Clinical Specialist Community Physiotherapist

East Cheshire NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Job summary


East Cheshire NHS Trust has an exciting opportunity available for a suitably qualified physiotherapist to become part of our established therapy team within the community. We welcome applications from physiotherapists with a keen interest in working within an integrated community team, with proven experience in crisis response, intermediate care rehabilitation beds and general community rehabilitation.

The Crisis response service is currently operational 7 days per week from 8am-8pm.

This post is based at Knutsford Community Hospital.

Occasional weekend working required on a Rota basis.

You will be required to be flexible at times and work across sites in East Cheshire to assist colleagues from other teams. It is therefore necessary to travel efficiently between sites and to rural areas.

Band 5 applicants with relevant experience are welcomed.

Main duties of the job

To act as a clinical specialist providing a high standard of comprehensive Physiotherapy assessment and treatment service to patients with diverse health needs across Congleton and it's surrounding areas within Eastern Cheshire. This care will be delivered in a variety of community settings. The role will be working as an autonomous clinician, using accurate analytical skills and clinical reasoning to interpret assessment findings, making diagnoses where appropriate, identifying patient problems, setting goals, and providing an appropriate treatment plan and progression. The role will also involve acting as a rapid responder as part of the crisis response service across the East Cheshire locality.

To utilise sound communication via liaison and referral to other agencies as required embracing care community team philosophies.

About us

Whether you are just starting out in your career or are looking to use your skills and experience in a new role, East Cheshire NHS Trust is the right employer for you. An organisation with a real sense of community we actively support and develop our staff to ensure our patients receive the best quality care, delivering the right care first time, every time.

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course our patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not a condition of employment at this time, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. We will be checking the vaccination status of all new starters so that we can manage individual and environmental risks, and so that we can support those who may be undecided about vaccination. If you are unvaccinated there is helpful advice and information at

Please be aware that this post requires an Enhanced with Barred list Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, the cost of which is payable by the successful candidate. If you have lived or worked abroad for 6 months or more in the last 5 years you will need to obtain an overseas police clearance. Further information can be found on the additional information links at the bottom of the advert.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please read the attached Applicant Pack prior to completing your application form to find out more information.

Please download a copy of the Job Description and Person Specification located under the Supporting documents heading to read more about the advertised role.

As part of making your application we encourage you to review the Trusts Careers webpage for more information about working for East Cheshire NHS Trust.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion. The Trust is a Disability Confident Leader and as such, applicants with disabilities will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post (outlined in the Person Specification).

Applicants are advised to apply early as we reserve the right to close the advert prior to the advertised closing date should we receive a large number of applications.

We look forward to receiving your application.

Person Specification



  • HCPC registration
  • Relevant professional degree / diploma


  • Communication skills training
  • Membership of a relevant professional body



  • Post registration knowledge which is relevant to the specialist area and evidenced by CPD
  • Knowledge of recent NHS legislation, recommendations.
  • Awareness of the national and local priorities and changing trends in specialist area.


  • Crisis Response experience



  • Ability to lead junior colleagues
  • Ability to make appropriate decisions at all levels
  • Ability to prioritise workload, achieving a balance between clinical and other aspects of role
  • Ability to work under pressure



  • Proven post registration experience, some of which is in a relevant setting / associated area.
  • Experience of contributing to the teaching and mentoring of staff & members of the MDT.

Specific Job Requirement


  • Prior experience working in the NHS - with a broad range of NHS rotations as a Physiotherapist to include, Respiratory, and Outpatients, Orthopaedics, Neurology
  • Proven ability to manage complex rehabilitation issues including dementia and ensure safe and timely discharge of patients


  • Prior experience of working in a community setting



  • Ability to meet travel requirements



  • Please refer to the person specification for further details regarding the role requirements

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