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Physiotherapist - Band 5

Job Reference: 327-21-080

Employer:
Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Independent Living Centre
Location:
Cheltenham
Salary:
£24,907 to £30,615 per annum

We love what we do and we think you will, too!

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust was formed in October 2019, following the merger of 2gether NHS Foundation Trust and Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust. The two Trusts joined together to provide integrated mental health, physical health and learning disability services to communities.


Job Title – Physiotherapist – Band 5

Base – Independent Living Centre

Salary – £24,907 to £30,615 per annum

Hours per week – 37.5

We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic Physiotherapist to join our well established Integrated Community Team (ICT) working in the Cheltenham locality.

We are a clinically led organisation where individuals are valued for their unique professional contribution to ensuring best patient care. Continuing Professional Development is a key priority and we actively promote and develop the broadening roles that Physiotherapists and AHPs are able to contribute. We have an extensive range of Advanced Practitioners, Clinical Specialists, Professional Leads and Non-Medical Prescribers across a wide range of specialisms who actively support clinical colleagues within our organisation. Our well established, structured Clinical Supervision and In Service Training programmes contribute to the learning culture which develops and challenges thinking and practice.

As a band 5 Physiotherapist in the ICT you will manage a wide caseload including neurological rehabilitation, falls assessment and prevention and long term conditions working in a fully integrated MDT setting. There will also be opportunities to support patients through the Home First and Reablement pathways.

You will assist in the supervision of students, physiotherapy and reablement assistants.

We have a genuine interest in and commitment to the training and development of our band 5 staff. As a result we have recently developed a band 5 physiotherapy preceptorship programme. The aim of this programme is to equip new graduates with the necessary skills, knowledge base and attributes needed to progress their physiotherapy careers. You will have an experienced band 6 preceptor and will receive regular appraisal and clinical supervision as part of this scheme.

We have developed a comprehensive band 5 training plan relevant to each clinical area, including respiratory, neurology, MSK and falls. In addition to this you will play an active part in the rehabilitation in-service training programme.

Very close links exist with the Physiotherapy Professional Lead and band 7 Clinical Specialists working in the Falls Assessment and Education service and in neurology.

You need to be:

  • Self-motivated
  • Committed to your own personal development
  • A dynamic and flexible team player
  • Committed to provision of a high level of care through evidence based practice

The post holder must have the ability to travel between sites and to patient’s homes when necessary.

For further information please contact: Philippa Norris-Jones, Physiotherapy Professional Lead, Cheltenham locality on 0300 421 8367 or Philippa.Norris-Jones@ghc.nhs.uk / Liz Burrow, Team Manager, on 0300 421 8367 or Liz.Burrow@ghc.nhs.uk

The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.

Closing date: 1st March 2021

Shortlisting date: 2nd March 2021

The Trust aims to recruit and retain the best possible staff who, through the application of their skills, qualification and experience, will make a positive contribution to our business of providing quality health care services. It is the Trust’s view that the costs associated with moving house in order to take up a post with us should not restrict our ability to recruit the excellent people we need, therefore we support staff to relocate with our relocation policy.

A valid UK driving licence plus the use of own transport for business purposes is essential. For qualifying staff the Trust has a Lease Car Scheme in place and also offers a popular Salary Sacrifice Car Scheme with our partner Tusker.

To ensure you fully understand how the Trust, as a Data Controller, will process and store your data please read the attached document ‘ Applicant and Staff Privacy Notice’ prior to applying for the role.

Candidates for any staff appointment shall, when making application, disclose in writing to the Trust whether they are related to any governor. Failure to disclose such a relationship may disqualify a candidate and, if appointed, may render him/her liable to dismissal.




Applicants who have been shortlisted will be contacted via NHS Jobs. Please check your account regularly. If you do not hear from us within 3 weeks of the closing date you have probably not been shortlisted. We are sorry that on some occasions we are unable to let you know the outcome of your application personally. The Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

Please note that all candidates who declare themselves on their application form to be disabled and who meet the essential criteria for the post will be shortlisted in accordance with the Trust’s Two Ticks Pledge on disability.

Applicants should note that all appointments to GHCNHSFT are subject to the completion of a satisfactory 6 month probation period.(excluding Medical Staffing appointments).

Successful candidates are expected to self-fund either an enhanced or standard or basic DBS check, and sign up to the DBS update service if required for the role.

Please note that if you are successful in your application and you have previously worked for an NHS Trust, GHCNHSFT will request confirmation of your previous NHS service from your last NHS employer via the inter authority transfer system to verify service, pension, sick pay entitlement and pay grade. Your permission will be sought at application and /or later in the process.

Flexible working arrangements will be considered. Any request will be set against genuine operational requirements and limitations and it is not obligatory for a manager to accede to the request.

For positions Band 8a and above there is a requirement to participate in an on-call rota to ensure a high quality of care for patients at all times and continued support to all staff with access to the right knowledge and expertise. For further information on this please consult the job description.


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.


Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants


UK Registration

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



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