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Specialist Physiotherapist

NHS AfC: Band 6

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NHS AfC: Band 6
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£26,565 - £35,577 per annum
21/06/2018 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

St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals Trust   409-1016827-B

Specialist Physiotherapist - Band 6

A&E - Frailty Team

37.5 hours permanent, (FTC until March 2019 also available)

£26,565 - £35,577, per annum 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Physiotherapist to join the Frailty - Accident and Emergency Therapy Team. The successful applicant will work flexibly over 7 days as per service need, alongside highly experienced therapists, nurses and medics within Accident and Emergency, the Frailty MDT, and a newly developed Community Frailty team. This is an opportunity to work with Frailty patients throughout their journey and make a real difference to people’s lives.

The successful candidate will provide high quality, responsive care to patients attending the Accident and Emergency department and admitted to the Frailty Unit with Therapy needs. They will also be responsible for the management of patients admitted to the Acute Medical Unit. The post will work across the frailty pathway and, as part of the community frailty MDT, provide therapy to patients in their own place of residence, ensuring that the right therapy skills are mobilised to maximise independence and support individuals to remain in their own home / normal place of residence. The aim will be to provide a reactive and proactive service to care for the frail older adult, preventing crisis and avoiding attendance at the acute trust wherever possible.

The candidate will ideally have the specialist knowledge and skills to treat their patients and make sound clinically reasoned decisions in a prompt and timely manner with the confidence and independence to work in this fast paced area. You will need to demonstrate effective communication skills, be committed to the delivery of quality care as part of the multi-disciplinary team, and provide a holistic patient intervention.

A flexible approach to day to day tasks is essential in order to meet the demands of the 7 day service. The successful candidate will join the rota and will work 5 days a week over the 7 days that the service is provided. The team hours cover an extended service 8am to 6pm.

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. The successful candidate will have a valid DBS check with the Trust and will be required to pay for the cost of the DBS disclosure which is £44 for an enhanced disclosure, the cost of which will be deducted from their first salary. 

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


Advertising Date: 7th June 2018

Closing Date: 21st June 2018

Interview Date: TBC 

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

If you have problems applying, contact

0151 676 5491