Band 5 Physiotherapist (Rotational)

Southport And Ormskirk NHS Trust


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Job summary

Are you a Physiotherapist looking for a new and exciting career opportunity? We have a number of positions available to join our Band 5 Physiotherapy rotations across Southport & Ormskirk Hospitals.

Our 6 monthly rotations include:

The North West Regional Spinal Injury Centre

Paediatrics / Elective Orthopaedics

Critical Care

Orthopaedic Trauma and Rehabilitation

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

Complex Rehabilitation


Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Medicine & Surgery

There will also be opportunities to gain experience in the Accident and Emergency Department.

We invite applications from registered Physiotherapists, including those expected to graduate this 2022 year.

We offer all post holders a structured support and supervision framework in addition to training and CPD opportunities. Our acute rotations include a dedicated respiratory on-call training and competency programme where you will gain experience across acute, specialist and critical care areas. We also offer new graduates an enhanced 12 month Preceptorship programme. All rotational staff are encouraged to join our monthly band 5 peer support and development groups.

If you are interested in joining our friendly team and require any further information or would like to arrange an informal visit (virtually or in person), please feel free to contact us using the information below.

Main duties of the job

1. To provide a Physiotherapy service to in and out-patients of Southport & OrmskirkHospitals.2. The post holder will manage their own clinical caseload.3. To provide assistance for the Therapy and Rehabilitation Services in deliveringthe required range of therapeutic interventions and support to the client group.4. To undertake assessment, treatment and evaluation of treatment andintervention.5. To participate in audit and service development.6. To accurately record, obtain, collate, and maintain patient records both manuallyand electronically.7. To educate and train other health professionals including nurses and doctors withsupport from more senior Therapists8. To participate in the supervision of student therapists on clinical placement andfor work experience students.9. To take part in the departmental emergency on-call respiratory rota

About us

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.

Job description

Job responsibilities

1. To undertake therapy assessment, clinically diagnose and implement treatmentplans if appropriate in a manner that respects peoples privacy, dignity andindividuality.2. To liaise with members of the Multi-Disciplinary Team and external agencies toensure the effective management of patients care, communicating patientinformation in relation to their care as required.An integrated care organisation Band 5 Rotational Physiotherapist3. Manage a clinical caseload ensuring patients are see in a timely manner.4. To ensure effective internal and external 2-way communication with patients,carers and all other Health and Social Care Professionals regarding all aspectsof patient care.5. To take part in the departmental on-call respiratory rota excluding Joint HealthRotation6. To provide and receive complex information which requires empathy andreassurance. Communicating where there may be barriers to understanding andwhere skills such as motivational interviewing and counselling are required.7. Able to formulate and implement individualised care plans, reviewing progressand adapting as required8. To be involved in the production and evaluation of resources produced by thedepartment e.g. information and training packs, advice leaflets etc, providingspecialist advice9. To provide cover for leave and sickness to the clinical service as appropriate.10. To be a member of the multi-disciplinary team and actively participate in M.D.T.meetings.11. To contribute to the development of departmental / organisational proceduresand guidelines.12. Ensure the safe use of appropriate medical devices required to carry outtreatment in line with departmental procedures.13. To participate in shift patterns to support the delivery of 7 day service asrequired.14. To provide training sessions for other health care professionals and patient/carergroups.15. To work autonomously but recognise own limitations and when to escalateissues or refer to more senior therapist for advice and support.

Advert Date: 3rd May 2022

Closing Date: 17th May 2022

Shortlisting Date: 23rd May 2022

Interview Date: 31st May 2022

Person Specification



  • Degree or equivalent in physiotherapy
  • HCPC registered

knowledge and experience


  • Demonstrate commitment to your and others ongoing Continuous Professional Development (CPD) and maintenance of professional portfolio.
  • Previous demonstrable experience of working in a health, social or personal care setting as a physiotherapist.
  • Experience of taking an active role within MDT

Skills and Abilities


  • Ability to manage own time and work autonomously within clinical and non-clinical activity and to guide others using problem solving and decision making skills
  • Ability to demonstrate clinical reasoning and a holistic problem solving approach appropriate to experience within clinical area.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Southport And Ormskirk NHS Trust


Southport and Ormskirk

Southport and Ormskirk


Employer's website (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Heather Duff


Date posted

03 May 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change


Band 5


£25,655 to £31,534 a year per annum



Working pattern


Reference number


Job locations

Southport and Ormskirk

Southport and Ormskirk


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