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Senior Physiotherapist - Women's Health Team

Employer
Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Norwich
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
25 Apr 2024

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Profession
Physiotherapist
Grade
Band 7
Hours
Part Time
Fixed term contract/secondment opportunity until 14th July 2025

It is an exciting time to join our Pelvic and Maternal Health Physiotherapy service.

Our patients rate us highly on quality of care and having friendly, approachable staff and we are looking for like-minded individuals to join us on this journey

We are seeking an experienced senior Physiotherapist with highly specialist knowledge and skills to join our Pelvic and Maternal Health Physiotherapy Team.

The Physiotherapy department recognises that our staff are our greatest asset and commit to investing in their development. We offer unique opportunities to work in diverse and highly specialist clinical areas within speciality MDTs, to attend regular training and to engage with national audits and quality improvement projects within a supportive environment.

You will work with and learn from staff who are experts in their field and will have the opportunity to develop both your clinical and leadership skills working with junior staff, physiotherapy support workers and students. We are proud to have strong links with the University of East Anglia, to develop our research capabilities and associate tutor opportunities for senior staff.

If you are considering applying for this post on a secondment basis, please discuss with your Line Manager prior to applying to ascertain whether this could be supported.

Main duties of the job

In this role you will have opportunities to manage Consultant and GP referrals for a wide variety of patient groups requiring acute + specialist management. Your caseload will include complex conditions such as Chronic Pelvic Pain, Bladder Pain Syndrome and Vaginismus. You will work in a variety of settings including virtual and individual face to face appointments as well as ward settings.

You will play a key role in the development of our services and the knowledge and skills of our clinicians, drawing on the support of other clinical experts in the service and throughout the wider Trust.

Working in an acute hospital you will be required to maintain competence to work across in- and out- patient settings with support and training. You will also support our weekend service.

People are at the heart of everything we do.

You will have an active role in supervision and annual appraisal to ensure your own personal development. You will be supported to pursue your professional interests, assist in the development of your colleagues and help shape our services.

About us

Join us at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and be part of a workforce of over 10,000 staff!

The NNUH is one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK, providing first-class acute care for around one million people, living in Norfolk and surrounding areas. We are a teaching and research hospital, at the forefront of innovation, home to state-of-the-art facilities, such as the Quadram Institute. We are pleased to work closely with the University of East Anglia, providing teaching opportunities for our staff and placement opportunities for their students. We attract some of the best and leading professionals from across the country and are proud that our workforce represents 94 countries from across the world.

We are a friendly, collaborative hospital, working with local services and home to N& N Hospitals Charity

We can offer you the full range of NHS benefits/discounts and in addition:
  • Flexible working hours
  • Fast Track Staff Physiotherapy Service
  • Multi Faith prayer room
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Excellent pension scheme and annual leave entitlement
  • Wagestream - access up to 40% of your pay as you earn it
  • Free Park & Ride service direct to NNUH site
  • Free 24-hours confidential counselling support
  • On-site Nursery
  • On-site cafes offering staff discounts
  • Support in career development
  • Flexible staff bank
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars, Cycle to Work scheme and home electronics


Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Experienced physiotherapist with highly specialist skills responsible for the physiotherapy management of patients presenting to the relevant service/team within the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
  • To be the clinical lead physiotherapist responsible for a defined area of work.
  • To be an expert clinical resource for the physiotherapy management of patients presenting to the relevant specialty, both within the Trust and regionally, as required.
  • To represent the physiotherapy service as a clinical expert in initiatives both within and outside the Trust as requested by the Physiotherapy Services Manager or Physiotherapy Service Lead.
  • To be responsible for an individual caseload including prioritisation, assessment and management of patients with a range of acute and chronic conditions. Relying on expert clinical judgement and using highly analytical skills, to determine clinical diagnosis and treatment. To maintain records as a legally autonomous practitioner.
  • To provide a leadership role clinically, educationally, professionally and managerially.
  • To have an active role in the planning, development, coordination, delivery and evaluation of the physiotherapy service provided to patients within and out-reaching from the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
  • To deputise for the Physiotherapy Operational Lead/Integrated Therapy Lead/Service Lead as required.
  • To support the delivery of a high quality, safe and compassionate healthcare service,all staff are expected to act as a role model to others in all aspects of their work and consistently demonstrate NNUHs PRIDE values of People focused, Respect, Integrity, Dedication and Excellence and demonstrate behaviours that support and encourage an inclusive culture.

Please see the attached job description for full details.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Diploma / degree in Physiotherapy
  • Registration with the Health & Care Professions Council (UK)


Desirable

  • Membership of Clinical Interest Groups (CIG's)


Experience

Essential

  • Extensive post-qualification experience including significant experience at senior level in areas relevant to the clinical specialty.
  • Involvement in service improvement, audit, research and understanding quality issues
  • Student, Physiotherapy Assistant or Physiotherapist direct supervision
  • Contributing to clinical education/development of less experienced staff, students or assistants


Skills

Essential

  • Ability to demonstrate good written, verbal and non-verbal communication skills


Attitude, aptitude

Essential

  • Effective role model, demonstrating NNUH's PRIDE values of People focussed, Respect, Integrity, Dedication and Excellence


Employer details

Employer name

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

Address

Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital

Colney Lane

Norwich

NR4 7UY

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234-23-CS3584

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