Specialist Physiotherapist

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 a year Salary dependent on experience
Closing date
10 Aug 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Specialist Physiotherapist, Band 6

We are delighted to let you know about an exciting opportunity for a Specialist Physiotherapist with a passion for stroke rehabilitation and a commitment to stroke survivors in supporting them to have the best possible quality of life. If this is you, then maybe this is your time to join the NCIC Early Supported Stroke Discharge (ESSD) service! The successful applicant will work in the West ESSD Team, covering Workington and Copeland ICC areas and will need to demonstrate a high level of flexibility, time management and a willingness to embrace change.

Main duties of the job

The ESSD service works closely with acute and community services to provide a seamless transition of care from the acute hospital setting into the community. This will require the ability to travel across these areas and to work flexibly to meet service needs. You will play a key role within a stroke specialist MDT in delivering high quality patient centred care and rehabilitation, to people who have recently experienced a stroke, in their own homes and other community settings. You will work alongside our colleagues on the Cumberland Infirmary hyper acute stroke unit (HASU) and the West Cumberland Hospital stroke ward to facilitate a safe and early discharge for our stroke survivors and use a goal setting approach and range of interventions to progress patient function at home.

You will be expected to work collaboratively across the North Cumbria Stroke Pathway to ensure a seamless provision of stroke services appropriately liaising with statutory and non-statutory partner agencies such as Adult Social Care, the Stroke Association and the Carers' Association. The post is for 37.5 permanent hours.

About us

At NCIC, we have an ambition to deliver outstanding hospital and health services to half a million people. Established on 1st October 2019, the Trust is creating a centre of excellence in providing rural and remote healthcare and provides a wide range of community and acute services throughout north Cumbria and beyond. We're responsible for delivering over 70 services across 15 main locations and we employ more than 6,500 members of staff.

Our 5 key principles demonstrate our belief in the delivery of 'safe, high quality care every time'.
  • Being a clinically led organisation
  • Quality and safety at the heart
  • A positive patient experience every time
  • A great place to work
  • Managing our money well

As an organisation we are serious about supporting a diverse workforce that reflects our local community and are very much focused on being an inclusive and compassionate place to work.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job description and person specification for further information regarding the role and the essential and desirable criteria required to be met by applicants.

Healthcare Professionals returning to practice, moving into new roles or changing clinical environments, may access an agreed preceptorship period.
  • Please ensure that you document evidence of meeting all the essential criteria in the supporting information.
  • If sufficient response is received this post could be closed earlier than the specified closing date, please apply as soon as possible to ensure that your application is considered.

Important Information

Candidates who have been successfully shortlisted for interview will be asked via an email notification to log on to their Trac account to select an interview time. This will usually be within 2 weeks of the closing date.

For candidates applying using a Hotmail account or have strict firewall settings please ensure the following:
  • Junk Mail is checked regularly

Disclosure and Barring Service:

On 28 November 2020, the new Disclosure and Barring Service filtering rules will come into effect.

The changes mean that:
  • youth cautions, reprimands and final warnings will no longer be subject to automatic disclosure
  • the multiple conviction rule has been removed, meaning that if an individual has more than one conviction, regardless of offence type or time passed, each conviction will be considered against the remaining rules individually, rather than being automatically disclosed.

If you are unsure about whether you need to disclose certain criminal record information, free confidential advice may be sought from one of the charity bodies listed below. These bodies can advise you on what you are legally required to declare and may also be able to advise you on how you can disclose criminal record information to a prospective employer and your legal rights when doing so.

Nacro Tel: 0300 123 1999, or email: helpline@nacro.org.uk

Unlock Tel: 01634 247350, email advice@unlock.org.uk or complete the online form on the Unlock website

The Trust is committed to safeguarding adults and children therefore if the post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended) the successful candidate(s) will be subject to a criminal records check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The cost of the DBS must be met by the successful candidate(s) through salary deduction. DBS charges are as follows if applicable to the post:

Standard Check: £18 + Administration cost of £3.85 = £21.85. Deducted at £6.85 from 1st month salary and £5 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

Enhanced Check: £38 + administration cost of £3.90 = £41.90. Deducted at £11.90 from 1st month salary and £10 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

As part of the one of the largest employers in the UK NCIC future employees will have also access to the following benefits.

A lease car may be available for this position; further details will be provided upon appointment if applicable.

27 day holiday scheme rising to 33 after 10 years

Flexible working Scheme

Excellent opportunities for development

Competitive NHS Pension scheme

Access to NHS discounts with retailers and leisure companies

EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) a free, confidential counselling and information service to assist with personal or work-related problems

These schemes are subject to availability

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • oCSP recognised Degree/Diploma or equivalent in Physiotherapy o
  • oHPC registered
  • oMember of Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
  • oEvidence of attendance at relevant post graduate courses.
  • oMentorship/educator qualification
Knowledge Essential
  • oGood Knowledge of Evidence Based Clinical Practice within Rehabilitation and stroke.
  • oKnowledge of national guidelines for stroke and relevant standards and outcome measures.
  • oGood Knowledge of Continuing Professional Development/Lifelong Learning
  • oUnderstanding of Professional Code of Conduct and confidentiality
  • oKnowledge of clinical audit and outcome measures and their use in service improvement
  • oKnowledge of key NHS drivers for change and implications for stroke services.
  • oPrevious experience of the keyworker role.
  • oExperience of working within a community setting.
  • oSome previous experience of working at Band 6 level particularly within neurology and elderly rehabilitation.
  • oExperience of working within the NHS
  • oMember of specialist interest group
skills and aptitudes Essential
  • oAbility to communicate effectively
  • oAbility to work as part of a team
  • oGood organisational and time management skills
  • oAbility to organise workload of self and others
  • oAbility to motivate self and others
  • oGood teaching and presentation skills
  • oRelevant practical physiotherapy skills
  • oThe post holder needs good IT skills, the ability to input data, communicate via email and search for evidence based practice
  • ECDL or equivalent
Personal circumstances Essential
  • oPatient focused
  • Organised
  • Flexible
  • Reliable
  • Enthusiastic
  • Friendly & approachable
Other requirement Essential
  • oMust have access to own transport UK driving licence and access to own vehicle for work purposes.
  • oAble to transport patients as required.
  • oAble to work at other sites as required.
  • oBe adaptable to a growing and changing service.
  • oAble to work weekends as part of a rota system
  • oWilling to actively take part in training of others

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