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Senior Physiotherapist (Maryport & Cockermouth Rehab Team)

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
Maryport, Cumbria
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
26 Apr 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An opportunity has arisen for a Physiotherapists to join the Maryport & Cockermouth Rehab Team, located in North Cumbria, next to the beautiful Lake District.

We are a motivated and proactive team, supporting a varied workload. We provide admission prevention through our urgent community response (UCR) service, and supported discharges via the discharge to assess pathway (D2A). As a rehab team we also manage the long term rehab of patients with a wide range of co-morbidities. We assess and treat patients within their home environment, as an out-patient and in clinics setting.

The team consists of OTs, Physios, HCP Co-coordinators, APs, Hub administrators, RAs and Home Care Practitioners (HCP). We work very closely with the District Nurse team, GP practices as well as many other community services and agencies / professionals as part of the MDT.

There is a strong commitment to continuing professional development. This post offers the chance to develop clinical, supervisory and managerial skills so would suit an experienced band 5 wanting to step up to a band 6 level.

The successful candidate will need to be motivated and able to demonstrate excellent assessment and communication skills as well as good team working. Ideally with previous experience working in the community, leading group sessions and managing clients with complex needs.

Main duties of the job

We work closely with GPs, Acute Services, Community hospitals, CHOC, Adult Social Care and third sector organisations. It's key community health focus is to provide care to prevent hospital admissions and to facilitate early discharge. We achieve this through our UCR service and D2A pathway, both of which operate 365 days per year. With ongoing rehab, we aim to enable patients to manage their own conditions and remain in their own homes, enhancing both their independence and quality of life.

The Community Rehab Teams provide assessment and rehabilitation for patients with a wide range of long and short-term conditions. Patientsare seen as in-patients (in Community Hospital beds or Interim Community beds) in their own homes (including residential and nursing homes) or as out-patients (in clinic setting or Rehab Gym)

The core working hours of the service are Mon to Fri 8.00-16.00 but the post holder will be included on a rota to cover late shifts, weekend working and bank holidays. This is to support ICC working 7 days a week, 365 days a year 8am until 8pm with the primary focus of attending UCR visits and completing D2A discharge assessments. The post holder will also be included on the Lead professional of the day rota (LPOD) based in the ICC hub The LPOD role can be busy and fast paced requiring organisational and communication skills with clinical decision making.

About us

At NCIC, we have an ambition to deliver outstanding hospital and health services to half a million people. Established on 1st October 2019, the Trust is creating a centre of excellence in providing rural and remote healthcare and provides a wide range of community and acute services throughout north Cumbria and beyond. We're responsible for delivering over 70 services across 15 main locations and we employ more than 6,500 members of staff.

Our 5 key principles demonstrate our belief in the delivery of 'safe, high quality care every time'.
  • Being a clinically led organisation
  • Quality and safety at the heart
  • A positive patient experience every time
  • A great place to work
  • Managing our money well

As an organisation we are serious about supporting a diverse workforce that reflects our local community and are very much focused on being an inclusive and compassionate place to work.

Across the North East and North Cumbria we are working together to deliver our ambition to be the greenest region in England by 2030. There is an expectation for all staff to support this by familiarising yourself with the Trust's sustainability initiatives such as waste and recycling, going paperless, videoconferencing, sustainable transport and others.

We encourage you to think about what you can do as an individual and within your team to contribute in to embedding carbon reduction into the everyday running of our organisation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job description and person specification for further information regarding the role and the essential and desirable criteria required to be met by applicants.

If you are applying under the Disability Confident Scheme or Armed Forces Covenant and you meet all the essential criteria for a post, you will be guaranteed an interview.

Relocation assistance may be available for successful applicants moving to the region for certain posts. Please see our Policy for eligible vacancies.

Healthcare Professionals returning to practice, moving into new roles or changing clinical environments, may access an agreed preceptorship period.
  • Please ensure that you document evidence of meeting all the essential criteria in the supporting information.
  • If sufficient response is received this post could be closed earlier than the specified closing date, please apply as soon as possible to ensure that your application is considered

Important Information

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Disclosure and Barring Service:

On 28 November 2020, the new Disclosure and Barring Service filtering rules will come into effect.

The changes mean that:
  • youth cautions, reprimands and final warnings will no longer be subject to automatic disclosure
  • the multiple conviction rule has been removed, meaning that if an individual has more than one conviction, regardless of offence type or time passed, each conviction will be considered against the remaining rules individually, rather than being automatically disclosed.

If you are unsure about whether you need to disclose certain criminal record information, free confidential advice may be sought from one of the charity bodies listed below. These bodies can advise you on what you are legally required to declare and may also be able to advise you on how you can disclose criminal record information to a prospective employer and your legal rights when doing so.

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The Trust is committed to safeguarding adults and children therefore if the post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended) the successful candidate(s) will be subject to a criminal records check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The cost of the DBS must be met by the successful candidate(s) through salary deduction. DBS charges are as follows if applicable to the post:

Standard Check: �18 + Administration cost of �3.85 = �21.85. Deducted at �6.85 from 1st month salary and �5 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

Enhanced Check: �38 + administration cost of �3.90 = �41.90. Deducted at �11.90 from 1st month salary and �10 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

As part of the one of the largest employers in the UK NCIC future employees will have also access to the following benefits.

A lease car may be available for this position further details will be provided upon appointment if applicable.

27 day holiday scheme rising to 33 after 10 years

Flexible working Scheme

Excellent opportunities for development

Competitive NHS Pension scheme

Access to NHS discounts with retailers and leisure companies

EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) a free, confidential counselling and information service to assist with personal or work-related problems

These schemes are subject to availability

Person Specification



  • CSP recognised Degree/Diploma or equivalent in Physiotherapy
  • HCPC registered
  • Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy


  • Evidence of attendance at relevant post graduate courses



  • Completion of core junior rotations (Respiratory/neurological/musculo-skeletal/elderly care)
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development


  • Previous experience of working at a Band 6 level
  • Experience of working within a community setting.
  • Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Teaching / Mentoring of healthcare professionals
  • Experience of working within the NHS



  • Good Knowledge of Evidence Based Clinical Practice within Rehabilitation
  • Good Knowledge of Continuing Professional Development/Lifelong Learning
  • Knowledge and understanding of Clinical Governance including Risk Management
  • Understanding of Professional Code of Conduct and confidentiality
  • Knowledge of key NHS drivers for change and implications for Physiotherapy services


  • Knowledge of management of patients with long-term conditions and falls
  • Knowledge of clinical audit and outcome measures, and their use in service improvement

Skills & Aptitudes


  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Good organisational and time management skills
  • Ability to organise workload of self and others
  • Ability to motivate self and others
  • Relevant practical physiotherapy skills
  • The post holder needs good IT skills, the ability to input data, communicate via email and search for evidence based practice

Personal Circumstances


  • Patient focused
  • Flexible
  • Reliable
  • Friendly and approachable
  • Able to travel independently, (and at times) transport patients and /or equipment across the locality
  • Able to work 7 days per week

Other Requirements


  • Take an active part in training for personal and professional development
  • Willing to actively take part in training of others
  • Must have full clean UK driving licence and access to own transport, including business insurance / able to travel independently of public transport.

Employer details

Employer name

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust


Maryport Victoria Cottage Hospital

Ewanrigg Road

Maryport, Cumbria

CA15 8EJ

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