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Specialist Weight Management Physiotherapist (2 vacancies)

Job Reference: 833-SS-SP-530-21

(SP) Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Tier 3 Weight Management Service
£32,306 to £39,027 pa (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.

Are you passionate about Weight Management?
• Do you enjoy Multidisciplinary Working?
• Are you ready for a new challenge / responsibilities in your Physiotherapy career?

We are a small friendly Specialist Weight Management team in Leeds Community Healthcare, LCH (Approx 5 WTE in total). We are looking to recruit to a Permanent 0.5 WTE Band 6 Physiotherapist and Temporary 0.5 WTE Band 6 Physiotherapist with a special interest in Weight Management. Presently our service is virtual, however as part of reset it is likely in the future we may offer both virtual face-to-face sessions.

You would work alongside 1.4 WTE Band 6 dietitians, a 1.0 WTE Band 4 weight management facilitator, and 1.0 WTE Band 2 administrator. You will be supported by a Band 7 operational lead and a Band 7 clinical lead (Dietitian). You will carry out screening assessments and delivery of care in a 1:1 and group setting with patients and will also attend regular specialist Multidisciplinary team meetings when required with a consultant Medic, Consultant psychiatrist and a CBT Therapist to help decide the appropriateness for referral on to Tier 4 Services (Surgery). There may also be the possibility of working in conjunction with the LCH core MSK physiotherapy service.

What we offer?
We are a team that pride ourselves on supporting each other. We would support you via our Band 7 clinical lead role in various ways including our appraisal process. Our supportive environment enables staff to influence change. We are proud of our innovative ways of working in audit and research in practice and keen for you to help us provide evidence of the effectiveness of our service.

About Leeds
As a city Leeds is a vibrant and diverse place to live and work. Local attractions include First Direct Arena, Trinity and Victoria Gate Shopping Centres, making Leeds a great location for leisure in the UK. As for well-being, Leeds is a very active city with numerous parks, gyms and prestigious sporting events. As we are close to the Yorkshire Dales, Leeds is an ideal place to balance city life near to the countryside.

Important Information
You may be required to travel around the city and for this reason you must be a car driver/owner. You must be HCPC registered as a Physiotherapist.

If you have any questions please call the department on 0113 8430894 and ask to speak to Barry Cullen.

We would expect the candidate to possess the values of Leeds Community Healthcare trust. The candidate should be an excellent communicator who has the ability to network, which will be required to build connections with other tier 3 physiotherapists nationally.

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 (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.

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