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Specialist Community Physiotherapist

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
26 Apr 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced physiotherapist to join our community based older people's mental health services in York, working for Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust (TEWV).

Main duties of the job

You must have a recognised BSC or MSc in Physiotherapy and be HCPC registered.

Experience of working in Physiotherapy including some experience working with service users with mental health difficulties is required. Experience of working with older people would also be an advantage and skills in supporting assistants in their role.

About us

The successful candidate will benefit from being part of a growing group of Physiotherapy staff working in Mental Health and Learning Disabilities across TEWV Trust services and sites, with guidance provided from peers, Lead Physiotherapist, and the Professional Head of Physiotherapy.

Additional attractive features of this post include flexible working opportunities, a robust clinical supervision scheme, an excellent training & development programme and supportive professional line management. We are also committed to supporting external training events, CPD, research and audit interests, under our appraisal scheme.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be an autonomous qualified physiotherapist providing assessment, treatment planning and provision for older people who have complex physical and mental health needs. You will be a member of two multidisciplinary community teams, working alongside a band 3 Physiotherapy Assistant and you will also work closely with other professions. You will be expected to work in isolation in a variety of settings in the community and will gain managerial experience in delegating tasks and appropriate caseload to the Physiotherapy assistant.

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for further detailed information to ensure that you meet the role criteria before applying.

Additional contact details: Sarah-Jayne Berry (Line manager/Specialist Occupational Therapist) on 01757 211 564

Person Specification



  • BSc or MSc in Physiotherapy
  • Registration with HCPC
  • Post-graduate training relevant to the post (or willing to undertake within agreed timescale)
  • Accredited Clinical Educator (or willing to undertake within agreed timescale).
  • Clinical Supervisory Skills course (or willing to undertake within agreed timescale).
  • Trust training in Appraisal and Recruitment (within an agreed timescale)


  • Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy



  • Significant experience in Physiotherapy including experience working with service users in paediatrics, neurology, mental health or learning disabilities with complex needs.
  • Experience of supervising staff or students on placement
  • Experience of developing and delivering training


  • Experience of participation in quality improvement activities



  • National guidance and key standards in own specialist area
  • Health and Safety legislation and its application in practice
  • Legal aspects of Moving and Handling


  • Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act and its application in practice.

Employer details

Employer name

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust


Acomb Health Centre

1 Beech Grove


YO26 5LD

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