Physiotherapy Jobs

At Globe Locums we have a large selection of physiotherapy jobs on a locum and permanent basis. If you're a qualified physiotherapist seeking a new job opportunity, please take a look at our vacancies.

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An Overview of Physiotherapy

Becoming a locum Physiotherapist with Globe Locums opens a whole world of opportunities. Established by a unique mixture of professional recruiters and clinicians, at Globe Locums we have a keen understanding of what our physiotherapists and clinical placements are looking for. This means that we can offer you a high-quality service and access to exclusive healthcare jobs that genuinely meet your work requirements.

Operating primarily out of Central London, United Kingdom, we have an international reach and access to a wide range of physiotherapy jobs, including specialist locum & permanent roles. We offer:

  • NHS and Private Healthcare Locum & Permanent Opportunities
  • Physiotherapy jobs in the UK and Ireland
  • A Dedicated Consultant and Compliance Officer
  • Weekly Payroll
  • A Market leading Refer a Friend scheme

Our locum and permanent physiotherapy jobs include inpatient and outpatient work opportunities. Specialist physiotherapist job roles include, but are not limited to, cardiac rehabilitation, hand therapy, respiratory physiotherapy, MSK, Elderly and paediatrics.

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What is a Physiotherapist?

Physiotherapists work with patients of all ages, from premature babies through to the elderly. A physiotherapist works to improve movement and function, and ultimately the quality of life of their patients. Many people may require a physiotherapy assessment during their lifetime, whether following an injury, to manage a chronic health condition such as asthma, or to aid recovery following a sudden illness such as a heart attack.

Physiotherapy is a wide-reaching vocation that puts the patient at the centre of all appointments. Physiotherapists take a ‘whole person’ approach to treatment, including consideration of how much help a patient usually has from relatives, the layout of their home and the likely progression of any injuries or diseases.

Working in a physiotherapist job role, you may be asked to review patients who:

  • Need to regain confidence climbing stairs after a hip replacement
  • Have an unsteady gait following a stroke
  • Require chest physiotherapy to prevent infections associated with Cystic Fibrosis
  • Have an acute injury prior to a sporting event.

No two days are the same for a physiotherapist, and there are plenty of opportunities to move between specialties during your career.

Physiotherapy Qualifications

A degree in physiotherapy is a pre-requisite to being offered a physiotherapy job. Physiotherapists must also be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). To be successful in applying for a physiotherapist job, you should be dedicated to encouraging patients to take care of their health. Physiotherapists work alone and in teams, so you must be comfortable working in a variety of ways. It is essential that you have excellent communication skills and have a caring and calm attitude at all times. Some physiotherapists undertake additional training to specialise in areas such as emergency medicine or women’s health.

Physiotherapy Job Salary Range

A physiotherapist’s salary will depend on their individual level of experience, any additional qualifications, and the location of the job. Physiotherapy starting salaries range from £24,214 to £30,112. Extended scope physiotherapists could earn up to £50,819, and consultant physiotherapists up to £60,983. As a locum physiotherapist, you can expect your daily rate to be higher than a salaried physiotherapist. Locum physiotherapy pay rates range from £18-38 per hour depending on your band and specialism. You can expect a higher hourly rate if you work weekend, evening or night shifts.

There are plenty of opportunities for professional development as a physiotherapist. Extended scope physiotherapists (ESPs) are highly experienced in a particular area, such as injection therapy or prescribing. Some ESPs can investigate, diagnose and treat patients attending A&E in the same way that a doctor might, for example. A career in physiotherapy can enable you to become a very experienced healthcare professional.

Learn more about physiotherapy job salaries and what to expect from a career as a physiotherapist.

What does a Locum Physiotherapist do?

A locum physiotherapist job role will involve performing the same patient care as a permanent member of staff. Although a locum physiotherapist may work within the same team, and with the same patients, as permanently employed physiotherapists, there are some differences. Locum work offers flexibility; locum physiotherapists can choose the shifts that best suit them. For some, this may entail working unsociable hours and benefiting from a rate uplift, whereas others may select only daytime shifts to fit in with family life. In addition, permanent staff can spend months or years getting to know the wider physiotherapy and medical teams, whereas a locum may work in one location for shorter periods. Locums must therefore quickly build rapport with other team members and patients under their care. If you are considering a locum physiotherapy job, check out our available positions and testimonials from current locum physiotherapists.

Physiotherapy Jobs

At Globe Locums, we offer a range of highly respected locum and permanent physiotherapy jobs worldwide. Physiotherapy jobs may include locum contracts within the following specialties:

  • Intensive Care Unit
  • Surgery
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Geriatrics
  • Respiratory
  • Oncology
  • Community based work

Our physiotherapy vacancies also include many other inpatient and outpatient settings.

Key Benefits:

  • Expert advice
  • 100s of Jobs across the UK & Ireland
  • Dedicated Consultant and Compliance Officer
  • £1300 Market Leading Referral Scheme

There has never been a better time to work in Physioptherpy. Due to a shortage in many countries, your skills are in high demand. By utilising Globe Locums's free service you will not only benefit from hearing about all the UK & world wide opportunities as they become available but you will also benefit from the excellent rates we pay our candidates.

I’ve been lucky to work with Amy at Globelocums. She’s fantastic at keeping in touch to make sure everything is going well with my contract. She also has been great at finding the role that suits me and had a new job lined up as soon as the other one finished!
Helen, Locum Physiotherapist

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