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Band 5 Physiotherapist Medicine specialty

North Bristol NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum, pro rata for part time roles
Closing date
24 Jul 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Band 5 Physiotherapist Southmead Hospital, Bristol

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our physiotherapy service as a band 5 Physiotherapist . Based at Southmead Hospital you will be responsible for an acute medicine physiotherapy case-load in a busy and dynamic environment working in experienced and supportive teams.

This post will be in the medicine team with the option to rotate through our acute medicine specialties. These include frailty short stay, older persons complex care, Elgar enablement and specialist medical areas such as gastro/infectious diseases.

You will have a mentor to support you during your rotations and have access to competency based training and CPD .

To understand more about Physiotherapy at NBT, watch our video.

Main duties of the job

THE ROLE: your responsibilities will include:
  • Providing a high standard of physiotherapy service in each of the rotational clinical areas.
  • Working effectively with all members of the multi-disciplinary team, physiotherapy colleagues and outside agencies to provide information about physiotherapy treatment and contributing to patient Flow.
  • Communicate effectively with patients and carers to progress treatment programmes, provide reassurance and facilitate discharge.

YOU: The successful candidate will have good experience in:
  • A wide range of acute placements at undergraduate level
  • Post-Graduate experience
  • Organising and prioritising own workload and delegating responsibilities as appropriate
  • Working in multi-disciplinary teams
  • The successful applicant will be required to participate in weekend working.
  • Commitment to quality improvement and service development

Please note we expect a high response to this role and as a result close the applications early .

About us

North Bristol NHS Trust is one of the largest healthcare trusts in the South West of England. We provide hospital and community healthcare to people living in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire. We do this across a range of settings, including within our award-winning Brunel building, designed and built for a better patient and staff experience.
  • We care for people with a wide range of health conditions through a range of services. These range from routine check-ups to specialist neurosurgery, orthopaedics, plastics and burns.
  • We deliver more than 6,000 beautiful babies a year in our maternity units, birth centres and at home.
  • Our hard-working Emergency Department is a regional trauma centre. Here, we care for people with wide range of illnesses and injuries. For example, strokes and broken arms through to people who have been in a serious car crash.
  • We don't just treat patients. We support the future of healthcare with world-leading research and by training the doctors and nurses of the future.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*To be an autonomous Physiotherapy Practitioner providing a high standard of service in each of rotational clinical areas within the medicine pathway. Access to advice/support from a senior physiotherapist is available at all times.

*To participate in the rotational scheme, which involves working across the medicine pathway.

*To provide advice and information to Health Care Professionals, patients and carers.

Person Specification



  • Degree / diploma
  • HCPC


  • Post-graduate Courses
  • Clinical Educators course
  • Member of CSP
  • Member of specialist interest group



  • Experience of a variety of rotations
  • Experience of working as a member of the MDT


  • Experience of working in an NHS environment
  • Experience of participating in audit and evidence based practice
  • Research experience
  • Experience of managing limited resources and high workloads
  • Evidence of actively participating in IST and MDT groups

Personal Qualities


  • Self motivated
  • demonstrates professional independence
  • available for, weekend duties and altered working patterns where clinically appropriate



  • Clinical Reasoning and identify and act on adverse signs
  • Comprehensive Ax and analysis
  • Communicate Complex information
  • Experience of treating complex patients
  • Teamwork
  • Supervision of staff and students
  • Service development including audit
  • IT skills
  • Time Management skills
  • Knowledge of guidelines and standards
  • Awareness of clinical governance and implication for physio

Employer details

Employer name

North Bristol NHS Trust


Southmead Hospital

Dorian way


BS10 5NB

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