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Senior Community Physiotherapist

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year Based on full time hours
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
We are seeking an experienced Physiotherapist to join us. The Alton Community Therapy Team is a friendly and supportive team of Community Therapists and Therapy assistants providing a domiciliary rehabilitation service to patients in North Hampshire. You will develop your expertise treating a range of problems related to elderly care, falls, palliative care, orthopaedic, neurological and respiratory conditions. You will also have opportunity to develop your leadership and management skills within the team.

Main duties of the job

This post would suit an established B6 therapist or an experienced B5 with an interest in community working. Successful applicants will need to be an efficient worker, a good communicator and be confident working as an autonomous practitioner. Community experience is desirable. You will be responsible for managing your own caseload whilst working effectively within the multidisciplinary team to ensure an integrated approach to patient care - preventing unnecessary admission to hospital or long-term care, promoting functional independence and facilitating timely discharge from hospital.

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust is committed to improving patient experience and clinical outcomes by looking at new ways of working. There are great development opportunities through our trust with CPD and the option to undertake MSc modules. You will of course receive good support and professional development from your colleagues too. It is essential that you possess a current driving license and have access to a car for work purposes. There is free onsite parking and expenses are paid for work related travel. Good IT skills are required as electronic patient records are used.

About us

Southern Health is one of the largest NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health and learning disabilities, as well as offering physical health community-based services.

With a workforce of more than 7000 and a footprint that spans more than 200 sites across Hampshire, we're wholeheartedly committed to providing the best possible healthcare, reaching a range of diverse communities, whilst placing patients and staff at the forefront of all our endeavours.

We are currently working closely with other NHS Trusts to combine all our collective community, mental health, and learning disability services, with the plan to create a new larger, more integrated and accessible organisation.

The transformation will happen in stages Hampshire CAMHS, part of Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust joined Southern Health in February 2024, with Isle of Wight NHS Trust mental health and community services transitioning across in May 2024. The final combination of Southern Health and Solent NHS Trust services is expected in late 2024, when our new organisation, to be known as Hampshire and Isle of Wight Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, will be formed.

Our new Trust will continue to cater to the unique needs of different communities, making healthcare across the county more accessible, as well as offering staff more opportunities for career development, training and partnership working.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Further information about the Trust and this role can be found on the Job Description and Person Specification document attached.

We are happy to talk Flexible Working - all requests for flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process.

Person Specification



  • *Diploma/Degree Physiotherapy
  • *Health Care Professions Council registration
  • *Current driving licence and access to a car for work
  • *Minimum 18 months post graduate experience


  • *Post registration qualifications

Employer details

Employer name

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust


Alton Community Hospital

Chawton Park Road



GU34 1RJ

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