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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 19/01/2021.

Falls Specialist Physiotherapist - Community Falls Service

Job Reference: 833-AJ-AS-582-20

(AS) Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Community Falls Service
Citywide - Yeadon Health Centre
£31,365 to £37,890 per annum, pro rata

We are delighted to announce that we have been rated as a “Good” organisation by CQC and our Adults Services were rated ‘Outstanding’ for caring.

Community Falls Service - due to developments in the Trust falls and service pathways, an exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated and enthusiastic Band 6 Physiotherapist to work in the citywide specialist Community Falls Service. This is a great opportunity to join the Community Falls Service as we continue to develop new ways of working and implement innovative pathways to support older people to maintain their independence and reduce their risk of falling.

As a falls specialist you will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team in the community setting alongside other Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and Therapy Technical Instructors. You will be responsible for:

. Providing comprehensive multi-factorial specialist falls risk assessments and interventions to complex high risk falls patients in the community

. Providing specialist physiotherapy assessments, and evidence-based and goal-orientate d interventions to this client group with highly complex presentations and multi-pathologies

. Acting as a source of specialist advice, support and education regarding falls assessment, prevention and management to other community healthcare professionals, working particularly closely with the Neighbourhood Teams

. Providing a triage role through the integrated falls referral pathway

There will also be the opportunity to develop specialist skills in vestibular assessment and rehabilitation.

You will need to demonstrate excellent communication skills and have experience of multi-disciplinary working with older people. Experience of community working, and falls assessment and management is also essential for this role.

The service operates Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm.

Due to the nature of the role, a car driver is essential.

If you are successful in being offered a position which involves working with patients, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The level of check required is dependent upon the position that you have applied for. The Trust will administer the DBS check on your behalf and will recover the cost from your salary. There will be no charge if you are enrolled in the DBS Update Service.

**Please be advised that at all stages of the recruitment process NHS staff from the Yorkshire and Humber region designated ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ will be given priority consideration. If you are ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ please make it clear on your application so that you receive priority consideration.**

Please note: all correspondence regarding this vacancy including the interview process will be sent to your registered NHS jobs e-mail address.

Please ensure you meet all the essential requirements in the person specification before applying for this vacancy.

Recruiting Managers may close an advert once sufficient applications have been received therefore all candidates are strongly advised to complete their application as soon as possible.

If you have not heard within four weeks of the closing date please assume that on this occasion you have been unsuccessful.

The Trust operates a no smoking policy and is a smoke free environment.

We are committed to improving the working lives of our employees and we have an active flexible working policy and welcome applications for job share and flexible working. As an equal opportunities employer we also welcome applications from anyone, irrespective of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, religious beliefs or disability as we embrace diversity within our workforce.

We are also looking for applicants with lived experience of providing unpaid care and/or support to a family member or friend with a disability, health condition, frailty, mental health problem, addiction or other health and care needs.

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.

UK Registration

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

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