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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 01/11/2020.

Community Physiotherapist

Job Reference: 383-SPE-878-20-A

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Mental Health Physiotherapy
Chesterfield Royal Hospital - Education Ctre, Chesterfield Rd, Calow, Chesterfield S44 5BL or Kingsway Hospital, Chesterfield
£31,365-£37,890 pa, pro rata

Want to make a real difference and have a truly rewarding career? Join 'Team Derbyshire Healthcare' and become part of a talented, compassionate and enthusiastic workforce committed to a vision of ‘making a positive difference in people's lives’.

We’ve been rated ‘good’ overall by the CQC, with some outstanding services. The CQC commented at our most recent inspection on how our colleagues “treated patients with compassion and kindness” and “felt positive and proud about working for the trust.”

Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of Derbyshire Healthcare and our Chief Executive, Ifti Majid, is a national advocate on these issues. We are actively seeking to increase diversity in our workforce through our recruitment activities. Selection will be on the basis of merit and we are committed to the principles of positive action, to address any imbalances of opportunity.

We are committed to ensuring that all Trust colleagues can work safely during the current Coronavirus crisis. As part of this, the Trust is reviewing job roles in relation to COVID-19 national guidance, in terms of home working, flexibility and safe practice, to ensure positive working environments for staff and the best quality services for patients. Please note that this post may be subject to adjustments in line with COVID-19 national guidance.

Part time, Band 6 Physiotherapist post, within the Derbyshire Mental Health Physiotherapy team.

This is an opportunity to apply for a post that can sculpted to work for both your home life/work balance as well as serving the needs of service users in their own homes.

It is 15 hours and on application, we will accept requests for it to be set primarily in one area of the county, for example North Derbyshire.

There are options to work the 15 days over a number of days and we would also look at annualised hours, for example, work more hours during term times and less during holidays.

We are looking for people with proven mental health Physiotherapy skills to undertake the delivery of a comprehensive, high-quality service, as Physiotherapist to the Mental Health Physiotherapy team at Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

You will be required to effectively prioritise your workload and will be able to respond to competing demands on your time.

You will have excellent communication skills and the ability to liaise with patients, carers and all levels of staff, dealing with calls promptly and sensitively, ensuring that good care is provided on as appropriate.

We will provide training so that you can order basic rehabilitation equipment.

You should have the ability to use specialist knowledge across a range of work procedures acquired via Chartered Physiotherapy qualification, underpinned by further training and at least 18 months' experience or equivalent experience.

The post holder will be able to:

  • Assess mental health patients, develop a treatment programme and decide on appropriate action; make judgments involving highly complex facts, which require interpretation and analysis involving a range of options, on a daily basis.
  • Provide specialist advice to other professional as appropriate re patient treatment.
  • Develop the treatment programme and implement it, advising MDT, physiotherapist assistants how to complete the treatment plan.
  • Use initiative and respond to changes in patients' needs.

Supervision from Band 7 Physiotherapist will be provided and you will part of a well-established team.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Lauren Fordham, Physiotherapist


Srikanth Kota

01332 623700, x 33270

This job may close early if a large number of applications are received. You are advised to submit your application as early as possible to avoid missing your chance to apply.

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