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Specialist Practitioner Physiotherapist- Developmental Role

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
24 Sep 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are currently have an opportunity to recruit an enthusiastic and motivated Band 5/6 Physiotherapist to join the Fenland/Wisbech Neighbourhood Team. The Specialist Practitioner Physiotherapist role is based in the Fenland/Wisbech area.

You would be working as part of a community based therapy team providing high quality rehabilitation to patients with physical disabilities in their home environment. This post will allow the successful candidate the opportunity to consolidate their community, clinical and managerial skills. You will be working within a team of Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Assistants and alongside Nursing and Mental Health colleagues.

The ideal candidate will have a strong team work ethic, sense of accountability, accompanied by an ability to work under considerable pressure at times. This post is open to professionals with the right attributes to enhance a team.

This role is a development role, we would like to employ an experienced Band 6 Physiotherapist but will also consider a Band 5 who is looking to progress into a Band 6 role.

Main duties of the job

Please note for this role you will be required to travel independently around the county meeting strict time deadlines. You will need to hold a full UK driving licence and have use of a vehicle. You cannot use public transport for this role as this is not a reliable form of transport and will not allow you to meet service needs. Please confirm in your application that you meet the specified criteria.

We are looking for a self-motivated individual who is able to work as an autonomous practitioner within the integrated multi professional Community Therapy team to provide a high standard of care to our patients. Your role will include assessing, planning and developing specialist physiotherapist programmes for patients with a wide variety of complex needs. You will be responsible for your own caseload, prioritising referrals according to clinical need, signposting appropriately and undertaking assessment of patients with complex and multiple pathologies using advanced, specialist clinical reasoning skills.

Your role alsoincludessupervision of junior staff and students, overseeing patient intervention and ensuringthat Assistant Practitioners and Integrated Care Workers deliver high quality patient care.

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About us

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust is a health & social care organisation dedicated to providing high quality care with compassion to improve the health & wellbeing of the people we care for, as well as supporting & empowering them to lead a fulfilling life.

Our clinical teams deliver many NHS services not only via inpatient and primary care setting but also with the community. These services include Children, Adult & Older Peoples mental & physical health, Forensic & Specialist mental health, Learning Disabilities, Primary Care & Liaison psychiatry, Substance misuse, Social care, Research & Development.

To achieve our goal, we look to recruit high calibre candidates that share our vision & values. As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applications from all sectors of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including disabled people & members of our ethnic minorities & LGBTQ+ communities.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for full details of responsibilities
  • To work towards the acceptance of clinical responsibility and professional autonomy for a designated caseload of patients, from referral to discharge, and to organise this efficiently and effectively in relation to clinical priorities and use of time.
  • To be professionally and legally responsible and accountable for all aspects of your own work, including the management of patients in your care.
  • To accept responsibility for ensuring the effective selection, use and fitting of equipment.
  • To communicate effectively with patients and carers to maximise rehabilitation potential. Communication skills of persuasion, motivation, explanation and gaining informed consent will be used with a variety of patients. Barriers to effective communication will regularly be evident, e.g., sensory impairment, cognitive impairment, pain, emotional state, behavioural and communication difficulties.
  • To ensure effective communication and collaboration takes place between yourself and members of the multi-disciplinary and multi-agency teams across hospital and community. This may include verbal communication (e.g., case conferences, telephone) and written communication (e.g., report writing).
  • To support others and recognise the limitations of your own clinical practice and seek the advice of others as appropriate.
  • To develop an awareness of wider team and service issues.
  • To ensure the effective selection and appropriate use of treatment resources.

Person Specification



  • Degree or equivalent, e.g. BSc, MSc or Diploma entry level qualification into the Physiotherapy profession
  • Current HCPC registration
  • Willingness to undertake Fieldwork/Practice Educator qualification


  • Member of CSP
  • Fieldwork/Practice Educator qualification



  • Experience of working in the NHS.
  • A broad range of undergraduate placements completed in a variety of settings.


  • Experience of Working in the community
  • Clinical experience working with older people and long term conditions.

Knowledge & Understanding


  • Accepts responsibility and accountability for own work and can define the responsibilities of others
  • Seeks and uses professional support appropriately
  • Understands the principle of confidentiality
  • Knowledge of relevant outcome measures


  • SystmOne

Skills & Abilities


  • Able to demonstrate commitment to high quality care and service provisions
  • Ability to work flexibly as part of a team
  • Able to assess plan and implement care
  • Support non registered staff
  • Standard keyboard skills and ability to communicate through IT using packages such as Word,Time Management and prioritisation skills


  • Understanding of clinical supervision

Physical Requirements


  • The ability to: Kneel, bend and stoop, and work in cramped environments.
  • Manoeuvre patients using moving and handling aids
  • Travel around work base locality
  • Full UK driving licence required

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust


North Cambs Hospital

The Park


PE13 3AB

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