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Physiotherapist / Occupational Therapist - Early Intervention Team

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year p.a. pro rata
Closing date
29 Nov 2023

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A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a motivated Physiotherapist or Occupational Therapist to join our highly skilled and experienced Early Intervention Team at Cambridge University Hospitals.

We are looking for an innovative and motivated team player, working collaboratively with other members of the multidisciplinary team, including our Community partners, to provide a holistic, patient-centered admission avoidance service.

You will support speedy discharges for patients with long term conditions and complex health needs. You will provide a specialised therapy assessment in order to prevent the unnecessary admissions of patients into acute care or to begin their acute rehabilitation.

You will be responsible for providing a high standard of assessment, advice, treatment and evaluation of patients to formulate treatment plans for patients. This may include patients with diverse presentations and complex physical and psychological conditions.

The role will allow development of specialist knowledge of ED and Frailty specific assessments, with an opportunity to evaluate practice and audit outcomes. Development opportunities will include continuing professional development, links with Community Services, contribution to operational group meetings and striving to meet our national and local guidelines.

You will be expected to contribute to seven-day working between the hours of 8am and 8pm, based on a rota system.

Main duties of the job

  • Responsible for the provision of high quality, patient focused care.
  • Responsible for assessing, developing and implementing specialist therapy provision in the Emergency Department, Short Stay Wards and G2 Frailty Unit.
  • Responsible for providing specialist advice and support to, and liaising with, other staff to support admission avoidance and early supported discharge where appropriate.

About us

Our Trust

Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust comprises Addenbrooke's Hospital and the Rosie Hospital in Cambridge. With over 11000 staff and over 1100 beds the priorities of the Trust focus on a quality service which is all about people - patients, staff and partners. Recognised as providing 'outstanding' care to our patients and rated 'Good' overall by the Care Quality Commissioner, is testament to the skill and dedication of the people who work here. CUH's values - Together - Safe, Kind, Excellent - are at the heart of patient care, defining the way all staff work and behave. The Trust provides accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge, together with specialist services, dealing with rare or complex conditions for a regional, national and international population.

CUH is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves. We value our differences and fully advocate and support an inclusive working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential. We want to ensure our people are truly representative of all the communities that we serve. We welcome applications for all positions in the organisation irrespective of people's age, disability, ethnicity, race, nationality, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity status or social economic background.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Early Intervention Team (EIT) is a very proactive and innovative multidisciplinary team of Frailty Specialist Nurses, Discharge Planning Specialist Nurses, Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists. The Early Intervention Team has been very well acknowledged for providing proactive Admission Avoidance service, including Frailty screening, initiating comprehensive geriatric assessments for patients admitted to the Emergency Department, urgent treatment Centre and Medical Assessment Units. The service provides an excellent opportunity to develop quality improvement and service development skills as part of the service expansion.

We welcome you to contact us for further discussion or to arrange an informal visit.

Please see the attached Applicant Information Pack (combined Job Description and Person Specification) for key duties and responsibilities.

Please note:- Internal applicants on permanent contracts can only apply for this post as a secondment and must have the approval of your current line manager before applying.

The advert will close at midnight on 27 November 2023.

Benefits to you

We offer development opportunities and a wide range of benefits including on-site leisure facilities, shopping concourse, day nurseries and access to a great transport system with easy access to airports and rail travel.

Please note if you would like to discuss the required hours of this role further, you should approach the contact given. In some cases alternative working hours will be considered.

We welcome applications from the Armed Forces.

Person Specification



  • -Registered Physiotherapist / Occupational Therapist
  • -Evidence of continuous professional development
  • -Post registration qualification in speciality or willingness to complete


  • -Degree
  • -Research Module



  • -Demonstrate expert therapy skills from a broad range of clinical environments
  • -Previous experience in Orthopaedics, Elderly Medicine, Neurology and Musculoskeletal rotations as a Band 5/6
  • -Accept personal accountability for own practice
  • -Experience of formal / informal teaching
  • -Involvement in service development



  • -Understanding of evidence based practice
  • -Understanding of Clinical Governance
  • -Good understanding of dealing with patients with complex medical conditions such as fractures, stroke, functional neurology disorders and mental health issues
  • -Knowledge of community services, complex discharge planning and important legislation
  • -Understanding and knowledge of admission avoidance
  • -Understanding and knowledge of Frailty



  • -Variety of clinical skills working with and supporting complex patients

Additional Requirements


  • The ability to understand and behave at all times, towards patients, visitors and colleagues according to the Trust values of Safe, Kind, Excellent.

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Addenbrookes Hospital-Corporate

Hills Road



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