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Senior Physiotherapist

Job Reference: 432-HR5200

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
Colchester General Hospital, Colchester
Starting salary will be £28,050 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.

Band 6 Senior Physiotherapist

The Physiotherapy Department at East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust Colchester provides services across both secondary care and primary care. We serve a population of over 300,000 in sub-urban and rural areas around the ancient Roman town of Colchester in North East Essex. Colchester is a University and Garrison town, with excellent local amenities, good housing and schools. Good access by road or rail to London, the coast and also to Europe via Harwich, or Stansted Airport.

As a Senior Physiotherapist you will be supported in your development by highly skilled Extended Scope Physiotherapists and Specialist Physiotherapists. We are a large friendly, forward thinking and very supportive team with a wealth of experience.

This new post to our rotational scheme is a clinically focused role with every opportunity to influence how the services are delivered and developed. You will be working within a large integrated multi-disciplinary team with an excellent reputation and have opportunities to further your expertise. The post-holder will be expected to work as part of seven day and extended hours rota and participate in out of hours on- call service.

As a rotational Physiotherapist you will have the opportunity to participate in 12 month rotations in various specialities: Orthopaedic/MSK, Stroke, Neuro-rehab, Respiratory, Surgical, Medicine, Care of Elderly, Amputee-rehab and EAU/ A&E. We provide excellent opportunities for CPD, regular structured supervision, annual appraisals and personal development plans.

Please note that this role is subject to a DBS check which will be charged to the successful candidate. Full details can be found within the ‘DBS Information’ documents attached to this advert.

The interview will contain a practical scenario and therefore applicants must be able to attend in person. Skype or telephone interviews will not be possible.

For further information please email

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.

UK Registration

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

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