Surrey Downs Health & Care
The post-holder is an experienced Physiotherapist who, acting within their professional boundaries will provide care for the presenting patient from initial history taking, clinical assessment, diagnosis, treatment and evaluation of care. They will demonstrate safe, clinical decision-making and expert care including assessment and diagnostic skills, for patients within the @home Service. The post-holder will demonstrate critical thinking in the clinical decision-making process. They will work collaboratively with Clinical Leads and Senior Therapists and the whole team to meet the needs of patients, supporting the delivery of policy and procedures, providing Therapy Leadership.Main duties of the job
To work as a key member of the multidisciplinary team in the assessment and management of a caseload of clients whose needs are best met in their own home or community setting.
To plan, deliver and evaluate the treatment needs of clients with a variety of complex social and health care needs.
To participate as an active member of the multidisciplinary team in developing and delivering high quality and innovative services to the local population.
To promote effective teamwork within the wider Surrey Downs Health and Care delegating activities appropriately, to the benefit of the patient and service delivery.
The expectations within this job description will be achieved through hands-on clinical practice, education and training and research.
Responsible for the provision of Physiotherapy service for Surrey Downs Health and CareAbout us
The Surrey Downs Health & Care Partnership (SDHCP) is a body consisting of the NHS, local government, community health services, voluntary sector and other providers.
Our ambition is to create a health and care system built around the people and communities of Dorking, Epsom and East Elmbridge and continues to evolve through system-wide collaboration and co-creation. Through this place-based Partnership, we will ensure that the needs of people will be expressed and met locally in the place where they live.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
To be responsible for a clinical caseload working within multidisciplinary team (MDT), ensuring patients and carers receive optimum level of therapy and holistic care within available resources.
To undertake timely, holistic assessments of patients, involving functional and environmental factors.
To be able undertake assessments autonomously as well as working with other members of the MDT.
To be able to undertake assessment and interventions within a community unit as well as at home, either supporting people to remain in their own home safely or supporting discharge from the acute setting/hospital.
To be able to work with a person/friends and family to identify person centred SMART goals (care plan), using clinical reasoning and evidence based practise.
To be able to make rapid decisions where required, using clinical reasoning skills, knowledge and experience, with support as appropriate.
To be able to complete basic observations on a person, interpret these results and act on them appropriately, with support from other members of the MDT.
Willingness and enthusiasm to work toward cross-disciplinary capabilities.
To be able to monitor a persons progress and adapt treatment plans and intervention/recommendations as appropriate, using outcome measures and reflective practice.
To have an awareness of local community services and be able to refer to these appropriately and in a timely manner.
To contribute to the development of information that enables a person to understand and self-manage their condition whenever possible.Person SpecificationEducation/QualificationsEssential
- Degree or diploma in Physiotherapy
- Registered with the Health Care Professions Council
- Relevant post qualification experience with a range of client groups
- Appreciation of constraints to working in the community
- Experience of MDT working
- Post qualification experience working in the community
- Experience in using an electronic notes recording system
- Ability to prioritise and manage own caseload.
- Ability to assess, set SMART goals and evaluate the progress of treatment plan
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Car Driver with access to car for work
Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS TrustAddress
Epsom General Hospital
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