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Physiotherapist Specialist Practitioner

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
11 Jun 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and motivated Band 6 Physiotherapist Specialist Practitioner, to join the Peterborough Therapy Team.

The Specialist Practitioner Physiotherapist role is based in Peterborough and the area surrounding. You would be working as part of a community-based therapy team providing high quality rehabilitation to patients with physical disabilities in their home environment.

This post will allow the successful candidate the opportunity to consolidate their community, clinical and managerial skills. You will be working within a team of Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Assistants and alongside Nursing and Mental Health colleagues.

The ideal candidate will have a strong team work ethic, sense of accountability, accompanied by an ability to work under considerable pressure at times. This post is open to professionals with the right attributes to enhance a team.

Main duties of the job

Please note for this role you will be required to travel independently around the county. You will need a full UK driving licence* and have use of a vehicle. You cannot use public transport for this role as this is not reliable and will not allow you to meet service needs. Please confirm in your application that you meet the specified criteria.

We are looking for a self-motivated individual who is able to work as an autonomous practitioner within the integrated multi professional Community Therapy team to provide a high standard of care to our patients.

Your role will include assessing, planning and developing specialist physiotherapist programmes for patients with a wide variety of complex needs. You will be responsible for your own caseload, prioritising referrals according to clinical need, signposting appropriately and undertaking assessment of patients with complex and multiple pathologies using advanced, specialist clinical reasoning skills.

Your role also includes supervision of junior staff and students, overseeing patient intervention and ensuring that Assistant Practitioners and Integrated Care Workers deliver high quality patient care.

*DVLA have reciprocal arrangements with some overseas countries, for further information please visit the DVLA website

About us

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust is a health & social care organisation dedicated to providing high quality care with compassion to improve the health & wellbeing of the people we care for, as well as supporting & empowering them to lead a fulfilling life.

Our clinical teams deliver many NHS services not only via inpatient and primary care setting but also with the community. These services include Children, Adult & Older Peoples mental & physical health, Forensic & Specialist mental health, Learning Disabilities, Primary Care & Liaison psychiatry, Substance misuse, Social care, Research & Development.

To achieve our goal, we look to recruit high calibre candidates that share our vision & values. As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applications from all sectors of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including disabled people & members of our ethnic minorities & LGBTQ+ communities.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for full details of responsibilities
  • To work as an autonomous practitioner within the integrated multi-professional team, neighbourhood teams.
  • To be responsible for own caseload and undertake assessment of patients with complex and multiple pathologies using specialist clinical reasoning skills.
  • To identify patient needs, agree goals and provide appropriate therapy interventions, provide adaptive equipment, rehabilitation programmes, and make recommendations for minor adaptations in line with current legislation.
  • To keep the patient at the centre of care, ensuring patient and carer participation in decision making
  • To provide support and education to peers, new staff non-registered staff and students.
  • To supervise junior staff and students, overseeing patient intervention and ensure that Assistant Practitioners and Integrated Care Workers deliver high quality patient care.
  • To be actively involved in teaching and supporting Assistant Practitioners and Integrated Care Workers to achieve competencies.
  • To be accountable for a delegated caseload held by Integrated Care Workers and Assistant Practitioners.
  • To prioritise all referrals according to clinical need and to allocate or signpost appropriately.
  • To provide a high standard of care.
  • To work in various community settings, this includes lone working, with access to Advanced Practitioners when required.

Person Specification

Qualification / Education


  • Degree or equivalent, e.g. BSc, MSc or Diploma entry level qualification into the Physiotherapy profession.
  • Current HCPC registration
  • Documented evidence of own continuing professional development and its application.


  • Member of CSP



  • Relevant post-graduate clinical experience in a variety of settings.


  • Community Experience

Skills and Abilities


  • Able to demonstrate commitment to high quality care and service provision
  • Ability to work flexibly as part of a team
  • Good communication skills
  • Good report writing
  • Able to assess plan and implement care
  • Standard keyboard skills and ability to communicate through IT using packages such as Word


  • Understanding of clinical supervision

Knowledge and Understanding


  • Accepts responsibility and accountability for own work and can define the responsibilities of others
  • Recognises the limits of own authority within the role
  • Seeks and uses professional support appropriately
  • Understands the principle of confidentiality


  • SystmOne

Physical Requirements


  • Travel around work base locality
  • Kneel, bend & stoop, and work in cramped environments
  • Move and manoeuvre people and equipment

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust


Botolph Bridge Community Health Centre

Valley Park Centre



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