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Community Physiotherapist, Discharge to Assess.

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per annum
Closing date
13 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
This a community health services physiotherapy role, full time Band 6 role

Are you a physiotherapist with a passion for delivering exceptional community and evidence-based therapy and rehabilitation supporting clients to remain safely and independently within their place of residency? Are you keen to support people to live their most independent and fulfilling life by achieving therapeutic and personalised goals?

Are you a physiotherapist who enjoys working as part of a multi professional team with a varied working day? Are you forward thinking, dynamic and do you gain satisfaction from working within a fast paced and ever changing NHS? If so, we have just the job for you.

Bedfordshire Community Therapy Service is looking for a full time Physiotherapist to work within the community therapy team to support individuals within the Discharge to Assess Beds, Inpatient Rehabilitation Beds or within their own place of residency within the community (home).

Main duties of the job

You will prevent hospital admissions and support timely discharges by promoting high standards of rehabilitative intervention which will support a client's personalised program for strength/confidence building, supporting clients to return home if possible or supporting decision for their onward care when required... You will also have the chance to support residential and care homes across the county to create an environment that promotes self care and as much independence as possible with their residents.

You will represent Bedfordshire Community Therapy Services within a Multi-Disciplinary Team and at system partner meetings to discuss your caseloads, observations, visions for improved care to meet the needs of the local population. We encourage new ways of thinking and working in order to provide timely and successful results for our clients.

Within Bedfordshire Community Therapy Services we are keen to support individual wellbeing, growth and development and to support any ongoing training and professional development needs. We like to work with a service user at the centre of their care and we are keen to involve service users to support service so improvements.

We are a friendly team that strive to live and work according to the ELFT trust values (We Care, we respect, we are inclusive) and we value life work balance.

About us

Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive - so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations.

Job description

Job responsibilities

- Responsible for leading on and providing evidence based therapy assessments, interventions and rehabilitation programs to promote an individuals safety and independence.

- Identify concerns or risks that would impede an individuals safe discharge to their place of residency after a hospital admission or a short stay within a D2A or IPR Bed. Using problem solving skills, clinical judgement and collaborative working with system partners to resolve the concerns for the benefit of the client.

- Work with the D2A service manager to improve D2A pathways and processes related to therapy services as required

- Provide advice, equipment and evaluations based on a clients individual needs.

- To be responsible for the oversight of ongoing therapy intervention and reviews post discharge.

- To work as an autonomous professional according to Professional Standards and the Health and Care Professions Councils regulations.

- To supervise, educate and assess performance of physiotherapy students. This would be to a graduate level and involve working with the universities to ensure the standard of practice and teaching meets the standards set by the degree level qualification.

- Work without direct supervision to hold responsibility for own caseload and supporting the management structure in place to promote the provision of an excellent service.

- In times of system surge or under system pressures you may be required to support other areas of therapy services

To provide cover for the service 7 days a week as part of a rota.

If you feel you would fit in, do apply or call us to have a chat about the role.

Amy Simpson Mob: 07435 734321


This role requires you to travel across the county, so you will require a full UK drivers License and access to a vehicle. This role is part of a 7 day service via a rota and so flexibility to work weekends and bank holidays is also required.

Person Specification



  • HCPC registered Physiotherapist
  • Practice Educator trained and willing to support Student placements
  • Graduate degree in Physiotherapy


  • Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy



  • Broad range of physical experiences clinically
  • Supervision/Appraisal experience
  • Willing to give presentations/lead teaching sessions for colleagues
  • IT Skills (word, e-mail, excel, virtual platforms)
  • Experience of working within the NHS as a physiotherapist


  • Community setting experience

Knowledge and Skills


  • Detailed understanding of a wide range of medical conditions. .
  • Knowledge and understanding of mental health conditions that affect physical conditions
  • Evidence of relevant continuing professional development
  • Desire to expand knowledge and skills


  • An understanding of the changes within the NHS and possible effects on physiotherapy services

Employer details

Employer name

East London NHS Foundation Trust



Milton Road, Clapham


MK41 6AT

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