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Physiotherapist - North & East Therapies Team

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per Annum/Pro Rata
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Physiotherapist to join the East Integrated Community Rehabilitation team. We are looking for a flexible, reliable person who enjoys working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, with leadership qualities.

The team provides high quality rehabilitation and reablement in the community provided alongside step-down intermediate care in the community bedded settings of Liskeard and Launceston hospitals to adults (aged 18 years or over) who need support after discharge from acute inpatient settings and virtual wards to help them rehabilitate, re-able and recover in East Cornwall. This post will rotate between Liskeard Community Hospital and Community Rehabilitation Team.

The post holder will treat patients with a complex and varied pathologies and presentations, including a wide variety of conditions. Every contact, treatment plan, and working environment are different bringing variety and challenge to each working day.

It is desired that staff work flexibly in line with a 'one workforce' culture across services, settings, and sectors, building relationships and increasing skills. The community rehabilitation model aims to increase capacity and access to high quality therapy-led rehabilitation assessments and interventions that are timely, safe, and person-centred, for people discharged on intermediate care pathways from acute settings and virtual wards.

Main duties of the job

Thepurpose of the post is :
  • To provide a high standard physiotherapy service, performing advanced assessments of patients including those with highly complex presentations, and from this formulating a diagnosis and treatment.
  • To provide leadership for support staff and junior staff through supervision and training.
  • To participate in the planning and development of Physiotherapy Services.
  • Model and deliver excellent evidence based clinical care, working as an autonomous physiotherapist.
  • To support the community rehabilitation and reablement model in line with a 'one workforce' culture across services, settings, and sectors in the community and step-down intermediate care settings.

About us

We're an NHS community and mental health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people's physical and mental health. We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability.

We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you'll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK.

Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff.

We work in people's homes, in community clinics and bases. Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner.

Approximately 568,000 people live her. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon. As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increase the numbers of people who use out services.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To view a detailed job description and person specification including the main responsibilities of this role please see supporting documents.

Person Specification

Education / Qualifications


  • Professional Qualification - Degree or Diploma in Physiotherapy
  • Current Professional registration - HCPC
  • IELTS unless qualification taken in English


  • Member of Chartered Society of Physiotherapists



  • Extensive experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Broad range of post graduate experience of medical, surgical, orthopaedic and neurological settings
  • Extensive post-registration experience


  • A broad range of clinical experience in a variety of community and inpatient settings.
  • Experience of providing regular supervision for junior team members

Skills and Aptitude


  • High level of assessment and treatment skills


  • Commitment to and understanding of teams and team working demonstrating awareness of resource management

Employer details

Employer name

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust




PL31 2QN

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