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Community Physiotherapist - Stroke Physiotherapy

NHS AfC: Band 6

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NHS AfC: Band 6
12 months (fixed term)
37.5 hours per week (Full Time 37.5 hours per week)
Job ref
Royal Lancaster Infirmary
£31,365 - £37,890 £31,365 - £37,890 per annum pro rata
Salary period
20/04/2021 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

As a combined Acute and Community Trust, University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT) is enjoying greater integration working with colleagues across different sectors within the footprint of Morecambe Bay. Not only does this provide improved ways of working within the multi-disciplinary context, it enables you to be involved in the exciting journey ahead for providing transformational care within Morecambe Bay.  

Our aim is to ensure all our patients have access to appropriate treatment in the right location. Our approach to stroke services will require a degree of flexibility as well as creative thinking to establish and form new pathways of care. You will be providing care across the pathway within the acute and community settings. 

Main duties of the job

UHMBT has an active strategic clinical network for stroke within the region which ensures oversight of continuous professional development and strategically influences stroke care within this region. The stroke team are supportive and committed to providing excellent care to all stroke patients 

Working together to deliver care to patients you will need to: 

  • Work as a trained physiotherapist within the NHS with a desire to develop your clinical skills further 
  • Demonstrate and evidence your own professional development 
  • Demonstrate your ability to work independently when necessary 
  • Have a friendly and flexible attitude which is patient focused and dedicated to quality care 
  • Use your expertise to supervise and teach other colleagues within the service 

Working for our organisation

Our Integrated Stroke Pathway has received significant investment to further support a collaborative approach to providing stroke services across the Bay.  The Introduction of an integrated community stroke team aims to ensure all our patients have access to the appropriate treatment in the right location.  

Anyone newly appointed to the trust will be subject to the completion of a satisfactory 6 month probationary period (this includes bank staff). This will give the new staff member an opportunity to become familiar with the role and working environment.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

We are a multi-disciplinary team who would welcome you to join us. As well as being the country’s 10th most inclusive employer, worklife balance is made easier with our location; right next door to the beautiful Lake District, where you can enjoy outdoor recreational activities, as well as being close to the bustling city of Manchester.   

If this sounds like an opportunity you don’t want to miss and you want to work for a Trust which: 

  • values inclusivity 
  • invests in you with ongoing in-service training, development and supervision from expertly trained clinical specialists 
  • is at the start of a transformational journey where collaboration between sector partners is core business 
  • values and invests in YOU 

then why not come and see what UHMBT has to offer? In return we will offer you: 

  • A supportive team environment which values the input of the team 
  • A structured two-way appraisal process to support your ongoing development 
  • In-house recognition schemes 
  • Regular training is provided to support development and shared learning 
  • A focus on employee involvement where your contribution is valued 
  • Encouragement for your professional development 
  • A relocation package for prospective applicants living more than 60 miles away 
  • Opportunity to be part of our transformational programme of combining acute and community services 
  • Excellent location of our sites near the Lake District to support a healthy worklife balance 


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
  • Evidence of relevant post graduate specialist clinical education
Desirable criteria
  • Membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy


Essential criteria
  • Comprehensive rotational experience as a Staff grade in the core competencies within physiotherapy for example:
  • Evidence of effective written and oral communication skills in English in a variety of settings.
  • Experience of working within a team

Skills, ability and knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Evidence of commitment, motivation and adaptability.
  • Understanding of legal responsibilities within the profession.
  • Good communication skills and interpersonal skills are essential.
  • Ability to liaise effectively within the multi-disciplinary team.
  • Ability to motivate patients and other staff.
  • To have a clear understanding of the role of a Specialist
  • Must be able to demonstrate basic awareness of current NHS issues
  • Basic IT skills.
  • To have a knowledge of audit tools and awareness of organizational and clinical standards in Physiotherapy.
  • Demonstrate good time management skills
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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.

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Tamsin Kind
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