

Professional support will be provided by the Physiotherapy Clinical Specialist and AHP Lead.

The post holder will link into the wider physiotherapy network in Nottingham and will work cooperatively with colleagues to ensure high quality service provision and gain opportunities for support and continual professional development opportunities.

To contribute to the supervision of band 5 rotational physiotherapist and support staff working on the wards.

To contribute to the supervision and clinical support of physiotherapy students on placement in the service.

Person Specification

Qualifications - Academic / Professional memberships


  • BSc Hons Physiotherapy or equivalent
  • Current HCPC registration


  • Member of Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
  • Formal accreditation for student practice placement education

Contractual requirements


  • Requirement to work across sites and occasional requirement to visit different sites across the county including home visits.

Physical Requirements


  • There is a frequent requirement to exert moderate physical effort for several short periods per working day.
  • Able to undertake rehabilitation and moving and handling activities with clients and equipment.

Knowledge and Experience


  • A working knowledge of a range of physiotherapy assessments and interventions.
  • Experience of multidisciplinary team working
  • Knowledge of the issues associated with people who are experiencing mental health difficulties.
  • Evidence of strong commitment to team and partnership working
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, written, verbal and electronic
  • Experience of audit


  • Clinical experience in working with people with mental health issues
  • Experience of working within mental health services
  • A positive attitude towards people with mental health needs
  • A positive view of risk taking.



  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Sound judgement and decision making skills
  • The ability to problem solve
  • Keyboard skills and ability to use a range of IT
  • Ability to prioritise workload
  • Motivational skills


  • Clinical Supervision skills
  • Understanding of appropriate national and local drivers

Values & Behaviours


  • All colleagues are expected to demonstrate that they act in line with Nottinghamshire Healthcare Foundation Trust Values - Trust Honesty Respect Compassion Teamwork
  • All colleagues are expected to demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) and how it applies to their role



  • Evidence of CPD

Employer details

Employer name

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Highbury Hospital

Highbury Road



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