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Community Physiotherapist

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
24 Sep 2023

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Band 5
Full Time
Job overview- BAND 5 SECONDMENT - 1 YEAR

We are looking for a band 5 Physiotherapist to deliver high quality interventions and health care to patients predominantly in the community around greater Norwich. Key skills include actively engaging with patients and families, providing rehabilitation and planning for the next steps in the patients' journey. The role may also include running a clinic once a week at Norwich Community Hospital.

To assess and provide therapeutic input, rehabilitation and guidance to adult patients over the age of 18 and their family/carers. Patients may have presentations including , but not exclusive to, frailty, neurology, orthopaedic, musculoskeletal, acute and complex co-morbidities, palliative care, pain and rehabilitation needs, and your role will be to maximise quality of life and independence where possible. Situations and environments can be complex and challenging. Watching patients progress and recover is very rewarding.

Main duties of the job

The role is advertised as band 5 full time, but if suited for both applicant and service, part time can be considered.

Car driver and own vehicle is essential to this post.

Main duties of the job

About us

To work with Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Social workers and other health care professionals, statutory and non-statutory agencies to provide a seamless integrated service to our service users.

To provide advice, support and supervision to junior staff, therapy assistants and students and link with different partnerships.

1 to 1 supervision will be provided.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Equal Opportunities- We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion. Additionally, people with disabilities that fall under the Disability Confident Scheme will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post (outlined in the Person Specification). All sites are Smoke Free.

Immigration Status- Norfolk Community Health & Care NHS Trust is a diverse employer and welcomes all job applications. However, potential applicants should note that although the Trust is registered with the Home Office as a sponsor organisation for migrant workers, this is only against Tier 2 (General) visas. If you are a migrant worker from outside of the European Economic Area and do not already hold a self-gained right to work, we recommend you check the Home Office eligibility requirements before making an application.

Redeployment- Please note that in the first instance priority for this vacancy will be given to NCH& C staff who are on the Trusts Redeployment Register.

DBS- If this post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and you are not a current employee of Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust or being recruited as an Apprentice then the cost of the DBS check will be automatically removed from your first months salary. However if you are registered with the update service this may not be required.

Closing and Interview Dates-This vacancy may close early if sufficient applicants are received.

Data Protection-A privacy notice detailing how we will handle your data is attached to this advert as a document. Your application will be transferred to our recruitment management system (Trac) once the advert has closed and you will receive notification then detailing how Trac will handle your data.

Person Specification



  • Diploma or Degree in Occupational Therapist
  • Current HPC registration



  • Good observational and reporting skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Concentrate when undertaking patient care & inputting data/patient records
  • Work flexibly to accommodate patient/service needs
  • Demonstrate good IT and standard keyboard skills


  • Community experience

Skills, Abilities and Knowledge


  • Good communication skills
  • Highly motivated



  • Tact & diplomacy
  • Empathy & sensitivity
  • Ability to use own initiative

Personal and People Development


  • Ability to manage stressful situations
  • A team player

Personal Attributes / Behaviours


  • Able to identify with the Trust's commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults



  • Professional appearance
  • Be able to: kneel, bend & stoop, and work in cramped environments
  • Manoeuvre limbs of around 5-6kg
  • Manoeuvre patients using handling aids
  • Be reliable
  • Must have a full UK driving license and have access to a vehicle
  • Able to communicate effectively in written and verbal English Language

Employer details

Employer name

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust


Norwich Community Hospital

Bowthorpe road



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