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ICRAS Urgent Therapy Team - Physiotherapist

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

ICRAS (Integrated Reablement and Assessment Service) is a unique service providing a rapid responsive approach to support admission avoidance and early hospital discharges.

We're looking for a Physiotherapist to join our multidisciplinary teams across Liverpool and South Sefton. If you're motivated, with a therapy background, a passion to promote allied health professionals, and share our aim for perfect care, we'd like to hear from you.

The role can involve internal rotations within ICRAS across hubs, community and Hospital Avoidance Response of Liverpool (HARL), which will enable you to develop skills and flourish within your career. If this interests you, come and join our fantastic team.

We're a very supportive team with a senior nurse, pharmacist, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, podiatrist, therapy and health practitioner assistants and advanced clinical practitioners.

Our neighbourhood approach is across Liverpool and South Sefton, we work with intermediate care hubs, admission avoidance, supporting early discharges, HARL - working alongside a paramedic responding to falls within the community, reablement pathways and much more.

Main duties of the job

You will be responsible for responding to referrals along with other health professionals, completing a holistic assessment of need and associated risk assessments and completing initial follow up visits, as well as referring patients on to other services / elements of the ICRAS service. You will also participate in the supervision of junior and support staff and at times assist senior staff and the service with a range of other tasks to maintain and improve a quality and evidence-based service.

The successful candidate will be flexible and willing to rotate across other aspects of the ICRAS service (community rehabilitation and bed-based) if and when this is required. The successful candidate must be willing to assist the service meet the needs of it's patients and the wider health economy by participating in weekend work and late shifts.

About us

Mersey Care is one of the largest trusts providing physical health and mental health services in the North West, serving more than 1.4 million people across our region and are also commissioned for services that cover the North West, North Wales and the Midlands.

We offer specialist inpatient and community services that support physical and mental health and specialist inpatient mental health, learning disability, addiction and brain injury services. Mersey Care is one of only three trusts in the UK that offer high secure mental health facilities.

At the heart of all we do is our commitment to 'perfect care' - care that is safe, effective, positively experienced, timely, equitable and efficient. We support our staff to do the best job they can and work alongside service users, their families, and carers to design and develop future services together. We're currently delivering a programme of organisational and service transformation to significantly improve the quality of the services we provide and safely reduce cost as we do so.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Autonomous practitioner undertaking comprehensive assessment and delivery of treatment plans to meet patient needs.
  • Work as part of an MDT
  • High standard of report writing/documentation
  • Demonstrate effective leadership, supporting colleagues and junior team members
  • Active role in service developments
  • Lead/support audits
  • Active role in supervision and appraisal
  • Participate and lead on training within therapy
  • A strong understanding of discharge planning
  • Understanding of Trust Policy and Processes
  • Participate in MDT discussions

Well encourage your development whether through training, job shadowing, internal promotion etc.

What we offer
  • A robust support structure with regular clinical supervision and performance development review
  • A comprehensive monthly in-service training programme
  • Opportunities to lead service delivery including audits, in-service training, etc.
  • Monthly peer group support
  • An innovative NHS Trust thats committed to investing in its future and its staff
  • Opportunities to supervise junior staff, develop peers, students and therapy assistants
  • Be part of the development of services at the centre of the future direction of healthcare
  • Structured career progression, support and opportunities
  • Opportunities to shadow the therapy coordination role and develop skills in triage, allocation of patients etc.
  • Flexible working patterns and our commitment to a good work life balance.

Person Specification



  • Registered as an Occupational Therapist / Physiotherapist with Health and Care Professions Council
  • Degree/Diploma in Occupational Therapy / Physiotherapy
  • Qualification / equivalent experience as a mentor / teacher
  • Enhanced DBS disclosure


  • Member of professional body
  • Practice placement education qualification
  • Evidence of post-registration study in a field relevant to the post



  • Continuous Improvement o Accountability o Respectfulness o Enthusiasm o Support o High professional standards o Responsive to service users o Engaging leadership style o Strong customer service belief o Transparency and honesty o Discreet o Change oriented

Knowledge and Experience


  • Evidence of CPD/short courses
  • Having an understanding of clinical and environmental risk assessment
  • General knowledge of the principles of clinical governance
  • Experience of successful team working o Experience of liaison with internal and external services and agencies
  • Demonstrate experience of functional and holistic assessment of patient in their own home
  • Knowledge of and ability to express an understanding of clinical need for urgent and routine therapeutic intervention and the formulation of intervention plans grounded in clinical reasoning


  • Experience of service development audit and research practice relevant to the clinical area
  • Experience of being involved in clinical audit and/or research
  • Familiar with Electronic Patient Records



  • Ability to prioritise and manage own caseload being able to assess, set goals and evaluate the progress of the treatment plan
  • Up to date knowledge and application of current best practice in Occupational Therapy/Physiotherapy and the relevant area practice
  • Application of appropriate outcome measures and models of practice
  • Application of the process of standard setting, audit, evaluation, and review
  • A sound knowledge of the core skills of Occupational Therapy/Physiotherapy and their application in this field
  • Be able to communicate effectively with patients within the specific client group
  • Have good listening skills
  • Demonstrate a good knowledge of Health and Care Profession Councils Standards of Proficiency and the responsibility to identify gaps in their knowledge base
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the concepts of mentorship and supervision
  • Evidence of active participation in supervision and the appraisal process
  • Experience of group and individual interventions with the specific client group
  • Experience working in a collaborative way with the MDT and patients/carers
  • Good time management skills
  • Apply and promote skills to include carrying out assessments, setting clear goals and facilitating a wide variety of therapeutic interventions
  • Able to apply Person Centred approaches
  • Apply clinical skills and able to reflect on own and others practice
  • Excellent range of communication skills, able to motivate and support other staff
  • Ability to facilitate presentations.
  • Self Management and motivation skills
  • Risk assessment skills
  • IT Literate
  • Ability to travel between variety of bases and patient homes according to the needs of the service
  • Awareness of factors contributing to good health and the importance of promoting these in line with the organisational public health policy
  • Understanding of partnership working
  • Awareness of local agenda in health and social care
  • Ability to meet the moving and handling requirements of the post


  • Demonstrate leadership skills to be able to initiate, monitor and implement change and fully participate in the development of service delivery
  • Apply professional skills to enable MDT working partnerships and liaise with external agencies

Employer details

Employer name

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust


ICRAS Urgent Therapy Team Liverpool and South Sefton

Liverpool and South Sefton Therapy Team


L24 9HJ

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