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Specialist Physiotherapist

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
St Austell
£32,306 to £39,027 a year Pro rata
Closing date
28 Jun 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Part Time
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Physiotherapists in Cornwall stop and read.....

St Austell community Hospital is calling your name

Come work hear and many skills you will gain

Our team is friendly ,supportive and fun

With yearly presentations and awards to be won

We have a love of cake or should we say food

And a bottomless snack draw to lift up your mood

Near to the beach just a trot down the hill

Our location is enviable and sure to thrill

So if you fancy a change from your current job position

Join St Austell rehab team as our new addition.

St Austell community Hospital has an opening for a physiotherapist Band 6 to cover a maternity leave. Initially the post is to cover the wards who accept patients from both the acute sector and CATU units for ongoing assessment , rehabilitation and discharge planning.

The initial terms of the post are for 22.5 hours for 10 months but due to changes within the team and future maternity leaves, we hope you will enjoy your community experience and may look to extend your time with us to cover a community Physiotherapist post.

Main duties of the job

The purpose of the post is:
  • To work within the inpatient therapy team
  • To provide a high standard physiotherapy service, performing advanced assessments of patients including those with highly complex presentations, and from this formulating a diagnosis and treatment plan
  • To provide leadership for support staff and junior staff through supervision, training and appraisal
  • To participate in the planning and development of Physiotherapy services within the designated team

Key Dimensions of the post are:
  • Specialist Physiotherapy Rehabilitation services, providing evidence-based intervention to patient group
  • Specialist advice and support to Physiotherapy ad the wider multidisciplinary team

About us

We're an NHS community and mental health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people's physical and mental health. We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability.

We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you'll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK.

Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff.

We work in people's homes, in community clinics and bases. Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner.

Just over 532,000 people live here. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon. As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increases the numbers of people who use our services.

Job description Job responsibilities

To view a detailed job description and person specification including the main responsibilities of this role please see supporting documents.

Person Specification essential Essential
  • Current professional registration - HCPC
  • Professional qualification - Physiotherapy
  • Formal and informal post graduate training in the rehabilitation and management of complex and long term conditions
  • Member of the CSP Specialist interest group
Skills and Aptitude Essential
  • Advanced assessment skills, with broad range of post graduate experience of medical, surgical, orthopaedic, neurology, respiratory, musculoskeletal rehabilitation work
  • Skills in the planning and delivery of evidence based treatment
  • Skills in the use of outcome measures to evaluate the effectiveness of treatment
  • Appliance and orthotic skills
  • Evidence of participation in audit and research

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