First Contact Physiotherapist

Job Title: Staff Nurse – First Contact Physiotherapist - Band 7

Location/Trust: Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust (TRFT)

Wards Covered: Therapy Service

Pay Rates: Band 7

The Role:

Would you like to be part of ‘The Really Friendly Trust’ that values employees and recognises the hard work and dedication that everyone demonstrates day in, day out?

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust (TRFT) is an innovative, high performing organisation which continues to develop and grow at pace. One of the most forward-thinking trusts in the UK, they are at the leading edge of health service reform and achieving outstanding results. The Trust is an Associate Teaching Hospital of the University of Sheffield and has an active research programme delivered through local, regional, national and international research networks and consortia.

The Urgent and Emergency Care Centre (open since 2017), deals with around 105,000 attendances per year (based on 290 patients per day) and there are approximately 30,000 day cases, 40,000 inpatients and 250,000 outpatient attendances at the Trust each year.

This is a very exciting time for the Trust, and they would like Band 7 First Contact Phsiotherapists with the drive, ambition and caring nature required to help them achieve continuing outstanding results, to join them in the following areas:

  • Therapy Services

Excellent transport links and close proximity to the M1 and M18 motorways, mean their location is commutable from numerous locations including Huddersfield, Sheffield, Barnsley, Chesterfield and Doncaster.


To apply for this post:

The post holder(s) will work independently assessing musculoskeletal patients within the Rotherham GP Hubs. The successful candidates will assess/triage patients within 20 minute appointments following appropriate care navigation by the GP Practice teams.

The First Contact Physiotherapist will operate at an advanced level of clinical practice with skills to assess, diagnose, treat and manage musculoskeletal (MSK) problems and undifferentiated conditions. This will involve seeing patients, without prior referral from their GP, to establish a rapid and accurate diagnosis and management plan thus streamlining pathways of care.

The successful candidates will be an experienced Physiotherapist who:

  • Displays energy and passion in the pursuit of service excellence and delivery of a positive patient experience
  • Can support the FCP service and Clinical Lead to meet established targets and objectives
  • Has evidence of the development of advanced MSK assessment skills
  • Can evidence advanced MSK/Orthopaedic clinical experience and skills

The successful applicant will have:

  • Current HCPC registration
  • Full driving license with access to a vehicle for business use
  • Valid work permit or be eligible to work within the UK


In return for your hard work commitment NHS Professionals (NHSP) can offer you some fantastic benefits: –

  • Competitive Pay Rates - work this week, get paid next week!
  • First choice of shifts at your Trust – Access to shifts before they are available to agency
  • Flexible working to suit your lifestyle – Take control of when you want to work
  • Build holiday allowance for every shift you work
  • Book and manage your shifts on the go – Access shifts anywhere, anytime online or through your smartphone
  • Support when you need it – 24/7 365 days – Call us anytime on 03332 407 552
  • Stakeholder pension scheme

Who are NHS Professionals?

NHS Professionals (NHSP), owned by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), works in partnership with hospital trusts to provide a bank of highly skilled temporary workers who want to work flexibly within the NHS.

Working through the NHSP bank means Trusts don’t have to rely on expensive agencies. Right now, we have over 130,000 members registered on our bank from various roles, grades and specialities, saving the NHS over £70 million each year. This money is then reinvested back into the NHS.


Register today for various flexible shifts.

We look forward to hearing from you soon.


Please note, you will be contacted by email throughout the recruitment process, so please check your emails, including your junk/spam regularly. We regret we cannot contact everyone who is not selected for an interview, therefore if you do not hear from us within 21 days after submitting your application, please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.