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Specialist Physiotherapist

NHS AfC: Band 6

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Therapy - Emergency Medicine
NHS AfC: Band 6
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24/10/2018 23:59

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"Be part of the team that delivers "Excellent patient care in world class hospitals"

The Trust has 5 Values as defined by the Star Chart. Applicants are advised to familiarise themselves with these Values which can be found by clicking on the 'About Us' pages on the Trust internet site. 

Our latest achievements include:

  • St Helens Hospital rated outstanding (CQC 2016)
  • Whiston Hospital rated good with outstanding features (CQC 2016)
  • Best Patient Experience in the NHS (CHKS Top Hospitals Awards 2015)
  • Best in the NHS in the Patient Led Assessment of the Care Environment (PLACE 2014 and 2015)
  • Cancer services rated 4th best in the country by Macmillan Cancer Support 2014
  • Ranked one of the highest in the country for extremely positive feedback received from patients (Friends and Family Test, NHS England)
  • Ranked highest in Cheshire and Merseyside for staff recommending the hospitals for the care of their friends and relatives (Staff Friends and Family Test, NHS England)
  • Ranked in the top 100 places to work in the NHS (NHS Employers and Health Service Journal 2014)

In the 2017 Staff Satisfaction Survey the Trust was rated best nationally in the following areas,

  • as a place to work
  • a place to receive treatment
  • staff satisfaction in the care they deliver 
  • staff satisfaction with the resources available to them and the support they receive

Specialist Physiotherapists  Band 6

Based at Whiston Hospital

  • Frailty
  • Acute Medicine
  • Integrated Stroke Services
  • A&E

Full and Part Time Post Available

Salary: £28,050 - £36,644 per annum

St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is the BEST acute Trusts in England for the second year running! We provide a full range of acute adult services to our local population of circa 350,000 and provide tertiary services across a much wider area in the North West, North Wales and Isle of Man. We are a Major Trauma Unit and the Mersey Regional Burns Unit.

Our '5 Star Patient Care' strategy is at the heart of all that we do; supporting our vision to provide world class services for all our patients by getting it right for every patient, every time.

Due to investment in our medical Therapy Service, we are excited to offer newly developed rotational band 6 posts. We are looking for enthusiastic, hardworking, motivated, experienced Physiotherapists with excellent clinical, communication, organisational and time management skills to join our Service working across the following areas:

Integrated Stroke Services       A&E   

Acute Medicine              Frailty                                      

The successful candidate will have postgraduate experience preferable working within the acute sector and be ready to take on the responsibility of a band 6 position. They will deliver high standard evidence based care, perform therapy assessments of patients, providing a diagnosis to develop and deliver an individualised treatment programme and hold responsibility for their own caseload and supervision of band 5 therapists and therapy assistants. Therapy provision in each of these clinical areas is managed by a dedicated Therapy team with clinical and operational leadership provided by band 7 therapists.

A flexible approach to day to day tasks is essential in order to meet the demands of the service. Therapy is provided 7 days per week with extended hours on a rota basis. The successful candidates will also have the opportunity to participate in providing outreach services.

Our philosophy is to keep the patient at the heart of everything we do. We look for people who are willing to go the extra mile, not because they are asked to, but because they are committed to being part of a healthcare team that delivers an excellent caring service to our patients.

In return for your hard work and dedication we can offer a friendly and welcoming team and all the support and continuing professional development you will need to make a difference to patients and staff. We have an innovative service of AHP’s with an excellent staff supervision system enabling our staff to be committed to developing both their service and themselves. Clinical Governance, research and audit activities are encouraged within the service.

Current HCPC registration is essential. Interviews, medicals and DBS checks will be made prior to acceptance.

This post will be subject to an Enhanced DBS (with barred list for vulnerable adults and children) disclosure.

Advertising Date: 10th October 2018 

Closing date: 24th October 2018

Interviews will be held: 1st November 2018

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

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Further details / informal visits contact

Kirsty Lyon, Team Lead Occupational Therapist,


Lisa Williams, Therapy Operational Manager, Tel: 0151 430 1282.

If you have problems applying, contact

0151 676 5491