Clinical Lead Physiotherapist

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£40,057 to £45,839 a year per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
3 Jul 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 7 Clinical Lead Physiotherapist to join our Adult Mental Health (AMH) Inpatient Services. This is a unique and rare opportunity to open up and develop physiotherapy provision in AMH Inpatient Services. The post holder will provide physiotherapy input to inpatient wards based at Highbury Hospital, Nottingham and at our new and exciting soon to open development, Sherwood Oaks Hospital in Mansfield.

AMH is a major provider of mental health services to working age adults in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. It delivers a range of Community and In-patient based assessment and treatment for people aged 18-65 experiencing mental health needs. We strive to be leaders in specialist mental health care and treatment, working in close partnership with the Trust Involvement Team to ensure that all service users are valued, listened to and receive high quality personalised care.

For further information please contact; Karyn Jelliss (OT Professional Lead) on: 07442828649, or Jo Hill (Operational Manager) on: 0115 9691300. Consideration will be given to a progression Band 6 to Band 7 role. Please call for further detail.

Main duties of the job
What makes this position unique?

It is the opportunity to highlight and develop how specialist physiotherapy provision will promote and achieve well being and independence of adults with mental health problems in an inpatient setting.

Scope to use your transferable skills to provide assessments and interventions in relation to:
  • Falls
  • Mobility and transfers
  • Specialist assessments including musculoskeletal, neuro, respiratory, pain
  • Promoting physical activity
  • Use of relaxation techniques and massage

What makes you right for this role?
  • Having a positive attitude towards mental health;
  • Being committed to providing excellent physiotherapy interventions and to developing the physiotherapy service within AMH Inpatients;
  • Being motivated and resourceful;
  • Being able to work flexibly and prioritise your own workload;
  • Being able to work holistically in a patient centred way;

In return, you will:
  • Receive regular support and supervision.
  • Have links to a well-established physiotherapy forum
  • Have links to other inpatient physiotherapists and opportunities for peer supervision
  • Have a wide range of CPD opportunities for personal and professional development including a comprehensive in-service training programme.
  • Be part of an integrated therapy team consisting of occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, dietician, psychology, specialist practitioners, sports instructor, OT support workers and peer supports workers.

About us

We have a huge variety of opportunities in our expansive Trust covering geographically from South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire to Leicester, providing mental health inpatient and community services, community health services, forensic mental health services and secure prison healthcare across the East Midlands.

We have more than 100 sites and a huge scope of unique opportunities to develop your career and gain some amazing experiences. We strive to be a great place to work and offer many staff benefits and tailored staff support and wellbeing programmes.

Do you want to make a difference?
Do you believe in Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork?

Then Nottinghamshire Healthcare is the perfect place for you to start, maintain or further your career. Join our team of nearly 9000 who are making a difference every day. We are all about our people - our staff, volunteers, carers, service users and patients. We are NottsHC.

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Job description
Job responsibilities

To find out further information about this post including the detailed main responsibilities, please refer to the job description and person specification attached to this vacancy.

Person Specification
  • Recognised Physiotherapy degree/diploma
  • Current HCPC registration
  • Professional body registered

  • Professional body registered Member of relevant SIG: (Chartered Physiotherapist in Mental Health)

  • Post qualification CPD including specialist knowledge of physiotherapy interventions and evaluations for adults with mental health conditions.
  • Leadership training
  • Clinical Educator

  • Post-graduate training specific to client group
  • Relevant Masters modules or completed programme

  • Working experience of assessing and managing a complex caseload of adults with a range of functional and organic mental health conditions
  • Knowledge of Risk Assessment and ability to ensure effective risk management strategies within specialism.
  • Experience of effective multi-disciplinary/agency working and established interpersonal and negotiation skills
  • Experience of designing and delivering different learning and development opportunities for staff teams.
  • Experience in developing evaluation / audit tools and resources as part of profession/multi-professional team
  • Experience of leading the clinical and professional development of others including students

  • Experience of leading / managing project work.
  • Experience of research, audit, service evaluation and/or quality improvement projects - setting up, evaluating, reporting and application
  • Identifies clinical risks and carries out MDT/ Trust Risk assessments and formulation for individuals, groups or services highlighting needs
  • Experience of collaboration across teams, services, and other stakeholders outside of the Trust

  • Highly specialist applied clinical knowledge including management of long terms conditions, musculoskeletal, orthopaedic, respiratory, and neurological conditions, mobility problems, falls and postural management.
  • Applied knowledge of risk assessment within field of clinical practice
  • Knowledge of National Policy and guidance and impact on physiotherapy provision within AMH.
  • Applied leadership knowledge.

  • Highly specialist knowledge of how mental and physical health contribute to risk assessment and support management.
  • Management of chronic pain and effects of eating disorders.
  • Contributed to regional and national clinical projects and/or strategic work

  • Empathetic and psychologically minded
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills for a variety of audiences, and in situations
  • Well organised and able to prioritise a high turnover caseload
  • Excellent clinical reasoning skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Extensive experience of supporting other staff and students
  • Motivated and a motivator
  • Team builder and team member Autonomous and able to work without direct supervision
  • Reflective practitioner
  • Ability to manage own wellbeing with access to supervision to sustain this.
  • IT skills - to support clinical and service needs and developments

  • Experience of managing a project or service initiative.

  • Ability to demonstrate that they act in line with Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Values: Trust Honesty Respect Compassion Teamwork

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