Specialist Physiotherapist Integrated Community Stroke Service

Main area
NHS AfC: Band 6
Part time - 22.5 hours per week (Monday - Wednesday with requirement for 7 day working on rota basis)
Job ref
Bodmin Health Centre
£35,392 - £42,618 pro rata
Salary period
01/06/2023 23:59

Job overview

To work across 7 days on a rotational basis, as part of the ICSS Team to ensure patients in a defined area who have had a stroke have access to specialist assessment and care. There may be a need to provide countywide cover on occasion.

Main duties of the job

  • To undertake comprehensive stroke assessment in a community setting, use clinical reasoning and a range of skills to formulate treatment programmes and evaluate care. To work with senior staff to provide this service for patients with complex presentations.
  • To interpret and analyse clinical and non-clinical facts to form accurate diagnoses and prognoses within stroke rehabilitation with consideration of co-morbidities and for complex conditions with the guidance and supervision of senior staff. To recommend the best course of intervention, ability to set up, implement and evaluate rehabilitation care plans and potential onward referral.
  • To monitor and evaluate treatment to measure progress and ensure the effectiveness of interventions.
  • To provide specialist advice, teaching, and training to other members of the MDT, regarding the treatment and management of patients within your speciality and regarding complex home assessments and packages of care. In the absence of senior staff, provide the same advice to Physiotherapy colleagues working within other clinical areas - within the scope of your expertise.
  • To provide formal and informal training, supervision and assist in the performance management for more junior staff.

Working for our organisation

We’re an NHS community and mental health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people’s physical and mental health.  We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability.


We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you'll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK.

Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff.


We work in people's homes, in community clinics and bases.  Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner.


Just over 532,000 people live here. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon.  As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increases the numbers of people who use our services.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To view a detailed job description and person specification including the main responsibilities of this role please see ‘supporting documents’.


Person specification

Qualifications/ Education

Essential criteria
  • Professional qualification – Degree in Physiotherapy or equivalent
  • Current professional registration – HCPC
Desirable criteria
  • Membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP)
  • Membership of appropriate clinical interest groups (i.e., ACPIN)


Essential criteria
  • Comprehensive experience in acute hospital and community settings, with post qualification rotations in stroke rehabilitation
  • Experience of working within a multidisciplinary team, a good understanding of their roles and respect for the other professionals within the team
  • Experience of managing the risks associated with unsupervised / lone working
  • Up-to-date clinical skills in stroke care
  • Specialist level assessment skills
  • Experience of working with students either as a clinical educator or supporting a clinical educator
  • Evidence of clinical audit/research activity
  • An awareness of research and evidence-based practice within stroke care
Desirable criteria
  • Experience working in the community setting
  • Experience working in an NHS setting in the following clinical areas; Stroke, Eldercare, Neurology, Respiratory
  • Evidence of post-graduate education and development
  • Completion of Stroke Competencies

At Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust we are proud to prioritise the development of our people. To support this, the following opportunities are available:

  • Career conversations and individual development plans for succession planning and talent management
  • Protected CPD time for registered staff
  • Access to a dedicated central development fund supporting CPD for all staff
  • Leadership and Management development programmes
  • Coaching and mentoring opportunities
  • A full clinical induction programme for operational skills
  • Access to a care certificate programme for our band 1-4 clinical staff
  • A bespoke and robust preceptorship programme to support newly qualified staff
  • Individual professional development programmes

Being part of a successful NHS Foundation Trust brings a portfolio of rewards and benefits for our staff. These include:

  • Suite of health and wellbeing initiatives to support our colleagues physical and mental health
  • Free access to individual HARP portfolios to support revalidation for nursing staff
  • Free DBS checks where required
  • Discounts available from retailers, UK hotels and main attractions
  • NHS Pension Scheme
  • Salary sacrifice car scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • The Trust reimburses all application costs for staff eligible to apply for EU settlement status.

The Trust reserves the right to close this advert once a sufficient number of applications have been submitted. It is encouraged that you complete the application at your earliest convenience to avoid disappointment.

If you are successful at the shortlisting stage of the recruitment process you will be contacted via TRAC.jobs email regarding interview details.

We are committed to diversity and equality of employment including the employment of current and former service users.

If you are successful, you agree to Occupational Health accessing your health records from your current or previous employer to check the status of your inoculations and screening tests. Appointments are subject to full three year satisfactory references therefore please ensure you include correct contact details for your nominated referees including email addresses.

Any general recruitment queries, please contact our recruitment team on 01208 834644

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

Further details / informal visits contact

Amanda Hulbert
Job title
Clinical Lead ESD Stroke
Email address
Telephone number
Additional information

Monday - Thursday 8am - 4pm

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