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Specialist Rotational Physiotherapist

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 a year Pro-rata pa inc of HCAS (Outer)
Closing date
14 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
ESTH provides a range of therapy and rehabilitation services within St.Helier Hospital. These work closely together and collaborate with other agencies to provide a smooth pathway to mainly Sutton and Merton residents with rehabilitation needs.

This post is an eight-monthly rotation scheme, currently within the following areas, but subject to change with new opportunities and developments:-

Respiratory physiotherapy, within critical care and surgery, or within respiratory and medical wards medical and surgical rehabilitation including complex cases and amputees elder rehabilitation trauma orthopaedics neuro-rehabilitation within the stroke unit (located at Epsom Hospital) Early Rehabilitation Team / working with Sutton Health and Care, including the prevention of avoidable admissions.

Acute Therapies are working towards seven days, and the post holder will be required to contribute to weekend rotas and on-call work within St. Helier hospital.

This role is mainly based at St. Helier Hospital but includes cross-site work.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for an enthusiastic physiotherapist to join our band 6 acute physiotherapy rotation at St Helier Hospital. The successful candidate will rotate across a variety of clinical areas including respiratory, medical and surgical rehabilitation including renal and amputees, stroke (currently located at Epsom Hospital), trauma orthopaedics, rapid response and elder rehabilitation.

This is an exciting opportunity to further develop your clinical skills in a variety of specialities, within a friendly and supportive team. The successful applicant will have ideally completed core rotations in a band 5 position.

CPD is actively encouraged both within service provision and with externally funded courses. Staff within each team are supervised by senior physiotherapy clinicians supporting staff to achieve learning outcomes within the speciality. There are in-service training within teams and a joint therapy seminar in which you will participate. Service development is actively encouraged and also peer support through regular team meetings. There is a requirement for all acute physiotherapy staff to participate in the respiratory on call evening and weekend rotas. Staff will also contribute to 7 day working, currently on a 1 in 5 weekend rota basis, as required. This post is based at St. Helier but may include cross site working.

About us

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust provides a range of medical services to approximately 490,000 people living across southwest London and northeast Surrey. In addition, we provide more specialist services, in particular renal and neonatal intensive care, to a wider area, covering parts of Sussex and Hampshire.

We serve an area that is rich in diversity, with a mix of urban and rural areas, and differing levels of quality of life. We cover some of the most prosperous postcodes in the country, as well as some poorer areas. Together with our colleagues at NHS Surreyand NHS Sutton and Merton, we work to make sure that we deliver the best possible care to the communities we serve.

The Trust employs approximately 5,000 staff across its hospitals and issupported by over 500 volunteers.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached supporting job description and person specification document which contains more information about the role and requirements. Please ensure your application refers to the job description and person specification.

Person Specification



  • Diploma / Degree in Physiotherapy
  • HPC registered


  • Membership of relevant Special Interest Group / CSP



  • Demonstration of on-going CPD and the use of evidence based practice.


  • Reference to evidence based practice
  • Reference to an understanding of NHS pressures



  • Broad range of rehabilitation experience including respiratory, elder rehabilitation, orthopaedic and neuro rehabilitation
  • Experience of working within the NHS
  • Experience of multi-disciplinary team working
  • Experience of respiratory on-call / emergency work


  • Experience of staff and student supervision and clinical education
  • Evidence of being a good team player



  • Effective written and spoken communication skills
  • Demonstrates appropriate use of initiative

Employer details

Employer name

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust


St Helier Hospital

Wrythe Lane



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