OPD, AHP & Patient Services | Physio (0252)
Onsite - Hospital/Hospice
Employment type
DBS required
Closing date

To work within the Hospice Therapy team to provide a high quality physiotherapy service to Hospice Inpatient, Day Services and Community patients. To autonomously manage a complex patient caseload with specialist palliative care needs, demonstrating high level clinical reasoning and communication skills.

The Hospice Directorate comprises the Hospice Inpatient Unit, Clinical Day Services, Community Clinical Nurse Specialist Team, Hospice@Home Service, Social Work and Bereavement Team, Therapies Team, Lymphoedema Services and Palliative Care Ambulance Services.

Located in leafy St John’s Wood on the Jubilee line, minutes from Central London, our independent private Hospital has just been rated the number one in the country for care in the latest Bupa survey. Uniquely, all profits fund our onsite Hospice, St John’s.

Am I the right person for this  Physiotherapist – Palliative Care role? 

  • BSc (hons) degree in Physiotherapy or diploma or equivalent
  • Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registration for physiotherapy
  • Evidence of post graduate professional development
  • Member of relevant specialist interest group Evidence of additional specialist knowledge acquired through relevant post-graduate physiotherapy training.
  • Experience of working across a variety of inpatient and rehab specialties e.g.oncology, respiratory, Knowledge and competencies equivalent to demands of the post.
  • Evidence of robust clinical reasoning in the autonomous management of complex patients.
  • Specialist skills of assessment and treatment of patients with complex conditions

What are the Responsibilities of this Physiotherapist – Palliative Care role?

  • To work flexibly and be accountable for effective and efficient time management and prioritisation across the Hospice Inpatient Unit, Day Services and Community.
  • To hold clinical responsibility for autonomously managing a complex patient caseload, undertaking appropriate and comprehensive specialist physiotherapy assessment and intervention for patients with life limiting conditions.
  • To ensure therapy intervention is individualised and patient centered, focused towards what is important to the patient and involving the patient’s significant others throughout.
  • To continually monitor and evaluate therapy intervention, modifying as indicated to support patients and their significant others to set realistic goals appropriate to their disease trajectory and to ensure their changing needs are met.
  • To have excellent communication skills and to be able to adapt communication style to the situation, with the ability to communicate sensitive and challenging information effectively and with empathy.
  • To have a sound understanding of the complexities of working with patients with deteriorating conditions
  • To advise on and implement therapeutic interventions aimed at optimising self-management of symptoms, ensuring involvement of the patient, their significant others and the Multi-disciplinary team

Why apply for this role as  Physiotherapist – Palliative Care?

At our organisation we are passionate about providing our employees with a supportive and engaging environment. As well as ongoing development and training, we offer our employees a wide range of benefits; from 27 days annual leave, generous private healthcare cover, contributory pension schemes – including continuation of the NHS pension.

Working with us, all eligible employees receive;

  • Competitive pay with progressive band structuring
  • Private healthcare cover of up to £20,000 per year
  • Ongoing training and development programmes
  • Discounts at local, national and online shops
  • Interest-free season ticket loans
  • Cycle to work loan scheme
  • Employee “Service Excellence” recognition rewards

If you are ready for a new challenge and relish the chance to become part of a successful, forward thinking organisation then we would love to hear from you.