Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
28 Sep 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, creative and experienced Physiotherapist to join the North Inpatient/Community Rehabilitation team.

We are looking for a flexible, reliable person who enjoys working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, with leadership qualities.

This post will cover both inpatient and community rehabilitation patients with a complex and varied caseload, covering a wide variety of conditions including, orthopaedics, MS, MND, Parkinson's, amputees, falls and frailty. Every visit and treatment plan is different bringing variety and challenge to each working day. The community area covers from Bude to Bodmin over to Launceston in the East.

The position is a full-time post based at Stratton Hospital covering our small 17 bed community hospital in addition to covering community rehab team referrals. There is an expectation that it will be approx. a 50:50 split between inpatient and community work.

Alternately, there is the option to offer two part-time posts of 18.75 hrs each. One would be based at Stratton, predominately inpatients with some in-reach/outreach around the Bude area. The other would be predominately community with base to be agreed.

Please indicate clearly within your supporting statement which post you are interested in.

The post holder will work closely with other members of the Physiotherapy team, Occupational Therapy colleagues and the wider multidisciplinary team.

Main duties of the job

The purpose of the post is:
  • To provide a high standard physiotherapy service, performing advanced assessments of patients including those with highly complex presentations, and from this formulating a diagnosis and treatment
  • To provide leadership for support staff and junior staff through supervision, training and
  • To participate in the planning and development of Physiotherapy Services within each
  • Model and deliver excellent evidence based clinical care, working as an autonomous physiotherapist

To in reach into community hospital to facilitate early discharge into the community and to continue rehabilitation in the community setting.

About us

We're an NHS community and mental health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people's physical and mental health. We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability.

We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you'll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK.

Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff.

We work in people's homes, in community clinics and bases. Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner.

Just over 532,000 people live here. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon. As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increases the numbers of people who use our services.

Job description Job responsibilities

To view a detailed job description and person specification including the main responsibilities of this role please see supporting documents.

Person Specification Education / Qualifications Essential
  • Professional Qualification - Degree or Diploma in Physiotherapy
  • Current Professional registration - HCPC
  • IELTS unless qualification taken in English
  • Member of Chartered Society of Physiotherapists
Experience Essential
  • Extensive experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Broad range of post graduate experience of medical, surgical, orthopaedic and neurological settings
  • Extensive post-registration with some experience at Band 5 or above
  • A broad range of clinical experience in a variety of community and inpatient settings.
Skills and Aptitude Essential
  • High level of assessment and treatment skills
  • Commitment to and understanding of teams and team working demonstrating awareness of resource management

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