Specialist Physiotherapist

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year Based on full time hours
Closing date
27 Sep 2023

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Band 6
Full Time
We are currently recruiting for a Band 6 Physiotherapist to join our service, working within North and West Hampshire. There is flexibility around bases and working hours to promote a good work/life balance.

We are a busy, friendly, cohesive team who would welcome the opportunity to work with a member of staff willing to contribute to the ongoing development of the service we provide.

You will be part of a dynamic Community Learning Disability Physiotherapy Team, working within the wider multi-professional team consisting of Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Nurses, Psychologists, Psychiatrists and Art Therapists.

You will be responsible for managing your own physiotherapy caseload with support from the Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioners, providing a range of specialist assessments and interventions to adults with learning disabilities and provide supervision to other members of the Physiotherapy Team and students.

The role is demanding but rewarding. We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated, and hard-working individual, who can work flexibly and efficiently. It is essential you have access to a car for work and hold a full driving licence.

You will have experience in working with people with a Learning Disability and/or Neurology. You should have excellent communication skills and have a good understanding of working with people with complex physical health and 24-hour postural management.

Main duties of the job

The assessment and interventions undertaken will be embedded within the framework of:

*MDT Principles of working.

*The holistic model of care (Four Tier Model).

*The seven areas of clinical practice.

To work as part of the Specialist multidisciplinary team delivering services to people with a learning disability in the community. To deliver specialist physiotherapy assessment and intervention for people with learning disability, and additional complex physical disability, mental health problems or challenging behaviour.

*To be responsible for a designated caseload including, assessment, treatment planning, intervention and advice, discharge planning and record keeping.

*To carry out home visits within the community as a lone practitioner with telephone support or accompanied by other members of the MDT as appropriate.

*To identify appropriate settings for treatment, facilitate access and provide support to service users, families and support workers to enable them to continue treatment.

*To teach carers/ support workers physiotherapy treatment programmes.

*Utilise resources and equipment appropriately Joint Equipment Store, Wheelchair services etc.

*Fit and operate standard equipment e.g. standing frames etc according to instructions and report defects appropriately

*Undertake routine tasks to support the department e.g. collect statistical information about daily service users contacts, take part in Audits etc

About us

Are you committed to providing remarkable care and service?Are you passionate about helping people and want to make a difference every day?We want to meet you!

Southern Health is one of the largest Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health, adult and child community health and learning disabilities. We are committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk of abuse and neglect through our 6,500 strong workforce.

Southern Health has over 300 sites across the county and we serve 1.5 million people throughout all stages of their lives. Our aim is to work alongside the people we support (and our health and care partners) to deliver the best possible care and constantly improve.

Here at SHFT we have so much to be proud of:
  • Working as a team and supporting each other, we put patients and our staff at the heart of everything we do.
  • We have a skilled and diverse workforce and are committed to our staff development, offering bespoke training packages, leadership pathways and career opportunities.
  • We offer a variety of benefits such as an amazing pension scheme, generous annual leave, Childcare Choices scheme, many discounts (Blue Light card, The Company Shop, NHS Staff Discounts, cycle to work scheme) and much more.

Come to work with us, together we will provide outstanding treatment and care to improve lives.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Further information about the Trust and this role can be found on the Job Description and Person Specification document attached.

We are happy to talk Flexible Working - all requests for flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process.

Person Specification



  • BSc Hons in Physiotherapy
  • Member of Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.
  • Registration with HCPC

Employer details

Employer name

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust


Poles Copse

Poles Lane, Otterbourne



SO21 2DZ

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