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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 30/11/2021.

Physiotherapist - Band 5

Job Reference: 327-21-1100

Employer:
Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Redwood House
Location:
Stroud
Salary:
£25,655 to £31,534 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.


Hours per week –37.5

Are you due to graduate in the New Year? Or perhaps you are a newly qualified Physiotherapist or experienced Band 5 who is looking for the next opportunity working in a fast-paced environment as a community physiotherapist?

Are you adaptable, keen to develop your skills and enjoy working as part of a dynamic team? If so, this opportunity is for you!

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

Working as a band 5 in a fully integrated MDT setting, you will manage a varied caseload of patients including neurological rehabilitation, falls assessment and prevention, long term conditions and those requiring rehabilitation under a Home First/reablement pathway.

Very close links exist with the Band 7 Clinical Specialists working in the Falls Assessment and Education service and in neurology.

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

We have 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.

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.

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

For further information please contact:

Philippa Norris-Jones, Physiotherapy Professional Lead, Stroud locality Tuesday-Thursday 9am-5pm on 07775 888551 or

Emily-Jayne Caldwell, Senior Physiotherapist, Monday-Friday on 07870 882646.

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

Closing date: 29th November 2021

Shortlisting date: 30th November 2021

Interview Date: 14th December 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.

This post requires the post holder to be able to undertake all statutory and mandatory training and post holders must be able to undertake physical interventions. Fitness for physical intervention will be assessed by Occupational Health.

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 them liable to dismissal.

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust are proud to have been recognised as a ‘Veteran Aware Trust’, evidencing the provision of the best care for Veterans and driving to improve the care for veterans and their families. Find out more about this by clicking on the link at the right hand side, titled ‘Veterans Covenant Healthcare Alliance’.




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 (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.


Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2/skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. 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.

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



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