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Senior Physiotherapist

NHS AfC: Band 6

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Senior Physiotherapist - Medicine & Surgery
NHS AfC: Band 6
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (weekend working; Respiratory on-call)
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Southport & Ormskirk District General Hospital
£32,306 - £39,027 per annum
Salary period
07/07/2022 23:59

Working for Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust offers all the benefits of coast and country living with the convenience of big city life.

We have miles of unspoilt coastline on our doorstep, attractive commuter towns, picturesque villages and stunning countryside all within easy reach. Excellent transport links mean the vibrant, historic city of Liverpool is only a short journey away. Shops, bars, restaurants, museums, galleries, a World Heritage listed waterfront and, of course, two Premiership football teams makes this a destination for travellers from across the world.

The University of Liverpool has awarded us the status of University Clinical Education Centre in recognition of the high standard of training provided for students on placement to the Trust.

We pride ourselves in providing safe, clean and friendly care, and recruit to our SCOPE values. We also offer a range of family friendly options to staff.


Job overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a skilled and dynamic Physiotherapist to join Southport & Ormskirk District General Hospital as a Band 6 Physiotherapist within Medicine and Surgery.

This is an excellent opportunity for a Physiotherapist to enhance their clinical and leadership skills, within a supportive multi-disciplinary team and also to continue to expand upon their clinical skills within this core speciality. 

Main duties of the job

Assess and treat own caseload of patients within a variety of settings, applicable to the clinical area. 

Undertakes training inclusive of audit and evaluation. To be involved in the training and supervision of student Physiotherapists.

To work as an independent practitioner as part of a wider MDT, in the assessment and management of complex patients, utilising clinical reasoning and a variety of evidence-based, expert skills.

To ensure a regular review of the caseload within a patient centred goal setting model and make decisions regarding own capacity against patient complexity and prioritising as appropriate. 

To employ excellent communication skill to enable patients, families and carers to understand and engage in intervention and demonstrate skills in motivating patients. 

To provide leadership, supervision and training to band 5 staff and therapy assistants.

Working for our organisation

Our Allied Health Professionals workforce are a friendly and welcoming group of staff, and we encourage that professionals join us in incorporating the Trust SCOPE values into their daily practice.

Our therapists are an integral part of the MDT based across specialist areas throughout the hospital. We aim to embed a positive culture of continual professional development; with roles which enable professionals for further opportunities of successful career progression within our Trust.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For more information, please see attached Job Description.

Advert date: 22/06/2022

Closing date: 07/07/2022

Shortlisting date: 08/07/2022

Interview date: 19/07/2022

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Clinical experience and skills relevant to this post
  • HCPC Registration
  • Relevant post graduate CPD to this clinical speciality
  • Qualified Physiotherapist or equivalent

Teaching / Training

Essential criteria
  • Teaching / training for student support demonstrated
  • Clinical Educators course / or equivalent
Desirable criteria
  • Clinical Leadership experience demonstrated


Essential criteria
  • Experience of working with computer system such as (excel/word/outlook)
  • Experience of working in a wide range of clinical settings with evidence of understanding the role within the NHS
Desirable criteria
  • NHS Computer systems experience such as Medway
  • UK driving license and access to own vehicle

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Apprenticeships logoNo smoking policyAge positiveDisability confident employer

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

Samantha Bennett
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Clinical Therapy Manager
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