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Specialist Community Physiotherapist

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
22 Sep 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
An exciting rotational opportunity has arisen for an experienced, self-motivated & proactive physiotherapist with excellent communication & caseload management skills. The rotations are based in the Scarborough Community Therapy and Urgent Community Response services. This role will support patients to remain at home and be as independent as possible by providing specialist physiotherapy assessment & interventions to patients with a wide variety of clinical conditions in their usual place of residence and intermediate care settings within the local community.

To succeed in this role you will need to be passionate about community healthcare provision, able to tackle key priorities with enthusiasm & have the tenacity to deliver in an ever changing environment. We are committed to our trust values of caring, learning & growing & offer a variety of learning opportunities with regular supervision and in-service training programmes. As a senior therapist you will have management and supervision responsibilities for junior staff & students.

We would like to hear from established & experienced Band 6 physiotherapists, or experienced Band 5 physiotherapists who are looking for their next stage of development.

Humber NHS Foundation Trust provides a number of staff benefits including personal car lease scheme, discounted gym membership & attractive pension scheme.

Main duties of the job

  • Triage & prioritise new referrals received by the service
  • Responsibility for a designated caseload of patients: to organise this effectively and efficiently with regards to clinical priorities and use of time.
  • To undertake a comprehensive assessment of patients including those with diverse or complex presentations using clinical reasoning skills.
  • Support patients with individualised goal setting, education and care plans to work towards fulfilling their potential in a targeted and realistic way via delivery of evidence based clinical interventions and practice in partnership with patients, relatives, staff, managers, and externally with other agencies.
  • Support patients to remain at home, providing care for patients within our planned community therapy service and also within our Urgent Community Response service (on rotational basis)
  • To be accountable in own area of clinical responsibility participating in regular clinical and line management supervision, completing all required training and ensuring own continued professional development.
  • To provide line management, supervision, support, guidance and training to peers, Community Support Practitioners and students.

About us

We are anaward winning and CQC rated good, health and social care Trust that delivers care to communities in Hull, East Yorkshire, Scarborough and Ryedale & Whitby. We deliver safe, effective and integrated health services that improve the physical, mental and social health and wellbeing of patients and service users.

To find out about our wide range of services including mental health, learning disabilities, children and young people service, Forensic, Community and Primary Care visit our website

You'll join our team of over 3600 colleagues that work together across our wide geography and specialities to change lives daily. We're extremely proud of our Trust community, knowing you can expect to receive a warm welcome and all the support you'll need from your new team to get you started.

We recognise the positive value of diversity and promotes equality whilst challenging discrimination. We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information with regard to this vacancy, please see the attached Job description and Person specification.

Person Specification



  • Evidence of sound post-registration professional practice
  • Evidence of continuing professional development (CPD) relevant to the clinical area at a specialist level of care


  • Experience or working in Community based physiotherapy
  • Experience of using SystmOne

Skills and Competencies


  • Driver with licence for UK and access to a vehicle to facilitate community based visits including transportation of equipment required for clinical interventions
  • IT skills to facilitate use of electronic patient records & other electronic systems e.g. for audit and equipment ordering
  • Effective inter-personal skills and experience in supervising and mentoring
  • Able to demonstrate effective communication skills and work flexibly within the team/service


  • Ability to carry out basic observations and calculate NEWS2 score
  • Ability to identify and set up home based assistive equipment according to individual patient need

Qualifications and Knowledge


  • Degree/ Diploma in Physiotherapy
  • Current HPC professional registration


  • Presentation skills/training experience
  • Member of specialist interest group/network, locally or regionally

Employer details

Employer name

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust


Prospect Road Surgery

174 Prospect Rd


YO12 7LB

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