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Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The Community Neurological Team based in Worthing and covering the Coastal South East area is seeking to employ an experienced physiotherapist to join the team. You will be working with clients who have neurological conditions such as Parkinson's Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Motor Neurone Disease and Stroke.

Main duties of the job

The role will be to assess new clients in the community setting for therapy input and support a caseload of existing clients in all aspects of their care. You will work alongside other physiotherapists within the team and be responsible for delegating work to rehabilitation technicians and also have a supervisory role for band 5 physiotherapists within the team. You will work alongside the other therapy and nursing staff in planning a multi-disciplinary approach to care.

About us

We are the main provider of NHS community services across East and West Sussex. Our 6,000 staff serve a population of 1.3 million providing essential medical, nursing, and therapeutic care to adults and children.

Our Trust vision is to provide excellent care at the heart of the community, helping people plan, manage, adapt to changes in their health, supporting avoidable hospital admissions and reducing hospital stay times.

We have opportunities for everyone across our wide variety of services including medical, clinical, support and corporate services.

Why work for us?
  • Positive 2023 NHS Staff Survey results, scoring highly in compassionate culture & leadership, and staff wellbeing support
  • Variety of working environments across the community, in patients' homes, within our community hospitals and bases across the county
  • Supportive flexible working patterns such as: part time, flexi time, annualised hours, and flexi retirement options
  • Excellent training and development opportunities
  • Research opportunities
  • Cost-effective workplace nurseries in Crawley, Hove and Brighton
  • Thriving BAME, Disability and Wellbeing, LGBT+ and Religion and Belief staff networks
  • Level 3 accredited Disability Confident Leader, committed to creating inclusive workplaces
  • Veteran Aware Trust, achieving accreditation from Veterans Covenant Healthcare Alliance (VCHA)
  • Located in stunning Sussex, with easy access to the South Downs and the coast
  • Access to a wide range of benefits and discounts for NHS staff

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To work as a band 6 registered professional within the Community Neurological Rehabilitation Team South:
  • To manage a caseload of patients with a variety of neurological conditions.
  • To formulate and deliver a generic and specialised treatment programme based on a sound knowledge of evidence-based practice and treatment options using clinical assessment and reasoning skills.
  • To treat all patients with respect and courtesy, maintaining dignity and respecting individual needs and differences, both physical and cultural.
  • To be involved in the support and supervision of staff at Band 2 to 5 level.
  • To act as a clinical educator for undergraduate students within own professional area.
  • To receive and deliver internal training and keep your own Personal Development plans up to date.
  • To take on an audit and evaluation role of the service in which you work.
  • To assist the team with service development initiatives, including implementation of competency frameworks.

Full time or part time 30 hours per week would be considered

Car driver is essential for this post

See JD for further information on the role.

Person Specification



  • Degree/ Diploma or equivalent HPC Registration
  • Evidence of CPT



  • Experience of working as a Band 5 or above in a neurological and/ or community setting for at least 18 months
  • Broad range of experience in community and acute settings.



  • Ability to use and analyse standardised assessments
  • Competent ability to assess and treat a wide range of complex conditions within neurological field.
  • Advanced Manual Handing skills. Knowledge of basic and complex equipment used to facilitate independence.
  • Broad base of general and neurological clinical knowledge. Good use of evidence based practice/ best practice.

Employer details

Employer name

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust


3rd Floor Southfield House

11 Liverpool Gardens


BN11 1RY

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