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Community Physiotherapist

Band 6

Main area
Community Physiotherapists
Band 6
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (Various Hours Considered)
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Various in Erewash
Long Eaton and Ilkeston
£32,306 - £39,027 pa
Salary period
26/10/2021 23:59

The Trust is currently under-represented in terms of individuals from BME backgrounds and welcomes applicants from these communities.  DCHS is also an LGBT inclusive employer.  Selection will be on a basis of merit.  The Trust has achieved the status of a Disability Confident Leader and guarantees to invite to assessment applicants who meet the criteria for the job vacancy.  To ensure the diversity of the workforce and understand the differing needs of our communities, the Trust is committed to the principles of Positive Action.

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Job overview

Are you a looking for an opportunity to develop your Leadership skills as a Band 6 Physiotherapist as part of a well-established MDT providing a range of rehabilitation services?  Do you want exposure to a wide range of community based rehabilitation?

Are you a Physiotherapist looking for a new opportunity?

We are looking for an enthusiastic Band 6 Physiotherapist to join our Outstanding Community Trust. The post, based in Erewash; within the Rapid Response Community Team, which is close to both Nottingham and Derby, is full time although part time hours will be considered.

The successful candidate will have high levels of personal and clinical credibility and the ability to instantly form effective working relationships in a range of work settings.

Main duties of the job

Our Integrated Care Services Teams are enthusiastic with a breadth of experience and a shared goal to offer the highest standard of care to our patients.

All team members are expected to carry their own clinical caseload, attend regular therapy meetings and undertake individual and joint therapy assessments and treatment sessions with members of the MDT where appropriate.

Rehabilitation is delivered to patients in community settings with a focus on improving health and well-being, working toward patient centred goals and preventing hospital admission or facilitating discharge home.

You will be able to develop your knowledge and experience around Falls and Frailty, having the opportunity to work within planned and unplanned teams to prevent hospital admission and facilitate discharge.

Our service is provided 7 days a week between 8.00am and 6.30pm.

Working for our organisation

Our purpose is to provide community health services to a patient population of over one million people in Derbyshire and Derby, as part of Joined Up Care Derbyshire.

We employ around 4,200 substantive staff, caring for patients in 11 community hospitals and more than 30 health centres, as well as in clinics, GP practices, schools, care homes and, increasingly, in people’s own homes and via virtual consultations.

During the pandemic response we have led the implementation of public vaccination centres in collaboration with partners across health and social care.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

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You will have the opportunity to really make a difference in ensuring that quality services are delivered both now and into the future based around our patient needs. We will also work with you regarding your on-going development and revalidation

You will provide leadership to the team, supporting effective caseload management and the timely flow of patients into and out of the service, as well as supporting the  more junior members of the team

You will need to effectively engage with your patients, peer groups, and service users in all elements of your role, leading by example and promoting a supportive and caring culture.  This will require an inclusive, transparent, open approach to your role, whereby you are happy to be accountable to others and to go that extra mile when required.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Diploma/degree in Physiotherapy
  • Registered with HCPC
  • Varied Band 5 experience
  • Evidence of CPD
Desirable criteria
  • Leadership or management course
  • Band 6 experience

Experience and Knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Proven clinical knowledge and expertise
  • Knowledge of NHS agenda and the importance of partnersip working
Desirable criteria
  • Community experience

Skills and Attributes

Essential criteria
  • Communication skills, written and verbal
  • leadership and organisational skills
  • IT/admin skills
  • Car Driver
We are a Living Wage EmployerArmed Forces CovenantApprenticeships logoNo smoking policyHSJ Best places to workMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Age positiveDisability confident leaderCare quality commission - OutstandingDefence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) - GoldArmed Forces Covenant (Silver Award)Stonewall equality policy. Equality and justice for lesbians, gay men, bisexual and trans people.

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship here. It is vital that you provide full and accurate details of your current immigration status on the application form. Overseas applicants applying for entry clearance into the UK must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided in continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Guidance can be found here. Not everyone needs a ‘Skilled Worker’ visa. If you are applying for a vacancy in health or adult social care, check if you’re eligible to apply for the Health and Care Worker visa instead. It’s cheaper to apply for and you do not need to pay the annual immigration health surcharge

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Fiona Buswell-Marsh
Job title
Integrated Community Manager
Email address
Telephone number
Additional information

Becky Williams ICTL 07788388478

If you have problems applying, contact

People Resource Team
Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
1st Floor Kingsway House (Entrance D)
DE22 3LZ
07900 136267 (please note, my normal working days are Mon-Thu)