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Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year Based on full time hours
Closing date
4 Jun 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

A great opportunity has arisen for a band 6 Physiotherapist to become part of a dynamic, enthusiastic and friendly team who work with a varied case mix including Rehabilitation, Community and Neurology. The post holder will also be responsible for organising , clinics and domiciliary visits along with admission avoidance visits as a key player within a multidisciplinary team

The successful applicant will proactively manage a caseload of patients with the aim of promoting independence in the community and will be required to liaise with the acute trusts. The ideal candidate will be looking for a challenge, is flexible, a good team player and have varied community / rehabilitation experience, or will have other experience relevant to working in a clinic, ward or community setting.

You will also need to be able to work independently and organise your own work load. The integrated therapy team offers a supportive environment with many opportunities to develop professionally.

Please Phone Shirley Dunleavy 02382 318168 for more details

Main duties of the job

To provide advanced clinical and professional Occupational Therapy/Physiotherapy to the Community Therapy Team/Community Hospital Team, and to provide support to the Integrated Community Care team leaders in ensuring that the team contributes to the implementation of Southern Health Clinical Governance Strategies.

Undertake Occupational Therapy/Physiotherapy assessments of patients with diverse and complex conditions, providing a clinical diagnosis (where appropriate), development, and delivery of individualised treatment programmes.

To support the case management process by providing expert clinical advice and therapy to patients with a variety of complex conditions living in the community who are at risk of deteriorating health that may result in declining quality of life or avoidable hospital admission to secondary care

To provide clinical Occupational Therapy/Physiotherapy skills within the Community Therapy Team/ Community Hospital Team(s), and all other provider organisations.

To be skilled in assessing and treating a range of complex factors relating to the patient's condition, diagnosis and prognosis

To provide specialist intervention tailored to meet the uniqueness of the individual.

i.e. complex manual handling and 24 hour posture management

About us

Southern Health is one of the largest NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health and learning disabilities, as well as offering physical health community-based services.

With a workforce of more than 7000 and a footprint that spans more than 200 sites across Hampshire, we're wholeheartedly committed to providing the best possible healthcare, reaching a range of diverse communities, whilst placing patients and staff at the forefront of all our endeavours.

We are currently working closely with other NHS Trusts to integrate all our collective community, mental health, and learning disability services. Our new organisation, to be known as Hampshire and Isle of Wight NHS Foundation Trust, is set to launch in July 2024.

The transformation will happen in staggered stages Hampshire CAMHS, part of Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust joined Southern Health in February 2024, with Isle of Wight NHS Trust mental health and community services transitioning in early May 2024. The final combination of Southern Health and Solent Trusts is anticipated to occur in July 2024, when the new organisation will be formed.

Our new Trust will continue to cater to the unique needs of different communities, making healthcare across the county more accessible, as well as offering staff more opportunities for career development, training and partnership working.

Join us as we embark on this exciting journey to shape the future of healthcare in Hampshire.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Further information about the Trust and this role can be found on the Job Description and Person Specification document attached.

We are happy to talk Flexible Working - all requests for flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process.

Person Specification



  • Registered Allied Health Professional, educated to Degree level or Diploma equivalent.

Employer details

Employer name

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust


Gosport War Memorial Hospital

Bury Road



PO12 3PW

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