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Community Physiotherapist

Job Reference: 363-CHB5143-B

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£30,401 to £37,267 pa

This is an exciting time for ELFT. Our vision is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive – so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations.

We are looking for an enthusiastic Band 6 Physiotherapist who wishes to further develop their clinical and leadership skills within our integrated Primary Care Home Team based in Dunstable, Bedfordshire. This a community based, multi-disciplinary team which aims to prevent unnecessary hospital admissions and accelerate hospital discharges.

You will be joining a Trust with an outstanding CQC rating. The team is friendly and supportive and professional guidance is readily available. You will need excellent communication and time management skills, and sound clinical knowledge. A flexible approach is required to accommodate the changing needs of the service along with the drive to influence service development. Effective team working is essential to ensure an integrated approach to patient care and to enable patients to reach their full potential.

You will be working closely with a dedicated team of Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Assistants and Support staff, and will be working primarily within the Community Physiotherapy aspect of the team. There may also be a requirement for you to work with clients who are receiving intervention in our rehabilitation beds.

It is essential that you possess a full valid driving licence and have access to a car to use regularly for business purposes. Good IT skills are required for electronic patient records and equipment ordering.

The successful applicant will be required to work flexibly across 7 days, covering weekends and Bank Holidays on a rota basis.

In return we will offer you a commitment to your continuing professional development. Successful applicants will have an induction programme tailored to their needs.

Making Things Better

Quality Improvement is a key part of our work to improve and refine how we do things. We have a global reputation for our quality improvement work and we don’t stand still!

We launched our Five Year Strategy in April 2019. This complements the NHS Long Term Strategy and sets out our direction of travel. We want to improve the health of the populations we serve, improve their experience of care, improve staff experience and improve value. Working with our communities and partners is to key to achieving this.

Aiming High

We were rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC in 2016, and were proud to be rated ‘Outstanding’ again in 2018. We were named in the HSJ’s Top 10 best places to work in healthcare and were voted Provider Trust of the Year in 2018.

Staff and Service Users United

We strive to ensure that staff feel valued by the Trust and as they are truly pivotal in delivering better outcomes for our patients and service users. Our aspiration is to help to make the NHS the best place to work. This Trust is clinician-led and provides the highest possible level of clinical expertise throughout its services. We pride ourselves on our service user involvement.

What Next?

If you like the sound of us, don’t waste a moment.

As part of our recruitment process we may be required to share information you provide on the application form with NHS Protect and/or other organisations for the purpose of the prevention, detection, investigation and prosecution of fraud or any other unlawful activity affecting the NHS.

If you do not hear from us within four weeks of the closing date, please consider that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion. You must provide professional email addresses for all referees as we will contact them as soon as an offer has been made. Please note we do not request references prior to interviews. All applications made through NHS Jobs account will be processed by TRAC System. Please note that some emails may go to your spam/junk mailbox so make sure you check this regularly.

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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