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Highly Specialist Physiotherapist - Neurosurgery

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
We are looking for a forward thinking, passionate individual with proven experience within Neurosurgical services suitable for a band 7 physiotherapist to join our in-patient Neurosurgery Team here at Salford Care Organisation. The role will contribute to inpatient and day case patients, covering areas such as critical care, neurosurgical wards, short stay , day case and spinal wards. You would be working alongside fellow band 7 Physiotherapists and band 7 Occupational Therapists managing a large team of physiotherapists from band 3 to band 6 level.

Main duties of the job

  • To take a lead role in the advanced assessment and treatment of neurological / neurosurgical patients, who may have complex and /or chronic presentation.
  • To determine clinical diagnosis and treatment indicated and maintain records as an autonomous practitioner.
  • To lead assessment, liaison, and decision-making processes on behalf of the MDT for patients referred to the service.
  • To undertake a significant clinical caseload to a high professional standard using specialist knowledge from theoretical and practical experience.
  • To plan, coordinate and evaluate the Physiotherapy Service in own work area provided to neurological / neurosurgical in-patients on a day-to-day basis, and to cover for any other area with this specific caseload as necessary.
  • Act as a clinical adviser for neurosurgery patients within the trust footprint.
  • To be able to work across 7 days, contributing to weekend working and to the respiratory on-call rota.

About us

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust (NCA) provides hospital and integrated health and social care services to over one million people living across Greater Manchester. Our 20,000 colleagues care for people in hospital and in the community, working across Bury, Rochdale, Oldham and Salford, to save and improve lives. As a large NHS trust we are committed to enhancing the health of our local population by delivering consistently high standards of care and working closely with local authorities and key partners. We believe in our power and potential to make a difference and we're always looking for people who demonstrate our three

core values - care, appreciate and inspire - to join our team. In return, we can offer you a job role with purpose and flexibility. The size and scale of the NCA means we can provide more challenge and opportunities so your career can always be moving in the right direction. By joining us you can also access a competitive benefits package, including, a fantastic annual leave allowance, flexible working opportunities and protected hours for health and wellbeing activities, helping you to achieve more personal downtime and a betterwork-life balance.

We are currently in process of updating our values. For the latest information

around our values and behaviours, please visit our careers website

Job description

Job responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about working at the Northern Care Alliance within the attached Candidate Information Pack or by visiting our careers website:

In line with the Trusts Single Equality Scheme we welcome applications from everyone irrespective of ethnic origin, disability, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, religion, marital status, social back ground or trade union membership. However, as members of ethnicity minority groups and individuals with disabilities are currently under-represented at this level of post, we would encourage applications from members of these groups. Appointment will be based on merit alone.

Person Specification



  • BSC Physiotherapy Degree
  • HCPC registered
  • Significant evidence of post registration NHS based development in Neurosurgical related services


  • Post Graduate study in Neurological or Neurosurgical related topics
  • Evidence of involvement in Neurological or Neurosurgical related research
  • CSP Member



  • Evidence of advanced assessment and treatment of Neurosurgical related conditions within a NHS setting
  • Evidence of strong MDT working and networking
  • Evidence of a strong understanding leadership
  • Evidence of continued Neurosurgical relevant CPD
  • Strong evidence of supervision / competent clinical educator within a clinical setting
  • Evidence of quality improvement work or Service development within a clinical setting
  • Evidence of autonomous decision making Neurosurgical setting
  • Evidence of advanced communication skills and leading difficult discussion


  • Sound evidence of awareness of IST and leading on staff development
  • Leadership qualification

Employer details

Employer name

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust


Salford Care Organsiation

Stott lane


M6 8HD

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