Community Physiotherapist

NHS AfC: Band 6

Main area
Community Physiotherapy
Grade
NHS AfC: Band 6
Contract
Permanent
Hours
37.5 per week
Job ref
382-PHYS09-18
Site
Slyne Road Community Offices
Town
Lancaster
Salary
£26,565-£35,577pa
Closing
Today at 23:59

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is ideally situated just a forty five minute drive from Manchester. The Trust provides services to the 440,000 residents of Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre and North Lancashire, as well as specialist tertiary care for Cardiac and Haematology patients. We employ more than 6,500 staff, have approximately 900 beds and have a planned turnover in excess of £410m for 2017/2018.

 

As one of the United Kingdom’s largest coastal resort, Blackpool has plenty to offer its residents – it’s not just a good place to work; it’s a great place to live. In addition to its bustling centre and historic seafront, the town is world famous for its many attractions, including the famous Blackpool Tower. Blackpool also offers a number of scenic cycling routes round our local parks and across the surrounding countryside, as well as boasting panoramic views of the coast on its picturesque Promenade. Further afield, Blackpool also benefits from less than three-hour connections via rail to Edinburgh in the north and London in the south.

 

Our strategic vision for 2020 is:

As a high performing Trust, operating as part of an integrated care system, we will provide high quality, safe and effective care. This will be achieved in a financially sustainable way, through our skilled and motivated workforce”.


We have an exciting opportunity for you to join The Community Therapy and Rehabilitation service within North Lancashire.

This service provides adult general community therapy and rehabilitation through physiotherapy and occupational therapy assessment, including falls prevention and risk management. Patients are seen in their own homes and also in residential care and residential intermediate care settings.

Community therapy services are currently aligning to the Integrated Care Community structure, supporting the health needs of the local population, registered to a GP practice, thus enhancing multi-disciplinary team working.

Working in partnership with colleagues from Lancashire County Council, we provide the physiotherapy service to 22 intermediate care beds at Dolphinlee House in Lancaster incorporating 10 dementia rehabilitation beds and 12 rehabilitation beds.   The unit will accept patients who step up from the community and step down from the hospital. The staff will be a multidisciplinary team and work to support patient flow across the health economy.

The community therapy team provide input to the unit to progress clients through their rehabilitation journey and support the transfer of care into the community setting, when clients have ongoing therapy needs.

This post will offer the successful candidate the opportunity to work within a proactive multidisciplinary team with partners from health and social care.

There will be opportunity to rotate within the different clinical areas to gain a broad experience and knowledge base within the different settings.

Full and part time applications will be considered

 

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

For further information about this post please contact:

Pam Marshall   Team Leader – Community Therapy & Rehabilitation Service

Tel: 01524 406556             Mobile: 07917581318

Or

Chantalle Farrow     Clinical Lead for Physiotherapy

Tel: 01524 406556             Mobile: 07780743918

If you have problems applying, contact

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Telephone
01253 957251