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Job Description

Exciting opportunities have become available for Band 5 and Band 6 Physiotherapists to work within our multi-agency, integrated care service (ICS).

There has never been a more exciting time to join one of the largest specialist community NHS providers in the country – one that is also among the very best NHS employers as voted by its own staff. DCHS is a great place to work – friendly, flexible and with values that run through the heart of our organisation - to get the basics right, to act with compassion and respect, to make a difference, to value and develop teamwork, to value everyone's contribution because everyone matters

Over the next few years the way the NHS works will change; care out of traditional hospital settings is quickly becoming a much larger part of what the NHS does. As a leading community provider, we are at the forefront of this exciting future, delivering integrated, joined up care closer to home.

Working in a community setting offers the opportunity to gain a wide range of experience. You would be working within a team who are experts in delivering a rapid response and managing complex pathologies in order to prevent unnecessary admissions to hospital. Our teams also work closely with our partners in the acute setting to facilitate early discharge from hospital and provide rehabilitation services in a variety of settings to maximise patient independence.

The teams are co-located with Adult Care within Integrated Community Hubs meaning that you would be working closely with a multidisciplinary team to deliver a holistic approach to care. Not only is this great for our patients but it provides a real opportunity to learn from and be supported colleagues in order to develop your practice.

DCHS is committed to both clinical and leadership development of all staff. We offer a great Preceptorship model and actively promote clinical supervision and professional development throughout the organisation. The Trust is committed to providing evidence based practice, supporting and developing staff with initiatives around audit, research and innovation in order to deliver efficient and effective care for our local population.

The successful candidates must be highly motivated with excellent communication skills, have the ability to work on their own initiative, but also be an effective team worker. The post holders will be expected to work flexibly, and this will include working weekends/bank holidays on a rotational basis. They will be expected to travel regularly throughout the locality of the team and therefore access to transport is essential, pool cars may be available in some locations.

You will need to effectively engage with your patients, peer groups, and service users in all elements of your role, leading by example and promoting a supportive and caring culture. This will require an inclusive, transparent, open approach to your role, whereby you are happy to be accountable to others and to go that extra mile when required. You will be passionate about our business, creating a culture of continuous improvement, where patient welfare is at the heart of all you do.

As a key person in the directorate you will act as a role model, be inspirational, dynamic and a courageous individual.

As a clinical employee it will be your responsibility to ensure that your behaviour and values reflect those set out in the DCHS Way outlined on our website and in the additional information provided.


Those patients, their loved ones and our many colleagues must be at the heart of our ‘future NHS’. Local commissioners of health and care feel the same, so together we’re doing all we can to understand public, patient and professional opinion on a range of exciting proposals to change the way the NHS works in north Derbyshire.

If this consultation outcome does affect this position, successful applicants will be guaranteed a position with the Trust following the outcome of the public consultation albeit perhaps in another nearby location. However, we are not expecting any changes to take effect before April 2017.

Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust (DCHS) is one of the largest providers of specialist community healthcare in England and we currently employ around 4,500 staff. We deliver a variety of services across Derbyshire, caring for nearly 18 million patients each year.

We deliver patient care through 11 community hospitals, 4 minor injury units, 29 health centres and a learning disability centre. Another key part of our service is out in the community where we care for people in their own homes via therapists, health visitors and district nurses, and promoting public health in the wider community. As a Trust we care for patients of all ages with a special focus on the needs of elderly people and the very young.

DCHS has been recognised as a top 10 NHS organisation to work for in the UK by the Health Service Journal and NHS Employers in their Best Places to Work 2015 campaign. The Trust is also the runner-up in the category for the best NHS community trust employer.

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Our vision “to be the best provider of local healthcare and to be a great place to work”

Our values:

1) To get the basics right
2) To act with compassion and respect
3) To make a difference
4) To value and develop teamwork
5) To value everyone’s contribution because everyone matters


The majority of our locations offer free parking facilities for staff.

DCHS is a Living Wage employer and we always recruit above the National Minimum Wage.

We will communicate with you regarding your application via email so please check your email account on a regular basis. If using hotmail, MSN or yahoo email accounts please check your 'junk/spam' mail regularly.

If you require any support in completing the application form please do not hesitate to contact Staffing Solutions on  ( Phone number removed )  opt 2 and we will be happy to provide assistance.

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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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