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Physiotherapy Support Worker B4

NHS AfC: Band 4

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NHS AfC: Band 4
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (Hours considered over a 7 day roster working pattern)
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Southmead Hospital, North Bristol NHS Trust
£23,949 - £26,282 pa
Salary period
09/10/2022 23:59

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Please note that this job advert will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received. So if you are interested, please apply for this vacancy as soon as you can.


Job overview

This post forms part of a core group of therapy staff based in the Elgar Centre or on the Specialist Medicine wards at North Bristol NHS Trust. The post-holder will undertake the physiotherapy reviews, reablement of the complex care patients on these wards.  

This advert may close early, if we have received a sufficient amount of applications. Therefore you are highly advised to apply as soon as possible if you are interested in this position. 

Main duties of the job

To provide independent assessment and treatment of assessed complex care  patients under the supervision of a registered Physiotherapist. To progress exercise programmes and work with the MDT to ensure patients are on a safe and timely discharge pathway. To complete administrative tasks including onward referrals, audit, equipment ordering and completion of statistics.

Working for our organisation

North Bristol NHS Trust provides hospital and community healthcare to the residents of Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset, plus we’re a regional centre for neurosciences, plastics, burns, orthopaedics and renal. Our aim is to deliver exceptional healthcare for all our patients and carers.

The Elgar Centre comprises of 2 wards. Our patients are initially acutely medically treated inside the Brunel building and transfer to Elgar for on-going care. 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Providing patient reviews  as part of protocol based rehabilitation after joint replacement surgery. Progressing mobility and exercises for complex care patients. Taking screened patients from initial assessment to discharge under supervision. Completing physiotherapy referrals. Ordering and organising equipment. Teaching new staff and supervising other support workers.  

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Evidence of higher level apprenticeship, foundation degree or equivalent clinical experience
  • Evidence of a continued desire to learn and develop self.

Work experience

Essential criteria
  • Experience of healthcare environment
Desirable criteria
  • Experience working as therapy support worker


Essential criteria
  • Knowledge of role and relevant skills required
  • Ability to prioritise workloads
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team.

Qualities/Special Circumstances

Essential criteria
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • An empathetic attitude towards patients
  • Awareness of impact of covid pandemic on staff, patients, self

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Applicant requirements

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

Kerry Hunt
Job title
Clinical Lead Physiotherapist
Email address

If you have problems applying, contact

Talent Acquisition Team, First Floor, Middle Wing
Beaufort House
Southmead Hospital,
Southmead Road
BS10 5NB
0117 414 4550