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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 16/06/2019.


Job Reference: 833-SS-SP-302-19

(SP) Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Community Neurological
£24,214 to £30,112 pa (pro rata)

We are delighted to announce that we have been rated as a “Good” organisation by CQC and our Adults Services were rated ‘Outstanding’ for caring.

Would you like the opportunity to join an evolving community team who are working in Synergy with partners in acute care to improve the stroke pathway in Leeds?

We have an exciting opportunity for a motivated, enthusiastic & hard working physiotherapist to join our Community Stroke Rehabilitation Team. This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience or develop existing knowledge and skills in Neurological Physiotherapy.

We have been given the opportunity to develop our stroke team to expand our criteria and support patients with a complex level of impairment for a 12 week period of rehabilitation. This post is based within the community stroke rehabilitation team but may also provide input to other parts of the wider neurological rehabilitation service if required. The Community Stroke Rehabilitation Team comprises of occupational therapists, physiotherapists, speech and language therapists, dietitians, technical instructors, a nurse, rehabilitation assistants and a psychologist.

As the post holder, you will be carrying out holistic multidisciplinary assessments and physiotherapy assessment and treatment interventions to patients in a variety of community settings. You will also work in an integrated way with colleagues from within the Neighbourhood Teams, the local acute trust and social care. You will be expected to participate in the weekend rota as part of our 7 day service.

We are looking for a Physiotherapist with previous experience of assessment and treatment of neurological conditions. Excellent communication skills, some experience of MDT working and a commitment to personal and service development are also required. Previous experience of working independently in community settings is desirable.

We are a friendly and supportive team who are supported by an organisation that strongly promotes individual development and encourages opportunities to develop personal and professional skills. The successful candidate will have access to regular clinical supervision, in-service training and peer support from highly skilled clinicians both within the team but also the wider neurological service. We are also developing a cross trust training programme with our partners at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust to support our physiotherapists to develop specialist skills and knowledge in the area of stroke and neurological rehabilitation. The team take a collaborative approach to service development, team members are therefore regularly encouraged to support innovations in practice, and participate in service development, research and audit activities.

Due to the nature of the role it is essential that applicants are able to travel independently across the locality and have access to a suitable vehicle for business purposes. If necessary adjustments can be considered in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.

A visit or call to the service is highly recommended prior to applying for this post.

If you are successful in being offered a position which involves working with patients, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The level of check required is dependent upon the position that you have applied for. The Trust will administer the DBS check on your behalf and will recover the cost from your salary. There will be no charge if you are enrolled in the DBS Update Service.

**Please be advised that at all stages of the recruitment process NHS staff from the Yorkshire and Humber region designated ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ will be given priority consideration. If you are ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ please make it clear on your application so that you receive priority consideration.**

Please note: all correspondence regarding this vacancy including the interview process will be sent to your registered NHS jobs e-mail address.

Please ensure you meet all the essential requirements in the person specification before applying for this vacancy.

Recruiting Managers may close an advert once sufficient applications have been received therefore all candidates are strongly advised to complete their application as soon as possible.

If you have not heard within four weeks of the closing date please assume that on this occasion you have been unsuccessful.

The Trust operates a no smoking policy and is a smoke free environment.

We are committed to improving the working lives of our employees and we have an active flexible working policy and welcome applications for job share and flexible working. As an equal opportunities employer we also welcome applications from anyone, irrespective of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, religious beliefs or disability as we embrace diversity within our workforce.

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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