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Job Description

Wiltshire Health and Care is formed from a partnership of the three NHS Foundation Trusts who serve Wiltshire, Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust and Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust. From 1st July 2016 Wiltshire Health and Care will provide adult community health services in Wiltshire. As part of the team you will help deliver services to the Wiltshire Health and Care contract, however your employment will be with one of our partner organisation, Great Western Hospitals Foundation NHS Trust.

Trowbridge Community Team provides nursing, therapy and support workers for the people of Trowbridge and the surrounding area. There is an opportunity for a secondment of initially 6 months into the community as a Band 6 Physiotherapist within our Community Team, based at Trowbridge Hospital, with a possibility of this being extended. The post is for 30 hours per week Our physiotherapists are expected to work seamlessly within the multi-professional Integrated Community Team and to forge close links with other local teams. We are currently working in a Rapid Response Model of working and in the future hope to look at running balance and falls clinics with Primary Care. Members of the Intermediate Care Team, Including the Clinical Lead for the West a New Post within Intermediate Care are based with the Integrated Community Team. There will be opportunity for rotation and development; the post will be varied and interesting for any Physiotherapist. Significant experience as a Band 5 physiotherapist in front line NHS community patient care is essential as is evidence of leadership and management skills in practice. We would like to see clear evidence of up to date and relevant clinical practice and education. Applicants need to have excellent clinical skills, well developed communication skills and be able to work under pressure. The team operates a shift pattern from 9-5 and 10-6 at the present time. Therapy staff will be expected to work weekend on a rota basis. We are a busy, friendly team, who would welcome the opportunity to work with new members of staff willing to contribute to the ongoing development of the services we provide, there are exciting changes ahead in the near future ensuring patients are given care within their own homes For an informal discussion please contact: Lorrae Brocks, Team Leader on  ( Phone number removed )  or Clinical Leads Simon Bailey (Nurse) Emma Rose (OT)

Please note this vacancy will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received, so please apply as soon as possible if interested. We will endeavour to contact all applicants within four weeks, but if you do not hear from us, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful this time.

All new starters with Wiltshire Health & Care will be subject to a six month probationary period. The probationary period works alongside the induction process to help create a positive and supportive working environment that allows new staff to learn the key elements of the role within a reasonable and realistic timescale.

Current employees should be aware that this position is advertised under GWH terms and conditions and appointment ends any TUPE protection.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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 (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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