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Junior Physiotherapist - ERAN

Band 5

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Band 5
Full Time 37.5 per week
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Southend University Hospital NHS Trust
Westcliff on Sea
£23,023 - £29,608 per annum
19/10/2018 23:59

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

This is an exciting time to join us. The three NHS trusts that currently run Broomfield, Southend and Basildon hospitals are planning to become a new single NHS organisation by mid-2019.

 All three hospitals will continue to provide the services our patients use the most. These include outpatient appointments, children’s services and day-case surgery.  All three hospitals will continue to provide 24/7 A&E and maternity services.

By working as one team we will provide the same high standard of care and services for all of our 1.2m local residents. Using the same equipment, processes and IT systems means services will run more smoothly.  Single leadership, standards and new structures will speed up decision making.  Combined corporate services will reduce duplication and cut running costs. This means more money for front-line services and faster improvements.


Attracting new talent is key to our future and the scale of our organisation will give far  more career, training and development opportunities for all our staff.




Exciting opportunity to commence your rotational role at Southend Hospital joining our Early Rehab and Nursing Team (ERAN) for Orthopaedics.  This is a rotational post which will commence in the ERAN team so access to a car for work use is essential for this role. 

Here at Southend Hospital we acknowledge that people’s circumstances can change without warning and therefore we want to give everyone the chance to apply for a position here when they are ready and that is why we choose to make our vacancies available all the time

We provide strong Band 7 & 8a Physiotherapy leadership in all specialities to support new starters in a 6 month probationary programme offering a robust induction and helping them settle into our teams. We provide a training and competency structure for all equipment, on-call and weekend working to support staff development. We provide monthly rotation specific in-service training, regular accountability as well as offering a range of role specific training opportunities.

The Outpatient Team offers Band 5 opportunities in Hand therapy, General Outpatients & Satellite Clinics allowing individuals to develop general and specialist MSK assessment and treatment skills

The Community and Paediatric teams provide Physiotherapy and rehabilitation services for adults and children outside of the acute hospital setting. Our aim is to help individuals recover from acute illness trauma or surgery, and to manage their health condition longer-term. We work within patient’s homes, intermediate care units and the children’s centre in order to optimise independence and have a strong focus on health and wellbeing. Within these services band 5 therapists can gain experience and a range of skills on which to build a solid foundation for a successful career in Physiotherapy

The Inpatient Team offers Band 5’s the opportunity to develop their core skills in a variety of settings:
Fast paced assessment and discharge planning with our A&E and frailty services
Respiratory skills across the acute wards including medical wards, surgical wards, critical care and ARCU
Mobility and discharge planning skills with MDT working across all inpatient wards.
Experience within elective and trauma orthopaedic wards
Experience with the management of acute stroke patients on our award winning Acute Stroke Unit

The successful candidate will be a Member of the Chartered Society Physiotherapy, registered with Health Professional Council and have a Degree in Physiotherapy. Some community posts will require candidates to hold a full driving licence, own and car with business insurance.
There are full time permanent and temporary posts at 37.5 hours per week and some posts will involve weekend working.

Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is recognised for its consistently strong performance and challenging ambitions. Rehabilitation is a large Directorate that works as an integrated team and believes in high quality patient care and staff support.

Southend-On-Sea is an exciting place to live, work and enjoy life. Just under an hour from London and Europe (either by rail or air), Southend and the surrounding area is vibrant and cosmopolitan. Local schools have an excellent reputation and the nearby seaside provides a pleasant backdrop as well as opportunities for fun or relaxation. The attractive nearby town of Leigh-On-Sea provides an alternative location for many professionals to settle and wind down after work.

• Want a great place to work with big potential? Southend Hospital is the leading specialist cancer hospital in the region. The planned merger of the 3 local hospitals will serve more than 1.1 million people across Essex, employing more than 14,000 staff


Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

For further information regarding this role please contact:

Cath Comery, Lead Nurse for ERAN

Theresa Philips, Rehab Manager
01702 435555 ext 8354

If you have problems applying, contact

01702 508079