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NHS AfC: Band 6
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Northern General Hospital
£33,706 - £40,588 pa/pro rata for part time staff
Salary period
05/06/2023 23:59
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Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust logo

Specialist Physiotherapist

NHS AfC: Band 6

We are committed to helping our staff balance their work and home lives and ensure they feel supported, valued and appreciated so whilst you care for our patients and clients, we’ll take care of you. We offer many different ways of helping staff including career development opportunities, flexible working, good annual leave and pension schemes , health and wellbeing packages and financial support systems. Joining the Trust also allows you access to a number of saving options via our salary sacrifice schemes and a wide range of discount opportunities with retailers and service providers.

Job overview

Are you looking for an exciting development opportunity to enhance your skills and experience in clinical leadership? If so, this unique opportunity with Sheffield Teaching Hospitals is for you.

These Specialist Physiotherapist posts will have a yearly rotation working between the Integrated Community Team- Therapy (ICTT) West and the Acute Medicine Therapy team within the inpatient hospital setting (NGH).

As a Specialist Physiotherapist in the Acute Medicine Therapy team you will deliver acute and on-going patient care within a range of specialties including Geriatric Medicine, Frailty, Parkinson’s disease and palliative care. The team of Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and support staff work closely covering multiple medical wards providing early rehabilitation, assessment, urgent respiratory care, intervention, and discharge planning for a complex and diverse case-mix of patients.


Main duties of the job

As a Specialist Physiotherapist in ICTT you will work with a varied caseload including Respiratory, Musculoskeletal, Orthopaedic and Neurology conditions. Within both settings you will have direct access to clinical specialists for support with complex patients and we encourage staff to take a specialist lead in a specific area of choice to deepen their skills in that area to support the team.

The service plays a key role in the advancement of integration, working closely with health, social care and voluntary sector colleagues to provide integrated care and promote independence.

These posts will play a key role in future community services, promoting independence and reducing unscheduled care, and developing services to meet the needs of patients living with Long Term Conditions.

You should be used to working in a multidisciplinary environment and have excellent communication skills. Evidence of acute and community working experience pre or post registration is desirable.


Working for our organisation

You will be working for an organisation which values and respects all of its staff and the community it serves. The Trust is a leader in the NHS and research sectors and provides excellent benefits for its staff. This includes commitments to professional development but also many policies to support employees in balancing their personal and professional lives.

Therapy provides an excellent and comprehensive in-service training program and support staff to continue with their post graduate training. This not only includes clinical training but also the opportunity to develop leadership skills such as the development and delivery of education, supervision, mentorship, and service development. The service is involved in national research and innovative projects such as the use of digital technology.


Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please view the attached Job Description and Person Specification documents for full details regarding this post.

When completing your application please ensure that you clearly demonstrate how you meet the role criteria.


Person specification


Essential criteria
  • BSc in Physiotherapy or equivalent
  • HCPC registration
  • Short Specialist post-registration training programmes


Essential criteria
  • Post-registration experience of sufficient to acquire appropriate core competencies in Physiotherapy practice and the knowledge and skill to manage a complex specialist caseload in the chosen field
  • Demonstrates a clear understanding of the pathways and role of acute therapy within the NHS.
Desirable criteria
  • Clinical Governance or Health & Safety, link worker
  • Member of special Interest Group
  • Fieldwork educators Course
  • Clinical Effectiveness course/Project

Further Training

Essential criteria
  • Evidence of continuous personal & professional development
  • Good post-registration theoretical and practical knowledge of therapy practice in chosen field
Desirable criteria
  • Evidence-Based Practice
  • Clinical Governance

Special skills/apptitudes

Essential criteria
  • Competency in Physiotherapy clinical reasoning, processes & practices
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and team working skills
  • Able to maintain confidentiality
  • Able to act on own initiative, organise and prioritise work and manage multiple tasks
  • Able to maintain accurate written records & statistics
  • Calm approach to changing work situations
  • Able to teach and motivate others
Desirable criteria
  • Understanding of therapy in an acute hospital
  • IT literate
  • Understanding of stress and ability to help others cope under pressure

Other Factors

Essential criteria
  • Flexible and reliable approach to working practices
  • Positive, proactive attitude to patient care and teamwork

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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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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Further details / informal visits contact

Rachel Globe
Job title
Clinical Service manager
Email address
Telephone number
0114 2269527
Additional information

Susan Steiner Gardner

Operational Manager

Telephone 07785314850



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