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Urgent Care Response Physiotherapist

Employer
Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust
Location
Norwich
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
12 Mar 2024

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Profession
Physiotherapist
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
This is a really exciting opportunity for a Senior Physiotherapist to be part of our our North Norfolk Unplanned Community Response team, providing admission avoidance and urgent community response to individuals in crisis in their own homes.

You will be part of a team which provides , effective short term reablement/rehabilitation programmes to patients in their own home following recent hospital discharge, clinical triage as part of the NEAT (Network Escalation Avoidance Team)referral pathway and respond clinically to admission avoidance and support patients recently discharged home, with referrals coming from community services, the ambulance service and front door services at the acute hospitals. Be part of the Virtual Ward development in North Norfolk and work alongside the MDT to support discharges from hospital.

This is a 7 day a week service, weekend and Bank Holiday working will be expected. Hours of service delivery, 8am-8pm.

Apply now to join an organisation that has been awarded an Outstanding rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the highest possible rating and the first stand-alone NHS community trust in the country to be awarded the title

Main duties of the job

To demonstrate a flexible approach, being able to adapt and respond effectively and efficiently in potentially stressful case scenarios. The post holder will use their Physiotherapy diagnostic skills within their assessment to determine need for further investigations, and to support the urgent Community Response Team with ongoing patient management in order to prevent avoidable admission to hospital and facilitating early supported discharge.

To lead in the delivery of high standards of Physiotherapy interventions to patients within their own place of residence to prevent avoidable admissions to acute care. They will provide short term reablement/ rehabilitation programmes with effective short term goal setting for vulnerable adults with acute health needs. This will involve using health coaching skills to effectively engage with the patient and their family to ensure expectations are appropriately managed. To lead in the delivery of high standards of health care to patients within their own place of residence by assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating care in order to prevent avoidable admission to hospital and facilitating early supported discharge.

This role will predominantly involve face to face intervention, with an element of Triage for the Urgent Community Response Team on a rota basis.

About us

NCH& C is proud to be the first standalone NHS community trust in the UK to achieve an 'Outstanding' rating from the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Our focus is on continually improving the quality of care we offer to local people and on improving access to that care, helping people to move seamlessly from one service to another. Praising NCH& C's compassionate, inclusive and effective leadership at all levels, the CQC observed that our staff are well supported to make positive changes and innovations.

Norfolk Community Health & Care NHS Trust is committed to continuing to create a modern and inclusive work environment. As part of this commitment we actively promote flexible working opportunities where possible, to meet the needs and wishes of our workforce to maintain and improve their wellbeing. The trust offers a range of flexibility, including flexible working patterns, and we would encourage you to discuss this with the recruiting manager before or during the application process if this would interest you.

We welcome applications from people who share our values and can help us deliver outstanding care in our local community.

If you are aged 16-30 and not currently in education, employment or training, our colleagues at the Norfolk and Waveney Integrated Care Board (supported by the Princes Trust), can provide application and interview coaching. To request this support please contact NWICB.Careers@nhs.net

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will deliver high quality Physiotherapy interventions to patients in their own homes, and provide short term reablement/ rehabilitation programmes with effective short term goal setting for vulnerable adults with acute health needs. This will involve using health coaching skills to effectively engage with the patient and their family to ensure expectations are appropriately managed.

The post holder will demonstrate a flexible approach, being able to adapt and respond effectively and efficiently in potentially stressful case scenarios. The post holder will use their Physiotherapy diagnostic skills within their assessment to determine need for further investigations, and to support the MDT with ongoing patient management.

The post holder will show a level of resilience by working with the team to develop competencies in all areas of practice. Each clinician within the service has developed competencies in Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Nursing. It would be an expectation for the post holder to be involved in the training of other team members to maintain competence within some aspects of Physiotherapy, as well as develop and maintain own competencies in areas of Occupational Therapy and Nursing.
Person Specification Qualifications
  • Diploma or 1st level degree in Physiotherapy
  • Current HCPC registration
  • Clinical Educators Course
Experience
Essential
  • Evidence of working at a relevant level
  • Good observational and reporting skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Concentrate when undertaking patient care & inputting data/patient records
  • Work flexibly to accommodate patient/service needs
  • Demonstrate good IT and standard keyboard skills

Desirable
  • Experience in complex moving and handling
  • Experience in training and supervising staff
  • Experience working at a Band 6 level
Skills, Abilities and Knowledge
  • Knowledge of additional specialist areas through in-house training & short courses
  • Able to communicate effectively in written and verbal English Language
  • Highly motivated
  • Flexible and Resilient
Communication
  • Tact & diplomacy
  • Empathy & sensitivity
  • Ability to use own initiative
Personal and People Development
  • Ability to manage stressful situations
  • A team player
Personal Attributes / Behaviours
  • Able to identify with the Trusts commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adult
Other
  • Be able to:
  • Kneel, bend & stoop, and work in cramped environments.
  • Manoeuvre limbs of around 5-6kg
  • Manoeuvre patients using handling aids
  • Must have a full UK driving license and have access to a vehicle


Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Diploma or 1st Level degree in Physiotherapy
  • Current HCPC registration
  • Clinical educators course completion


Experience

Essential

  • Evidence of working at a relevant level
  • Good observational and reporting skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Concentrate when undertaking patient care & inputting data/patient records
  • Work flexibly to accommodate patient/service needs
  • Demonstrate good IT and standard keyboard skills


Desirable

  • Experience in complex moving and handling
  • Experience in training and supervising staff
  • Experience working at a Band 6 level


Skills, Abilities and Knowledge

Essential

  • Knowledge of additional specialist areas through inhouse training & short courses
  • Able to communicate effectively in written and verbal English Language
  • Highly motivated
  • Flexible & Resilient


Communication

Essential

  • Tact and diplomacy
  • Empathy and sensitivity
  • Ability to use own initiative


Person and People Development

Essential

  • Ability to manage stressful situations
  • A team player


Personal Attributes / Behaviours

Essential

  • Able to identify with the Trust's commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults


Other

Essential

  • Be able to: (1)Kneel, bend & stoop, and work in cramped environments. (2)Manoeuvre limbs of around 5-6kg (3)Manoeuvre patients using handling aids
  • Must have a full UK driving license and have access to a vehicle
  • Professional appearance


Employer details

Employer name

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust

Address

1 Mill Close, Aylsham

Norwich

NR11 6LZ

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839-6043866-SR

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