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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 15/03/2021.

Specialist Physiotherapist

Job Reference: 407-20.519-B

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust
Manor Hospital, Walsall
£31,365 - £37,890 per annum/pro rata

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust provides integrated acute and community Healthcare in the West Midlands serving a population of 260,000 residents. Walsall Manor Hospital houses the full range of district general hospital services. The £170 million development was completed in 2010 and we are continually upgrading. Construction of the new integrated critical care unit was completed in 2018, extension of a Neonatal Unit and an approved plan to build a brand new, state of the art Emergency Department which will commence in 2021

We provide high quality, friendly and effective community health services from multiple sites covering Walsall. Our multidisciplinary services include rapid response and homebased care, so that those with long term conditions and the frail elderly can remain in their own homes.

We are recommended by colleagues as a place to work which is supported by the trusts values to work as part of a team, being respectful, compassionate and professional. We are committed to investing in our workforce

Following our recent CQC visit the Trust was rated as outstanding for care and this has been recognised by NHS Improvement. We are committed to delivering high quality care in our wards and services and as part of our improvement plan to become an outstanding Trust by 2022

Walsall Healthcare is committed to equality , diversity and inclusion and recognise that there is under representation in our workforce and we particularly welcome applications from people from a Black Asian and Minority Ethnic background, people with a disability and people who identify as LGBTQ+. The Trust is also committed to providing apprenticeships in order to address under representation in certain sections of the workforce.


SPECIALIST PHYSIOTHERAPIST – Front Door Services (ED, Medical Admissions, Frailty Service and Ambulatory Care)


37.5 hours per week – part time will be considered only as part of a job share if suitable candidates available.

Band 6 candidates must have demonstrable post-graduate experience and must be able to show experience within the NHS.


**There may be potential if an applicant does not meet the B6 requirement at interview for this post to be offered as a B5 developmental post with training and competency targets set.**

The Therapy service is integral to patient flow in and out of the busy acute hospital and we are involved in new developments to provide care at the right time, in the right place, and with the right professional. The invaluable contributions made by therapists have been recognised and as a result there has been significant investment to increase the size and operational hours of the team.

For this reason we are looking for enthusiastic and dynamic individuals to join the Therapy Services Department and the developing Front Door Services team. This team provides specialist input for patients presenting to the Emergency Department, Acute Medical Unit, the Short Stay Medical Unit as well as Ambulatory Care. The team work closely with nursing and medical colleagues on admission avoidance to promote real improvements in patient safety, patient experience and clinical effectiveness.

We need staff that have had a broad range of post-graduate experience and will support the need for an efficient, proactive service in order to facilitate discharge home or to intermediate care services.

The successful candidate will be required to assess and treat patients being dealt with within the Emergency Department, the Acute Medical Unit and the Ambulatory Care areas; including those presenting with multiple pathologies and complex medical and social issues.

The successful candidate will be expected to show a keen interest in service development. You will need to possess specialist knowledge of elderly medicine; including orthopaedics, general medicine and have a sound knowledge of dementia.

You will be expected to ensure that patients return home or transfer to intermediate care services at their optimum/to optimise their level of functioning. They will be expected to have skills to assist the Multi-disciplinary Team ensure a steady transfer of patients into appropriate community settings.

The post holder will be expected to participate in the in-service training programme for the speciality and to deliver fieldwork education to professional undergraduate and postgraduate students.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameRichard McSheaJob titleClinical ManagerEmail addressrichardmcshea@nhs.netTelephone number01922656885

Please note your application will be transferred from the NHS Jobs system to internal Walsall Healthcare Trac System. All correspondence will be sent via Trac

Following our recent CQC visit the Trust was rated as outstanding for care and this has been recognised by NHS Improvement. We are committed to delivering high quality care in our wards and services and as part of our improvement plan to become an outstanding Trust by 2022

** Please Note that Internal at Risk Employees will be given preference for this position.**

We would particularly welcome applications from people from a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic background and from people with a disability; these groups are currently under-represented at senior level, we value diversity within our Trust and are working to achieve equality in our recruitment.


References from current and previous employers will be sought and must cover a minimum of 3 years employment. 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 this period. Failure to complete this section may result in your application not being processed.

Please review the attached Job description and person specification carefully before applying to ensure that you meet the essential job requirements.

Candidates should be aware that, regardless of country of origin, their ability to communicate in written and spoken English to the standard required to carry out the post, will be assessed during the selection process.

We reserve the right to close this job early. Interested applicants are therefore advised to apply as early as possible.

If a large number of applicants meet the essential criteria then random selection will be applied.

We are committed to operating flexible working practices wherever possible and committed to equal opportunities.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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