At Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust we value our staff and are committed to their development.
We are one of the largest Trusts in the country, with a turnover of £480 million. We employ more than 8,000 staff, and provide specialist, personalised care to a population of more than 600,000 people.
Senior Physiotherapist in Brain Injury – Permanent
Full-time – 375 hours
We are looking for an experienced, dynamic physiotherapist with specialist knowledge and skills in Acquired Brain Injury.
You must have excellent communication skills and experience and skills in training and developing other staff. You must also enjoy embracing the challenges of this complex client group. The ability to work well as part of a close-knit interdisciplinary team is essential.
The post forms part of the Brain Injury Team, an interdisciplinary team providing a comprehensive rehabilitation service to adults with acquired brain injury countywide. Based at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, you will have the opportunity to work across acute and community sectors, providing a seamless service to patients following brain injury throughout the recovery pathway, from the immediate post injury stage through to longer term community rehabilitation, including outpatient therapy. You would be working closely with the Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist and another band 6 brain injury physiotherapist. Part of this post comes from new funding in an exciting development to enhance patient care and reduce outpatient waiting times.
We can offer you:
the chance to be part of a dynamic, supportive team
the opportunity to contribute to developing the service
good career and professional development
a unique, fulfilling role within the county
We would encourage you to get in touch with any us to chat through this varied and exciting opportunity. Please contact:
Kate Batchelor, Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist
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Angela Dodd, Clinical Lead Therapist
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Aileen Thomson, Brain Injury Team Manager
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Job Reference: 318-16-566JS Closing Date: 26th October 2016
Please note that this vacancy may close as soon as sufficient applications have been received, so please apply as soon as possible if you are 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.
The Trust is a safeguarding employer committed to the safeguarding and promotion of welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The Trust is committed to safe recruitment practices to protect children and vulnerable adults, and any appointment will be subject to satisfactory clearance. As part of the organisation's commitment to Safer Recruitment, candidates may request copies of relevant policies and procedures by contacting the Recruitment Team at ( Email address removed )
As part of our commitment to support Service Personnel, Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, in collaboration with the Career Transition Partnership, offer a Guaranteed Interview Scheme for all qualifying Service and Ex-Service Personnel. To qualify for a guaranteed interview, candidates must meet the essential criteria for the post and be either a current member of the Armed Forces, or be within the two year period of resettlement. If this applies to you please email the job reference number and your AR number to the Recruitment Team at ( Email address removed )
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