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Senior Physiotherapist

Band 6

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Allied Health Professional
Band 6
18.5 hours per week
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Julian Hospital
£26,565 - £35,577 pro rata
19/02/2018 23:59

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust provides child and adult mental health services, alcohol treatment, learning disability, wellbeing and eating disorder services across Norfolk and Suffolk.

We are committed to delivering quality driven mental health services. Every individual makes a valuable contribution. We are proud of our staff who have been commended for the care they provide. Do you value working positively, respectfully and together? If so, we’d love you to join us!

Please follow this link to find out more in our Employee Handbook

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Please read the job description/person specification carefully and ensure your application reflects the knowledge, skills and experience needed.

It is important that you complete a formal application form as CV’s alone will not be accepted.

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Are you enthusiastic about caring for people with differing abilities from a range of backgrounds and cultures?

Do you like a challenge and a job that is varied and stimulating each and every day?

If so Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation NHS Trust Physiotherapy service could have the post for you..

We are looking for a flexible and dynamic Band 6 substantive Physiotherapist to join our multi-disciplinary teams in making a difference in an exciting, unpredictable, and rewarding environment. Successful applicants will be excellent communicators, self-motivated and committed to delivering a high standard of care.

We would also welcome applications from experienced Band 5 Physiotherapists with a view to a developmental post. (Commencement as an experienced Band Five transitioning to a Band six pay banding when relevant experience is acquired).

Here at NSFT we value everybody’s unique experience…

Our Trust provides community, outpatients and inpatient Mental Health Services to children, young persons, adults and older persons across Norfolk and Suffolk.

The Trust has local links with the University of East Anglia (UEA) and University Campus Suffolk (UCS).

Recent developments include a recovery college and nursing academy and Hammerton Court, at the Julian Hospital. This is a purpose-built, state-of-the-art unit in which provides high quality care for people with severe dementia and complex care needs. A model of care is used that focuses on the quality of the relationships between the person with dementia, the people around them and the environment they live in.

Our Physiotherapy team is based at the Julian Hospital in Norwich and provides interventions and rehabilitation to inpatient Adults and Service Users in Later life with Physical and Mental health conditions.

We work closely with service users, carer’s inpatient Multidisciplinary teams and liaise with Discharge co-ordinators, Intensive support teams and Community Teams .We endeavour to ensure that high quality continued care is delivered for our service users during hospital admission, on discharge and beyond.

You must have a Degree in Physiotherapy (or Diploma equivalent) and relevant post-registration experience. It is essential to have HCPC membership and we will require also CSP membership. You also must have preferably time working in physical rehabilitation (in hospital or community) and experience of working with later life service users. Effective organisational, time management and caseload management skills are essential, as are excellent communication skills and ICT skills.

Previous experience of working with mental health conditions would be desirable although not essential (there is good access to in house mental health training). The Trust is committed to staff development through regular supervision, appraisals, training and CPD

Part-time, job share and flexible working will be supported.

The Julian hospital is situated in the city of Norwich and is easily accessible by car or public transport. Have a look at our trust website ( to find out more about living and working in Norwich. In Norfolk and Suffolk you will find vibrant cities, historic market towns and some of the most beautiful villages in the country. Our cities offer an impressive mix of stylish restaurants, independent shops and boutiques, cafes, theatres, cinemas, clubs and bars.

We can offer you the full range of NHS benefits and in addition:

  • Subsided local gym at Hellesdon Hospital
  • Extensive wellbeing program and support
  • FREE Physiotherapy service.
  • FREE Yoga and Pilates
  • Access to training centre at Hellesdon Hospital
  • Fully supported with development across post graduate opportunities
  • Opportunity as a member of our team to become part of the well-established Recovery College, empowering people with mental health problems to become experts in their own recover. (visit Get-involved/Pages/Recovery-College)
  • Extensive, research capacity, working closely with industry partners to conduct clinical research.
  • FREE on-site parking

To help you decide if this is the right place for the next step in your career we would love to hear from you, please contact Loretta Taylor on 01603 421809 for further discussion or to arrange a visit.

To find out more about the job role click the job description, then click APPLY to start your candidate experience today!

Interviews for this post are scheduled for 27th February 2018 (subject to change).


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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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