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Rotational Physiotherapist

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you about to qualify as a PT and nervous about getting your first job? Already a band 5 but looking for a change of scenery? Then today is your lucky day! We've got vacancies for a Band 5 PT to join our rotation. We're really proud of our rotation 4-month rotations in a number of exciting specialisms including critical care, neurosurgery, acute stroke and stroke rehab, trauma orthopaedics, medicine, surgery and MSK. There are also opportunities in Burns and Plastics, Paediatrics and Women's Health Teams to develop your skills, although these ae not part of the core rotations. We're also a Major Trauma centre and a regional centre for Neurological, Vascular and Renal care so there really is something for everyone.

We are really lucky that the Trust recognizes the value of the therapy workforce and the important work we do to improve our patients' functional outcomes. We are that good that our executives have invested not only in these physio roles but in our OT colleagues and Therapy Support Workers too.

Main duties of the job

Our Band 5 rotation will give you the opportunity to build on your core PT skills creating solid foundations for the rest of your career. The pace is fast and exciting, and we promise there'll be no time to be bored. You will work closely with Occupational Therapists, Therapy Assistants, Therapy Assistant Practitioners and apprentices. You will also have the opportunity to work alongside members of the wider MDT and specialist teams.

To enhance your treatment skills and develop your knowledge, we will support you via clinical supervision and team in-service training. There will also be the opportunity to be involved with supervision of students, service development and education.

Following robust training the successful candidate will join the evening and weekend respiratory on call Rota. Some of our teams provide a 6 or 7 service and as a whole department we are working towards a 7-day model of care so you would be expected to participate and support this working pattern.

About us

We have 10,000 fantastic people working hard to deliver quality services to our patients. Whatever your role, you help look after 370,000 people in our local area & give specialist care to 1.5 million people across Lancashire & Cumbria.Working with us gives you the knowledge and sense of pride that every activity you do genuinely does make a difference to support our patients & staff, ensuring we keep thriving & delivering outstanding healthcare right across our local towns.You'll have access to varied development opportunities, learn new skills, meet fab people & do things you'd never have done. You'll learn about working in a hospital, interacting with people from all different roles to build skills & enhance your career path.You'll make an impact, be challenged to think differently, be bold & help innovate to keep improving things. Everything we do centres around patient care which means your role is pivotal and something really to be proud of.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To be great at this job we think you need good written and verbal communication skills and to be able to demonstrate flexibility and initiative. Excellent interpersonal skills, an aptitude for team working and being able to support the Trusts values and behaviours are pretty high up on our list too.

We get that being a band 5 can be pretty tough so we have lots of things in place to make sure youll feel supported including robust preceptorship package if you are newly qualified, excellent on call training and a band 5 buddy system for you to help find your feet. We also have monthly band 5 forum where you can meet with your peers for updates and training, and of course organizing social gatherings. We are always looking to further develop our service and this is something wed love you to be involved in with our team meetings being a great place for us all to share and expand our ideas.

If delivering high quality care and making a personal difference to your patients lives is what makes you tick, then come and join our great team!

Please note we are unable to provide relocation packages for overseas applicants.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Education


  • HCPC registered
  • Degree in Physiotherapy
  • Commitment to CPD


  • Member of the CSP
  • Clinical Educator
  • Relevant clinical courses/education

Knowledge and Experience


  • Range of clinical placements
  • Experience of working within the MDT
  • Organising and prioritising workload effectively
  • Working within an MDT including appropriate joint assessments


  • Experience of research/audit
  • Presenting information clearly to both therapy staff and MDT members

Employer details

Employer name

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Preston Hospital

Sharoe Green Lane



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