Allied Health Professionals - Therapies Event - Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists

  • Department Therapies
  • Salary £25,655.00 – £31,534 per annum
  • Closing Date 12/12/2021
  • Interview Date 16/12/2021
  • Location RSH and PRH
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 5
  • Job ref 223-OTP-725
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours Full time - 37.5 hours per week

Job overview

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We have a Therapies One-Stop Shop Recruitment Event taking place on Thursday 16th December  at The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, The Shropshire Education and Conference Centre (SECC).

We are looking for enthusiastic, newly qualified and existing band 5 Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists to join our friendly team of Therapists working on a rotational basis across both The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford.

Come along and have a chat with the team, have an interview, complete all of your recruitment paperwork and leave with a provisional job offer and the excitement of joining our family! Don't worry if you can't make this date, we can arrange for you to be interviewed on an alternative date.

Interested in attending? Contact: Corinne Smith / / 01743 492402

Main duties of the job

To assess, diagnose/interpret and manage own caseload of complex
patients as an autonomous practitioner in accordance with
Professional Code of Conduct and Health and Care Professions
Council Regulations.
To work under the supervision and guidance of senior Therapists.
To work flexibly as part of the cover arrangements within the
Therapy Centre as required. The postholder will only be asked to
work within their competencies and should be aware that
notification of the need to move to a different clinical area may be
communicated with little notice to ensure the safety of the service.
The post will be rotational working across both hospital sites and
some postholders will work in Community settings as part of their

Working for our organisation

We can  offer:

Pre-registration positions at Band 4 level until HCPC registration is complete.
Successful applicants can automatically join the therapy bank to pick up shifts whilst still studying (at a Band 2 level).
Shropshire is a fantastic area and a great place to enjoy many physical activities such as: biking, running, hiking, and even more for the more adventurous of you.

Training for newly qualifiers

We offer a robust training and development programme and a competency system for all our band 5's and provide support for development opportunities.

Our Band 5 positions are rotational contracts lasting 6 months and cover:

Surgery including Critical care
MSK outpatients
Stroke and Rehab
Front door services including ED

All rotations have a robust competency framework and mentorship system with appraisals at regular periods across the rotation with a full appraisal annually. You are supported by a stable team of experienced staff, headed by a Therapy-led Management Team. We have also established peer group sessions across both sites to help new starters have a point of contact for help or concerns.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For full duties and responsibilities please refer to the attached document entitled Job Description.

Person specification

Quals, Experience, Knowledge

Essential criteria

As required for entry into University for professional training
Degree or pending a degree in Physiotherapy / Occupational Therapy

Desirable criteria

Registered or applied for early registration with Health and Care Professions Council
Broad range of student placements or postgraduate experience
Evidence of Continuing Professional Development maintained in a Portfolio including evidence based practice.


Essential criteria

Relevant IT Skills
Good written and verbal communication skills
Organisation, planning, prioritisation and decision making skills
Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines

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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