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Physiotherapist - Elderly

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
This post is for a Band 6 Physiotherapist to join our acute Elderly Therapy team at York hospital.

This role would be perfect for an existing Band 6 wanting a new challenge, or an experienced Band 5 looking for progression.

We are a team of Occupational Therapists, physiotherapists and therapy assistants who cover 4 acute elderly wards.

Meet the team here

Main duties of the job

Some of our specialities are:
  • Falls and Frailty
  • Deconditioning
  • Dementia
  • Parkinson's
  • Acute respiratory medicine
  • Signposting and onwards referrals / attendance avoidance
  • Social and family crisis

Working alongside an experienced and knowledgeable team you will have the opportunity to develop complex assessment skills, risk management and rehabilitation skills.

With the drive to support people to remain/return to their own homes where at all possible, Therapy Services are at the forefront of initiating, developing and shaping how AHP's in York work to integrate Health and Social Care.

If you would like to meet the team or have an questions please get in touch!

About us

Our benefits

We offer a range of benefits to support our staff including:
  • Access to the NHS Pension Scheme, providing generous benefits upon retirement, as well as a lump sum and pension for dependants
  • 27 days holiday rising to 33 days (depending on NHS Trust service)
  • A generous relocation package of up to 30% of salary (capped at �18k) to support with relocation expenses for hard to fill positions where relocation would be an expectation to undertake the role fully. If you would like to discuss a potential relocation package, please speak to the recruiting department/manager at interview stage.
  • A variety of different types of paid and unpaid leave covering emergency and planned leave
  • Confidential advice and support on personal, work, family and relationship issues, 24/7, from our Employee Assistance Programme
  • NHS Car Lease scheme and Cycle to Work scheme
  • An extensive range of learning and development opportunities
  • Discounts on restaurants, getaways, shopping, motoring, cinema and finance from a range of providers

For further information on the fantastic range of benefits we offer please visit the Trust's dedicated Staff Benefits pages.

Job description

Job responsibilities

A full description of the role is available in the attachment: job description.

Please note that if a high number of applications are received this advert may close early. You are advised to submit you application at the earliest opportunity.

Working for the Trust

Across our organisation, people are guided by values that were co-developed with staff: we are kind we are open and we pursue excellence.

Our values play into our ambition to develop a more diverse workforce, truly representative of our communities. We welcome applications from everyone, while working with our Staff Networks - including our Race Equality, LGBTQ+, Disability and Carers Networks - to increase the number of applications we receive from different backgrounds. If there is anything we can do to make our application process more accessible to you, please contact:

As part of seeking to become more inclusive, we will consider requests for flexible working from the start of your employment. It may not be suitable for every role, but we will try and be supportive where we can. We would encourage you to speak to the recruiting manager named within this advert to discuss any requirements you may have.

Armed Forces Friendly Employer

We are holders of the Gold Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme, which is helping actively promote SaBRE - Supporting Britains Reservists and Employers. This means that we have made a statement of intent to support all Defence personnel, including with applications for employment.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements

Our Trust continues to strongly encourage our staff to be vaccinated against COVID19, this remains our best defence to protect our patients, ourselves and everyone else.

Person Specification

Experience & Knowledge Required


  • Experience in a relevant junior role, including the management of a range of acute elderly conditions, with evidence of additional knowledge acquired through formal and informal clinical supervision
  • Evidence of ability to manage complex clinical presentations
  • Experience in assessment and provision of specialist equipment
  • Understanding of current issues in health care Standards of Professional Practice


  • Developed/ Specialist clinical skills within relevant area
  • Delivery of relevant audit projects
  • Experience of training/supporting others (including students) within specialist clinical area.

Education, Qualifications & Training


  • HCPC registered Physiotherapist
  • Evidence of relevant CPD activities

Skills & Attributes


  • Ability to work as an effective member of multidisciplinary team
  • Ability to present information, written and verbally in a clear and logical manner
  • Ability to organise and prioritise

Aptitude & Personal Qualities


  • Demonstrates Professional demeanour at all times.
  • Ability to demonstrate our organisational values and behaviours

Employer details

Employer name

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


York Hospital

Wigginton Road


YO31 8HE

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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