Community Physiotherapist

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata for part time
Closing date
29 Nov 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
An opportunity has arisen to join the Uttlesford integrated community care team. The post sits within a multi disciplinary team supporting a wide range of patients in the community. The post holder will work across many different pathways including supported discharge, reablement, long term rehabilitation, neuro rehab and end of life care. The post will be based in the south of the locality and is supported by multiple professions.

Main duties of the job

  • The community team of West Essex is part of the wider Hertfordshire and West Essex Integrated Care System, supporting out of hospital care for West Essex residents.
  • The post holder will be working as part of the integrated community teams with a focus on rehabilitation. This will involve helping patients to engage as independently as possible in activities which enhance their health & wellbeing. Interventions will be carried out within patients own homes, 24 hour care facilities and clinics.
  • The post holder will work as part of the integrated team to plan, deliver and evaluate all aspects of the patient treatment process. This at times will include onward referrals to appropriate community based health and social care agencies.

About us

EPUT are looking for motivated staff who shares our Trust values of Care, Learn and Empower. In return, EPUT can offer you a range of benefits and development including
  • Season Ticket Loans
  • NHS discounts for staff
  • Excellent Training facilities and opportunities
  • Buying and Selling annual leave scheme
  • The opportunity to work bank shifts and expand knowledge and experience in other areas
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars and Cycle to Work
  • Day One Flexible Employer

The Trust supports and actively encourages flexible working for all employees. We offer many options and you are encouraged to ask the recruiting manager what is possible for this role. If appointed, you will have the opportunity to apply for a flexible working request from the first day of your employment

Join our Staff bank

What is Staff Bank?

Our EPUT NHS staff bank is an entity managed by the trust that hires clinical and non-clinical healthcare professionals to take on shifts at our trust hospitals and community settings. Here at EPUT we maintain our own bank of specialist staff to ensure that we are able offer safe and effective care at all times.

All our permanent staff are automatically enrolled onto the staff bank however this does not mean you have to work any additional shifts, but the option is there for you if you wish.

If you are joining our Trust in a fixed term role, please indicate on your New Starter Paperwork that you wish to join our staff bank.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To deliver high quality, skilled clinical care to patients and provide rehabilitation and long term care/conditions management in a variety of community settings.
  • To manage a caseload of patients with complex health & social care needs, using evidence based, client-centered principles to assess, plan, implement & evaluate interventions.
  • To utilise specialist skills and knowledge to undertake comprehensive assessments of patients.
  • To analyse information gained form assessment to formulate an accurate intervention.
  • To collaboratively discuss and agree goals and outcomes for treatment with patients. This at times may involve negotiation and motivation skills and the need to work sensitively with patients.
  • To ensure patients understands and consent to treatment plans. If the patient does not have the capacity to give consent, to be able to work within the legal framework as appropriate.
  • To develop collaborative treatment programmes with patients, carers and colleagues, demonstrating client centred practice and specialist problem solving techniques. The selection of techniques will be based on both theoretical, practical knowledge and evaluative past experiences.
  • Evaluate patient progress, reassess and review treatment programmes as required through the monitoring of medical and rehabilitation needs and adjusting if needed. This will involve determining the potential for rehabilitation and future care and support needs
  • Plan and prioritise own workload and delegate tasks where appropriate to ensure effective use of time.
  • Facilitate the safe transfer of patients using approved moving and handling techniques and equipment.
  • To assess and clinically justify the provision of equipment to patients. To be responsible for ensuring equipment provided is safe to use and advise the multi-professional team/family where appropriate.
  • Identify and undertake risk assessments of patients and environments during each intervention.
  • To liaise with GPs, other professionals and voluntary agencies to deliver patient centred care to a high standard.

Person Specification



  • Diploma/degree in Physiotherapy


  • Member of specialist interest group



  • Broad range of clinical experience, including in the community setting of treatment of neurological conditions, rehabilitation, admission avoidance, orthopaedic and management of long term conditions.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with patients and other professionals, including delivery of complex and sensitive information
  • Broad range of clinical experience, from community to inpatient settings. With skills in treating various conditions including neurological, orthopaedic, palliative and long term conditions. Experience of working autonomously and managing a complex caseload Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with patients and other professionals, including delivery of complex and sensitive information Effective written communication skills with excellent record keeping/report writing Good oral communication skills based on fluency on the English language Literate in IT/Computer Skills



  • Access to car for work purposes


  • Experience in supervising staff

Employer details

Employer name

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust


Stansted Clinic

First floor the maltings


CM24 8XG

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