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Intermediate Care at Home & D2A Band 6 Physiotherapist

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 pro rata per annum
Closing date
20 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Permanent Posts within Stockport Foundation Trust Community.Exciting opportunities within the Stockport Intermediate Care at Home and Discharge to Assess Team.We need people who share our excitement, embrace different ways of working and are able to work flexibly across organisational boundaries. Opportunities have arisen for registered professionals - Band 6 to work flexibly within the Intermediate Care at Home and Discharge To Assess team.

The Discharge To Assess element is a multi-professional service who assess patients upon discharge from hospital in the community .We provide individualised care to meet the person's needs and facilitate transfer for onward care into the appropriate service: Health, Adult Social care or partner agencies.

Main duties of the job

The Discharge to Assess element: to support people who are clinically optimised and do not require an acute hospital bed, but may still require care services with short term, funded support to be discharged to their own home or another community setting.

Assessment for longer-term care and support needs is then undertaken in the most appropriate setting and at the right time for the person. We provide holistic multidisciplinary interventions and support in order to stabilise patients in their own home or usual residence. This comprises a multi-disciplinary integrated team.

The Rehabilitation Element incorporates a free, short-term rehabilitation service for adults to help prevent unnecessary hospital admission, enable early discharge from hospital and prevent unnecessary admission to long-term residential care. This role will require the post holder to be flexible to cover all areas within the Active Recovery and Discharge to Assess service covering 7 days 08.00-21.00.

About us

We hold a unique position in the Stockport community as the provider of healthcare and we are one of its largest employers.

We believe that the best organisations are those that reflect the communities they serve. We are therefore seeking to improve the diversity of our workforce to make it truly representative of our local population.

We actively encourage applications irrespective of race, age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage & civil partnership, or pregnancy or maternity. Recognising those communities that are underrepresented within our workforce, we would particularly welcome applications from you.

If you require support with your application please contact a member of the recruitment team, who can discuss alternative application methods.

We recognise that flexible working is important. We take requests for flexible working seriously, consider any request we receive and try to work with you, so we can explore if your request may fit with the needs of the service.

Benefits we offer to you:

o Between 27-33 days of annual leave plus bank holidays

o NHS pension scheme membership

o Salary sacrifice schemes for lease cars, home electronics and more, to make your salary go further

o NHS Staff discounts

o Cycle to work scheme

oSalary finance - for loans, savings, budget planning and tips on managing debt

o Stockport Credit Union- for local financial advice

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will be a qualified HCPC registered Physiotherapist. You will be working within a multi-professional team incorporating physiotherapists, occupational therapists, nurses, social workers and rehabilitation support workers, as well as liaising with other community health and social care teams.

The whole service provides a person centred approach, which can be provided in a clients own home or in a designated residential care home.The service is provided across 7 days a week covering core hours of 8 am 9 pm.

You will be based at Regent House, Heaton Lane, Stockport, SK4 1BS.The successful candidate will be expected to work independently, but also as an integral member of the multidisciplinary team. You will be offered 1:1s and access to supervision peer support. The service promotes regular profession specific and MDT team meetings.

You will need to be a registered professional with an enthusiasm for working within the community with the ability to work flexibly between all aspects of the service. We place a great emphasis on training and personal development and will provide you with access to training and supervision. The candidate will be able to demonstrate sound clinical reasoning, excellent time management and advanced communication skills.There will be support available from clinical leads. Lone working is an expected element within this community role with support from the Multidisciplinary team.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and promote safeguarding by implementing the Trusts policies and procedures, acting promptly on concerns, communicating effectively and sharing information appropriately.

If successful this vacancy will require an enhanced DBS check at a cost of �41.90. This cost will be deducted from your first Trust salary

In addition to this it will be a condition of your employment that you will join the DBS update service and pay the annual subscription fee of �13.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • oDipCOT/Degree in Physiotherapy
  • oState Registration with the Health and Care Professions Council.
  • oUK driving licence (will need use of a car for work purposes and business use insurance on commencement of post). Driver with daily access to a car
  • oEvidence of Continuous Professional Development maintained in a portfolio including attendance at recent postgraduate courses relevant to the clinical fields in rotations


  • Related academic attainment



  • Knowledge of Physiotherapy issues relating to a wide range of conditions- theoretical, practical and professional
  • Knowledge of the principles of clinical governance
  • Health, safety and risk awareness. Knowledge of Risk Assessment and management.
  • Understanding of professional ethics and their application and practice.
  • Knowledge of health legislation and current practice. Knowledge of Mental Capacity Act and application
  • Knowledge of Safeguarding responsibilities
  • Evidence of clinical reasoning


  • oKnowledge of working of community Physiotherapy and intermediate tier services
  • oCompletion of recognised relevant postgraduate courses.



  • oExperience of working as part of a therapy team and multidisciplinary team.
  • oExperience of student or assistant supervision and clinical education of less experienced staff or students or assistants.
  • oExperience of working with patients with dementing illness, confused patients and patients with severe physical limitations to mobility.
  • Experience of participation in complex discharge planning


  • oExperience of community working
  • Experience of conflict resolution

Skills and abilities


  • oVery good problem-solving abilities and ability to prioritise
  • oClinical reasoning skills
  • oAbility to communicate with patients with complex needs and problems and to cope with aggressive or emotional behaviours.
  • oAble to manage time effectively
  • oUp-to-date in current issues around professional practice and evidence-based practice.
  • oAbility to keep accurate and legible patient notes.
  • oAbility to work under pressure
  • oUnderstanding of clinical governance and its implications for services including experience of quality issues and audit
  • oAbility to reflect and critically appraise own performance.
  • o Ability to comprehend and work within the trust's policies and procedures.
  • o Competent IT skills
  • o To be able to function independently and as part of a team.
  • oCompetent IT and presentation skills.


  • oAbility to run internal/external courses. Evidence of participation in research.

Work related circumstances


  • Ability to move and handle patients
  • Undertake out of hours duties evenings and weekends required.
  • Driver with daily access to a car
  • Ability to communicate with patients with complex needs and problems and to cope with aggressive or emotional behaviours.
  • Ability to deal with sputum and other body fluids
  • Occupational Health Clearance
  • Mental effort to exert frequent concentration where work pattern is unpredictable
  • May be exposed to highly unpleasant working condition/some exposure to hazards.


  • Experience in conflict resolution

Employer details

Employer name

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust


Regent House

Heaton Lane



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