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Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist

Employer
University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
Location
Leicester
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pro rata
Closing date
4 Jan 2024

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Profession
Physiotherapist
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS OF LEICESTER NHS TRUST

CLINICAL SUPPORT AND IMAGING CLINICAL MANAGEMENT GROUP

THERAPY SERVICES: PHYSIOTHERAPY

CLINICAL SPECIALIST PHYSIOTHERAPIST IN PAEDIATRIC CYSTIC FIBROSIS (0.6 WTE IN AND OUT PATIENTS) AND ACUTE IN-PATIENT PAEDIATRICS (0.2 WTE)
Band 7
30 hours a week

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work at one of the UK's largest NHS Trusts. We are looking fora proactive Band 7 who is ready for new challenges or an experienced Band 6 who is seeking promotional opportunities to join our team.

Serving the population of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, Leicester Childrens Hospital is one of the busiest acute and general paediatric centres in the United Kingdom.

Main duties of the job

You will be a dedicated, compassionate, skilled and motivated clinician. They will have excellent communication skills, with empathy and compassion at the heart of the care they provide.

You will work alongside the established paediatric physiotherapy team, including Clinical Specialists working within: Long Term Ventilation, Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia, East Midlands Congenital Heart Centre, Difficult Asthma and Outpatients. You will also work alongside our multidisciplinary teams and colleagues within the Community Paediatric Service.

You will be the lead physiotherapist responsible for delivering and developing the Cystic Fibrosis and non-CF Bronchiectasis Paediatric Physiotherapy service. This includes shared care of our patients at Kettering General Hospital. The post holder will provide highly specialist assessment and intervention for a complex caseload. You should be a highly motivated and innovative physiotherapist who is keen to improve the lives of children living with Cystic Fibrosis. As a paediatric Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist in CF you will work closely with the CF Multidisciplinary team to deliver physiotherapy support to children and their families across the acute and community setting. We have a strong involvement in research and the development of treatments particularly in the era of modulator treatments. A car driver is essential for this post.

About us

The Paediatric Team provide a service to the Children's and Womens Services and the successful applicant will also provide care within the following areas: paediatric intensive care, high dependency unit, neo-natal unit, surgical and medical wards, orthopaedics, oncology, neurology, respiratory clinics and the maternity wards to provide optimum patient care and the effective, efficient working of the paediatric team ensuring on going service development.

As a large, acute NHS Trust with established links to the University of Leicester and De Montfort University there is a strong focus on teaching and development of our staff, including qualified, non-qualified and multi-disciplinary staff and the successful applicant will provide teaching and supervision for physiotherapists, physiotherapy students and members of the Multidisciplinary Team working within the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust. The successful applicant would be supported to develop within their role to complete the consultation skills course and non-medial prescribing course.

The Physiotherapy Department provides a seven day rostered service and the successful candidate will work on the weekend, bank holiday and the emergency on-call respiratory service rosters.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Provide clinical and professional leadership to physiotherapy colleagues in the speciality area
  • Lead, evaluate and develop clinical practice within their speciality, ensuring compliance with national and local guidelines and frameworks
  • Be responsible for the clinical standards, evidence based practise and quality metrics within the speciality
  • Work as an autonomous practitioner to provide specialist therapy assessments, diagnose and develop individualised treatment programmes based on the childs needs, using advanced clinical reasoning skills
  • Be responsible for a clinical caseload which will include complex cases within their area of speciality
  • Undertake an active role in developing physiotherapy within the speciality
  • Be responsible for the day to day management of the delivery of physiotherapy by the specialist team in an efficient and effective way within this complex and pressurised environment
  • Participate in the planning, development and evaluation of Physiotherapy within the specialist team holding responsibility for defined projects
  • Work alongside the Therapy Speciality Lead / Therapy Clinical Team Leader to develop links between the specialist therapy team and relevant CMGs (Clinical Management Groups) within UHL
  • Ensure the training and development of staff within the Therapy speciality team
  • Liaise with colleagues and work across site/cross specialty if appropriate in order to ensure the provision of a seamless equitable service
  • Deputise for the Therapy Clinical Team Leader as appropriate
  • Develop the evidence base for practice through audit, clinical effectiveness and research activity
  • Assist and support the Therapy Leadership Team, Therapy Speciality Leads and Therapy Clinical Team Leaders in the improvement and transformation of Therapy services


Person Specification

Training & Qualifications

Essential

  • oDiploma/BSc Physiotherapy
  • oHCPC Registration
  • oEvidence of recent CPD specific to the speciality clinical area


Experience

Essential

  • oSignificant post graduate clinical experience within a relevant specialist area to the equivalent of Master degree level
  • oPrevious employment as a Senior Therapist in a relevant specialist area
  • oEvidence of experience of managing and leading a Team


Desirable

  • oExperience of audit/clinical evaluation/outcome measures
  • oMember of Special Interest Group


Communication and relationship skills

Essential

  • oDemonstrates knowledge of effective team working and evidence of multi-professional collaboration and joint working


Analytical and Judgement skills

Essential

  • oEvidence of ability to adapt to and manage change
  • oEvidence of ability to evaluate own and others practice and bring about change


Desirable

  • oEvidence of experience of performance management


Planning and organisation skills

Essential

  • oDemonstrates a flexible and innovative approach to meet service needs


Desirable

  • oEvidence of willingness to take on new responsibilities and projects


Other requirements specific to the role

Essential

  • oExpress enthusiasm for post and desire to work in clinical area
  • oAbility to drive their own car


Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

Address

Leicester Royal Infirmary

Leicester

LE1 5WW

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358-5624546-CSI-A

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