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Community Physiotherapist

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum pro rata for part time
Closing date
29 Mar 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 5
Contract Type
Part Time
We have a new opportunity within the Epping community team for a band 5 Physiotherapist. Are you maybe thinking of returning to practice or a newly registered therapist looking to gain insight and skills within the dynamic community setting.

Main duties of the job

  • To take responsibility for providing, monitoring & developing the Physiotherapy Service within the west Essex Community: Helping patients to engage as independently as possible in activities which enhance their health & wellbeing.
  • This role supports a wide range of presentations supporting both rehabilitation and long term care pathways in the community setting. This includes seeing patients in their own homes, 24 hour care facilities and clinics. To manage a caseload of patients with health & social care needs, using evidence based, client-centered principles to assess, plan, implement & evaluate interventions
  • The community team of West Essex is part of the wider Hertfordshire and West Essex Integrated Care System supporting Out of Hospital Care to support West Essex Residents. The post holder will be working as part of the Integrated neighborhood teals supporting Epping Primary Care Networks with a focus on prevention of admissions, supporting safe discharge as well as provision for rehabilitation for the West Essex population.
  • Flexible working is required, as at times you will be expected to work across sites in our other West Essex localities depending on service needs.

About us
About Us

EPUT provides community health, mental health and learning disability services to support more than 3.2 million people living across Bedfordshire, Essex and Suffolk. Also:
  • We are among the largest employers in the in the East of England region, with more than 10,000 staff working across more than 200 sites.
  • We run the COVID-19 vaccination programme across mid and south Essex and Suffolk and north east Essex.

EPUT was formed on 1 April 2017 following the merger of North Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (NEP) and South Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (SEPT). A new leadership team was established at the Trust in 2020.

CQC says we're still GOOD and now we're OUTSTANDING for caring!

Our vision and values

Our Vision

To be the leading health and wellbeing service in the provision of mental health and community care.

Our Purpose

We care for people every day. What we do together, matters.

Our Values
  • We Care
  • We Learn
  • We Empower

Our strategic objectives
  • We will deliver safe, high quality integrated care services.
  • We will enable each other to be the best that we can.
  • We will work together with our partners to make our services better.
  • We will help our communities to thrive.

Our services
  • Mental Health Services
  • Community Health Services
  • Learning Disabilities Services
  • Social Care

Find out more about the services we offer in ourservice directory.

Job description Job responsibilities

  • To be professionally and legally accountable for all work undertaken. To work within the

  • standards and guidelines of the team, the Trust, CSP, and HPC code of ethics.

  • To undertake physiotherapy assessment of clients with diverse needs through subjective

  • questioning, objective assessment and other written material available.

  • To prioritise factors involved in the clients presenting condition through clinical reasoning

  • based on knowledge of current professional opinion, clients prognosis and other physical,

    social emotional and mental health issues.

  • To set goals for treatment with clients and/or their carer and ensure that care is client

  • centred and agreed by the client and/or their carer.

  • To set and maintain a high standard of clinical practice which is evidence based where

  • possible, using standardised assessment and outcome measures, where appropriate

  • To manage a caseload of clients with simple to complex needs with supervision and

  • guidance as necessary from senior staff. To successfully monitor, evaluate and review

    physiotherapy treatment/interventions within a multi-disciplinary framework and to modify

    as necessary.

  • To use knowledge of other multi-disciplinary roles and external agencies to ensure

  • effective referral management and achieve best client care.

  • To have the ability, knowledge and skills required for moving and handling people in

  • community environments.

  • To ensure client and service records are recorded and maintained on IT databases and

  • that client documentation is according to trust and local policies.

  • To prescribe, delegate and monitor the work of therapy assistants

  • To educate and teach the relevant carers/health workers to participate in on-going

  • rehabilitation care programmes for clients, as appropriate.

  • To actively be involved in the implementation of new specialist clinical services within the

  • Team, with support and guidance from senior physiotherapy staff.

  • To manage clinical risk in own caseload and ensure that rehabilitation assistants and

  • students comply e.g. manual handling risk assessment and local policy regarding lone


  • To maintain and update a Continuing Professional Development Portfolio (CPD).

  • To evaluate your practice through audit and outcome measures with support of senior

  • physiotherapists when required.

  • To work at other sites in the trust if required.

  • Person Specification Qualifications Essential
    • Degree or diploma in Physiotherapy
    • Health Care Profession Council Registration as a Physiotherapist
    Experience Essential
    • Broad placement experience at student level demonstrating a variety of skills and knowledge.
    • Previous experience of working in the UK or a similar health economy as a qualified Physiotherapist. Experience (pre / post registration/ placement) in a variety of core areas to include the following: o Neurology o Respiratory including ITU o Orthopaedics o Rehabilitation of Older people o Community o Multi-pathology patients
    additional Essential
    • Current driving licence
    • Access to appropriate vehicle

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