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Specialist Physiotherapist

Employer
County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Bishop Auckland
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 a year Pro rata
Closing date
27 Apr 2024

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Profession
Physiotherapist
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust are one of the largest integrated organisations in the Country, providing hospital and community services to a popluations of over 650,000. We are an ambitious and innovative organisation with a talented workforce of over 7,000 colleagues. Our Vision is to be 'Right Frist Time, Every Time' and our mission is to provide safe, compassionate and joined up care to the population of County Durham and Darlington.

-Do you have enthusiasm and motivation to take on new challenges with our forward thinking Trust?

-Are you an excellent team worker but also have the drive to lead and infleunce change?

-Do you strive or aspire to provide seamless holistic patient centred care within a progressive multi disciplinary team?

We are looking for a dynamic Specialist Physiotherapist to join our Countywide Community Neuro Rehab Team. This post will be based at Bishop Auckland Hospital and cover Durham Dales area.

Main duties of the job

As a member of the organisation the post holder will independently manage their own caseload in the community providing goal lead interventions following a comprehensive assessment. You will develop a highly specialist knowledge of many neurological conditions and the application of the physiotherapy process with these patients.

Opportunities to:

- Develop skills in holistic assessing beyond the scope of your traditional Physiotherapy practice.

- Develop your supervisory, leadership and service development skill.

-Support assistant staff and help with their development

-Lead and participate in peer support and in service training

-Work within a dynamic Multi-Disciplinary Team

The successful applicant would work Monday to Friday into the Community Neuro Rehab Service.

About us

If you are being interviewed you must accept an interview slot in the system to continue, even if you have arranged with the manager

You must be able to produce ALL certificates stated essential in the person specification or you will not be able to complete pre-employment checks

We provide hospital services from two acute sites - Darlington Memorial Hospital and University Hospital of North Durham. We have a centre for planned care in Bishop Auckland and provide care from community hospitals in Chester-le-Street, Shotley Bridge, Barnard Castle, Sedgefield and Weardale as well as over 80 other community based settings and providing care in patients' homes.

We particularly welcome applications from disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates as BAME and disabled people are currently under-represented

From April 1 2024 we are unable to offer sponsorship for healthcare roles that do not meet the minimum salary �23,200, to apply you must have Right to Work in the United Kingdom. If you are in the UK on a VISA please ensure you have no restrictions that would prevent you from taking this post

Full Job Descriptions can be found in the adverts supporting documents

Job description

Job responsibilities

To organise and prioritise own workload and to monitor those you clinically supervise within a defined area.

To independently screen, prioritise and plan interventions for routine and priority referrals received within the specialist area.

To use sound clinical judgement to prioritise patients within a demanding and unpredictable environment ensuring effective use of resources

To assist staff under your supervision to prioritise their caseloads and advise them on appropriate interventions in response to complex cases on a daily basis.

To undertake holisitic and comprehensive specialist assessments of patients including those with diverse or complex presentations/multi pathologies that change across the caseload. To utilise analytical and clinical reasoning skills and manual assessment techniques to provide accurate diagnosis of their condition, these skills may be advanced intepret facts and select the appropriate treatment and implement rehabilitation programmes.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • BSc/MSc in Physiotherapy
  • Evidence of CPD, including attendance at recent post-graduate courses relevant to the clinical fields in the specialism


Desirable

  • An understanding of County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust, its culture, strategic direction, achievements and NHS standing
  • Involvement in specific interest groups


Statutory Registration

Essential

  • HCPC


Desirable

  • Member of CSP


Experience

Essential

  • Comprehensive and relevant qualified experience in physical rehabilitation including recent general rehabilitation experience
  • Experience of collaborative working within multi disciplinary teams.
  • Evidence of communication skills within a wide variety of settings


Desirable

  • Experience in staff appraisals
  • Experience in working in a variety of settings


Special Requirements

Essential

  • Ability to travel and carry small items of equipment on a daily basis to fulfil the requirements of the post


Desirable

  • Ability to meet physical demands of the post


Special Skills & Knowledge

Essential

  • In depth and up to date knowledge and skills in the assessment and treatment of a wide range of physical disabilities.
  • Remain updated with professional practice and new research
  • Understand clinical governance and its implication for services, including experiences of quality and audit
  • Ability to comprehend and work within the Trust's policies of data protections, equal opportunities and health and safety
  • To meet the differing needs of patients
  • Ability to carry out moderate to intense physical effort throughout the working day and carry out concurrent activities
  • Ability to cope with working in stressful environment and deal with emotional or aggressive patients and carers
  • Ability to work independently and organise, prioritise and delegate workload to meet service demands
  • Understand the legal responsibilities of the profession
  • Evidence of self-directed learning and critical appraisal skills


Desirable

  • Ability to use own initiative appropriately to enhance service delivery
  • Presentational skills
  • Competent IT skills (e.g.for electronic record keeping, emails)
  • Evidence of participation in research/audit
  • Clinical supervision of other therapy staff/students
  • Clinical educator experience


Employer details

Employer name

County Durham & Darlington NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Bishop Auckland General Hospital

Cockton Hill Road

Bishop Auckland

County Durham

DL14 6AD

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C9439-24-0407

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