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Community Neuro Physiotherapist

Employer
Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Ealing
Salary
£40,701 to £48,054 per annum incl HCAS
Closing date
28 Nov 2023

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Profession
Physiotherapist
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Ealing Neurological Rehabilitation Team - Band 6 Physiotherapist

Are you an innovative, organised, enthusiastic and motivated physiotherapist with a strong interest in neurology? Would you like to work in a friendly and supportive environment with a focus on CPD and further learning? We have exciting opportunities for a Band 6 physiotherapist to join our specialist multidisciplinary community neuro rehabilitation service.

Please note interviews will be face to face at Clayponds Hospital.

Main duties of the job

The team provides a stroke pathway for clients recently discharged from stroke units and also a long term neurological conditions pathway for either progressive or acquired neurological conditions.

This is an opportunity to develop your physiotherapy practice and deliver evidence based assessment and rehabilitation with a focus on complex caseload management, liaison.

The successful candidate will provide evidence-based, client goal focused rehabilitation appropriate to the various specialist areas. We are looking for a highly motivated team worker with excellent communication skills.

You will need to have postgraduate experience, including substantial experience working in neurology, rehabilitation and experience or an interest in the community setting.

About us

We are a small, friendly team based across Ealing borough, we support staff to be autonomous and will support you in developing your clinical, supervisory and management skills.

As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination as this remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients and service users when working on our healthcare settings

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To provide an evidence-based assessment, treatment and advisory service to clients with neurological conditions both progressive and acquired such as stroke, traumatic brain injury, Parkinsons disease, MS, spinal cord pathologies, MND.
  • To work flexibly with all other members of the ENABLE team to provide an integrated rehabilitation service to clients in accordance with the philosophy and operational policies of the team
  • To see clients in community outpatient clinics or other settings such as their own homes, or leisure facilities
  • To manage a varied caseload comprising clients with a range of neurological diagnosis causing neurological impairments that often include musculoskeletal, orthopaedic, cognitive and communication impairments as well.
  • To prevent hospital admission and facilitate discharge from, for example, local HASUs discharging early supported discharge patients following stroke
  • To participate in departmental continuous professional development, education and training, audit and research projects.
  • To manage a complex caseload using evidence-based clinical reasoning, critical thinking, reflection and analysis
  • To use a client centred, goal-orientated rehabilitation approach.
  • To participate in departmental clinical supervision that is responsive and personalised e.g. can take the form of formal training, clinical reasoning, peer review, case reviews and reflective practise.


Person Specification

Education/Qualifications

Essential

  • Degree Physiotherapy
  • State registration with HCPC
  • Relevant Post Registration courses or in-house training
  • Membership and/or involvement in National special interest group


Experience

Essential

  • Previous experience of working in the UK health service
  • Significant post -registration working as band 5 or band 6 or equivalent in experience


Desirable

  • Community work experience
  • Previous experience of working with students or supervising students
  • Management experience of departmental duties


Skills

Essential

  • Participated in some form of evidence based practice e.g. research, audit
  • Demonstrate ability to use Computers including: internet, word, power point and excel
  • Problem solving skills
  • Able to direct own study programme. Good time management skills
  • Active Involvement in CPD, appraisal schemes and supervision


Knowledge

Essential

  • Understanding the principles of multi-disciplinary teamwork
  • Demonstrates an understanding of holistic rehabilitation of clients with complex needs and disability
  • Has an understanding of the political and economic situation in relation to health and social care.
  • An understanding of disability frameworks


Employer details

Employer name

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Clayponds Hospital

Clayponds Avenue, Ealing

Ealing

W5 4RN

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333-G-ECP-0475

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