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Specialist Physiotherapist

Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
24 Sep 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Specialist Band 6, Physiotherapist

Joint post - Acute and Community Stroke

This is a truly exciting time to join the Lincolnshire Stroke Service (LSS) as we have an exciting opportunity for a dynamic, ambitious, and forward-thinking Physiotherapist to work across acute and community settings. We are seeking a Physiotherapist with demonstrable experience within the Neurological field, willingness to learn and passion for improving the lives of people who have recently had a stroke. This is a rare opportunity to learn and develop from specialists within an acute hospital and community team.

LSS has a seamless pathway from an acute inpatient setting to community delivery and both services work collaboratively across the patient pathway. The acute element of stroke delivery has been centralised on a single site (Lincoln County Hospital, LCH) whilst the community arm of the pathway is delivered countywide with four bases.

The post will be hosted by Lincolnshire Community Health Services (LCHS). You will be partly working within the recently expanded stroke unit at LCH and also across the community predominantly within the North East or South East of the county. The ability to travel is therefore essential. The split between acute / community will be discussed further at interview and we would welcome applications from candidates based across Lincolnshire. This post would include being part of the therapy weekend cover rota.

Main duties of the job

LSS prides itself on delivering the highest quality of care to patients in the right setting, at the right time, by the right clinician. You will play a key role in delivering patient-centred rehabilitation and be afforded opportunities to work with patients at different stages of their stroke recovery. You will be a core member of the wider multi-disciplinary team which include consultants, nurses, clinical psychologist, specialist physiotherapists, speech and language therapists and occupational therapists, assistant practitioners and rehabilitation assistants.

You will work as an autonomous practitioner, undertaking specialist assessment and treatment which is evidence-based, and delivering this efficiently and effectively with regards to clinical priorities and the use of time. You will agree individual rehabilitation programmes based on patient-led outcomes, utilising both your skills and that of the wider multi-disciplinary team to achieve maximum potential.

This role also affords the opportunity to assist the Physiotherapy Leads / Team Leads to develop and maintain a service structure that delivers best practice, assist in the development of training, guidelines and innovations which may benefit the service. As a valued member of the team, you will have the opportunity to develop your skills both clinically and from a leadership perspective benefitting from expertise within both the acute and community teams.

About us

Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust is in the top 25 per cent of all community trusts for overall staff engagement in the 2021 NHS National Staff Survey.

At LCHS, we know diversity fosters creativity and innovation. We are committed to equality of opportunity, to being fair and inclusive, and to being a place where all belong. We therefore particularly encourage applications from candidates who are likely to be underrepresented in LCHS' workforce.

LCHS recognises the increasing demand for more flexibility in working practices in order to accommodate the personal goals and commitments that employees experience at different stages during their working lives. Flexible working opportunities such as part-time working, compressed hours, job shares, and hybrid working models can help staff to balance their personal and work commitments. Arrangements can be put in place if it can be shown that the needs of the individual can be balanced with those of the service and the impact on other team members, enabling the Trust to recruit and retain skilled staff, raise staff morale, reduce absenteeism and respond to changing service needs more effectively.

We are an ambassador of a learning culture that will support the right individual to progress in their chosen career through an 'earn while you learn' apprenticeship programme. Visit our Learning and Development page to find out more

Job description

Job responsibilities

This post is unable to support applications from those individuals requiring sponsorship to work in the UK

Main job responsibilities:
  • To provide the specialist physiotherapy element in the Lincolnshire Stroke Service, including providing clinical specialist support, professional advice and practical guidance across Acute and Community stroke pathways.
  • To act as case manager to a designated case load which will include ensuring all patients are able to access all elements of their care plan and to ensure the individual care plans are delivered and progressed by the team.
  • To manage a clinical caseload to a high professional standard and provide effective evidence based clinical service for patients as an autonomous practitioner. This will include more advance & detailed assessments with patients having more diverse & complex conditions, providing a diagnosis and develop and deliver an individualised treatment programme to neurological patients, as part of a specialist programme of intervention.
  • To ensure a high standard of care for all patients by effective communication with patients, carers, other team members and the wider system partners.

For full details please see job description and person specification attached.

Person Specification

Special attributes


  • Car Driver with valid UK driving license
  • Ability to respond and adapt to changes



  • Degree or equivalent postgraduate diploma in Physiotherapy
  • Current Health Care Professions Council Registration
  • Evidence of postgraduate training in stroke rehabilitation
  • Evidence of continuing CPD


  • Member of Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
  • Member of a related specialist physiotherapy group
  • Clinical educators qualification
  • Introduction to Bobath

Skills and competencies


  • Good communication in a variety of levels and methods
  • Able to lead a team in a defined area
  • Ability to work effectively as part of MDT / independently


  • Leading in areas of staff training and supervision of staff

knowledge and experience


  • Experience of working in the NHS
  • Experience as a physiotherapist with evidence of experience and training in stroke rehabilitation.
  • Specialist knowledge gained through post graduate clinical experience and specialised post graduate training and courses.
  • Experience in supervision


  • Knowledge of the workings of secondary care, community services and intermediate care services.
  • Experience of working in primary care.
  • Experience of working in Secondary care
  • Building partnerships with outside agencies and volunteers

Employer details

Employer name

Lincolnshire Community Health Service NHS Trust


Beech House

Waterside South



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