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Senior Physiotherapist

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
20 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Full Time
Are you an enthusiastic and committed Physiotherapist, who is passionate about rehabilitation in intermediate care, and can be part of our team in delivering the best practice to our patients? We are offering an opportunity to an experienced Physiotherapist to take on this intermediate care role. We are looking for an experienced Physiotherapist to join our Intermediate Care Service within Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust. The service includes intermediate care beds across sites within the Rotherham Borough. The role involves delivering rehabilitation and reablement to the population of Rotherham. The majority of the caseload being older people with a variety of complex conditions. There is the requirement to work flexibly throughout the intermediate care service as needs arise, and to contribute to a 7 day service. The team includes physiotherapists, occupational therapists, specialist mental health occupational therapists, speech and language therapists and therapy support workers. The team works closely with a wider MDT of social workers, nurses, doctors, Unit managers, care and enabling staff and the voluntary sector.

Main duties of the job

Provide a specialist high standard physiotherapy service, including the supervision of band 5 therapists, support staff and students within areas of work, primarily in the community setting/residential rehab beds and any other area as service requires. Manage a caseload of patients/clients with varying complex needs. Provide interventions in locations across the health community covered by The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust as required. Contribute to the delivery of services to meet Trust objectives.

About us

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust (TRFT) is a combined acute and community Trust serving our local population of around 270,000 people. Our vision is to always act the right way and be proud to provide exceptional healthcare to the communities of Rotherham.

As a Trust we are on a journey to excellence and our people and culture are at the heart of everything we do for patients. In the latest NHS Staff Survey, we are the second most improved Trust in England for would you recommend the Trust as a place to work?, and were one of the most improved for staff engagement overall.

But dont just take our word for it each year hundreds of colleagues receive nominations for our Excellence and Proud awards, showcasing our brilliant people and recognising their achievements. Our people make a difference to the lives of patients every day and we are proud of the improvements we are making.

All of our 5,100 colleagues are key to our improvement journey, and we are continuing to improve our services by upholding the Trusts values of Ambitious, Caring and Together. If you are passionate about making a difference, then please apply to join us on our journey to excellence.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details of the role and responsibilities

Person Specification

Skills and abilities


  • Demonstrates skills & ability in use of computer packages on a regular basis
  • Demonstrates an ability to prioritise own and support staff workload and meet required timescales


  • Ability to reflect and critically appraise own performance and that of others
  • Ability to identify need for service development



  • Clinical experience of working within General rehab in the community rehabilitation specialty
  • Up to date documented evidence of relevant CPD
  • Experience of elderly rehabilitation



  • Produce timely, accurate written/electronic records and documents



  • Knowledge and experience of using standardised assessments and development of relevant outcome measures
  • Knowledge of Clinical Governance and implications for patient care
  • Evidence of clinical expertise and knowledge to Post graduate Diploma level developed through CPD and experience



  • Diploma/Degree in Physiotherapy
  • Due to the nature of the role it is essential that applicants are able to travel independently across the county and have access to a suitable vehicle for business purposes. If necessary, adjustments can be considered in accordance with the Equality Act 2010
  • Current HCPC Registration

Communication and relationships


  • Able to present and receive information within a multi professional team
  • Demonstrate effective written, verbal and non-verbal communication skills.
  • Skills and ability to motivate and support others

Training and Education


  • Evidence of up to date continuing professional development within rehabilitation


  • Provides learning and development to other professionals within own work area

Employer details

Employer name

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust


The Rotherham Nhs Foundation Trust

Moorgate Road


South Yorkshire

S60 2UD

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