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Senior Physiotherapist/Pathway Determiner

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to join our Nottingham North and East (NNE) Therapy Service as a Senior Physiotherapist working in the community. If you want to be part of a forward thinking and innovative service, this is the opportunity you have been looking for.

In your role you will work closely with Occupational Therapists, Assistant practitioners, support staff, clinical assessors ( UCR team), district nurses, specialist nurses and social workers to provide the best possible care to service users in their own homes. Part of your role will include working in the Transfer of Care HUB to determine appropriate community pathways for patients being discharged from bed based services.

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

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our developing integrated community services providing clinical triage, rehabilitation, falls management and support timely discharges from our acute Trust partners.

You will work autonomously as well as part of the multi-disciplinary team, liaising closely with health and social care colleagues to coordinate services, promote recovery from illness and enable health, wellbeing and self-care. You will be visiting patients within their own homes using a goal-orientated focus, to maximise patient's independence, safety and quality of life.

The post will involve cross site working and community visits. Part of your role will include working in the Transfer of Care HUB to determine appropriate community pathways for patients being discharged from bed based services.

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

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

You will manage your own caseload in the community. As part of the team you will work closely with the rest of the MDT to provide the best possible outcomes for our service users.

You will have a degree/diploma in Physiotherapy and be HCPC registered. You should possess excellent interpersonal and time management skills, be a good communicator and able to prioritise and work well as a member of a team. An induction period and supernumerary support will be given. You will have significant experience of working in the NHS in the UK as a Band 5 Physiotherapist and being part NHS healthcare services.

Person Specification



  • BSc/Diploma in Physiotherapy
  • HCPC Registration
  • Clinical Educator


  • Relevant courses in Health Care of the Elderly/Falls/Orthopaedics/Palliative Care/MSK

Previous Experience


  • Proven post qualification experience with some at a more senior level
  • Recent experience in health care of the elderly /falls /orthopaedics /palliative care
  • Supervisory skills
  • Experience of audit.
  • Significant experience of working as B5 physio in the UK as part of the NHS


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



  • Pathology of the older person
  • Professional Codes of Conduct
  • Awareness of diveristy
  • Evidence based practice
  • Ability to assess, plan and evaluate rehabilitative treatment
  • Knowledge of management of falls
  • Knowledge of local & National priorities
  • Knowledge of Risk Assessment
  • Treatment of complex case & diverse conditions
  • Knowledge of equipment/ adaption's and all aspects of ADL
  • 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, patient /client and their families and other agencies
  • Ability to manage self
  • Flexible and positive approach
  • Demonstrates meeting the requirements of CPD


  • IT skills
  • Presentation skills

Contractual requirements


  • A full UK driving licence and vehicle for business use
  • Flexible working to meet the needs of the team
  • Working across community as role demands.

Employer details

Employer name

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Park House Health and social Care Centre

61 Burton Road, Carlton



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