Specialist Amputee Physiotherapist

Employer
Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
Location
London
Salary
£42,471 to £50,364 a year p.a. inc HCA (pro rata)
Closing date
24 Sep 2023

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Profession
Physiotherapist
Grade
Band 6
Hours
Part Time
Do you have an interest in amputee and prosthetic rehabilitation?

Are you enthusiastic, highly motivated and able to show initiative?

Do you deliver high quality patient-centred care?

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work in our multidisciplinary amputee and prosthetic rehabilitation team at the Regional Specialist Rehabilitation Centre at Bowley Close. You should have a genuine enthusiasm for amputee and prosthetic rehabilitation and a strong interest in self and team development, and can demonstrate the trust's core values in your work.

We are looking for a dynamic individual who ideally has already experienced working with lower limb amputees either in the acute and/or rehabilitation setting. Prosthetic rehabilitation experience, and experience working at a Band 6 level in any area is preferable, as well as completion of core Band 5 rotations.

The position is fixed term until end of June 2024 and is for 15hours (0.4WTE) over 2 days.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be expected to:
  • manage their own caseload as autonomous practitioners in the rehabilitation centre and community settings.
  • maintain comprehensive records in accordance with local and trust policies.
  • provide physiotherapy input to the multi-disciplinary clinics and work closely with other departments in the service.
  • work as effective team members, communicating appropriately with counterpart B6 physiotherapist, patients, carers and professional team members as required.
    • The two B6 post holders are expected to cover the service Mon-Fri 8.30-4.30.
    • The post holder will be expected to arrange appropriate hand over to the team and to their line manager as will be part time.
  • contribute to the supervision, teaching and development of junior physiotherapists and students
  • contribute to the in-service training programme.
  • be responsible for the day to day running of the physiotherapy service in the absence of the Clinical Lead Physiotherapist and Band 7 physiotherapist.
    • In this instance, support will be provided by the other lead clinicians and management staff.
  • join the Saturday rota at the Amputee rehabilitation Unit (ARU) in Kennington, a specialist 12 bedded inpatient amputee unit, which provides 6 day a week therapy. (This will be on average 1 in 6 and is not pro-rata for part time staff.)


About us

Bowley Close Rehabilitation Centre is a regional specialist centre that provides an outpatient amputee and prosthetic rehabilitation service for upper and lower limb amputees of all ages. Additional services onsite include: regional wheelchair service, assistive technology, specialist counselling and orthotics.

The amputee and prosthetic rehabilitation team provide a service to a wide catchment area in South East London and beyond. The prosthetic service operates as a multi-disciplinary team and is headed up by the Clinical Lead and Head of community amputee services. The therapy team is led by Band 8a Physiotherapist and Band 8a Occupational Therapist, and supported by a Band 7 Physiotherapist.

Organisational Values:

Our values help us to define and develop our culture, what we do and how we do it. It is important that you understand andreflect these values throughout your employment with the Trust.

The post holder will:
  • Put patients first
  • Take pride in what they do
  • Respect others
  • Strive to be the best
  • Act with integrity

Our values and behaviours frameworkdescribes what it means for every one of us in the Trust to put our values into action.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the separate detailed job description attached to this advert for full detail of the role responsibilities.

Person Specification

Qualification and Knowledge

Essential

  • Registration with the HCPC and CSP
  • Evidence of continued professional development in amputee rehabilitation and other related areas.


Desirable

  • Membership of relevant National Clinical Interest Group eg.BACPAR
  • Post graduate course(s) in physio management
  • Evidence of conference attendance relevant to position


Experience

Essential

  • Specific experience in the management of amputee patients in the acute and or rehabilitation setting.
  • Broad range of experience at Band 5 level including vascular, critical care, surgery, musculo-skeletal, orthopaedics, neurology/ elderly care rehabilitation
  • Experience assessing the acutely unwell patient.
  • Experience of teaching on In-service programmes and to the MDT
  • Experience of working as an integral member of a multidisciplinary team
  • Experience of multidisciplinary goal planning and significant experience in development of treatment plans.


Desirable

  • Experience of working in the community setting.
  • Experience of audit/research/service development
  • Experience working at Band 6 level.
  • Supervision of Band 5, PTA/HCAs and Students


Skills

Essential

  • Knowledge of conditions associated with amputation and how they can affect rehabilitation.
  • Knowledge of gait and assessment of gait. Understanding of some prosthetic components for lower limb prostheses and the impact gait.
  • Specific knowledge of rehabilitating amputees using early walking aids and different prosthetic componentry.
  • Knowledge of a range of approaches to the management of amputee patients demonstrated by assessment, clinical reasoning and evidence based strategies
  • Understanding of Clinical Governance and the implications for physiotherapy services including experience of quality issues and audit
  • Ability to develop relationships and effective partnerships across agencies
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, able to produce clear, succinct and well-structured written work


Desirable

  • Experience working with paediatric patients.
  • Knowledge of wound healing and management
  • Sound knowledge of current issues in the profession with an understanding of health and social care policy and how this is relevant to the amputee pathway


Employer details

Employer name

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Bowley Close Rehabilitation Centre

Farquhar Road

London

SE19 1SZ

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