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NHS AfC: Band 5

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NHS AfC: Band 5
37.5 hours per week (Full Time 37.5 hrs per week)
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Furness General Hospital
Barrow in Furness
£25,655 - £31,534 £24,214 - £30,112 per annum pro rata
Salary period
08/12/2021 23:59

''A great place to be cared for; a great place to work''

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay has been nationally recognised as the UK’s most inclusive NHS organisation. As such we have a firm commitment to strengthening the diversity of our workforce, and therefore welcome and encourage applications from likeminded people who can support our ambition to become effortlessly inclusive. We are particularly keen to hear from protected groups – including BAME, LGBT+ and people with a disability.

Job overview

The University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Therapy Team would like to recruit well-motivated and enthusiastic Physiotherapists to join our rotation programme in South Cumbria. Applications are welcomed from undergraduates looking for roles following their successful graduation as well as from Physiotherapists who already have HCPC registration. With rotations in acute and community locations in the Furness area, you will be based on the edge of the Lake District National Park giving easy access to recreational activities such as Fell Walking and water sports.

Main duties of the job

Our well established Band 5 rotations provide opportunities to develop skills in a range of clinical settings within our friendly and supportive team. Within Furness General Hospital (FGH), in-patient rotations include Surgical / ICU, Medical, Orthopaedics, & Neuro / Rehab. With out-patient rotations in both primary and secondary care settings (Alfred Barrow Health centre), you will have a range of opportunities to develop your knowledge & skills. Including a community rotation involving domiciliary visits and travel around the local area, where you will work with an experienced team, managing a caseload of patients referred mainly from primary care. Within the hospital based out-patient team you will work with patients referred with from Trauma & Orthopaedic Consultant teams. You will also have opportunities to develop skills in other areas, assisting with the cardiac rehabilitation programme and amputee rehab. 

Following a period of training and development you will be expected to contribute to the weekend working and on call rotas at Furness General Hospital.

Working for our organisation

We operate from three main hospitals - Furness General Hospital (FGH) in Barrow, the Royal Lancaster Infirmary (RLI), and Westmorland General Hospital (WGH) in Kendal, as well as a number of community health care premises including Millom Hospital and GP Practice, Queen Victoria Hospital in Morecambe, and Ulverston Community Health Centre.

FGH and the RLI have a range of General Hospital services, with full Emergency Departments, Critical/Coronary Care units and various Consultant-led services.

WGH provides a range of General Hospital services, together with an Urgent Treatment Centre, that can help with a range of non-life threatening conditions such as broken bones and minor illnesses.

All three main hospitals provide a range of planned care including outpatients, diagnostics, therapies, day case and inpatient surgery. In addition, a range of local outreach services and diagnostics are provided from community facilities across Morecambe Bay.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay visiting our website https://www.uhmb.nhs.uk/

Person specification

Education and qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Health Professions Council registered Physiotherapist
  • Honours Degree or equivalent in Physiotherapy approved by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy/ Health Professions Council
Desirable criteria
  • Membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy


Essential criteria
  • Comprehensive experience at undergraduate level of the core competencies within physiotherapy for example: musculo-skeletal, neurology and cardio- respiratory care
  • Evidence of effective written and oral communication skills in English in a variety of settings
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of working within a team

Skills, ability and knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Ability to think quickly, assess clinical situations and take decisions upon that information
  • Must be able to demonstrate the confidence to take independent action within expected capabilities
  • To have a clear understanding of the role of a Physiotherapist in the approach of their professional dutie
Desirable criteria
  • Must be able to demonstrate basic awareness of current NHS issues
  • Basic IT skills
  • To have a knowledge of audit tools and awareness of organisational and clinical standards in Physiotherapy
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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

Rachel Watts
Job title
Physiotherapy Team Leader
Email address
Telephone number
01229 402793
Additional information

Rachel Watts, Inpatient Physiotherapy Team Leader Tel 01229 491161

Kate Armistead, Community Physiotherapy Team Lead 01229 402666.