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Specialist Physiotherapist Integrated Community Stroke Service

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Physiotherapist, Other allied health
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
Job summary

To work across 7 days on a rotational basis, as part of the ICSS Team to ensure patients in a defined area who have had a stroke have access to specialist assessment and care. There may be a need to provide countywide cover on occasion.

Main duties of the job

  • To undertake comprehensive stroke assessment in a community setting, use clinical reasoning and a range of skills to formulate treatment programmes and evaluate care. To work with senior staff to provide this service for patients with complex presentations.
  • To interpret and analyse clinical and non-clinical facts to form accurate diagnoses and prognoses within stroke rehabilitation with consideration of co-morbidities and for complex conditions with the guidance and supervision of senior staff. To recommend the best course of intervention, ability to set up, implement and evaluate rehabilitation care plans and potential onward referral.
  • To monitor and evaluate treatment to measure progress and ensure the effectiveness of interventions.
  • To provide specialist advice, teaching, and training to other members of the MDT, regarding the treatment and management of patients within your speciality and regarding complex home assessments and packages of care. In the absence of senior staff, provide the same advice to Physiotherapy colleagues working within other clinical areas - within the scope of your expertise.
  • To provide formal and informal training, supervision and assist in the performance management for more junior staff.

About us

We're an NHS community and mental health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people's physical and mental health. We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability.

We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you'll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK.

Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff.

We work in people's homes, in community clinics and bases. Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner.

Just over 532,000 people live here. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon. As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increases the numbers of people who use our services.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To view a detailed job description and person specification including the main responsibilities of this role please see supporting documents.

Person Specification

Qualifications/ Education


  • Professional qualification - Degree in Physiotherapy or equivalent
  • Current professional registration - HCPC


  • Membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP)
  • Membership of appropriate clinical interest groups (i.e., ACPIN)



  • Comprehensive experience in acute hospital and community settings, with post qualification rotations in stroke rehabilitation
  • Experience of working within a multidisciplinary team, a good understanding of their roles and respect for the other professionals within the team
  • Experience of managing the risks associated with unsupervised / lone working
  • Up-to-date clinical skills in stroke care
  • Specialist level assessment skills
  • Experience of working with students either as a clinical educator or supporting a clinical educator
  • Evidence of clinical audit/research activity
  • An awareness of research and evidence-based practice within stroke care


  • Experience working in the community setting
  • Experience working in an NHS setting in the following clinical areas; Stroke, Eldercare, Neurology, Respiratory
  • Evidence of post-graduate education and development
  • Completion of Stroke Competencies

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