Static Band 6 Physiotherapist

Band 6

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Community Services
Band 6
Full Time 37.5 Hours per week
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Vicarage Lane Health Centre, 10 Vicarage Lane
£30,550 to £40,104 pa HCA Inc.
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ELFT (East London NHS Foundation Trust) is making a positive difference to thousands of people’s lives, providing support so that they can fulfil their potential and enjoy healthy lives.

ELFT has been named one of the HSJ Top 10 best places to work in healthcare, HSJ Provider Trust of the Year and graded as Outstanding by our regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in 2016. We believe that staff who feel valued by the Trust and are truly engaged in the organisation deliver better outcomes for our patients.

We have set ourselves the mission of providing the highest quality mental health and community care in England, and have embarked on an ambitious Quality Improvement Programme to transform the culture of the Trust to one of continuous improvement, delivered through participation of all staff and with service users, carers and families at the heart of our efforts to improve.

Geographic areas our services cover

ELFT provides a wide range of community and inpatient services to children, young people, adults of working age, older adults and forensic services to the City of London, Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets, Bedfordshire and Luton. We provide psychological therapy services to the London Borough of Richmond, as well as Children and Young People's Speech and Language Therapy in Barnet.

In addition, the Trust provides forensic services to the London Boroughs of Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Redbridge and Waltham Forest, and some specialist mental health services to North London, Hertfordshire and Essex.

The specialist Forensic Personality Disorder service serves North London and the specialist Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME adult outpatient service serves North London and the South of England.

The Trust's specialist Mother and Baby Psychiatric Unit receives referrals from London and the South East of England.


An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated and enthusiastic Band 6 Physiotherapist to join Newhams Extended Primary Care Teams.

The Community Health Newham provides intervention and rehabilitation to adults with physical disabilities, in a range of community settings. Nursing and therapy staffs work in multi-disciplinary teams across two localities within Newham, liaising closely with local GPs. Within each of the two localities is a Virtual Ward service. This is for adults requiring a more intensive level of case management for short periods, to aid them to remain in their homes, thus reduce unplanned hospital admissions where appropriate. The service also facilitates supported hospital discharge.

The post holder will:

 Manage a caseload of patients with complex physical disabilities, providing comprehensive Physiotherapy assessment and intervention, evidencing a high level of problem solving and clinical reasoning skills in line with evidence based/ client centred principles.

 To manage/ supervise junior staff on a day to day basis.

 Participate in the development and evaluation of the service, leading on specific projects.

Participate in weekend rota

You must have post-registration experience which would include time working in physical rehabilitation within hospital and community settings with respiratory experience. Effective organisational, time management and caseload management skills are essential, as are excellent communication skills and a commitment to the principles and practice of effective team working.

You would be joining a friendly and forward-thinking multi-disciplinary service which is committed to high standards of practice. We will support you in developing your clinical, teaching and supervisory/management skills. We will also offer you the opportunity to participate in clinical governance activities and other policy and service developments. We are committed to developing staff through regular supervision, appraisals, support in CPD and opportunities for career progression.

If your skills and experience match the service specification, we would welcome your application for the post.

Please state Three reasons to shortlist me in the first paragraph of the supporting statement in order to be considered for shortlisting.

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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

Matthew Anderson, telephone 22323855, email

If you have problems applying, contact

0207 655 4127