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Senior Physiotherapist (Community Inpatient Rehab)

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust
£37,162 to £44,629 Per annum including HCAS
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
If you have a passion for rehab then come join us at Farnham Hospital. We are an inpatient rehabilitation unit where we view rehab as everyone's business and every contact counts.

You will be responsible for your own, specialist assessment and appropriate delegation to the support team. You will work with patients to identify and reach their goals, working as an equal part of the ward MDT to achieve this.

The team has dedicated OT and PT Leads, so you will receive regular 1:1s and clinical supervision from your Physio Team Lead. We participate in IST and offer professional development both in terms of training in areas of specialty but also professional masters' modules.

You would be more than welcome to visit the wards during your application process.

Main duties of the job

To provide clinical assessment and treatment to patients

To develop and ensure the safe delivery of rehab and treatment plans to patients to achieve their goals

To review patients in line with their rehab and treatment plans, goals and changing needs

To assess for and implement treatment and rehab plans that will support a patient to maximise rehab potential

Where appropriate undertake outreach, completing reviews in community

To work closely and jointly with the wider MDT to ensure a holistic and effective care plan is provided to the patient

Safe delegation of rehab and treatment of patients to non-registered staff

To ensure safe and effective caseload management and appropriate throughput of patients, enabling focused service delivery

To be responsible for the development and delivery of appropriate rehab groups

To manage a varied caseload, seeking support from senior staff where necessary to ensure the provision of an up-to-date, clinically effective service based on evidence of good practice

Escalation of patient deterioration

To lead on projects and developments within the service

To contribute to interdisciplinary working by teaching and education of professional skills and techniques to other professions and interested parties

To provide line management and supervision to junior staff and students as appropriate

To oversee clinical tasks delegated to junior staff and ensure staff competency

To be part of a 7 day rota within Intermediate Care

About us

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust provides NHS hospital servicesforaround 900,000 people across Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey and south Buckinghamshire.

As well as delivering excellent general hospital services to local people, we provide specialist heart attack, vascular, stroke, spinal, cystic fibrosis and plastic surgery services across a much wider area.

We have three main hospitals - Frimley Park in Frimley near Camberley, Heatherwood in Ascot and Wexham Park near Slough.

Our threecore values, and the behaviours that support them, guide everything we do and set out what we expect of our staff in the way they treat patients, visitors, service users and each other,Committed to Excellence,WorkingTogether and Facing the Future.

We are also proud to host the Defence Medical Group South East at Frimley Park with military surgical, medical and nursing personnel working alongside the hospital's NHS staff providing care to patients in all specialties.

Job description

Job responsibilities


To be responsible for the day-to-day management and prioritisation of your caseload whilst being responsive to changes and deterioration in patient needs.

To be able to manage potentially stressful, upsetting or emotional situations in an empathetic manner when imparting bad news regarding rehabilitation potential. To ensure this is communicated sensitively to all parties concerned

To keep yourself well at work both physically and emotionally, to access peer, clinical and management support when needed and to be aware of own limitations and escalate accordingly

To lead on service development and projects as delegated by management


To supervise and line manage Physiotherapists, Therapy Technicians and students including performance management, objective setting, appraisals, training and supervision

To participate in the Trusts appraisal scheme

To support students on placement within the team and wider community services

To maintain and provide accurate and timely statistics which are both computer and paper based, as required in consultation with the Team Lead

To be able to deputise for the Team Lead to ensure the Physiotherapy service runs smoothly in their absence

To participate in the implementation of departmental policies and the annual performance and service development plan

To ensure that all equipment defects, accidents and complaints are reported to the Team Lead to ensure appropriate action is taken

To report all adverse incidents and near misses according to Trust policy

Person Specification



  • HCPC registered Physiotherapist
  • Degree or equivalent in Physiotherapy



  • Significant relevant post registration experience
  • Experience of discharge planning
  • Experience working as a registered Physiotherapist in a rehab setting



  • Knowledge and understanding of current key legislation, priorities and clinical guidance in the UK
  • Effective and varied communication skills

Employer details

Employer name

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust


Farnham Hospital

Manor Rd,



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