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Physiotherapist

Employer
Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Bootle
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
26 May 2024

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Profession
Physiotherapist
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Liverpool Community Physiotherapy service provides therapy and rehabilitation in patients homes.We aim to promote independence and improve quality of life for people with physical problems caused by accidents, ageing, disease or disability. These include respiratory conditions, orthopaedic and musculoskeletal conditions, mobility issues, neurological conditions and those receiving palliative care.

If you're motivated, with therapy experience and skills, a passion to be part this service, and share our aim for perfect care, we'd like to hear from you.

The role involves working across Liverpool community teams (North, Central, South, Neuro, Rehab at Home, Care homes and Falls) on a rotational basis to provide support to our patients in their homes and other community settings, 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 physiotherapists, occupational therapists and assistant practitioners.Shortlisting planned for 27 May 2024Interview planned for 12 June 2024

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be expected to effectively manage a caseload of patient's co-morbidities as an autonomous practitioner, using evidence based patient centred principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions of the patient group.

The post holder will provide leadership for junior staff, when appropriate, through supervision and appraisal. The post holder will participate in planning, development and evaluation of services provided, holding responsibility for defined service improvement projects.

The post holder will take a holistic approach in the assessment and treatment of patients, being responsible for the provision of appropriate, high quality therapy and care to a caseload which may be of a complex nature, using the appropriate model of care and evidenced based practice.

About us

Mersey Care is one of the largest trusts providing physical health and mental health services in the North West, serving more than 11 million people.

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

- The post holder will be expected to effectively manage a caseload of patients co-morbidities as an autonomous practitioner, using evidence based/ patient centred principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions of the patient group.- To prioritise designated Physiotherapy referrals according to need, risk and service capacity- To plan and implement patient centred individual and/or group interventions, using graded activity to achieve therapeutic goals including sensory integration difficulties within rehab hub setting.- To monitor, evaluate and modify treatment in order to measure progress and ensure effectiveness of intervention.- To ensure that the service users care plan is developed to meet the assessed need of the individual. To monitor, via performance management, the care plans developed for service users by all sector members to ensure that they are appropriate and of a high standard.- To liaise with family members, carers, GPs and other professionals as necessary when completing the assessment and developing a care plan.- Understanding risk assessment, being able to assess risk and complete management plans.- The post holder will provide leadership for junior staff, when appropriate, through supervision and appraisal.- The post holder will participate in planning, development and evaluation of physiotherapy services within a designated area/team, holding responsibility for defined projects.- The post holder take a holistic approach in the assessment and treatment of service users / patients, being responsible for the provision of appropriate, high quality care to a defined caseload which may be of a complex nature, using the appropriate model of care and evidencedbased practice.- Work in partnership with other professional to enable patients / clients to be maintained in an appropriate environment, thus avoiding hospital admission.- To contribute to the maintenance and development of the Physiotherapy profession and facilitate effective learning within the area of practice for all students and practitioners.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Professional
  • Teaching/mentorship qualification or equivalent or equivalent work-based experience


Desirable

  • Clinical Examination


Experience

Essential

  • Demonstrable post registration/qualification experience in the identified specialised field of physiotherapy
  • Experience of successful multi - agency working
  • Demonstrable experience in relevant area of specialised physiotherapy practice or equivalent
  • Evidence of CPD/Short courses
  • Awareness of current national and local agenda in health and social care
  • Understanding of partnership working
  • Understanding of the principles of care management
  • Awareness of factors that contribute to good health and the importance of promoting these in line with organisational public health policy
  • Evidence of being able to communicate complex information and advice on healthcare to patients/clients, carers and colleagues


Desirable

  • Management and clinical leadership experience


Skills

Essential

  • Excellent communication, organisational and interpersonal skills
  • Risk assessment skills
  • Ability to travel to work across boundaries
  • Self-management and motivation skills
  • IT literate


Values

Essential

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


Employer details

Employer name

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Netherton Health Centre L30 5SP

Magdalen Square,

Bootle

L34 1PJ

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