Adult Community Physiotherapy

Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
Negotiable Dependent on experience
Closing date
6 Jul 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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Are you a band 5 Physiotherapist who wants to expand and further specialise your clinical skills within a B5/6 development role. Working with Enfield Community Services within Adult Community Physiotherapy or a newly qualified Physiotherapist wanting your first post? Either way we have the support to offer you a wide and varied opportunity to develop to work with adults mainly with physical health needs.

Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust currently offer support and guidance to newly qualified Physiotherapists in partnership with the Health Education England Pan-London Allied Health Professionals (AHP) Preceptorship Programme.

As part of our established teams, with a mix of B7/ B6 and B4's you will have the opportunity to assess, treat and manage a wide range of clinical presentations. You will work closely with other AHP's and Nurses.

We are looking for an enthusiastic clinician, keen to work with us in shaping and developing our services to meet the challenges of delivering appropriate care in the right place and at the right time.

We pride ourselves on integrated working, not only within the wider therapy team of which you will be part but also with other health professionals in acute and primary care, local authority and voluntary sectors.

We are a dynamic trust, scoring Good during our latest CQC inspection.

Main duties of the job


To be professionally and legally accountable for all aspects of own work and that work delegated to support staff.

To assess patients including those with diverse or complex presentations/multi pathologies: using clinical reasoning skills and assessment techniques to provide a clinical diagnosis.

To utilise knowledge of evidence based practice and treatment options to select and deliver a physiotherapy programme to individual patients and plan their successful discharge.

To take responsibility for a delegated caseload, managing patients with a variety of conditions and pathologies

Assess patient understanding of treatment proposals, gain valid informed consent and have the capacity to work within a legal framework with patients who lack capacity to consent to treatment.

Use a range of verbal and non-verbal communication tools to communicate effectively with patients and carers to progress rehabilitation and treatment

When working in the community and domiciliary settings seeing patients already known to the service, e.g. follow up home visits, to work as lone practitioner with prearranged telephone support from a named senior physiotherapist.

To be responsible for maintaining accurate comprehensive patient treatment records in line with Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) standards of practice and BEH MHT policies and to communicate assessment and treatment results to the appropriate disciplines in the form of reports and letters.

About us

BEHMHT is a multiple award-winning, combined mental health (MH) and community Trust providing local, regional and national healthcare services. We are one of the largest employers in North London with over 3000 staff delivering a range of mental health and community services to a population of over one million. In Enfield, we provide a full range of child and adult community health services, which over the last few years has been integrating with its mental health services to provide better and more holistic care. BEH manages the renowned North London Forensic Services (NLFS) which delivers MH care across some of the prisons and provides MH services as HM Young Offenders Institutions in Aylesbury. We are rated as 'Outstanding' by the CQC. We have also been appointed as the lead provider of forensic mental health services across North London managing the devolved New Models of care budget of £170m from 2018/19.

Job description Job responsibilities

To be responsible for organising and planning own caseload to meet service and patient priorities, readjusting plans as situations change/arise.

To undertake the collection of data for use in service audit and for monitoring service level agreements.

Be responsible for the safe and competent use of equipment, through teaching and supervision of practice.

To communicate regularly and effectively with other members of the physiotherapy service in order to ensure seamless physiotherapy provision to patients moving between different areas of the service.

To be aware of Health and Safety aspects of your work and implement any policies, which may be required to improve the safety of your work area, including your prompt recording and reporting of accidents to senior staff, and ensuring that equipment use is safe.

To comply with the organisational and departmental policies and procedures and to be involved in the reviewing and updating as appropriate.

Carry out assessments and treatments of neuro/muscular skeletal conditions with moderate physical, and significant mental and emotional effort on a daily basis.

To be able to work flexibly adjusting working plans on a daily basis, in response to requests from other staff that alters the priorities for the physiotherapy team.

To undertake therapeutic manual handling in compliance with Trust manual handling policies and local guidance at all times.

o perform physiotherapeutic assessment of patients with diverse presentations of physical and psychological conditions, to provide a clinical diagnosis and develop and deliver an individualised treatment programme.

Person Specification EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS Essential
  • Recognised Diploma/Degree in Physiotherapy.
  • HPC Registered.
  • Evidence of ongoing relevant CPD in portfolio.
  • Any other relevant qualifications/degree.
  • Broad under graduate experience in core clinical areas.
  • Relevant clinical knowledge base underpinned by broader physiotherapeutic skills.
  • Participation in project activity.
  • Active contribution to training others.
  • Ability to work as an autonomous practitioner.
  • Ability to prioritise and manage own work load in a busy environment with supervision.
  • Fluent in any other local language.
  • A strong commitment to patient care.
  • Reliable, flexible, motivated, diplomatic team worker who demonstrates appropriate initiative and good time management.
  • Ability to meet the demands of the post.
  • Car owner/ driver with full valid UK driving licence and access to a car for use during working hours.

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