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Community Physiotherapist

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year Based on full time hours
Closing date
31 Jul 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Part Time
An exciting opportunity for a Band 5 Physiotherapist to join our Integrated Community Team. You will work closely alongside our nursing and frailty teams and wider Primary Care Colleagues to prevent hospital admissions, support patients being discharged from hospital, palliative care and promote self-management for patients with long term conditions.

We are also part of the delivery of UCR (Urgent community response) model of care whilst continuing to deliver rehabilitation to adults living in the area who have long-term or complex health needs.

We are looking for applicants who are dynamic, keen to develop their skills and who enjoy working as part of a team. The successful candidate will need to have good communication skills, demonstrate good time management and prioritisation skills. The post holder will participate in the development, training and support of the multi professional team and students. In return Southern Health offer training opportunities to support ongoing career development.

Applicants must be a registered physiotherapist and have full access to a vehicle for work and possession of a full driving license is essential. The post holder will also need to be willing to work flexibly to support our 7 day service model.

Location - South Efford House, Milford Road, Everton, Lymington SO41 0JD

For any further information please contact:

Ellie Golding - Therapy Lead 07917 790636 / 0300 121 0173

Main duties of the job

Working within Professional guidelines and accountability, the post-holder will have responsibility for the management of a defined community caseload (via Nursing, mental health, Physiotherapy or Occupational Therapy interventions) for a group of GP Practices as part of the Integrated Care Team.

The post holder will have responsibility for managing, co-ordinating and delegating work ensuring referrals are dealt with according to clinical need, holistic assessments and care plans are recorded in line with Trust and Professional record keeping standards and clinical care at all times meets acceptable standards of patient safety and quality outcomes.

The post holder will be required to work with a high degree of autonomy and professional accountability. A primary aim of the role is to prevent unnecessary admission of patients to an acute hospital and support timely discharge into the community. The post holder will also have a responsibility for re-enablement, rehabilitation, health protection and promotion programmes that improve and reduce

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 integrate all our collective community, mental health, and learning disability services. Our new organisation, to be known as Hampshire and Isle of Wight NHS Foundation Trust, is set to launch in July 2024.

The transformation will happen in staggered 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 in early May 2024. The final combination of Southern Health and Solent Trusts is anticipated to occur in July 2024, when the new organisation 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.

Join us as we embark on this exciting journey to shape the future of healthcare in Hampshire.

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



  • Registered Qualification (RGN/RMN/PT/OTA)
  • Current (UK/EU) Driving Licence


  • Post Registration qualifications



  • Experience of planning person centred needsExperience of organising resources relating to patient needs (e.g. equipment, dressings, etc.)Experience of multi-professional workingAbility to manage and prioritise workloadDemonstrate initiative in resolving issues and problemsEnthusiastic and well motivatedCar driver and own transport


  • Post Registration experienceAbility to work on own initiativeKnowledge of working with Students

Employer details

Employer name

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust


South Efford House

Milford Road, Everton



SO41 0JD

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