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Bank Physiotherapist

Job Reference: J315-CMHC---021

Countess Mountbatten Hospice
upto £19.06 per hour


For over four decades Countess Mountbatten Hospice Charity have provided outstanding palliative care to its community and its services have made a huge impact on many families lives across Hampshire.

The journey towards end of life can be a complex one. Medical advances and changes in family lives mean that the care we provide to our patients and their families constantly evolves to meet the needs and expectations of our Community. Over the last year, Mountbatten Isle of Wight and Countess Mountbatten Hospice Southampton, have developed a unique partnership, with one senior team leading both organisations.

At Countess Mountbatten Hospice we pride ourselves on delivering the highest standard of care and support to patients and their families, and constantly strive to ensure we reach as many people as possible, whenever and wherever they may need us. The hospice serves a population of approximately 600,000 and covers Southampton, and parts of West Hampshire. We are a registered charity and company, with our community at the heart of our services.

Currently we have a 25 bedded In-Patient Unit (IPU), a large day, self-help and rehabilitation centre, a community nursing team, Psychosocial care & Bereavement service and an education team. However, our services and approach to care are being constantly developed and expanded to meet the growing demands of increasingly complex health issues and the needs of the community we serve.



Agenda for Change Band 5/6

Salary up to £19.06 per hour


About Us

This is an exciting time to join Countess Mountbatten Hospice  as we extend our services to support more and more patients and their families throughout Hampshire and the surrounding areas. 

Our Hospice teams provide a wide range of services created and designed to support individuals needs.  Our patients and their families are at the heart of everything we do here at the Hospice.  For us to continue to provide outstanding care services we need talented and committed people to join us.  If you are looking for a new challenge, with flexible working hours then this is the ideal opportunity for you.

About the Role

Our Bank Physiotherapists provide much needed to support to our teams, during periods of holiday, absences and increase in the demand for our services. 

Working as a  Band 5 or 6 Bank Physiotherapist you will work closely with all multi-disciplinary teams and colleagues across the inpatient, community and outpatient settings.

You will be responsible for your own case load  in assisting the therapy team by providing palliative rehabilitation to our patients, both in the community and inpatient unit. You will also be responsible for providing support to therapy lead clinics as required. 

About You

You will be a qualified physiotherapist with current registration with HCPC.

You will be able to demonstrate an understanding of a palliative rehabilitative and enablement approach and application to practice.

You will have experience of working with palliative care patients, ideally gained within a Hospice or Hospital environment. 

You will have experience of working and supporting patients within an outpatient environment. 

Ideally you will have experience of running therapy lead groups.

You will be able to demonstrate a good understanding of palliative rehabilitation practice, knowledge and skills and be able to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team. 

You will be an organised individual who has good computer literacy and communication skills, with the ability to prioritise your own workload.


You will be required to hold a current driving licence and have the use of a vehicle with business insurance as part of this role.

 As an NHS Partner, we will continue to make contributions to your Pension Scheme, subject to meeting qualifying conditions.   

The post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check the cost of which is covered by the Hospice.

 We welcome informal visits from individuals interested in either of these roles, please contact us to arrange.


Countess Mountbatten offers a generous benefits package to include:

Pension Scheme (including existing members continuation of NHS Pension Scheme)

Generous Holiday and Occupational Sickness Benefits

Off Site Free Parking

Training and Development Package

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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