Rotational Physiotherapist – Norwich, Norfolk

Rotational Physiotherapist


Norwich, Norfolk


Rotational Physiotherapist

Band 5

Main area
Band 5
Full time – 37.5 hours per week (37.5 Hours per Week)
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Colman Hospital
Norwich and Norfolk
£25,655 – £31,534 pa
25/03/2023 23:59

NCH&C is proud to be the first standalone NHS community trust in the UK to achieve an ‘Outstanding’ rating from the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Our focus is on continually improving the quality of care we offer to local people and on improving access to that care, helping people to move seamlessly from one service to another. Praising NCH&C’s “compassionate, inclusive and effective leadership at all levels”, the CQC observed that our staff are well supported to make positive changes and innovations.

Norfolk Community Health & Care NHS Trust is committed to continuing to create a modern and inclusive work environment. As part of this commitment we actively promote flexible working opportunities where possible, to meet the needs and wishes of our workforce to maintain and improve their wellbeing. The trust offers a range of flexibility, including flexible working patterns, and we would encourage you to discuss this with the recruiting manager before or during the application process if this would interest you.

We welcome applications from people who share our values and can help us deliver outstanding care in our local community.

Job overview

The Rotation Scheme is able to offer newly registered physiotherapists a range of clinical experience in community and academic settings.  

To apply you will need to have a BSc/MSc in physiotherapy and be registered with the HCPC or an undergraduate student nearing course completion. It is also open to those returning to practice.

The rotations are of 6 month duration and cover the following:

  • Community rehabilitation including long term conditions; medicine for the elderly; musculoskeletal outpatients; specialist in-patient neuro-rehabilitation, and community stroke rehabilitation.

This list may change to meet new service designs and local health needs.

  • To provide physiotherapy assessment, interventions, health promotion.
  • To work as part of the multidisciplinary team to facilitate discharge planning or prevent unnecessary admissions.
  • The post holder is supervised on a regular basis by a senior member of the physiotherapy team.

Once the necessary competencies are obtained the post holder may be required to participate in weekend and bank holiday rotas.

Main duties of the job

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust provide a range of post registration rotations. This offers newly registered Physiotherapists the opportunity to work in a variety of settings including inpatients and community environments.

Rotations are in a number of geographical locations throughout Norfolk.

You will be keen to know that our close links with the University of East Anglia brings excellent postgraduate learning opportunities.

We offer rotations of 6 months duration in:- 

-         Community Rehabilitation including long term conditions

-         Specialist in-patient neurological rehabilitation

-         Stroke rehabilitation

-         Musculo-skeletal

-         General in-patient rehabilitation

-         Learning Difficulties

Flexible working is possible. Weekend and evening working may be required as per the demands of the Service.

We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic person to join our friendly team.

Working for our organisation

Apply now to join an organisation that has been awarded an ‘Outstanding’ rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the highest possible rating and the first stand-alone NHS community trust in the country to be awarded the title.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

  1. To be professionally and legally responsible and accountable for all aspects of own work.
  2. To maintain a high standard of clinical care for the patients under your management.
  3. To undertake the assessment of patients using investigative and analytical skills.
  4. To formulate an individual management and/or treatment programme, using clinical reasoning skills and a range of treatment skills.
  5. To undertake a variety of rotations; this will provide a broad base for both personal and professional development.
  6. To accept clinical responsibility for a designated caseload of patients, and, with support, to organise this efficiently and effectively with regard to clinical priorities and use of time.
  7. To accept responsibility for ensuring the effective selection and use of all treatment resources available both in the department and on the wards.
  8. To communicate effectively with other members of the multi-professional team, about patient issues in order to facilitate a team approach to patient care.
  9. To communicate effectively with patients and carers to maximise rehabilitation potential and to ensure understanding of condition.
  10. To assess capacity, gain valid informed consent and have the ability to work within a legal framework with patients who lack capacity to consent to treatment.
  11. To delegate to, and supervise the work of health care assistants and assistant practitioners.
  12. To assist senior staff in the provision of advice, teaching and instruction to relatives, carers and other professionals, to promote understanding of the aims of physiotherapy and to ensure a co-ordinated approach to patient care.
  13. To be responsible for equipment used, and to adhere to department equipment policy, including competence to use equipment

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • BSc or MSc in Physiotherapy or equivalent.
  • HCPC registration


Essential criteria
  • Broad range of core clinical experience at pre-registration or if applicable post registration
  • Demonstrates ability to be an effective member of a team(s)
  • Can demonstrate ability to problem solve in clinical setting

Desirable criteria
  • Previous work experience

Skills Abilities and Knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Demonstrates ability to apply skills across various clinical settings/applications
  • Demonstrates an understanding of evidence based practice and clinical audit
  • Able to prioritise work effectively
  • Can manage change to different rotations at regular intervals
  • Demonstrates commitment to continuing professional development/lifelong learning
  • Well-developed problem solving skills


Essential criteria
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Able to communicate effectively using the English Language

Personal & People Development

Essential criteria
  • Able to identify with the Trust’s commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults.
  • Flexible approach to service needs
  • Adaptable to change
  • Able to work under own initiative
  • Good knowledge/awareness of self
  • Flexible approach to career pathways
  • Genuine desire to gain broad experience and a commitment to the rotation


Essential criteria
  • Ability to travel to all rotation sites
  • Must hold a full driving licence or be able to make own travelling arrangements to fulfil the duties of the post
  • Able to commit to weekend and bank holiday duties

Equal Opportunities – We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion. Additionally, people with disabilities that fall under the Disability Confident Scheme will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post (outlined in the Person Specification). All sites are Smoke Free.

Immigration Status  – Norfolk Community Health & Care NHS Trust is a diverse employer and welcomes all job applications. However, potential applicants should note that although the Trust is registered with the Home Office as a sponsor organisation for migrant workers, this is only against Tier 2 (General) visas. If you are a migrant worker from outside of the European Economic Area and do not already hold a self-gained right to work, we recommend you check the Home Office eligibility requirements before making an application.

Redeployment  - Please note that in the first instance priority for this vacancy will be given to NCH&C staff who are on the Trusts Redeployment Register.

DBS – If this post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and you are not a current employee of Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust or being recruited as an Apprentice then the cost of the DBS check will be automatically removed from your first month’s salary. However if you are registered with the update service this may not be required.

Closing and Interview Dates-This vacancy may close early if sufficient applicants are received.

Data ProtectionA privacy notice detailing how we will handle your data is attached to this advert as a document. Your application will be transferred to our recruitment management system (Trac) once the advert has closed and you will receive notification then detailing how Trac will handle your data.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 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

Kate Harman
Job title
Workforce Allied Health Professions Staffing Lead
Email address
[email protected]
Additional information

Mrs Ross Purle

Administration Assistant

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