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Junior Physiotherapist

Job Reference: 432-HR5205

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
Junior Physiotherapist
Ipswich, Ipswich
Starting Salary will be £23,023 Per Annum

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS organisations in the region, employing over 10,000 staff and serving a population of almost 800,000 residents. By merging Colchester and Ipswich hospitals, we can provide the latest treatments locally, and be in a stronger position to save, grow and strengthen the many hospital and community services our residents rely on.

We are an ambitious trust with a simple vision, to provide the communities we serve with excellent healthcare and build a better future for the people of east Suffolk and North Essex. To help us do this, we will work closely with our local partners to deliver more of the joined-up services and care our residents need.

We want the best staff. You want to make a difference.

For our staff and our patients we have the same philosophy: time matters. This new way of working will remove unnecessary stress and frustration caused by the systems we use and the way we work. We will concentrate on removing or improving the things we do that don't work for our patients. For our staff, this means more time to care for patients and greater opportunities to develop skills and experience.

To be the best, we need to attract and keep the best staff. Our size puts us in a strong position to grow, providing more of the latest services. Our scale provides exciting opportunities for development, innovation, research, education and training. Support from technology and logistics will help us see patients at the right time.

So if your ambition matches ours, its time to work together.

Please note that once this advert closes, your application form will be moved to the Trusts' recruitment system, TRAC and therefore all email correspondence will be sent via the TRAC system.

Are you a recently qualified Physiotherapist or completing your MSc or BSc in Physiotherapy in 2019? Come and join us!

Here at ESNEFT we are the largest Trust in the East of England with a fully integrated therapy service working across acute and community. We have a thriving discharge to assess programme and mixed rotations offering our Therapists a really stimulating rotation scheme.

We are looking for talented Physiotherapists with commitment and enthusiasm, team players who are willing to learn and have the ambition to be the best they can be. Our vision for the next five years is to be recognised as the hospital of choice by placing patients at the centre of everything we do, based on principles of quality and safety, access and accountability and continuous improvement.

These are ideal positions for new graduates and will offer you the opportunity to experience a range of core rotations including; respiratory, trauma and orthopaedics, musculoskeletal outpatients, neurology and stroke, complex elderly, emergency therapy, paediatrics, and women’s health. You will work as part of an award winning progressive and innovative integrated therapies team to deliver patient-centred quality care.

The Therapy service has a high profile within the Trust and operates across 7 days and extended day and thrives on innovation and challenge. It has taken a lead role in many developments, which are helping to shape the future of patient pathways within the local area. The successful applicants will demonstrate a high level of communication and organisational skills and work as part of a large service both as effective team members and autonomous practitioners.

You will have recently qualified, or will be currently working in a junior role, and be able to demonstrate a sound clinical knowledge of presenting conditions. A range of student or physiotherapy employment experiences and enthusiasm for the promotion of the Physiotherapy Profession for the future will be advantageous. Our workforce is fully committed to staff development and CPD, with opportunities to specialise and for onward career progression through to Extended Scope Practitioner level.

The candidate will need to be available for interview on Friday 25th January 2019.
For further details / informal visits contact:

For further information or an informal chat please contact Kelly Turner, Integrated Therapy Team lead on 01473 702071 or (01473 712233 - Bleep 927).

This vacancy is open to all applicants, although priority will be given to exisiting NHS At Risk employees working in Essex and Suffolk who meet the essential criteria (excluding all medical recruitment).

Please note that where response levels are exceptional we may close the post before the specified date, therefore early application is recommended. Please make sure that you read the Job Description and Person Specification attached below, and that your statement in support reflects this as your application will be judged against these criteria. When providing reference details please provide email addresses so references can be sought promptly to cover the last 3 years of employment.

The Trust is committed to its staff and their development and to equal opportunities and diversity. Applications are welcomed from all sections of the community. Please be advised that following the new Government’s cap on Tier 2 Immigration, whilst we welcome applications from all and your application will be considered on individual merit, if you are offered a position and require a Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship we may not be able to process your application to the final stage due to the significant reduction of certificates available to us.

In submitting an application form, you authorise East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process should you be appointed to the post.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust; we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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

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