Specialist Physiotherapist

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum
Closing date
26 Jun 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Learning Disability
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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We have an exciting opportunity for a physiotherapist to work in the York Learning Disability multidisciplinary team and across North Yorkshire.

This post would be suitable for an experienced band 5 Physiotherapist looking to transition to a band 6 post or an existing band 6 looking to expand into working with clients with Learning Disabilities. The ideal candidate will have some experience of working with people with complex neurological needs or complex physical and mental health presentations and/or learning disabilities, however a special interest in this field is essential.

You will be HCPC registered and must have a recognised BSC or MSc in Physiotherapy

This is a Monday to Friday service, and you will not be expected to do on call or weekend working.

A laptop will be provided to support agile working.

Main duties of the job

You will be an autonomous qualified physiotherapist providing assessment, treatment planning and provision for adults with learning disabilities who have complex physical and psychological needs. You will be a primary member of the York and the North Yorkshire Learning Disability teams, working alongside band 6 and 7 Physiotherapists. As part of multidisciplinary team, you will work closely with other professions. You will be expected to work in isolation in a variety of settings in the community however you will have supervision and there is joint working available with the other Physiotherapists.

About us

The successful candidate will benefit from being part of a large group of Physiotherapy staff (60 +) working in Learning Disabilities and Mental health across TEWV Trust services, with guidance from Clinical Leads, Clinical Specialists and the Professional Head of Physiotherapy.

Additional attractive features of this post include a robust clinical supervision scheme, an excellent training & development programme, and supportive professional line management. We are also committed to supporting external training events, CPD, research and audit interests, under our appraisal scheme. All our Physiotherapists have a Physiopedia membership

Job description Job responsibilities

Manages a complex/specialist caseload from assessment to discharge within the care programme approach. Service users may have multiple needs with a combination of physical and mental health or learning disabilities. Service users may demonstrate behaviours that challenge or have difficult family situations of relevance.

Responsible for ensuring the highest professional standards and attitudes towards the care of service users are maintained at all times and that care is delivered in accordance with evidence based practice by all members of the team.Undertakes complex physiotherapy assessments and develops complex therapy programmes.

Assesses and manages risk effectively in clinical and community settings including the service users own home.Works with service users and carers to identify physiotherapy goals as part of the overall Multidisciplinary Team plan.Develops and implements specialist interventions for individuals or groups, in collaboration with the service user(s) and MDT using graded activity to achieve therapeutic goals.

Provides reports and makes recommendations on service user progress at clinical meetings and participates in the clinical decision-making process regarding service user care programmes as part of the multidisciplinary team.

please refer to full job description for detailed information about the role

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • BSc or MSc in Physiotherapy
  • Registration with HCPC
  • Post-graduate training relevant to the post (or willing to undertake within agreed timescale)
  • Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
Experience Essential
  • Significant experience in Physiotherapy including experience working with service users in mental health or learning disabilities with complex needs.
  • Experience of supervising students on placement
  • Experience of developing and delivering training
  • Day to day supervision of staff
Knowledge Essential
  • Clinical Risk Assessment and Management and its application in practice
  • Safeguarding and its application in practice.
  • National guidance and key standards in own specialist area
Skills Essential
  • Communicate complex and sensitive information in a manner appropriate to the individual and situation
  • Work collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Manage own caseload and prioritise effectively
  • Solve complex clinical problems

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