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Band 6 Physiotherapist Orthopaedics - Maternity Leave Cover

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per Annum (Pro Rata for Part Time)
Closing date
19 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Part Time
The Orthopaedic team at Southend University Hospital are currently looking for a Band 6 Physiotherapist to join the team for 9 months to cover maternity leave.

We are a supportive therapy team looking to recruit a physiotherapist with a broad range of experience in core rotations to join our team on a secondment or fixed term contract. The will involve working as part of a multi-disciplinary team on the trauma and elective orthopaedic wards and involve providing support to the surgical wards.

This role requires the ability to engage others, with a proactive approach to self and service development. You will also demonstrate a strong commitment to a person centred approach in line with the Trust Values and Behaviours.

Together with the team leaders in our other in-patient specialities, you will support the Therapies Managers in the strategic and operational planning for the service.

Main duties of the job

The role offers opportunities to develop clinically and managerially within a friendly and supportive environment. Training and clinical development opportunities are provided with comprehensive in-service training and regular clinical supervision. We will also support the development of your skills in appraisal management and leadership skills with relevant courses.

Our Band 7 Team Leaders are highly experienced in their fields, providing support and training opportunities for personal development.The role includes the supervision of students from University of Essex and University of Hertfordshire and the mentoring of Band 5 Physiotherapists and Rehabilitation Assistants. The role also includes on call and weekend working, for which we provide a comprehensive training package.

About us

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust is now one of the largest in the country, with a workforce of approximately 15,000 who serve a population of 1.2 million people.

We work together, and in conjunction with MSE Health and Care Partnership, to deliver excellent local and specialist services, to improve the health and wellbeing of our patients in a compassionate way, and provide a respectful, but vibrant place for staff to develop, innovate and build careers.

From facilities through to consultant specialists we want to be the best, to achieve this we need to recruit not just those who are the finest in their field but also those who have the potential to be. Yes, experience is important but so is outlook - if you are dynamic, forward-thinking and enthusiastic we want you to join us.

We not only offer you a good working environment with flexible working opportunities, but also the opportunity to develop your career with access to appropriate training for your job and the support to succeed and progress

Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details about this varied and rewarding role, please see attached job description, but some of the responsibilities include
  • To be responsible for the planning and delivery of high quality Physiotherapy with a focus on assessment, rehabilitation and safe discharge of patients within your care
  • To provide individualised, clinically reasoned and evidence based care.
  • To support patients with safe discharge into the community, providing onward referral to our community partners as appropriate to a patients needs.
  • To assess and provide walking aids and equipment, ensuring the equipment is fit for purpose and that patients/carers/other team members are competent to use it safely
  • To train and support band 5 staff, assistants and carers.
  • To provide regular clinical supervision and joint working opportunities for band 5 and unqualified staff
  • To be involved in the planning, development and evaluation of clinical services within the area of the rotation
  • To attend case conferences as appropriate to patient need, working with other health and social care professionals
  • To respond effectively to changing needs of the patient caseload, and make appropriate onward referrals to ensure needs are met after discharge from the service
  • To liaise with the rotation team leader on a regular basis.
  • To attend multidisciplinary team meetings, and training sessions relevant to your role.
  • To participate in supervision and accountability sessions provided by the band 7 physiotherapist which may include joint working.

Person Specification



  • BSc
  • Experience at Band 5


  • clinical Educators course
  • Relevant CPD / courses



  • Supervision of students
  • supervision of new staff or RA's

Employer details

Employer name

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust



Prittlewell Chase



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