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Senior Physiotherapist posted by Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Physiotherapy Rehabilitation
Full Time
Blackpool Stadium, Blackpool
£30,401 - £37,267 / year
NHS Band 6/7
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Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is ideally situated on the Fylde Coast just a 45 minute drive from Manchester. The Trust provides services to the 440,000 residents of Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre and North Lancashire, as well as specialist tertiary services in haematology, cystic fibrosis, cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery. We employ more than 6,500 staff, have approximately 900 beds and have a planned turnover in excess of £410m for 2017/2018.

As one of the United Kingdom’s largest coastal resorts, Blackpool has plenty to offer its residents – it’s not just a good place to work; it’s a great place to live. In addition to its bustling centre and historic seafront, the town is world famous for its many attractions, including the Blackpool Tower. This seaside town also offers a number of scenic cycling routes round its local parks and across the surrounding countryside, as well as panoramic views of the coast on its picturesque Promenade. Further afield, Blackpool benefits from less than three-hour connections via rail to Edinburgh in the north and London in the south.

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Band 6, Physiotherapist

Early Supported Discharge Team

37.5 hours/week (including occasional weekends and bank holidays)

Salary - £30,401-£37,267 pro rata

An exciting opportunity has arisen within Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, for a dynamic and enthusiastic Band 6 Physiotherapist to join our Early Supported Discharge Team based at Blackpool Football Stadium.

We are looking for a flexible, enthusiastic and motivated Physiotherapist to work as part of our integrated team to deliver rehabilitation to patients within their own homes within the Fylde Coast.

The post holder will be a registered Physiotherapist, who will hold an extensive caseload, with responsibility for individualised assessments and treatment plans, including identifying appropriate equipment, and delegating to support staff as appropriate. The ability to effectively communicate, verbally and in writing, with colleagues, senior clinicians, carers and patients is essential. You must be both methodical and organised, with skills in working under pressure, both individually and as part of a wider team. You will have a close working relationship with a number of external services as well as internal colleagues.

You will need to be able to travel around the local area to see patients in their own homes. To allow you to develop your knowledge and skills, we offer regular in-service training and supervision and we would expect the post holder to take an active role in both.

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS Disclosure.

This post is open to a secondment opportunity

For more information or to arrange an informal visit, please contact Emma Lancashire, Clinical Team Leader [Click here to apply], ( Email address removed )

For further details / informal visits contact:

For more information or to arrange an informal visit, please contact:

Helen Caudren (Occupational Therapist and Team Leader) ( Email address removed )

or Joanne Bunce (senior physiotherapist) ( Email address removed )

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What happens next?

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Please note that in line with national NHS guidelines, this Trust operates a strict non-smoking policy. Members of staff are not permitted to smoke on Trust premises or grounds at any time, nor take breaks during working hours for the purposes of smoking.

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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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