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Senior Planned Movement Physiotherapist

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
Whitehaven, Cumbria
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
11 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Please note if you are successfully shortlisted you will be expected to attend a face to face interview with a practical element.

Would you like to work in an experienced, skilled and dynamic team with the beautiful western Lake District on your doorstep? Are you ready to progress your physiotherapy career onto the next step? This post is based around a planned movement scheme with MSK outpatients, Acute Elderly care, Respiratory medicine, Intensive Care, Acute stroke unit, Neuro outpatients and Community respiratory team

The role of the West Cumbria Physiotherapy Service is to provide efficient and effective patient focused care to all service users within primary and secondary care settings. This seamless provision ensures equity of service, patient choice and high standards of personalised care.

The service provides specialist assessment and rehabilitation for patients with a wide range of long and short-term conditions.

This role offers you an opportunity to work within a team offering robust appraisals, preceptorship, clinical and managerial supervision. Continuing professional development is encouraged and we are proud of our varied and interesting in-house training programme which you will be involved in.

Main duties of the job

To practice in accordance with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Rules of Professional Conduct and The Health Professions Council Regulations.

To work autonomously with an increasingly complex caseload undertaking assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and providing appropriate advice.

Emphasis is placed on the provision of a holistic care package tailored to the individual's needs with the aim of developing maximum function and hence improving quality of life.

About us

At NCIC, we have an ambition to deliver outstanding healthcare services to the population of North Cumbria. The Trust is committed to creating a centre of excellence in providing rural and remote healthcare and provides a wide range of community and acute services throughout our county.

Our 5 key principles demonstrate our belief in the delivery of 'safe, high quality care every time':

Being a clinically led organisation

Quality and safety at the heart of our Trust

A positive patient experience every time

A great place to work

Managing our money well

As an organisation we are serious about supporting a diverse workforce that reflects our local community and are very much focused on being an inclusive and compassionate place to work.

Across the North East and North Cumbria we are working together to deliver our ambition to be the greenest region in England by 2030. All staff are expected to support sustainability.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description and person specification for further information regarding the role and the essential and desirable criteria required to be met by applicants.

Please note, due to changes implemented by the Government to the UK immigration policy, individuals who require a Health and Care Visa or a Skilled Worker Visa may no longer be eligible for sponsorship where the UKVI salary threshold is not met or if the occupation is not included in the updated Immigration Salary List (ISL). Applicants must check their eligibility to be employed in any role they are interested in applying for, prior to completing an application for employment.Any applicants who do not meet the eligibility criteria will not be progressed.

If you are applying under the Disability Confident Scheme or Armed Forces Covenant and you meet all the essential criteria for a post, you will be guaranteed an interview.

Relocation assistance may be available for successful applicants moving to the region for certain posts. Please see our Policy for eligible vacancies.

Healthcare Professionals returning to practice, moving into new roles or changing clinical environments, may access an agreed preceptorship period.
  • Please ensure that you document evidence of meeting all the essential criteria in the supporting information.
  • If sufficient response is received this post could be closed earlier than the specified closing date, please apply as soon as possible to ensure that your application is considered.

Important Information

Candidates who have been successfully shortlisted for interview will be asked via an email notification to log on to their Trac account to select an interview time. This will usually be within 2 weeks of the closing date.

For candidates applying using a Hotmail account or have strict firewall settings please ensure the following:
  • Junk Mail is checked regularly

Disclosure and Barring Service:

On 28 November 2020, the new Disclosure and Barring Service filtering rules will come into effect.

The changes mean that:
  • youth cautions, reprimands and final warnings will no longer be subject to automatic disclosure
  • the multiple conviction rule has been removed, meaning that if an individual has more than one conviction, regardless of offence type or time passed, each conviction will be considered against the remaining rules individually, rather than being automatically disclosed.

If you are unsure about whether you need to disclose certain criminal record information, free confidential advice may be sought from one of the charity bodies listed below. These bodies can advise you on what you are legally required to declare and may also be able to advise you on how you can disclose criminal record information to a prospective employer and your legal rights when doing so.

Nacro Tel: 0300 123 1999, or email:

Unlock Tel: 01634 247350, email or complete the online form on the Unlock website

The Trust is committed to safeguarding adults and children therefore if the post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended) the successful candidate(s) will be subject to a criminal records check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The cost of the DBS must be met by the successful candidate(s) through salary deduction. DBS charges are as follows if applicable to the post:

Standard Check: �18 + Administration cost of �3.85 = �21.85. Deducted at �6.85 from 1st month salary and �5 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

Enhanced Check: �38 + administration cost of �3.90 = �41.90. Deducted at �11.90 from 1st month salary and �10 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

As part of the one of the largest employers in the UK NCIC future employees will have also access to the following benefits.

A lease car may be available for this position further details will be provided upon appointment if applicable.

27 day holiday scheme rising to 33 after 10 years

Flexible working Scheme

Excellent opportunities for development

Competitive NHS Pension scheme

Access to NHS discounts with retailers and leisure companies

EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) a free, confidential counselling and information service to assist with personal or work-related problems

These schemes are subject to availability

Person Specification



  • CSP recognised Degree/Diploma in Physiotherapy.
  • HPC registered.
  • Member of The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.


  • Evidence of attendance at relevant post-graduate courses



  • Completion of core junior rotations (Respiratory/neurological/musculo-skeletal).
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development/Lifelong Learning Activities.


  • Comprehensive post-graduate junior experience
  • Involvement in service development and audit



  • Good Knowledge of Evidence Based Clinical Practice
  • Good Knowledge of Continuing Professional Development/Lifelong Learning


  • Evidence of use of research methodology

Skills & aptitudes


  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Good organisational and time management skills.
  • Ability to organise workload of self and others.
  • Ability to motivate self and others.
  • Relevant practical physiotherapy skills.


  • Computer literate.
  • ECDL or equivalent.
  • Car driver/owner.
  • Use of electronic patient record
  • Evidence of developing leadership

Personal Circumstances


  • Patient focused.
  • Organised.
  • Flexible.
  • Reliable.
  • Friendly and approachable.
  • Self-awareness

Other Requirements


  • Evidence of an active part in training for personal and professional development
  • Ability to travel across sites, independently


  • Evidence of actively taking part in training of others

Employer details

Employer name

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust


West Cumberland Hospital

Whitehaven, Cumbria

CA28 8JG

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