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Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist – Community

Job Reference: 412-COMM-861

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Northwich Team
£30,401 to £37,267 pa

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust manages Leighton Hospital in Crewe, Victoria Infirmary in Northwich and Elmhurst Intermediate Care Centre in Winsford. We are the Lead Employer for Central Cheshire Integrated Care Partnership (CCICP) which aims to transform, develop and deliver health care services in the community.

The Trust has been rated ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) following the recent inspection of its services and leadership and Mid Cheshire Hospitals Foundation Trust has been named a Top40 hospital at CHKS Top Hospital Awards 2019.

Our clinical facilities are excellent, as we have invested in state of the art theatres, Critical Care, Emergency Department and our Childrens Wards (to name but a few). We have also invested in our people, ensuring we have the right number of the right people delivering care, fostering a culture of compassion, support and excellence.

Following an NHSI initiative to establish 29 Pathology networks across England the University Hospital of North Midlands is currently working closely with Mid and East Cheshire NHS Trusts to establish a Pathology network across Staffordshire and Cheshire.

Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist – Community

Northwich Community Care Team

Band 6, 20 hours per week – FIXED TERM, 12 months Maternity Cover

We are looking for a motivated Physiotherapist to join our forward thinking Winsford Care Community.

As a newly formed Care Community we are proud of the transformation work we have already achieved in order to establish the “Right Professional, Right Place, Right Time” approach.

As part of this approach, we aim to provide a rapid, unplanned and planned therapy response to meet the needs of our local population, facilitating early discharge from hospital and reducing hospital admissions.

There is a varied and interesting caseload and you will need to demonstrate knowledge, experience and relevant clinical skills with patients with complex / long term conditions, falls, orthopaedics, general mobility problems, and neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Stroke and Motor Neurone Disease.

The post will involve rehabilitation of patients in their own homes.

Excellent communication skills and the ability to establish good working relationships with health and social care team members and GP’s are essential.

The successful candidate will be responsible for supervising assistant staff and students.

Every effort will be made to accommodate special interests and all staff are involved in Professional / Peer group meetings and supervision, with opportunities for continuing professional development.

You will need to be a car driver / have the ability to travel to work in a range of community locations.

For further information please contact

Jill Thomas Team Manager on 01270 278430, or 07770 163007or email


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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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From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

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