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Band 5 Physiotherapist

Job Description

Are you a skilled Physiotherapist looking for your next challenge? Do you have experience working in a mental health setting?

Service Care Solutions are working with Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust to recruit a Band 5 Physiotherapist to support an Older Persons Inpatient Service in the Norwich area. The successful candidate will provide support to Older adults and Dementia Patients with a range of Mental Health conditions.

The contract duration is for a minimum of 3 months with the likelihood of extension. This is a full-time placement with 37.5 hours available. Part-time applications will also be considered.

Shifts: Monday to Friday, 09:00 - 17:00
Location: Norwich
Pay: £20.00 p/h LTD
Bonus: £250 Sign-Up Bonus

Job Purpose - Band 5 Physiotherapist

The post holder will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team, carrying a defined clinical caseload for individuals. The successful candidate will provide Physiotherapy for Adults with various mental health conditions.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct comprehensive assessments and devise tailored treatment plans for inpatients presenting with organic conditions (such as Dementia) and functional disorders, including psychosis, anxiety, and mood disorders.
  • Apply physical health training to address the complex mental and physical health needs of elderly patients, ensuring their safety, comfort, and overall well-being throughout their treatment.
  • Carry out assessments covering moving and handling, falls, balance, neurological conditions, musculoskeletal issues, and respiratory health, and provide appropriate treatments based on assessment outcomes.
  • Lead group sessions and exercise programmes aimed at enhancing the functional abilities and overall quality of life for patients.
  • Offer specialised advice, educational support, and guidance to colleagues, nurturing the professional growth of junior staff members.
  • Utilise community equipment provision systems (TCES equip) to facilitate smooth transitions of care during patients' discharge, ensuring continuity of care in community settings.
  • Conduct home visits and coordinate with care homes as part of discharge planning, ensuring seamless transitions and optimal post-discharge support for patients.
  • Collaborate closely with other Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) and members of the multidisciplinary team (MDT) to deliver high-quality, integrated care that meets the diverse needs of patients.


  • Physiotherapy qualification + HCPC Registration
  • Experience working in a mental health setting


  • Four weekly payroll runs
  • £250 training allowance
  • Ltd & PAYE payment options available
  • Nationwide provider of mental health staff to over 40 different NHS trusts offering mental health services and over 200 local authorities.
  • FREE DBS disclosures provided via fast track online services
  • FREE Occupational Health Check and Immunisations

Are you happy with your current agency?

  • £150 Agency Switch Bonus
  • £250 Welcome Bonus
  • Up to £750 Referral Bonus