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Physiotherapist

Employer
Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Cambridge
Salary
£25,665 to £31,534 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
1 Jul 2022

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Profession
CBT Therapist / Other
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Please note for this job you will be required to travel independently around the county meeting strict time deadlines.

Community inpatient rehabilitation is the place to be! Rehabilitation in the community is at the forefront of the implementation of Discharge to Assess. You may have gained experience in the acute hospitals and now your career in community rehabilitation beckons. This role is based at Cambridge Rehabilitation Centre where you will work as part of a multidisciplinary team (MDT) to rehabilitate patients, discharged from acute hospital care enabling their community reintegration. You will be based in a purpose-built rehabilitation centre with a fully equipped therapy gym, working closely with your colleagues in other localities and across the system that provide rehabilitation and care for the population of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. We offer excellent professional support, and you will have the opportunity to rotate to other specialist teams within CPFT such intermediate care, neuro and neighbourhood team community therapy.

Main duties of the job

Cambridge Rehabilitation Unit has a whole MDT focussed approach to rehabilitation and strives to deliver outstanding patient-focussed specialist care and therapywhich collaboratively optimises a person's potential to achieve their individual goals. You will provide assessment and occupational therapy interventions to patients in various settings from inpatient to their own homes and care homes. You will implement therapy plans as well as delegating to therapy assistants and health care assistants as indicated. You will develop your skills in sub-acute rehabilitation and discharge planning in the community working with colleagues in health, social care and the voluntary sector. You will work autonomously in the community setting travelling across the community seeing people in their own homes.

About us

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust is a health & social care organisation dedicated to providing high quality care with compassion to improve the health & wellbeing of the people we care for, as well as supporting & empowering them to lead a fulfilling life.

Our clinical teams deliver many NHS services not only via inpatient and primary care setting but also with the community. These services include Children, Adult & Older Peoples mental & physical health, Forensic & Specialist mental health, Learning Disabilities, Primary Care & Liaison psychiatry, Substance misuse, Social care, Research & Development.

To achieve our goal, we look to recruit high calibre candidates that share our vision & values. As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applications from all sectors of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including disabled people & members of our ethnic minorities & LGBTQ+ communities.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for full details of responsibilities
  • To work towards the acceptance of clinical responsibility and professional autonomy for a designated caseload of patients, from referral to discharge, and to organise this efficiently and effectively in relation to clinical priorities and use of
  • To be professionally and legally responsible and accountable for all aspects of your own work, including the management of patients in your care.
  • To accept responsibility for ensuring the effective selection, use and fitting of equipment.
  • To communicate effectively with patients and carers to maximise rehabilitation Communication skills of persuasion, motivation, explanation and gaining informed consent will be used with a variety of patients. Barriers to effective communication will regularly be evident, e.g. sensory impairment, cognitive impairment, pain, emotional state, behavioural and communication difficulties.
  • To be able to deal effectively and appropriately with patients/public who display inappropriate behaviours (physical or verbal aggression) with the support and guidance from the
  • To ensure effective communication and collaboration takes place between yourself and members of the multi-disciplinary and multi-agency teams across hospital and This may include verbal communication (e.g. case conferences, telephone) and written communication (e.g. report writing).
  • To support others and recognise the limitations of your own clinical practice and seek the advice of others as
  • To develop an awareness of wider team and service
  • To ensure the effective selection and appropriate use of treatment
  • To maintain an awareness of resources available as part of clinical reasoning and decision
  • To follow organisational policies regarding financial and requisitioning
  • To ensure safe, effective and efficient physiotherapy practice within your assigned
  • To work under the supervision of a senior
  • To independently plan and carry out assessments in the patients own
  • This may involve unforeseen exposure to environmental hazards (e.g. unhygienic home environment).
  • To ensure appropriate recommendation, supply/purchase of equipment in accordance with eligibility
  • To provide planned advice, teaching and instruction to relatives, carers and other
  • To maintain accurate and up-to-date documentation in line with Service, Trust and CSP
  • To take responsibility for appropriate delegation of tasks to therapy
  • To comply with the HCPC and CSP Code of Ethics and Professional
  • To undertake all stages of the Physiotherapy therapeutic process:
  • Referral taking and information gathering through searching clinical records and through liaison with the client, carers, and colleagues from health and other
  • Completing assessments, through interview, observation of functional tasks and using standardised assessmentsIdentifying needs and forming goals and plans for interventions
  • Completing a wide range of interventions including giving advice and support, home activity programmes rehabilitation, and equipment
  • Evaluate client progress through regular re-assessment and ensure continuous progression by graded activity for improving conditions or activity modification for deteriorating


  • Person Specification Education/Qualifications Essential
    • Current HCPC Registration (3)
    • Degree or equivalent, e.g BSc, MSc or Diploma entry level qualification into the Physiotherapy profession
    Desirable
    • Member of Chartered Society of Physiotherapists
    Experience Essential
    • Clinical experience in a variety of settings
    • Clinical supervisior
    Desirable
    • Community experience
    • Knowledge of Fail prevention
    Skills/Ability Essential
    • Able to demonstrate commitment to high quality care and service provision
    • Ability to work flexibly as a team
    • Good communication skills
    • Good report writing
    • Able to assess plan and implement care
    • Support junior staff
    Desirable
    • Understanding of clinical supervision
    Knowledge/Understanding Essential
    • Accepts responsibility and accountability for own work and can define the responsibilities of others
    • Recognises the limits of own authority within the SystmOne relevant outcome measures role
    • Seeks and uses professional support appropriately
    • Understands the principle of confidentiality
    • Demonstrates professional curiosity
    • Responsible for maintaining registration with HCPC and/or professional bodies
    Desirable
    • SystmOne
    • Relevant outcome measures
    Physical Requirements Essential
    • The ability to kneel, bend & stoop, and work in cramped environments
    • Move and manoeuvre people and equipment and manoeuvre patients using moving and handling aids
    • Travel independently around work base locality
    Other Essential
    • Positive approach to people with long term neurological conditions
    • Ability to use the CPFT Trust Values to guide behaviour to patient, carers and colleagues
    • Recognise people's right to privacy and dignity, treating every person with respect
    • Willingness to embrace MDT working
    • Willingness to be flexible in approach and attitude


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