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Please note that contact with applicants will usually be by email, and so please check all of your mail folders regularly (unfortunately some providers filter our messages into junk mail folders).

Our Values

  •  W e are KIND
  •  We are OPEN
  •  We pursue EXCELLENCE
  • We are looking for applications from people who share our values to help make us a valued and trusted partner within our care system, that delivers safe effective care to our local population

    People for Patients. Our People, our Patients, our Priority

    Job overview

    A rare opportunity has arisen where we would like to welcome a Band 5 Physiotherapist to join the team for a 12 month secondment. Currently rotational experiences within community services are limited but this might just be the change and development opportunity you have been hoping for.

    The multi-disciplinary combination and specialty skill mix in York Community Response Team has allowed us to evolve into a forward thinking and dynamic service which provide a HomeFirst approach to enable people to recover at home. We work in close partnership with both health and social care colleagues providing patient focused support.

    We provide a seven day service between the hours of 8am – 8pm; therefore the successful candidate will take part in a rota that covers the hours of the service, however we do offer a flexible and varied shift pattern.

    Please seek permission from your current line manager before applying for this secondment position.

    Please note: Interview will take place on 24th August 2021.

    Main duties of the job

    We are looking for people who are creative, problem-solvers with enthusiasm to join us in the expansion and ongoing development of the team. If you are motivated and flexible, with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, then we would like to hear from you.

    Within your role as a Physiotherapist you will be responsible for providing holistic assessments and interventions, as well as specialist treatment and management of patients in the comfort of their own home.

    The ability to transport yourself and equipment across the locality during the course of a normal working day is required for this vacancy.

    Please be advised that this vacancy will potentially close prior to the closing date stated due to the high level of applications it may attract. If you would like to apply, please submit your application promptly to avoid disappointment.

    The question is, are you keen to get involved ?! 

    Working for our organisation

    York & Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides a comprehensive range of acute hospital, community and specialist healthcare services for approximately 800,000 people living in and around York, North Yorkshire, North East Yorkshire and Ryedale – an area covering 3,400 square miles, and which includes Scarborough and Bridlington.

    Our mission is to be a valued and trusted partner within our care system, delivering safe effective care to the population we serve.

    We’re situated in a fantastic part of the country: home to two national parks, a beautiful coastline, and the city of York, which is consistently voted one of the best to live in the UK.

    It’s our privilege to be the largest provider of healthcare in the region and we are incredibly proud of our 8,500 staff, working across 9 hospital sites, supporting safe, high quality patient-centred care on a day-to-day basis.

    We hope to hear from you soon!

    Detailed job description and main responsibilities

    For more information please see the job description attached

    Armed Forces Friendly Employer

    We are holders of the Gold Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme, which is helping actively promote SaBRE – Supporting Britain’s Reservists and Employers. This means that York Teaching Hospital has provided its statement of intent to support all Defence personnel and we welcome their application to work for us.

    Disability Confident and Mindful Employer

    The Trust is committed to meeting the needs of employees and applicants with a disability or mental health condition. Our support for these schemes includes encouraging applications from people who are disabled or have a mental health condition, offering adjustments to make our application process accessible

    Person specification


    Essential criteria

  • Ability to demonstrate appropriate engagement with others and understanding of the impact of good and poor communication
  • Ability to present information, written and verbally in a clear and logical manner
  • Experience

    Essential criteria

  • Experience in a wide range of student placements to include hospital in patients and respiratory work.
  • Experience of working in a multidisciplinary health care team
  • Knowledge of the Physiotherapy process ,its application in clinical practice and its role within the organisation.
  • Desirable criteria

  • Experience of NHS Acute care work, complex discharge planning.
  • Good working knowledge of Physiotherapy assessments, interventions, outcome measures and models of practice.
  • Education

    Essential criteria

  • Diploma/degree in Physiotherapy
  • Please note that some of our substantive vacancies may be available on a smaller number of hours than advertised. If you would be interested in applying on this basis, we would encourage you to contact the appointing manager to enquire further.

    DBS Checks

    Please be aware that all new employees starting work with us will be charged for the cost of their DBS check if it is required for the role. The cost will be deducted from your salary either in 1 payment or over a six month period once you start employment. By applying you are agreeing to this undertaking.  If you are successful you will be asked to confirm if you wish to pay in one amount or in instalments. The charges are currently £27.68 for a standard check and £44.68 for an enhanced check. The level of check will be determined by the post you are applying for.

    Please note that Volunteers and Bank only staff will not be charged.

    Agile and Flexible Working

    We are committed to helping all staff balance their work with other commitments and have recently launched our new Agile and Flexible Working policy to support this, entitling all staff to request flexible working from day one – for all posts. We encourage you to speak to the recruiting manager named within this advert to discuss any requirements you may have.

    Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)

    All our employees have access to a free, confidential counselling and wellbeing support service. Our EAP is available 24/7, 365 days a year.

    A bit more about us and the surrounding area

    North Yorkshire is a fantastic part of the country. It is home to two national parks, a beautiful coastline, and the city of York as mentioned in , has been named the third most ‘cultured’ city in the UK.

    It’s a great place to be and, as the largest provider of healthcare locally, we’re proud to serve 800,000 people.

    It’s not just the area that’s a great draw – as a member of our team, you’ll have access to one of the most generous and comprehensive pension schemes in the UK, a minimum of 27 days annual leave (on top of Bank Holidays) and an award-winning package of .