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Physiotheraphy Job Description

Job Summary

To provide effective and efficient physiotherapy treatment to meet the needs of inpatient, outpatient and hydrotherapy clients, in line with best practice

Main responsibilities-Physiotheraphy Job Description

1. Clinical Duties

a. To be professional, legally responsible and accountable for all aspects of your own work including the management of patients in your care.


b. To ensure a high standard of clinical care to inpatient, outpatient and hydrotherapy patients under your management.


c. To undertake comprehensive assessments of patients and to formulate effective, clinically reasoned treatment plans.


d. To be accountable to the Lead Physiotherapist and communicate regularly through informal teaching/ supervision sessions.


e. To accept clinical responsibility for a designated caseload of patients and to organize this effectively and efficiently with regard to clinical priorities and service requirement, with the support of the Lead Physiotherapist.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities-Physiotheraphy Job Description

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f. To communicate effectively with patients and carers, in order to maximise rehabilitation potential and provide safe and efficient discharge plans.


g. To liaise with the Lead Physiotherapist and other members of the multidisciplinary team regarding a patient’s treatment programme and expected outcomes.


h. To liaise with community services as appropriate to ensure effective discharge plans for inpatients.


i. To participate in the on-call and weekend rota system.




2. Professional Duties


a. To maintain and demonstrate your own clinical professional development by keeping up to date with new treatment trends and research, incorporating them into your work as necessary.


b. To ensure best practice at all times by outcome evaluation, attendance at post graduate courses and reading current literature.


c. To be an active member of the department’s in-service training programme.


d. To attend departmental staff meetings.


e. To participate in the departmental appraisal system.


f. To demonstrate an understanding of clinical governance and risk management and apply it to the work environment.


g. To comply with departmental operational policies and ensure that patient treatment notes are kept





Person Specification



 State registered physiotherapist – essential

 Physiotherapy – Degree or Diploma - essential

 In depth specialist knowledge of the pathology of respiratory oncology/palliative care and/or neurology – or any one of these – desirable

 Membership of Chartered Society of physiotherapy



 At least four years post registration (2 years post reg and 2 years at senior level)

 Specialist respiratory oncology and neurology experience.  




 Highly developed physical skills, dexterity, co-ordination and sensory skills for assessment and manual treatment of patients.

 Coordination/managing flexibility of work load of day hospice and lymphoedema patients for the smooth running of the whole physiotherapy service.








 Confident in own knowledge base and ability to work independently in a highly specialized area


 Good teamworking skills combined with understanding of and commitment to multi-disciplinary working


 Excellent interpersonal skills, including ability to provide non-judgemental and empathic emotional support to patients whilst maintaining safe and appropriate boundaries


 Good communication skills, including listening, negotiating skills, communication of ideas and ability to provide advice and teaching to other health professionals.


 Emotionally able to work within the field of palliative care

h. To take an active role in service development in line with departmental strategy and business plan and to take an active role in treatment protocol development.


i. To comply with physiotherapy charging policies and billing.



3. Departmental / Organisational Duties


a. To ensure high standards of cleanliness and presentation are maintained within the Physiotherapy Department at all times.


b. To be responsible for the safe use of equipment used within the physiotherapy department, notifying the Manager of any equipment in need of repair or



c. To comply with all departmental and organisational policies and procedures.










d. To be aware of Health and Safety issues within the hospital and department, ensuring prompt reporting and recording of any accidents or near misses.


e. To be flexible and open to taking on duties with regard to both hospital and departmental administration.


f. To be flexible and open to undertaking any other duties that might be considered appropriate by the Manager, especially during busy periods.


g. To actively participate in Corporate Induction training