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Specialist Rotational Physiotherapist

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum/ pro rata
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals NHS Trust (SaTH) is delighted to offer the role of rotational Specialist Physiotherapist to advert the post is ideally suited to a candidate seeking opportunity to grow specialist clinical knowledge as well as leadership expertise. Our rotations are based at both The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and The Princess Royal Hospital in Telford. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to explore rotations within acute Surgery including post amputation, Respiratory including Paediatrics, Acute Medicine, Cardiology and Frailty at a specialist level.

SaTH is in the process of undertaking a massive period of investment in our services and facilitates across both sites as part of the Hospital Transformation Plan. Within these plans we are hopeful to see the expansion of our services which may allow for additional specialist area's added to the rotation wheel.

We are proud to offer therapy to patients across 7 days and working in collaboration with our MDT colleagues across the week enables us to deliver physiotherapy specific services when patients need us. As part of this position the successful applicant would be supported to join our weekend rota's which cover an acute Respiratory, Orthopaedics' and general therapeutic progression patient list.

Applicants who would like full time or part time hours are welcome to apply.

Main duties of the job

Successful candidates will provide Physiotherapy to patients within an acute setting, maximising independence to prevent deconditioning.

Main duties include:
  • To assess, diagnose/interpret and manage own specialist caseload of complex patients as an autonomous practitioner in accordance with Professional Code of Conduct and Health and Care Professions Council Regulations.
  • Engage in own learning to develop self and service
  • Participate or lead on projects to develop services
  • Provide learning opportunities for others including band 5's, assistant practitioners and students as well as celebrating learning and achievements with the wider therapy and MDT teams.
  • Participation in our respiratory physiotherapy on-call rota
  • The post holder will work in close co-operation with colleagues within all Care Groups to deliver a cohesive service that is user led ensuring a consistently high standard of patient care, optimal patient flow and safe timely intervention.
  • To work closely with team leads, clinical leads and senior therapists to ensure a robust structure of training, supervision and appraisal is delivered to all members within the team.
  • To act as a source of Specialist advice and support within the Therapy Centre and across the Trust and the wider health care system.

About us

The successful candidate will not only have the benefit of working in rewarding specialist areas, but you will also be a part of a much wider therapy team. As an employee within SaTH's Therapy Centre, you will have access to a wide range of professional support, including Professional lead for Physiotherapy. On joining the SaTH therapy team you will become an integral member of SaTH's Therapy Centre, shaping and developing services for the benefit of patients, their families as well as other employees.

At SaTH NHS Trust we have a strong central commitment to provide high quality, safe and effective therapy services to all our patients key to this is ensuring our workforce is supported and equipped with the ability to deliver on that pledge. Regular access to clinical supervision, clinical and leadership training and job planning with committed weekly non-clinical time are some of the opportunities available to the successful post holder.

Within the inpatient team we have a strong ethos of collaboration and work closely as a team on a daily basis. We have a friendly, inclusive, and open culture. We take pride in empowering our team and offer annual listening events for all colleagues to share directly concerns and ideas with the senior management team to facilitate meaningful changes and driving our services forward.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For full duties and responsibilities please refer to the attached document entitled Job Description.

Person Specification



  • As required for entry into University for professional training
  • Degree in Physiotherapy
  • Registered with Health and Care Professions Council



  • knowledge and understanding of Clinical Governance
  • Evidence of Specialist level of clinical reasoning
  • Evidence Based Practice relevant to post



  • Previous NHS experience working as a physiotherapist in a broad range of specalisms
  • Previous experience assessing and treating acute respiratory patients in an NHS setting
  • Previous experience mentoring, supervising or mentoring students, therapy support workers or band 5 physiotherapist's in an NHS setting


  • previous experience working as part of an on-call respiratory rota within the NHS
  • Previous experience in audit, service improvement or research

Employer details

Employer name

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust


The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals NHS Trust



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