Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
29 Nov 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Norfolk Community Health and Care are looking for an enthusiastic Physiotherapist with an interest in working with adults with learning disabilities to join the Community Learning Disability Team (CLDT) based in Attleborough, South Norfolk.

You will need to have previous experience of working in health and social care settings. The role is community-based, so it is essential that you either hold a full UK driving licence with access to a vehicle for business use, or the ability to travel independently.

Recruitment Prima

This post is eligible for a welcome incentive of up to �2,000 in accord with the following criteria:
  • Must be new to NCHC (not applicable if moving within the Trust)
  • Contract period must be at least 2 years duration or permanent
  • The amount payable is pro-rata with whole time equivalent (WTE) up to a maximum of �2,000 for full time posts
  • If meeting the criteria the recruitment prima will be paid in two equal amounts the first payment in the first pay run after commencing in post the second payment on successful completion of the Trust's 6-month probationary period
  • If leaving the Trust within 2 years, the recruitment prima will need to be reimbursed at a reducing rate of 1 x 24th part, per month of employment.

Main duties of the job

  • To be responsible for a caseload of clients with complex needs, using evidence based/patient principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate intervention
  • To deliver services following agreed physiotherapy clinical pathway
  • To work as part of the multidisciplinary team.
  • To delegate tasks to Band 4 Therapy Assistant Practitioner staff as required.
  • To support colleagues to provide practice placements for Physiotherapy students.

About us

The five Adult CLDTs in Norfolk are multidisciplinary teams and are co-located with Social Care. There is one full-time post in the South Norfolk CLDT based in Attleborough.

The team is supportive, friendly and passionate about their work. You will receive regular individual and peer supervision to ensure your development, and provision of a high quality of service.

Apply now to join an organisation that has been awarded an 'Outstanding' rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the highest possible rating and the first stand-alone NHS community trust in the country to be awarded the title.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To be professionally and legally responsible and accountable for all aspects of own work.
  • To maintain a high standard of clinical care for the patients under your management.
  • To undertake the assessment of patients using investigative and analytical skills.
  • To formulate an individual management and/or treatment programme, using clinical reasoning skills and a range of treatment skills.
  • To accept clinical responsibility for a designated caseload of patients, and, with support, to organise this efficiently and effectively with regard to clinical priorities and use of time.
  • To accept responsibility for ensuring the effective selection and use of all treatment resources available both in the department and on the wards.
  • To communicate effectively with other members of the multi-professional team, about patient issues in order to facilitate a team approach to patient care.
  • To communicate effectively with patients and carers to maximise treatment outcomes and to ensure understanding of condition.
  • To assess capacity, gain valid informed consent and have the ability to work within a legal framework with patients who lack capacity to consent to treatment.
  • To delegate to and supervise the work of health care assistants and assistant practitioners.
  • To assist senior staff in the provision of advice, teaching and instruction to relatives, carers and other professionals, to promote understanding of the aims of physiotherapy and to ensure a co-ordinated approach to patient care.
  • To be responsible for equipment used, and to adhere to department equipment policy, including competence to use equipment.

  • Professional
  • To maintain own clinical professional development (CPD) by keeping abreast of any new trends and developments and incorporate them as necessary into your work and to be an active member of the in-service training programme by the attendance and assistance at staff meetings, tutorials, training sessions, external courses and reflective practice.
  • To set objectives for personal development together with senior staff.
  • To maintain comprehensive and accurate assessment and treatment records in line with legal and departmental requirements and communicate assessment and treatment results to the appropriate disciplines in the form of letters and reports.
  • To participate in clinical and management supervision and Personal Development Review.

  • Organisational
  • To collect data and statistics as directed by the Professional Lead Physiotherapist or Team Leader.
  • To be aware of the Health and Safety aspects of your work and implement any policies, which may be required to improve the safety of your work area, including the prompt recording and reporting of accidents and adverse incidents, and ensuring that equipment used is safe.
  • To be responsible for equipment used, and to adhere to department equipment policy, including competence to use equipment.
  • To comply with organisational and departmental policies and procedures.

  • Person Specification



    • BSc or MSc in Physiotherapy or equivalent
    • HCPC registration



    • Broad range of core clinical experience at pre-registration or if applicable post registration
    • Demonstrates ability to be an effective member of a team(s)
    • Can demonstrate ability to problem solve in clinical setting


    • Previous work experience in a health and care setting

    Skills, Abilities and Knowledge


    • Demonstrates ability to apply skills across various clinical settings/applications
    • Demonstrates an understanding of evidence-based practice and clinical audit
    • Able to prioritise work effectively
    • Can manage change and demonstrate flexible approach with plans
    • Demonstrates commitment to continuing professional development/lifelong learning
    • Well-developed problem-solving skills


    • Knowledge of key national priorities for people with learning disabilities



    • Able to communicate effectively in written and verbal English language


    • Awareness of alternative forms of communication and/or accessible information

    Personal and People Development


    • Able to delegate to unqualified staff
    • Contribute to multi-disciplinary discussions
    • Supervise junior members of staff

    Personal Attributes / Behaviours


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



    • Must hold a full driving licence or be able to make own travelling arrangements to fulfil the duties of the post

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust


    South Norfolk Community Learning Disabilities Team

    Attleborough Community Hub, Station Road


    NR17 2AT

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