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Senior Physiotherapist

Job Reference: 833-AJ-AS-93-21

(AS) Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Neighbourhood Teams
£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.

Following recent funding to enhance the Physiotherapy offer within the Neighbourhood Teams exciting opportunities have arisen for an experienced and enthusiastic Senior Physiotherapists to join the Leeds Community Healthcare Neighbourhood Teams.

The teams are made up of a wide range of healthcare professionals to deliver nursing, therapy and social care. The focus at all times on the individual, either supporting the patient to stay at home, avoid admission or supporting our partners to facilitate hospital discharge.

You will have the opportunity to work within a dynamic multidisciplinary team and develop your skills in community based physiotherapy.

Are you interested in?

  • Contributing to the development of community therapy and rehabilitation in the Neighbourhood Teams
  • Being an integral member of an established Multi-disciplinary team
  • Providing patient centred personalised care
  • Managing your own caseload
  • Experience of rehabilitation post COVID-19, rehabilitation following discharge from hospital and admission avoidance including virtual frailty ward
  • Developing assessment and treatment skills of working with patients who present with a wide variety of conditions
  • Developing leadership skills including the supervision of staff and appraisals
  • Gaining experience in working across professional and organisational boundaries
  • Being able to influence and develop the service in response to Covid-19. This will include different approaches such as digital consultations and other innovative ways of supporting our patients

Do you have/are you?

  • A degree (or equivalent) e.g. BSc, MSc or Diploma entry level qualification in physiotherapy
  • Current HCPC registration
  • Excellent knowledge and relevant experience working as an Physiotherapist
  • Responsive to system pressures and managing resilience within the therapy service
  • Enthusiastic, well-motivated with excellent communication skills and the ability to organise and prioritise your own and other's workload
  • Passionate about providing high quality patient centred care

Due to the nature of the role it is essential that applicants are able to travel independently across the locality and have access to a suitable vehicle for business purposes. The Neighbourhood Teams also require therapists to be able to work between the hours of 8am and 6pm over 7 days.

Why choose us?

At Leeds Community Healthcare we have a strong culture based on deeply-held values. Our focus is to deliver the highest quality care to the people of Leeds. In our most recent CQC evaluation, we were rated "Good", with our Adult Services rated "Outstanding" for caring.

As an employee, you'll benefit from generous annual leave, NHS discount, and our salary sacrifice or car lease schemes. Leeds is a fantastic city not simply for its diversity in culture and cuisine, but it's a top destination for sport and music and is well connected by road, train and plane. Not to mention its home to multiple other NHS and healthcare organisations, including NHS England and NHS Employers. Put simply - if you want to work in healthcare, Leeds is the place to be.

We have a number of posts based across the city.

If you would like more information on the post or to know more about working in the Neighbourhood Teams and the day in the life of a Neighbourhood Team Physiotherapist please contact Fiona Allport, Clinical Pathway Lead on 07868499223

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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