Band 6 Specialist Physiotherapist

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust


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Job summary

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust is looking for an enthusiastic, innovative, experienced Physiotherapist to be part of their Integrated Community Stroke and Neuro-rehabilitation team

Main duties of the job

Based in the community, the successful applicant will work within a comprehensive multidisciplinary team of Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Therapists, Clinical Psychologists, Therapy Assistants and Admin.

The post holder will be a committed member of the coordinated and forward-thinking team delivering a service to facilitate patients successful transition from the acute Stroke Unit into the community setting and also work with patients with acute and long term neurological conditions to provide rehabilitation in the home environment within the Stockport area.

Support is provided through the opportunity to work directly with experienced and specialist clinicians across the team.

About us

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust provides hospital services for children and adults across Stockport and the High Peak, as well as community health services for Stockport, Tameside and Glossop. Stepping Hill Hospital treats over 500,000 patients per year and community health services are run across 24 sites in Stockport and 17 sites in Tameside and Glossop.There are lots of good reasons to choose to come and work at Stockport NHS Foundation Trust. A dynamic integrated Trust with integrity and vision. Exactly the same qualities youll see in yourself.

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust aims to be the organisation of choice for patients and an employer of choice for staff. In order to continually improve all aspects of our patient experience, we rely upon having a highly skilled, motivated, diverse, productive and patient focussed workforce.We are constantly improving how we work with staff and this is reflected in the awards we have been awarded, which can be viewed on our website.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will undertake comprehensive assessments and use advanced clinical reasoning skills will develop and deliver rehabilitation programmes to support patients achieve their goals.

Contemporaneous notes are record within electronic patient records, and participation with a weekly MDT meeting ensures coordinated communication and goal setting within the team.

The successful candidate will have excellent assessment, communication and problem-solving skills and be able to demonstrate an adaptable approach whilst meeting guidelines and standards.

The post holder will provide support to Therapy Assistants within the delivery of rehabilitation interventions, and support training and competency assessment for Therapy Assistant and Student members of the team.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and promote safeguarding by implementing the Trusts policies and procedures, acting promptly on concerns, communicating effectively and sharing information appropriately.

If successful this vacancy will require an enhanced DBS check at a cost of £43.50. This cost will be deducted from your first Trust salaryIn addition to this it will be a condition of your employment that you will join the DBS update service and pay the annual subscription fee of £13.

Person Specification

Work Related Circumstances


  • oOccupational Health Clearance.
  • oFlexible approach to work.
  • oAbility to move and handle patients.
  • oCar driver, to have access to a car for work purposes

Skills & Abilities


  • oAbility to analyse professional and ethical standards.
  • oUnderstanding of team dynamics.
  • oEffective written and oral communication skills.
  • oAbility to work autonomously and set own priorities.
  • oAbility to work under pressure.
  • oAbility to reflect and critically appraise own performance.
  • oApplication of health, safety and risk management policies.
  • oWillingness to participate in appraisal/
  • oGood interpersonal skills.
  • oAbility to organise and respond efficiently to complex information.
  • oAbility to build effective working relationships.
  • oPositive attitude towards people with disability.
  • oAbility to work collaboratively within the integrated therapy team and multi-disciplinary team.
  • oSupervisory skills.
  • oTraining and facilitation skills.


  • oPresentation skills.



  • oPrevious experience as a Band 5 Physiotherapist.
  • oStroke Physiotherapist experience at band 5 or 6
  • oAdvice and support of junior staff, support staff and /or students.
  • oPost registration experience in a stroke clinical setting.


  • oExperience of research or audit.
  • oExperience working in the community setting



  • oBroad knowledge of current best practice in physiotherapy in stroke patients
  • oSound clinical reasoning
  • oUnderstanding of therapy outcome measures.
  • oComputer literacy.


  • oKnowledge of government policy and current practice.
  • oKnowledge of the principles of clinical governance since its application.

Education & Qualifications


  • oDiploma/Degree in Physiotherapy
  • oState Registration with the Health Professions Council.
  • oEvidence of continual professional development.
  • oNormal movement training


  • oMembership of C.S.P
  • oInvolvement with A.C.P.I.N
  • oClinical Educator's Course.

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2/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.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2/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.

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

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust


4th Floor Backwith House

Wellington Road



Employer's website

For help with your application, contact:

Christine Hyde


Date posted

08 July 2021

Pay scheme

Agenda for change


Band 6


£31,365 to £37,890 a year


Fixed term


12 months

Working pattern


Reference number


Job locations

4th Floor Backwith House

Wellington Road



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