Band 6/Band 5 Development Community Physiotherapist

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust


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Job summary

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust is pleased to announce that an opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and motivated Physiotherapist to join our community in patient team at Kelling Hospital. Opportunity may also arise to help support our community teams seeing patients within their own homes. This can be a band 6 post or can be a linked grade providing you with the opportunity to progress from a Band 5 to a Band 6 in line with an agreed set of competencies.We are looking for someone who has completed 2-3 rotations or equivalent at Band 5 level.You will be supported in gaining skills in advanced clinical reasoning and problem solving as well as skills in complex assessment and intervention. Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to discuss assessment and interventions empathetically with service users, relatives and carers is critical to this role, Support is available from Clinical Leads and Community Operations Managers. Band 6 competencies are expected to be reached within 12-18 months of appointment.

The post is Permanent.

Main duties of the job

  • You will be able to deliver high quality Physiotherapeutic interventions and health care to patients on community in-patient units. To provide proactive, holistic case management and rehabilitation whilst working with patients to help them set realistic goals. Utilising health coaching skills to effectively engage with the patient and their family to ensure that expectations are appropriately managed. This post may also have the need to out-reach into the community caseload as service needs' depends.
  • To assess and prescribe care programmes for patients with, but not exclusive to, long term conditions, the frail and elderly, palliative care and rehabilitation needs, to achieve quality of life and independence where possible
  • To assess and prescribe exercise programmes to patients with, but not exclusive to, frail ad elderly, palliative care and rehabilitation needs, to achieve quality and independence where possible.
  • To work within the integrated team to facilitate early discharge from hospital
  • To work with all health care professionals, and statutory and non-statutory agencies to provide a seamless integrated service to our service users
  • To provide advise, support and supervision to junior staff, therapy assistants and students.

About us

You will work with a small team of friendly, approachable physiotherapists, occupational therapists, therapy assistant practitioners and ward registered nurses. The post will be based at Kelling Hospital Site providing cover on the 24 bed in-patient unit within Kelling Hospital. You may also be required to travel out to see patients in their own homes or in care homes in Fakenham, Wells, Holt and Sheringham and surrounding villages.

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

To provide physiotherapeutic interventions to patients with a wide range of conditions on the in-patient unit or in their own homes. For more detailed information please see the attached job description.

Person Specification



  • Diploma or first level degree in Physiotherapy
  • Current HCPC registration


  • Clinical Educator's course or equivalent



  • Evidence of working as band 5 physiotherapist across a broad range of specialities eg Orthopaedics, MSK, Neurology, Care of the Elderly etc in acute and community settings
  • Experience of performing falls assessments and gait analysis
  • Experience of working with/as part of multidisciplinary teams and partner agencies
  • Experience of working with patients with multiple pathologies and managing holistic patient centred care

Skills, Abilities and Knowledge


  • Ability to organise and prioritise workload independently and support others to do so
  • Evidence of understanding of Safeguarding issues relating to the care of vulnerable adults and older people
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Evidence of attendance on short courses and/or in house training related to physiotherapy post-registration
  • Good computer skills including SystmOne and ability to work on information management systems


  • Relevant safeguarding training
  • Working knowledge of SystmOne
  • Experience of audit/research



  • Evidence of excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills appropriate to supporting other members of the team

Personal and People Development


  • Evidence of own personal development and experience
  • Ability to support the development of others through supervision and teaching
  • Supporting patients in self management through health coaching

Personal attributes/behaviours


  • Ability to identify with the Trust's commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults
  • Value and respect the privacy and dignity of the patient
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of team
  • Enthusiasm
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Flexible and positive approach to work to meet changing needs of the service



  • Post holder will be required to work standard hours between the hours of 9-5 Monday to Friday, and will need to be flexible in extenuating circumstances when there may be a need to be flexible with working hours
  • Must hold a full and valid driving licence and have access to a vehicle for work
  • The post holder will need to be passed as fit to perform the full duties of the post by Occupational Health , with any reasonable aids and adaptations as appropriate

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


Kelling Hospital


NR25 6QA

Employer's website (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Carre Varley


Date posted

27 May 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change


Band 5


£25,655 to £39,027 a year pa



Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time

Reference number


Job locations

Kelling Hospital


NR25 6QA

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