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Senior Community Physiotherapist Workington ICC

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Job summary


An exciting secondment opportunity has arisen for a physiotherapist who would like to work within Workington Community Team and progress their community physiotherapy skill set.

ICC working provides the opportunity to work within a fast paced and dynamic service both delivering a rapid response service alongside provision of rehabilitation input within the local community. Workington's unique ICC will enable you to work across both Ellerbeck Ward and the Community setting.

The service operates 365 days a year, 08:00am - 20:00pm

Where else can you enjoy one of the most beautiful areas of the UK around the edge of the Lake District whilst you work?!

Workington ICC provides admission prevention, supported discharge, specialist assessment and rehabilitation for patients with a wide range of long and short-term conditions. We work closely with our health and social care colleagues for care and advice.

The successful candidate will need to be motivated and able to demonstrate excellent assessment and communication skills as well as good team working.

Main duties of the job

Workington ICC demonstrates fantastic multidisciplinary team working by providing rehabilitation alongside rapid response care. You will work particularly with frailty patients, those who are at risk of or who have fallen and for patients with long term conditions. You will also work on a community hospital ward and will develop your skills of transitioning patients from hospital to home along with complex case management.

You will need to have excellent communication skills, be able to work in challenging environments and be committed to working autonomously, providing evidence based assessment, treatment and rehabilitation.

This post offers the chance to develop clinical, supervisory and managerial skills. We support the education of physiotherapy students from local Universities and you should be able to demonstrate commitment to your own and other's professional development.

We work closely with Commissioners, GPs, Acute Services, Community hospitals, CHOC, Cumbria County Council Adult Social Care and third sector organisations. A key focus is to provide care in patient's own homes to prevent hospital admissions, facilitate early discharge and where possible to enable patients to manage their own conditions and remain in their own homes, enhancing both their independence and quality of life.

Patients can be seen as in-patients in Community Hospital beds or Interim Community beds or in patient's own homes (including residential and nursing homes).

About us

At NCIC, we have an ambition to deliver outstanding hospital and health services to half a million people. Established on 1st October 2019, the Trust is creating a centre of excellence in providing rural and remote healthcare and provides a wide range of community and acute services throughout north Cumbria and beyond. We're responsible for delivering over 70 services across 15 main locations and we employ more than 6,500 members of staff.

Our 5 key principles demonstrate our belief in the delivery of 'safe, high quality care every time'.
  • Being a clinically led organisation
  • Quality and safety at the heart
  • A positive patient experience every time
  • A great place to work
  • Managing our money well

As an organisation we are serious about supporting a diverse workforce that reflects our local community and are very much focused on being an inclusive and compassionate place to work.

Across the North East and North Cumbria we are working together to deliver our ambition to be the greenest region in England by 2030. There is an expectation for all staff to support this by familiarising yourself with the Trust's sustainability initiatives such as waste and recycling, going paperless, videoconferencing, sustainable transport and others.

We encourage you to think about what you can do as an individual and within your team to contribute in to embedding carbon reduction into the everyday running of our organisation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job description and person specification for further information regarding the role and the essential and desirable criteria required to be met by applicants.

Relocation assistance may be available for successful applicants moving to the region for certain posts. Please see our Policy for eligible vacancies?

Healthcare Professionals returning to practice, moving into new roles or changing clinical environments, may access an agreed preceptorship period
  • Please ensure that you document evidence of meeting all the essential criteria in the supporting information.
  • If sufficient response is received this post could be closed earlier than the specified closing date, please apply as soon as possible to ensure that your application is considered.

Important Information

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Disclosure and Barring Service:

On 28 November 2020, the new Disclosure and Barring Service filtering rules will come into effect.

The changes mean that:
  • youth cautions, reprimands and final warnings will no longer be subject to automatic disclosure
  • the multiple conviction rule has been removed, meaning that if an individual has more than one conviction, regardless of offence type or time passed, each conviction will be considered against the remaining rules individually, rather than being automatically disclosed.

If you are unsure about whether you need to disclose certain criminal record information, free confidential advice may be sought from one of the charity bodies listed below. These bodies can advise you on what you are legally required to declare and may also be able to advise you on how you can disclose criminal record information to a prospective employer and your legal rights when doing so.

Nacro Tel: 0300 123 1999, or email:

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The Trust is committed to safeguarding adults and children therefore if the post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended) the successful candidate(s) will be subject to a criminal records check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The cost of the DBS must be met by the successful candidate(s) through salary deduction. DBS charges are as follows if applicable to the post:

Standard Check: �18 + Administration cost of �3.85 = �21.85. Deducted at �6.85 from 1st month salary and �5 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

Enhanced Check: �38 + administration cost of �3.90 = �41.90. Deducted at �11.90 from 1st month salary and �10 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

As part of the one of the largest employers in the UK NCIC future employees will have also access to the following benefits.

A lease car may be available for this position; further details will be provided upon appointment if applicable.

27-day holiday scheme rising to 33 after 10 years

Flexible working Scheme

Excellent opportunities for development

Competitive NHS Pension scheme

Access to NHS discounts with retailers and leisure companies

EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) a free, confidential counselling and information service to assist with personal or work-related problems

These schemes are subject to availability

Person Specification



  • Completion of core junior rotations (Respiratory/neurological/musculo-skeletal/elderly care)
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development
  • Experience of working within the NHS


  • Previous experience of working at a Band 6 level
  • Experience of working within a community setting
  • Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Teaching / Mentoring of healthcare professionals



  • CSP recognised Degree/Diploma or equivalent in Physiotherapy
  • HCPC registered


  • Evidence of attendance at relevant post graduate courses
  • Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy



  • Good Knowledge of Evidence Based Clinical Practice within Rehabilitation
  • Good Knowledge of Continuing Professional Development/Lifelong Learning
  • Knowledge of key NHS drivers for change and implications for Physiotherapy services
  • Understanding of Professional Code of Conduct and confidentiality
  • Knowledge and understanding of Clinical Governance including Risk Management


  • Knowledge of management of patients with long-term conditions and falls
  • Knowledge of clinical audit and outcome measures, and their use in service improvement

Skills and aptitudes


  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Good organisational and time management skills
  • Ability to organise workload of self and others
  • Ability to motivate self and others
  • Relevant practical physiotherapy skills
  • Good IT skills, the ability to input data, communicate via email and search for evidence based practice


  • To be able to work across a community hospital ward and community setting

Personal Circumstance


  • Patient focused, Flexible, Reliable, Friendly and approachable
  • Able to travel independently, (and at times) transport patients and /or equipment across the locality
  • Able to work 7 days per week

Other requirements


  • Take an active part in training for personal and professional development
  • Willing to actively take part in training of others
  • Must have full clean UK driving licence and access to own transport, including business insurance.

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