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Urgent Care Senior Physiotherapist - Band 6

Job Description

Bristol Community Health Community Interest Company (CIC) is a not-for-profit social enterprise organisation providing high quality community healthcare services across the city and neighbouring areas.

Our Values help us to deliver our core mission - Person Centred Patient Care. We know that we work better together, so naturally we strive to deliver excellence through collaborative and innovative working across the organisation. As an employee you will be invited to become a shareholder in the company and have a say in shaping our future direction.

We currently follow the 2016/17 Agenda for Change national pay scales and pay a Living Wage. We recognise NHS continuous service for annual leave entitlement and offer access to the NHS pension scheme.

Are you an experienced Therapist looking for a development opportunity?

Do you like exciting new challenges?

A vacancy has arisen for dynamic, enthusiastic and forward thinking Band 6 Physiotherapist to join our Urgent Care Service comprising of REACT / In Reach & Rapid Response.

Rapid Response is a multi-disciplinary team managing acutely unwell patients in their own homes who historically would have been admitted to hospital; and supporting the facilitated discharges from the In-Reach/REACT Team.

Rapid Emergency Assessment Care Team (REACT) In-Reach team work within the Emergency Departments & short stay wards of Southmead Hospital and the Bristol Royal Infirmary facilitating early discharge into the community teams including Rapid Response.

The candidate would be joining a true MDT working model. As a service we promote flexible working throughout our acute based teams (REACT In-Reach) and our Rapid Response Teams (RRT) within the community to ensure an efficient and robust service. This in turn offers a wide range of clinical and managerial development opportunities to its staff.

We are looking for forward thinking applicants who wish to further develop their acute clinical assessment and rehabilitation skills as well as play a key role in further service development. For the right candidate this role also offers the opportunity to develop their managerial skills.

We are looking for team players who have excellent communication and clinical assessment skills, in order to risk assess and manage patients in both the secondary and intermediate care setting. You will need to develop a sound knowledge of the wider BCH services as well as other charitable and social services. You must show flexibility, use of initiative and the ability to work autonomously. The successful applicants will be joining a friendly and dynamic team led by supportive Team Managers and Advanced Practitioners.

Bristol Community Health is committed to your continuing professional development, with access to in-service training, supervision and post-graduate education. This is an excellent opportunity to develop and expand your assessment and problem solving skills and gain further clinical skills and experience.

The job offers a variety of working hours and the service runs from 0730 to 2000 seven days a week including Bank Holidays. Successful candidates will be expected to take their place on the weekend rota.

All applicants need access to a suitable vehicle for business purposes and be able to travel independently across the locality.

For more information, please contact Hannah Martin, Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner, Leanne Ford, Advanced Nurse Practitioner or Holly Pemberton, Team Manager on  ( Phone number removed ) 

Bristol Community Health (BCH) provides a range of community services 365 days a year, over a 24 hour period. This may result in staff being required to work a variety of shift patterns.

Current BCH employees who are successful in their application for this post will transfer automatically to the Total Reward Terms and Conditions upon appointment if they have not already done so. This will not apply to new and current posts which fall under the Children's Community Healthcare Partnership (CCHP) for the 12 month interim period from 1st April 2016. During this time BCH are delivering these services in partnership with Sirona health and care CIC and Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership (AWP) NHS Trust. Standard NHS Terms and Conditions including Agenda for Change pay scales will apply to all current and new CCHP employees.

If the post is fixed term, current BCH employees who are successful will be offered the role on a secondment basis. The secondment will have to be supported by their current line manager and internal applicants should refer to the Secondment Policy on the staff website for further details.

If you are shortlisted for interview, you will be contacted through NHS Jobs via the email address supplied on your application form. Therefore please check both your NHS Jobs and email accounts regularly for messages. If you apply for this vacancy and have not received a communication within four weeks of the closing date, please assume that on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful. This vacancy may close early if sufficient applications are deemed to have been received.

In accordance with policy, internal BCH staff in a redeployment situation will be given prior consideration for any suitable vacancies advertised.

BCH do not pay any travel expenses for attending interviews.

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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