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Physiotherapy Practitioner

Job Description

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Post Title: Physiotherapy Practitioner – Permanent Posts and fixed term 12 month

Grade: Band 5

Department: Physiotherapy

Location: Rotations between Bradford Royal Infirmary, St Luke’s Hospital and various

community settings

Hours: 375 per week.

We are looking for enthusiastic, motivated and aspiring Physiotherapists to joint our dynamic and friendly service to gain valuable experience working in a Hospital Foundation Trust.

Most attractive aspect of the Post:

We offer 6 month rotations across a wide variety of settings including Hospital, intermediate and community care allowing the postholder to consolidate core skills and then develop knowledge and skills in more specialist rotations. We currently offer rotations in:

  • Orthopaedics
  • Respiratory / ITU
  • Musculoskeletal Outpatients and gym
  • Care of Elderly (across both Acute and Community settings)
  • Neuro – rehabilitation (across both Acute and Community settings)
  • Paediatrics
  • Vascular
  • Rheumatology
  • Women’s health

All staff have access to regular IST specific to their current rotation, weekly clinical reasoning and ongoing support from Senior Clinicians, including Extended Scope Practitioners. There are also opportunities for involvement in service development, audit and clinical governance and all staff take part in the appraisals programme.

Teams consist of static and rotational Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Therapy Assistants and administrative support.

The services provide 7 day cover in some areas and the successful applicant must be prepared to work weekends and extended days and to take part on the On Call rota.

The Trust has a reputation for being at the forefront of NHS modernisation. It considers the welfare and development of its staff to be of paramount importance and offers staff gymnasiums on both hospital sites and advice on childcare.

Summary of most important Experience/Skills/Qualifications required:

Candidates must have a Physiotherapy Degree and HCPC registration (students graduating this Summer are eligible to apply)

A clean British driving licence is essential as is access to a car. (reasonable adjustments for disiblity will be considered).

Closing Date: 28/10/2016

Provisional Interview date:16/11/2016

Appointing Officer: Name: Janet Wakefield

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