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Advanced Physiotherapist

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
317 Trustwide
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pro rata
Closing date
13 Jul 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Integrated Discharge Team (IDT), for an enthusiastic, dynamic and motivated Advanced Physiotherapist to work alongside the IDT team lead to provide leadership. You will be working alongside and Multidisciplinary Team of experienced, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Nurse Specialists, Associate Practitioners, Support Workers and administrative staff.
  • This post requires the applicant to have significant experience at Band 6 or above working with Multidisciplinary teams within the hospital or community services
  • You will be expected to work autonomously within both the hospital and community settings assessing, managing, and treating patients, with the aim of preventing admission to hospital, facilitating timely and safe discharges and reviewing patients within the community
  • You will be expected to work between the office base, Freeman Hospital, Royal Victoria Infirmary as well as visit patients within their own homes
  • The service works over 7 days, from 8am and 6pm with weekend and bank holiday commitments
  • Flexible working pattern to cover a 7 day service from 8:00am to 6:00pm

Candidates are welcome to meet the team for more information.
  • Interview Date Tuesday, 23 July 2024
  • 22 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

The key objectives in this role are:
  • The role would suit an individual who enjoys variety through their week and contributing to a team approach to discharge planning.
  • The post holder will have an attention for detail and bring skills of rehabilitation and assessment into their caseload management.
  • Carry out admission preventing/ proactive discharge planning at Front of House which involves the Assessment Suite and the Emergency department at the Royal Victoria Infirmary with the aim of preventing admissions and/or reducing their Length of stay.
  • Timely and safe discharge planning for Discharge To Assess (D2A) hospital discharges from Freeman Hospital and Royal Victoria Infirmary, including D2A visits and community follow-up visits as required.
  • To assess and engage patients in the community, to attain optimum levels of safety, independence, health and wellbeing.
  • Support team lead, use of admin systems including Allocate, sel expenses and datix will be 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 care to a highly complex patient group in specialty
  • To provide outpatient physiotherapy support for these patients in clinics and on the day units as applicable to role
  • To provide an advisory service to patients, their families, physiotherapists, consultants, nursing staff and other health care professionals in tertiary and secondary care, both locally and regionally.
  • To develop and provide specialist education and training to nursing, medical and physiotherapy staff and other members of the MDT in order to optimise each patients outcome.

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
  • State Registered with Health and Care Professions Council
  • Evidence of CPD and relevant post-graduate courses to MSc level
  • Full valid UK driving licence


  • Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
  • Involvement with the relevant CSP Clinical Special Interest Group e.g. APCP

Knowledge & Experience


  • Highly specialist knowledge of medical conditions relevant to the speciality and their impact on patient's functional abilities
  • Highly specialist knowledge of the physiotherapy process and its application with the client group in the speciality
  • Extensive post-grad experience including considerable experience as a senior physiotherapist within specialty (Master's level equivalent).
  • Experience of working as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Experience of teaching and delivering presentations


  • Knowledge of undertaking research projects
  • Knowledge of current NHS initiatives e.g. National Service Frameworks, Improving Working Lives
  • Previous Band 7 experience
  • Experience of carrying out audit projects

Skills & Abilities


  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to pass on skills and knowledge to others both formally and informally
  • Good organisation, time management, problem-solving and prioritisation skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to reflect and critically appraise own practice
  • Able to cope with physical demands of post including using wheelchairs and hoists, therapeutic moving and handling of patients and application of a range of manual therapy techniques


  • IT Skills
  • Specialist treatment skills relevant to clinical group

Employer details

Employer name

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust



317 Trustwide


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