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Community Physiotherapist Band 6 (Copeland)

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
Cleator Moor
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
22 Mar 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Full Time 37.5 hours per week

Are you looking for a new challenge?

We are looking for a physiotherapist who is forward thinking and passionate about patient care and rehabilitation. The post is based with the Copeland Rehabilitation Team, which includes the Western Lake District.

We are looking for someone who enjoys the stimulus of working in a team, and is happy to contribute ideas towards developing the service, but someone who can also be confident in their clinical judgement to work alone as required.

You will need to be experienced in managing patients with a variety of conditions, and be able to use your assessment and clinical judgement skills to the full. Ideally, you will also have some community experience.

Our team has a varied caseload, and patients are seen in their own homes (including residential and nursing homes); in community hospital beds or Interim Health beds; in group-based sessions or as individual outpatients.

The team works very closely with members of the MDT, as well as Adult Social Care and other agencies, and is part of the wider team of the Copeland ICC .

7 day working is required on a rota basis.

Previous applicants need not apply

Informal visits or queries welcome from existing experienced Band 6's, and also from those thinking about their next career progression. 01946 853333 option 5

Main duties of the job

The main function of the Community Rehabilitation Team within the ICC is the prevention of unnecessary hospital admissions, facilitation of early discharge from the hospital setting and provision of patient centred support. This may be in the form of rehabilitation and/or care support plans.

You will be expected to be part of our Lead Professional of the Day rota, Discharge to Assess and contribute to the rapid response functions of the team.

The ICC also delivers group based rehabilitation, and provides input to the in-patients of Copeland Unit and the local health-funded Interim beds.

The post holder will use their professional knowledge and skills to support physiotherapy students on placement, and contribute to the ongoing learning and development of staff within the team and local MDT.

The successful applicant would be supported by a team of Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Assistant Practitioners, Rehab Assistants, Home Care Practitioners and Hub coordination staff. We work very closely with the local GPs, District Nurses and Mental Health Team, as well as Adult Social Care and other agencies.

The core working hours of the service are Mon to Fri 8.30-16.30 but the post holder will be included on a rota to cover late shifts, weekend working and Bank Holidays. This is to support ICC working 7 days a week, 365 days a year 8am until 8pm.

As the post is a community post, a car driver is essential. A lease car scheme is available if required.

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.

Across the North East and North Cumbria we are working together to deliver our ambition to be the greenest region in England by 2030. There is an expectation for all staff to support this by familiarising yourself with the Trust's sustainability initiatives such as waste and recycling, going paperless, videoconferencing, sustainable transport and others.

We encourage you to think about what you can do as an individual and within your team to contribute in to embedding carbon reduction into the everyday running of our organisation.

Job description Job responsibilities

Healthcare Professionals returning to practice, moving into new roles or changing clinical environments, may access an agreed preceptorship period.

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.

Relocation assistance may be available for successful applicants moving to the region for certain posts. Please see our Policy for eligible vacancies?
  • 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

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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:

Unlock Tel: 01634 247350, email 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 Experience Essential
  • Completion of core junior rotations (Respiratory/neurological/musculo-skeletal/elderly care)
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development
  • Experience of working within the NHS
  • Previous experience of working at a Band 6 level
  • Experience of working within a community setting.
  • Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Teaching / Mentoring of healthcare professionals
Qualifications Essential
  • CSP recognised Degree/Diploma or equivalent in Physiotherapy
  • HCPC registered
  • Evidence of attendance at relevant post graduate courses
  • Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
Knowledge Essential
  • Good Knowledge of Evidence Based Clinical Practice within Rehabilitation
  • Good Knowledge of Continuing Professional Development/Lifelong Learning
  • Knowledge and understanding of Clinical Governance including Risk Management
  • Understanding of Professional Code of Conduct and confidentiality
  • Knowledge of key NHS drivers for change and implications for Physiotherapy services
  • Knowledge of management of patients with long-term conditions and falls
  • Knowledge of clinical audit and outcome measures, and their use in service improvement
Skills & Aptitudes Essential
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Good organisational and time management skills.
  • Ability to organise workload of self and others.
  • Ability to motivate self and others
  • Relevant practical physiotherapy skills
  • The post holder needs good IT skills, the ability to input data, communicate via email and search for evidence based practice.
Personal Circumstances Essential
  • Patient focused.
  • Full UK driving licence required - Able to travel independently, (and at times) transport patients and /or equipment across the locality.
  • Able to work 7 days per week.
  • Flexible. Reliable. Friendly and approachable.

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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