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

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
NCHC has a number of multidisciplinary roles within the new state-of-the-art therapy led unit in Norwich opening in 2024.

We are looking for highly motivated, innovative Physiotherapists who are committed to delivering exceptional patient-centred care and join our exciting journey to build our new unit creating a supportive and comfortable environment for 48 patients at NCH& C's Norwich Community Hospital site. Healthcare will be delivered by a multidisciplinary team of clinical professionals dedicated to patient recovery and well-being.

Utilising the latest therapy and rehabilitation technology and practices, you will be a part of this new team and will play a pivotal role in supporting patients back into the community and, in this role, we can offer you the opportunity to play a significant part in both the development of the team and therapy led, reablement culture within a brand new unit.

Unfortunately on this occasion we are unable to offer sponsorship.

Main duties of the job

To contribute to the delivery of high standards of health care to patients within their own homes, care homes, the travelling community, community hospitals and in clinics, by assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating packages of care.

Be responsible for delivery of care in a reablement setting supporting an environment where all team members are responsible for a reablement ethos using a positive risk-taking approach for patients, their carers and families.

To support patients being as independent as possible within their functional limits as part of a multidisciplinary team within a quality framework to ensure that the highest standards of care are met.

To support and deliver innovation within discharge practice and pathways working with system partners including the voluntary sector to ensure that patients experience a seamless transfer of care both into and onward from the unit.

Responsible for the delivery and co-ordination of care to a named group of patients, working within the team to achieve unit and trust goals andpromote recognised policies, protocols, and guidelines.

Work as an active member of the Physiotherapy team, along with the other members of the Trusts Multidisciplinary team. This may include liaising with other Trusts, statutory and voluntary organisations e.g. GP's, members of the Biomechanics team, voluntary organisations, carers etc.

About us

As a Physiotherapist you must live by our values and use your skills to ensure the ethos becomes part of the culture within the team. Being able to communicate well with a variety of people is an absolute must.

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


The post holder will:
  • Undertake appropriate Physiotherapy assessments of patients, using investigative, analytical, clinical reasoning skills and outcome measures to inform the development of a graded treatment plan, which may need to be delivered from a range of options.
  • Develop, monitor and review individualised physiotherapy treatment plans of patients, in collaboration with the integrated team, other agencies and the patient, utilising a range of treatment techniques & equipment to maximise their functional ability.
  • Assess patients holistic needs, communicating complex and sensitive information to patients and carers as to their assessment, diagnosis, prognosis and treatment plan.
  • Where there are barriers to understanding, such as hearing impairment, mental capacity impairment and other difficulties in comprehension, explanations require adjustments in order to gain understanding, consent and concordance.
  • Be required to use tact and persuasive skills in order to gain the patients co-operation in their treatment plan.
  • Be aware of assistive technology and refer and utilise as required.
  • Liaise with GPs, Social Services, inpatient teams, other allied health care professionals and the voluntary sector to ensure identified needs are met and care co-ordinated appropriately.
  • To participate in multi-disciplinary/multi-agency meetings as appropriate, e.g. Gold Standard Framework.
  • Ensure own caseload is planned and prioritised according to service targets and patient need.
  • Ensure patient held records are completed for each session/visit/clinic appointment, and that documentation is completed within 24 hours.
  • Demonstrate dexterity and co-ordination when using specialist equipment and fine tools, advanced sensory skills, manual handling and mobilising skills.
  • Contribute to the requisitioning of supplies and equipment through electronic ordering systems.
  • Ensure informed consent is obtained prior to initiating interventions.
  • Will be exposed to bodily fluids, infected material, blood products on a daily basis, therefore must utilise universal precautions and adhere to infection control policies.
  • Be responsible for safe use and maintenance of equipment and supplies
  • To accept clinical responsibility for a caseloads of patients as part of the musculoskeletal physiotherapy team


The post holder will:
  • Actively contribute to multidisciplinary team meetings and other meetings where appropriate.
  • Support all team members within the local and wider integrated team, respecting them, their roles and contributions.
  • Attend in-house training as required to develop current job role.
  • Maintain own continuous professional development.
  • Remain accountable for own professional actions as determined by the professional bodies.
  • Ensure own caseload is planned and prioritised according to service targets and patient need.
  • Be accountable for work delegated to others within the team, ensuring staff are competent to undertake delegated work.
  • Provide advice / training to less experienced staff and supervise / support band 3 and 4 staff and students where appropriate contributing to the induction process for new staff/students and contributing to team in-service training programs.
  • Comment on draft policies.
  • Demonstrate leadership skills within own competence.


The post holder will:
  • Undertake mandatory training as required.
  • Participate in a Personal Development Review process.
  • Undertake Personal Development Plans for staff members.
  • Be aware of Trusts behaviour framework and ensure behaviours are embedded in role.
  • Ensure Trusts behaviour framework is utilised when managing and supervising staff and that behaviours are embraced and embedded within the team.
  • Take part in clinical supervision as per Trust Policy.
  • Follow Trust policies, and local procedures, and use discretion in interpreting them according to the setting and circumstances.
  • May be required to demonstrate own duties to students, new starters and/or less experienced staff.
  • Provide mentorship for students undertaking pre/post registration course.
  • Ensure absence reporting is undertaken as determined by Team Leader and Trust Policy.
  • Contribute to clinical audit as required.
  • Complete the staff surveys as required.
  • Complete risk assessments and incident forms as required.

Person Specification



  • BSc Hons in Physiotherapy
  • MSc in Physiotherapy, or equivalent
  • Active HCPC registration



  • Highly Motivated
  • Able to provide high standards of care
  • Ability to deliver effective patient care & inputting data/patient records
  • Demonstrate that you can work in a team environment
  • work flexibly to accommodate patient/service needs
  • Be able to kneel, bend & stoop, and work in cramped environments
  • Be able to manoeuvre limbs of around 5-6 kg
  • Be able to manoeuvre patients using handling aids

Skills, Abilities and Knowledge


  • Ability to use own initiative
  • Good observational and reporting skills
  • Ability to manage stressful situations
  • Good time management skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Have basic IT and standard keyboard skills
  • Good awareness of a range of clinical conditions and their management



  • Able to communicate effectively in written and verbal English Language
  • Demonstrates good communication skills
  • Demonstrates active listening skills
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure
  • Demonstrates tact and diplomacy
  • Demonstrates empathy and sensitivity
  • Demonstrate ability to communicate with a wide range of people, including patients, relatives, health & social care professionals
  • Ability to be concise and feedback information in a clear and defined way

Personal Attributes / Behaviours (linked to Trust Behaviour Framework)


  • Will be able to make own travel arrangements to patients' homes, clinics, base and meetings etc, as required
  • Able to identify with the Trust's commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults

Employer details

Employer name

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust


Norwich Community Hospital

Bowthorpe Road



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