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Senior Physiotherapist for Hounslow Urgent Community Response

Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 per annum including HCAS (outer)
Closing date
24 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

The Integrated Community Response Team is a team a large multidisciplinary team made up of GPs, occupational therapists, a social worker, physiotherapists, nurses, a community matron, mental health nurse and support workers. The main aim of the service is to manage complex clinical cases at home, prevent unnecessary hospital admission and support early discharge of patients following an acute admission. The team provides immediate assessment, intervention, rehabilitation and management to a broad range of patients with complex needs. All members of the team work very closely together and have a good relationship with other community teams and clinicians such as district nurses, GPs, London Ambulance Service and mental health services.

Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust support and encourage staff to continue their clinical development and participate in multi-disciplinary audit and research. You will be working in a rewarding and challenging clinical setting. This job offers an opportunity and challenging career move for you to advance your clinical skills and expertise, especially as healthcare is really moving towards a more integrated community approach in order to manage acutely unwell patients.

Main duties of the job

We are currently seeking a physiotherapist with a broad range of previous experience across acute and community settings. You will have completed all core rotations and preferably had previous experience working in accident and emergency and in treating acutely unwell clients in the community. You must have excellent assessment and sound clinical skills and be able to treat clients who present with varying medical diagnoses. You must be flexible, organised, have excellent time management skills in order to manage a case load effectively as the team priorities change frequently throughout the day.

As the service is community based, you will need to be a car driver and required to work long days and weekends on a rota basis.

About us

Community healthcare is unlike any other part of the NHS. It's personalised care that helps people to retain their independence. It's the NHS at its best and the difference you make is truly tangible.

Our colleagues often describe us as a family, and we know how important that sense of belonging and support is when you start a new job.Our preceptorship programme is second to none hence the award and logo.It's simple - happy, engaged staff provide better services. In 2018, we were named'Best Place to Work for Employee Satisfaction'by the Nursing Times. The same year, we won the Workforce category at the HSJ Awards. In the latest NHS Staff Survey results 2020, we had the best response rate amongst community trusts nationally.

We are the top community trust in the country on the theme Quality of care for the third year. We had the highest percentage of staff who felt they are able to deliver the care they aspire to and are satisfied with the quality of care they give to patients or service users.

Job description

Job responsibilities

******Please see attached job description and person specification for full details of role and responsibilities.******

Person Specification



  • 3-4 years as a Band 5 physiotherapist
  • Broad range of rotational posts
  • Experience of working as part of a multidisciplinary team


  • Knowledge of community and intermediate care physiotherapy services
  • Experience of supervision of junior staff, student or rehabilitation assistant
  • Experience in rapid response team

Qualifications and knowledge


  • Diploma/Degree in physiotherapy or equivalent
  • HPC registered



  • Good theoretical and practical knowledge of adult and elderly care treatments and modalities
  • Able to present information in a clear and logical manner (written and orally) to keep clear notes
  • Ability to cope with stressful situations and with emotional or aggressive patients/carers


  • Understanding of clinical governance and its implications
  • Experience of teaching other physiotherapy staff members, patients and other health care professionals

Personal attributes


  • Able to carry out the broad and varied physical demands of the working remit
  • Demonstrate a flexible, adaptable, client-centred approach
  • Ability to work flexible hours including weekends


  • Evidence of role in service management / development

Employer details

Employer name

Hounslow and Richmond Community NHS Healthcare Trust


Heart of Hounslow Centre for Health



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