Job reference: 164015
Salary: Band 7 (£46,244 - £53,789)
Job closing date: 02/10/2023
Job Type: Allied Health Professions
Location: NHS Forth Valley Sites
Employment type: Permanent
Hours Per Week: Up to 37.5
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 step down facilities across the Falkirk Health and Social Care Partnership. 

We are looking for an enthusiastic and innovative Highly Specialist Physiotherapist (Band 7) to join our progressive and expanding multi-disciplinary rehabilitation team.

As a Highly Specialist Physiotherapist (Band 7) you will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team, managing your own complex caseload, using evidence-based practice and person-centered principles to assess, plan and implement evaluations. The successful post holder will be dynamic and innovative within their practice, have the skills to lead, support and develop a service that demonstrates the value of physiotherapy within the multi-disciplinary team. You will work with the AHP Team Lead to bring professional PT leadership to the service alongside existing senior PT staff. You will have the responsibility to undertake supervision and appraisal of more junior staff, therapy assistant practitioners and students; you will also play a key role in educating partnership colleagues. This community role offers a well-supported structure within an experienced and dedicated team of AHPs.

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

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

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

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

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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