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Specialist frailty physiotherapist/Occupational therapist

Band 6

Main area
Band 6
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
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Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Calderdale and Huddersfield Foundation Trust
£31,365 - £37,890 per annum
Salary period
23/08/2020 23:59

Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust is a leader in the digital health revolution. With the launch of a full Electronic Patient Record in 2017 the Trust aims to be the safest, most efficient and patient centred Trust in the NHS. The launch is part of a 10-15 year ongoing project of modernisation with future opportunities for research, development in this rapidly developing field of medicine. Through working at CHFT you can be part of this innovative area aiming to bring safer and more effective care to our patients.


We have an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated physiotherapists or occupational therapist to join the expanding Frailty team.

You will be part of a friendly, supportive, and professional integrated team comprising of Consultants, Nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapist, co-ordinators, advanced clinical practitioners, pharmacists, social services and community services.

High quality patient care is at the forefront of our decision making and we are enthusiastic about welcoming new ideas enabling the successful candidate to take an active role in service development and leadership.

The role focuses on meeting the needs of the Frail population, requiring complex assessment and decision making to provide the right care in the right place within the first 72 hours of the frail patient’s admission, with a focused patient centred approach to admission avoidance and reduction in length of stay. You will be based at the front end of the hospital, working collaboratively to start the assessment process from the moment the patient arrives in the emergency department or our assessment wards.

You will be joining a dynamic, challenging team which provides an excellent high standard of care to frail patients, their carers, families and support networks. The Frailty Team is continually developing and progressing to meet best practice guidelines.



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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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Charlotte Bowdell
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Lead nurse for frailty
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