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Senior Physiotherapist

Job Reference: 222-LS-627-PHY-A

West London NHS Trust
Home Ward SPA & Rapid Response Team, Southall
£34,961 - £42,010 per annum pro rata inc hcas

West London NHS Trust is one of the most diverse providers of NHS mental and physical care in the UK. We are rated ‘good’ by the Care Quality Commission and ‘outstanding’ for caring and our forensic services.

We are here to care for people with mental and physical illness, helping them to recover and go on to lead full and productive lives. We aim to be the best organisation of our kind in the country.

We provide care and treatment for children, adults and older people living in the London boroughs of Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham and Hounslow, delivering services in the community (at home, in GP surgeries, care homes), hospital, specialist clinics and forensic (secure) units.

Our physical healthcare services include intermediate care services in Hammersmith & Fulham as part of the Community Independence Service partnership.

Our national, specialist and forensic services include:

  • Medium secure services on the St Bernard’s Hospital site in Ealing
  • Services for people with complex and severe personality disorder at the Cassel Hospital in Richmond
  • High secure services at Broadmoor Hospital in Berkshire

We are a teaching Trust with a growing research portfolio, working with academic and industry partners.

Our 3400 staff are dedicated to improving lives, working with patients, service users, carers, families and partners across the communities we serve.

Band 6 Physiotherapist - Home ward Rapid Response


The Home ward Rapid Response Team provides integrated pathways to meet the needs of the local community with the aim of preventing hospital admission. An opportunity has arisen in the Rapid Response Service for an enthusiastic and motivated physiotherapist to work in the community setting. The successful applicant will be part of a multidisciplinary team and be expected to develop extended skills.


The post holder will provide rapid specialised assessment and treatment of patients who have complex physical, psychological and sensory impairments and initiate services to safely avoid unnecessary hospital admission. The successful candidate will share ownership of the Home ward caseload.


The post holder will have a supporting role in the day-to-day operational management of junior staff, delegating activities appropriately and monitoring the quality of care given. The post holder will be expected to support, identify and promote areas for service development.


The post holder will be based at Ealing Hospital and will be completing patient visits within the borough of Ealing. The multidisciplinary Rapid Response team will assess and stabilise patients with urgent care needs in the community. The service operates between the hours of 08.00 and 22.00, seven days a week. Currently, the post holder will be expected to work 12 hour shifts between 08:00 and 22:00, some weekends and bank holidays. The contracted hours are full time (37.5 hpw).


The post holder must hold a relevant qualification with community experience or other comparable/transferable skills. They should have experience in the management of Rehabilitation Support Workers. They should have a good understanding and knowledge of relevant legislation and treatment methods used in this specialist field. They should be a car driver and have access to a car for use at work. They should be adaptable to change and embrace innovation.


Please note, should we experience a high level of applications for this post the vacancy may be closed before the advertised closing date. If you are shortlisted for this post you will be contacted by email, please ensure you check your email regularly. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted as soon as possible after the closing date.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Mairi MacMillan

We reserve the right to close adverts prior to the closing date stated should we receive a high volume of applications. If you do not hear back from us within three weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been short-listed on this occasion.

All staff identified as at-risk and who meet the requirements of the post will be prioritised accordingly.

We offer Relocation packages for some positions (including Band 5 and Band 6 Nurses) - a relocation allowance of up to £8000 is offered for those who meet a required criteria.

Registered Nurses are required to produce their current NMC Revalidation documents/Portfolio at the assessment centre for verification, unless you are a newly qualified nurse from University.

By applying for this post you are agreeing to West London NHS Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a job, you will be required to undergo a pre-employment check which can take between 4-8 weeks. After which your information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system

Please ensure you include professional email addresses and contact numbers for your referees which MUST be at supervisory or managerial capacity covering the last 3 years of employment to date to avoid delay in the recruitment process. If your current/most recent organisation is an NHS trust, we will be requesting one reference from your current line manager/HR department.

West London NHS Trust is committed to safeguarding of all children and vulnerable adults, eliminating discrimination for all groups and achieving equality of opportunity regardless of age, disability, gender, race, religion or belief and sexuality. We aim to create a workforce that is representative of the communities we serve at all levels of seniority within the Trust. We are therefore particularly interested in receiving applications from people from ethnic minority backgrounds’.

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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