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Specialist Physiotherapist

Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
30 Nov 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Lincolnshire Stroke Service (opportunities for working in acute and community setting)

Specialist Band 6, Physiotherapist - East Coast, other bases considered

Band 5-6 development will be considered

Are you passionate about providing a high quality service to stroke patients? Are you an ambitious individual who relishes a challenge? Lincolnshire's Community Stroke Service has been established for over ten years, supporting early discharge from hospitals and providing specialist rehabilitation to stroke patients in Lincolnshire. If you are a team player with a special interest and experience in the area of stroke, look no further, we are now looking to recruit to this exciting vacancy post.

The innovative Stroke Service provides high quality specialist stroke rehabilitation in the community across Lincolnshire. The service has four bases across the county and works as a very flexible team. Your post will require the ability to travel to meet the needs of this county wide service and contribute to providing access to therapy as part of a weekend rota.

You will play a key role in delivering high quality patient centred care and rehabilitation to people who have recently experienced a stroke, in their own homes as well as community settings. You will be working with a full multidisciplinary team of clinical psychologist, specialist physiotherapists, speech and language therapists and occupational therapists, assistant practitioners and rehabilitation assistants.

Main duties of the job

-To work as an autonomous practitioner and to manage a personal caseload, undertaking assessment and treatment that is evidence based. To organise this efficiently and effectively with regard to clinical priorities and use of time.-To agree with patients and other team members, an individual rehabilitation programme based on performance outcome at assessment to enable patients to achieve maximum potential.-To be professionally and legally responsible and accountable for all aspects of own work at all times.-Develop and consolidate personal knowledge and skills demonstrating the evidence in a CPD portfolio.-Adhere to the professional Code of Practice-To be an active member of the in-service training programme by attending staff meetings, training sessions, external courses and reflective practice. To lead these activities where appropriate.-Demonstrates continuous appraisal of personal practice and acts on indicators for change.

-Takes responsibility, as required, for making decisions in respect of accepting referrals and discharging patients from the service.-Assist the Team Lead/Professional Advisor to develop and maintain a service structure that delivers best practice.-Be proactive in the evaluation of clinical services including the development, implementation and monitoring of clinical standards and outcome measures.-Ensure service performance data is collected as agreed and when submitted is accurate and timely.

About us

Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust is in the top 25 per cent of all community trusts for overall staff engagement in the 2021 NHS National Staff Survey.

At LCHS, we know diversity fosters creativity and innovation. We are committed to equality of opportunity, to being fair and inclusive, and to being a place where all belong. We therefore particularly encourage applications from candidates who are likely to be underrepresented in LCHS' workforce.

LCHS recognises the increasing demand for more flexibility in working practices in order to accommodate the personal goals and commitments that employees experience at different stages during their working lives. Flexible working opportunities such as part-time working, compressed hours, job shares, and hybrid working models can help staff to balance their personal and work commitments. Arrangements can be put in place if it can be shown that the needs of the individual can be balanced with those of the service and the impact on other team members, enabling the Trust to recruit and retain skilled staff, raise staff morale, reduce absenteeism and respond to changing service needs more effectively.

We are an ambassador of a learning culture that will support the right individual to progress in their chosen career through an 'earn while you learn' apprenticeship programme. Visit our Learning and Development page to find out more

Job description

Job responsibilities

-Identify professional and service delivery issues concerning the clinical specialism and advise the team lead.-To be proactive and contribute to the design and delivery of change within your field of practice and support other team members in these changes.-To give leadership and support in the use of risk assessment and guidance in the safe handling of patients to colleagues, carers and other team members.-Maintain a personal development plan and seek opportunities to acquire necessary knowledge and skills to maintain and develop professional competency.-Lead in the theoretical and practical training of undergraduates and junior colleagues and Rehabilitation Assistants/Assistant Practitioners on topics associated with the clinical specialism.-Respond positively to organisation change and be flexible within work practices depending on needs of service.-Provide expert guidance and support to colleagues in the management of the complications of a stroke.-Support equality and value diversity.-Lincolnshire Community Health Service requires all staff to safeguard children, young people and adults. All staff are required to access the organisational policies, also the Local Safeguarding Children Board and the Local Safeguarding Adults Board policies and procedures that underpin the safeguarding agenda. The safeguarding policies to be followed are found at and .-LCHS policies, procedures and guideline - It is a condition of your employment that as an employee you are expected to adhere to our policies, procedures and guidelines. These can all be found on the Trusts website.

Person Specification

Qualifications and skills set


  • Degree or equivalent postgraduate diploma in Physiotherapy/HCPC reg
  • Evidence of postgraduate training and skill in stroke rehabilitation
  • Evidence of continuing CPD
  • Basic IT skills
  • Experience in working in the NHS
  • Able to drive in the UK/own transport


  • Member of Chartered Society of Physiotherapy/ Specialist interest group
  • Clinical educators qualification
  • Experience in multi-disciplinary working
  • Leading in clinical issues

Employer details

Employer name

Lincolnshire Community Health Service NHS Trust


East Coast


PE11 3DT

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