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Physiotherapist - Band 6

Band 6

Main area
Diagnostic and Clinical Support
Band 6
15 hours per week
Job ref
East Lancashire
£28,050 to £36,644 per annum
24/01/2019 23:59

At East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust our vision is to be widely recognised for providing safe, personal and effective care.  We currently provide high quality services and treat over 600,000 people across East Lancashire and the surrounding area. We employ over 7,000 staff, many of whom are internationally renowned and have won awards for their work.

This post is to work two days at a weekend to assist with providing a physiotherapy service to acute adult in-patients.


Duties will include the physiotherapy assessment, treatment and management of Adult in-patients working within the In-patient team covering patients  on the medical, surgical and orthopaedic  wards and on occasion within the  acute medical unit and   the ED department.


This position is to work as part of the in-patient therapy weekend team,  providing cover within each of the clinical areas to provide assessment of new patients and to assist with discharges and flow. This staff member will be working as an autonomous clinician and as an integral part of the Multidisciplinary team (MDT) you will be responsible for assessing patients, discussing patient agreed goals and expectations, deliver highly skilled treatments and provide education for  patients, carers and you will also be responsible for ensuring safe and timely discharges for patients in each of the clinical areas


You will be required to supervise and train more junior health care professionals.

You will attend ward meetings that may take place at a weekend where you will be expected to communicate clearly and effectively to patients, carers and other health care professionals clearly stating findings from assessment, current treatment, outcomes and agreed plans for future patient management. You must also be able to demonstrate Flexibility, good time management skills, organisational skills , and evidence of self-motivation.


The type of person we are looking for will be a confident person with appropriate experience in each of the clinical areas, to clearly be able to demonstrate a desire to actively participate in all aspects of the job in each of the clinical areas as required. You must be willing and able to lead on various elements of the work in this exciting and demanding area of work. Training will also be provided.


The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate clear clinical reasoning and have the ability to explain their decisions and actions in a way that all concerned will be able to understand. They must also be able to demonstrate evidence of recent learning and examples of continued professional and clinical development.


Above all you will deal with each and every situation following Compassion in Practice and the six key elements Care, Compassion, Courage, Competence, Communicating effectively and Commitment. As well as delivering the Trust, Divisional and Departmental objectives.



The applicant will be required to work their hours between the hours of 8am-8pm at the weekends.

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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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Lyssa Greenhalgh

01254 734433

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