Postural Management - Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum
Closing date
12 Jun 2023

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Physiotherapist, Other allied health
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Band 6 OT or Physio Postural Management Team. Band 5 applicants will be considered as a Development Post to Band 6

The post holder will be a key member of the Postural Management Team, which are are integrated with Care Home Support Team (CHST). The Care Home Support team includes a, Pharmacist, Registered General Nurses, Registered Mental Health Nurses, Palliative Care Nurse and Therapists.Based in Reading you will be a team player within the Berkshire West locality and expected to work collaboratively with staff from all disciplines whilst maintaining high professional standards.

The proactive branch works 5 days a week, Monday to Friday, 9-5, however the post holder has some flexibility depending on the needs of the care homes. This is a full time 37.5 hours a week post .

Interviews to be held 19th June 2023

Main duties of the job

o To independently manage a caseload of complex cases of all ages relating to mobility, pressure and postural care and often in combination with communication, challenging, cognitive and/or perceptual difficulties.

o Formulate individualised action plans based on the assessment findings and clinical reasoning prescribe appropriate specialist equipment using options from a range of equipment.

o To work as part of the MDT to meet key performance indicators as set by the ICB e.g. falls prevention, reduction in pressure ulcers through provision of postural management equipment for residents with contractures.

o Work as a senior practitioner and be professionally and legally responsible for all aspects of your own work.

o Deliver a pro-active training/educating advisory service that aims to improve the health, well-being and independence of all care home residents.

Champion care home residents' rights, for example dignity, equality, diversity, ethnicity and culture, and ensure services are delivered in a manner that is appropriate, stimulating, relevant and respectful recognising choice and the decision-making capacity of the resident

About us

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is a specialist mental health and community health services trust. Rated 'outstanding' by the CQC, we're committed to providing the best possible care to people across Berkshire.

The trust employs almost 5,000 people over more than 100 sites and community settings across Windsor & Maidenhead, Slough, Bracknell Forest, Wokingham, Reading and West Berkshire.

As an inclusive employer, we value diversity and are proud to be a Stonewall 100 Top Employer. Whatever your background or individual needs, at Berkshire Healthcare you'll be supported by friendly and professional managers to succeed.

These are the values that we live by at Berkshire Healthcare:

o Caring for and about you is our top priority

o Committed to providing good quality, safe services

o Working Together with you to develop innovative solutions

We welcome people who share these values to come and work for us.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Benefits of working for us include: Flexible working options to support work-life balance. 27 days annual leave rising with service + opportunity to buy and sell leave Generous NHS pension scheme 20.68% employer contribution Excellent learning and career development opportunities Advanced IT enablement Cycle to Work and car leasing scheme Access to a range of wellbeing tools and services Discounts at hundreds of popular retailers and restaurants via the Blue Light Card Staff networks for race, diversity, disabilities and more to support equality Generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave and access to our three staff nurseriesThe must haves for you to be considered for this role:1. Occupational Therapy/Physiotherapy Degree2. Enthusiastic and committed to developing skills and knowledge3. A team player with the ability to work collaboratively with other disciplines4. Car driver with business insurance, ability and readiness to travel to multiple sites

If youre someone who shares our passion for excellence and care, join us and lets be outstanding together.

We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required.

Person Specification



  • Occupational Therapy/Physiotherapy Degree
  • Registration with Health Professions Council
  • Post-graduate courses
  • Evidence of relevant post registration CPD
  • Relevant courses in postural management and use of relevant equipment


  • Training in the equipment needs of older people.

Continuous Professional Development


  • Evidence of on-going professional development

Previous Experience


  • Post registration experience
  • Specialist knowledge acquired through training or working with older people with complex health needs
  • Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary team and multi-agency environment


  • Experience of working with care homes
  • Experience of working with patients with a postural deviation
  • Experience of teaching others
  • Evidence of participating in clinical audits in the workplace

Additional Requirements


  • Ability to travel to multiple sites efficiently
  • Full UK driving licence
  • The daily use of a car

Additional Requirements


  • Ability to travel to multiple sites efficiently
  • Full UK driving licence
  • The daily use of a car

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities


  • oDemonstrate good organisational and prioritisation skills and ability to work under pressure
  • oAbility to effectively negotiate on patient management
  • oAbility to translate best practice evidence and national policy into practice
  • oKnowledge of current Health / Social Care legislation, i.e. National Serviced Frameworks
  • oKnowledge of resource management
  • oKnowledge and understanding of adult protection issues

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust


Postural Management

Cremyll Road



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