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General Rotational Physiotherapist

Employer
University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Brighton
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
20 Dec 2023

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Profession
Physiotherapist
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Job summary

Come and join us! This is a great opportunity to become part of our dynamic, friendly and forward-thinking, inclusive Physiotherapy Team at the Princess Royal Hospital in Haywards Heath and the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and well-motivated Physiotherapist, who has experience at a Band 5 (or equivalent) level and is keen to further develop their clinical skills in the areas of:
  • Medical
  • Cardiac
  • Stroke
  • Respiratory
  • ITU/ Surgery
  • Major Trauma
  • Orthopaedics - Trauma and elective
  • Neuro Rehab
  • Frailty

Clinical work will be underpinned by holistic, specialist clinical skills to provide comprehensive assessment and treatment of patients with complex needs to maintain and improve function to facilitate safe and timely discharges in line with the Patient First.

Main duties of the job

Main duties of the job
  • To work as an autonomous practitioner at a senior B6 competency level, to assess and treat specialist caseloads of patients, who may have complex chronic medical and/or respiratory conditions.
  • To have established and achieved respiratory chest physiotherapy assessment and treatment competencies at a senior B6 level/or experienced B5 level of clinical practice.
  • To determine a diagnosis and develop treatment programmes without direct supervision from Senior Staff.
  • To be responsible for teaching, supervision and appraisal of recently qualified physiotherapists, physiotherapy assistants, and undergraduate students, and be involved in the teaching of MDT staff.
  • To undertake evidence-based practice, and participate in departmental research and audit.
  • To adhere to departmental protocols, Trust policies and the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Code of Conduct, and National Standards where they exist.
  • To ensure Social Justice, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (SJEDI) principles, together with the Trust's values, are implemented in daily clinical and non-clinical practice.


About us

Join us at UHSussex , every day is different, you can be the change, better never stops

At UHSussex we're proud to be at the heart of the NHS. As one of the UK's largest acute Trusts, we're a leading example of the excellence, the ambition and the values that have embodied the NHS for over 70 years.

Improving lives: We are a vibrant and inclusive organisation, with hardworking, talented and dedicated individuals, who work together towards a common goal, to always put our Patient First. Our mission is summed up by our 'where better never stops' motto and no matter the role at UHSussex, you will play a part in driving us forwards and in improving the lives of patients across Sussex. We treat our patients and staff with the same compassion and empathy we expect for ourselves. We're here for them when they need us, and we go above and beyond to meet their needs. This can be seen in our wellbeing programme for staff which is extensive and designed to support you when you need it because we know that to look after others we must first look after ourselves.

Build a career with us: As a university trust and a leader in healthcare research, we value learning, teaching and training so that we can be the best that we can be. From the moment you start with us and throughout your career we will help you to grow and develop. We hope that in choosing UHSussex you are choosing a long and happy career where you will be able to see the difference you make and feel valued for all that you do

Job description

Job responsibilities

You should have:
  • Enthusiasm and the ability to work autonomously under pressure
  • Excellent organisational, prioritisation and time management skills
  • Respiratory competences
  • Confident clinical reasoning and problem-solving skills
  • Experience across a variety of clinical settings
  • Experience in supporting junior members of staff and other colleagues
  • Comprehensive communication and assessment skills
  • The ability to demonstrate innovative and proactive ways of working
  • The ability to work in a fast-paced environment

About us

Join us at UHSussex, every day is different, you can be the change, better never stops. At UHSussex we're proud to be at the heart of the NHS. As one of the UK's largest acute Trusts, we're a leading example of the excellence, the ambition and the values that have embodied the NHS for over 70 years. We are a Major Trauma Centre and a Tertiary Centre for Neurosurgery.

Improving lives: We are a vibrant and inclusive organisation, with hardworking, talented and dedicated individuals, who work together towards a common goal, to always put our Patient First. Our mission is summed up by our 'where better never stops' motto and no matter the role at UHSussex, you will play a part in driving us forwards and in improving the lives of patients across Sussex. We treat our patients and staff with the same compassion and empathy we expect for ourselves. We're here for them when they need us, and we go above and beyond to meet their needs. This can be seen in our wellbeing programme for staff which is extensive and designed to support you when you need it because we know that to look after others we must first look after ourselves. Build a career with us: As a university trust and a leader in healthcare research, we value learning, teaching and training so that we can be the best that we can be. From the moment you start with us and throughout your career we will help you to grow and develop. We hope that in choosing UHSussex you are choosing a long and happy career where you will be able to see the difference you make and feel valued for all that you do.

Person Specification

Essential and Desirable

Essential

  • Previous Band 5 experience
  • Previous NHS experience
  • Oncall Competent
  • HCPC registered
  • Supervising and teaching staff
  • Previous experience supervising students


Desirable

  • Working as a Band 6
  • CSP registered
  • Resp and Neuro Rotation at a Band 5 level
  • Leadership experience


Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (279)

Address

Royal Sussex County Hospital/ Princess Royal Hospital

Eastern Road

Brighton

BN2 5BE

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279-5856979-NOV23

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