Allied Health Professionals - Specialist Physiotherapist

  • Department Physiotherapy
  • Salary £32,306.00 – £39,027 per annum
  • Closing Date 27/01/2022
  • Location The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 6
  • Job ref 223-SPT-054-C
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours Full-time 37.5 hours per week

Are you an enthusiastic, experienced physiotherapist who is looking to progress their career in the acute hospital setting? 

We have several exciting opportunities to join our team of therapists within the acute inpatient teams at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) which includes both The Princess Royal Hospital (PRH), Telford and The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH).  We are looking for Physiotherapists who would enjoy being part of an evolving service, and are able to embrace the opportunities and any challenges presented.

There are full time and part time positions and secondment opportunities available across the Trust within the acute inpatient teams covering medical, respiratory, cardiology, surgical and supported discharge beds. The posts are rotational therefore cross-site working is expected.

There is also an additional part-time post, 18.75 hours,  covering critical care at PRH to enable effective 7 day working. This post forms part of the critical care therapy team comprising of physiotherapist, occupational therapists and therapy assistant practitioners. 

The therapy input follows the patient from admission, through to safe discharge from hospital.  The team works holistically to assess and treat their patients, being engaged with the wider multi-disciplinary team for decision making.

The clinical case-load across both sites covers speciality wards of including Coronary Care, nephrology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, respiratory and care of the elderly short stay.  Experience of some of these areas is essential though specific teaching is available within the department.

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust has been successful in securing over £300 million in funding.  These funds are to develop and improve the services we provide to our patients as part of the Sustainable Services program which includes services across both acute sites. Therapy Services are an integral part of these plans, as is the development of integrated working throughout the county.

The post holder will have involvement in the In-service training programme, and provide clinical supervision of therapy staff and students.

The post holder will be expected to work as part of the 7 day working rota and take part in emergency respiratory on-call. Part time and job shares would be considered for the full time posts as long as full service cover is achieved.

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital is privileged to be one of only 5 Trusts in the Country to be selected to take part in an exciting improvement initiative. This involves working closely with the Virginia Mason Institute, a hospital in the USA, who develop organisations to have a culture of quality improvement. As a result, the Trust has created the Transforming Care Institute, which is focused around evidence based methodology including coaching and training leaders of all professions and grades in the Lean for Leaders programme. All staff are encouraged to take part in the training opportunities available to develop their leadership skills, pass on this knowledge to others,  improve the services we deliver and ultimately provide the best, safest care to our patients.

We encourage prospective candidates to contact us for further information regarding this exciting opportunity and to visit prior to their interview, if possible.

Please note that we can currently only accept applications if you hold current HCPC Professional registration and have NHS experience at under graduate or post graduate level.

The well-being of our staff is of the upmost importance to us.  If you are offered a role at our Trust, and fall into the increased and higher risk categories as set out by Public Health England (PHE) and NHSI/E, your line manager will complete an risk assessment with you.  This will be completed in conjunction with the latest guidance from Public Health England in relation to Covid-19.

By submitting your application to Trac, you are giving your consent for parts of your application data to be transferred to the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and other secure, internal NHS Workforce systems. This is to support and manage your recruitment and employment within your employing organisation. 

If successful, by completing the NHS Jobs application form you authorise the Trust to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national ESR.

If the role requires a qualification/professional registration, you will need to provide proof during the recruitment process. By submitting your application you are giving the Trust permission to check the qualification certificates provided back to the source provider. Please note that a sample of all applicant’s qualifications will be checked with the educational institution or provider.

In the event of a high response to this advertisement, this post will be closed. Early applications are advised.
Unfortunately we do not accept CVs or keep them on file. If you are unable to apply online please contact the person named in the advertisement for the post you are interested in.
We are committed to offering an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the above position and will support reasonable adjustments wherever possible.  In addition, whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from candidates who are male, from black and minority ethnic backgrounds or who have a disability, as these are currently under-represented in our workforce.
We are committed to equal opportunities in employment. The policies and practices of the Trust aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of all people. At the heart of our policy, we seek to treat people fairly, flexibly and with dignity and respect.

Thank you for your interest in The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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