Want to be part of the new NHS? Health and Care organisations in Dorset are at the forefront of transforming services to provide excellent, patient-centred care.
Dorset HealthCare plays a pivotal role in the strong partnership of public sector organisations across Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole. Our community and mental health trust has a caring and committed workforce of around 5,500 staff, serving a population of over 700,000 people.
We are looking for proactive, positive, respectful, supportive, reliable and trustworthy people to join us at Dorset HealthCare – we’re the biggest provider of healthcare in Dorset and offer exciting opportunities for people with a range of skills. We want to be better every day – do you?
‘This is an exciting time for us as we continue improving and adapting. I have seen some great innovation, fantastic teamwork and a real willingness to look at how we can do things differently’ – Eugine Yafele, Chief Executive (May 2019)
This is an exciting opportunity for a Band 5 or Band 6 Physiotherapist to join the Purbeck Integrated Community Rehabilitation Team, which is based in Wareham. The team is part of Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust which has just been awarded 'Outstanding' status by the CQC for its community services.
The post will involve assessment and treatment of patients in both a community and inpatient setting (Purbeck area and Swanage Community Hospital) to prevent hospital admissions, promote earlier hospital discharges and rehabilitate a wide variety of conditions. The hospital caseload comprises of a mix of complex medical problems including orthopaedic, neurology, respiratory and elderly care. The community caseload offers a wide variety of pathologies and conditions to treat and rehabilitate. Support for complex admission avoidance patients is provided by our integrated hub, which includes advanced practitioner and GP cover, alongside a consultant geriatrician, community matrons and pharmacy support.
The post would suit a therapist with a commitment to integrated working with a passion for promoting rehabilitation and function as part of a multidisciplinary pathway.
Training can be provided to support or develop any areas of specific clinical interest. Professional support and access to the Trust’s clinical supervision, in-service training and other developmental opportunities are just some of the benefits of working as part of this team.
The other benefits involve working in a beautiful area of Dorset as part of a busy, friendly team, who are co-located with social services which offers further scope for training and development.
The hours of work are flexible and would include being part of a rota at weekends and bank holidays. We would welcome both full time and part time applications for this post. If you would like part time hours, please indicate this on your application.
Employment in this post requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The DBS levies a charge of £44 and the Trust will recover this cost in instalments from your first 3 salary payments.
Applicants who subscribe to the DBS update service and are able to present a valid DBS certificate will not incur a charge.
For further details / informal visits contact:
Jackie Lidgard, Team Leader or Karen Hornsby, Deputy Team Leader on 01929 408073.
For more information and to apply online, please click here.