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Front door & Frailty Senior Physiotherapist

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

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for an enthusiastic Physiotherapist who has wide ranging clinical experience, good communication and interpersonal skills and a passion for delivering high quality patient-centered care to join our Front door and Frailty Therapy team.

As a senior band 6 physiotherapist you will provide and develop a high standard of physiotherapy services in the Frailty and Front door specialty. where you can build upon your clinical and managerial skills with support from the team leads and your integrated therapy lead.

You will be required to work closely and in an integrated manner with other members of the multidisciplinary team (MDT) to promote independence and to facilitate safe, timely and appropriate discharge

You will contribute tothe overall service development of the team and specialty, working with senior team members, professional leads, Head of Therapies and manage, supervise the development of staff members within the team.

We expect all staff to demonstrate our Trust values being respectful compassionate and excellent.

Main duties of the job

To undertake a comprehensive assessment of patients including those with diverse or complex presentations/multi pathologies using acquired clinical reasoning skills and manual assessment techniques to provide an accurate diagnosis of their condition.

Formulate and deliver an individual physiotherapy treatment programme based on a sound knowledge of evidence based practice and treatment options using clinical assessment, reasoning skills and knowledge of treatment skills.

To take delegated responsibility from the band 7 physiotherapists for managing patients with complex conditions and be responsible for providing specialist physiotherapy assessment and treatment plans.

Assess patient understanding of treatment proposals, gain valid informed consent and have the capacity to work within a legal framework with patients who lack capacity to consent to treatment.

Evaluate patient progress, reassess and alter treatment programmes if required.

To manage clinical risk within own patient case load.

To deal sensitively with patients who have high levels of anxiety and aggression caused by pain, dementia or limited mobility.

To be responsible for maintaining accurate and comprehensive patient treatment records in line with Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) standards of practice.

To be respiratory competent and actively contribute to the physiotherapy on-call service

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 provide and develop a high standard of physiotherapy service in the Frailty and Front door specialty.

To manage a caseload of patients independently, balancing clinical and non-clinical duties in a flexible and responsive manner.

To provide standardised and practice-based physiotherapy assessments, interventions, and give advice using evidence-based, patient centered principles.

To work closely with other members of the multidisciplinary team (MDT) to promote independence and to facilitate safe, timely and appropriate discharge

Tocontribute toclinical audit andservice development, working with senior team members, professional leads, and Head of Therapies

To manage, supervise and develop staff members within the team and wider therapies services

To be a role model for other physiotherapists, demonstratingthe Trust values of Respect Compassion and Excellent

To actively be part of the therapy weekend and on-call respiratory services

Person Specification



  • Bsc/Msc degree in Physiotherapy
  • HCPC registration


  • Member of CSP



  • Completion of varied band 5 physiotherapy rotations
  • Experience supervising and supporting more junior members of staff
  • Experience working in an acute NHS setting
  • Experience working in admission avoidance or making rapid discharge decisions
  • Experience working with a diverse multi-disciplinary team
  • Experience managing patients with acute respiratory conditions


  • Completion of clinical educators course
  • Respiratory on-call experience

Employer details

Employer name

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust





SS16 5NL

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