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Specialist Community Neuro rehab Physiotherapist

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per annum (pro rata)
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are Trafford Local Care Organisation - an exciting public sector organisation bringing together NHS community health services and adult social care services in Trafford. We're driven by the aim of improving the health of local people in Trafford by working across organisational boundaries.

Our community healthcare teams in adults and children's services are employed by Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust and deployed to us, linking closely with our colleagues in Manchester Local Care Organisation. Our teams work as one and together we will make a massive difference to the health of people in Trafford.

This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic, professional and enthusiastic team member to work autonomously with a stroke and neuro-rehabilitation caseload. You will be joining a well-established MDT which offers community stroke and neurological rehabilitation pathways. We provide services in client's homes and other community settings.

You will take an active role in team and service meetings so contributing to the positive development of the team, and assist in the supervision of other Physiotherapists and support workers.

Main duties of the job

To provide a specialist patient centred physiotherapy service to those who are referred to the community stroke and neuro rehabilitation service.

To undertake the assessment and clinical diagnosis of neurologically impaired patients using investigative and analytical skills formulating an individual management and/or treatment programme according to the patients goals using advanced clinical reasoning and a range of treatment skills, including knowledge of alternative treatment options.

To undertake the continuous assessment and evaluation of treatment programmes to ensure maximum patient benefit, and modify them according to the patient's needs.

To assess and manage clinical risk and accept clinical responsibility as an autonomous practitioner for a designated caseload of patients, and organise this efficiently and effectively with regard to clinical priorities and use of time.

To utilise complex communication skills to be able to overcome barriers to communication.

Provide advice and education to patients and carers in conjunction with the multi-disciplinary team and signpost to appropriate agencies and charities.

To be aware of, and comply with, organisational and departmental policies and procedures and to be involved in reviewing and up-dating as appropriate.

To maintain own continuing professional development and develop current knowledge of evidenced based practise.

About us

MFT is one of the largest NHS Trust In England with a turnover of �2.6bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We've also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research, and innovation through the introduction of Hive our Electronic Patient Record system which launched in September 2022.

We're proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What's more, we're excited to be embarking on our Green Plan which sets out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.

At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open, and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience youll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that youre even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, youll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information youll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

Diversity Matters

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team at

Were looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification



  • Diploma/Degree in Physiotherapy
  • HCPC Registration
  • Evidence of post graduate study in the field of Neuro-Rehabilitation
  • Student Accreditation
  • Appropriate relevant post graduate experience working in a community setting
  • Evidence of working in an NHS multi-disciplinary team
  • Evidence of working with clients with specialist stroke and neuro rehabilitation needs
  • Supervision of junior staff/ students
  • Clinical Audit and standard setting
  • Knowledge and ability to implement current best practice in neuro rehabilitation
  • Evidence of specialist treatment applications
  • Evidence of working with people with multiple needs
  • Communication skills verbally and in writing to address physical/ psychological and socio-economic needs
  • Demonstrate ability to manage time effectively
  • Ability to undertake appropriate therapy assessments relevant to the clinical speciality
  • Able to use clinical reasoning to make a therapy diagnosis and formulate treatment plans
  • Knowledge of issues relating to Clinical Governance
  • Awareness and understanding of specialism specific local and national guidelines
  • Self-reliant and self-motivated and be able to seek support and help when appropriate
  • Commitment to patient centred non-discriminatory practice
  • Reflect and critically appraise one's own performance
  • Current UK Valid Driving License
  • Access to a car


  • Evidence of professional networking in neuro rehabilitation
  • Evidence of service development
  • Attendance on leadership course
  • Experienced in the application of functional electrical stimulation
  • Experienced in the assessment and provision of postural management systems

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Sale Waterside, Sale, M33 7ZF


M33 7ZF

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