Specialist Physiotherapist

NHS AfC: Band 6

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NHS AfC: Band 6
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Manor Hospital
26/02/2018 23:59

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust provides integrated acute and community Healthcare in the West Midlands serving a population of 260,000 residents. Walsall Manor Hospital houses the full range of district general hospital services. The £170 million development was completed in 2010 and we are continually upgrading. Construction of the new integrated critical care unit has commenced and is due to be completed 2017, and plans to extend the neonatal unit are underway.

We provide high quality, friendly and effective community health services from multiple sites covering Walsall. Our multidisciplinary services include rapid response and homebased care, so that those with long term conditions and the frail elderly can remain in their own homes.

We are recommended by colleagues as a place to work which is supported by the trusts promises to work as part of a team, be supported to maintain high standards and appreciate every individual. We are committed to investing in our workforce by recruiting to Nursing, Midwifery, Allied Health Professional and HealthCare Science vacancies.


We have already made substantial progress following our CQC visit and this has been recognised by NHS Improvement. We are committed to delivering high quality care in our wards and services and as part of our improvement plans.




Therapy Services Department

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust is one of the largest employers in the local area with approx. 4,000 staff providing local general hospital and community services to around 260,000 people in Walsall and the surrounding areas. The Trust is the only provider of NHS acute care in Walsall providing for inpatients and outpatients at the Manor Hospital as well as a wide range of services in the community.

The Therapy service is integral to patient flow in and out of the busy acute hospital and we are involved in new developments to provide care at the right time, in the right place, and with the right professional. For this reason we are looking for an enthusiastic and dynamic individual to work within Therapy Services alongside nursing and medical colleagues on Trauma, Orthopaedics and General Surgery to promote real improvements in patient safety, patient experience and clinical effectiveness.

We need staff that have had a broad range of undergraduate experience and will support the need for an efficient, proactive service in order to facilitate discharge home or to intermediate care services.


Previous applicants need not apply.





37.5 hours per week – part time will not be considered.


Band 6 candidates must have demonstrable post-graduate experience and must be able to show experience within the NHS.




The successful candidate will be required to assess and treat patients being dealt with within Trauma and orthopaedic wards as well as General Surgery; including those with multiple pathologies and complex medical and social issues.


The successful candidate will be expected to show a keen interest in service development. You will need to possess specialist knowledge of elderly medicine; including orthopaedics, general surgery and respiratory and have a sound knowledge of dementia.  There is an expectation that once competencies are completed, the successful candidate will join the respiratory on call rota.


You will be expected to ensure that patients return home or transfer to intermediate care services at their optimum/to optimise their level of functioning. They will be expected to have skills to assist the Multi-disciplinary Team ensure a steady transfer of patients into appropriate community settings.


The post holder will be expected to participate in the in-service training programme for the speciality and to deliver fieldwork education to professional undergraduate and postgraduate students.


Only candidates that are short-listed for interview will be contacted. If you are selected for interview you will be contacted within 2 weeks of the closing date.  Correspondence relating to this vacancy may be conducted electronically.  Please ensure that you check your emails on a regular basis.


Review the Personal Specification for a full list of essential criteria.


When applying for this post it is essential that you read the Job Description and the Personal Specification and use the “supporting information” space to demonstrate how your skills, knowledge and experience meet the requirements of the person specification, as your application will be judged against this.


This post may be closed earlier than the published closing date if sufficient applications are received.


DBS 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 to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

This job is unlikely to attract a Tier 2 certificate of sponsorship (formerly a work permit). Applications from candidates who require Tier 2 immigration status to work in the UK may not be considered if there are a sufficient number of other suitable candidates. To apply for a Tier 2 certificate of sponsorship, employers need to demonstrate that they are unable to recruit a resident worker before recruiting an individual from overseas.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current professional registration with the Health and Care Professions Council.

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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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Sally Woolams - Clinical Manager

01922 721172 ext 7386 / 6333

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