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Specialist Physiotherapist for Stroke

Band 6

Main area
Clinical Support
Band 6
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
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Southampton General Hospital
£31,365 - £37,890 per annum
20/07/2020 23:59
Interview date

We are looking for a highly skilled and dynamic band 6 physiotherapist to join our acute stroke therapy team at University Hospitals Southampton, to provide clinical and operational leadership alongside fellow senior physiotherapists and occupational therapists, and assist with high quality rehabilitation of patients post stroke.


The therapy team cover a 28 bed stroke rehab ward and a 9 bed hyper acute stroke unit, and operate as part of a large multidisciplinary team, and are at the forefront of providing acute rehabilitation for patients with a diagnosis of stroke.


The post offers an exciting opportunity for a motivated individual to develop clinical and managerial skills within the speciality of stroke, and work alongside senior therapists to assist with the development of the service.

There is the opportunity for excellent clinical development through working alongside senior experienced therapists in acute stroke rehabilitation as well as an established In service training programme.

Good communication skills are vital for working with patients, families and other health care providers when planning and coordinating rehabilitation and discharges with this client group.


Previous experience of working within a stroke service would be beneficial.

The role will also require teaching postgraduate/undergraduate students, as well as providing specialist advice regionally.

We are a modern, flexible and progressive department, looking to appoint both full time and part time staff to join our teams.  Are you currently wanting to work specific hours   If so, call us – we would be interested in talking to prospective applicants who could commit to working a minimum of 3 days per week.  We are keen to offer a range of working hours for the right candidate – that could be you!


As one of the largest acute teaching Trust’s in England, we can offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. We believe you deserve the best possible surroundings in which to do your job and we want to support you in

As a Trust, we support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. You’ll have an opportunity to discuss this at interview. Our LiveWell and inspire programme offers opportunities, support and advice, including smoking cessation services, exercise and activity classes, and support for mental health.

UHS employees are able to access a huge range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata) on appointment, can access on-site nursery facilities (subject to availability), and we offer a generous pension scheme.


UHS is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care. 

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and only an hour on the train from central London. The New Forest National Park and the beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than those in London, 13 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted and 13 nearby green spaces to enjoy.


Interviews will be held on Friday, 07 August 2020.


If you’re interested in applying for this role, we’d encourage you to get in touch using the contact information at the bottom of this advert with any questions or if you would like to arrange an informal visit. Alternatively, if you’re ready to apply, please follow the link below to complete an application.

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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

Karen Murray

Senior Physiotherapist

02381 206998


Rebecca Stark

Senior Occupational Therapist

02381 206998

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