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Senior Physiotherapist

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
317 Trustwide
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a physiotherapist to join the MDT within Eden Court Enhanced Care Facility which is an NHS Rehabilitation Services based within Wheatfield Court.

Wheatfield Court

Wheatfield Road



We are 20 bed rehab unit in the community offering 'step down' from hospital following acute illness as a stepping stone to home and 'step up' from community as admission avoidance.

We work as MDT with daily board rounds to update and plan care delivery. The team is made up of: consultant geriatricians, general practitioners, nurse practitioners, liaison nurse, podiatrists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, dietician, rehabilitation assistant, social worker and speech and language therapist.
  • Interview Date Tuesday, 06 August 2024
  • 37 Hours 30 Minutes/Week
  • You will be redirected to Trac to apply for the vacancy. Please expand the job details section and read all of the information before applying for the vacancy

Main duties of the job

As part of the therapy team, your role will include:
  • Comprehensive assessment and treatment planning
  • Individualised rehab programmes working with the patient and the MDT towards appropriate goals.
  • Discharge planning
  • liaison with other teams for information gathering
  • Supporting cover across Connie Lewcock Resource Centre- a similar rehabilitation unit based in Lemington.
  • Participating in the MDT rota providing weekend cover to Eden Court.

As a Physiotherapist within Community services, that may be a requirement to support other teams as required.

About us

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with around 16,000 staff and an annual income of �1 billion.

We have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We're also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 2 million patients 'contacts' each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

Please see attached information on what Staff Benefits we have to offer at our Trust.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people's race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To provide a high standard of physiotherapy assessment, treatment and advice to a complex patient group of older people and intermediate care client group, including orthopaedics
  • To consolidate and build on skills and academic knowledge gained during the first two years post graduation

As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate. The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first months pay.

Person Specification

Qualifications & Education


  • Degree or equivalent Diploma in Physiotherapy
  • HCPC registration
  • Current UK driving licence

Knowledge & Experience


  • Comprehensive post registration experience as a junior Physiotherapist in NHS
  • Community working and lone working experience
  • Working as part of an MDT
  • Advanced knowledge of a range of medical conditions and conditions associated with older people and their impact on functional abilities
  • Sound knowledge of physio process
  • Critical decision making
  • Knowledge and experience of applying rehabilitation/Reablement models of intervention
  • Working with carers instruction, advice, support
  • Risk assessment and management experience
  • Commitment to client centred practice for older people
  • Delegation to Support Staff


  • Awareness of challenges associated with community working
  • Knowledge of best practice related to older people/intermediate care
  • Experience of musculoskeletal orthopaedics

Skills & Abilities


  • IT skills
  • Able to meet the physical demands of the post including wheelchairs, hoists, therapeutic moving and handling of patients
  • Effective written and oral communication skills

Employer details

Employer name

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust



317 Trustwide


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