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Senior Physiotherapist Community Learning Disability

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
323 Stretford Road, Hulme
£35,392 to £42,618 a year Per Annum, Pro Rata
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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

Being a Physiotherapist for Adults witha Learning Disabilityis more than just a job!

Are you an enthusiastic and forward thinking HCPC registered physiotherapist? Do you want to work in Learning Disabilities? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you!

We work in a variety of settings with a wide range of people, no two days are the same. You will support a wide range of learning disabilities patients in the community with a variety of orthopaedic, musculoskeletal, neurology, respiratory, falls and complex health needs. You will collaborate with colleagues to ensure patient needs and goals are met, using approaches which promote choice, participation and quality of life.

You will join a friendly, supportive team based at one of our community locations and work within a skilled, experienced MDT. We promote close MDT working, enabling a holistic approach to patient care, joint therapy working and developments. Our teams are led by highly specialist health professionals, and support a wide skill mix of clinicians within the community setting in both health and social care.

Main duties of the job

Responsible for providing specialist complex multi-factorial clinical assessments, treatment and advice to patients in the community who have a variety of general presentations such as orthopaedic, musculoskeletal, neurology, respiratory, falls and complex health needs.

Manage a clinical caseload, including those with complex and highly complex needs with support from the band 7 therapists for highly complex patients and supervise support staff and students with caseload management.

Work without direct supervision as a lone worker in the community assessing, planning, implementing, evaluating and modifying individualised treatment programmes in a variety of care settings e.g. patients home, clinic setting, residential homes and intermediate care setting for patients with complex needs.

Work as a team member collaborating with colleagues to ensure patient needs and goals are met using approaches which promote choice, participation and quality of life.

Ensure patients are triaged and managed on appropriate and timely pathways of care by liaising closely and working in partnership with other health and social care professionals including GPs, Consultants, Specialist equipment agencies, Social Service partners and Voluntary agencies and support the timely discharge of patients from the acute setting.

Provide complex professional and clinical advice to clients, family members, carers and health and social care professionals including GPs, therapy colleagues and social workers.

About us

MFT is England's largest NHS Trust with a turnover of �2.5bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We've also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research and innovation through the introduction of Hive; our brand-new Electronic Patient Record system which we've launched in September 2022.

We're proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What's more, we're excited to be embarking on our new Green Plan which will set out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience youll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that youre even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, youll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information youll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not currently a condition of employment, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. If you are unvaccinated, there is helpful advice and information available by searching on the NHS England website where you can also find out more about how to access the vaccination.

Diversity Matters

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team at

Were looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification

Knowledge,skills and experience


  • Qualified degree level Physio
  • experience of working in the community
  • Experience of Complex needs
  • Experience of working with people who have a learning disability
  • Experience of MDT working
  • Excellent communication and listening skills
  • Knowledge and understanding of a variety of Physio assessments
  • Knowledge of clinical governance and risk


  • Previous experience of supervising others
  • Evidence of CPD
  • Experience of Hydrotherapy and Rebound Therapy
  • Sound skills in IT
  • experience of service development

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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