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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 26/09/2021.

Specialist Physiotherapist - Band 6

Job Reference: 201-21-810

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
West CCC Team
Bellair Health Office, Penzance
£32,306 - £39,027 Per annum/Pro rata

Thank you for your interest in working for Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust prides itself in striving to be an employer of choice.

Our Trust objectives are:

  • Improve health and wellbeing and reduce inequalities by working in partnership and creating opportunities for our citizens.
  • Provide safe, high quality, timely and compassionate care and support, in local communities wherever possible, and informed by experience of people who use services.
  • Make Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly a great place to work in health and social care.
  • Working efficiently so health and care funding give maximum benefits.
  • Create the underpinning infrastructure and capabilities that are critical to delivering high quality care and support.

At the NHS, we are reminded every day of how important life is. As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement whether that’s job share, part time or another flexible pattern. In addition, although the role advertised may have a ‘home’ office base indicated, we remain committed to supporting flexibility around workplace locations. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and experienced Physiotherapist to join the Community Rehabilitation Team in Penwith. This is a fixed term contract until the end of March 2022. We are looking for a colleague who has experience of working in the community and wishes to develop his/her rehabilitation skills whilst being part of a dynamic, progressive, integrated multidisciplinary team.

The Community Rehabilitation Team is based at Bellair Health Centre, Penzance and covers the Penwith area (which includes the Isles of Scilly) for community visits.

You will be responsible for the assessment, planning and implementation of patients' rehabilitation, identify problems and needs and set realistic patient led goals. For this post you need to be able to think quickly, problem solve and multi-task in a fast paced working environment.

You will need to have excellent organisational skills combined with a wide knowledge base and experience of working in the community. We use electronic notes systems, so a high level of competence in IT is essential. Experience of RiO is an advantage but full training will be given.

We will offer a supportive working environment in which to develop your clinical and interpersonal skills, a structured in-service training programme alongside annual appraisals and regular supervision.

You must have a driving license and access to a car to fulfil the requirements of the post is essential.

This is a full time role, working 37.5 hours from Monday-Friday, 7 day working may be a future requirement

Informal visits prior to interview are encouraged.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameMelanie FaulknerJob titleTeam Lead Penwith Community Rehabilitation TeamEmail addressmelanie.faulkner5@nhs.netTelephone number01736 571100Additional contact information

Vicky Farrell

Clinical Lead - Penwith Community Rehabilitation Team

To achieve our Trust objectives, we prioritise the development of our staff. To support this, the following opportunities are available:

  • Protected CPD time for registered staff
  • Access to a dedicated central development fund supporting CPD for all staff
  • Leadership and Management development programmes
  • Coaching and mentoring opportunities
  • A full clinical induction programme for operational skills
  • Access to a care certificate programme for our band 1-4 clinical staff
  • A bespoke and robust preceptorship programme to support newly qualified staff
  • Individual professional development programmes

Being part of a successful NHS Foundation Trust brings a portfolio of rewards and benefits for our staff. These include:

Free access to individual HARP portfolios to support revalidation for nursing staff

Free DBS checks where required

Discounts available from retailers, UK hotels and main attractions

NHS Pension Scheme

Salary sacrifice car scheme

Cycle to work scheme

Childcare vouchers

The Trust reimburses all application costs for staff eligible to apply for EU settlement status.

The Trust reserves the right to close this advert once a sufficient number of applications have been submitted. It is encouraged that you complete the application at your earliest convenience to avoid disappointment.

If you are successful at the shortlisting stage of the recruitment process you will be contacted via email regarding interview details.
We are committed to diversity and equality of employment including the employment of current and former service users.

If you are successful, you agree to Occupational Health accessing your health records from your current or previous employer to check the status of your inoculations and screening tests. Appointments are subject to full three year satisfactory references therefore please ensure you include correct contact details for your nominated referees including email addresses.

Any general recruitment queries, please contact our recruitment team on 01208 834644

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) 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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