Role:                       BANK PHYSIOTHERAPIST

Function:              Wards

Reports to:          Ward Manager

Direct Reports:  Will provide direction to the Registered Nurses and Healthcare Assistants

Key Contacts:     Ward Manager, Senior Nurse, Staff Nurses, Healthcare Assistants, Patients, Consultants


The Weymouth Hospital, 9 Harley Street and 25 Harley Street are part of the Phoenix Hospital Group. The hospital is an acute care hospital, registered for 17 beds, accepting planned and emergency/urgent surgical admissions. The Consulting and Diagnostic rooms at 9 and 25 Harley Street are part of the Phoenix Hospital Group.  The clinic is closely affiliated to Weymouth Street Hospital and provides pre-operative consulting, minor procedures and diagnostics and post-operative follow up care for patients of the visiting consultants.  Consultants, patients and relatives need to be dealt with sensitively and efficiently in order to retain their custom.

Role Purpose

  • To ensure that standards of patients care are consistently maintained at all times in accordance with agreed operational policies as a skilled member of the nursing team
  • To promote and safeguard the well-being and interests of all patients, employees and visitors
  • To ensure that the highest standards of patient and customer care are maintained at all times

Key Accountabilities & Output

  • To assess pre and post operative patient and provide treatment and management according to the Consultant post op plan.
  • To use evidence based practise and specialist skills to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions.
  • To keep accurate and up-to-date patient records by documenting on the patient notes after physio review.
  • To liaise with professionals such as doctors and nurses.
  • To communicate effectively and collaboratively with all healthcare sectors to ensure delivery of a coordinated service.
  • To deliver high standard of care in line with the hospital policy.
  • Work as a lone practitioner with support available from the nursing staff if required.
  • To be responsible for complying with all mandatory training requirements
  • To contribute to service developments.

Qualifications / Skills & Knowledge / Qualities:

  • Registered Physiotherapist with 2+ years post qualification experience
  • Presently working in an acute hospital environment – essential
  • Experience in a private hospital environment -desirable

Clinical Governance

All staff with clinical responsibilities are expected to work within the clinical governance arrangements agreed by the PHG. This is through an established framework through which clinical staff are continuously accountable for improving the quality of services and safeguarding high standards of care by creating an environment in which excellent care will flourish.   All clinical staff are expected to maintain appropriate knowledge about, and involvement in, agreed strategies and programmes to continually improve their standards of clinical care through:

  • Patient and user involvement
  • Risk and complaints management
  • Clinical effectiveness and audit programmes
  • Continuous Professional Development.

Infection control

All staff have a responsibility to prevent and control infections.  This includes ensuring personal and team compliance with all relevant policies; especially hand hygiene, the dress code and MRSA screening policies.

Health & Safety Policy

Employees must be aware of the responsibilities placed on them under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, to ensure that the agreed safety procedures are carried out to maintain a safe environment for employees and visitors.

Continuing Professional Development

All staff are responsible for his/her continuing professional development including revalidation and to take a proactive approach to maintaining personal and professional effectiveness in an evolving role.

Data Protection

If you are required to obtain, process and/or use information held on a computer or word processor you should do it in a fair and lawful way.  You should hold data only for the specific registered purpose and not use or disclose it in any way incompatible with such a purpose and ought to disclose data only to authorised persons or organisations as instructed.  Breaches of confidence in relation to data will result in disciplinary action, which may result in dismissal.


You are required to maintain confidentiality of any information concerning patients or staff which you have access to or may be given in the course of your work, in accordance with current policy on confidentiality at PHG.

Professional Registration

If you are employed in an area of work which requires membership of a professional body in order to practice (e.g. Health and Care Professions Council) it is a condition precedent of your employment to maintain membership of such a professional body and revalidation.  You are required to advise the Director of Clinical Services if your professional body in any way limits or changes the terms of your registration.  Failure to remain registered or to comply with the relevant code of practice may result in temporary downgrading, suspension from duty and/or disciplinary action which may result in the termination of your employment.  It is also your responsibility to comply with the relevant body’s code of practice.

Initials and Date of Preparation

This job description is a reflection of the current position and the post holder is expected to view it as a guide rather than an exact description of all duties and responsibilities.  It may be varied from time to time in consultation and the post-holder is expected to carry out other duties commensurate with the grade as directed.


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