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Specialist Physiotherapist

Job Description

South Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (SEPT) has been voted one of the top 100 places to work in the NHS and we have an overall CQC rating of 'Good'. We are one of the most successful NHS Foundation Trusts in the country providing integrated care including mental health, learning disability, social care and community services to culturally and economically diverse communities across Bedfordshire and Essex. We employ approximately 4,500 people and work with a wide range of partners to 'provide services that are in tune with you'.

We are a responsive, innovative and dynamic Foundation Trust delivering leading edge health services in a constantly changing environment. We work with a wide range of partner organisations to deliver care and support to people in their own homes and from a number of hospital and community based premises. We have many modern community based resource centres and community facilities to provide local services to local people where possible.

Unlike acute hospital services, Community Health Services, mental health and learning disability services are mainly provided in community settings with defined geographical localities. As a result we operate from various locations across Bedfordshire and Essex.

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced band 5 or 6 Physiotherapist looking to develop skills in a specialist stroke post. We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly skilled physiotherapist with experience of working with Patients with stroke and neurological conditions.

About us:
We are a dedicated and friendly team of therapists based in Epping who provide intensive rehabilitation to patients following a stroke or neurological condition. We cover an inpatient neuro-rehabilitation ward at St. Margaret’s Hospital, Epping; as well as providing an Early Supported Discharge service for stroke in West Essex.

Physiotherapy works within a dynamic MDT to provide high quality intensive therapy input in line with local and national guidance on stroke. Our rehabilitation pathway is goal structured and the team work closely to achieve goals as set by the Patient and therapists involved in their care, within a 6 week episode of care.

What we can offer you:

  • An opportunity to provide intensive therapy input and rehabilitation to Patients following stroke.
  • As a service that actively encourages development, you will have access to internal and external training.
  • A supportive MDT consisting of a band 7 SLT, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, clinical psychologist, therapy assistants and assistant practitioners.
  • Close working relationships and meet weekly with our local Stroke Association coordinator and stroke social worker.

About the area:
Epping is a lively market town located in West Essex and is easily accessed via the M11 and M25 motorways. It also has excellent public transport links, including a tube stop for London Underground (on the central line).

We will consider flexible working for this position.

If you would like an informal discussion or more information about the position please do not hesitate to contact us:

Nicole Groom (Band 7 Physiotherapist) or Charlotte Jennings (ESD co-ordinator)  ( Phone number removed ) 



As a newly appointed employee you are responsible for incurring the cost of your initial DBS check relevant to your post, the amount will be deducted from your first salary with the Trust.

Applications for Job Share are positively welcomed

Our Trust is an Equal Opportunities Employer. We particularly welcome applications from people with experience of using mental health services. We also hold the Disability two tick symbol and have made the pledge to commit to employing more people with learning disabilities, we encourage people with a disability to apply. If you require this application form in another format i.e. Braille or audio tape etc, please contact the Recruitment Department on  ( Phone number removed )  or email ( Email address removed ) and we can arrange for this to be dispatched to you.

The Trust has the right to expire vacancies prior to closing date if they so wish.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expect all staff to undertake this commitment. Applicants will be subject to robust safer recruitment processes.

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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