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Senior Physiotherapist/ Occupational therapist for Hospital at Home

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust
£45,753 to £52,067 per annum pro rata inc HCAS
Closing date
3 May 2024

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The post holder will be a key member of the frailty pathway which covers Urgent Community Response, Hospital at home and SDEC.

This specific post sits in the Hospital at Home team but we will encourage MDT working across all frailty services. You will be part of a Multi-professional team including Advanced Clinical practitioners (ACPs), Specialist registered Nurses, Paramedics, Physiotherapists, Associate Practitioners and Community rehab assistants and a GP.

The service will provide an urgent response to patients who are experiencing a health crisis with the aim to keep them in their own homes safely, and avoid an acute hospital admission.

Will assess and treat referred patients into the Hospital at home, UCR and SDEC using evidence based practice and clinical experience and specialist skills in this area. You will provide rapid assessment to stabilize patients who have urgent care needs in the community and initiate services, which safely avoids unnecessary hospitalisation

The post holder will work with wider services to develop new pathways and ways of working to enhance the patient experience.

Main duties of the job

Identifies the Physiotherapy/ Occupational Therapy role and develops a service within a Specialist Multi-disciplinary team for these patients experiencing a crisis. To use previous knowledge and skills to manage a complex caseload of patients, with regard to the physical, emotional, social, spiritual and psychosocial aspects of their care. The post holder will act as an autonomous practitioner and as a source of expertise for the team and in regard to assessment, treatment and management of this client group providing advice to patients, carers, other health and social care professionals, consultants, GPs and fellow therapists. The post holder will incorporate national guidance and the use of evidence based research into their practice and that of the service.

You will provide assessment and treatment of patients in their own homes. Setting up care plans in line with the wider MDT and Community Rehabilitation Practitioners to support with care needs and rehabilitation needs.

About us

Royal Surrey is a compassionate and collaborative acute and community Trust. Recognising that our 5000 colleagues are our greatest strength, we offer a comprehensive health and wellbeing program along with a commitment to developing and advancing your career. Our diverse and welcoming Royal Surrey family will ensure you that you feel valued from your initial interview through your entire tenure.

We are clinically led and provide joined up care by bridging the gap between hospital and community services alongside regional specialist cancer care. Our main acute hospital site is in Guildford with community hospital sites at Milford, Haslemere and Cranleigh. We provide adult community health services in homes across Guildford and Waverley.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) have given us an overall rating of Outstanding.

Royal Surrey has a strong reputation and history to build on. We are proud of our achievements and we are investing in our colleagues through our commitment to supporting professional development as well as investing more than �45 million in our physical environment and new equipment in the next few years. There has never been a better time to join us.

Although it isn't the Trusts normal practice, adverts may close early, so you are encouraged to submit an application as soon as possible.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

Senior Physiotherapist or Occupational therapist for Hospital at Home.

Fixed term- Maternity leave cover June 2024- April 2025.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Band 6 or 7 Physiotherapist or Occupational therapist to work in the Hospital at Home team within the Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust, based in Milford Hospital.

You will work as part of a multidisciplinary team alongside other therapists, doctors, Advanced Care Practitioners, nurses, Community Rehabilitation Practitioners and pharmacists to provide integrated and personalised care to the patients.

We aim to provide hospital based care in the home environment avoiding unnecessary admissions to the acute hospital and supporting early discharges home.

We are a relatively new service with lots of opportunity for service and personal development.

You will receive an annual appraisal and personal development plan, enabling you to have a structure within your role and help you develop personally and professionally.

Must hold UK HCPC registration and valid UK driving licence with a car.

Person Specification



  • Degree in Physiotherapy/ Occupational Therapy
  • Satisfies the criteria for full Membership of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • Masters level qualification or equivalent experience
  • Further qualifications/Study


  • An approved Physiotherapy supervisor for PT degree students/ Accredited fieldwork supervisor for the education of OT students
  • Member of the appropriate special interest group

Knowledge and Experience


  • Specialist knowledge of the role of Physiotherapy/ Occupational Therapy for people with a wide range of physical dysfunction
  • Able to assess, prescribe and fit a wide range of complex equipment to support prevention of admission
  • Previous experience/training relating to specialist area
  • Experience of working in an acute/community hospital setting
  • Knowledge and application of relevant NHS and SS legislation
  • Experience with community/mental health conditions

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Surrey County Hospital

Egerton Road



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