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Community Specialist Physiotherapist

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year p.a. pro rata for part-time
Closing date
4 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
Are you a passionate, forward-thinking Physiotherapist looking to join a supportive and compassionate team?

Our multidisciplinary Purbeck Integrated Community Rehabilitation Team are looking for a Community Specialist Physiotherapist to be based in our Wareham location.

As a Specialist Physiotherapist you will be involved in the assessment and treatment of patients in both a community and inpatient setting (Purbeck area and Swanage Community Hospital). The hospital and community caseload comprises of a mix of complex medical problems including orthopaedic, neurology, respiratory and elderly care with an aim to treat and rehabilitate.

We look to help prevent hospital admissions, promote earlier hospital discharges and rehabilitate a wide variety of conditions. We encourage independence through equipment and exercises which will directly impact the quality of a patient's life. In return we offer you one to one support, excellent training opportunities, the ability to work flexibly alongside an experienced and multidisciplinary team.

The Community Specialist Physiotherapist role is a part time role of 27 hours per week, applications will also be considered with a minimum of 22.5 hours per week. We support flexible working around shift patterns, see below

Monday to Friday 08:00 - 18:00

Weekend and Public Holiday 09:00 - 17:00 (Enhanced pay!)

Further enquiries please contact or call 07854800112

Main duties of the job

The post would suit a therapist with a commitment to integrated working with a passion for promoting rehabilitation, occupation and function as part of a multidisciplinary rehabilitation pathway.

Training can be provided to develop any areas of specific clinical interest. Professional support and access to the Trust's clinical supervision, in-service training and other developmental opportunities are just some of the benefits of working as part of this team.

Other benefits involve working in a beautiful area of Dorset as part of a busy, friendly team, who are co-located with social services and advanced practitioners which offers further scope for training and development.

We would welcome applications from newly qualified physiotherapists and we provide a very comprehensive and fully supported Preceptorship Programme for newly qualified healthcare professionals

Applications from candidates that require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are unfortunately ineligible to apply for this position

Recommend a friend or family member and earn cash!

Do you have a friend or family member you would recommend to join us? Or do you know someone who wants to return to practice in the NHS? If the person you refer is appointed by the Trust and completes their probationary period you will receive �500 reward payment for the introduction! Please contact the recruitment team if you require further info!

About us

At Dorset HealthCare we're on a mission to empower people to make the most of their lives through our outstanding, joined-up healthcare services. We're a dynamic, forward-looking Trust, running 12 community hospitals, specialist inpatient facilities and a wide range of integrated community and mental health services for a population of almost 800,000 people.

We do things differently here - it's one of the reasons the CQC rated us 'outstanding' in 2019. It's also why 95% of patients across our services say they have a good or very good experience of our services and 89% of staff feel they can really make a difference. Whether you're looking to work with us in one of our bustling market towns, vibrant urban locations, thriving seaside spots, or among the rolling hills of Dorset, there are lots of ways you can make a difference in our communities.

Our 7,000-strong workforce is at the heart of what we do and our success is a testament to our brilliant people. We're all about building a workplace for the future, we believe in equal opportunities and we celebrate diversity. We're an inclusive workplace, where everyone is welcome, everyone can be authentic, and we are all encouraged to be the best version of ourselves.

Working with us you'll be part of a strong team, challenge yourself, build a career, and teach us what we don't know. And you'll be working towards our vision to be better every day through excellence, compassion and expertise in all we do.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For the main duties and responsibilities for this role please read the attached job description and person specification. When completing your application please ensure your supporting statement reflects the criteria set out in these documents by showing how your experience and skills apply to this post.

As part of our vision to have a skilled, diverse and caring workforce, Dorset HealthCare is working in partnership with The Princes Trust to support people getting into work, as part of this partnership, we are offering an employability service to support individuals between 16-30 years old with application writing, interview skills and other employment support. If you would like or know of anyone who would value this support please do contact

Person Specification



  • Registered practitioner to degree/diploma level supplemented by post registration diploma level specialist training and/or short courses or demonstrable extensive experience in the relevant specialty
  • Learning and Assessing in Practice Qualification or equivalent practice assessors training
  • Membership of the relevant Professional Body



  • Experience at Practitioner Band 5 level
  • Recent previous experience within a comparable role
  • Experience of specialist working
  • Experience of managing change



  • Experience of providing clinical supervision and mentoring to junior staff
  • Experience of devising and delivering training



  • Able to analyse data and produce reports using Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Experience of using electronic patient / service user record systems



  • Subject to the provisions of the Equality Act, able to travel using own vehicle on Trust business.

Employer details

Employer name

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust


Purbeck Local Office

19 Bonnets Lane


BH20 4HB

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