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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 01/10/2020.


Job Reference: 331-K3600920

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust
Furness General Hospital, Barrow in Furness
£24,907 - £30,615 per annum pro rata

''A great place to be cared for; a great place to work''

The University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Therapy Team would like to recruit well-motivated and enthusiastic Physiotherapists to join our rotation programme in South Cumbria. Applications are welcomed from undergraduates looking for roles following their successful graduation in 2020, as well as from Physiotherapists who already have HCPC registration. With rotations in acute and community locations in the Furness area, you will be based on the edge of the Lake District National Park giving easy access to recreational activities such as Fell Walking and water sports.

Our well established Band 5 rotations provide opportunities to develop skills in a range of clinical settings within our friendly and supportive team. Within Furness General Hospital (FGH), in-patient rotations include Surgical / ICU, Medical, Orthopaedics, & Neuro / Rehab. With out-patient rotations in both primary and secondary care settings, you will have a range of opportunities to develop your knowledge & skills. Within the hospital based out-patient team you will work with patients referred with from Trauma & Orthopaedic Consultant teams. You will also have opportunities to develop skills in other areas, assisting with the cardiac rehabilitation programme, amputee rehab and Hydrotherapy. We are also pleased to expand the rotational programme to include the opportunity to work with the out-patient Physio team based at Alfred Barrow Health Centre, Barrow, where you will work with an experienced team, managing a caseload of patients referred mainly from primary care. We are also pleased to include the opportunity to work with our Community Domiciliary team in the Furness area, allowing team members to develop skills across the whole patient pathway.

We work as a multi-disciplinary team and you will have the opportunity to contribute to service improvement, helping to develop and improve our pathways of care for our patients.

As a Trust we actively support you to develop your knowledge and skills via our Annual Development Review programme and you will have the opportunity to learn from a team of experienced Specialist and Advanced Physiotherapists.

Anyone newly appointed to the trust will be subject to the completion of a satisfactory 6 month probationary period. This will give new team members an opportunity to become familiar with the role and working environment.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameKate ArmisteadJob titleBand 7 Community PhysiotherapistEmail addressKate.Armistead@mbht.nhs.ukTelephone number01229 402666Additional contact information

Kate Armistead, Band 7 Community Physiotherapist, 01229 402666.

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