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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 01/07/2020.

Physiotherapist - Early Supported Discharge Service

Job Reference: 358-2390745-CSI

University Hospitals of Leicester
Leicester General Hospital, Leicester
£31,365 - £37,890 Per ann


Band 6 Physiotherapist Early Supported Discharge Service

30 hours/week (0.8wte) Other part time hours and bank positions may be considered

Permanent; based at Leicester General Hospital

Mon – Fri (plus weekend and Bank Holiday roster)

This is a specialist stroke role based in the Early Supported Discharge Service (ESDS) at Leicester General Hospital which is part of the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS trust.

The ESDS team support acute stroke patients being discharged home by providing therapy within the home environment on a daily basis. The team comprises of Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Stroke Specialist Nurses, Clinical Psychologist and Therapy Support workers who work together and support each other to provide a seamless service for their patients. This service has been recognised for its “Caring at its best” ethos and regularly receives excellent feedback from patients and carers. It is part of a successful stroke pathway which also includes the acute stroke unit, stroke rehab wards and a community stroke and neurology service.

If you are the successful candidate for this post you will work across the counties of Leicestershire and Rutland in order to support the safe discharge of stroke patients from hospital. You will be responsible for managing your own caseload, carrying out assessments, treatments and interventions in the patients own homes. You must have experience of working with stroke patients and a genuine desire to work in this field. You will demonstrate excellent communication and time management skills and be able to work on your own and within a team. Being organised and driven to provide the best patient service is an essential requirement. Experience of being a clinical educator and of being involved in research and audit will be helpful but we can support you with this if you are successful.

You must be a car owner and driver.

Working here you will receive regular supervision, appraisal and will benefit from a comprehensive induction package at local and trust level. You will be able to develop your skills within this specialty supported by experienced senior staff, in-service training and external courses. You will be expected to take an active role in your continuous personal development and the development of your colleagues and the service.





For further details / informal visits contact:

Cathie Parkinson cathie.parkinson@uhl-tr.nhs.uk0116 258 4059

Jenna Oldham 0116 258 8862

We will close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of application forms.

Preference will be given in the first instance to existing NHS employees within the East Midlands healthcare community who are ‘at risk’ of redundancy. Such employees within the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust will be considered first.”

Important Information

Applications will be transferred to TRAC system, by completing an application you are giving authorisation for the transfer of your data.

Correspondence regarding your application will be sent to you by email via a TRAC system account.

UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We especially welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria for the job will be interviewed if you indicate you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme. If you require a reasonable adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible.

Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) .

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-EEA candidates may not be appointed, if a suitable EU/EEA candidate is successful. This is due to the fact that it is unlikely the Trust would be able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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