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Senior Physiotherapist

Job Reference: 267-CH1741973

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
Community Health Services
£30,401 to £37,267 per annum

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust has been rated as Good by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

We are a responsive and innovative Foundation Trust that places our values of Caring, Safe and Excellent at the heart of everything we do. We take great pride in our staff and believe that investing in you is key to us achieving our vision of outstanding care delivered by outstanding people.

We work with a wide range of partner organisations to deliver care and support to people in their own homes and from a number of hospitals and community bases. We focus on delivering care as close to home as possible.

We are seeking an enthusiastic, motivated full time Band 6 Physiotherapist to join the Oxford Health Community Therapy Service, based in the South East of the county.

We are looking for a Physiotherapist who is ready to develop their clinical practice and managerial skills within an innovative, friendly and dedicated team or who is already experienced in these areas.

The successful applicant will be part of a multidisciplinary team. They will be expected to manage a caseload of patients referred to the service and to assess and treat people in their own homes.

The Community Therapy Service aims to provide high quality, responsive therapy services working as an integral member of the Integrated Locality Team. Working closely with other multi-disciplinary team members, social services and voluntary organisations for adults with a wide range of complex physical impairments and mental health conditions.

As a band 6 the successful applicant will assist in the supervision and training of physiotherapy students, rehabilitation assistants and be involved in teaching of multidisciplinary staff. They will be supported in gaining knowledge and understanding of the wider physiotherapy service and other relevant services in the locality to ensure appropriate transfer of care of patients on discharge from caseload and to ensure for best and safe practice. They will have evidence of relevant broad post graduate experience, preferably including in the community. They will be able to organise their own travel arrangements to meet the needs of the service and operate as a mobile worker to maximise our ability to meet the demands of the service.

The Community Therapy Service is a seven-day service; therefore some weekend working will be expected.

Community Therapy is at the forefront of current government initiatives to deliver more healthcare out of acute hospitals and closer to home with the aim of providing better care for patients.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Penny McCrabbe/Lisa Bracher

T: 01865 903750

  • New starters have a 6 month probationary period. This, together with the induction process aims to create a positive supportive working environment allowing new employees to learn key elements of their role over a reasonable timescale.

  • Candidates not currently employed by the Trust who attend an interview for non-qualified Band 1-5 posts are required to undertake numeracy and literacy assessments.

  • Appointment to this post is subject to the trust receiving satisfactory references covering 3-5 years of employment or study. Please ask your referees to respond promptly to reference requests.

  • Employees are expected to undertake mandatory and statutory training related to their role.

  • We positively encourage applications from all areas of the community, regardless of gender, race, faith, disability, age or sexual orientation and we encourage applications from users of mental health services. This is part of our commitment to equality and reflecting the diversity of our population.

  • Oxford Health is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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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