The Senior Stroke Specialist Physiotherapist will work across 7 days on a rotational basis, across the whole county as required, as part of the ICSS Team to ensure all patients who have had a stroke, have access to specialist assessment and associated care.
The Senior Stroke Specialist Physiotherapist will undertake a clinical specialist role in the ICSS Team. Delivering a high standard of physiotherapy including planning, co-ordinating, delivering and evaluation of care for complex stroke patients. Performing advanced neurological assessments of patients, including those with highly complex presentations, and from this formulating a diagnosis and treatment plan. Will have highly specialist knowledge in the specific area of stroke and will support and mentor more junior members of the ICSS Team.
The role will support education delivery across the stroke pathway and act as a clinical resource for colleagues.Main duties of the job
- Use expert and advanced clinical reasoning to formulate and deliver an individual physiotherapy treatment programme based on a sound knowledge of evidence-based practice involving the patient, carer and/or appropriate staff.
- Use problem-solving approaches to develop original, effective & efficient recommendations that demonstrate evidence of positive risk taking, for improving the quality of professional practice in unpredictable & normally specialised contexts
- Demonstrate technical mastery of complex skills within unpredictable contexts and modify a technique in-action
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.
Approximately 568,000 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.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
To view a detailed job description and person specification including the main responsibilities of this role please see supporting documents. Person SpecificationQualificationsEssential
Experience and skillsEssential
- degree in Physiotherapy or equivalent
- HCPC Registration
- Ability to relate to service users with warmth, genuineness, and empathy.
- Highly developed communication skills and ability to use most effective communication style for each context and culture. Ability to take action when equality and diversity is being compromised
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