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Junior Physiotherapist

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (279)
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
22 Jul 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Come and join us! This is a great opportunity to become part of our dynamic, friendly, forward-thinking and inclusive Physiotherapy Team at UHSussex (Haywards Heath and Brighton and Hove).

We are committed to being a diverse and inclusive employer and build a culture where all employees are valued, respected and acknowledged. We are recruiting enthusiastic and highly-motivated Band 5 physiotherapists to work across our exciting range of acute rotations, including within our brand new, purpose-built site at the Royal Sussex County Hospital (See web address for more info.

Please note that we do not offer a relocation package at present.

*This is for an immediate start. If you do not graduate until Summer 2024please wait for our next advert*

Main duties of the job

Rotations offered:

o Musculo-skeletal Outpatientso ITU/ Surgical wards and Amputeeso Medical Wards, including Renalo Elderly Rehabilitationo Orthopaedics, trauma and electiveo Major trauma

o Cardiac

o Neuro Surgeryo Hyper Acute Stroke unito Neurology Rehabilitation

This post would suit a newly qualified Physiotherapist with exceptional skills, or a current Band 5 looking to gain a wider range of skills in an acute environment.

The post would include participation in the week end and on call rota following completion of appropriate rotations and training some of the rotations involve rostered 7 day working.The department is committed to professional development and post graduate education which is facilitated through an established IPR and mentoring scheme, funding of courses and dedicated CPD time. You will be encouraged to gradually take on additional responsibilities, develop your clinical and problem solving skills and prioritisation skills**If you are a student who is due to qualify soon but you do not have HCPC registration yet please click the box saying that you do have HCPC registration and this will allow you to complete a click down box stating that you are a student.

About us

At UHSussex, diversity is our strength, and we want you to feel included to help us always put the Patient First, as shown in our Outstanding for Caring CQC rating. Your uniqueness and experiences will be part of our creative and innovative community where everyone is encouraged to succeed. We have a range of Staff Networks to help break down barriers, and can offer a buddy to help new members settle in. We're proud to be a Disability Confident Employer (Level 2) and a Veteran Aware Trust.

We treat our patients and staff with the same compassion and empathy we expect for ourselves. We're here for them when they need us, and we go above and beyond to meet their needs. This can be seen in our Wellbeing Programme for staff which is extensive and designed to support you when you need it - because we know that to look after others we must first look after ourselves.

As a university trust and a leader in healthcare research, we value learning, teaching and training so that we can be the best that we can be. From the moment you start with us and throughout your career we will help you to grow and develop. We hope that in choosing UHSussex you are choosing a long and happy career where you will be able to see the difference you make and feel valued for all that you do.

We look forward to receiving your application and the start of your journey with UHSussex.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To accept clinical responsibility for a designated caseload patients, and to organise this effectively and efficiently with regard to clinical priorities and use of time.
  • To be professionally and legally responsible and accountable, as an autonomous practitioner, for all aspects of own work.
  • To ensure high standards of clinical care for the patients under your management as defined by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and departmental guidelines and protocols.
  • To undertake the assessment of patients, including those with a complex presentation, using theoretical knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology.
  • To interpret and analyse clinical and non-clinical facts using underpinning theoretical knowledge to form a diagnosis and prognoses in a wide range of conditions, with guidance from senior staff for more complex patients.
  • To formulate and develop individual patient management, treatment and discharge plans, using clinical reasoning, current evidence and a wide range of treatment skills with guidance from senior staff for more complex patients.
  • To demonstrate dexterity, co-ordination and palpatory skills for assessment and manual treatment of patients e.g. specific soft tissue massage and manipulation.
  • To continually reassess patients in order to progress treatments effectively.
  • To advise the team leader of any problems to the service to ensure quality and effectiveness of care for their patients.

  • Person Specification

    Qualifications and Registrations


    • State registered HCPC
    • Degree in physiotherapy
    • a range of clinical placements as an undergraduate


    • Member of CSP



    • General knowledge of the NHS
    • Ability to work autonomously, liase and co-ordinate with clinical team leaders on a day to day basis and take appropriate action

    Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion


    • Evidence of having championed diversity in previous roles (as appropriate to role).
    • Evidence of having undertaken own development to improve understanding of equalities issues

    Employer details

    Employer name

    University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (279)


    Royal Sussex County Hospital


    BN2 5BE

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