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Senior Physiotherapist

Band 6

Main area
Physio NBY Outpatient, GP, Clinical and Admin
Band 6
Fixed Term - 1 Year
37.5 hours per week
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Physio NBY Outpatients,GP Clinic & Admin
£28,050 to £36,644 per annum
22/01/2019 23:59

These are the values that we live by at Berkshire Healthcare:

  • Caring for and about you is our top priority
  • Committed to providing good quality, safe services
  • working Together with you to develop innovative solutions

We welcome people who share these values to come and work for us.

Please find attached the behaviour framework that underpins these values for this job role.



Job title: Senior Physiotherapist, Physiotherapy Out-Patients Musculoskeletal Service

Base: Dellwood Hospital, Reading; West Berkshire Community Hospital, Thatcham; or Wokingham Community Hospital

Band: 6

Hours: 37.5 hours per week (Fixed term – 12 months)

Line Manager: Physiotherapy Team Leader

Professional accountability: Physiotherapy Team Leader

What’s special about this opportunity?

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust can provide you with a dynamic, people-centred environment, where you will be empowered to adopt a personalised approach to patient care, providing a high quality, outpatient physiotherapy service to children and adults with a range of musculoskeletal and orthopaedic conditions. Our team have created a culture where everyone has a voice and where service users and staff collaborate to make positive change, maximising our clients’ independence, choice and control, following our philosophy of enabling people to reach and maintain their optimum level of health and wellbeing.

We value our employees and put people first. We will provide you with an excellent working environment that has just been recognised with a ‘Good’ rating overall, and as an ‘Outstanding’, well-led, organisation in our latest CQC inspection, which found that: ‘The Trust used a systematic approach to continually improve the quality of its services and safeguarding high standards of care by creating an environment in which excellence in clinical care would flourish.’

Working in a passionate team, you will have access to our Trust-wide Learning and Development programme and be supported in your career and personal growth, receiving excellent in-service and external training (including mentoring from Extended Scope Practitioners from the Integrated Pain and Spinal Service) and have opportunities to be actively involved in CSP Clinical Interest Groups, Peer Review Groups and other professional development activities to help you to continue to extend your skills and keep abreast of the latest advances in clinical practice.

We are pioneers in compassionate leadership and Quality Improvement, which is about creating a culture where everyone has a voice and where service users and staff collaborate to have a direct impact on the things that matter most.

We are unable to offer Sponsorship due to the Fixed Term role.

About you:

You will have a Diploma/Degree in Physiotherapy, be HCPC registered and have experience in musculoskeletal and orthopaedic out-patients’ services. In addition to excellent knowledge of clinical governance, you will have outstanding communication and people skills, the ability to work autonomously and a desire to work collaboratively with your colleagues in the NHS and social care to ensure that patients’ needs are met holistically. You will communicate highly complex and sensitive information effectively and compassionately, providing motivation and support to those in your care. Following the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists’ standards and guidelines you will be rigorous in seeking appropriate professional assistance when the capacity for consent is in doubt. With a passion for sharing your knowledge and managing and mentoring more junior members of your team, you will be an active member of the in-service training scheme. You will be supportive of patients’ and their carers, adept at assessing their needs and formulating specialised programmes of treatment.  Your energy and drive will be rewarded with the support of a dedicated team that strives to create a progressive, warm, friendly and compassionate environment. You will enjoy working across multiple sites and have access to your own car.


What’s next?

If you share our passion for people and the dedication to excel, we’d love to hear from you.

We are happy to answer any questions that you may have. Please don’t hesitate to call Laura Franklin on 01635 273373 or email: who’ll be delighted to help.

In addition to a competitive salary, as a valued member of our team, you will receive generous annual leave, have access to our salary car scheme, support with childcare and as a respected member of the NHS, discounts from high street retailers and restaurants.

We’d love to welcome you to our warm, friendly team, who want to help you to make your career reflect your ambitions.


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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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Laura Franklin on 01635 273373 or email: who’ll be delighted to help.

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