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Rotational Physiotherapist

Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
13 Jul 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Berkshire Healthcare are seeking an organised and motivated person for a Band 5 Rotational Physiotherapist role.

Be part of our dynamic and exciting band 5 Physiotherapy rotation a community rotation with an acute twist. Working in a community setting is incredibly rewarding - as well as getting the chance to help people stay in their local community and achieve their potential, we now also offer our band 5's the opportunity to rotate into the Royal Berkshire Hospital to complete acute rotations of your choice. We offer excellent In-service training, including one to one clinical development on each rotation participating in a robust teaching programme. Alongside this you will receive peer and management support as well as other development opportunities.

Develop your skills in musculoskeletal outpatients, including working with Advanced Practice Physiotherapists. Fine tune your rehabilitation skills on In-patients and follow on to Intermediate Care rotations where you can progress your discharge planning whilst keeping patients independent at home and avoiding them being admitted to hospital. In the acute part of the rotation you will have the opportunity to gain experience in surgery, medicine, ITU and orthopaedics at our local acute trust.

Main duties of the job

  • You will enhance your clinical and managerial skills with support from local teams and a Band 5 mentor
  • You will participate in extensive In service training and developmental programmes to enhance your skills
  • You will work within our multi-disciplinary teams to ensure seamless and effective care for our patients

About us

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is a specialist mental health and community health services trust. Rated 'outstanding' by the CQC, we're committed to providing the best possible care to people across Berkshire.

We value diversity and are proud to be a Stonewall Top 100 Employer.We work hard to create an inclusive environment where you'll be supported by friendly and professional colleagues to flourish.

Our values at Berkshire Healthcare:
  • Caring for and about you is our top priority
  • Committed to providing good quality, safe services
  • Working Together with you to develop innovative solutions

We welcome people who share these values to come and work for us.

Benefits of working for us include:
  • Flexible working options to support work-life balance
  • 27 days' annual leave rising with service + opportunity to buy and sell
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Excellent learning and career development opportunities
  • 'Cycle to Work' and car leasing scheme including electric vehicles
  • Access to a range of wellbeing tools and services
  • Discounts at hundreds of popular retailers and restaurants
  • Staff networks for race, diversity, disabilities, the environment and armed forces community to support equality
  • Generous maternity, paternity, adoption and special leave
  • Free parking across Trust sites

If you share our values and would like to come and work for us, please submit your application as soon as possible as we'll occasionally close roles early that have a high number of applications.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The3/4 must haves for you to be considered for this role:
  • To work as a rotational physiotherapy practitioner to provide a high quality, responsive physiotherapy service within the community, in-patients or outpatients departments across Berkshire
  • To provide a high standard of physiotherapy assessment, treatment and caseload management
  • To undertake all aspects of clinical duties as an autonomous practitioner working with appropriate supervision

  • For further information about the role, please see attached job description and person specification. We strongly encourage you to review how you meet the criteria in the person specification and write about this point-by-point in your supporting statement for the best chance of being shortlisted. For further application tips see the help with your application document attached once you click apply.

    If youre someone who shares our passion for excellence and care, you belong at Berkshire Healthcare!

    We welcome a conversation about flexibility and any other questions you may have. Please dont hesitate to call: Olivia Clarke on 011899550415 or email: olivia.clarke@berkshire.nhs.ukwholl be delighted to help.

    We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required.

    Person Specification



    • Diploma/Degree in Physiotherapy
    • HCPC registered/ application in progress


    • CSP membership

    Continuous Professional Development


    • Courses
    • Evidence of reflective learning

    Previous Experience


    • Undergraduate experience covering core rotations


    • Undergraduate / postgraduate experience in NHS

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities


    • Able to present information, written and orally, in a clear and logical manner.


    • Knowledge of this post and Trust
    • Ability to organise, prioritise and delegate
    • Understanding of clinical governance and its implications for services.
    • Awareness of relevant National and local policies and guidelines within the NHS
    • Able to work effectively in a team / Good understanding of team working
    • Good written and oral communication / Competent IT skills
    • Understanding of the importance of Audit and Research
    • Flexible and Adaptable
    • Ability to problem solve / Sound clinical reasoning skills
    • Aware of own limitations and seeks help appropriately
    • Willingness to take directions

    Additional Requirements


    • Ability to travel between multiple sites efficiently

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust


    MSK Physiotherapy - West


    RG18 3AS

    Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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