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Senior Physiotherapist - Woodbridge

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
27 Sep 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Physiotherapist within the Woodbridge Integrated Neighbourhood Team (INT) on a permanent basis at 22.5hours per week.

We are looking for a Physiotherapist who is passionate, committed, innovative, enthusiastic, and highly motivated to delivering high quality care within a community setting. Our service runs 8 am-6 pm, 7 days a week. Staff are required to work approximately 1 in 10 weekends, with flexible working available within the hours of the service.

The Woodbridge INT is based in Melton and provides multidisciplinary care to the surrounding locality. The team is committed to holistic and patient centred care in the right place, at the right time. The team consists of Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, District & Community Nurses, Assistant Practitioners, Generic Workers, and Social Workers. The team is led by an INT Manager, supported by a Care Coordinator and Administrator.

Although we expect our staff to work autonomously, we're a very supportive team and work closely together to achieve the best outcomes for our patients. Community experience would be an advantage, but the role includes a comprehensive trust induction followed by a local team induction. We offer a variety of training to consolidate and maintain your clinical skills.

Please note this role does require proven NHS experience.

Main duties of the job

You will be actively supported through in-service training and professional forums, mandatory training, 1:1 personal development meetings, as well as clinical skills training via the practice development facilitators.

To provide high standard patient care in patients homes

To ensure a more seamless flow for patient care between hospital and community settings, enabling patients to be cared for in their own home environment

To provide supervision and support to more junior staff

To triage referrals to the community team

Due to this post being a community position it is essential you are able to drive.

About us

One of the largest Trust's in East Anglia, East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT) provide hospital and community health services to people living across a wide geographical area. We deliver care from two main hospitals in Colchester and Ipswich, six community hospitals and in patients' own homes. You will be joining a team of over 11,000 amazing colleagues providing care to 800,000 residents.

Along with supporting you to achieve your career goals we offer a generous pension scheme, 27 days annual leave on commencement (pro rata) and access to a range of NHS discounts. Our Staff Health & Wellbeing programme offer a range of services including mental health support. We offer a range of flexible working opportunities.

Our philosophy is that Time Matters to everyone. Across the Trust, we concentrate on improving the things we do and removing those which do not work or cause time delays for our staff and patients.

To support our employees to achieve their career aspirations you may be eligible to obtain a qualification via an apprenticeship. All successful applicants will be required to undertake a skills review to facilitate this. For full details please see the attached Apprenticeship Handbook

If you are passionate about patient care and want to develop your skills and knowledge then we are keen to hear from you.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

Working in this forward-thinking team provides an opportunity for career progression within the clinical and managerial fields. Candidates should therefore be flexible, motivated, and willing to work within a changing environment. We facilitate students on training and have close working relationships with neighbouring community teams in Health and Social Care.

The therapy service has a high profile within the Trust, operating a 7-day service and thrives on innovation and challenge. It has taken a lead role in many developments, which are helping to shape the future of patient pathways within the local area.

For full details of the responsibilities and duties of this role please see the attached job description.

Person Specification



  • Diploma or 1st Level degree in Occupational Therapy (or equivalent)
  • Current HCPC registration
  • Clinical educators course within the first year

Knowledge & Skills


  • Knowledge of additional specialist areas through in-house training & short courses
  • In-depth knowledge of working within the NHS
  • Advanced observational & reporting skills
  • Able to demonstrate good IT and standard keyboard skills
  • Must hold a full valid driving licence and have access to a vehicle or viable alternative
  • Able to support other staff to review and reflect on their practice and develop a PDP


  • Able to demonstrate the ability to work within a community health team
  • Able to demonstrate the management of complex casework



  • Documented evidence of continuing professional development.
  • Post registration experience in a relevant clinical setting.
  • Proven NHS experience


  • Evidence of previous community experience

Employer details

Employer name

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust


Riduna Park



IP12 1QT

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