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Community Specialist Physiotherapist

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year Pro Rata
Closing date
29 Nov 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Community Physiotherapist to join the newly established Integrated Community Rehabilitation Service in Central Manchester. This post provides a unique opportunity to use your Specialist Physiotherapy Rehabilitation skills delivering high quality care to patients in their own homes and clinic settings. This is a 30 hour post which offers you the flexibility for work life balance, and has been created following retirement of a current team member.

We are looking for a Physiotherapist who has a wide variety of rotational experience, ideally including respiratory and community rehabilitation, and is also keen to develop their skills further whilst contributing to service development. You will be supported by the Team Lead/ Specialist Physiotherapist and will have excellent peer support from the wider MDT team members.

If you are an enthusiastic, well-motivated HCPC registered physiotherapist with an interest in working with patients with a variety of conditions, we are looking for you to join our community rehabilitation team. UK driving license and access to own vehicle are essential for the post.

Main duties of the job

Assessment, treatment and management of patients with wide variety of health conditions, using clinical reasoning and a variety of evidence-based skills.

Working in a variety of settings including patients own homes, clinics and residential homes as well as holding virtual consultations.

To be responsible for your own clinical caseload completing initial assessments, appropriate goal setting and interventions to address patients' rehabilitation needs.

To work as part of the wider Community Rehabilitation Services to meet the demands of the services in other areas.

To support the Team Lead in the development of the service through keeping abreast of evolving research and evidence-based practice, and ensuring equity of services citywide.

To supervise the Rehabilitation Assistant to support with individualised treatment programmes.

Good IT, written and verbal communication skills are important as the post holder will be required to liaise with a wide range of health care professionals, patients and carers.

Flexible approach to diary and caseload management, often working autonomously.

Regular liaison with wider team and health and social care professionals.

The individual will take responsibility for the education of students.

Due to the nature of the role it is essential that applicants can drive and have access to a car for business purposes.

About us

MFT is England's largest NHS Trust with a turnover of �2.5bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We've also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research and innovation through the introduction of Hive our brand-new Electronic Patient Record system which we've launched in September 2022.

We're proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What's more, we're excited to be embarking on our new Green Plan which will set out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience youll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that youre even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, youll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information youll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not currently a condition of employment, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. If you are unvaccinated, there is helpful advice and information available by searching on the NHS England website where you can also find out more about how to access the vaccination.

Diversity Matters

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team at

Were looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification

Essential Criteria


  • Honours degree in Physiotherapy
  • Clinical supervisory skills
  • Registered with Health Profession Council.
  • Evidence of current and relevant CPD.
  • Previous experience across a broad range of junior rotations including community
  • Good clinical knowledge in relevant clinical area
  • Ability to work autonomously and as part of an MDT
  • Good communication Skills
  • Work effectively as part of a team.
  • Time Management Skills
  • Car driver / user
  • Relevant UK experience in a Physiotherapy Role


  • oMember of special interest group.

Training and Experience


  • Evidence of relevant training specific to specialism
  • Previous experience across a broad range of junior rotations
  • Good clinical knowledge in relevant clinical area


  • Knowledge of clinical supervision.
  • Basic clinical supervisory skills training.
  • Clinical educator training

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Alexandra Park Health Centre


M16 7AP

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