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Band 6 - Specialist Physiotherapist

Job Reference: J11-45568-PYSP00-WWL

NHS Professionals - Flexible Workers
Agenda for Change [AFC]

Job Title and Grade: Band 6 - Specialist Physiotherapist

Location/Trust: Wrightington Hospital, WN6 9EP

Department Covered: Therapy

Placement Ref/ID: 45568

The Role:

We have an urgent long term placement opportunity for Band 6 - Specialist Physiotherapist available at Wrightington Hospital

Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is a major acute trust serving the people of Wigan and Leigh. Innovative and forward thinking, the trust provides the best possible healthcare for the local population in the Wigan Borough and surrounding areas.

Job Summary:

  • To provide a high standard of physiotherapy service to patients with orthopedic conditions on wards and in the Therapy department
  • To participate in the orthopedic Band 6 rotational scheme, this involves working across the Trust in a variety of unit settings, assessment, and treatment centers, in community facilities and in patients’ homes
  • To act as a source of knowledge on the management of patients presenting with a wide range of orthopedic conditions and provide an advisory/educational service to patients, relatives, physiotherapists and other healthcare professionals

System Knowledge: HIS, PAC’s


To apply for this post, you will:

  • HCPC Registration
  • Access to car for work purposes
  • Diploma/degree in Physiotherapy
  • Acess to highly specialist physio's
  • Close working with consultants in a friendly dynamic team
  • The trust has become the Hub for orthapedics following pandemic
    - Huge caseloaed of orthpeadic surgery, so covering clinics
    - Caseload to large to support with less than 2yrs
  • Evidence of relevant post graduate training/CPD
  • Ability to work collaboratively within the multi-disciplinary team
  • Experience at Band 5 level or above in relevant areas of practice
  • Knowledge of a wide range of conditions and their physiotherapy management as relevant to caseload


  • To take a role in the specialist assessment and treatment of patients within the orthopedic specialty who may have complex and or chronic presentation, and to determine clinical diagnosis and physiotherapy treatment indicated
  • To hold responsibility for own case load and be responsible for a defined area of the service or a particular patient type. Supervision takes the form of regular formal training and clinical reasoning sessions, peer review, case conferences. Access to advice and support from a senior physiotherapist is available if required, clinical work is routinely evaluated
  • To work jointly with staff from social services, hospital trusts, primary care trusts, education, etc., in providing rehabilitation and coordinating discharge
  • To educate and train physiotherapists, other health professionals and physiotherapy students in the management of physiotherapy conditions as appropriate in current rotation
  • To work within an interdisciplinary team (IDT) to provide physical, functional, psychological, and emotional rehabilitation as part of a holistic approach to patients with neurological dysfunction

In return for your hard work commitment NHS Professionals (NHSP) can offer you some fantastic benefits: –

  • Competitive Pay Rates - work this week, get paid next week!
  • First choice of placements at over 50 NHS Trusts in England
  • Dedicated consultants
  • Flexible working options
  • Free DBS and free training
  • Build holiday allowance
  • Support when you need it – 24/7 365 days – Call us anytime on 03330 144 370
  • Stakeholder pension scheme

Who are NHS Professionals?

NHS Professionals (NHSP), owned by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), works in partnership with hospital trusts to provide a bank of highly skilled temporary workers who want to work flexibly within the NHS.

Working through the NHSP bank means Trusts don’t have to rely on expensive agencies. Right now, we have over 130,000 members registered on our bank from various roles, grades, and specialities, saving the NHS over £70 million each year. This money is then reinvested back into the NHS.

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We look forward to hearing from you soon.


Please note, you will be contacted by email throughout the recruitment process, so please check your emails, including your junk/spam regularly. We regret we cannot contact everyone who is not selected for an interview, therefore if you do not hear from us within 21 days after submitting your application, please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.

Please note that you will be contacted via e-mail throughout the recruitment process, so please check your e-mails regularly.

We regret we cannot contact everyone who is not selected for an interview, therefore if you do not hear from us within 21 days after submitting your application, please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.

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