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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 16/03/2022.

Specialist Physiotherapist Band 6 - Band 6

Job Reference: 201-22-390

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
West LD Team
Kernow Building, Pool
£32,306 - £39,027 Pro rata

Thank you for your interest in joining us at Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. We pride ourselves in striving to be an employer of choice.

Great Care We will deliver safe, high quality, consistent and personalised care based on best practice. We are working to be a responsive organisation that listens and learns.

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Great People We will work together with our staff to create an organisation that supports our collective health and wellbeing. We will attract, retain and develop great people, and embed a caring, open, inclusive and restorative just culture that supports us to deliver quality care.

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As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us, 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 a 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.

Successful applicants will be an NHS employee and may therefore have contact with vulnerable service users. During the C19 pandemic, it has been necessary to take significant steps to protect the health and safety of our staff, service users and those attending our sites. Unless exempt, we encourage and support staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best line of defence against C19.

An exciting opportunity has arisen within Cornwall Foundation Trust for a specialist physiotherapist to work within the Adult Community Learning Disabilities Service.

The service line was recently rated as ‘Good’ overall by the Care Quality Commission (2017). The Learning Disabilities Service received an outstanding rating for ‘Caring’.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and well-motivated physiotherapist to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team, providing services to adults with Learning Disabilities within Cornwall. Based in Pool, and as part of the West Community Team, the post holder will be expected to cover the physiotherapy caseload predominantly in the west of the county.

The community learning disability team consists of nurses, psychologists, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, psychiatrists, healthcare assistants and assistant practitioners. The post holder will work with clients in a variety of settings and with staff across a variety of agencies.

The physiotherapy team is a small but well established and innovative team working with people with complex needs across the county. The successful candidate will have the ability to work autonomously but with support of an MDT and other members of the physiotherapy team.

Previous knowledge and experience of specialist interventions such as postural management, hydrotherapy and rebound therapy would be desirable. However in-service and external training are an integral part of the role and could cover these specialist areas. As part of this, there will be an expectation for some flexible working across the county and both teams.

We would welcome applications from experienced HCPC Registered Physiotherapists with experience of working with people who have a learning disability. However, applicants who can demonstrate transferable skills from other relevant clinical specialties eg paediatric, neurological services, wheelchair services will be considered. Knowledge and passion to work with and improve the health outcomes of people with learning disabilities is essential. You will need to have the ability to travel within a large geographical area.

CPD is fully supported and encouraged, statutory and mandatory training is provided, and there are opportunities and dedicated time provided for supervision and development. Supervision and support for the successful applicant will be provided by the Lead Physiotherapist and the West Team Manager.

This post is 21.5 hours per week but there is an opportunity to be flexible with hours.

For an informal chat or further information please contact Claire Cocquyt, Clinical Lead Physiotherapist, Carew House, Beacon Technology Park, Dunmere Road, Bodmin, Cornwall. 01208 834455 or 07899 965854.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name Claire Cocquyt

Job title Clinical Lead Physiotherapist

Email address

Telephone number 01208 834555

We are proud to prioritise the development of our people and have the following opportunities available:

  • Career conversations with development plans for succession planning and talent management
  • Protected CPD time for registered staff
  • Access to a central development fund supporting CPD for all staff
  • Leadership and Management programmes
  • Coaching and mentoring opportunities
  • Clinical induction programme for operational skills
  • Access to a care certificate programme for band 1-4 clinical staff
  • A 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:

  • Suite of health and wellbeing initiatives to support colleagues physical and mental health
  • 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

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

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