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Community Physiotherapist

Job Reference: 395-EA184-19-B

NELFT NHS Foundation Trust
Community Physiotherapy- Physical
Gifford House. Thurrock Community Hospital, Grays
£24,214 - £30,112 plus HC

Do you want to be part of an innovative, dynamic organisation that is committed to delivering the best care by the best people? We are looking to appoint people who are as passionate about high quality care as we are.

NELFT provides award winning community and mental healthcare for over 2 million people. We work to ensure our patients, their friends and family, feel confident that their health needs are well met. With an excellent reputation for research and development, our skilled health professionals are at the cutting edge of evidence-based innovation, opening up the possibilities for better ways of working and delivery of care.

We are committed to the delivering the best care for our patients. The successful candidate will share this commitment and demonstrate our Trust values.

We are committed to continuous learning to improve patient outcomes so this means that we are also committed to the professional development of our workforce. We want to ensure you have the opportunity to grow and progress within NELFT, so take the first step on this journey by joining us now.

Come and work for a dynamic Community Physiotherapy Team in Thurrock, Essex , a great location having mixed rural and urban areas. On your days off you may wish to visit nearby seaside locations, a host of country parks or take advantage of easy access to London with world class entertainment, restaurants and cultural venues. Nearer to home there is great shopping at Lakeside and Bluewater, all with lower rental and housing prices than London.

NELFT are committed to providing a working environment that promotes Staff Health and Wellbeing, encouraging staff to engage in a wide range of different activities to support this.

We are a generic community therapy team consisting of both physiotherapists and occupational therapists, working alongside a large team of community nurses. We collaboratively work with other community teams, including Rapid Response and Reablement Teams. We work in patients own homes, residential homes and in our Physiotherapy gym.

Our patients are over the age of 18 and predominantly housebound. We assess and treat patients with a variety of conditions including general mobility, ongoing rehabilitation, Stroke, Complex Neurological, Falls, Orthopaedic and Spinal/Complex Brain injury.

Community Physiotherapy provides an excellent opportunity for career development by learning new transferable skills that can be applied to many areas of physiotherapy.

We want someone who is able to see our patients as individuals, with multifaceted needs, who has the ability to carry out a holistic assessment of all areas of their lives, who considers and includes the opinions of the patient, their families and carers. You will be responsible for your own workload and allocated patients, working autonomously but with the support of a wider integrated team. Agile working is encouraged to support best practise and safe patient care. You must also be able to get yourself and any equipment that you need around our communities efficiently.

We are offering a full time contract of 37.5 hours per week, part time would be considered at a minimum of 22.5 hour per week.

Applications from students and newly qualified physiotherapists are welcome as we can offer you a comprehensive induction program, with regular supervision and peer support within the team.

Probationary Period

This post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).

Assessment/Interview info

At NELFT we set very high standards to ensure we provide quality services. We require prospective employees to carry out an online literacy and numeracy test, equivalent to NVQ Level 2. For more information regarding our assessments, please visit our website. If you are shortlisted, invited for interview and successfully offered the post, you will be required to undertake an assessment for these skills during the pre-employment checks.

Starting with NELFT

NELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust. All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction of up to two weeks which will include mandatory training, systems training and the allocation of equipment. As part of the process new starters will have the opportunity to also meet the executive team, senior managers and attend a number of drop in sessions focussing in engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes. The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham, Essex.

This post also attracts payment for High Cost Area Supplement of 5% of the basic salary (with a minimum of £1,017 to a maximum of £1,762)


For further details / informal visits contact:

Victoria Putnam

0300 300 1508

As an employee of NELFT, you will receive the following benefits:

  • Excellent working environments
  • Agile working with outstanding ICT support
  • A award-winning approach to Equality and Diversity with supportive networks for ethnic minority staff, staff with disabilities and LGBT staff
  • Staff Benefits including NHS Pension, a salary sacrifice car scheme, discount schemes, cycle scheme and Annual Leave Sale / Purchase scheme, trade union membership
  • A focus on staff health and wellbeing featuring subsidised gym membership, access to Mindfulness, walking groups and other wellbeing support.

We have signed the skills pledge and are an accredited Improving Working Lives organisation. We are committed to staff development and offer opportunities which include a wide range of training options and an active Quality Improvement Programme

We are committed to equal opportunities and diversity, are Disability Confident and therefore welcome applications from all sections of the community, people of all protected characteristics. We wish to reiterate that declaring a disability at the point of application, or at any point in a recruitment or selection process, will not count against any individual, nor prevent them from being shortlisted, subject to meeting the minimum criteria of the person specification.

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In the event of a high number of responses to any advert, NELFT reserves the right to close the vacancy early. .

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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.

UK Registration

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

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