Band 6 Physiotherapist

Job details
Posting date: 19 January 2021
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: Agenda For Change (AFC)
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 31 March 2021
Location: Oxford, OX3 9DU
Company: NHS Jobs
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: J11-38335-PYSP00

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Job Title: Band 6 Physiotherapist, Out of Hours Service
Department: Physiotherapy
Grade and Salary Scale: Band 6 NHSP
Hours of Work: Variable depending on rostered Weekends (08.30hrs- 16.30hrs) and On-Calls
Accountable To: Children’s Acute Therapies Lead
Responsible to: Band 7 Critical Care Team Leader
Special Conditions: None


To provide a high standard physiotherapy service as part of the Children’s Physiotherapy Out-of-Hours service. This involves weekends and overnight on-calls as rostered and agreed with the Critical Care Team Leader.
Weekend working will involve working with a significant degree of professional autonomy to participate in an out-of-hours service as a lone practitioner within the hospital site. The candidate will be able to demonstrate an appropriate level of Physiotherapy skill and expertise and be expected to use sound clinical reasoning skills to provide specialist assessment and treatment of Paediatric patients.
When working on the Out-of-hours rota, the Physiotherapist will provide advice to medical and nursing staff, and other members of the MDT regarding patients’ cardiorespiratory function.

Areas included in Out of Hours service:

General acute paediatrics to include Paediatric Critical Care, medical/ surgical wards.
Cystic Fibrosis

The successful candidate will need to register with NHSP.


To provide an effective and efficient physiotherapy service to patients, including assessing, treating and delegating the changing workload within the designated specialist area.

Performs specialist assessment of patients including those with highly complex presentations, and from this formulates a diagnosis and treatment plan, which is carried out as an autonomous practitioner.

To be aware of and operate within specific legal and national frameworks in relation to the care of children. E.g. The Children Act



To be professionally and legally responsible for all aspects of the post-holders own work including the management of complex patients requiring specialised paediatric physiotherapy intervention.

To manage a complex and busy caseload, and to demonstrate the ability to work flexibly to deliver efficient patient services in a range of models.

To carry out assessment of patients as an autonomous practitioner, including those with diverse or complex presentations / multi pathologies; using clinical reasoning skills, and knowledge of evidence based practice, to determine an appropriate care plan utilising a wide range of treatment skills and options.

To interpret and analyse clinical and non-clinical facts to form accurate diagnoses in a wide range of conditions including those with a complex presentation, with guidance, when appropriate, from specialist physiotherapists.

To formulate accurate prognoses and recommend best course of intervention, developing comprehensive treatment and discharge plans, based on sound knowledge of evidence based practice and treatment skills.

To evaluate patient progress, reassess and alter / progress the treatment programme as required.

To assess a patient’s capacity to understand and to gain valid, informed consent for treatment. To work within a legal framework with patients who lack the capacity to consent or refuse treatment.

To co-ordinate intervention which may include other disciplines; advise and educate patient/carers/relatives/other health professionals

To maintain accurate electronic and written records using POMR system, in line with Professional Standards. To provide comprehensive progress and discharge reports to referrers as required. To be responsible for ensuring that Band 5 staff and student physiotherapists are maintaining the department standards.

To manage clinical risk within own caseload at all times

To provide advice to medical and nursing staff, and other members of the MDT regarding patients’ cardiorespiratory functions.

To demonstrate the physical ability to carry out physiotherapy assessment and interventions including manual therapy techniques and therapeutic handling

To demonstrate highly developed dexterity, co-ordination and palpatory sensory skills for assessment and manual treatment of patients

Who are NHS Professionals?

NHS Professionals (NHSP), owned by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), works in partnership with hospital trusts to provide a bank of highly skilled temporary workers who want to work flexibly within the NHS.

Working through the NHSP bank means Trusts don’t have to rely on expensive agencies. Right now, we have over 130,000 members registered on our bank from various roles, grades and specialities, saving the NHS over £70 million each year. This money is then reinvested back into the NHS.

Register today for various flexible working options and long term placement opportunities.

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We look forward to hearing from you soon.


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