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Physiotherapist (iCares)

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other allied health
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

The Integrated care service (iCares) is excited to recruit a physiotherapist into our multi disciplinary team, which works with adults in community settings across the Sandwell Borough.

iCares is a welcoming and aspirational community therapy team with a clear vision and strong commitment to improving the lives of local people. We have a strong focus upon delivering patient-centred care and embedding 'what matters to you' care principles into all of our work. We also place equal emphasis upon caring for each other and are proud to work within a trust that champions the health and well-being of its staff.

Main duties of the job

To provide the specialist, clinical skills of a Band 6 Physiotherapist within the Integrated Care Service multi-disciplinary team and contribute to the ongoing development of the Service.

This post-holder will work within the locality team delivering assessment and intensive intervention including coaching and training for the patient, relatives and care staff.

The role also involves taking turns to support our rota for out of hours and admission avoidance service, between the hours of 8am-8pm, including weekends and bank holidays.

About us

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust (SWBT) is an integrated careorganisation with a budget of approximately �600 million and over 7,000 staff. Diversity and social care is at the core of what we do as the Trust provides Community and Acute Services to over half a million people in an urban centre that demands massive regeneration and has substantial premature mortality.

Our new acute hospital, the Midland Metropolitan University Hospital (MMUH), opens in 2024 and will provide care to our local population from first class, purpose-built premises.As a result, the base of this role may change to MMUH from 2024 (or beyond). If this is applicable to your role, you will be informed during the recruitment process and continuing your application with this understanding.The development of the new hospital will play an important role in the regeneration of the wider area and in improving the lives of local people and reducing health inequalities.

We have three newly emerging strategic objectives:
  • Our People - to cultivate and sustain happy, productive and engaged staff
  • Our Patients - to be good or outstanding in everything we do
  • Our Population - to work seamlessly with our partners to improve live

  • Job description

    Job responsibilities

    To be responsible for a clinical caseload To provide supervision and support to staff and students. To actively contribute to service modernisation.

    Key Relationships: Users (patients), family and carers. The multi-disciplinary team. Therapy staff team leaders and managers within the service and widerservices in Sandwell.

    External services including but not limited to: Social Inclusion and Health; Neighbouring Acute and Community Care providers. Voluntary agencies and other agencies (including specialist services) Community based care centres e.g. Intermediate Care

    The role involves commuting across Sandwell and supporting people in their own homes and community settings, for this reason having access to a vehicle for work purposes and a valid UK driving licence is essential for this role. Mileage will be reimbursed according to current NHS approved mileage rates.

    For further details please refer to the job description and person specification attached.

    Person Specification

    Management & Supervision


    • Able to organise and prioritise own caseload and work within agreed deadlines
    • Able to organise / supervise and delegate tasks to support workers, students, others

    Personal qualities


    • Able to work as a team member , e.g. Reliable, flexible and self-motivated
    • Car driver and UK driving licence essential


    • demonstrate initiative and commitment to self-directed learning Innovative and be able to make recommendations for service improvements



    • Degree/Diploma in Physiotherapy
    • HCPC Registration


    • Evidence of CPD / continuous learning



    • Specialist theoretical knowledge of a broad range of pathologies to underpin practice
    • Knowledge of Clinical Governance and its implications for the Service Ability to comprehend and work within Trust policies of data protection, equal opportunities and health and safety


    • Knowledge/competence required for emergency duties



    • Experience must include working within a community service / rehab / neurology or long term conditions
    • Experience of working as part of a Physiotherapy team and the wider MDT.
    • Experience of delegating to and supervising Physiotherapy Assistants. Contribution to the clinical education of less experienced staff or undergraduate Physiotherapy students
    • Participation in emergency duties

    Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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