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Advanced Physiotherapist

Job Reference: 317-2020-36-023

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
317 Physiotherapy - Corporate
317 Trustwide
£38,890 - £44,503 pro rata, per annum

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the most successful teaching NHS Trusts in the country. We have one of the highest number of specialist services of hospitals in the UK. With around 15,000 staff, the Newcastle Hospitals is one of the region’s major employers. We have a long-standing reputation for high quality clinical care with our staff’s commitment to excellence reflected in our consistent performance at the highest level. We are committed to being an “employer of choice” offering our staff superb benefits, looking after their wellbeing, and providing access to high-quality education, training, career progression and support which enables them to provide “Healthcare at its best with people at our heart”.

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is a world class health care provider, and one of the most successful teaching NHS trusts in the country. A tertiary centre, it offers the second highest number of specialist services than any other group of hospitals in the UK, with more than 1.69 million patient contacts each year, delivering innovative, high quality services locally, regionally and nationally and internationally.

The Care Quality Commission has rated us ‘Outstanding’ for the second time in a row.

We are the largest Trust in the country - and one of only five NHS organisations - to receive this accolade twice, which reaffirms our position as one of the UK’s top hospital trusts.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people’s race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under represented groups.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a short term contract until 31st March 2021 as a Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist in Haemophilia. Applicants will be considered from an experienced Band 6 Physiotherapist looking to develop their skills or current Band 7 Physiotherapists. This is a great opportunity to gain experience in this specialist area in one of the country’s leading Haemophilia services. The post may, in part have the potential to be extended for a further period of time dependant on the current post holders funding being extended.

The main purpose of this post are as follows :

  • To deliver a self-referral physiotherapy diagnostic and treatment service to people with haemophilia within the Regional Comprehensive Care Centre
  • To undertake research and integrate research evidence in delivering improved outcomes for people with haemophilia both children and adults
  • To provide multi-professional education and training on a Trust wide, regional and national and international basis
  • To take the lead in the provision of a high quality region wide service in the triage, assessments, clinical diagnosis and treatment management for patients with haemophilia
  • To provide highly specialist/expert advice to the Consultant and other members of the multidisciplinary team on appropriate Physiotherapy treatment
  • To provide an open access service, with advice and treatment for patients with haemophilia
  • To carry out clinical caseload of highly complex patients within the speciality
  • To be an active member of the appropriate MDT within the speciality
  • Provide expert advice and consultancy locally, nationally and internationally in regard to physiotherapy and rehabilitation for patients with haemophilia to improve outcomes for patients
  • To be responsible for own continued professional development and facilitate a learning culture within the team
  • To Refer for appropriate further investigations of suspected joint disease.
  • To carry out regular assessments of haemophilia patients and look to identify signs of early joint disease and manage ongoing joint disease.
  • To manage patients with chronic pain and a variety of different orthopaedic/musculoskeletal problems.
  • To work with patients with bleeding disorders in the hospital and community environment.
  • To take a lead role in organising and planning specialist clinics.


  • RVI & Freeman Hospitals
  • The hours of work are flexible and could be done over 5 days or over 4 days but one full day of overlap with the other physiotherapist is essential. Cover for the back end of the week is a must.

The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate experience of conducting Audit, service improvement and advanced clinical skill set.

Important note on completion of reference section of Application Form

All references from current and previous employers will be sought and must cover a minimum of 3 years employment. Therefore, when completing the reference section of your application form, please give the address, telephone number and work email address of each of your current/previous line managers that cover 3 years employment. Failure to complete this section may result in your application not being processed.

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Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate. The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first month’s pay.

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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 (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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