• Flexible
  • Part Time
  • Anywhere

Job overview

It’s an exciting time for our Urgent Community Response (UCR) Service as we expand into the High Weald, Lewes, and the Havens (HWLH) area. We are recruiting to our new teams who will work with patients in their homes across the HWLH communities.

As part of our expansion, we are looking for Physiotherapists to join us, so if you’re a motivated and enthusiastic physiotherapist looking to be part of a supportive team and use your skills to provide excellent acute community care, we’d love to hear from you.

This is an amazing opportunity to become a member of the team as a physiotherapist working together to help patients stay in their homes, making sure they avoid unnecessary hospital admissions and supporting them through the first few critical days after they leave hospital. The focus of this role is delivering essential holistic assessment and treatment to patients with acute, diverse needs across the area.

Main duties of the job

In this role you will work with patients within their home providing acute clinical assessment, planning treatment and intervention for patients with a variety of conditions, identifying ongoing needs and appropriately referring to other longer-term services within the area. You will be a valued and supported member of the team, contributing to team decisions and partaking in regular in-service training.

If you are new to Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust, you will be given the opportunity our preceptorship programme, through protected time and regular clinical supervision with dedicated registered professional support. You will also join the Band 5 Rotation, developing your skills across different clinical areas.

You will need to able to drive with a full UK licence due to the geographic area covered by the team.

Working for our organisation

Why work for us?

  • Positive 2021 NHS Staff Survey results with compassionate culture and leadership, and support for staff wellbeing, scoring highly
  • Rated ‘Good’ with ‘Outstanding’ features by the Care Quality Commission (CQC)
  • Located in stunning Sussex, with easy access to the South Downs and the coast
  • A great variety of working environments, in the community, in patients’ homes and in our community hospitals
  • Excellent training and development opportunities
  • Real Living Wage Employer, with great rates of pay
  • Supportive flexible working patterns such as part time, flexi time, annualised hours etc.
  • Supportive team environments
  • Cost-effective and convenient workplace nurseries in Crawley, Hove and Brighton
  • Thriving BAME, Disability and Wellbeing, LGBT+ and Religion and Belief staff networks
  • Accredited Level 3 Disability Confident Leader, committed to creating inclusive workplaces
  • Access to a wide range of benefits and discounts for NHS staff
  • Detailed job description and main responsibilities
    We are a multidisciplinary team working flexibly to provide a seven-day service, 365 days a year, between 8am and 8pm. We deliver:

  • A rapid response to people in the community who are experiencing acute episodes of ill-health.
  • A supported discharge service to facilitate timely hospital discharges.
  • Acute reablement for up to 10 days, supporting people to achieve functional goals and work towards independence with activities of daily living.
  • The team works closely with other services within Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust, as well as our acute and community partners, GPs, South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb), adult social care and voluntary and third sector organisations.

    Further information is available in the attached job description and person specification.

    If you would like to discuss this role or find out more, you can contact our Operational Team Leads, Jacqui Hilder and Jessica Poulton, by emailing -rs- .

    Person specification

    Qualifications and Professional Registration
    Essential criteria

  • Professional qualification such as a degree or equivalent in Physiotherapy or Occupational Therapy
  • Current registration with the Health and Care Professions Council as a Physiotherapist or Occupational Therapist
  • Evidence of ongoing education
  • Experience
    Essential criteria

  • Relevant postgraduate or undergraduate experience in the clinical field
  • Experience within specialism underpinned by theory and specific therapeutic knowledge
  • Experience of using assessment tools relevant to client group
  • Skills and Knowledge
    Essential criteria

  • Able to assess, plan, implement and evaluate care for individuals
  • Able to promote choice and independence in undertaking patient care
  • Good communication and negotiation skills
  • Able to demonstrate competency in a range of clinical skills
  • Able to plan and prioritise a caseload efficiently
  • Able to demonstrate the application of research based practice
  • Good numeracy, literacy and IT skills
  • Knowledge of national policies and procedures relevant to the clinical setting
  • Knowledge of clinical governance, clinical audit, risk management and clinical supervision
  • Knowledge of Professional code of conduct
  • Able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of boundaries of role
  • Able to reflect and learn from situations
  • Able to identify difficulties as challenges and work with others to identify solutions
  • Able to demonstrate team working and awareness of the roles of other professionals
  • Able to demonstrate a commitment to learning and development with documented evidence of CPD
  • Other Requirements
    Essential criteria

  • Car driver (Valid Driving License for use in the UK)
  • Willingness to undertake training to develop within the role
  • Desirable criteria

  • Flexible working
  • Access to a vehicle for work purposes
  • This post may close earlier than the published closing date if sufficient applications are received.

    Correspondence relating to this vacancy will be conducted electronically. If you have not heard from us within two weeks please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. Please ensure that you check your emails, including your junk folder, on a regular basis. References will be requested electronically as well; please ensure you provide correct contact details for referees.

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