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Physiotherapist B5 Orthopaedic/Outpatients

NHS AfC: Band 5

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NHS AfC: Band 5
Part time - 22.5 hours per week
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Westmorland General Hospital
£25,655 - £31,534 Per Annum
Salary period
06/07/2022 23:59

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

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay has 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

We are delighted to be able to offer an opportunity for a highly motivated, ambitious individuals to join our team at Westmorland General Hospital. If you’re the type of health professional who truly has the patient at the heart of everything you do and you want to work in a Trust that shares your values, then this might just be the perfect role for you.

Working as a Band 5 Physiotherapist you will rotate across : orthopaedic inpatients and physiotherapy outpatient settings. The role offers opportunities to work with teams across in-patient, out-patient and community settings. You will have the opportunity to develop your skills with support from experienced Specialist Physiotherapists. 

Main duties of the job

To undertake assessment, diagnosis, planning and implementation of individual therapeutic programmes of care from a range of clinical options, with the consent of patients and with the support of the Senior staff, based on sound clinical reasoning and evidence based practice. 

To implement an agreed treatment plan in an appropriate manner that respects people’s privacy, dignity and individuality. Reassessing patients’ progress and altering treatment plans accordingly. 

To refer on to other professions as necessary with the support of the Senior staff, e.g. consultants / social services. 

To communicate with carers, patients, referrers and other professions to ensure the provision of excellent patient care. This may at times require staff to overcome barriers to understanding (impaired hearing, speech or cognition) and could include the transmission of sensitive information. This requires an empathetic approach to patient care. 

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.

Our community services for adults are provided in people’s homes, community centres, clinics, GP Practices, community hospitals and our main hospitals. Our aim is to work with people to help them remain independent, improve their health and manage their conditions through high quality care, advice and support.


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 and Care 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
  • 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 duties
Desirable criteria
  • Must be able to demonstrate basic awareness of current NHS issues
  • To have a knowledge of audit tools and awareness of organisational and clinical standards in Physiotherapy

Personal qualities

Essential criteria
  • Ability to meet the physical/psychological requirements of the role
Desirable criteria
  • Demonstrate flexibility in approach to working patterns

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Disability Confident - two yearsVeteran AwareNo smoking policyDisability confident employerArmed Forces Covenant (Silver Award)Stonewall equality policy. Equality and justice for lesbians, gay men, bisexual and trans people.Morecambe Bay - Inclusive EmployerStep into health

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

Sue Willis
Job title
Physiotherapy Team Manager
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