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Specialist Physiotherapist - Community Rehabilitation

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
1 Dec 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We have been successful in securing permanent funding to support Discharge to Assess pathways in North East Essex. This exciting development enables us to fully integrate a range of options to support discharge plans and ongoing rehabilitation from hospital, working closely with hospital teams, reablement and homecare.

We are looking for an experienced, motivated clinician to join our team. You will be a registered Physiotherapist with demonstrable expertise in goal focused rehabilitation, supporting patients to become experts in their own care and to remain in their own homes.

It is expected that you will have excellent communication skills, enjoy working with a variety of service users of different age groups, have good self management skills and an ability to prioritise your case load. You should ideally have experience of working in a variety of clinical settings with knowledge of the challenges of community working.

It is essential that you are a car driver with access to a vehicle for work as you will be expected to travel across the North East Essex area.

Main duties of the job

The key objectives for this post are to provide goal focused rehabilitation, supporting patients to become experts in their own care and to remain in their own homes by providing holistic assessments and interventions for this care group.

As a Senior Physiotherapist you will have opportunity to undertake a leadership role in planning, co-coordinating, delivering and evaluating the rehabilitation provided and be responsible for the supervision of junior staff. You will be able to demonstrate the ability to build networks and relationships over a number of sites and different clinical teams. You will embrace innovation and integrated working and will be committed to delivering excellence in care alongside other Physiotherapists, OTs, Technical Instructors and Assistant Practitioners.

About us

One of the largest Trust's in East Anglia, East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT) provide hospital and community health services to people living across a wide geographical area. We deliver care from two main hospitals in Colchester and Ipswich, six community hospitals and in patients' own homes. You will be joining a team of over 11,000 amazing colleagues providing care to 800,000 residents.

Along with supporting you to achieve your career goals we offer a generous pension scheme, 27 days annual leave on commencement (pro rata) and access to a range of NHS discounts. Our Staff Health & Wellbeing programme offer a range of services including mental health support. We offer a range of flexible working opportunities.

Our philosophy is that Time Matters to everyone. Across the Trust, we concentrate on improving the things we do and removing those which do not work or cause time delays for our staff and patients.

To support our employees to achieve their career aspirations you may be eligible to obtain a qualification via an apprenticeship. All successful applicants will be required to undertake a skills review to facilitate this. For full details please see the attached Apprenticeship Handbook

If you are passionate about patient care and want to develop your skills and knowledge then we are keen to hear from you.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details of the responsibilities and duties of this role please see the attached job description.

Person Specification



  • Registered physiotherapist with HCPC
  • Professional knowledge and Skills acquired through a combination of formal training, short courses and experience to degree level or equivalent.
  • Relevant post qualification training through short courses and/or further study and experience for example splinting and injections, working towards post graduate level of study.
  • Evidence of on-going CPD


  • Registered member of Chartered Society of physiotherapy
  • Recognised registered qualification and further courses and experience relevant to role



  • Specialist physical and manual skills and techniques relevant to care group
  • Supervise the work of students, assistants and volunteers
  • To use Word, Powerpoint, email, excel and access (or similar spreadsheet or database packages)
  • Car owner/driver/access to a motor vehicle (role will involve travel to other sites that cannot be easily accessed by public transport means)



  • Good theoretical and practical knowledge of a broad range of assessments including specialist relevant to the specialist care group and the relative benefits of each.
  • Good knowledge of a range of specialist therapeutic interventions relevant to the care group including the relative benefits of each and the comparative outcomes.
  • Awareness of national guidance relevant to own specialities, including, consent issues, and other legal frameworks relating to care group

Employer details

Employer name

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust




CO15 4AB

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