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Specialist Physiotherapist

Employer
Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Harrow
Salary
£40,701 to £48,054 a year pa inc HCAS pro rata
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Profession
Physiotherapist
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
Specialist Physiotherapist, Band 6 Northwick Park Hospital (mental health).

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust are looking to recruit a Band 6 specialist Physiotherapist with an interest in providing specialist physiotherapy assessment and treatment one day a week for those admitted to our older adult mental health unit, Ellington Ward.

The successful applicant will have contact with patients or service users. As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination as this remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients and service users when working on our healthcare settings.

Main duties of the job

The post is suitable for an experienced Band 5 or a current Band 6 who would like to specialise in this interesting and rewarding area of physiotherapy management. Experience in the physiotherapy management and treatment of elderly and frail adults is essential.

This is an opportunity for a Band 5 or Band 6 to develop skills and knowledge by working in a large experienced MDT which includes the medical team, nurses, care coordinators, HCAs, OTs, therapy assistants, clinical psychologists, volunteers and administrative staff.

We are exploring supervision networks and are committed to providing regular supervision, in-service training, an appraisal process and work-based learning time with experts in their fields of work.

The successful candidate will be motivated, enthusiastic, versatile, be able to evidence that they can maintain a good standard of physiotherapy, be adaptable, and organised. They will be a good team player, and also able to autonomously manage and prioritise a patient caseload. They will be required to use multiple IT systems, so confidence with the use of IT is essential. They will enjoy the rewards of working with a client group for whom you can make a significant difference every day, and you will experience the strong motivation of being part of a supportive multi-agency effort CNWL is a fantastic trust to continue your physiotherapy career.

About us

  • We have a dedicated Director of AHPs and a Professional Lead Physiotherapist.
  • We have a CNWL annual therapies conference.
  • The Northwick Park Older Adult leadership team is made up of Nurses and AHPs, most of whom have been with the service for a number of years.

If you come and work with us, we will ensure you are able to follow your clinical and leadership development priorities identified through your personal development and appraisal plan. You will be invited to our monthly professional and team in-service learning events, have access to a large catalogue of learning and development opportunities offered by CNWL and a whole host of staff benefits and discounts, including season tickets, flexible working opportunities, access to childcare vouchers and cycle to work schemes.

More details about Northwick Park Hospital, our partner organisations, and our vision and values can be found on our CNWL website.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post is suitable for an experienced Band 5 or a current Band 6 who would like to specialise in this interesting and rewarding area of physiotherapy management. Experience in the Physiotherapy management and treatment of elderly and frail adults is essential.

This is an opportunity for a Band 5 or Band 6 to develop skills and knowledge by working in a large experienced MDT which includes the medical team, nurses, care coordinators, HCAs, OTs, therapy assistants, clinical psychologists, volunteers and administrative staff.

There will be access to training and support through regular supervision, in service training, an Appraisal process and work-based leaning time with experts in their fields of work. An advanced mental health Physiotherapist in the Beatrice Place Older Persons Mental Health unit will lead on your development.

The successful candidate will be motivated, enthusiastic, versatile, be able to evidence that they can maintain a good standard of Physiotherapy, be adaptable, organised and be able to work as part of a team. They will be required to use multiple IT systems, so confidence with the use of IT is essential. They will enjoy the rewards of working with a client group for whom you can make a significant difference every day, and you will experience the strong motivation of being part of a supportive multi-agency effort CNWL is a fantastic trust to continue your Physiotherapy career.

CLINICAL
  • To provide a high standard of clinical care for the patients under your management, and to be professionally and legally responsible and accountable for all aspects of your own work including the management of patients in your care and that of rehabilitation assistants or students under your direct supervision.
  • To undertake the comprehensive assessment of patients, including those with a complex presentation/multi-pathologies use advanced clinical reasoning skills and manual assessment techniques to provide an accurate assessment/diagnosis of their condition.
  • To implement strategies to empower patients and families/carers to take a lead role in their rehabilitation and long term management of their condition.
  • To formulate, deliver and evaluate individual physiotherapy treatment programmes based on a sound knowledge of evidence based practice and treatment options using clinical assessment,reasoning skills and knowledge of a variety treatment skills.
  • To work collaboratively as part of an inter-disciplinary approach within the Neuro Conditions and Neuro Rehab Service by attending and contributing to Multidisciplinary meetings, participation in patient discussions/treatment plans and discharge planning.
  • Formulate accurate prognoses and recommend best course of intervention, developing comprehensive discharge plans.
  • To take delegated responsibility from the Band 7 physiotherapist for managing patients with neurological conditions and to be a point of contact for specialist advice with regards to thesepatients.
  • 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 totreatment.
  • Use a range of verbal and non-verbal communication tools to communicate effectively with patients to progress rehabilitation and treatment programmes. This will include patients who may have difficulties in understanding or communicating.
  • To manage clinical risk within own caseload and that of rehabilitation assistants or students under direct clinical supervision.
  • To be responsible for the safe and competent use of all appropriate equipment.
  • To be involved in developing and running groups both physiotherapy specific and MDT groups To achieve competence in applying neurological physiotherapy adjuncts such as splinting, casting, FES, Aquatic Physiotherapy, postural management and others as appropriate through work based learning and attendance of specialist neurological courses.
  • To provide therapy support to the Homefirst team on rare occasions to meet wider service demands.

