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Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Hampton, Peterborough
£28,407 to £34,581 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other allied health
Band 5
Contract Type
Job summary

Please note for this job you will be required to travel independently around the county meeting strict time deadlines.

The community is the place to be! Rehabilitation in the community is at the forefront of the implementation of Discharge To Assess. You may have gained experience in the acute hospitals and now your career in the community beckons. This role is based in the therapy led Intermediate Care Service where you will work with the wider multidisciplinary team to rehabilitate patients, discharged from hospital and to prevent admission, in their own homes and in care homes. You will be based in one of our locality teams but work closely with your colleagues in other localities and across the system that provide Intermediate Care for the population of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. We offer excellent professional support, and you may have the opportunity to rotate to other specialist teams within CPFT such as in-patient rehabilitation, neuro and neighbourhood team community therapy.

Main duties of the job

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Intermediate Care strives to deliver outstanding patient-focused specialist care and therapy which collaboratively optimises a person's potential to achieve their individual goals.

As part of the role, you will:
  • provide assessment and physiotherapy interventions to patients in their own homes and care homes.
  • implement therapy plans as well as delegating to therapy assistants and integrated care workers.
  • develop your skills in sub-acute rehabilitation and discharge planning in the community working withcolleagues in health, social care and the voluntary sector.
  • work autonomously in the community setting travelling across the community seeing people in their own homes

About us

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust is a health & social care organisation dedicated to providing high quality care with compassion to improve the health & wellbeing of the people we care for, as well as supporting & empowering them to lead a fulfilling life.

Our clinical teams deliver many NHS services not only via inpatient and primary care setting but also with the community. These services include Children, Adult & Older Peoples mental & physical health, Forensic & Specialist mental health, Learning Disabilities, Primary Care & Liaison psychiatry, Substance misuse, Social care, Research & Development.

To achieve our goal, we look to recruit high calibre candidates that share our vision & values. As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applications from all sectors of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including disabled people & members of our ethnic minorities & LGBTQ+ communities.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for full details of responsibilities.
  • To work towards the acceptance of clinical responsibility and professional autonomy for a designated caseload of patients, from referral to discharge.
  • To be professionally and legally responsible and accountable for all aspects of your own work, including the management of patients in your care.
  • To accept responsibility for ensuring the effective selection, use and fitting of equipment.
  • To independently plan and carry out assessments in the patients own
  • To take responsibility for appropriate delegation of tasks to therapy.

  • You will need to hold a full UK driving licence* and have use of a car. You cannot use public transport for this role as this is not a reliable form of transport and will not allow you to meet service needs. Please confirm in your application that you meet the specified criteria.

    *DVLA have a number of reciprocal arrangements with overseas countries, for further information please visit the DVLA website

    Person Specification

    Education and Qualification


    • Degree or equivalent, e.g. BSc, or Diploma entry level qualification into the Phsyiotherapy profession.
    • Current HCPC registration
    • Documented evidence of own continuing professional development


    • Member of CSP



    • Experience of working in the NHS
    • A broad range of undergraduate placements completed in a variety of settings.


    • Clinical experience working with older people and long term conditions.
    • Experience of working in the community.

    Skills & Abilities


    • Able to demonstrate commitment to high quality care and service provision
    • Time Management and prioritisation skills
    • Support non-registered staffAble to assess plan and implement care
    • Ability to work flexibly as part of a team.
    • Effective communication skills

    Physical Requirements


    • Travel independently around work base locality

    Knowledge & Understanding


    • Recognises the limits of own authority within the role
    • Seeks and uses professional support appropriately


    • SystemOne
    • Relevant outcome measures

    Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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