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Band 7 Advanced Physiotherapist

NHS AfC: Band 7

Main area
Physiotherapy - Stroke
NHS AfC: Band 7
Secondment/Fixed Term Contract
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£37,570-£43,772 pa, pr
21/07/2019 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.

Please note that all successful applicants to non-medical positions will be subject to a six-month probationary period.


Advanced Physiotherapist


Stroke/Rehab Therapy Service

Secondment/Fixed Term - 6 months

37.5 hours

Band 7


Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust provides healthcare in hospital and the community to 258,000 people across Southport, Formby and West Lancashire.

Acute care is provided at Southport and Formby District General Hospital and Ormskirk District General Hospital. This includes adults’ and children’s accident and emergency services, intensive care and a range of medical and surgical specialities. Women’s and children’s services, including maternity, are provided at Ormskirk hospital.

The North West Regional Spinal Injuries Centre at Southport hospital provides specialist care for spinal patients from across the North West, North Wales and the Isle of Man.

The Trust also provides sexual health services for the Metropolitan Borough of Sefton.

Would you like the opportunity to work in and be part of the development of a new Early Supported Discharge Service for Stroke patients in the Southport & Formby areas? 

We are in the process of recruiting to a series of 3 x 6 month Secondments/Fixed Term Contracts as part of this initiative.  If there are insufficient applicants the duration of the Secondments/Fixed Term Contracts may be extended. 

The successful applicants will work as part of the Stroke Therapy Team which is based in The Stroke Unit at  Southport & Formby District General Hospital.  Currently the team provide assessment and rehabilitation of stroke patients in the inpatient phase but we are excited that the service will now be extended to provide early supported discharge in the community.

The successful applicants will be highly motivated and self driven and have experience of working within this specialism at senior level.  As  highly autonomous practitioners, the post holders will provide an efficient and high quality physiotherapy service across the specialist area, provide education and training and liaise with colleagues across therapy services and the multi-disciplinary team.  They will also be integral in the development of the ESD service with support from the Clinical Therapy Manager and Team Leads.

The post holders will be expected to work flexibly to cross-cover all clinical areas within the specialism ensuring quality patient care. This post supports the weekend working agenda and may include participation in weekend/Bank Holiday rotas.

This post will be subject to an Enhanced DBS (with barred list for Adults and Children's disclosure)

Advertising date: 11th July 2019

Closing date: 21st July 2019

Interview date: 1st August 2019

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 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

For further details please contact Heather Duff, Clinical Therapy Manager  on 01704 704892 or E-mail

If you have problems applying, contact

Southport & Ormskirk NHS Trust
Town Lane
01695 656583