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Specialist Physiotherapist

NHS AfC: Band 6

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NHS AfC: Band 6
Fixed term: 9 months
Part time - 30 hours per week (30)
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Furness General Hospital
Barrow in Furness
£32,306 - £39,027 per annum pro rata
Salary period
05/12/2021 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

A  opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and motivated physiotherapist to join our Physiotherapy team as a specialist Physiotherapist at Furness General Hospital on a fixed term basis for 9 months. The post holder will work flexibly in our inpatient and supported discharge teams with a wide variety of patients. Our Hospital is part of the University of Morecambe Bay Trust, situated close to the Lake District with easy access to large cities such as Preston and Manchester via the M6.

You will be responsible for the support and development of band 5 physiotherapists and supervision of technical instructors, with opportunities to develop your role as a clinical educator and taking responsibility for undergraduate students. You will also be encouraged and supported to engage in, and lead training as required. Good communication and team working skills are essential for this post.

Main duties of the job

To work as an individual within the Inpatient and Supported Discharge Team with patients with a variety of orthopaedic/medical/surgical conditions. Providing specialist physiotherapeutic assessment, diagnosis, treatment and advice for a range of frequently complex conditions for patients on their caseload. Your role will include community visits and therefore you will require a UK driving license and access to a car.

To be responsible for your own clinical record keeping, including hand-written and electronic data recording, in accordance with Trust, Care Group and Chartered Society of Physiotherapists standards. 

To take an active part in In-Service Training and external education in line with Continual Professional Development (CPD) Care Group Guidelines, to maintain standards of care in line with evidence based practice. To disseminate information from training attended as required

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 healthcare 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


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


Essential criteria
  • Evidence of relevant post graduate specialist clinical education
  • Comprehensive rotational experience as a Staff grade in 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.
  • Experience of working within a team


Desirable criteria
  • Must demonstrate a knowledge of team / group dynamics and understand the role of a Specialist Physiotherapist within a team
  • Evidence of commitment, motivation and adaptability
  • Must be able to demonstrate the confidence to take independent action within expected capabilities
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship here. It is vital that you provide full and accurate details of your current immigration status on the application form. Overseas applicants applying for entry clearance into the UK must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided in continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Guidance can be found here. Not everyone needs a ‘Skilled Worker’ visa. If you are applying for a vacancy in health or adult social care, check if you’re eligible to apply for the Health and Care Worker visa instead. It’s cheaper to apply for and you do not need to pay the annual immigration health surcharge

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 manager
Email address
Telephone number
01229 402793
Additional information

Please contact Rachel Watts or Peter Fare Physiotherapy Team Managers

Tel: 01229 402793