Allied Health Professionals - Specialist Rotational Physiotherapist

  • Department Therapy Inpatients PT
  • Salary £35,392.00 – £42,618 per annum
  • Closing Date 17/07/2024
  • Location The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 6
  • Job ref 223-SRP-384
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours 37.5 hours per week

Job overview

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals NHS Trust (SaTH) is delighted to offer the role of rotational Specialist Physiotherapist to advert; the post is ideally suited to a candidate seeking opportunity to grow specialist clinical knowledge as well as leadership expertise. Our rotations are based at both The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and The Princess Royal Hospital in Telford. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to explore rotations within acute Surgery including post amputation, Respiratory including Paediatrics, Acute Medicine, Cardiology and Frailty at a specialist level.

SaTH is in the process of undertaking a massive period of investment in our services and facilitates across both sites as part of the Hospital Transformation Plan. Within these plans we are hopeful to see the expansion of our services which may allow for additional specialist area’s added to the rotation wheel.

We are proud to offer therapy to patients across 7 days and working in collaboration with our MDT colleagues across the week enables us to deliver physiotherapy specific services when patients need us. As part of this position the successful applicant would be supported to join our weekend rota’s which cover an acute Respiratory, Orthopaedics’ and general therapeutic progression patient list.

Applicants who would like full time or part time hours are welcome to apply. 

Main duties of the job

Successful candidates will provide Physiotherapy to patients within an acute setting, maximising independence to prevent deconditioning.

Main duties include: 

  • To assess, diagnose/interpret and manage own specialist caseload of complex patients as an autonomous practitioner in accordance with Professional Code of Conduct and Health and Care Professions Council Regulations.
  • Engage in own learning to develop self and service
  • Participate or lead on projects to develop services
  • Provide learning opportunities for others including band 5's, assistant practitioners and students as well as celebrating learning and achievements with the wider therapy and MDT teams.    
  • Participation in our respiratory physiotherapy on-call rota
  • The post holder will work in close co-operation with colleagues within all Care Groups to deliver a cohesive service that is user led ensuring a consistently high standard of patient care, optimal patient flow and safe timely intervention.
  • To work closely with team leads, clinical leads and senior therapists to ensure a robust structure of training, supervision and appraisal is delivered to all members within the team.
  • To act as a source of Specialist advice and support within the Therapy Centre and across the Trust and the wider health care system.

Working for your organisation

The successful candidate will not only have the benefit of working in rewarding specialist areas, but you will also be a part of a much wider therapy team. As an employee within SaTH's Therapy Centre, you will have access to a wide range of professional support, including Professional lead for Physiotherapy. On joining the SaTH therapy team you will become an integral member of SaTH's Therapy Centre, shaping and developing services for the benefit of patients, their families as well as other employees. 

At SaTH NHS Trust we have a strong central commitment to provide high quality, safe and effective therapy services to all our patients; key to this is ensuring our workforce is supported and equipped with the ability to deliver on that pledge. Regular access to clinical supervision, clinical and leadership training and job planning with committed weekly non-clinical time are some of the opportunities available to the successful post holder. 

Within the inpatient team we have a strong ethos of collaboration and work closely as a team on a daily basis. We have a friendly, inclusive, and open culture. We take pride in empowering our team and offer annual listening events for all colleagues to share directly concerns and ideas with the senior management team to facilitate meaningful changes and driving our services forward. 

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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