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Band 6 Physiotherapist - HDU

Job Reference: 390-R5184-MSK-C

Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Inpatient Acute Wards
Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Westcliff-on-Sea
£28,050 £36,644 per annum (pro rata)

Here at Southend University Hospital we strive to provide high quality care for every patient, every time.

We would be nothing without our staff. So it goes without saying that when it comes to recruiting new team members, we're looking for the best. We encourage staff to be innovative, to challenge the "as is" and to always put patients first.

We want staff who will live our trust values every day.

Care with compassion, Working together, Professional and accountable

Time for a change?


Following the development of our brand new High Dependency Unit we are looking to recruit an enthusiastic part time Band 6 physiotherapist with a broad range of experience in core rotations to join our Acute Ward rotations. The post will commence working with the Band 7 Team Lead to provide a service to a 14 bedded critical care unit, offering an exciting opportunity to work alongside our nursing and consultant colleagues.


The rotations at Southend Hospital offer the opportunity to gain experience in the following areas:


Critical Care


Acute Respiratory Care Unit


Respiratory Outpatients


Pulmonary Rehabilitation


In return we offer training and clinical development opportunities with a comprehensive in-service training program and regular clinical supervision. We provide additional support in order for staff to attend recognised courses within the area of the post to support staff development. The Rehabilitation Team is also committed to supporting the development of leadership skills at Band 6 encouraging staff to attend relevant courses provided by the Trust.


The role will include the supervision of students from University of Essex and University of Hertfordshire and the mentoring of Band 5 Physiotherapists, SRA’s and Rehabilitation Assistants.


At Southend Hospital NHS Trust we strongly believe in patient care and want to attract likeminded people to help build and maintain a supportive and enjoyable place to work, that’s why our Trust values are ‘Care with Compassion, Working Together and Professional & Accountable'.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Theresa Philips
or Jenny Gates

  • Southend University Hospital Staff benefits:
  • Salary Sacrifice Car Scheme
  • Large range of discounts which continues to grow and includes; gym memberships, large retail stores, local builders and mechanics, travel agents, phone line providers, local beauticians and much more.
  • Occupational Health and Wellbeing service
  • Competitive pension
  • Effective 01 April 2019, annual leave entitlement is guaranteed in line with NHS terms and conditions of service

On appointment: 27 days

After five years' service: 29 days

After ten years' service: 33 days

  • Part time and flexible hours may be considered

An onsite nursery with discounted prices for staff members - please see the attached information pack for further information.

We will be moving from Local Terms to AfC on 01 April 2019. Details provided on request.

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.

UK Registration

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

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