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Pathway 1 Physiotherapist/ Occupational Therapist

Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per annum, pro rata
Closing date
10 Oct 2023

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Physiotherapist, Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The Discharge 2 Assess Pathway 1 Service was created to ensure any person in a Lincolnshire hospital who is able to return straight home from hospital does so. It is then important they have immediate reablement and rehabilitation so they are able to live as independently as possible into the future.

The purpose of the service is to ensure people are assessed for their long term needs in their own home wherever possible. This will reduce their length of time in hospital and avoid further deconditioning and low mood.

The role of the registered therapist in the service is to carry out these assessments for longer term needs and coordinate a comprehensive rehabilitation care plan to maximise independence. It is also to provide leadership to the therapy assistants in the service. In addition as a newly developing service there is a substantial chance for service development and forging relationships across the spectrum of therapy and care providers in the county.

Main duties of the job

The Pathway 1 Discharge to Assess Service provides therapy based rehabilitation and reablement to patients immediately following hospital discharge. It will be the role of the therapists to provide profession specific assessments, create rehabilitation care plans and to work closely with the team of Advanced Therapy Assistant Practitioners, Promoting Independence Therapy Assistants and Promoting Independence Care Assistants to ensure patients are seen and reviewed in a timely manner to maximise recovery. To work closely with all members of the multi-disciplinary team and to work at times in conjunction with other agencies to determine a person's long term care needs.

The ideal candidate is not just a person who is absolutely focused on maximising each patients independence but also ensures that happens at home wherever safe to do so. They will be a good networker and innovative problem solver. Successful candidates for this post won't only be experts at working with patients but also able to value and develop support workers.

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

Please see the attached Job Description to see a detailed version of the main duties and responsibilities.

The attached JDs are for the Adult Community Therapy service. Pathway 1 therapy support was previously provided by this service but we sought to specialise and expand this Pathway. Therefore the JD covers the work a practitioner can expect to do in Pathway 1.

Person Specification



  • Degree or equivalent postgraduate diploma in Physiotherapy/ Occupational Therapy
  • Current Health Professions Council Registration
  • Evidence of relevant postgraduate training
  • Evidence of continuing CPD
  • Basic IT skills


  • Member of Chartered Society of Physiotherapy or RCOT

Previous experience


  • At least 2 years experience as a physiotherapist/ occupational therapist
  • Experience in working in the NHS
  • Evidence of leading in areas of team working and/or development


  • Experience in multi-disciplinary working
  • Experience of working in Community and Acute



  • Good communicator in a variety of levels and methods
  • Understands Discharge to Assess


  • Supervision of junior, students and unqualified staff

Employer details

Employer name

Lincolnshire Community Health Service NHS Trust


County Wide



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