Community Physiotherapist

Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience Dependent on experience, length of service
Closing date
29 Nov 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking to recruit a new Community Physiotherapist to join our friendly Core Therapy team in Erewash.

We have full time hours available but are willing to consider more than one applicant on a part time basis.

You will be required to see patients in the Community which will give you the opportunity to adopt agile working between your own home and our two bases which include Long Eaton Health Centre and Ilkeston Community Hospital.

This offers great flexibility and independence for managing your own caseload.

The Core Community Therapy team comprises of Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists with band 4 and band 3 support workers.

We are part of a large Integrated Community Team which include Community Nursing, Care Co-ordinators and the Erewash Care Team.

We work closely with Rapid Community Therapy and you will be required to work weekends as part of a shared rota. This will give you the opportunity to see urgent patients as part of a wider team. You will receive enhanced weekend pay and days off in the week as a result.

We are a supportive team and due to the nature of agile working, we hold daily capacity calls to check in with each other and weekly meetings to discuss discharge planning for our active caseload.

You will be joining an established team with a wealth of experience and you will have access to a Clinical Lead Physiotherapist who will be able to support you with your development.

Main duties of the job

You will be required to conduction comprehensive, holistic assessments in the Community setting.

We like to view Community as a speciality in it's own right and you will be exposed to a range of conditions and scenarios which include Falls, MSK, Neurology, Respiratory, manual handling and equipment provision. This gives you the opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills across a wide area with an underlying focus on Frailty.

You will be required to establish treatment plans and goals following your assessment and mange your own caseload. You will need to work with your Core Community colleagues to manage patient flow and maintain capacity within your diary.

You will be required to attend and take part in meetings which will include Community Delivery Team (CDT) meetings with our GP practices, which will enable you to develop good working relationships with the relevant Care Co-ordinator for the practice that you are linked to.

You will be required to do an array of mandatory training related to your role and we will identify any gaps in your knowledge and skills and support you to close these to gain your competencies as a Community Physiotherapist.

This is a fantastic opportunity for newly qualified Physiotherapists and more experienced Physiotherapists looking for a challenge or a new direction.

We really want to hear from you! Please get in touch to discuss anything or arrange a visit to come and meet the team.

About us

Our purpose is to provide community health services to a patient population of over one million people in Derbyshire and Derby, as part of Joined Up Care Derbyshire.

We employ around 4,200 substantive staff, caring for patients in 11 community hospitals and more than 30 health centres, as well as in clinics, GP practices, schools, care homes and, increasingly, in people's own homes and via virtual consultations.

During the pandemic response we have led the implementation of public vaccination centres in collaboration with partners across health and social care.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please review the attached Job Description and Person Specification. To apply, please click ON APPLY FOR THIS JOB - this link will take you to the TRAC Recruitment Site, you will need to register if you do not already have an account.

Person Specification

Education, qualifications and training


  • Degree or working towards degree in Physiotherapy
  • HCPC registered
  • Evidence of CPD / training

Experience and knowledge


  • Good understanding of the National Health Agenda / Relevant national standards
  • Proven clinical knowledge
  • Understanding of partnership working with statutory and voluntary agencies


  • Community experience

Skills and attributes


  • Access to transport is essential for this post, as you will be expected to travel around various areas of Derbyshire County in order to carry out required duties

Employer details

Employer name

Derbyshire Community Health Services NHSFT


Ilkeston Hospital

Heanor Road



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