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Specialist vestibular physiotherapist

Employer
Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust
Location
Welwyn
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pro rata
Closing date
2 Mar 2024

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Profession
Physiotherapist
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our dynamic multidisciplinary therapy team. We are looking for a part-time Physiotherapist with a skill base and special interest in Vestibular Rehabilitation, for 10 hours per week.

The Community Neuro Team includes the Stroke Team and the Neuro outpatient Team, This role sits with the Outpatient pathway, working alongside other Physios, Occupational Therapists and Clinical Psychologists to meet patient needs within the East and North of Hertfordshire. The role will be primarily clinic based, but there may be occasions where home visiting is required.

Main duties of the job

You will be joining a highly experienced team of specialist Neurological Clinicians, with opportunities for joint working. You will be responsible for managing the vestibular caseload (peripheral and central) and supporting the other members of the team in building their skill sets in this clinical area. You will also have the opportunity to see other patient groups to support the team, depending on urgency and need.

We also offer:*Regular supervision and appraisals

*Regular Team and Service Meetings* In-service training, CPD support and opportunities for development* Encouragement to participate in service development projects* Clinical leads for advice, support and supervision* Use of SystmOne as electronic patient record and mobile working. * Hertfordshire has good transport links to London and the surrounding areas.

The post-holders will be responsible for the assessment and management of adults with a Vestibular diagnosis made by a Neurology or ENT consultant. Opportunities for further training will be available.

About us

A big thank you for considering joining us at Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust. You'll find it a great place to work with many benefits offered to you as a member of our staff. We put our patients, their families and carers at the centre of our vision - Outstanding Services and Healthier Communities.Our staff are proud to be Innovative, Caring and Agile in their work to help achieve the Trust vision. We welcome diversity in our workforce and are interested in applicants from all backgrounds and ages.

We don't want you to miss out so we'd like you to know that if we have a high level of interest in this role, the vacancy may close prior to the advertised closing date, so please make your application as soon as possible - Apply nowYou've made a great decision to apply to join to HCT - we're looking forward to taking the next steps of the journey with you.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

The Community Neuro service offers the following:* Regular whole service and local team meetings* Structured in-service training and support for external courses* Multidisciplinary team working* Regular clinical supervision and annual appraisal

We value our staff and see clinical supervision as a priority both through senior supervision and peer support models. Annual appraisal and personal objective setting is a Trust priority. The post-holder will also be involved in providing support for more junior members of the team including newly qualified therapists and therapy assistants.

Full details in the attached Job Description and Person Specification.Whilst it is not a legal requirement, Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust encourages and supports all staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best line of defence against COVID-19.

Person Specification

Qualifications and training

Essential

  • Highly specialist knowledge acquired through degree or equivalent qualifications, further theoretical training and experience
  • Registration with HCPC
  • oExtensive experience working with neurological patients in rehabilitation settings.


Desirable

  • oExperience with taking students and recent attendance at the relevant University training
  • oWorking towards/willingness to work towards a Master qualification
  • oRelevant post-registration training, E.G. splinting, Bobath, FND
  • oRegistration within profession specific special interest group E.G Specialist Section Neurological Practice


Experience and Knowledge

Essential

  • oWork as an autonomous practitioner
  • oEvidence of Continued Professional Development and reflective practice
  • oUnderstanding and application of the PT process with evidence of advanced clinical reasoning
  • oApplication of specific assessment techniques
  • oAssessment of patients, contributing to a diagnosis and formulating a treatment plan, from a range of modalities
  • oClinical problem solving
  • oUnderstanding of clinical governance and the implications for the service
  • oExperience of dealing with delegated management responsibilities within service area
  • oInvolvement in service development


Skills and Abilities

Essential

  • oAbility to assess patient conditions, including those of a highly complex nature, to establish a diagnosis and formulate a specialised treatment plan, from a range of modalities.
  • oHighly developed physical skills, dexterity, coordination and sensory skills for assessment and manual treatment of patients.
  • oAbility to communicate complex and/or sensitive information requiring empathy and reassurance
  • oAbility to work collaboratively across professional and organisational boundaries.
  • oClear vision of role/commitment to speciality
  • oIT literate


Other

Essential

  • oWillingness to uphold the Trust's values
  • oEligible to live and work in the UK
  • oHold a full, valid, UK driving licence and have access to a car to use for business purposes (unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010)


Employer details

Employer name

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust

Address

Danesbury Neurological Centre

School Lane

Welwyn

AL6 9PW



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812-2024-NS-KJ-02

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