Physiotherapist - Band 5/6 - Mildenhall & Brandon INT

West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
Bury St. Edmunds
£28,407 to £34,581 a year Band 6 salary is £35392 to £42618
Closing date
21 Sep 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
B6 Physiotherapist

Mildenhall & Brandon Integrated Neighbourhood Team

Permanent Full time or Part Time

Developmental B5-6 role considered

When you join our team, youll be at the front line of healthcare, delivering healthcare where the patients feel most comfortable, in their own living space! This job is perfect for someone who wants to challenge themselves and develop their skillset, whilst giving back to the community.

You will deliver high standards of health care to patients within their own homes, residential care homes, and in clinics, by assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating care.

The successful candidate will be required to

work with a high degree of autonomy and professional accountability

be motivated and enthusiastic

have excellent communication

team working skills

have a positive attitude to change.

The Mildenhall and Brandon INT is a friendly, harmonious team, who always look to support each other in caring for individual patients our neighbourhood, which has a warm community feel.

Main duties of the job

Your day will include-

Band 5

Being an active member of a multi-disciplinary, integrated community team.

Managing a defined caseload, using evidence based/person centred principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate therapy interventions.

Supervising band 3 and 4 staff.

To provide clinical and supervisory leadership to junior staff and students within the multi-disciplinary team.

Band 6

Being jointly responsible with other senior colleagues for the day-to-day planning and delivery of the multi-disciplinary team services within the Local Community Team.

Managing a caseload of clients with multiple and complex needs, using evidence based/client centred principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions.

Provide specialist Therapeutic input into planning, development and evaluation of clinical services within the team, with responsibility for defined projects.

About us

#BeKnown at West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust. By us. By our patients. By our community

We are a busy, friendly, rural NHS Trust providing high-quality care and compassion to more than a quarter of a million people across west Suffolk. We care for, treat and support people in hospital, at home and in various community settings.

The West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds provides acute and secondary care services (emergency department, maternity and neonatal services, day surgery unit, eye treatment centre, Macmillan unit and children's ward). It has 500+ beds and is a partner teaching hospital of the University of Cambridge.

Adult and paediatric community services, provided in collaboration with West Suffolk Alliance partners, include a range of nursing, therapy, specialist, and ongoing temporary care and rehabilitation, some at our Newmarket Community Hospital.

We do our utmost to achieve outstanding clinical outcomes for patients and our values of fairness, inclusivity, respect, safety and team work guide how we work and behave as a team.

With nearly 5,000 staff, from all over the world, we strive to make our organisation a great place to work. Whatever your role or ambition, we want to help you be the best you can be.

We promote a diverse and inclusive community where everyones voice counts and you can #BeKnown for whoever you are.

Join us. What will you #BeKnown for?

Job description

Job responsibilities

Job summary:

To be an active member of a multi-disciplinary, integrated community team.

To manage a defined caseload, using evidence based/person centred principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate therapy interventions.

To supervise band 3 and 4 staff.

Job responsibilities:


To effectively triage and schedule all therapy referrals to the service in accordance with Trusts policies and procedures.

To hold a caseload of patients with a range of multiple and complex health needs.

To utilise knowledge to carry out assessments, setting objectives and implementing appropriate treatment, as part of the holistic care plan for individuals and/or groups.

To formulate an individual management/treatment plan for each patient using wide range of assessment, clinical reasoning and treatment skills, including health coaching and promotion of self-management skills.

To ensure interventions are evaluated and plans modified to ensure effectiveness and timely discharge.

To provide training and advice to patients and carers to facilitate their care plan.

To adhere to agreed national, professional and Trust standards.


To demonstrate effective communication skills with patients, carers, team members and people from other agencies.

To ensure that up to date electronic and written records are maintained in accordance with professional and Trust standards, and provide specialist therapy reports relevant to practice setting.

To comply with the College of Occupational Therapists Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct, and the Standards for Registration according to the Health and Care Professions Council and Trust policies and procedures.

To respect the individuality, values, cultural and religious diversity of patient and contribute to the provision of the service sensitive to these needs.

To comply with all relevant Trust policies, procedures and guidelines relating to Equal Opportunities and promote with junior staff.

To promote the role and champion the contribution of the therapy profession

To review and reflect on own practice and performance through effective use of clinical and professional supervision and appraisal.

