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Highly Specialist Practitioner Physiotherapy/Occupational Therapist

Job Reference: 389-A-20-37872

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Physiotherapy/Occupational Therapy
£37,570 - £43,772 per annum

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Post Title: Highly Specialist Practitioner Occupational Therapist/ Physiotherapist


Grade: Band 7


Salary: Band 7 Scale


Department: Proactive Care Team BDCT


Location: Kensington Street Health Centre Bradford and other Bradford Central Locations

Hours: 37.5 hours Full Time / Part-time job share may be considered



We have an exciting opportunity for a motivated, forward thinking and dynamic Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist to be an instrumental part of developing our new Proactive Care Team.


The Proactive Care Team is a new team that aims to develop and deliver a community based integrated model of healthcare for individuals with the most complex health needs. The team will work in the three Community Partnership areas of the Central Locality in Bradford.


Using a Lead Provider model, BDCFT will work in collaboration with key partners including Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (BTHFT) as well as the GP Federations and Voluntary Sector partners to create a proactive culturally competent and awareMulti-Disciplinary Team (MDT). Team members will work to identify those with highest need and deliver a blend of preventative and recovery focussed interventions in the community, to support a reduction of premature mortality and help deliver improvements for those who are frail and those close to their end of life.


The overall aim of the Proactivewill be to help reduce health inequalities for those with the most complex needs and support a reduction in Accident and Emergency Department (AED) attendances and unplanned admissions whilst also improving access to other existing community-based provision to help sustain good health outcomes.


We are looking to recruit either an Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist who has extensive experience in managing a community caseload and can demonstrate an ability to manage a complex caseload. The post holder will have excellent communication skills and can work effectively as part of a Multi – Disciplinary Team.


We are looking to appoint an individual who has the appropriate qualifications and experience and is able to demonstrate a passion for community therapy, a flexible approach and a drive to develop themselves and the service they work in.


A British driving licence is essential, as is access to a car.


We can offer staff gymnasiums on both hospital sites, final salary pension scheme including life assurance cover and advice on childcare.





Informal Enquiries to:

Jo Boyes Therapy Coordinator


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