PROFESSIONAL
  • To advance own and others continuing professional development (CPD) by keeping abreast of new evidence base, trends and developments in the care of neurological patients.
  • To maintain accurate, comprehensive, and up-to-date documentation, in line with legal and departmental requirements, and communicate assessment and treatment results to the appropriate disciplines in the form of reports and letters.
  • To be an active member of the in-service training programme by attending, feeding back and delivering presentations and training sessions, and attending relevant external courses and using reflective practice.
  • To communicate effectively and work collaboratively with medical, nursing, therapy and social care colleagues to ensure delivery of a coordinated multidisciplinary service. This will include case conferences, patient reviews and discharge planning.
  • To participate in the staff appraisal scheme and Personal Development Plan (PDP) as appraisee and appraiser and be responsible for complying with your agreed personaldevelopment programmes to meet set knowledge and competencies.
  • To undertake the measurement and evaluation of your work and current practices using Evidence Based Practice projects, audit and outcome measures, either individually or with clinical specialist or manager. Make recommendations for change.
  • To demonstrate a sound understanding of Clinical Governance, Risk Management and CQC requirements and apply to work situation.
  • To be responsible (with support from line manager) for the day-to-day management, education, and appraisal of physiotherapy students during placements

MANAGERIAL
  • To be responsible for a designated area of work, as agreed with the band 7 Physiotherapists and to plan and organise efficiently and effectively with regard to patient management and useof time.
  • To decide priorities for own work area, balancing other patient related and professional demands. To plan your own caseload to meet service and patient priorities, including readjusting plans as situations change and providing support to other team members as needed.
  • To line manage, supervise and appraise junior/assistant staff.
  • To collect appropriate data and monthly statistics for the use of the department and CNWL NHS Foundation Trust.
  • To be aware of Health and Safety aspects of your work and implement any policies that may be required to improve the safety of your work area, including your prompt recording and reporting of incidents/accidents to senior staff, and ensuring that equipment use is safe and that you and others are competent.
  • To comply with the organisational and departmental policies and procedures and to be involved in the reviewing and updating as appropriate and to follow the general professional guidelinesand standards from the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
  • To undertake any other duties that may be considered appropriate by the band 7 Physiotherapists.


Person Specification

Educational qualifications amd previous experience

Essential

  • Physiotherapy degree or equivalent Physiotherapy professional qualification
  • UK Health and Care Professions Council Registration
  • Evidence of relevant post-registration professional development training (CPD) relevant to neurological conditions or neurological treatment approaches.
  • Membership of Chartered Society of Physiotherapy


Desirable

  • Membership of relevant Specialist Interest Group (e.g. ACPIN)
  • Completion of normal movement or movement science courses.
  • Inpatient based role


Previous Experience

Essential

  • Extensive previous NHS experience working in core areas of physiotherapy including neurology, musculoskeletal, respiratory and rehabilitation.
  • Active member of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Experience of supervision & training of assistants or students
  • Managing caseload of an area/ward including daily communication/interaction with all relevant parties.


Desirable

  • Undertaken or participated in a service delivery project, quality improvement project or audit
  • Inpatient based role
  • Previous Band 6 experience
  • Experience of being a student clinical educator.
  • Experience working with people with mental health issues including cognitive impairment


Skills and knowledge

Essential

  • Knowledge of NHS systems, policies, procedures and current changes.
  • Sound therapeutic and clinical knowledge about common neurological conditions
  • Proven time management skills
  • Ability to organise and prioritise own caseload whilst managing others/ other service needs
  • Evidence of compliance with local and regulatory patient record keeping.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Applies evidence based practice
  • Ability to effectively recognise and manage clinical and non-clinical complications and risks
  • Ability to work with patients who may display challenging behaviours
  • Ability to work effectively within a multidisciplinary team.
  • Able to provide teaching/ training to variety of audiences e.g. colleagues within and outside the service, patients and their carers.
  • An understanding of clinical audit and quality improvement processes.
  • Experience of applying a variety of outcome measures
  • Ability to formulate clear problem lists, treatment plans and goals.
  • IT literacy / presentation skills


Desirable

  • Knowledge of relevant specialist treatment and adjuncts such as: spasticity management vestibular rehabilitation, splinting or casting posture and seating systems FES aquatic physiotherapy
  • Undertaking of a clinical audit and/or quality improvement project


Attitudes, aptitudes, personal characteristics

Essential

  • Able to demonstrate CNWL values: compassion, respect, empowerment, partnership.
  • Self-motivated and self-directed.
  • Team worker.
  • Able to demonstrate resilient behaviour.
  • Able to work under pressure and be flexible.
  • Committed to personal and team development
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to adapt accordingly
  • Evidence of good problem-solving skills


Desirable

  • Promotes and advocates for the physiotherapy profession
  • Promotes and advocates for those living with mental health issues
  • Demonstrates a commitment to career development.


Other

Essential

  • Able to carry out moderate to intense physical effort throughout the working day.
  • Able to spend prolonged periods at a computer and with the ability to work from home when required, to meet the needs of the service.


Desirable

  • Able to travel independently within local community and has access to an appropriate vehicle for work purposes if required.


Employer details

Employer name

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Ellington Ward, Mental Health Centre, Northwic
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333-J-HA-0576

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