An exciting opportunity has arisen for a suitably qualified Band 6 Physiotherapist to join our HCOOP team at the QEQM Hospital. The successful candidate will work on the HCOOP wards. If you are motivated, dynamic and enthusiastic WE WANT YOU!
The successful candidate will work as part of a highly experienced, friendly team of a Band 7 Physiotherapist and Occupational Therapist, Band 6 Occupational Therapists and also rotational band 5s, Band 4s and support workers. Experience in working with HCOOP patients is essential The post holder will be expected to provide regular post graduate training within their clinical specialty and work alongside Band 7s to complete some departmental managerial duties.
We can also offer development roles for the successful candidate who may require additional support Please note previous applicants need not apply.Main duties of the job
Band 6 Physiotherapists work closely with all users of our services and their families, friends and carers who all play an invaluable contribution in how our users experience our services. Band 6 therapists are expected to be kind and responsive but professional and informative and contribute to the quality of the services provided across the health economy by:
- To manage daily a clinical specialist caseload within HCOOP and be responsible for the assessment, formulation and treatments and to give highly specialised therapy advice to members of the MDT.
- To deputise for Team Leader on clinical and managerial issues within the team
- To be actively involved with training within the Department
Each clinical area has friendly supportive teams where regular meetings, CPD and supervision is availableAbout usApplications for this role should be written by the applicant. If artificial intelligence (AI) programmes are used then the application may be rejected due to this document being an important part of the assessment process. This does not prevent applicants seeking appropriate support with applications should they need to for the purposes of any declared disability.
We are one of the largest hospital trusts in England, with five hospitals and community clinics serving a local population of around 695,000 people.
Our vision is 'great healthcare from great people'. Everything we do is guided by our values: 'People feel cared for, safe, respected and confident that we are making a difference'.
We have a new way of working at East Kent Hospitals, called 'We care'. It's about empowering frontline staff to lead improvements day-to-day. We're looking for compassionate people to be part of our improvement journey for the patients, families and carers we care for every day.
NHSEI have always been clear that staff have a professional duty to get vaccinated and it remains our best line of defence against COVID-19. As such NHS organisation including Primary Care, are encouraged to continue engaging with and supporting their staff to inform their decisions in order to drive vaccine confidence, protect themselves, patients, and everyone else. NHSEI has produced COVID-19 vaccine communication materials.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
Please scroll down to access the full Job Description and Person Specification located in 'supporting documents'.Person SpecificationExperienceEssential
Desirable Skills and abilitiesEssential
- 18 months post graduate experience in relevant clinical area
- Proven record of providing high quality intervention for high risk patients
- Highly developed clinical skills in relevant area
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Excellent organisational skills
- Excellent time management
- Up to date therapeutic moving & handling skills
- Basic IT knowledge
- Effective and strong team player
- Ability to travel independently between sites as required by the service
- Competent presentation skills
- Awareness of professional issues and recent developments in the NHS and Primary Care including Clinical Governance, NICE and CQC
- Knowledge of up to date clinical / evidenced based practice.
Desirable Ability to manageEssential
- HCPC registration
- Able to support the implementation of local and national agenda's for health under the guidance of the team lead / service manager.
- Ability to prioritise care delivery in a professional manner, taking into account Trust policies and procedures.
- Ability to organise own work
- Ability to cope with change and use initiative
Employer detailsEmployer name
- To be aware of and adhere to the Trust's Vision, Mission and Values.
- Able to travel around East Kent, and between Trust hospital sites
East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation TrustAddress
Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Hospital
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