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Physiotherapist - Urgent Community Response Team

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust
£37,162 to £44,629 Per annum inc HCAS
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Physiotherapist : UCR (Urgent Community Response) Team

We have received significant additional investment to increase the capacity of the Urgent Community Response (UCR) service and are now able to recruit a full time band 6 Physiotherapist to the existing team.

Referrals for urgent therapy intervention are received from 999, 111, GPs, and other community services. Patients are responded to within 2 hours of referral and UCR Therapy focuses on crisis management and admission avoidance to maintain patient safety at home. Essential functional assessments are carried out with prescription of urgent complex equipment, ongoing therapy follow-up visits to ensure patient safety, and short-term support for patients in acute medical crisis. UCR Therapy also responds to non-injury fallers to assist them off the floor avoiding 999 calls.

The service operates 8am-8pm 7 days a week. Shift patterns could include a variety of either earlies (8-4), lates (12-8) or long days (8-8).

You must have a current, valid driver's license with a vehicle for work purposes with business insurance. The service also has the option of driving a small van for work purposes to enable efficiency of service delivery.

For further information please call: Jen White / Jo Oliveira on 0300 614 9000.

Main duties of the job

  • 2 hour response to patients at risk of admission to hospital
  • Assessment of clinically unwell patient, at times in lieu of GP, Paramedic etc
  • Holistic therapy interventions for immediate safety and wellbeing
  • Complex manual handling
  • Integrated working with medical and emergency teams
  • Signposting for ongoing treatment and preventative input
  • Service development

About us

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust provides NHS hospital servicesforaround 900,000 people across Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey and south Buckinghamshire.

As well as delivering excellent general hospital services to local people, we provide specialist heart attack, vascular, stroke, spinal, cystic fibrosis and plastic surgery services across a much wider area.

We have three main hospitals - Frimley Park in Frimley near Camberley, Heatherwood in Ascot and Wexham Park near Slough.

Our threecore values, and the behaviours that support them, guide everything we do and set out what we expect of our staff in the way they treat patients, visitors, service users and each other,Committed to Excellence,WorkingTogether and Facing the Future.

We are also proud to host the Defence Medical Group South East at Frimley Park with military surgical, medical and nursing personnelworkingalongside the hospital's NHS staff providing care to patients in all specialties

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To undertake comprehensive holistic assessments for individuals presenting with an acute crisis in their own homes due to deterioration in their health and wellbeing, to reduce or avoid hospital admission
  • To formulate individual treatment plans for patients with complex physical and social needs to ensure immediate patient safety in their own homes
  • To work autonomously in a crisis situation and manage clinical risk associated with this
  • To provide a safe and specialist alternative to conveyance to hospital within two hours of referral
  • To complete onward referrals to specialist teams as appropriate for longer term maintenance and prevention

Person Specification



  • Degree in physiotherapy
  • Experience working in a rapid response community team

Employer details

Employer name

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust


Frimley Park Hospital



GU16 7UJ

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