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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 27/03/2022.

Physiotherapist, Home First North Assessor - Band 6

Job Reference: 201-22-005-B

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
North Home First Team
Home First North - Suite 7, Bodmin
£32,306 - £39,027 Per annum

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.

Great Partner With our partners we will deliver health care that improves people’s quality of life, prevents ill health and reduces inequalities. We will spend our money wisely to achieve high quality outcomes that matter to local people.

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 for an enthusiastic, creative, and experienced Physiotherapist to join the Home First North Team in Bodmin. This is a permanent position with a dynamic, progressive, integrated multiagency, multidisciplinary team.

The Home First team is part of the integrated community team in North Cornwall which includes registered and non-registered nursing, therapy and administrative staff who work closely with partnership organisations to support the intermediate health needs of our local population.

You will be responsible for assessment, planning and implementation of care as part of the D2A process within the wider Home First North Area. You will assist in the interpretation of information relevant to the patient’s condition/progress, identify problems and needs of patient and set realistic goals. You will be based in the Home First team but will in reach into the CATU-community assessment and treatment unit, in Bodmin Hospital, and so follow the patient journey out into the community through Home First and the Community Rehab Team. CATU have an SDEC (same day emergency care) unit for quick assessment and turnaround of community patients.

You will be responsible for supporting our lower band physiotherapists with their clinical work and development.

You will need to have excellent organisational skills combined with a wide knowledge base and experience of working in the community and older person’s services.

We will offer a supportive working environment in which to develop your clinical and interpersonal skills, a structured in-service training programme, appraisal and supervision system. CPD is actively supported through regular supervision and staff training. We have the ‘Long Term Condition’ training and also training to support the Ageing Well Programme which is being piloted within Cornwall.

You would be moving to an area of outstanding national beauty with sandy beaches ideal for families, surfing and windsurfing. The coastal path showcasing some of the most beautiful views of the surrounding area and wildlife. You are near to moorland with Bodmin, Dartmoor and Exmoor close by. The award-winning Eden Project, the Lost Gardens of Heligan, theatres, cinemas, many picturesque fishing villages and coves, the Lizard Peninsula and Lands End.

Relocation fees would be payable in line with policy.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name Julie Spencer

Job titleTeam Lead

Email address

Telephone number 01208 834500

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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