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Senior Physiotherapist: Major Trauma

Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
24 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are seeking an enthusiatic existing band 6, or band 5-6 progression Physiotherapist to join a newly formed team providing therapeutic care and treatment to patients admitted to hospital following Major Trauma

The successful candidate will work within the Major Trauma Therapy Team implementing urgent and essential programmes of care and rehabilitation (in accordance with profession and skill set) and providing professional advice and support for patient following complex Major Trauma resulting in potential life changing injuries. The post holder will partake in undertaking complex clinical assessment following Major Trauma and support with the co-ordination of appropriate levels of rehabilitation (including discharge planning) through close liaison with patients, MDT members, carers and families. The role will require all patients to have their rehabilitation needs evaluated and Rehabilitation Prescriptions completed in line with best practice guidelines.

We are seeking candidates who have a proven record of adaptability to changing environments and work well in a team. You will be expected to be a self motivated and active member of the multi-disciplinary team and build social networks working in partnership with other agencies to identify and address the immediate need.

Main duties of the job

This is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic person to gain experience working as at a senior level, whilst consolidating existing skills and developing a higher specialist skill set.

The post would suit a band 5 physiotherapist who has completed their core rotations and feels ready for the challenge of a senior post. Or a current Band 6 Physiotherapist wishing to hone their clinical skills in Major Trauma Care.

All applicants must have previous experience in elements of Orthopaedics, Respiratory or Neuro-surgery within an acute setting and have completed B5 competencies to ensure relevant transferable skill. This is necessary to facilitate the rapid acquisition of the higher level skill set required to competently fulfill this role, and support the Clinical Lead Therapist.

The post holder will be self motivated and aspirational, be able to assess in an effective and timely manner in a rapid paced environment. Confidence in enabling patients in positive risk taking, personalised care, assessment of capacity, manual handling, functional assessments and knowledge of the SAFER principles will be enhanced and nurtured within this role

Support will be provided to enhance operational management skills and the post holder will contribute to service planning, development and teaching. As a Senior Physiotherapist, the post holder will be a role model for their team and pride themselves on delivering high quality care and motivate their team to do the same.

About us

The Humber Health Partnership is one of the largest acute and community Partnership arrangements in the NHS, seeing well over one million patients every year and managing a budget of over �1.3 billion.

Made up of two Trusts - Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust (NLAG) and Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (HUTH) - our Partnership has significant ambitions and is committed to delivering world-class hospital and community services for the 1.65 million people we serve.

Together we employ nearly 20,000 staff. Our five main hospital sites are Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital, Scunthorpe General Hospital and Goole and District Hospital, for NLAG and Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital for HUTH.

As Teaching Hospitals working with the Hull York Medical School, we both lead and contribute to research in many areas - biomedical research, primary care, palliative medicine, cardiovascular and respiratory medicine, vascular surgery, cancer surgery and oncology.

We believe that by developing a diverse, inclusive, innovative, skilled and caring workforce, we can deliver excellent care to our patients and a great future for our employees, our Partnership and our community.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Ability to demonstrate clinical experience at senior level in appropriate clinical specialities (Respiratory, Orthopaedics, Neuro-surgery, Neurology)

Able to work alone and as part of a team

Must be literate, numerate and possess advanced verbal communication skills

Ability to manage highly complex caseload

Understanding of Rehabilitation prescriptions and best practice guidelines in relation to Major Trauma

Ability to analyse, select and apply appropriate interventions from a range of modalities

Good working clinical knowledge of specialist and standard community assistive equipment prescribing (including wheelchairs)

Demonstrate ability to prioritise caseload and delegate clinical and non-clinical duties to staff of a lower grade

Evidence of improvements in practice

Create opportunities to develop self and others

Ability to monitor and manage the performance of staff within the team

Person Specification



  • oDegree in Physiotherapy or equivalent
  • oHCPC registration
  • oEvidence of Post Graduate training


  • oQualification of recognised specialist skills in relevant area
  • oPost Graduate qualification/experience in leadership



  • oAble to demonstrate recent experience in an acute orthopaedic / respiratory/ neurosurgical care setting or equivalent
  • oEvidence of current rotations and consolidation of knowledge in all areas of relevant practice
  • oUnderstands own boundaries and knows when to report to senior staff
  • oAble to work alone and as part of team
  • oPhysiotherapy and Multi-disciplinary working
  • oCommitment to CPD
  • oTo accept change and help support others during times of transition
  • oExperience of audit evaluation and research


  • oPost Graduate qualification/experience in leadership
  • . Previous attainment of B5 competencies

Employer details

Employer name

Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust



Anlaby Road



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