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Complex Care Physiotherapist

Job Reference: 841-19-092-AJ

Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust
Integrated Community Teams - Forest Locality

In September 2017, we announced that our Trust Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust and 2Gether NHS Foundation Trust (2gether) were planning to join. From October 2019, we hope to be one organisation providing integrated community mental health, physical health and learning disabilities services. The new Trust will be called Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust.

We are already working closely together but the benefits we really want for our communities can best be achieved if we become a single trust, delivering outstanding integrated physical and mental health care.

The aim of the proposed merger is to improve our services and ensure we are providing the most appropriate and seamless information, support and treatment for people with mental health issues, physical health problems or learning disabilities. It will mean we can help people as a ‘whole person’, not just separate conditions or symptoms. As healthcare professionals in the new Trust, you will be able to ensure better outcomes for service users which we know is really important to all clinical, medical and support professionals alike. For colleagues, it will also provide more opportunity to develop and realise your potential.

While our overall name will become Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, services in Herefordshire will be given their own, separate, name, which will be Herefordshire Mental Health and Learning Disability Services.

The details of the merger will be finalised early September and the Trusts hope to be one organisation from 1st October 2019.

Both Trusts are high performing with ‘good’ CQC ratings and strong financial foundations.

Complex Care Physiotherapist

Band: 6

Hours: 22.5 hours

Contract: Permanant

Salary: £30,401-£37,267

Base: Forest Locality - Colliers Court, Cinderford

We are looking for a forward thinking, dynamic and motivated physiotherapist with an interest in both Physical and mental health to join the Complex Care at Home (CC@H) service within the Forest of Dean Integrated Community Team (ICT) based at Colliers Court. The team consists of Community Matrons, Dementia Nurse, Occupational Therapist, and Wellbeing Co-ordinators.

The CC@H service is a new and innovative, multi-disciplinary team, that focusses on the early identification of patients who are at risk of deteriorating health, wellbeing and/or frailty.

CC@H is a proactive, preventative service that works with patients and MDTs (including primary care) developing and delivering personalised care plans that support people to maintain their health and wellbeing, to prevent or delay crises. This includes promoting advanced care planning to enable appropriate responses should a crisis emerge.

Your role will be to undertake assessments, reviews, case management and goal setting. This exciting position demands excellent team working and communication skills and an innovative and committed approach to providing high quality proactive patient care, within an integrated health and social service environment.

We are a clinically led organisation where individuals are valued for their unique professional contribution to ensuring best patient care. Continuing Professional Development is a key priority and we actively promote and develop the broadening roles that Physiotherapists and AHPs are able to contribute. We have an extensive range of Advanced Practitioners, Clinical Specialists, Professional Leads and Non-Medical Prescribers across a wide range of specialisms that actively support clinical colleagues within our organisation. Our well established, structured Clinical Supervision and In Service Training programmes contribute to the learning culture which develops and challenges thinking and practice.

You will need:

  • At least 18 months experience of working as part of an integrated multi-disciplinary team to manage complex cases

  • Excellent communication and IT skills.

  • Experience of working in people’s homes

  • Be highly motivated to provide evidence based practice.

If you are an experienced, dynamic and motivated Physiotherapist who would love the opportunity to work as part of an enthusiastic, professional team who truly believe in, and promote personalised care, then we would love to hear from you.

For the full details and requirements of this post please refer to the job description and person specification.

For informal enquiries please contact either:

Gail Pasquall

Matron Manager, Complex Care at Home

0300 421 1389


Shortlisting date: Wednesday 31st July 2019

Planned Interview date: TBC

This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check with an Adults Barring List check. Successful candidates are expected to undertake a DBS check at their own cost and sign up to the DBS update service.


The Trust aims to promote a culture of inclusion, where colleagues understand and celebrate the diversity and different perspectives of our service users and colleagues.

The Trust is a safeguarding employer committed to the safeguarding and promotion of welfare of children, young people and adults at risk. The trust expects colleagues and volunteers to share this commitment. The Trust is committed to safe recruitment practices to protect children and adults at risk, and any appointment will be subject to satisfactory clearance relevant to the post.

For customer-facing roles all applicants must be able to demonstrate that they can communicate in English with confidence.

Successful candidates are expected to self-fund either an enhanced or standard or basic DBS check, and sign up to the DBS update service if required for the role.

Candidates are advised to monitor their NHS jobs as initial feedback will be through their account. Interview dates will usually be advised to shortlisted candidates within 2 weeks of the closing date. This is not always the case and so if candidates have not had any feedback from their application, they can call the Recruitment Team on 0300 421 8602.

Subsequent conditional offers of employment will be via NHS jobs followed by communication via email and hard copy letters.

Please note that if you are successful in your application and you have previously worked for an NHS Trust, Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust will request confirmation of your previous NHS service from your last NHS employer via the inter authority transfer system to verify service and pay grade.

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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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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