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Physiotherapist/Occupational Therapist - Older Peoples services

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum pro rata
Closing date
24 Jul 2024

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The Therapy service at Colchester General Hospital is looking for a dynamic experienced Occupational or Physiotherapist to Lead our Older Peoples Wards Therapy service for the next year. We would also welcome applicants interested in a cross-professional job share .

You will manage a group of Physiotherapists, Occupational therapists, therapy assistant practitioners, and therapy assistants, as well as carrying a complex caseload within Inpatient Older Peoples Medicine.

You would also need to be an experienced clinical educator, who is able to take students on placement from local universities.

Main duties of the job

This role will suit a dynamic Therapist who has a broad range of clinical experience in Acute Medicine, Frailty or Older Peoples services and some managerial experience. The post is based in a friendly and forward thinking department, where you will be supported by the professional leads, operations team and the other team leads.

The department is based in Colchester Hospital which is within East Suffolk and North Essex Foundation Trust (ESNEFT). This forms the largest general hospital in the eastern region providing a number of specialist services. The therapy service has a high profile within the trust and thrives on innovation and challenge.

You would be expected to work approx. 1 weekend in 5 as part of 7 day working, and, if a physiotherapist, participate in the respiratory on-call rota.

About us

We are ESNEFT and we provide hospital and community health services to almost one million people across east Suffolk and north Essex. Our dedicated staff deliver care from acute hospitals in Colchester and Ipswich, community hospitals, surgeries, community clinics and in patients' own homes

We are one of the largest NHS organisations in England, employing more than 12,000 staff

We pride ourselves on supporting our staff. We offer a wide range of training and development opportunities, as well as flexible working options

Along with supporting you to achieve your career goals we offer a generous pension scheme, unsocial hours payments (where applicable), 27 days annual leave on commencement (pro rata) and access to a range of NHS discounts. Our Staff Health and Wellbeing programme offer a variety of services

Our philosophy is thatTime Mattersto everyone. Across the Trust, we concentrate on improving the things we do and removing those which cause time delays for our staff and patients

We are investing in our commitment to Time Matters with a partnership with leading electronic patient record (EPR) supplier Epic. This digital transformation will bringwhat'swidely regarded as the world's best EPR system to ESNEFT, transforming life in hospital for staff and patients

If you are passionate about patient care and want to develop your skills and knowledge, then we want to hear from you

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Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details of the responsibilities and duties of this role please see the attached job description.

Person Specification



  • Degree/Diploma in Physio /OT
  • HCPC Registered Physiotherapist / OT
  • Working at Masters Level as demonstrated by ongoing CPD including 'M' level accreditation.


  • Recognised post graduate qualification e.g. MSc Frailty
  • Membership of Special Interest Group



  • Proven post registration experience
  • Proven Senior II level (rotational) experience of working in a relevant speciality
  • Highly specialist knowledge and experience of a wide range of approaches to the management of complex and chronic conditions, demonstrated by expert clinical reasoning.
  • Experience of working within a multidisciplinary / interdisciplinary team


  • Previous experience of student supervision and clinical education
  • Previous experience of formal presentations to multi professional groups
  • Experience of research methodology

Skills and Abilities


  • Excellent time management and organisational skills


  • Competent IT skills
  • Proven clinical leadership ability

Employer details

Employer name

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust


Colchester Hospital

Turner Road



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