This is an opportunity to join our established Adult Physiotherapy inpatients team at University Hospital North Durham. We are looking for an applicant with knowledge and skills in acute inpatients, including cardiorespiratory management and rehabilitation. This is an opportunity for a highly motivated and flexible individual to join the team. The successful applicant will work as part of the wider inpatient team to cover the medical and frailty wards as well as working as part of the wider inpatient team. The inpatient team provides physiotherapy to a diverse range of patients over a 7 day service framework and a respiratory on call service overnight.
This post is for a fixed term contract of 9 to 12 months to cover up until January 2025.Main duties of the job
The clinical case load includes covering medical, surgical, elderly care and respiratory specialties as required by team leaders to meet demands of the inpatient capacity. The successful applicant will utilise their outstanding organisation and communication skills in order to support with timely discharge from the acute setting whilst achieving physiotherapy outcomes.About us
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We provide hospital services from two acute sites - Darlington Memorial Hospital and University Hospital of North Durham. We have a centre for planned care in Bishop Auckland and provide care from community hospitals in Chester-le-Street, Shotley Bridge, Barnard Castle, Sedgefield and Weardale as well as over 80 other community based settings and providing care in patients' homes.
We particularly welcome applications from disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates as BAME and disabled people are currently under-represented
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The post holder will be responsible for supervising band 3 and 4 physiotherapy assistants and band 5 junior physiotherapists. The successful applicant will support students at an undergraduate level as a clinical educator. The trust has a robust induction training and essential training programme.
The team are very committed to providing a robust in-service training programme which the post holder will be encouraged to take an active part in developing, leading and benefitting from sessions towards maintaining CPD. The post holder will have the opportunity to work with peers and team leaders across the CDDFT sites to develop the physiotherapy service in the inpatient physiotherapy team.
Please contact us for any further information about the role.Person SpecificationStatutory RegistrationEssential Desirable Special Skills & KnowledgeEssential
- Remain updated with professional practice and new research.
- Understand clinical governance and its implications for services, including experience of quality issues and audit.
- Ability to comprehend and work within the Trusts policies of data protections, equal opportunities and health and safety and meet the differing needs of the patients.
- Ability to keep accurate and legible patient notes.
- Ability to carry out moderate to intense physical effort throughout the working day and to carry out concurrent activities.
- Ability to cope working in a stressful environment and with emotional or aggressive patients and carers.
- Understand the legal responsibilities of the profession.
- Able to present information, written and orally, in a clear and logical manner.
- Ability to organise, prioritise and delegate.
- Innovative approach to working life
- Able to use own initiative appropriately to enhance service delivery
- Presentational skills
- Competent IT skills.
- Ability to run internal / external courses.
- Evidence of participation in research / audit
- Supervision of other staff, e.g. assistants / technical instructors.
- Healthcare related committee membership, e.g. Safety Committee.
- BSc Physiotherapy or equivalent
- Evidence of CPD maintained in a portfolio relevant to the clinical fields in the specialism.
- Portfolio evidence of information learning.
- Recognised relevant academic qualification.
- Attendance of recent post graduate courses relevant to the clinical specialism.
- An understanding of County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust, its culture, strategic direction, achievements and NHS standing.
- Involvement in specific interest groups .
- Consildated qualified experience incorporating experience within the chosen specialisms.
- Consolidated respiratory learning for on-call/ emergency work.
- Ability to work within a multidisciplinary team.
- Evidence of communication skills within a wide variety of settings.
- Evidence of working on strategic planning and development.
- A proactive ability to represent the profession and the Trust with positive enthusiasm.
- Able to work as a team member.
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Ability to meet physical demands of the post.
- Commitment, motivation and adaptability.
County Durham & Darlington NHS Foundation TrustAddress
University Hospital Of North Durham
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