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Senior Physiotherapist Urgent Community Response Team

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum
Closing date
28 Jun 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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The post holder will work within the Urgent Community Response Team (UCR) as part of the wider Integrated Care Team to assist in the prevention of inappropriate hospital admissions and the facilitation of hospital discharge in line with the overall objectives of the service.Responsibilities will include, carrying out initial assessments and planning care for patients on the Urgent Community Response Service who are in crisis in need of rehabilitation and reablement following discharge from hospital or to prevent hospital admission. Using evidence-based/patient centred principles to assess, plan,implement and evaluate interventions, as well as responsibility for managing and transferring an individual patient's ongoing care to other professions and agencies as appropriate.The post holder will work in partnership with patients, carers and other health and social care agencies to promote independence and develop individual plans of care relevant to patient need.The post holder will work collaboratively with all partners within the Primary Care Network and as part of the PCN Aligned Core Team to meet the needs of the local population using public health information to support service development and a more seamless connection between all Community Partners.he post holder will beexpected to work within a flexible working pattern over a 7 day week

Main duties of the job

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you're looking for. At Essex Partnership University Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organization which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

We aim to deliver care to our community that is safe and seamless at the same time as offering a caring, flexible and supportive place to work

EPUT as a partner in the West Essex One Healthcare Partnership are committed to providing responsive, high quality care to the population of West Essex.

We are seeking to employ ambitious, motivated, forward thinking individuals to take active roles in our exciting new Urgent Community Response Service.

The service has been developed in partnership to provide a full multidisciplinary crisis response to individuals in their own home or care setting, to support the NHS longterm ambition of preventing all unnecessary hospital admissions and ensuring delivery of care by the right person, in the right place at the right time.

About us

EPUT are looking for motivated staff who shares our Trust values of Care, Learn and Empower. In return, EPUT can offer you a range of benefits and development including;

o Season Ticket Loans

o NHS discounts for staff

o Excellent Training facilities and opportunities

o Buying and Selling annual leave scheme

o The opportunity to work bank shifts and expand knowledge and experience in other areas

o Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars and Cycle to Work

o Day One Flexible Employer

Join our Staff bank

What is Staff Bank?

Our EPUT NHS staff bank is an entity managed by the trust that hires clinical and non-clinical healthcare professionals to take on shifts at our trust hospitals and community settings. Here at EPUT we maintain our own bank of specialist staff to ensure that we are able offer safe and effective care at all times.

All our permanent staff are automatically enrolled onto the staff bank however this does not mean you have to work any additional shifts, but the option is there for you if you wish.

If you are joining our Trust in a fixed term role, please indicate on your New Starter Paperwork that you wish to join our staff bank.

Job description Job responsibilities

Carry out comprehensive holistic assessments of the care needs of people referredto the service seeking support and advice from senior colleagues in situations thatare outside the post holders sphere of competenceUndertake multi-factorial assessments using the Single Assessment Process andundertake specific Physiotherapy assessments for clients by using investigative andanalytical skills for those with acute/complex/rehabilitation or palliative care needse.g. clients with multiple pathology and complex social care needsTo support the Early Supported Discharge from hospital by assessing patients intheir own home and supporting with intense therapy as required.Work in partnership with GPs and other system partners to ascertain diagnosis, plancare and treatment.Work towards promoting admission avoidance from primary care to the acute Trust.Support collaboration of UCR services across West Essex, which may includeworking across boundaries within the three localities.Through holistic assessment, instigate and follow up investigations to support safecare within the home setting. Where safe care is not able to be sustained thenarrange appropriate transfer to the acute Trust, ensuring a comprehensive handoverof care is undertaken.To work collaboratively with the UCR MDT to support the delivery of holistic care andadmission avoidance interventions.Liaison and coordination of services, working collaboratively with other agenciesboth voluntary and statutory to provide a seamless service to patients and theircarers, being aware of local and national health policies.To provide specialist, higher level knowledge and skills to assess, plan, implementand evaluate care of the requirements of the practice/geographical population usinga variety of resources and to meet patients needs using evidence based practice.Formulate individualised management and treatment plans using sound knowledgeand evidence based practice. Plans should being response to sound clinicalreasoning and a range of treatment skills and options to formulate specialisedprogrammes of care.Carry out safe moving and handling practice for clients with a range of dependencyneed within a community environment on a daily basis in accordance with Trust andLocal Authority policies and procedures. Provide advice to more junior teammembers and undertake therapeutic handling of patients for transfer practice whichmay involve dealing with continence and body fluids. Compassionate EmpoweringOpen Fit and operate standard equipment e.g. mobility equipment, bed mobility aidsand instruct/demonstrate the equipment to clients, carers and other staff on a day today basis.Instruct and/or demonstrate techniques/equipment to patients, carers and other staffon a daily basis e.g. transfer methods, equipment to support Activities of Daily Living,mobility aids.To support the Early Supported Discharge from hospital by assessing patients intheir own home and supporting with intense therapy as required.Undertake on-going reviews of interventions and organise discharge planning oronward referral to other community teams.Provide advice and support to home carers in the community for patients on theUCR caseload.To be professionally and legally accountable for all aspects of own practice, andprofessionally accountable for other staff within the team.Participate in the promotion of healthy lifestyles and prevention of disease.To ensure that staff contribute to the information required to support the Care QualityCommission inspection visits, and that staff are aware of the standards and are ableto provide accurate information to inspectors.Develop and maintain good working relationships with patients, carers, social careand other health care professionals to support multidisciplinary working.Regularly audit agreed standards of care, measure clinical outcome and implementany required change. Participate in and support research and development projects.Establish and maintain effective communications and relationships with statutory andvoluntary agencies, promoting collaborative working and effective co-ordination ofservices for individuals. This will include effective discharge planning procedures.Teaching, advising and providing support to patients and/or carers throughouttreatment, illness and rehabilitation to achieve optimum health/independenceEmpower/enable patients and carers to maximise potential for self-care.Participate in the implementation of new initiatives and developments.Promote and value diversity.Maintain accurate and up to date clinical records/care plans and staff records inaccordance with EPUT policies and procedures, professional guidelines, legislation,best practice and patient confidentiality.Support the Clinical Team Lead to organise staff rotas and adjust as necessary toensure adequate cover for the service. Compassionate Empowering OpenResponsible for annual appraisal of team members and facilitation of professionaldevelopment.To participate in the recruitment and selection of new staff within the service asdelegated by the Clinical Team Lead.Facilitate programmes of orientation and induction of new staff and students.

Person Specification Application Essential
  • Diploma/degree in Physiotherapy
  • Health Care Profession Council Registration as a Physiotherapist
  • Member of special interest group

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