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Clinical Lead Physiotherapist/Occupational Therapist

Band 7

Main area
Physiotherapy/Occupational Therapy
Band 7
Full Time - 37.5 hours
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Hull Royal Infirmary
£37,570 - £43,772 per annum
21/11/2019 23:59

Frailty Intervention Team (FIT)

Full Time post 37.5 hours  - Flexible work pattern to include evening and weekend shifts

Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust is one of the largest in England and provides acute care for an urban and rural population of 600,000 and over 1.2 million for our tertiary services. Based on two sites the Trust employs nearly 8,500 people and has an annual budget of approximately £300 million. 

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Band 7 Physiotherapist / Occupational Therapist with previous experience in core areas of Physiotherapy / Occupational Therapy within an acute setting to join our Frailty Intervention Team working as part of our Consultant-led MDT to provide Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment Our services are continually developing and expanding in response to changing service needs.

The successful candidate will provide rapid assessment and response as part of a multidisciplinary team to elderly patients who are brought in via our Emergency Depart or referred by their GP to the Elderly Assessment Unit or other specialty units. We provide a patient centred approach that takes into consideration the impact of frailty and acknowledges how small changes can considerable impact upon the patient. We link closely with community partners as trusted assessors for intermediate care services. The aim is to prevent admission for those patients who do not require an acute hospital stay but are in need of our assessment, care and recommendations for referrals to our community / partner organisations. Our team includes Consultant Geriatricians working alongside other doctors in ED and EAU, nurses, and allied health care providers.

This post will provide exciting opportunity for development of inter-professional skills, working closely with other disciplines. The team will links closely with our colleagues in the community and this is another opportunity for professional development in promoting and fostering relationships with external teams and agencies. Discharge planning is key to the success of the FIT service, and there will be the opportunity to work with state-of-the-art IT communication systems and our Discharge Hub team to facilitate patient flow.

Physiotherapy / Occupational Therapy staff working within this unit will work closely with the Acute Medicine Team, which covers a broad range of acute hospital specialties including A&E, Acute Assessment, Elderly Medicine, Endocrinology, Renal Medicine and Gastrology. All applicants must have previous senior experience in core areas of Physiotherapy / Occupational Therapy within an acute care setting.

As an Acute Teaching Trust we provide opportunities for comprehensive professional development across diverse specialty areas. The successful candidates will be required to work flexibly as the service is provided seven days a week throughout the year until 2000 hours requiring innovation and flexibility in terms of provision of staff cover.

Hull is a large city with a small town feel, situated on the banks of the River Humber in the beautiful East Riding of Yorkshire with easy access to the continent via North Sea Ferries or to North Lincolnshire via the Humber Bridge. Hull is a great and affordable place to work, play and live – and now boasts the title ‘UK City of Culture 2017’. The city is now delivering a spectacular programme for 2017 that will deliver artistic excellence and events for all throughout the city.

Hull Royal Infirmary is situated ten minutes’ walk from the railway and bus interchange and the centre of town which offers a wide range of shops, both large and small, and award winning museums in the cobbled streets of the Old Town. Our large staff are socially active and forge strong friendships. They are keen to involve others in their broad range of activities.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the high volume of applications for some of our posts, we reserve the right to close to further applications before the displayed closing date. You are encouraged to apply promptly to avoid disappointment. Part-time and job share request will be considered for this post. Applicants should note that from 1st December 2013 all new appointments to Hull and East Yorkshire NHS Trust (excluding Medical Staffing appointments) are subject to the completion of a satisfactory 6 month probation period. In addition, the Employment Probation Policy is attached to all adverts on NHS Jobs as part of the job pack, in order that prospective candidates are aware of the need to complete a 6 month probation period and also the details of how the policy operates.

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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

For further information about this post please contact Nicky Gilchrist Head of Physiotherapy on 01482-675099 or e-mail