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Learning Disability Physiotherapist

Band 5

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Band 5
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Midshires Business Park, Unit 1, Smeaton Close, Aylesbury, HP19 8HL
£24,214 - £37,267 per annum
19/07/2019 23:59

Values Based Screener

At Hertfordshire Partnership Foundation Trust we are looking for people to join us who share our values and those of the NHS. Before your application can be considered please take part on our online values questionnaire, which you can find below. When you have finished you will be sent a 'completion code' by email, which will be valid for 6 months and required to submit your application form.

Physiotherapist Band 5 – 6 development post

Band 6 progression following successful completion of Physiotherapy clinical competency framework


Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) is committed to providing excellent specialist learning disability health services across the country. HPFT is a thriving and growing organisation; now providing community learning disability services in Buckinghamshire, as well as services in Hertfordshire, Essex and Norfolk.

Key goals for the Trust include being the provider of choice; delivering high quality integrated health services in collaboration with local people, and to improve overall health and well-being. To deliver this the Trust is committed to employing the best workforce, recruiting individuals with the ability to provide care at the cutting edge of innovative practice. HPFT has a formal affiliation with The University of Hertfordshire and has excellent development and training programmes. HPFT is ranked in the top 20% of Trusts in the UK and a strongly embedded learning culture supports and facilitates staff to develop their potential and progress in their careers.

Buckinghamshire is a county in South East England which borders North West London, with direct train routes in to the city centre from many of the county’s historic and picturesque towns such as Beaconsfield, Marlow and Amersham. From High Wycombe, the train in to the city centre takes a little as twenty three minutes. There are also excellent connections to the rest of the UK and the M40, M1, M25, and M4 are all within easy reach.

Information about the post:

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a newly qualified Physiotherapist to join the Specialist Learning Disability Services based in Buckinghamshire and work towards a Band 6 position on successful completion of specific specialist competencies within Learning Disability Physiotherapy practice.

The successful candidate will work as an influential and integral member of a diverse multi-disciplinary team and will join the growing Physiotherapy service.

You will be highly motivated to develop your clinical skills with adults with learning disabilities and will be able to demonstrate an interest in working with this client group.   You will have excellent communication and organisational skills and be enthusiastic about working as part of a dynamic, multi-disciplinary team.

You will receive regular clinical supervision and support from the members of the Physiotherapy team to complete your competency framework and will be actively encouraged to participate in continuing professional development.

Key job roles:

To assess, develop and implement assessment, treatment and management for adults with learning disabilities.

To provide advice and training to carers, relatives, and other professionals regarding the management and care of adults with learning disabilities.

To undertake supervision of junior staff, therapy assistants and students as required.

To promote the specialist services provided by HPFT to improve the health and well-being of adults with learning disabilities.

Essential Criteria:

Recognised UK Physiotherapy qualification or equivalent.

Current UK Health Professions Council and CSP registration.

A desire to work with adults with learning disabilities.

 Car driver essential, or access to a car (unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010 which prevents you from driving).

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

Hannah Meara, Clinical Lead Physiotherapist on 07789943473