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Senior Physiotherapist

Band 6

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Senior Physiotherapist
Band 6
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (includes on-call hours)
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Royal Stoke
Stoke on Trent
£33,706 - £40,588 PA
Salary period
02/10/2022 23:59

If there is a high volume of applications the advert may be closed early. Please apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role. (This does not apply to any medical staffing posts)

Important Information: University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust does not pay travel expenses for candidates attending interviews.


Job overview

Have you had good experience across a range of specialties at Band 5 level and now want new challenges? Are you looking to widen your experience? Would you like to develop your leadership and teaching skills alongside growth of your clinical ability? If so, come and join the Specialised Therapies team at the University of North Midlands NHS Trust. We are looking for an enthusiastic therapist with strong clinical and team working skills. We are looking for candidates with a positive and resilient outlook and are able to embrace the challenges and opportunities of working in a large acute trust.

An exciting opportunity has presented itself for a Senior Physiotherapist. The successful candidate will rotate across the Royal Stoke and County Hospital sites and includes the following specialities:

* Cardiothoracics

* Paediatrics

* Orthopaedics (#NOF, Elective, ARTU, Trauma & Outpatients)

* Neurosurgery/Neurology This experience will give the post holder an excellent opportunity to develop their leadership and management skills, as well as building clinical expertise that will enhance and broaden clinical skills.

Main duties of the job

Supervision will be provided by the Advanced Therapists and Principal Therapists and continuous development is supported through appraisal, internal training and external learning.

The Therapies team hosts under graduate Physiotherapists from Keele University so all Senior physiotherapists are trained as clinical educators to support the students. The department also has strong links with Keele Primary Care Centre at the University, helping to establish evidence into clinical practice and working in research trials.

The University Hospitals of North Midlands has 2 hospital sites and the post works within a 7 day shift system which will include: weekend, late shift, bank holiday for the inpatient areas listed and on call working for the Hospital trust.

Working for our organisation

University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust is one of the largest and most modern in the country. We serve around three million people and we’re highly regarded for our facilities, teaching and research. The Trust has around 1,450 inpatient beds across two sites in Stoke-on-Trent and Stafford. Our 11,000 strong workforce provide emergency treatment, planned operations and medical care from Royal Stoke University Hospital and County Hospital in Stafford.

We are the specialist centre for major trauma for the North Midlands and North Wales. We have put together a wide range of development packages aimed at ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their potential. Our goal is to be a world-class centre of achievement, where patients receive the highest standards of care and the best people come to learn, work and research.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For more information on working for the Trust, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

For more details on the post, please contact Noeleen Hellis

(see contact details)  

Person specification

Education & Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Degree/diploma in Physiotherapy
  • HCPC registered
  • Evidence of CPD
Desirable criteria
  • CPD relevant to speciality area


Essential criteria
  • Minimum of 18 months post graduate experience as a Physiotherapist
Desirable criteria
  • Experience gained within an acute setting
  • Experience relevant to specialty area

Skills, Ability & Knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Experience of supporting/supervising staff
  • Ability to liaise with other professionals/agencies
  • Good communicator - in writing
  • Motivated to self-develop
  • Knowledge of interdisciplinary working
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of audits
  • Clinical Educator
  • Involvement in training staff/delivering presentations

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Noeleen Hellis
Job title
Divisional Therapy Manager
Email address
Telephone number
01782 675340