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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 05/08/2021.

Specialist Physiotherapist

Job Reference: 301-SP-21-118299

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Specialist Rehabilitation
Haywood Hospital

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT) is a high performing provider of integrated health and care, providing physical and mental health, learning disabilities and adult social care services. Employing 8,500 staff with a turnover of £490m, the majority of our services are delivered in Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin, however our Inclusion services can be found across the country. Our inclusive organisation has received excellent 2020/21 staff opinion survey results and has recently been short-listed for two prestigious HSJ Awards.

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The Trust works in partnership with the NHS programme ‘Step into Health’, supporting ex-service personnel into a career in the NHS

Do you want an exciting and new challenge?

We have two exciting opportunities to join our Specialised Rehabilitation Services based at Haywood Hospital

  • Static post on Broadfield Unit

  • Rotational post incorporating Rehabilitation Medicine, Stroke Rehabilitation, Neuro-Outpatients & D2A services

We provide specialist multidisciplinary services to patients following illness, mechanical injury, stroke, brain injury and / or trauma to maximise function, prevent deterioration and ensure safe discharge into the community with longer term support ensuring longer term adaptation to life changes. All services promote strong focus on patient / carer education to support self-management.

Rotational post holders will rotate between posts with length of rotations dependent on joining date, service needs and individual personal development needs. All of the therapy services currently or have plans to work over a 7 day week.

In joining our team you will be influential in supporting both in-patient and outpatient services and community based rehabilitation with a strong focus on maximising function, prevention of deterioration, education and prevention and lifestyle advice.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Physiotherapist with:

  • Keen interest & / or experience of working in stroke, neurological rehabilitation and / or trauma and can demonstrate a strong understanding and vision of specialist therapy and service needs
  • Sound clinical skills in the assessment and management of patients in the sub-acute, rehab and / or community environment
  • A strong commitment to developing self and others through training, supervision and mentoring with focus on service improvement and development
  • Innovative thinking and passion for delivering best patient outcomes using evidence based research
  • A strong commitment to working in and supporting a team

We can offer:

  • A friendly, supportive and well experienced clinical team who are passionate about rehabilitation, stroke, neurological and trauma rehabilitation
  • Development of your clinical skills through supervision, training and networking opportunities across the Trust / local stroke/ neuro and rehabilitation services including voluntary and statutory agencies
  • Development of your leadership skills through training, service development projects and people management
  • Clear working structure through regular supervision and appraisal with In-service training and peer supervision an essential component for continued professional development
  • A strong rehabilitation research culture within the Trust and local stroke pathway

Do you have a true passion for delivering positive outcomes in the field of rehabilitation, stroke, neurological and trauma rehabilitation? If you would like to work alongside a dynamic multi-disciplinary team we would love to hear from you. If you would like any further general information regarding the role please contact:

Rehabilitation Services:

Margurite O’Mara (Service Lead) @ Margurite.O’

Stroke / Outpatients:


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MPFT is committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all areas of the community, who meet the specific criteria of the post regardless of age, ethnictity, sexual orientation, gender, disability and religion/belief.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of individuals and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The Trust has a positive attitude to employees and job applicants with mental health issues.

PLEASE NOTE: should we have a high volume of applications the Trust may close the vacancy early

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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