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Specialist Physiotherapist - Band 6

Job Description

With comments from Staff, Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust has been placed in the Health Service Journal Top 100 best healthcare organisations in the country to work. In its citation for the Trust, the Assessors said of the Trust: “There is an open and honest feel at Salisbury Foundation Trust and a genuine desire to give good quality care throughout all levels and departments of the organisation.'

We are a well established acute Trust with a track record of high performance and provide a broad range of services for the populations served by Wiltshire, Dorset and West Hampshire CCGs, alongside highly regarded specialist services with excellent clinical networks both locally and nationally. We have about 470 beds and employ just under 4,000 staff.

We offer excellent staff benefits including an on site day nursery and holiday playscheme, an on site staff club with 2 indoor heated swimming pools and a fully equipped gym and squash court. We have a state of the art education centre and library and can offer staff accommodation.

Situated in the south of Wiltshire, Salisbury is surrounded by beautiful countryside including Salisbury Plain and the New Forest. Salisbury is supported by good transport links, particularly to London and the West Country. In addition it offers a rich mix of entertainment and activities and is well known for its art and culture.

Band 6 –Specialist Physiotherapist

Medical & Respiratory


Full time 375hrs p/w, over 5 days

Weekends and on-call requirements.

Salary: - £26,302 – £35,225

Salisbury Therapy Services are looking for an experienced Physiotherapist with a specialist interest in acute respiratory and medical management of its patients across its ITU, Medical and Surgical wards.

You will need to have effective Respiratory / Medical skills underpinned by broad rotational experience. The ability to prioritise and work flexibly across wards is essential, alongside communication, staff development and teaching to both the Therapy Team and the wider MDT.

Salisbury Hospital is undergoing significant development to manage its patient’s demands across the whole system whilst maintaining excellent patient centred & safe care. Leadership, creativity and efficiency are skills welcomed within Therapy Services to support and respond to service demand and to potentially influence care across organisational boundaries.

For further information please contact Donna Gurd, Acute Therapy Lead on  ( Phone number removed )  x3111 or by email ( Email address removed )

Please read the job description and person specification carefully and ensure that your application reflects the knowledge, skills and experience required.

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