Senior Physiotherapist Band 7

Band 7

Main area
Community Services
Band 7
Full Time 37.5 Hours pew week
Job ref
Community learning Disability service, 2nd Floor Beaumont house, Mile End Hospital
£38,035 to £48,256 pa HCA Inc.
03/06/2018 23:59

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.




Grade: Band 7

Hours: Full-time

We are looking for a highly motivated physiotherapist with excellent communication skills to join our large dynamic multi-disciplinary community team.  The team provides specialist health services to adults with learning disabilities in Tower Hamlets.  We are an integrated health and Social Care Team.  We are a friendly flexible pro-active team with well-established links and experience in the field of learning disabilities physiotherapy. The service is organised into multi-disciplinary care programmes covering specific areas of client need (Community Health and Well-being, Mental Health & Behavioural Needs, Transition).  Physiotherapists work across the care programmes.

Our specialist team support service users from 18 years upwards in a wide variety of settings including clients homes, day centres, school and residential care settings.  The post provides both individual and group therapy such as Rebound and hydrotherapy.  There is considerable liaison with carers and families and close working with voluntary agencies and health care providers.  You will be involved in the assessment of and management of adults with learning disabilities with a wide range of specialist health needs which include complex neurological disorders, neuromuscular conditions, and orthopaedic and postural management difficulties.  The physiotherapy service also offers advice on seating and wheelchair provision and works closely with other members of the multi-disciplinary team in meeting the individual needs of the clients.

A background in learning disabilities and community working is essential.  You will have supervisory responsibility of a physiotherapy assistant, Band 5 and students.  You will be clinically supported by an experienced clinical specialist and have access to excellent training and development opportunities, enabling you to consolidate and develop your skills.

This service has a firm commitment to the clinical governance agenda and continual professional development.  Professional and peer support systems are well established with strong links with physiotherapists working locally and members of the ACPPLD.

This post falls within the Criminal Records Disclosure Policy and therefore a criminal record check will be applied for, for the successful candidate. 

For an informal discussion please contact Mel Smith-Lyons (Lead Physiotherapist) or Christine Ezediuno on 020 771 5500. We are happy to arrange an informal visit. role as part of the borough-wide Occupational Therapy integration.  This vibrant inner city borough contains many diverse ethnic communities. 


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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

The postholder will have regular contact with vulnerable people and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Melanie mith-lyons, telephone 02077715500, email

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0207 655 4127