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Physiotherapist Band 6

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
2 Dec 2023

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Band 6
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.
  • To support 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.
  • To work 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.
  • To work with system partners including the voluntary sector to ensure that patients experience a seamless transfer of care both into and onward from the unit.
  • Be responsible for the delivery and co-ordination of care to a named group of patients.
  • Work proactively within the team to achieve unit and trust goals and
  • Work with and promote recognised policies, protocols, and guidelines.

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

Professional/Clinical Responsibilities
  • To be wholly accountable for own professional practice as determined by the Health Care Professions Council code of conduct. Take every reasonable opportunity to sustain and improve own knowledge and professional competence. To continue any development highlighted through the appraisal process and attend mandatory and specific training sessions.
  • Undertake comprehensive, holistic physiotherapy assessments of patients (including those with a complex presentation) using investigative, analytical and clinical reasoning skills to form a differential diagnosis.
  • Plan and assess programmes of care with realistic physiotherapeutic goals with the consultation of the patient, family, multidisciplinary team and other agencies.
  • To ensure that informed consent is obtained prior to initiating all interventions and to be respectful of patient needs with regard to privacy, dignity and courtesy.
  • Provide information and education to enable patients to make choices regarding a healthier lifestyle, as appropriate.
  • Where there are barriers to understanding, such as hearing impairments, mental capacity impairments and other difficulties in comprehension, consider alternative methods to facilitate understanding, consent and concordance.
  • Promote effective communication within the multi-disciplinary team, with GPs, Social Services and other outside agencies, including Voluntary services and to work collaboratively with these services, as appropriate.
  • Recommend innovative changes in clinical practice to enhance patient care.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of Assistive Technology and make referrals for this as required.
  • To participate in multi-disciplinary meetings/multi-agency meetings e.g. Gold Standard Framework meetings as well as attending and contributing to team meetings.
  • To participate in audit processes and to action outcomes.
  • Be responsible for ensuring workload for self and others is planned and prioritised according to service needs and targets, and to participate in the central triage roster and allocation of patients.
  • Inform Line Manager/Clinical Lead of circumstances which may affect safe and competent practice.

Management and Leadership
  • To provide clinical supervision to other team members and participate in meetings for own clinical supervision as per Trust policy.
  • Comment on draft policies.
  • To assist with the induction of new staff and students and act as Clinical Educator where appropriate.
  • Act as a role model giving guidance and support to other staff and students.
  • Support all team members within the team, respecting them, their roles and contributions.
  • To be responsible for the safe use of equipment and supplies.
  • To make own travel arrangements to patients home, base, meetings and training as required.
  • Ensure effective and efficient use of all team/ward resources.
  • Provide leadership to all members of the team, promoting effective teamwork.
  • Be aware of the budget and ensure all efforts are made to work within this.
  • Contribute to the requisitioning of supplies and equipment via the electronic ordering systems used within the teams.
  • Be accountable for work delegated to others.
  • Participate in problem solving related to work organisation.
  • Maintain a positive approach to achievement within the team.
  • Undertake personal development plans for more junior members of staff.
  • Ensure absence reporting is undertaken as determined by Line Manager and Trust Policy

Person Specification



  • Diploma or 1st level degree in Physiotherapy
  • Current HCPC registration


  • Clinical Educators course or equivalent



  • Evidence of working at band 5 level across a variety of settings and specialities such as Orthopaedics, Neurology, Care of the Elderly, musculo-skeletal in acute and community settings
  • Experience of undertaking falls assessments and gait analysis
  • Experience of working with multidisciplinary teams and partner organisations
  • Experience of working with patients with multiple pathologies and managing holistic patient centred care

Skills, Abilities and Knowledge


  • Ability to organise and prioritise workload independently within a team and within wider integrated team
  • Knowledge of safeguarding issues relating to the care of adults and older people
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Good computer skills and ability to work on information management systems
  • Evidence of attendance on short courses and/or in house training related to physiotherapy post-registration


  • Relevant safeguarding training
  • Working knowledge of SystmOne
  • Experience of audit/research



  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills appropriate to supporting other team members essential for quality MDT working

Personal and People Development


  • Evidence of own personal development and experience
  • Ability to support the development of others through supervision and teaching
  • Supporting patients in self-management through health coaching


  • Clinical Educators qualification will be essential but can be gained whilst in post
  • Health Coaching training

Personal Atributes / Behaviours (linked to Trust Behaviour Framework)


  • Able to identify with the Trust's commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults.
  • Value and respect the privacy and dignity of patients
  • Able to work collaboratively as part of a team
  • Enthusiastic and able to work under pressure
  • Flexible/positive approach to work to meet the needs of the service



  • The post holder will need to be passed as fit to perform full duties of the post through Occupational Health, with any reasonable aids and adaptations if necessary
  • Able to communicate effectively in written and verbal English Language
  • The post holder will need to be passed as fit to perform full duties of the post through Occupational Health, with any reasonable aids and adaptations if necessary

Employer details

Employer name

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust


Norwich Community Hospital

Bowthorpe Road



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