Rotational Physiotherapist

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust
Norwich and Norfolk
Negotiable £25,655 - £31,534 pa
Closing date
26 Jun 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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The Rotation Scheme is able to offer newly registered physiotherapists a range of clinical experience in community and academic settings. The rotations are of 6 month duration and cover the following:
  • Community rehabilitation including long term conditions; medicine for the elderly; musculoskeletal outpatients; specialist in-patient neuro-rehabilitation, and community stroke rehabilitation.

This list may change to meet new service designs and local health needs.
  • To provide physiotherapy assessment, interventions, health promotion.
  • To work as part of the multidisciplinary team to facilitate discharge planning or prevent unnecessary admissions.
  • The post holder is supervised on a regular basis by a senior member of the physiotherapy team.

Once the necessary competencies are obtained the post holder may be required to participate in weekend and bank holiday rotas.

Main duties of the job

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust provide a range of post registration rotations. This offers newly registered Physiotherapists the opportunity to work in a variety of settings including inpatients and community environments.

Rotations are in a number of geographical locations throughout Norfolk.

You will be keen to know that our close links with the University of East Anglia brings excellent postgraduate learning opportunities.

We offer rotations of 6 months duration in:-

- Community Rehabilitation including long term conditions

- Specialist in-patient neurological rehabilitation

- Stroke rehabilitation

- Musculo-skeletal

- General in-patient rehabilitation

- Learning Difficulties

Flexible working is possible. Weekend and evening working may be required as per the demands of the Service.

We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic person to join our friendly team.

About us

Apply now to join an organisation that has been awarded an 'Outstanding' rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the highest possible rating and the first stand-alone NHS community trust in the country to be awarded the title.

Job description Job responsibilities

  • To be professionally and legally responsible and accountable for all aspects of own work.
  • To maintain a high standard of clinical care for the patients under your management.
  • To undertake the assessment of patients using investigative and analytical skills.
  • To formulate an individual management and/or treatment programme, using clinical reasoning skills and a range of treatment skills.
  • To undertake a variety of rotations; this will provide a broad base for both personal and professional development.
  • To accept clinical responsibility for a designated caseload of patients, and, with support, to organise this efficiently and effectively with regard to clinical priorities and use of time.
  • To accept responsibility for ensuring the effective selection and use of all treatment resources available both in the department and on the wards.
  • To communicate effectively with other members of the multi-professional team, about patient issues in order to facilitate a team approach to patient care.
  • To communicate effectively with patients and carers to maximise rehabilitation potential and to ensure understanding of condition.
  • To assess capacity, gain valid informed consent and have the ability to work within a legal framework with patients who lack capacity to consent to treatment.
  • To delegate to, and supervise the work of health care assistants and assistant practitioners.
  • To assist senior staff in the provision of advice, teaching and instruction to relatives, carers and other professionals, to promote understanding of the aims of physiotherapy and to ensure a co-ordinated approach to patient care.
  • To be responsible for equipment used, and to adhere to department equipment policy, including competence to use equipment

  • Person Specification Qualifications Essential
    • Diploma or 1st level degree in Physiotherapy or equivalent experience
    • Clinical educators course
    Experience Essential
    • MSK Placement at undergraduate level or experience of working within the general MSK field
    • Evidence of experience working in MSK Physiotherapy
    Skills Abilities and Knowledge Essential
    • Highly motivated
    • Good Time Management
    • Can work flexibly to accommodate patient/service needs
    • Ability to use own initiative
    • Good observational & reporting skills
    • Evidence of MSK courses undertaken
    Communication Essential
    • Good Communication Skills
    • Empathy and sensitivity
    • Tact and Diplomacy
    Personal & People Development Essential
    • Ability to work within a team alongside peers, senior staff and non-registered colleagues

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