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Physiotherapist - Hospital Outreach Support Team (HOST)

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust
£37,162 to £44,629 per annum pro rota inc HCAS
Closing date
26 Sep 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
The Physiotherapy Department is a dynamic, friendly and cohesive department and we are looking to recruit a motivated and ambitious individual to work within our Hospital Outreach Support Team (HOST). The HOST team support patients who have been discharged from the hospital to continue to reach their goals within their own homes. They provide a range of advice and support including return to function, outdoor mobility and care of patients with orthopaedic collars and braces. The role has exciting opportunities for MDT working and skill development, particularly with occupational therapists.

We are looking to recruit an experienced band 5 or current band 6 physiotherapist for a part time position.

You must have experience within the NHS preferably within the acute setting and also be a car driver.

There is a requirement for flexible working as the service currently works over 7 days working week including bank holidays using a rostered system.

Excellent team working, communication and innovation are essential within this busy, dynamic department.

Main duties of the job

To provide physiotherapy to relevant patients within HOST, in a range of settings including inpatients, outpatients and patient homes.

About us

Royal Surrey is a compassionate and collaborative acute and community Trust. Recognising that our 5000 colleagues are our greatest strength, we offer a comprehensive health and wellbeing program along with a commitment to developing and advancing your career. Our diverse and welcoming Royal Surrey family will ensure you that you feel valued from your initial interview through your entire tenure.

We are clinically led and provide joined up care by bridging the gap between hospital and community services alongside regional specialist cancer care. Our main acute hospital site is in Guildford with community hospital sites at Milford, Haslemere and Cranleigh. We provide adult community health services in homes across Guildford and Waverley.

We have received an overall Good rating from the CQC with Medical care (including older peoples care), End of Life Care and Maternity services being deemed Outstanding by the CQC.

Royal Surrey has a strong reputation and history to build on. We are proud of our achievements and we are investing in our colleagues through our commitment to supporting professional development as well as investing more than �45 million in our physical environment and new equipment in the next few years. There has never been a better time to join us.

Although it isn't the Trusts normal practice, adverts may close early, so you are encouraged to submit an application as soon as possible.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

To assess and treat patients in HOST . To support the team in the organisation and provision of an efficient, high quality and co-ordinated physiotherapy service for patients in each area . To undertake a defined clinical caseload. To ensure that patient and service standards and priorities are met. To provide clinical supervision to assigned junior physiotherapists, technical instructors, physiotherapy assistants and students.

Person Specification



  • HCPC registration
  • BSc Physiotherapy


  • Member of CSP
  • Member of Specific interest group
  • Post graduate qualifications in related area i.e. frailty

Knowledge and Experience


  • Previous Acute NHS experience at band 5 level
  • Achieved core skills in all core Junior rotations, including elderly care and orthopaedics
  • Previous acute NHS experience


  • Previous Senior Experience in Specialty Area

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Surrey County Hospital



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