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Physiotherapy Assistant

Job Reference: 439-C&G-677

County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust
Physio (Countywide) (401022)
Sedgefield Community hospital
£20,330 to £21,777 pa

We are actively recruiting to vacancies across the Trust. We would like to encourage applicants to apply via NHS Jobs and to inform candidates that interviews will be taking place remotely via video / Microsoft Teams.

We are extremely grateful to all new applicants and our current staff who have made enquiries and referrals to our bank and recruitment team. Thank you for supporting the NHS, your Trust and community during this challenging time.


Our MSK Physiotherapy Service is looking for a highly motivated and passionate Physiotherapy Assistant with the relevant skills to join our friendly and supportive Outpatient Team at Sedgefield Community Hospital.


We are looking for applicants with a keen interest in supporting rehabilitation and enhancing patient care in an MSK outpatient setting. This exciting opportunity will allow you to work with a diverse group of patients with a variety of conditions, both as part of a team and also independently. You will be able to provide skilled support work in delivering rehabilitation to patients and be able to feedback or discuss with the team as needed.


As a dynamic and supportive team, we offer a wide range of learning opportunities to help you consolidate your skills and develop within your role. You will be supported by qualified physiotherapists of various experience levels from junior physiotherapists to extended scope practitioners. Equally, you will be required to support the team in both clinical and administrative duties. You will be required to write notes and access and use a small selection of systems for activities such as ordering of equipment. Our team is very committed to providing regular in-service training which you are encouraged to participate in building on your learning and development.


The MSK physiotherapy service has worked closely with County Durham CCG to commission an integrated MSK service (CD IMS) for County Durham and Durham Dales, Easington & Sedgefield patients (DDES). The CD IMS pathway provides a single point of access to the full spectrum of MSK services from routine physiotherapy to specialist physiotherapy and orthopaedics.



This post is 26 hours per week and based in Sedgefield Community Hospital, however you may be occasionally required to cover sites in the Durham Dales and Easington region.


Interviews will be held on 7th December 2021



For further information please contact


Anthony Etheridge  Operational Lead Physiotherapy DDES 07393804582

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