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Specialist Community Physiotherapist

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
8 Mar 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for two full time Band 6 Physiotherapists to join Whitby Community Therapy Team. Our multidisciplinary team provides therapy and rehabilitation to the Whitby Hospital inpatient unit and in the community in the surrounding towns, villages, and rural communities of the Yorkshire Coast

One post will provide specialist physiotherapy for the 16-bed rehabilitation inpatient unit with outreach into the community and supervise a Band 5 physiotherapist.

The second post will provide specialist physiotherapy for the community service which includes Urgent Crisis Response. The posts will rotate between the community and the ward and will be expected to provide cover for all aspects of the service.

As a senior therapist you will have management and supervision responsibilities for junior staff, students and contribute to service development.

To succeed in this role you will need to be passionate, able to tackle key priorities with enthusiasm & have the tenacity to deliver in an ever changing environment. We are committed to our trust values of caring, learning & growing & offer a variety of learning opportunities with regular supervision and in-service training programmes.

If you feel you would like to be part of this development, why not contact us or come and visit us to find out more.

Main duties of the job

The main duties of the role will include:
  • Triage & prioritise new referrals received by the service
  • Responsibility for a designated caseload of patients: to organise this effectively and efficiently with regards to clinical priorities and use of time
  • To undertake a comprehensive assessment of patients including those with diverse or complex presentations using clinical reasoning skills
  • Support patients with individualised goal setting, education and care plans to work towards fulfilling their potential in a targeted and realistic way via delivery of evidence based clinical interventions and practice in partnership with patients, relatives, staff, managers, and externally with other agencies
  • To be accountable in own area of clinical responsibility participating in regular clinical and line management supervision, completing all required training and ensuring own continued professional development
  • Have a Home first ethos and outreach into community for patients recently discharged from rehabilitation inpatient unit.

About us

We are an award winning and CQC rated good health and social care Trust delivering integrated services across Hull, East and North Yorkshire. Find out more on our website

We are a forward thinking and dynamic Trust with a real commitment to staff development. We value our colleagues and invest in them to ensure they have the right skills to deliver outstanding care.

We are proud to score above or equal to the average for all NHS People Promise theme areas demonstrating our commitment to improve the experience of working in the NHS for everyone. Wherever you work we know you will receive a warm welcome and all the support you'll need to get you started.

We recognise the positive value of diversity and promotes equality whilst challenging discrimination. We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds.

Work life balance is about having influence and flexibility over when, where and how you work. If the work pattern for this role does not meet your needs, we welcome an application and are happy to discuss working arrangements that differ from those advertised.

We offer a unique range of benefits that go above and beyond other NHS Trusts including an enhanced leave package and health and wellbeing support.

Humber NHS Foundation Trust provides a number of staff benefits including personal car lease scheme, discounted gym membership & attractive pension scheme.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information regarding this role, please see attached Job Description and Person Specification

Person Specification



  • Evidence of sound post-registration professional practice
  • Evidence of continuing professional development (CPD) relevant to the clinical area at a specialist level of care
  • Experience of complex case load management, within specialist area


  • Experience or working in Community based physiotherapy
  • Experience of using SystmOne

Skills and Competencies


  • Can commute effectively to facilitate community based visits including transportation of equipment required for clinical interventions
  • IT skills to facilitate use of electronic patient records & other electronic systems e.g. for audit and equipment ordering
  • Effective inter-personal skills and experience in supervising and mentoring
  • Able to demonstrate effective communication skills and work flexibly within the team/service


  • Ability to carry out basic observations and calculate NEWS2 score
  • Ability to identify and set up home based assistive equipment according to individual patient need

Qualifications and Knowledge


  • Degree/ Diploma in Physiotherapy
  • Current HPC professional registration
  • Professional knowledge acquired through degree supplemented by specialist training, experience in specialist field(s) to post-
  • Up to date practice supervisor training
  • Full understanding of relevant policy, legislation and guidance relevant to clinical and service area
  • Specialist understanding of relevant clinical practice, standards and protocols within identified clinical area


  • Presentation skills/training experience
  • Member of specialist interest group/network, locally or regionally

Employer details

Employer name

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust


Whitby Ward/ Community

Whitby Hospital


YO21 1DP

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