£24,214-£30,112 pa (pro rata) £30,401-£37,267 pa (pro rata)
03 May 2019
03 Jun 2019
Contract Type
NHS AfC: Band 6

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT) is the largest community health and care provider in Sussex. Our expert teams deliver a wide range of medical, nursing and therapeutic care to over 9,000 people a day, serving a total population of 1.3 million.

We pride ourselves in providing excellent care at the heart of the community. In July 2018, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) gave us an improved 'Good' rating, with 'Outstanding' features. 96% of our patients said they would recommend our services to their friends and family, and we attribute this to the hard work and dedication of each and every one of our teams.

We offer our staff a multitude of benefits; flexible working, free health and wellbeing checks, three tax efficient workplace nurseries rated 'Good' and 'Outstanding' by Ofsted, and a wide range of exciting learning and development opportunities including external courses, conferences, and a Graduate Studentship Scheme.

The Trust is signed up to the disability confident scheme and we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.

Responsive Services Chichester

Band 6 Physiotherapist

Responsive Services is a multidisciplinary team providing a 7 day service. We provide:
  • A rapid response to people in the community who are experiencing acute episodes of ill-health.
  • A supported discharge service to facilitate timely hospital discharges.
  • Short term support for people who require assistance with activities of daily living.
  • A rehabilitation service including a range of therapies.
  • The Occupational Therapy service to the local A&E department.

The team is looking for Band 6 or experienced Band 5 Physiotherapists to join the therapy team. There are full time and part time posts available which allows the post-holder to have greater flexibility in working hours.

We are interested in developing the Responsive Service Team and are interested in recruiting a Physiotherapist with Specialist Interests.

We are particularly interested in Physiotherapists with a specialist Interest in Neuro or Respiratory - To work in Responsive services but work closely with the Specialist teams and support in developing your Speciality. We would also be interested in anyone with a specialist interest in Acute / Admission Avoidance.

The post-holder will need to have experience of working within a variety of clinical settings, particularly the community. Car driver and car owner are essential due to the geographic area covered by the team.

The team works more closely with other community teams, GPs, other health and social care professionals across different providers. There is progress towards working more collaboratively with the voluntary and third sector organisations, such as Age UK West Sussex, British Red Cross, and carer support services.

As a member of the team you will have the opportunity to:
  • Receive support from other therapy colleagues.
  • Receive clinical supervision from Band 7 Clinical Physio Lead.
  • Participate in the in-service learning programme.
  • Attend the annual SCFT conference day.
  • Develop specialist areas of practice, relevant to the team.
  • Participate and assist in the implementation of the Calderdale Framework.
  • Supervise and support development of other staff outside of your professional group.
  • Develop leadership skills through formal and supported training.
  • Develop skills beyond the usual scope of practice of your profession.
  • Assist in shaping future clinical practice of the therapy team.

This post may close earlier than the published closing date if sufficient applications are received.

Correspondence relating to this vacancy will be conducted electronically. Please ensure that you check your e:mails on a regular basis. References will be requested electronically also; please ensure you provide correct contact details for referees.

Working towards equality.

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.

Documents to download
  • JD RS
  • PS for RS
  • Staff Benefits Brochure

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