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Physiotherapy Outpatient and Hydrotherapy
Band 2
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Florence Nightingale Community Hospital
£20,270 - £21,318 pro rata pa
Salary period
02/02/2023 23:59
Interview date

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University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust logo

Physiotherapy Assistant MSk Therapy/Hydrotherapy

Band 2

As a trusted organisation at the heart of our communities, we recognise the important role we can play in supporting the public, patients, our own people and local partners in achieving the best of health for the local population and the communities in which they live by providing Exceptional Care Together.

Our fundamental Values of Compassion, Openness and Excellence underpin how we intend to work as a Trust and the associated behaviours are becoming embedded in all aspects of how we work.

With over 13,000 members of staff you can expect huge variety and new opportunities every day! Our staff go above and beyond and take pride in caring for our patients.

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust is fully committed to promoting inclusion, equality, diversity and human rights in employment and delivery of its services.  The Trust is committed to providing an environment where all employees, patients, carers and visitors experience equality of opportunity by means of understanding and appreciating the value of diversity.

As a Trust we promote an inclusive environment and welcome applications from a diverse pool of talent and backgrounds.  All individuals are valued and given every opportunity to succeed based on merit.

The Trust actively encourages applications from members of our Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities. These groups are under-represented in our organisation, and it’s important to us that our workforce reflects the diversity of our communities as much as possible.

The Trust is a Disability Confident Employer and committed to both employing and retaining people with disabilities.

Join us and help make a real difference to our Trust.

Here’s more about the role and what we’re looking for; 

Job overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 2 Physiotherapy Assistant to join our MSK Therapy Team based mainly at Florence Nightingale Hospital but also covering hydrotherapy at the Royal Derby Hospital.



Main duties of the job

There is an expectation that the post holder will work 37.5 hours a week environment, supporting patient care as well as undertaking  administrative duties to facilitate the smooth running of the department.

The candidate should be physically well and able to cope with the demands of working in the hot and humid environment of the hydrotherapy pool.

To work under the supervision and direction of the qualified therapy staff working in MSK Therapy and Hydrotherapy.  To assist in the performance of specific tasks for an individual or group of patients, as part of their treatment and rehabilitation programmes.  Such tasks may include; assisting the patients with functional activities of daily living such as dressing/undressing, supervising exercises, preparing patients for treatment and assisting patients in the regaining of movement and mobility to increase their independence.

Closing date: 02 February 2023

Interview date: 16 February 2023

Working for our organisation

Key facts about our Trust:

  • Every day our hospitals see more than 4,000 outpatients
  • We see more Trauma & Orthopaedic outpatients than any other Trust – over 3,300 per week
  • An average 860 patients are seen in A&E every day – the 6th largest in the country
  • Our hospitals admit more than 220 emergency patients every day
  • We carry out more planned surgical operations than any other Trust in England with almost 50,000 operations taking place in our 52 operating theatres
  • We are one of only 5 Trusts nationally with more than 50 operating theatres
  • We carry out more than 300 elective procedures each working day
  • We employ 12,000 staff across our 5 hospital sites
  • We have a Director of Allied Health Professionals who is committed to provide leadership, progression and direction to AHPs

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please see attached Job description and Person Specification. To apply please click APPLY FOR THIS JOB – this link will take you to the TRAC Recruitment Site. You will need to register if you do not already have an account.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • GCSE English and Maths or equivalent
Desirable criteria
  • Healthcare experience

Good communication skills

Essential criteria
  • Well written application
  • Demonstrable experience of working with people
Desirable criteria
  • Previous experience of working with groups

Computer literate

Essential criteria
  • Evidence of utilising It software and databases

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Armed Forces CovenantNo smoking policyMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Disability confident employerStep into healthArmed Forces Covenant Gold Award

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.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Michelle Slack
Job title
Band 7 Physiotherapist
Email address
Telephone number
01332 785520

If you have problems applying, contact

Recruitment Team, Workforce Management
Training Centre
Rehab Block, Level 3
Royal Derby Hospital
DE22 3NE
01332 786187 / 07385 367224
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