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Community Physiotherapist

Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 Per annum including HCAS (outer)
Closing date
1 Dec 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The Richmond Response & Rehabilitation Team (RRRT) are looking for an experienced band 6 or a band 5 looking to develop into a band 6 role within the community.

The service runs 8am -8pm seven days a week, 365 days a year.

RRRT supports independence by providing rehabilitation and reablement after an acute or chronic illness, injury, fall or change in life circumstances. It aims to restore & maximise function & prevent deterioration in physical, psychological and social functioning through rehabilitation and reablement.

Succesfull recruits will have the opportunity to work across three pathways:
  • Urgent Care Response: Within 2 hours - manage crisis, support and enable people to stay at home, prevent avoidable acute hospital admission or residential/nursing home
  • Reablement and rehabilitation on a short term basis with a view of achieving individual personal goals.
  • Discharge to assess: Provide support to patients who have been admitted to hospital, ensuring they experience a safe and timely discharge home or into a community settings.

Main duties of the job

This is an ideal post for an experienced and enthusiastic Band 5 or B6 Physiotherapist looking to further develop clinical knowledge and management skills within our multidisciplinary team.

The successful applicant should be able to provide therapeutic interventions based on a problem solving and advanced clinical reasoning approach. Opportunities for in-service and external training will be provided.

This job will allow the successful applicant to further develop a range of clinical skills in community therapies and urgent care response.

There will also be opportunities to participate in audits, quality improvement projects and evidence-based practice development activities.

Travel is an integral part of the post so applicants should possess the ability and willingness to travel across the borough for work purposes.

Candidates should have valid HCPC registration & relevant post-graduate experience as a Band 5/6.

About us

Community healthcare is unlike any other part of the NHS. It's personalised care that helps people to retain their independence. It's the NHS at its best and the difference you make is truly tangible.

Our colleagues often describe us as a family, and we know how important that sense of belonging and support is when you start a new job. It's simple - happy, engaged staff provide better services.

In 2018, we were named 'Best Place to Work for Employee Satisfaction' by the Nursing Times. The same year, we won the Workforce category at the HSJ Awards.

In the latest NHS Staff Survey results 2020, we had the best response rate amongst community trusts nationally.

We are the top community trust in the country on the theme Quality of care for the third year. We had the highest percentage of staff who felt they are able to deliver the care they aspire to and are satisfied with the quality of care they give to patients or service users. If you enjoy a challenge and want to go home each day knowing you made a difference, you will thrive in our organisation.

Infection Control

As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination uptake as this remains the best line of defence against COVID19.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*****Please see the attached supporting document which contains more information about the role*****

Previous applicants need not apply.

Interview will take place onsite, date to be advised.

Person Specification



  • Sound knowledge of relevant social care and health legislation, relevant policies, clinical guidelines and the ability to apply these.
  • Knowledge of physiotherapy assessments/treatment
  • A degree or equivalent in Physiotherapy and current registration with the HCPC
  • Relevant community experience


  • Evidence of CPD in line with professional guidelines e.g. CSP.



  • Appropriate post-graduate experience, including physical rehabilitation, care of the elderly, falls, respiratory, orthopaedics, neurology, and critical care.
  • Experience of audit, research and understanding quality issues
  • Experience of the use of evidence based practice in the clinical setting


  • Experience of working as part of a physiotherapy team and/or multi-disciplinary team
  • Experience of supervising assistant staff, implementing service changes

Skills and abilities


  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing, including use of activity and outcome data and the use of IT.
  • To work as an autonomous practitioner and have the ability to organise, problem solve, prioritise and delegate work
  • Able to work as a team member being flexible, reliable and committed


  • Ability to demonstrate empathy, sensitivity and tact
  • Ability to travel to multiple sites

Employer details

Employer name

Hounslow and Richmond Community NHS Healthcare Trust


Teddington Memorial Hospital

Hampton Road


TW11 0JL

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