Community Physiotherapist - Intermediate Care

NHS AfC: Band 7

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NHS AfC: Band 7
37.5 hours per week
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£31,696 - £41,787 p.a
26/03/2018 23:59

From 1st October 2017, Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CMFT) and the University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust (UHSM) has joined together to create a new Foundation Trust which has been named Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust. 

Our new organisation will provide a single hospital service across the city of Manchester and in 12- 18 months will also include the services currently provided by North Manchester General Hospital.  These changes will make a real difference to the health outcomes and quality of life for the people of Manchester.  That’s why this really is an extremely exciting and challenging period in the delivery of health and social care in Greater Manchester and one that provides a wealth career opportunities for great people right across our Group. 

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 looking for a dynamic and motivated physiotherapist who can provide decisive and effective therapy input and can demonstrate leadership qualities, high level communication skills and a flexible approach when working under pressure. You will be confident and experienced physiotherapist to maintain the excellent standard of physiotherapy provision and be keen to play a fundamental role in developing an evolving service


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.


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.

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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Cath Roberts

Community Therapy Lead

07813 339515 or 946 8201

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