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Job reference: 163996
Salary: Band 6 (£37,831 - £46,100)
Job closing date: 02/10/2023
Job Type: Allied Health Professions
Location: Falkirk Community Hospital
Employment type: Permanent
Hours Per Week: Up to 22.5
Job posted date: 18/09/2023
Employer (NHS Board): NHS Forth Valley
Department: AHP Community Beds Team

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The Falkirk Community Bed AHP Team provides assessment, rehabilitation and discharge planning for service users in community hospitals and step down facilities across the Falkirk Health and Social Care Partnership. 

We are looking for an enthusiastic and innovative Specialist Physiotherapist (Band 6) to join our progressive and expanding multi-disciplinary rehabilitation team.

As a Specialist Physiotherapist you will work in partnership with colleagues to support patients who are in one of Falkirk’s community rehab beds. In this post you will be expected to provide a comprehensive specialist service of assessment, treatment/appropriate management, onward referral and discharge planning for a complex range of patients referred to the service.

The role will involve working across professional and organisational boundaries alongside Partnership and Community Rehabilitation (ReACH) colleagues.

The service offers a varied clinical caseload, excellent peer support and training opportunities. You will be expected to participate in quality improvement, evidence based practice and in-service training. There may also be an opportunity to undertake the clinical supervision and appraisals of more junior staff, as well as contribute to the supervision and development of undergraduate/pre-reg students.

The service covers the Falkirk Council area with the AHPs being based between Falkirk Community Hospital and local bases depending on demand.

NHS Forth Valley is embracing contemporary working. As and when required the post holder will be expected to participate in twilight or weekend working.

Ability and willingness to travel throughout the area of service delivery is essential for this post.

The duties of this post require the successful candidate to be a member of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme.  More information on this scheme can be found at

For informal enquiries please contact Hazel Webb or Vivienne McCaig

Please note that the majority of correspondence is sent by e-mail, therefore please check your e-mail regularly (including junk folders) and your Jobtrain account for updates.

NHS Forth Valley is positive about disabled people and is committed to offering an interview to disabled people who meet the minimum criteria for the job.  Please contact the Recruitment Office on 0330 041 4694 if there are any reasonable adjustments we can make to assist you with your application and/or interview.

NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. To this end, NHS Scotland welcomes applications from all sections of society.

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