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Senior Community Physiotherapist

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata
Closing date
16 Dec 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen within the integrated Central West Neighbourhood Team for a Band 6 Physiotherapist.

The team are responsible for providing assessment and rehabilitation to patients in the Blackpool community in their own homes.

As a member of an integrated team you will be supported by a friendly team of experienced and dynamic Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, district nurses, matrons, case managers, health and wellbeing workers and neighbourhood practitioners.

The team work closely with Social Care and care providers to assess and provide treatment and equipment for patients. As part of this role you will be offered regular supervision and gain experience from MDT working.

This role is to be offered as a permanent contract based with Central West Neighbourhood Team.

The post involves delivering therapy in patients homes therefore use of a car during the day is essential for this role.

So if you are a highly motivated, independent thinker, with great communication and discharge skills, then please apply for what will be an exciting and stimulating role.

Main duties of the job

  • Providing clinical physiotherapy support to patients in their own home who are experiencing physical difficulties at home.
  • Ensure the smooth and efficient running of the Central West Therapy Service as the senior professional.
  • Assessment of patients: plans, implement, evaluate and reassesses care of patients in their own home.
  • To be responsible for assessing referrals to ensure they meet the clinical criteria for Central West Community Therapy..
  • Provide physiotherapy expertise to maintain independence of patients in their own home.
  • Liaise with other services within health and social services, voluntary and private.
  • Maintain excellent communication with our Partners,
  • Provide high level assessment skills and direct patient care.
  • Contribute to the development of the Central West Therapy Service.
  • Support community schedule for students and Junior staff: provide induction training and clinical supervision.
  • Possess a positive can do attitude.
  • Support Junior staff to achieve relevant competencies relevant to specific job roles.

About us

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is ideally situated just a forty five minute drive from Manchester. The Trust provides services to the 440,000 residents of Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre and North Lancashire, as well as specialist tertiary care for Cardiac and Haematology patients.

As one of the United Kingdom's largest coastal resort, Blackpool has plenty to offer its residents - it's not just a good place to work it's a great place to live . In addition to its bustling centre and historic seafront, the town is world famous for its many attractions, including the famous Blackpool Tower. Blackpool also offers a number of scenic cycling routes round our local parks and across the surrounding countryside, as well as boasting panoramic views of the coast on its picturesque Promenade. Further afield, Blackpool also benefits from less than three-hour connections via rail to Edinburgh in the north and London in the south.

Job description

Job responsibilities

We are a well-established integrated service of enthusiastic Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, district nurses, matrons, case managers and health and well being workers.

The Central West Therapy Team and neighbourhood holistically assess and treat people at home where it is safe to do so to reduce unnecessary hospital admissions and occasionally facilitate early safe discharge.

The therapy team in Central West have undertaken a huge service redesign over the past couple of years and consequently are running live with no waiting list, using a dedicated and in depth triage service. We anticipate this will continue and are excited to expand our therapy service to continue to meet increasing demand.

You will have experience of working collaboratively within a community or acute setting, have excellent assessment, intervention, and communication skills. You will be able to carry out comprehensive assessments and make autonomous decisions based on the data obtained.

We will provide interdisciplinary induction, clinical supervision, and opportunity for clinical skills training. This is an exciting opportunity to further develop your clinical assessment and negotiation skills.

The Central West Neighbourhood Team provides an alternative pathway that will treat people at home where it is safe to do so to reduce unnecessary hospital admissions and facilitate early safe discharge where appropriate.

Supporting people to remain out of hospital and maintain their independence is challenging but immensely rewarding and we would welcome informal enquiries and discussion prior to applications being submitted.

Person Specification



  • Degree or Diploma in Physiotherapy
  • Current HCPC registration
  • Post registration training in speciality area
  • Car owner/ driver or suitable transport


  • Evidence of relevant extended skills
  • Experience in field work education
  • Training in risk management



  • Broad clinical knowledge in area of speciality
  • Portfolio of CPD compliant to HCPC standards
  • Able to relate theory to complex clinical situations
  • Able to plan and carry out complex assessment and intervention
  • Knowledge of best practice and outcome measures
  • Enhanced ability to make independent clinical and professional decisions, taking in to consideration Trust and departmental policies and procedures
  • Expertise in identifying priorities, managing time and meeting deadlines
  • Sound planning and organisational skills (clinical and non clinical)
  • Highly developed manual handling skills
  • Ability to work alone as well as part of a team
  • Leadership skills
  • Public speaking/presentation skills


  • Membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
  • Membership of Special Interest Groups
  • Knowledge of current NHS trends which influence service provision
  • Understanding and/ or experience of project work



  • Post graduate experience working with a multidisciplinary team
  • Experience of working with patients with a variety of chronic disabling or life limiting illnesses
  • Experience of supervising junior or support staff
  • Experience of delivering speciality training to colleagues in health and/or other agencies
  • Ability to apply knowledge and principles of clinical Governance


  • Previous use of computer based data collection system
  • Experience of research, audit, reflective practice and outcome measure
  • Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of relevant legislation, eligibility criteria/policies and procedures

Employer details

Employer name

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Whitegate Health Centre

Whitegate Drive



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