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Livewell Southwest CIC
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa, pro-rata
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Up to 37.5 hours per week.

Do you have an interest in working in a fast paced Urgent Care environment, supporting clients at home to avoid unnecessary hospital admission as part of a supportive MDT? We are looking for a Physiotherapist with a can do attitude to join our award winning patient centred team.

The Community Crisis Response Team are a multi-disciplinary team who support clients at home during a period of acute physical illness across 7 days/week to avoid hospital admission. We are committed to client centred care and have a culture of shared learning, integrated working and promote positive risk taking. We are also committed to being the Greatest Place to Work with our staff centred improvement project gaining organisational recognition winning the wellbeing category in 2023.

As a member of the team you will learn skills and competencies in holistic Urgent Care assessments. Physiotherapy is a valued discipline within the MDT and you will gain great satisfaction in using your skills, in collaboration with trusted health and social care colleagues, to work with patients during their health crisis. We have many exciting projects, opportunities to expand and develop skills and your career within the service.

Staff are supported with regular training programmes to meet team competencies, as well as encouragement to attend relevant professional courses and engage in service development.

Main duties of the job

As a Physio in CCRT you will be able to work as an autonomous proactive professional holding your own caseload of complex acutely unwell patients in the community aiming to avoid unnecessary hospital admission while working as part of, and supported by, the highly skilled MDT that we have.

The successful candidate will be responsible for assisting in education and management of junior staff and students, and have the opportunity to develop clinical and managerial skills whilst working with a complex and varied caseload. You will also be encouraged to participate and lead on your own, and others, service improvement ideas.

This is an ideal opportunity for someone looking to gain holistic assessment skills and knowledge in a supportive highly skilled multi-disciplinary team or someone wishing to transition from the Acute to Community setting.

This post will certainly benefit your career pathway, enable you to use your Physio training and experience and expand your skills in assessment of frail patients. If you are interested in finding out more then please contact us on 01752 434747, ask for Cherry Roddy or Jim Shannon.

please note that this role may not be eligible for sponsorship under the Skilled Worker route, please refer to the Direct Gov website for more information with regards to eligibility

All Livewell Southwest staff are expected to able and willing to work across a 7 day service.

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About us

Livewell Southwest is an independent, award-winning social enterprise providing integrated health & social care services for people across Plymouth, South Hams & West Devon, as well as some specialist services for people living in parts of Devon & Cornwall. With teams in community hospitals, GP practices, sports centres, health & wellbeing hubs.

As an organisation with a strong social conscience, we always value being kind, respectful, inclusive, ambitious, responsible and collaborative. Transforming services to make them sustainable, ensuring that we value, support & empower each other.

We are committed to involving the people we care for, families & carers in everything that we do, working towards co-production where we can. Helping us to deliver the right care for people, in the right place & at the right time. By putting people at the centre of what we do, we ensure to support people to lead, healthy independent lives & be the very best at helping people to live well.

Valuing our employees making an investment in their development a priority. We offer:

Protected CPD time for registered staff

Various development pathways and ongoing regular training packages for all staff

Leadership & mentoring programmes

Access & funding for training including Care Certificate, Assistant Practitioners Course & Scholarship Into Nurse Training

A Robust Preceptorship

A bespoke induction programme

Existing members of the NHS Pension Scheme can continue their membership when they join the organisation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

As an experienced and highly specialised Physiotherapist you will undertake an active role in planning, co-ordinating, delivering, developing and evaluating the Community Crisis Response Team Service, and the Physiotherapy Service within it.

To supervise/performance manage all staff line managed by this post.

To take a major role in the advanced assessment and treatment of patients within the specialty who may have complex and/or chronic presentation, and to determine clinical diagnosis and physiotherapy treatment indicated, and to maintain records as an autonomous practitioner with the aim of avoiding hospital admissions.

Undertake evidence-based audit and research projects to further own and teams clinical practice. Make recommendations to the Team Leader of service for changes to practice by the team. May lead the implementation of specific changes to practice or contribute to service protocols.

Supervise, educate and assess the performance of physiotherapy students and more junior staff this would be to a graduate standard and involve working with universities to ensure the standard of practice and teaching meets the standards set by the degree level qualification.

To work flexibly as required to cover 7 day service and extended hours.

