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Specialist Physiotherapist

Central London Community Health Trust
£49,178 to £55,492 Per annum, inclusive of HCA
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust (CLCH) is the largest Community Healthcare Trust in London, employing almost 3500 staff and supporting two million patients across London and Hertfordshire. An exciting opportunity has arisen at our North Central London Division for a Band 7 Physiotherapist to join a well established Unplanned Care Therapy Team based in Edgware Community Hospital, Barnet, North London. The Trust is committed to equal opportunities and ensuring equality and diversity in the workplace.

The successful applicant will receive regular supervision have access to a wide range of development opportunities to support their continued professional development. There are also monthly peer support groups and regular supervision/appraisals. This is an opportunity for someone who wants to make a real difference in the communities and gain a wide perspective in a range of clinical areas/pathways and new ways of working.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for a Physiotherapist (PT) with Community Therapy experience, enthusiasm and innovative working practice. The role would suit someone looking to develop their Community working with a supportive and friendly team. Excellent communication (Written and Verbal) skills are required for multidisciplinary working, problem solving, and collaborative working with Community partners/Acute discharge teams.

The successful post holders should have a Bsc/Msc in Occupational Therapy and current HCPC membership. They should be highly organised with skills to complete specialised PT assessments in patient's homes, using evidence based tools and approaches to identify physical, cognitive and psychosocial impairments and their impact on functional (ADL) tasks. He/she should be able to

About us

Just as we care about our patients' wellbeing, we care about yours!

We can offer you:
  • A comprehensive induction into the community service followed by a local induction to introduce you to the role
  • Car lease scheme *T& C's apply
  • Flexible working options
  • Annual travel card loan
  • Training, support and development in your career

To have a full look at our benefits and what it's like working for us please go here:

Job description

Job responsibilities

To be professionally and legally responsible and accountable for all aspects of your own work, including the management of patients under your care.

To accept clinical responsibility for a designated caseload of patients and to organise this efficiently and effectively about clinical priorities and use of time. To ensure a high standard of clinical care for the patients under your management and provide support to junior staff and assistants to do likewise.

To plan and prioritise own patient workload to undertake the comprehensive assessment of patients, including those with a complex presentation, using investigative, analytical, and clinical reasoning skills.

Please refer to Job description and personal Specification for outline of skills, knowledge and experience required.

Person Specification



  • oDiploma/degree in Physiotherapy
  • oCurrent HCPC registration
  • oEvidence of up to date CPD portfolio
  • oAttendance at specialist short courses or equivalent CPD activities within the specialist areas of Adult Rehabilitation, Neurology, Orthopaedics, Musculoskeletal Outpatients, Older People Rehabilitation
  • oMember of Professional Body


  • oMember of a Special Interest Group relevant to this post



  • Experience post registration as a Band 5 physiotherapist
  • Experience working at a Junior level in a wide range of specialised clinical areas including outpatients, neurology, rehabilitation, orthopedics and respiratory


  • Experience working with voluntary organisations.
  • Experience in service development projects

Skills & Knowledge


  • Skills in the assessment and treatment of adults with complex multi
  • pathologies
  • Knowledge and understanding of complex medical conditions including multipathologies and falls
  • Knowledge of role of Allied Health Professionals and interdisciplinary team working
  • Ability to apply core Physiotherapy skills across a range of clinical conditions within a client centered, goal setting
  • Knowledge of outcome measures and evidence-based practice
  • Ability to problem solve, prioritise and demonstrate clinical reasoning
  • Good communication and report writing skills, in both verbal and written format
  • Basic IT skills - Microsoft Word, Power point, Excel
  • Teaching of junior staff / students, peers in Inservice training setting
  • Knowledge and understanding of the role of Social Services and voluntary agencies
  • Involvement in Appraisal Scheme


  • Supervision of assistant / junior staff
  • Supervision of Students
  • Knowledge and experience in research and audit
  • Knowledge and understanding of National Service Framework for Older People
  • Knowledge and understanding of NICE and CSP/COT Fallers Guidelines

Key Attributes


  • Personally and professionally responsible
  • Able to self-motivate
  • Able to work as a team member
  • Flexible, adaptable and reliable
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Able to resolve situations of conflict
  • To be occupational health cleared for the role specified
  • Able to work across the four localities which make up West Hertfordshire.
  • To have a full UK drivers' license and have use of a car.

Employer details

Employer name

Central London Community Health Trust


Edgware Community Hospital



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