Senior Physiotherapist

£36,421 - £40,185
Town/City Newport NP206ZE
Payment type Per annum
Region Wales
Contract type Permanent contract
Closing date
Hours Full-time
Type of employer Private provider
Name of employer St Joseph's Hospital

Other benefits

We approach all aspects of our work with an innovative mindset and entrepreneurial spirit. Whether we work in clinical practice, patient care, or admin services, we put our patients at the heart of everything we do.

At St Joseph's Hospital, we each play our part in creating a constructive and welcoming working environment where everyone is empowered to do their best work. We encourage our people to work together, driving excellence and improving patient outcomes. 

Our combination of the latest facilities and world-class expertise give you the opportunity to enjoy a wide range of experiences to help grow your knowledge at our independent private hospital.

Located just two miles north of the M4 in Newport, the hospital is easy to get to from Cardiff, Bristol, Monmouth, and Abergavenny.

Vacancy details

St Joseph's Hospital are looking for Senior Physiotherapist to join our busy Physiotherapy department.

Duties and responsibilities

• Assist with the clinical responsibilities pertaining to the everyday organisation and efficient running of the physiotherapy service, including in-patient, and outpatient service requirements; contribute to and lead on service development initiatives to include pre and post operative assessments and treatments.
• Be responsible for assisting in prioritising patient referrals, allocating and organising the work of colleagues and assistant staff to meet service priorities on a daily basis.
• Be responsible for organising and planning your own caseload to meet service and patient priorities, sharing your time between outpatient, pre-assessment clinics and inpatient activity, readjusting priorities as situations arise.
• Ensure the provision of a comprehensive physiotherapy service, ensuring that all treatments and interventions are of a consistently high standard, evidence informed and patient focussed.
• Adopt a flexible and participative approach to innovation and change and promote patient’s individuality and dignity at all times
• Be required to participate in evening, weekend and bank holiday working in conjunction with meeting the service needs of the Centre and hospital, as well as orthopaedic on-call services.
• Be required to participate in CPD sessions/initiatives and in-service training programs.
• Be included in a dedicated mentoring structure and participate in a varied programme of clinical review and development; to include patient clinical reasoning, notes review, watched assessments and feedback.

What you need to know


Qualified to a minimum degree level in Physiotherapy (BSc Physiotherapy).
MCSP or equivalent.
Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered.
Experience undertaking a comprehensive assessment of patients including those with diverse or complex presentations/ multi pathologies. You will use advanced clinical reasoning skills and manual assessment techniques to provide an accurate diagnosis of their condition with intermittent support.
Experience in formulating and delivering an individual physiotherapy treatment programme based on sound knowledge of treatment skills, e.g. manual physiotherapy techniques, patient education, exercise classes and other alternative options.
Experience in assessing patient understanding of treatment proposals, gain valid informed consent and have the capacity to work within a legal framework with patients who lack capacity to consent to treatment.
Experience in the evaluation of patient progress, reassess and alter treatment programmes if required.
Experience in assessing and managing clinical risk within own patient caseload, to include, when appropriate, manual handling.
Experience  working within hospital clinical guidelines and CSP guidelines and have a good working knowledge of national and local standards and monitor own and others quality of practice as appropriate.
Experience supervising assistants record keeping according to professional and physiotherapy standards.
Experience regularly teaching, assess and contribute to the performance assessment and appraisal of yourself and the team.
Enhanced verbal and non-verbal communication skills to communicate effectively with patients and staff.
Demonstrate effective team work practices within an MDT setting. 
Ability to delegate responsibility to colleagues for managing patients with particular conditions and ensure they are responsible for providing specialist physiotherapy assessment and treatment plans for these patients.

How to apply

To apply for the position please email an up to date CV with a covering letter to Please note that we will only contact you should you be shortlisted for an interview.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 8th December 2023.

We reserve the right to close vacancies prior to the advertised closing date, if a large number of suitable applications are received. We encourage early applications to ensure consideration. 

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions. 

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