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NHS Physiotherapist Band 5 West Yorkshire United Kingdom

NHS Physiotherapist Band 5 West Yorkshire United Kingdom via Workplace Doctors on a fixed term / permanent basis.

***AHP Grade: Physiotherapist Band 5
***Location: West Yorkshire United Kingdom
***Duration: Fixed Term (12 months with extension) / Permanent
***Pay Rate: £Negotiable (dependent on experience £30,401 – £37,267)
***Start Date: Flexible
***HCPC Registration Required (Health & Care Professionals Council) Essential


Applications from Health & Care Professionals who require a Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK, we welcome and will consider all Health & Care Professionals with appropriate experience alongside all EU and UK trained Health & Care Professionals, upon appointment the relevant paperwork will be issued to the successful applicant- if required


Aim of the role: The post holder will be expected to support their team, department and organisation to achieve the Trust’s Values in their day to day work.
These are the 5P’s:

  • Putting people first
  • Prioritising quality
  • Being progressive, innovative and continually improving
  • Being professional and honest
  • Promoting what is possible – independence, opportunity and choice

The post holder will achieve this by:

Working as part of the Intensive Rehabilitation Service (IRS) to provide high quality, timely rehabilitation for patients requiring step up from the integrated health team or step down from an acute or community bed.

Delivering high quality rehabilitation in a patient’s home rather than in a community bed setting for those patients with a rehabilitation need as part of a multi professional service/team. Working with patient centred goal orientated rehabilitation to promote self-management and independence throughout the continuum of care.

Providing onward referrals to other community services including health and social care to ensure the safe management of the patient when completing their IRS episode of care.

Key skills for the role:


  1. To prioritise workload, delegate and to supervise more junior staff including support staff and students, to aid provision of high standards of patient care.
  2. To work flexibly and assist in effective and efficient delivery of the service.
  3. To undertake the collection of data for use in service audit and monitoring performance of the service.
  4. To provide planned advice and occasional spontaneous advice to colleagues within the MDT.
  5. To organise and plan own caseload to meet patient and service priorities and follow local procedures to implement change should a situation arise.

Clinical Skills

  • To maintain high professional standards of behaviour and appearance.
  • To perform a comprehensive assessment of patients including those with multiple pathologies using clinical reasoning skills and assessment techniques to formulate a treatment plan based on clinical findings of their condition, working without direct supervision as an autonomous practitioner.
  • To implement the treatment plan involving other health professionals and carers as appropriate, monitor progress and modify treatment plans as and when necessary.
  • To comply with trust and service guidelines, protocols and policies whilst adhering to CSP and HCPC requirements and to support more junior staff to do so.
  • To promote effective relationships with other members of the MDT, Social Services, Voluntary and Independent sectors.
  • To develop skills and expertise to treat patients referred to the Intensive Rehabilitation Service and to and be able to handle emotional, motivational, psychological and social issues.
  • To act as an expert in respect of physical function offering advice and support to relatives and carers, enabling individuals to achieve and maintain the highest levels of physical independence and ensure a consistent approach to the patients overall management.
  • Assess patient understanding of suggested physiotherapy treatment gain informed consent and to have the capacity to work within a legal framework with patients who are unable to consent to treatment.


  1. To be computer literate and encourage implementation of the Trust’s IM&T Strategy, as well as the teams Key Performance Indicators.
  2. To be responsible for maintaining accurate and evaluative/comprehensive patient records in accordance with the service/trust standards on record keeping and in line with CSP standards of practice and to support more junior staff and locum staff to do likewise
  3. To take part, and assist, in the planning and administration relating to day to day running of the caseload.


  1. To have a wide range of knowledge in approaches to communicating and managing patient care.
  2. To be able to effectively communicate with colleagues, peers, senior managers and clinical leads within the Trust.
  3. To be able to communicate complex patient related information facilitating positive outcomes and ensuring collaborative working.
  4. Participate in the review and development of clinical policies and identifies improvements to service provision.


  1. Maintain and develop current knowledge of evidence-based practice for conditions and treatments and inform more junior staff of such developments.
  2. To be an active member of the training programme and clinical supervision by attendance at, participation in and occasional facilitation/leading training sessions to junior, senior and support intermediate care staff.
  3. To undertake external and internal courses identified as part of appraisal by individual line managers leading to a personal development plan (PDP).
  4. To undertake, and assist, in the planning of own mandatory training and workshops.
  5. To support new staff and their integration within the team.

This job title and description is an outline of the principal areas of responsibility and may be subject to periodic change. These duties are neither exclusive nor exhaustive and the post holder may be called upon to adapt to and undertake different or new appropriate duties as may be required in line with professional and service developments, within the grading level of the post and the competence of the post holder. Prior to any variations to your job description consultation will take place in line with the Trust’s policies and procedures


***Ability to act part of a team
***Ability to cope with a varying work load
***IELTS ( 7.5 with 7.0 in each module) – OR OET Exam Grade ‘B’ Overall for Overseas AHP Professionals
***HCPC Registration Required (Health & Care Professionals Council) Essential – We can provide guidance if needed

Note: The trust operates a policy whereby all employment for staff that have access to children / venerable adults will be subject to satisfactory DBS Disclosure ( Disclosure and Barring Service) The Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and the independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) have merged to become the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Overseas candidates will require an international police check or character reference.

At Workplace Doctors we welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion.  Candidates will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post.

Workplace Doctors is a recruitment agency that offers locum, fixed term and permanent medical jobs for Doctors, Nurses & AHP Medical professionals.

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Call Us today on +441234 889213 to discuss this vacancy or email your CV with your HCPC registration to info@workplacedoctors.co.uk You are also able to apply online (see below)