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Specialist Physiotherapist

NHS AfC: Band 6

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Specialist Physiotherapist
NHS AfC: Band 6
Full time 37.5 hours per week
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Northwick Park Hospital
£32,257 - £41,308 per annum inclusive
25/10/2018 23:59

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust is one of the largest integrated NHS Trusts in the country employing more than 9,000 staff with a budget of more than £670 million a year. We are the first Trust of its kind to provide complete hospital-based and community healthcare services to a combined population of 930,000 in the boroughs of Brent, Harrow and Ealing. Our services include four major acute hospitals including the internationally renowned St Mark's Hospital and community services across Brent, Harrow and Ealing, including Clayponds Rehabilitation Hospital, Meadow House Hospice, Denham Unit and Willesden Centre. St Mark’s & LNWH has a major teaching commitment and we have recently been awarded University Hospital status after being granted membership of the Association of UK University Hospitals. To find out more about our Trust, why not view our video We are London North West University Healthcare

Our values - HEART

Our vision at London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust is to provide excellent clinical care in the right setting by being:

  • Compassionate
  • Responsive
  • Innovative

We are clear that our vision can only be achieved by our staff, who are our most valuable asset.

Our vision is driven by our HEART values and behaviours which were developed together with our staff.

  • H onesty
  • E quality
  • A ccountability
  • R espect
  • T eamwork

These values describe how we interact with each other and our patients and must underpin everything we do to achieve our vision.

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust welcomes applications from people who wish to work part time or flexibly.


The Short Term Assessment, Rehabilitation and Reablement Service (STARRS) is expanding and we are looking for a knowledgeable, motivated, Physiotherapist with strong clinical decision making skills to join our multidisciplinary team.

STARRS is a national leader in intermediate care that aims to bring the best of hospital care to a patient’s home and therefore avoid unnecessary hospital attendances/admissions and facilitate early discharges

 We provide an Early Supported Discharge Service to reduce the length of stay of patients in hospital by continuing their care at home.


We are looking for Physiotherapists who have a passion for patient care, who want to develop their skills and push themselves outside the normal boundaries of Physio practice and who have a real drive to make sure their patient gets the best treatment possible. Excellent communication skills are essential.


As a Band 6 Physiotherapist you will:


  • Attend patients as both part of the Rapid Response crew and alone for follow up visits.
  • Develop your Physiotherapy skills into a more well-rounded holistic approach to patient care.
  • Take on extended roles such as venepuncture, drug administration, advance assessment of the acutely ill patient and acute injury assessment.
  • Gain experience in generic, orthopaedic, musculoskeletal, respiratory, neurological rehabilitation and falls prevention.
  • Develop new skills normally outside of the scope of Physiotherapists including Nursing and Occupational therapy tasks.
  • Gain experience in day to day management of the team including taking handovers and helping to make treatment plans at the virtual ward round.
  • Supervise junior staff and students
  • Attend in-service training and have Continued Professional Development opportunities


STARRS works 7 days a week from 08:00 until 20:30 plus cover of the A&E department until 22:30. You will be expected to work weekends and bank holidays although it is our aim that you work approximately one weekend in four. You will also cover occasional late shifts which run from 10:00 until 22:30.


In return for your skills and dedication to the team and our patients we endeavour to provide:

·         A supportive environment to learn and develop your new skills.

·         Working with Doctors, including Consultants to push your knowledge beyond normal Physiotherapy practice.

·         Regular training above and beyond statutory and mandatory training.

·         An emphasis on a good work life balance including meal breaks to enable staff to perform at their best.

·         A management team that listens and acts on your concerns.

·         Experience managing the team.

·         The opportunity to deliver training sessions.

·         The usual NHS benefits plus a lease car option.

·         Agenda for change pay scale Band 6 + outer London weighting and unsocial hours enhancements where appropriate.

Crèche facility available on site.

For this post, the following are essential:


·         Current HCPC registration

·         Excellent communication skills

·         Strong Physiotherapy knowledge and assessment skills

·         Full clean driving licence and use of a car.


 Previous Applicants need not apply. 


Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit UK Border Agency website.

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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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Naresh Naidu on 0208 869 3654

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