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Community Physiotherapist

Job Reference: 363-CHB5143-B

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

ELFT (East London NHS Foundation Trust) is making a positive difference to thousands of people’s lives, providing support so that they can fulfil their potential and enjoy healthy lives.

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.

ELFT has been named one of the HSJ Top 10 best places to work in healthcare, HSJ Provider Trust of the Year and graded as Outstanding by our regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in 2018. We believe that staff who feel valued by the Trust and are truly engaged in the organisation deliver better outcomes for our patients. This Trust is clinician-led, and provides the highest possible level of clinical expertise throughout its services.

We have set ourselves the mission to improve the quality of life of all we serve, and have embarked on an ambitious Quality Improvement Programme to transform the culture of the Trust to one of continuous improvement, delivered through participation of all staff and with service users, carers and families at the heart of our efforts to improve.

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Geographic areas our services cover

ELFT provides a wide range of community and inpatient services to children, young people, adults of working age, older adults and forensic services to the City of London, Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets, Bedfordshire, Luton and psychological therapy services to the London Borough of Richmond.

It is recommended you apply for the post as soon as possible as adverts may close earlier if there is a high response.

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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.

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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