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Acute Hospital at Home Physiotherapist

Job Reference: 405-18-PT390AHAH-A

Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Dorchester, Dorchester
£23,023 - £29,608 per annum

Outstanding Hospital

We are the largest and most diverse employer in West Dorset with over 3,000 staff providing an acute hospital service to a population of over 250,000.

Our Mission is to provide outstanding care for people in ways which matter to them and to achieve this we ensure our values of Integrity, Respect, Teamwork and Excellence is at the core of everything we do.

Outstanding Location

West Dorset with its outstanding scenery and rugged coastline is characterised by a number of small towns, each with a distinct identity. The coastline is protected by World Heritage as a site of outstanding natural beauty.

Dorchester is an intriguing mix of historic and the modern, with the new Brewery Square development offering a vibrant and sophisticated leisure and shopping complex.

The local schools are amongst the best in the country with a mix of public and private education.

The hospital is close to the town centre of Dorchester, and has excellent bus and rail networks, making the major centres of Bournemouth, Bath, Southampton, Exeter and Bristol easily accessible

Outstanding Rewards

NHS Discount Scheme – free to join and a huge range of discounts for NHS staff

Childcare Support – our staff receive discounted rates at Sunny Days Nurseries and we also provide a childcare voucher scheme.

Cycle to Work Scheme – we run a Cycle to Work Scheme, offering savings on the cost of a new bike plus cycling equipment

Pension – the NHS offers one of the UK’s best pension schemes with an excellent package of benefits

Flexible working – a range options including compressed hours, term-time contracts and part-time working

Staff Recognition – as well as regular appraisals, local and corporate inductions, we recognise the great work of our staff through the Monthly Hospital Heroes Award and the Annual Gem Awards

Employee Support and Wellbeing– A free, confidential counselling service for both work and non-work related matters. A physiotherapy service is also available.

Oustanding Career

Urgent & Unscheduled Care

Acute Hospital at Home Service - DCHFT

Physiotherapist Band 5 with progression to Band 6

Reports to: Team Lead/Service Manager/Matron /Head of Therapies

An opportunity has arisen to work in an exciting integrated model for the delivery of patient care in Dorset County Hospital’s Acute Hospital at Home service. This service proactively manages and treats a defined caseload of acute medical & rehab patients, who have complex care needs in the short term, on a multi-disciplinary basis in their usual residence.

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Patients are offered continuity of care by following them from hospital into the community and the post provides the opportunity to work more closely with community and primary care colleagues in a seamless service. We are looking for a dynamic Physiotherapist with some rotational experience, to work in our multi-disciplinary team, ensuring a patient focused and individualised approach. Ideally you will have acute and community experience and have experience of effective multi-disciplinary team working in its widest sense

This is a service with the patient’s needs at its heart and aims to support admission avoidance and early discharge. The focus of the service is the frail elderly which is important in Dorset given that 29% of the population is of retirement age

The Service is based in the hospital at Dorchester, the traditional county town of West Dorset, made famous by the novels of Thomas Hardy. The town has a quiet centre, although with the influx of people relocating from London, Essex, the Midlands and Home Counties, new shops and restaurants have opened adding to the mix of modern and traditional.

West Dorset with its outstanding scenery and rugged coastline is a most enjoyable part of the country, characterised by a number of small towns, each with a distinct identity.

Whatever your outdoor pursuit you can find it here, for example: hiking, wall climbing, horse riding or water sports such as sailing, surfing, kayaking ,diving and so much more! You will find excellent transport links to London & Bath.

The hospital is close to the town and is on one site. It is easily accessed by bus and rail networks and there is parking on site.

*Previous applicants need not apply*
For further details / informal visits contact:

Pat McCormack, Team Lead, on 01305 254944.


Please read the job description/person specification carefully to ensure your application reflects the knowledge, skills and experience required

The closing date/interview date is subject to amendment; this vacancy may expire at short notice. All correspondence with applicants will be via email. If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks please contact us on 01305 254655 to find out whether you have been shortlisted

DBS - If you join us and need a new DBS check, we will recover the costs through a salary deduction (£44 - enhanced check or £26 - standard)

Applicants who subscribe to the update service or have a valid portable DBS will not incur a charge. There will be no charge to Volunteers/newly hired apprentices. Employees within AfC pay bands 1-4 can choose to pay through salary deductions over 3 months

VISA - Tier 2 visa applicants who are coming to work in an occupation defined by the relevant Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code, and their adult dependants, will need to provide a criminal record certificate from any country they have lived for 12 months or more in the past 10 years.

TRAC - We recommend that you apply for all vacancies directly through our Trust website job vacancies page. However, should you apply via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our Trac recruitment system. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, and furthermore, as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post, you are agreeing to Dorset County Hospital transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are appointed to a post information will also be transferred into the national NHS ESR system.

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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