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Senior Community Physiotherapist - Band 6

Gloucestershire Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
9 Aug 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen to recruit a dedicated and motivated Physiotherapist to become part of a dynamic and established Integrated Community Team (ICT) within Gloucester.

We are seeking an experienced physiotherapist with a passion for rehabilitation to join the team to work as part of our Rehabilitation, supporting Hospital Discharge & Reablement provision. The service works with patients and multidisciplinary teams (including primary care) developing and delivering personalised care plans that support people to maintain their health and wellbeing, to prevent or delay crises. This includes promoting advanced care planning to enable appropriate responses should a crisis emerge.

If you are an experienced, dynamic and motivated Physiotherapist then we would love to hear from you.

Main duties of the job

As a Band 6 Physiotherapist you will hold a supervisory role for other members of the Physiotherapy team and would be expected to actively engage in this process, along with embedding change within the evolving reablement and home first service.

The post-holder is expected to have day to day operational and supervisory responsibility for more junior staff and rehabilitation assistants, providing leadership, clinical support and training as appropriate.

Physiotherapy appointments will be carried out in patient homes and in assessment and rehabilitation units; predominantly in the community within the post-holders locality. But there might be times when the post-holder is asked to support other localities if required.

You will work as a Band 6 Physiotherapist participating as a member of the community team and independently managing a specialised clinical caseload. At times you might also be required to manage and triage work within the Locality Referral Centre.

The post-holder will assess, formulate, evaluate and monitor specialised rehabilitation care packages which will involve complex decision making within the community, including reablement services and referral centre. The role can require urgent responses to priority cases, and will require negotiation and co-ordination of a number of multidisciplinary team members to deliver specialised rehabilitation care programmes.

About us

Gloucestershire Health & Care Services deliver community health & social care services for adults & older people via a model of locality-based cluster teams. Each of the clusters consist of Nursing, Therapy and Reablement Teams working closely alongside social work professionals to provide support to people within their own homes and within bed based reablement units. We work closely with GPs, local communities, acute and community hospital(s) and other partners to enable people to live as independently and for as long as possible within their own home.

We are a clinically led organisation where individuals are valued for their unique professional contribution to ensuring best patient care. Continuing Professional Development is a key priority and we actively promote and develop the broadening roles that Physiotherapists and Allied Health Professionals are able to contribute. We have an extensive range of Advanced Practitioners, Clinical Specialists, Professional Leads and Non-Medical Prescribers across a wide range of specialisms that actively support clinical colleagues within our organisation. Our well established, structured Clinical Supervision and In Service Training programmes contribute to the learning culture which develops and challenges thinking and practice.

Job description Job responsibilities

The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.

Closing date: 8th August 2022

The Trust aims to recruit and retain the best possible staff who, through the application of their skills, qualification and experience, will make a positive contribution to our business of providing quality health care services. It is the Trusts view that the costs associated with moving house in order to take up a post with us should not restrict our ability to recruit the excellent people we need; therefore, we support staff to relocate with our relocation policy.

This post requires the post holder to be able to undertake all statutory and mandatory training and post holders must be able to undertake physical interventions. Fitness for physical intervention will be assessed by Occupational Health.

A valid UK driving licence plus the use of own transport for business purposes is essential. For qualifying staff the Trust has a Lease Car Scheme in place and also offers a popular Salary Sacrifice Car Scheme with our partner Tusker.

To ensure you fully understand how the Trust, as a Data Controller, will process and store your data please read the attached document Applicant and Staff Privacy Notice prior to applying for the role.

Candidates for any staff appointment shall, when making application, disclose in writing to the Trust whether they are related to any governor. Failure to disclose such a relationship may disqualify a candidate and, if appointed, may render them liable to dismissal.

At Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, we are supportive of the people we care for in the community and aim to provide a fully responsive service to everyone who needs it. This is the same approach we take for our employees. We look to value the skills and experiences of those we work with, whether they are service users, carers, families or those looking to work with us.

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust is part of the NHS. We treat NHS patients according to NHS principles and standards. The difference is the Trust is accountable to local people, rather than to Government, and so we are able to work closely with our community to develop services in the way that best suits the needs of local people.

Person Specification Essential Criteria Essential
  • HCPC Registration
  • Diploma / Degree in Physiotherapy
  • Full UK Driving Licence
Desirable Criteria Desirable
  • Membership to a relevant professional body e.g. CSP

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