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Specialist Rehabilitation Physiotherapist

Employer
Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Location
London
Salary
£40,701 to £48,054 a year p.a. pro rata inclusive of HCAS (Outer)
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Profession
Physiotherapist
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Are you a motivated Physiotherapist with an interest in utilising your specialist skills with an interest in rehabilitation working as an autonomous practitioner? If the answer is yes, then we have the ideal post for you.

The Care Home Support Team in Richmond is expanding and have an exciting opportunity for you to join our dynamic team as a Specialist Rehabilitation Physiotherapist. You will work with residents and care home staff in assessing needs, setting goals, and reviewing outcomes. The aim is to support patients to optimise their function whilst supporting their independence wherever possible in the care home setting.

Main duties of the job

To perform physiotherapeutic assessments of residents with diverse presentations and complex physical and psychological conditions

To design and deliver individual physiotherapy treatment programmes based on a sound knowledge of evidence-based practice and treatment options using clinical assessment, reasoning skills and knowledge of treatment skills e.g., manual physiotherapy techniques, resident education, exercise classes and other alternative options

To facilitate service users and carers in the development of support plans, which meets their needs, outcomes and covers identified risks, offering the widest possible flexibility and choice allowing them to take control of their short-term goals

To evaluate resident progress through person-centered reviews and alter treatment programmes if required in partnership with other professionals in the multi-disciplinary team

To facilitate service user choice and empowerment through promoting independence, through the timely provision of information, advice, and support to ensure service users maintain independent for as long as possible

To work as an autonomous practitioner within the CHST to be professionally and legally accountable for all aspects of their professional and clinical work within agreed national, local and professional standards and guidelines.

About us

Community healthcare is unlike any other part of the NHS. It's personalised care that helps people to retain their independence. It's the NHS at its best and the difference you make is truly tangible. Our colleagues often describe us as a family, and we know how important that sense of belonging and support is when you start a new job. It's simple - happy, engaged staff provide better services.

In 2018, we were named'Best Place to Work for Employee Satisfaction'by the Nursing Times. The same year, we won the Workforce category at the HSJ Awards. In the latest NHS Staff Survey results 2020, we had the best response rate amongst community trusts nationally.

We are the top community trust in the country on the theme Quality of care for the third year. We had the highest percentage of staff who felt they are able to deliver the care they aspire to and are satisfied with the quality of care they give to patients or service users.

Infection Control

As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination uptake as this remains the best line of defence against COVID19.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please see attached the full Job Description and the Person Specification to support your application.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • oDiploma/Degree in Physiotherapy.
  • oCurrent Health Professions Council registration
  • oEvidence of personal/ professional development (portfolio) and the use of evidence-based practice in the clinical setting


Desirable

  • oAppropriate post-graduate experience, including physical rehabilitation, care of the elderly, falls, orthopaedics, neurology
  • oExperience that covers core skills in rehabilitation including therapeutic handling, muscular-skeletal techniques respiratory, neurological, elderly
  • oExperience of the use of evidence-based practice in the clinical setting


Experience

Essential

  • oAppropriate post-graduate experience, including physical rehabilitation, care of the elderly, falls, orthopedics, neurology
  • oExperience that covers core skills in rehabilitation including therapeutic handling, muscular-skeletal techniques respiratory, neurological, elderly
  • oExperience of the use of evidence-based practice in the clinical setting


Desirable

  • oExperience of working as part of a physiotherapy team and/or multi-disciplinary team
  • oKnowledge of the workings of a community Physiotherapy service
  • oExperience of supervising assistant staff, implementing service changes


skills and ability

Essential

  • oAble to demonstrate a commitment to the HRCH values (Care, Respect, Communication)
  • oTo work as an autonomous practitioner and have the ability to organise, prioritise and delegate work, in a timely fashion
  • oAbility to communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing, including use of activity and outcome data and the use of IT
  • oAbility to problem solve and take initiative appropriately
  • oAbility to demonstrate empathy, sensitivity, and tact
  • oAble to work as a team member being flexible, reliable, and committed
  • Ability to travel to multiple sites


Desirable

  • Involvement in audit or research and an understanding of the quality improvement process
  • oAble to reflect and critically appraise own performance
  • oCar owner/driver and in possession of a full, current, clean UK driving license


Knowledge

Essential

  • oSound knowledge of relevant social care and health legislation, relevant policies, clinical guidelines and the ability to apply these
  • oKnowledge of physiotherapy assessments /treatment


Desirable

  • oKnowledge of National Service Frameworks and NICE clinical guidelines relevant to bone health and Falls Prevention
  • oEvidence of CPD in line with professional guidelines e.g. CSP.


Employer details

Employer name

Hounslow and Richmond Community NHS Healthcare Trust

Address

Centre House

68 Sheen Lane,

London

SW14 8LP

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