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Band 6 Physiotherapist

Job Reference: 313-A-21-92070-NS

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Community Health Services
£31,365 - £37,890

Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion? Do you share in our ambition to create high quality, compassionate care and wellbeing for all?

Then take a step towards LPT...

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) provides a range of community health, mental health and learning disability services for people of all ages. Delivered through over 100 settings from inpatient wards to out in the community, our 6,500 staff serves over 1m people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Not all Heroes wear capes. Now more than ever, being a #NHSHero is something to be proud about and we are looking for a Rehab Focused Band 6 Physiotherapist to join our Community Therapy Team covering the Inpatient Reablement Unit currently based at the Sovereign Unit.

As a result of service changes there is ongoing significant investment in staffing in order to ensure that services can be delivered by the right therapist in the right place at the right time, with patients receiving timely high quality therapy. Due to this additional funding we have an exciting opportunity to recruit for a full time Band 6 Physiotherapist who is passionate about providing bed based reablement and rehabilitation. The Sovereign Unit Therapy team are jointly commissioned and work holistically with the Social Services and Sovereign Unit Care Team employed by Everdale Grange to provide timely patient centred intervention and discharge. Our patients are referred from a hospital stay – either at an acute local hospital or a community hospital with the goal to be able to return safely home after a further period of therapy intervention and recovery. You will be able to use your physiotherapy skills to:

  • Deliver high quality reablement and rehabilitation to people within bed based reablement over a 1 – 4 week length of stay - building a strong therapeutic relationship and using a 24 hour rehabilitation approach
  • Help people get home from hospital quickly and safely, providing them with reablement interventions to restore their health, wellbeing, independence and confidence
  • Formulate individual patient centered goals, and work as a multidisciplinary team to achieve the best outcome for the service users involved.
  • Utilise your leadership skills within the therapy team to support your colleagues and develop the service to maximise the patient experience.

We are looking for individual who is highly motivated, resilient and proactive with the ability to prioritise their own workload. An individual who uses their initiative and is able to work on their own and as part of a team demonstrating excellent communication and organisational skills and be able to adapt to a ever-changing environment. An individual with a good understanding of Acute and Subacute patient presentations and utilise timely rehabilitation and discharge skills to optimise the patient journey and experience.

If this is you and you can demonstrate that you hold a Degree / Diploma in Physiotherapy, are registered with the HCPC and have evidence of continuing professional development and be able to be flexible to meet the needs of the service then we would love to hear from you!

Our therapy team operates in an integrated holistic way where Occupational Therapist and Physiotherapist and Technical Instructors work synergistically in order to provide the best possible outcomes for our patients. You will be encouraged and supported to grow your skillset, with training, supervision and support from your team and manager, as well as the wider Learning and Development Team.

The Sovereign Unit Therapy Team is attached and supported by the ‘The Warrens Community Therapy Team’ based at Enderby, the majority of your work will be based at The Sovereign Unit but we work as a flexible team and at times you may be required to work to support within the Community Therapy Team providing rehabilitation in patients own homes. As a Community Therapy service we operate Monday to Friday 8-6 including weekend cover. Hours/days worked are based on a rota system. As a Sovereign Unit Therapy team member your usual working hours will be Monday – Friday 8-4. The Trust has adopted an Agile working methodology and the posts advertised fall under this methodology as outlined within the Trust Agile working Policy. If you have any queries about the structure and flexibility of our team please get in touch.


For further information about this post please contact Emma Smith on 07341778502. We welcome you to call or to arrange a visit to the unit as COVID restrictions allow, please check out our twitter account @LPTReablement for further information about what we do.

We are committed to providing the best care that we can to our patients, and so some of our roles involve a Maths and English assessment. Where this is so, details will be shared with you as part of the recruitment process.

Details of our benefits, pledge and other important information about the application process, and working for us is contained in the documents linked to our advert.

For areas where our teams work to staffing rosters, rosters are set in advance at a team level and you will be joining an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date. We will consider requests to vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

To make the most of your application, we may consider successful applicants for vacancies for the same post in different locations where this is appropriate and meets our mutual requirements.

For all substantive roles the appointment of every new member of staff (excluding medical and dental staff) to a post is subject to a 6 month probationary period, details of which are in our Probation Policy.

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our service users. To this end we actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups, including members of our black and minority ethnic communities. All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of undertaking a DBS disclosure at the required level will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary following commencement.

Requests from applicants to work alternative hours to those advertised may be considered.

Applicants who are currently ‘at risk’ within the local NHS, and meeting essential criteria will be given preference for interview over any other candidates who may apply for this post.

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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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