To demonstrate ongoing personal development through participation in internal and external development opportunities, recording learning outcomes in a portfolio.

To produce, in conjunction with supervisor, an annual personal development plan.

To act as a role model and demonstrate positive behaviours as outlined in the behaviours framework


To work in collaboration with other members of the individuals support network in a complex multi-disciplinary, multi-agency environment.

To contribute and activity seek out opportunities to develop the service putting forward the therapy perspective.

To participate in the planning, development and review of the service.

To participate in the planning evaluation and audit of practice, clinical pathways and protocols within the post-holders area.

To have an awareness of finite resources and act responsibly within these limits.

To exercise good personal time management, punctuality and consistent, reliable attendance.

To contribute to the placement education of students.

To contribute to the induction of staff and the training of work based learners.

Research and practice development

May be required to undertake surveys or audits, as necessary to own work may occasionally participate in R& D, clinical trials or equipment testing.

To demonstrate the ability to critically evaluate current research and apply it to practice.

To broaden research and development skills through participation in local audit and research projects.

Safeguarding Clause

West Suffolk Foundation Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Rigorous recruitment checks are carried out and where applicable to the role successful applicants will be required to undertake a criminal records check via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Infection Control

West Suffolk Foundation Trust staff are responsible for protecting themselves and others against infection risks. All staff regardless of whether clinical or not are expected to comply with current infection control policies and procedures and to report any problems with regard to this to their managers. All staff undertaking patient care activities must attend infection control training and updates as required by West Suffolk Foundation Trust.
Health and Safety
Employees must be aware of the responsibilities placed upon them under the Health and Safety at Work Act (1974), to ensure the agreed safety procedures are carried out to maintain a safe environment for employees and visitors.

To ensure that the Trusts Health and Safety Policies are understood and observed and that procedures are followed.

To ensure the appropriate use of equipment and facilities and the environment is maintained in good order.

To take the necessary precautions to safeguard the welfare and safety of themselves, patients, staff and visitors, in accordance with the Health and Safety at Work Act.

To undertake appropriate Health and Safety training to support safe working practice including, where appropriate, its management.


All staff are required to respect confidentiality of all matters that they learn as a result of the employment with the Trust, including matters relating to other members of the staff and members of the public/patients.

Maintain appropriate patient and clinical records in line with the Trusts policies and procedures, and in line with the agreed service specification.

The post holder will be expected to participate in an annual appraisal of their work in line with the Knowledge and Skills Framework (KSF) where the job description will be reviewed and objectives set. In line with the annual personal development plan the post holder will be expected to undertake any training or development required to fulfil their role.

Ensure that all patients, clients and colleagues are treated at all times in an equitable manner, respecting diversity and showing an understanding of diversity in the workplace.

The post holder must carry out their responsibilities with due regard to the Trusts Equality and Diversity Policies, Procedures and Schemes and must ensure that equality is promoted at all times.

This job description is not exhaustive and may be amended from time to time in consultation with the post holder. The post holder will be required to undertake any other duties as may be required for the effective performance of the post.

Person Specification



  • Completed clinical placements as a student
  • Documented evidence of continuing professional development


  • Clinical placement in a community setting
  • Post registration experience in a clinical setting
  • Advice and support to students and support staff.



  • Current HCPC registration
  • Degree in Physiotherapy.
  • Up to date manual handling training for the lifting and manoeuvring of clients and equipment during treatment sessions

Skills & Abilities


  • Able to demonstrate the ability to work at relevant level
  • Demonstrate good IT and standard keyboard skills.
  • Able to work flexibly to meet the needs of the service
  • Practice good interpersonal skills
  • Good observational and reporting skills
  • Highly motivated
  • Able to plan and provide appropriate levels of clinical intervention Ability to analyse professional and ethical issues.
  • Ability to work within a team setting.
  • Ability to manage own workload and determine priorities.
  • Ability to reflect on own performance.
  • Knowledge of manual handling legislation and risk assessment.
  • Basic knowledge of specialist equipment.
  • Able to communicate effectively using the English language. In both verbal and written forms
  • Willingness to work flexibly to meet the needs of the service
  • Communicate with tact and diplomacy
  • Demonstrate empathy and sensitivity
  • Ability to travel to rural loca
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