Senior Physiotherapist

Town/City Bury, Lancashire BL9 5LX
Payment type Per annum
Region North West
Contract type Permanent contract
Closing date
Hours Full-time
Type of employer Private provider
Name of employer Priory Healthcare – Priory Highbank Centre

Other benefits

In return, Priory can offer excellent benefits, a flexible working environment, a commitment to CPD, free meals whilst on duty, free on-site car parking, the opportunity for clinical supervision and an excellent in-service training programme.

Vacancy details

The Priory Highbank Centre specialises in complex neuro-disability, including care of tracheostomy and mechanical ventilated patients. You would be part of our dedicated interdisciplinary team who offer evidence based patient centred care and therapy to help patients maximise their physical, emotional and social potential.

Essential Clinical Criteria:

  • Physiotherapy Degree (Bsc/Msc)
  • HCPC Registered 
  • Full member of CSP 
  • Minimum of 3-4 post years post graduate experience, with evidence of CPD (including a neurological setting).
  • Experience of subjective and objective neurological assessments and advanced clinically reasoned individualized treatments for patients with complex presentations physically and with communication and cognition deficits.
  • Experienced use of relevant outcome measures and the evaluation of treatments alongside current evidence based practice.
  • Evidence of working collaboratively with a wider clinical team and knowledge of other disciplines and their role.
  • Evidence of good time management of own caseload and that of others (where necessary), including: organisation, prioritisation, delegation skills.

Desirable Clinical Criteria: 

  • Evidence of neuro-rehabilitation specific training e.g. Introduction to Bobath or Basic Bobath. 
  • Experience & competency within others areas of Physiotherapy, especially Respiratory including ventilators and tracheostomy management.
  • Some awareness and understanding of PDOC.
  • Experience working at band 6, or a more senior level..
  • Experience working with Botox.
  • Demonstrate an ability to plan, co-ordinate and work alongside external professionals e.g. wheelchair services
  • Experience with the development of other staff members including rehabilitation, healthcare assistants and students, with active participation in formal and informal supervisions and an in-service training  program.
  • Evidence of pro-active reflective practice and maintenance of mandatory competencies.
  • Active participation in service development, evaluation and monitoring of service outcomes.
  • Demonstration of ability to risk assess, manage and report or respond to incidents, following policies and procedures correctly and abiding by health and safety guidelines. 
  • Evidence of participation in audit and awareness of other aspects of clinical governance.
  • Knowledge of current legal frameworks and legislation including: mental capacity, CHC, safeguarding and DOLS.
  • Good I.T skills.

Essential Personal Attributes:

  • Excellent interpersonal & communication skills, overcoming all potential barriers where necessary
  • Being enthusiastic, approachable and motivating towards others.
  • Negotiation & persuasion skills.
  • Being proactive and able work independently & autonomously, problem solving and making decisions appropriately under pressure.
  • Being flexible and adaptable.Being able to manage conflict
  • Caring, compassionate and empathetic 

Opportunities for you:
To work and develop within a highly specialised, supportive interdisciplinary team of therapists, assistants, nurses, healthcare assistants, Psychologist, Neuro-specialist consultant & doctor.
To further develop invaluable and highly specialist Neuro-Rehabilitation assessment and treatment skills for a wide variety of highly complex neurological presentations both for adults and children. 

To expand of knowledge of specialist equipment and posture & positioning management methods, including specialist seating and wheelchairs, specialist sleep systems.
Great CPD opportunities both internally and externally (including PDOC assessment), alongside regular supervisions and support.
Becoming part of a Brian Injury Networking group, where knowledge and ideas can be shared and developed. 

The role holder should have excellent communication skills, flexible thinking and a dynamic approach to rehabilitation. Experience of care and neurological rehabilitation is desirable but not essential. A clean driving license is essential as driving the Company Minibus will be an integral part of your role.

The role requires workings across the different units at The Priory Highbank Centre and will involve evening, weekend working and Bank Holidays.

In return, Priory can offer excellent benefits, a flexible working environment, a commitment to CPD, free meals whilst on duty, free on-site car parking, the opportunity for clinical supervision and an excellent in-service training programme.

Applicants will be subject to recruitment and selection procedures designed to emphasise our commitment to the safeguarding of its service users.

The successful candidate will be required to apply for a disclosure at the enhanced level from the Disclosure & Barring Services, which will be paid for by the Priory.

For an informal discussion please contact Ann Thompson, Head of Therapy, on 01706 829540. 


About us

As one of the UK’s leading providers of behavioural care and specialist support services to adults and young people, Priory Group promise a challenging and fulfilling career with the support of a world class organisation willing to invest in your development. 

Across our network of hospitals, residential care homes, education facilities and supported living services, we are making a real and lasting difference to the lives of the people we support.


All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Access NI or Disclosure Scotland. We are an equal opportunities employer. Priory Group will cover the cost of a DBS check.

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