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Specialist Physiotherapist Home First- WCH

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

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, flexible and highly motivated band 6 Physiotherapist to join the WCH Home First team as part wider WCH Acute Physiotherapy inpatient team.

This post provides the opportunity to work within an extremely experienced, skilled and dynamic team at the western edge of the Lake District and offers ready access to one of the most beautiful areas of the UK.

Based within A& E and SDEC at WCH, you will provide specialist assessment and treatment to a varied caseload at times at pace, working extremely closely with MDT from both the acute and community sectors. The post is 37.5 hours as part of a 7 days per week shift rota. Service hours are 8-5.30

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.

For more information please contact Fiona wright Deputy Head Physiotherapist

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



  • Chartered Society of Physiotherapy recognised Degree / Diploma in Physiotherapy.
  • Health Care Professions Council registered.
  • Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (CSP)


  • Evidence of post registration education and / or membership of special interest group associated with Medical / Acute Elderly Care Physiotherapy



  • Postgraduate experience
  • Proven post-graduate skills in the assessment, treatment and management of Medical and Acute Elderly Care cases, including complex discharge.
  • Experience of student supervision


  • Leadership course or relevant management course
  • Experience supervising staff
  • Post - graduate experience and skills of assessment, treatment and management of patients within the community setting



  • Awareness of current initiatives within the Local and National health economy
  • Effective clinical reasoning skills and knowledge of practice relating to the Medical and Acute Elderly Care clinical areas including complex discharge planning
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional development
  • Use of outcome measures
  • Evidence of audit

Skills & aptitudes


  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Ability to handle difficult and emotive situations
  • Ability to work within a multidisciplinary team
  • Good organisational and time management skills
  • Ability to organise own workload
  • Self motivated and adaptable to change.
  • Good problem solving skills
  • I.T. literate
  • Demonstrate effective resilience skills
  • Ability to cross boundaries whilst maintaining own professional identity
  • Ability to work at a fast pace and problem solve within a difficult and complex environment


  • Commitment to service develop

Personal Circumstances


  • Patient focused.
  • Organised.
  • Flexible.
  • Reliable.
  • Friendly and approachable.
  • Empathetic
  • Ability to motivate others
  • Able to work evenings and weekends


  • Keenness to develop self and role

Other Requirements


  • Committed to personal development
  • Willing to participate in training of carers and other professionals

Employer details

Employer name

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust


West Cumberland Hospital

Whitehaven, Cumbria

CA28 8JG

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