Physiotherapist - Band 5 - London

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Job Purpose

  • To work in a diverse multicultural environment and refine and develop experience across specialist physiotherapy areas and rotations in our RLH site six monthly rotation.
  • To deliver specialised physiotherapeutic intervention to patients using highly developed skills in assessment and treatment of patients. This includes the delivery of exercise programmes and giving advice, information and emotional support to patients and carers in a wide variety of settings.
  • To participate in the rotation scheme, which involves working across the Royal London Hospital site, over six sites in a range of ward settings, outpatient departments and in the patient’s own home.
  • To contribute to the development of evidence based practice and clinical effectiveness during each rotation.
  • To participate in the emergency and on call rota across the Royal London Hospital site

Reports to: Lead for Therapy Team during rotation

Responsible to: Head of Therapy Services

What experience and skills do you need?

The suitable candidate must have these following skills and experience:


  • Student placements in core areas of physiotherapy
  • Student experience in both acute and chronic settings
  • Experience of using research and other evidence to inform practice


  • Understanding of clinical governance
  • Has an understanding of professional issues and NHS developments


  • UK recognised qualification in Physiotherapy at degree level or above
  • HPC Registration


  • Able to demonstrate verbal and non-verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to demonstrate clinical reasoning skills
  • Able to demonstrate time management skills
  • Able to demonstrate skills in assessment and treatment of patients

Main professional/clinical duties and responsibilities         

  • To be an autonomous practitioner and be professionally and legally accountable for all aspects of professional and clinical work.

  • To be able to work independently with the freedom to take decisions about the patients management and discharge, but with the support of a senior physiotherapist available when appropriate for the management of complex patients, or if advice is necessary on workload and problem patients in a specialised unit. It would be expected that the physiotherapist would recognise their own limitations and actively seek advice when necessary.

  • To undertake assessments and treatments of patients effectively and efficiently using highly developed clinical reasoning skills and manual assessment techniques in a wide variety of settings with a wide variety of patients and conditions

  • To use a high level of analytical skills developed with ones own experience and learning, to assess, treat and produce a physiotherapy diagnosis, using information from the patient, carers, hospital notes, physical assessment techniques, visual analysis and occasionally conflicting elements from different sources.

  • To carry out effective treatment plans and interventions independently developed by self, based on knowledge of treatment skills such as manual therapy techniques, electrotherapy, patient education and other alternative options, with support available from a senior physiotherapist for complex or problem patients.

  • Formulate prognosis and recommend best course of intervention, developing comprehensive discharge plans within a wide variety of settings and specialities, with support available from a senior physiotherapist for complex or problem patients

  • To have the analytical skills, experience and knowledge to recognise other problems presented by the patient. This may require referring patients to other services for the appropriate intervention, with support when appropriate from a senior physiotherapist for patients with complex problems or needs.

  • To work effectively with staff from other disciplines in the multi disciplinary team to ensure care pathways are followed to the benefit of the patient in a seamless and timely manner.

  • To work with a holistic approach to patient care, being able to draw on own experience and learning to most effectively decide on the best management of each patient.

  • Continually develop knowledge, skills and clinical reasoning to a high level during rotations to ensure that a high standard of practice is maintained and transferable across clinical areas and specialities.

Key Working Relationships

The Physiotherapist will report directly to the more senior physiotherapists. They will be accountable to the Clinical Lead of that rotation. The post holder may be directly responsible for development and/or supervision of assistant staff.

The post holder will provide support and teaching/training to students on placement or newly rotated staff.

The post holder will work closely with the multidisciplinary team including Nursing staff, Medical team, other therapists and support staff. This will include excellent feedback on the patient’s status and progress to enable effective collaborative working.


If you have any queries, please email directly.

Bank Partners is an employment agency/employment business (as defined by the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003) and is acting on behalf of its client in relation to this vacancy.

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