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Community Physiotherapist - Intermediate Care

NHS AfC: Band 6

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NHS AfC: Band 6
22.5 hours per week
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£28,050 - £36,644 p.a. (pro-rata)
28/10/2018 23:59

Band 6 Physiotherapist, Intermediate Care

Part time 22.50 hours week

In line with the Manchester Community Response strategy South Manchester is developing existing Intermediate Care services to include the concepts of Discharge to Assess and Crisis Response. We are seeking a dynamic and motivated physiotherapist who is looking for a new challenge and are keen to be a part of an evolving service. We have a part time (22.5 hours) available.

The service will be provided to patients leaving hospital or to those at risk of being admitted to hospital with care being delivered either in the patient’s own home or in community bed based rehabilitation units. You will be responsible for managing a caseload of patients and delivering a high standard of physiotherapy ensuring appropriate input and pathways of care.


It is essential that you are able to demonstrate an appropriate level of clinical skills, are experienced in person centred assessments, developing, implementing and evaluating programmes of care.


The role requires working as an integral part of the team to provide specialist assessment and treatment skills, managing patients in the community. Working as part of the multi-disciplinary /multi-agency service you will facilitate timely discharge from an acute hospital or community bed and provide assessment and support planning to meet a person’s needs in the community. The post holder will liaise with colleagues across all sectors to arrange appropriate support in the community for patients who have ongoing needs.

Good IT, written and verbal communication skills are important as you will be required to liaise with a wide range of health care professionals, patients and carers. Applicants will need to be flexible, able to work alone and as part of a team. The role also includes responsibility for supporting and developing junior staff and band 4 therapy technical instructors.

The post offers good opportunities to develop experience and skills, including a varied caseload, regular clinical supervision and support from clinical team leaders.

The service will be provided over 7 days, 8am to 8pm, so you will need to have a flexible approach to working. In addition working flexibly across the service, interchanging between hospital and community will be required to provide service cover, which may be on an ad-hoc or rotational basis.

Due to the nature of the role it is essential that applicants are able to drive, have a current UK driving license and have access to a car suitable for business purposes.



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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Cath Roberts

Community Therapy Lead

07813 339515

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0161 291 5989