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Community Stroke Physiotherapist

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per Annum (Pro Rata for Part-Time)
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
This post is eligible for a Golden Hello payment of �2,750 for new starters who are external to the Trust. This is payable in 3 instalments over a 2 year period. This payment is only eligible to new starters who do not already hold a contract of employment with the Trust and have not been an employee of the Trust in the previous 3 years. This post also includes paid enhancements for unsocial hours working during night, weekends and bank holidays.

Are you an experienced band 6 Physiotherapist looking for a change or a band 5 Physiotherapist looking for that opportunity to step up into a band 6 position in Stroke. If so we are interested in hearing from you...

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an band 6 physiotherapist to join our established Integrated Community Stroke Service to deliver rehabilitation into various community settings. Care is currently delivered 8am-5pm, 5 days a week, including Bank Holidays. Weekend working may be required in the future.

The team offers full or part time roles, including flexible working which aims to achieve the right work-life balance, maintaining the wellbeing of our workforce.

The Community Health Services Division of NottsHC has an extensive portfolio providing childrens, adults and specialist services, covering a vast geographical area. Offering various roles and career development opportunities, working within supportive teams that encourage us all to work to the best of our abilities to provide the highest quality care.

Main duties of the job

This role requires day-to-day delivery of patient care in our Integrated Community Stroke Multidisciplinary Team of AHP's, together you all make the difference. You will need to:

To use specialist clinical reasoning, critical thinking, reflection and analysis to support assessments, treatment and management of stroke survivors with complex presentations. To work closely with the MDT, communicate effectively with clients/carers and their families and supervise, teach and develop other staff as required.

Support our patients within the community to enable them to live their optimum life, being self-caring and independent with their health needs following a stroke.

Demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to be adaptable, reliable, resourceful and approachable, evidencing high levels of personal and clinical credibility, being able to establish effective working relationships in a range of work settings.

About us

Nottinghamshire Healthcare employs over 10,000 colleagues who help #MakeADifference every day. We provide intellectual disability, mental health, community health, forensic and offender healthcare services across Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire. Care is delivered from over 120 sites within the community from acute settings and across low, medium and high secure environments including prisons.

As one of the largest mental health and community trusts in the East Midlands and one of the biggest employers in Nottinghamshire. We are also home to national and regional services such as the National High Secure Deaf Service and the Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health.

We are committed to flexible and agile working, including the opportunity to join our bank.

Your health and wellbeing is our priority and as such we invest significantly in this via our in-house Occupational Health Service, Staff Counselling Service and Health and Wellbeing Team.

We offer a number of employee-led staff networks, including Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) groups, our Green Champions Network, Freedom to Speak Up Network. Health and Wellbeing Champions Network and Menopause Champions. We provide care to a diverse range of communities and are passionate about supporting diversity and inclusion in the Trust.

If you believe in our values of Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork, then we would love to hear from you!


Job description

Job responsibilities

We are looking for a Physiotherapist to join our Integrated Community Stroke Team across Nottingham South. We are looking for someone is able to demonstrate motivation, drive commitment and passion for promoting health, well-being and independence for stroke patients in the community. We are a values-based Trust and are looking for dedicated and enthusiastic clinicians who believe in the provision of patient-centred care.

This post will allow the successful applicant the opportunity to work collaboratively within an integrated multi-disciplinary team, providing specialist interventions to patients referred to the Community Stroke Rehabilitation services, including early support stroke rehabilitation. The multidisciplinary team includes Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy, Physiotherapy, Clinical Neuro-Psychology, Assistant Practitioners and Rehabilitation support workers.

The service enables the accelerated discharge of stroke patients into their home environment, providing specialist rehabilitation in the community. You will have a key role in helping facilitate and support timely discharges from in patient setting such as the acute hospital by working closely and providing in reach joint working with our close partners. The team provides on-going rehabilitation in a variety of community settings focusing on timed specific patient goals and also embraces the needs and ability of their carers. You will have a key role in the management of complex patients throughout the pathway.

We are therefore looking for an enthusiastic and motivated highly specialist Physiotherapist who is able to manage complex cases and situations and able to adapt to working in different environments.

You must have a

- Recognised Physiotherapy Degree Qualification

- Health Professions Council Licence to Practice

As part of the community stroke therapy service, the post-holder will be required to have a valid full UK driving license and have access to vehicle for work purposes however reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled individuals in line with the Equality Act 2010.

The service runs from 8am 5pm during Monday to Friday, the service aims to provide weekend therapy input with bank holiday working also required.

BASE: The Community Stroke Team cover the South of the County which includes three potential bases: Stapleford Care Centre, Park House and Lings Bar Hospital. This position will be based in the Nottingham North East locality based at Park house Carlton

We know that compassionate leadership, which focuses on staff engagement and inclusion, supporting staff well-being and quality will deliver excellent outcomes for patients and therefore adopt a bottom up approach to ensure all staff voices are heard and contribute to strategic and operational improvements, promoting shared ambitions resulting in achievable outcomes.

As you settle in you will receive regular, meaningful managerial supervisions and an appraisal within 4 months of commencing in your role to establish how we can support you to be the best version of yourself, whilst achieving your developmental needs and aspirations.

You will have access to internal and external training and quality improvement opportunities and not to mention the wide range of employee benefits NottsHC offer

Annual leave of 27 days plus bank holidays (this will increase up to 33 days depending on NHS service and in accordance with A4C terms and conditions)Pension schemeFlexible working and job share opportunitiesPromotion of a healthy work life balanceNewly qualified staff will be offered a preceptorship programmeReceive an induction which is tailored to suit your individual needs.Salary sacrifice schemes e.g. public transport loans, cycle schemesStaff discount schemes e.g. Discounted leisure Centre membershipFree on-site parking (dependent on site)An extensive health and wellbeing package including Occupational Health, Physiotherapy and Staff Counselling servicesSupport for carers

Further information regarding NottsHC employee benefits can be found on our website.

The job description and person specification is attached for further information on this position and should you wish to discuss this post further, please contact Claire Lee - Team Lead 07973 656 678 or alternatively

If you want to be the Physiotherapist that makes a difference to stroke survivors, then we look forward to receiving your application.

Person Specification

Qualifications/ Professional


  • Degree BSc in Physiotherapy
  • Evidence of post graduate study in stroke/neuro rehabilitation


  • Clinical Educator training and evidence of student supervison



  • Experience working in Stroke/Neurological rehabilitation MDT or with stroke/neurological patients
  • Wide range of experience working at junior level to give good broad knowledge base.
  • Supervisory experience to junior staff/students
  • Experience of audit


  • Community (Stroke) Experience
  • Teaching experience
  • Experience working at senior level
  • Experience of recruitment
  • Experience of working in the NHS



  • Evidence of management of clients with Stroke/ Neurological rehabilitation needs
  • Evidence based practice
  • Treatment of complex case & diverse conditions
  • Up to date general and specialist knowledge
  • Self-motivated and able to work as an effective team member



  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to adapt communication style in response to complex situations, handling of sensitive information or clients with severe communication impairment
  • Excellent organisational and planning skills including prioritisation and delegation
  • Evidence of effective team working, organisational, mentorship and leadership skills
  • Ability to demonstrate motivation, drive and enthusiasm
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Able to maintain effective working relationships with team members


  • Evidence of ability to use IT systems such as System one

Contractual/ Other


  • Flexible working hours to work weekends to meet the needs of the service
  • Ability to travel between locations therefore have driving licence and access to a car
  • Working across sites as role demands

Employer details

Employer name

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Park House Medical Centre

61 Burton Road



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