Physiotherapist- Post Covid Service

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust


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Job summary

Do you have a passion for supporting patients with diverse conditions? Are you a highly motivated and dynamic individual who would relish the opportunity to work within a specialist multi-disciplinary team? This could be the ideal role for you.

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust (NCHC) has a Band 5 Physiotherapy post for you.

Working remotely and in NCHC trust sites across Norfolk you will create your learning objectives during your appraisal to support your next career step. We have a highly experienced team, and are working collaboratively with other services within NCHC and other organisations to develop Post Covid Assessment and Rehabilitation pathways across Norfolk and Waveney. We provide a structured supervision program, including clinical support and in-service training. In return, we expect applicants to show a commitment to Continued Professional Development and evidence based practice.

You will be an enthusiastic therapist who has a desire to learn and share knowledge with your team members and other collaborate services. Ideally You will have a driving licence which allows you to drive within the UK as service delivery can span the county.

The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate a high level of clinical expertise, as well as excellent communication and organisational skills.

Main duties of the job

  1. Formulate and execute individualised holistic management and treatment plans for patients utilising a range of assessment and treatment skills.
  2. Assess patients holistic needs, communicating information to patient and carers as to their assessment, diagnosis, intervention, goal setting and treatment plan.
  3. To communicate effectively with patients and carers to maximise rehabilitation potential and to ensure an understanding of their condition. Communication skills of persuasion, motivation, explanation and gaining informed consent will be used with a variety of patients. Barriers of effective communication will regularly be evident e.g. loss of hearing, speaking a language other than English, altered perception, pain and fear.
  4. Be required to use tact and persuasive skills in order to gain the patients co-operation in their interventions and treatment plan.
  5. Liaise with , GPs, Social Services and other allied health care professionals and the voluntary sector.
  6. To participate in multi-disciplinary/multi-agency meetings as appropriate.
  7. Be responsible for ensuring workload for self and others is planned and prioritised according to service targets and needs.
  8. Ensure patient records are completed and that SystmOne inputting is completed on a daily basis within expected timeframes
  9. Be involved in planning and organising individual or group interventions for patients within the integrated team.

About us

This is an exciting opportunity for a Physiotherapist who wishes to work in a newly developing service, where joint MDT working and decision making is essential in the effective management of this cohort of patients.

There are plenty of learning opportunities within our service and the scope to develop further skills in the management of the increasing complexity of patients within the community setting; so if you are interested in joining our team and developing your skills in a new and dynamic environment, then please consider applying.

Apply now to join an organisation that has been awarded an Outstanding rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the highest possible rating and the first stand-alone NHS community trust in the country to be awarded the title.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

  • To undertake comprehensive assessment of patients with a variety of Post Covid syndrome presentations using clinical reasoning skills and inform the development of a comprehensive self management, education and rehabilitation plan.
  • To maintain your own clinical and professional development (CPD) by keeping abreast of any new trends and developments. To incorporate these as necessary into your own work and to be an active member, where appropriate, of the in-service training programme by the attendance at and presentation to the staff meetings, tutorials, training sessions, external courses, peer supervision and reflective practice.
  • To keep up to date with developments within your own specialist field, to disseminate information and to ensure that practice is based on the best available evidence.
  • To communicate effectively and work collaboratively with multi-disciplinary team colleagues across the health and social care sectors to ensure delivery of a co-ordinated multi-disciplinary service.
  • To participate in the staff appraisal scheme and personal development plan setting objectives for personal and service development with your supervisor.

Person Specification



  • oDiplom/Degree in Physiotherapy
  • oCurrent HCPC registration
  • oEvidence of experience in NHS


  • Clinical educators course



  • Community Placement at undergraduate level or experience of working at relevant level within the NHS field


  • oExperience working with patients with physical and mental health symptoms or conditions
  • oExperience working in a Respiratory setting
  • oExperience working with people in groups for education or exercise
  • Experience working within an MDT

Skills, Abilities and Knowledge


  • oHighly motivated and able to provide high standards of care
  • oConcentrate when undertaking patient care and inputting data / patient records
  • oEmpathy & sensitivity
  • oAbility to use own initiative
  • oGood time management skills
  • oWork flexibly to accommodate patient/service needs


  • oConfidence working in and leading group sessions
  • Interest/ experience in long term conditions



  • oAble to communicate effectively using the English language in both verbal and written form

Personal and People Development


  • oAbility to work within a team alongside peers, senior staff and non-registered colleagues

Personal Attributes / Behaviours (linked to the Trust's Behaviour Framework)


  • oReliability



  • oMust be able to make own travel arrangements across the county


  • Full driving licence with access to a vehicle

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust


Norwich/ Kings Lynn


PE30 5NU

Employer's website (Opens in a new tab)

For help with your application, contact:

Ellie Lee


Date posted

11 November 2021

Pay scheme

Agenda for change


Band 5


£25,655 to £31,534 a year per annum



Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time, Home or remote working

Reference number


Job locations

Norwich/ Kings Lynn


PE30 5NU

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