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Advanced Rehabilitation Specialist Physiotherapist

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Band 7 Physiotherapist: Rehabilitation

30 hours

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an Advanced Rehabilitation Specialist Physiotherapist to join and lead our rehabilitation team at Leighton Hospital.

You will provide expert assessment and treatment for rehabilitation patients ( including neurology) , and support the development of the therapy rehab team to provide excellent care.

The post holder will be motivated, dynamic and committed to this post, and have proven expertise within Rehabilitation.

Every effort will be made to accommodate special interests and all staff will be involved in Professional/Peer group meetings with opportunities for continuing professional development.

Applications to commence at Band 6 and advance to Band 7 once the essential criteria in the person specification is met, as in a progressive or developmental role, will be considered.

For further information please contact Natalie Sharp on 01270 273676 or

Main duties of the job

To act as an advanced clinical specialist in rehabilitation.

To act as a key worker for rehabilitation patients within the trust, closely working with the MDT, and external services.

To act as a lead clinician in rehab services supporting the operational delivery, planning, co-ordination, and evaluation of the service.

To develop links with external agencies, and support the development of pathways.

About us

On commencing the role you will have a full induction. We offer regular supervision, setting individual objectives, promoting self-analysis/reflection and development. All staff irrespective of their post will be given equal opportunity to undertake a full variety of CPD to support and develop them in their role.

Service development and innovation is strongly encouraged alongside participation in audit and research. Flexible working environment and paid annual leave entitlement.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To act as an expert source of knowledge, offering specialist clinical advice and support to other healthcare professional and agencies across organisational boundaries.
  • To work autonomously to manage a defined highly complex patient caseload whilst working as part of the wider multidisciplinary team.
  • To contribute to the delivery of the service in a variety of defined clinical settings, which may include in-patient wards, out-patient and community clinics and the patients home.
  • To respect the individuality, values, cultural and religious diversity of patients, contributing to the provision of a service sensitive to these needs.
  • To utilise highly advanced communication skills to ensure clinical advice and treatment programmes are delivered sensitively, taking into consideration the needs of carers.
  • To gain consent for treatment and motivate patients to comply with treatment programmes, overcoming barriers such as dementia, cognitive impairment, hearing, visual or speech impairment.
  • To comply with the Mental Capacity Act to gain valid and informed consent to specific treatment and intervention for patients who lack capacity to consent themselves.
  • To undertake highly specialist clinical assessment, taking into account all relevant information and clinical reasoning to formulate evidence based individualised treatment plans in agreement with the patient.
  • To implement highly specialist individual and/or group interventions for patients with diverse presentations and highly complex needs.
  • To monitor progress and review treatment plans and interventions to facilitate the achievement of goals.
  • To provide appropriate oral and written information for patients and carers where relevant.
  • To develop and maintain good working relationships with other healthcare professions, social care and other appropriate agencies, to ensure integrated and high quality patient outcomes.
  • To work as a member of the multidisciplinary team, contributing to decisions with regard to patient care programmes through attendance at ward rounds, case conferences and other multidisciplinary meetings.
  • To provide accurate and timely written information and reports to referring agents and other agencies where appropriate.
  • To record and submit clinical activity data as required by the Trust in an accurate and timely manner.
  • To ensure the safe and timely discharge of patients from the caseload liaising with other agencies as required.
  • To be responsible for safe and competent use of equipment including the provision of support, education and training to other staff, patients and carers as required.
  • To identify appropriate equipment and adaptation needs, liaising with equipment providers, completing paperwork and complying with any tracking, stock control and maintenance systems as required
  • To be an active member of the weekend rostered service in stroke care
  • To give and request second opinions where appropriate.

Person Specification



  • NHS experience- 5 years



  • Evidence to support expert knowledge and clinical skills in rehabilitation


  • Masters module study relevant to post or plan to do so.



  • Evidence of service development


  • Leadership and advanced communication skills

Employer details

Employer name

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Leighton Hospital

Middlewich Road



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