  • To be professional and legally responsible and accountable for all aspects of your own work including the management of patients in your care. To ensure a high standard of clinical care for the patients under your management, and support more junior staff to do likewise.
  • To interpret and analyse clinical and non-clinical facts to form accurate diagnosis and prognoses in a wide range of highly complex conditions, to recommend the best course of intervention, and to develop comprehensive management plans under intermediate care.
  • To represent the trust externally (locally, regionally and nationally) regarding physiotherapy services provided to patients in the community.
  • To undertake the comprehensive assessment of patients, including those with a complex presentation, using investigative and analytical skills, and to formulateindividualisedmanagement and treatment plans, using clinical reasoning, andutilisinga wide range or treatment skills and options to formulate aspecialisedprogrammeof care and to support junior staff in this work. (Treatment modalities include manual physiotherapy techniques, patient education, exercise classes, electrotherapy, chest physiotherapy and other alternative options).
  • To demonstrate highly developed dexterity, co-ordination andpalpatorysenses for assessment and manual treatment of patients.
  • Use an extensive range of verbal and non-verbal communication tools to communicate effectively with patients/carers to motivate, gain co-operation, to progress rehabilitation and treatment programmes.This will include patients who may have difficulties in understanding or communicating e.g.: patients may be dysphasic, depressed, deaf, visually impaired or who may be unable to accept diagnosis, or realistic expectations of Physiotherapy intervention.
  • To accept clinical responsibility for a designated caseload of patients, and to organise this effectively and efficiently with regard to clinical priorities and use of time.
  • To participate in working parties developing policy changes within the community, which will impact on all service users.
  • To ensure that designated staff implement policy and service development changes.
  • To work with the Team Leader in developing the strategic and operational management of the Team Service.
  • To provide spontaneous and planned advice, teaching and instruction to patients, relatives, carers and other professionals, to promote understanding of the aims of physiotherapy, and to ensure a consistent approach to patient care.
  • To provide specialist and highly specialist advice to physiotherapy colleagues working within other clinical areas.
  • To provide specialist advice, teaching and training to other members of the MDT regarding the management of patients in the community.
  • To work jointly with other health and social care colleagues and services (for examplemedical, nursing, Social Services, private sector and therapy colleagues) to ensure patients identified rehabilitation and care needs are met through delivery of a co-ordinated multi-disciplinary service.
  • To advise on and prescribe as appropriate, and in line with Organisational and departmental policies and procedures, both general and specialist rehabilitation aids, equipment and recommend low-leveladaptations for patients referred to Therapy.
  • To initiate, organise and attend multi-disciplinary/multi-agency case conferences, liaison meetings and patient reviews as necessary and appropriate.
  • To assess capacity, gain valid informed consent, which must be documented and have the ability to work within a legal framework with patients who lack capacity to consent to treatment. To comply with local confidentiality policies, child protection and vulnerable adult procedures.

  • Professional
  • To maintain own clinical professional development (CPD) by keeping abreast of any new trends and developments, National Service Frameworks and NICE guidelines, and incorporate them as necessary into your own practice.
  • To regularly teach, train, supervise and performance manage more junior staff, Multi-disciplinary Support Workers and students.This will include the use of formal appraisal documentation.
  • To be an active member of the in-service training programme by the attendance and delivering presentations and training sessions at staff meetings, tutorials, training sessions in house and by attending external/organising courses and practising reflective practice.
  • To communicate effectively and work collaboratively with Social, Health and other agency colleagues, at all levels to ensure delivery of a co-ordinated multidisciplinary service.This will include case conferences, patient reviews and discharge planning.
  • To participate in the staff appraisal scheme and Personal Development Plan (PDP) as both appraiser and appraisee
  • To undertake the measurement and evaluation of your work and current practices through the use of Evidence Based Practice projects, audit and outcome measures, either individually or with the Team Leader.Make recommendations for change.
  • To demonstrate a sound understanding of Clinical Governance and Risk Management and apply to work situation.
  • To undertake Clinical Supervision, in line with Trust Policy, both as supervisor and supervisee.
  • To provide training and supervision to Physiotherapy undergraduate students on clinical fieldwork placements within Community Therapy in line with Universitys syllabi and student assessment procedures.(This would be to a graduate standard following appropriate training as a clinical educator).
  • To assist in the recruitment of relevant grades of staff as required.

  • Organisational
  • To be responsible for a designated area of work, as agreed with the Team Leader, and to plan and organise efficiently and effectively with regard to patients management and use of time.
  • To decide priorities for own work area, balancing other patient related and professional demands, and ensure that these remain in accordance with those of the Therapy Team as a whole.
  • To be responsible for the use of electrotherapy and other equipment used in carrying out physiotherapy duties, and to adhere to Organisational and departmental policy, including competence to use equipment and to ensure the safe use of equipment by others through, teaching, training and supervision of practice.
  • To maintain accurate, comprehensive and up-to-date documentation, in line with Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) Standards of Practice and local/Organisational policy. Communicate assessment and treatment results to the appropriate disciplines in the form of reports and letters.
  • To be actively involved in the collection and entry of appropriate data and statistics in line with the Team and Organisational policies and procedures.
  • To be aware of Health and Safety aspects of your work and implement any policies, which may be required to improve the safety of your work area, including your prompt recording and reporting of incidents to senior staff, and ensuring that equipment use is safe.
  • To comply with the organisational and departmental policies and procedures and to be involved in the reviewing, instigating, devising and updating as appropriate.
  • To undertake any other duties that might be considered appropriate by the Team Lead, Team Managers or other Managers/operational leads.

  • Please see attached full job description.

    Person Specification



    • Degree or equivalent in physiotherapy.
    • HCPC Registration.
    • Evidence of on-going education and professional development.
    • Relevant post graduate education.
    • Current valid UK driving license.
    • Computer literate.
    • Recognised qualification in written and spoken English if this is not first language.


    • Masters degree.
    • Membership of relevant Special Interest Group.
    • ECDL or equivalent.
    • Management training.
    • Clinical Educator.



    • Minimum of 2 years post graduate experience in having completed all core rotations and/or evidence equivalent of all completing core rotational competencies.
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