An opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, motivated and forward-thinking Physiotherapist with relevant Surgical experience to lead the Vascular and Surgery side of our dynamic Physiotherapy service at North Bristol NHS Trust.Main duties of the job
The post holder will be part of a lead the delivery a high quality Physiotherapy Service across Vascular and Surgery Pathways.
The role supports the experienced Physiotherapy Teams, development of Therapy Staff through supervision and CPD.
The post holder will provide highly specialist assessment and interventions for a busy and varied caseload demonstrating advanced clinical reasoning skills and with specific knowledge of elective procedures and trauma conditions.
They will take a lead in multi-disciplinary activities and have highly developed specialist knowledge and communicate complex condition related information to patients, relative and carers. The role will include supporting complex acute patients and assisting in facilitating timely discharges to be achieved by the service.
The post holder will work closely with the Clinical Leadership Team to support and further develop the Physiotherapy Service.About us
North Bristol NHS Trust is one of the largest healthcare trusts in the South West of England. We provide hospital and community healthcare to people living in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire. We do this across a range of settings, including within our award-winning Brunel building, designed and built for a better patient and staff experience.
Job descriptionJob responsibilities
- We care for people with a wide range of health conditions through a range of services. These range from routine check-ups to specialist neurosurgery, orthopaedics, plastics and burns.
- We deliver more than 6,000 beautiful babies a year in our maternity units, birth centres and at home.
- Our hard-working Emergency Department is a regional trauma centre. Here, we care for people with wide range of illnesses and injuries. For example, strokes and broken arms through to people who have been in a serious car crash.
- We don't just treat patients. We support the future of healthcare with world-leading research and by training the doctors and nurses of the future.
- To undertake the role of a team leader to plan, co-ordinate, deliver and evaluate the physiotherapy service to the vascular, colorectal and urology wards.
- To work as an autonomous, highly skilled clinician, to provide a specialised service of physiotherapy including assessment, treatment, advice and education for patients, carers/families and staff on the appropriate wards
- To be the physiotherapy lead within the multidisciplinary team providing specialist advice to other professionals and working closely with the Consultants and MDT to formulate appropriate management plans for patients.
- To provide appropriate training and education to other Health care professionals, junior physiotherapists and students within the team. To be an expert resource within the physiotherapy service for vascular, surgery and amputees.
- To work with and deputise for the Pathway Lead Physiotherapist and Head of Physiotherapy as appropriate.
- To be able to identify and lead relevant service development in team, service, and division as appropriate.
Please see attached Job Description for full details.Person SpecificationEducation/Training/QualificationsEssential
- Degree or Equivalent Physiotherapy/HCPC
- Significant CPD in Vascular and Surgery
- Masters level learning or equivalent experience
- Significant Band 6 physiotherapy experience in vascular/colorectal/urololgy/amputees
- Experience of complex discharge planning and working with Community Partners
- MDT working
- Ability and experience of recognising and treating the deteriorating ward patient
- Service development including QI audit, research
- Supervision of staff and students
- Teaching experience - IST, UG etc
- Time Management
- Broad knowledge of current best practice across vascular, surgery and amputees
- Applied knowledge of Health and social care legislation and current practice
- Effective written and verbal communication skills
- Applied knowledge of the principles of quality governance
- Applied knowledge of leadership qualities
- Ability to work under pressure
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- Commitment to CPD
- Coping with Stress
North Bristol NHS TrustAddress
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