Highly Specialised Acute Medical Unit Physiotherapist or Occupational Therapist The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Band 7 Permanent - 37.5 hours per week
Applications are invited from enthusiastic candidates for a Specialist physiotherapist or occupational therapist to work within the Hillingdon Acute Therapy Team in our well established modern Acute Medical Unit.
This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience in working within anintegrated therapy team andcontinue to developstrong multidisciplinary working within a dynamic acute setting. There is scope to develop new services and formulate new care pathways for patients within a supportive and friendly department and with our Hillingdon Health Care Partnership.
This post would suit a therapist with extensive acute experience working on an AMU/A+E/Rapid Response.A strong background in frailty and knowledge, or previous experience working in a community setting would be highly beneficial. Ideally, they should have a strong respiratory knowledge base (physiotherapist), good clinical assessment skills and experience working as an autonomous practitioner.Main duties of the job
The appointee will join the existing multi-disciplinary team, and work in conjunction with their therapy team across Medicine, Surgery and Orthopaedics. The post holder will work collaboratively with healthcare professionals and stakeholders involved in the provision of blended and integrated care, to ensure joined up care for patients across acute, community and primary and secondary care settings. A collaborative approach ensures a comprehensive patient centered service is provided.
As a senior therapist, you will be expected to play an active part in the further development of the service and promoting evidence based practice, alongside regular audit and teaching / supporting within the department.
You must be HCPC registered as a Physiotherapist or Occupational Therapist. The ideal candidate will also be a member their professional body. They will be hard working, adaptable, demonstrate initiative and self-motivation and have a commitment to lifelong learning and continuing professional development
The Hillingdon Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (THHFT) is located in North West London with services at both Hillingdon and Mount Vernon Hospitals.About us
The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is the only acute Hospital in the London Borough of Hillingdon and offers a wide range of services including accident and emergency, inpatient care, day surgery, outpatient clinics and maternity services. The Trust's services at Mount Vernon Hospital include routine day surgery, delivered at a modern treatment centre, a minor injuries unit and outpatient clinics.
The safety and well-being of our patients and of our staff is paramount and we are making urgent improvements to address this - particularly in infection prevention and control. We are making progress and going forward by working in partnership with local GPs, charities,community services, academic partners, our local authority, neighbouring hospitals and the wider North West London Integrated care system, and ensuring that we listen and work in partnership with our local population. We are absolutely focused on ensuring that our hospitalsprovide high quality, safe and compassionate care, while drive forward the building of the new Hillingdon Hospital.
We have over 3,500 members of staff that are proud to care for nearly half a million people, with a vision to be an outstanding provider of healthcare through leading health and academic partnerships, transforming services, to provide the best care where needed.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
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