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Senior Specialist Physiotherapist or Occupational Therapist

NHS AfC: Band 7

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Senior Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist
NHS AfC: Band 7
37.5 hours per week
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Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
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£39,866 - £49,704 p.a. inclusive of HCA
29/01/2019 23:59
Interview date

Join us and become part of the most engaged workforce of any NHS trust in England, according to the latest national NHS Staff Survey results – for the second year running.

You will be joining a dynamic and forward-looking organisation in the heart of the capital where you can develop your career and broaden your horizons.

We think you will enjoy working for us but you don’t have to take our word for it – 79% of staff who took part in the latest national NHS Staff Survey would recommend Guy’s and St Thomas’ as a place to work.

Senior Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist; Falls Early Intervention Programme, Band 7

Lambeth and Southwark have some of the highest rates of falls in the country. Over the last six years our team has created a successful award winning self-referral pathway to improve access to evidence based falls prevention exercise. We currently have 37 weekly community exercise classes, run by “Later Life” trained Postural Stability Instructors.

Our innovative approach to primary prevention involves

  • training therapy assistants to successfully complete clinical triage via our Strength and Balance Helpline
  • identifying demand and setting up new classes in community venues
  • marketing, publicity and client recruitment
  • promoting adherence to exercise (both during and after attendance)
  • working closely with community and voluntary sector organisations.

This approach is having a positive impact on the local whole-system costs associated with falls.

We are now looking to recruit a highly motivated and enthusiastic Band 7 Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist to join our Falls Early Intervention team which is part of the Community Rehabilitation and Falls Service at GSTT at this exciting point in our continued development and to build on our success.

This unique opportunity would suit a band 7 therapist or an experienced band 6, who is ready to take the next step in their career. The post holder will share the leadership and the day-to-day coordination of the Falls Early Intervention team with a part time band 7 physiotherapist and support the Clinical Managers in operational management and further service development.

Applicants should have experience of delivering high quality, evidence-based rehabilitation to older people with a variety of complex co-morbidities and falls. You will be expected to provide clinical leadership, being a source of clinical expertise, including presenting at local, regional and national forums.

The post holder will work alongside a multi-disciplinary team. You will have a small caseload to further develop your highly specialist community assessment and rehabilitation skills and have the excellent opportunity to develop operational and leadership skills by having a key role in the day to day running and development of our Strength and Balance Helpline and community exercise classes.

The post holder will have excellent communication skills and an ability to prioritise key priorities on a daily basis are essential. The successful candidate will demonstrate flexibility, creativity and the ability to support change in a fast paced environment. The post holder will be required to contribute to the 7-day therapy service on the Pulross Centre intermediate care ward in Brixton.

Closing Date: 29 January 2019 at midnight

Interview Date: 13 February 2019


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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must 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) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

For further information or to arrange an informal visit please contact Charlotte Williams, Clinical Manager on 0203 049 6948, or Jessere Barnes, Clinical Manager on 0203 049 5580,

If you have problems applying, contact

020 7188 7897

The main telephone number for recruitment is 0207 188 1700.

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