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Physiotherapist Specialist Practitioner

Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Hemel Hempstead
£45,753 to £52,067 per annum, inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
2 Oct 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
CLCH Hertfordshire Adult Community Services - CLCH NHS Trust provides a range of Community Services, and the Hertfordshire Division is recruiting!

Are you passionate about helping patients return home from hospital? As a Discharge to Assess (DTA) therapist your role will be to optimise patients to return to their usual place of residence whilst working alongside social services.

We assess patients at our DTA funded bed bases covering West Hertfordshire overseeing a multitude of clinical conditions.

Main duties of the job

We provide ongoing therapy and facilitate and coordinate the discharge back home.

Our role includes managing a caseload across multiple care homes in the county as well as completing home visits to organise equipment for discharge home all in a timely manner with the assistance of social services.

The post holder will work autonomously and in collaboration with the community teams within CLCH, other health care professionals, statutory and voluntary agencies and HCC to deliver excellent standards of patient care.

About us

Central London Community Healthcare (CLCH) is one of the largest community healthcare organisations in London and Hertfordshire, providing our services to diverse communities/boroughs in 11 London Boroughs - Barnet, Brent, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Hounslow, Kensington and Chelsea, Merton, Richmond, Wandsworth, Westminster - and Hertfordshire.

Just as we care about our patients' wellbeing, we care about yours!

We can offer you:
  • A comprehensive induction into the community service followed by a local induction to introduce you to the role
  • Single occupancy accommodation in Central London - (we can help you find accommodation in London, support you with your deposit)
  • Car lease scheme *T& C's apply
  • Flexible working options
  • Annual travel card loan
  • Training, support and development in your career

As an NHS trust,we are committed to equal opportunities and ensuring equality and diversity in the workplace.

We have a number of staff networks: Disability and Wellbeing Network (DAWN), Race Equality Network and the Rainbow Network which supports LGBT+ staff. Each network has a champion who is an executive director at the Trust and they hold regular meetingsto discuss issues andmake plans to improve CLCH .

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Take designated responsibility for discrete areas of operational management/ clinical practice.
  • Prioritise and manage own workload with minimal supervision.
  • Work within professional standards and clinical guidelines, promote best practice and to undertake all aspects of clinical duties as an autonomous practitioner including assessing and treating own caseload of patients/clients and maintaining professional documentation.
  • Be responsible for the supervision of rehabilitation assistants, rotational therapists and therapy students on placement.
  • Support self and service development through active participation in Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and by participating in any audit or research being undertaken by the service.

Please refer to the attached job description for full list ofresponsibilities.

Person Specification



  • Diploma/degree in Physiotherapy
  • Current HPC registration
  • Evidence of up to date CPD portfolio
  • Attendance at specialist short courses or equivalent CPD activities within the specialist areas of Adult Rehabilitation or older people


  • Post graduate degree in relevant area
  • Member of a Special Interest Group relevant to this post
  • Member of BAOT



  • Experience working at a senior level in a wide range of clinical areas including, neurology, general rehabilitation, falls, elderly medicine.


  • Experience of wide range of specialist services eg. falls services, wheelchair services, and learning disabilities.
  • Experience working as a Band 6 Physiotherapist ? Experience of community rehabilitation
  • Experience of working in the NHS

Skills & Knowledge


  • Skills in the assessment and treatment of adults with complex therapy needs
  • Knowledge and understanding of complex medical conditions including ie. neurology, multi-pathologies and falls
  • Knowledge of role of Allied Health Professionals and interdisciplinary team working
  • Ability to apply core physiotherapy skills across a range of clinical conditions within a client centered, goal setting
  • Knowledge of outcome measures and evidence based practice relevant to Physiotherapy practice in community
  • Knowledge of the NICE falls guidelines, National Stroke Strategy, Clinical Guidelines for Stroke and the National Service Framework for Long-term Conditions
  • Ability to problem solve, prioritise and demonstrate clinical reasoning
  • Good communication and report writing skills, in both verbal and written format
  • Teaching of junior staff / students, peers in in service training setting o Knowledge and understanding of the role of Social Services and voluntary agencies


  • Supervision of assistant / junior staff ? Knowledge and experience in research and audit
  • Knowledge and understanding of National Service Framework for Older People, NICE Guidance and Clinical Guidelines for progressive conditions
  • Knowledge and understanding of NICE and CSP/COT Fallers Guidelines

Key Attributes


  • Personally and Professionally responsible o Able to self-motivate
  • Able to work as a team member o Flexible, adaptable and reliable
  • Able to work under pressure o Able to resolve situations of conflict
  • To be occupational health cleared for the role specified
  • Hold a full, valid, UK driving licence and have access to a car to use for business purposes (unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010)

Employer details

Employer name

Central London Community Health Trust


Hemel One (HQ)

Hemel Hempstead


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