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Specialist Physiotherapist

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Kirkby in Ashfield
£35,392 to £42,618 Per Annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
24 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time

Job Details

Part time 0.6 wte working within the Community Intensive Home Treatment Team. Are you passionate about working with Older People? Are you able to work flexibly and holistically in a caring and patient-centred environment? We have an exciting opportunity for a physiotherapist within the Mental Health Services for Older People Directorate who has these values.

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. This post also includes paid enhancements for unsocial hours working during night, weekends and bank holidays.

Main duties of the job

Mansfield and Ashfield Intensive Home Treatment Team (IHTT)

The IHTT provide community-based multi-disciplinary assessments and treatments for people of any age suffering from dementia and those people over the age of 65 years who are experiencing mental health problems, as well as supporting their carers.

Having a positive attitude towards working with people with mental health problems is essential. It is not essential to have worked in this environment previously - there will be opportunity to grow and expand your mental health skills being supported by dedicated senior staff including a Physiotherapy Clinical Specialist.

Role of Physiotherapy in the community
  • To work within the multi-disciplinary team.
  • Falls risk assessment and implementing plans to decrease risk of falling.
  • Assessment of functional mobility.
  • Completing home visits.
  • Assessing the requirement for mobility aids.
  • Advise on ways to increase stamina/exercise tolerance/fitness.
  • Formulating and implementing treatment plans.
  • Assessment and treatment of specific musculoskeletal complaints.
  • Assessment and treatment/management of physical problems related to neurological conditions.
  • Assessment and treatment/management of acute and chronic respiratory conditions.
  • To encourage and facilitate regular physical activity to benefit physical and mental health and well-being.
  • To refer to other services as appropriate.

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

What makes this position unique?

A rare opportunity within physiotherapy to spend time with and build therapeutic relationships with service users.

Scope to use your transferable skills to provide assessments and interventions in relation to:
  • Falls
  • Mobility and transfers
  • Specialist assessments including musculoskeletal, neuro, respiratory, pain
  • Promoting physical activity
  • Use of relaxation techniques and massage

What makes you right for this role?
  • Having a positive attitude towards mental health
  • Being committed to providing excellent physiotherapy interventions
  • Being motivated and resourceful
  • Being able to work flexibly and prioritise your own workload
  • Being able to work holistically in a patient centered way

In return, you will:
  • receive regular support and clinical supervision, provided by a designated Physiotherapy Clinical Specialist
  • be a member of a well-established physiotherapy forum
  • have a wide range of CPD opportunities for personal and professional development including a comprehensive in-service training programme

There will also be opportunity to join the Trust bank team.

A full UK driving license and vehicle for business use is required for this post however reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled individuals in line with the Equality Act 2010.

Person Specification

Qualifications - Academic / Professional memberships


  • BSc / Diploma Physiotherapy
  • Current HCPC registration


  • Relevant CPD in relation to mental health, dementia and older people
  • Clinical Educator

Contractual requirements


  • Ability to travel between locations
  • A full UK driving licence and vehicle for business use is required for this post however reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled individuals in line with the Equality Act 2010.



  • Proven post qualification experience with some at a more senior level
  • Recent experience in working with older people with mental health conditions and dementia or demonstrates a positive attitude to working with this patient group
  • Supervisory experience
  • Experience of audit


  • Teaching experience
  • Standard setting, service evaluation
  • Recruitment & retention
  • Community experience

Knowledge Skills Aptitudes


  • Knowledge of local & National priorities
  • Pathology of the older person
  • Professional Codes of Conduct
  • Awareness of diversity
  • Evidence based practice
  • Knowledge of Risk Assessment
  • Ability to assess, plan and evaluate treatment
  • Treatment of complex case & divers conditions
  • Knowledge of equipment/adaptions and all aspects of ADL
  • Knowledge of management of falls
  • Leadership skills
  • Time management & prioritisation skills
  • Organisational skills and use of initiative
  • Self-motivated and able to work as an effective team member
  • Ability to communicate with team, patients / client and their families and other agencies
  • Ability to manage self
  • Flexible and positive approach
  • Demonstrates meeting the requirements of CPD


  • Competent IT skills
  • Presentation skills

Values and Behaviours


  • All colleagues are expected to demonstrate that they act in line with Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Values: Trust Honesty Respect Compassion Teamwork
  • All colleagues are expected to demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) and how it applies to their role. The Trust's expectations are highlighted within our EDI Policy, and associated EDI and Human Rights legislation

Employer details

Employer name

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Heather House

Portland Street

Kirkby in Ashfield

NG17 7AG

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