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clinical Specialist / Advanced Practitioner

Employer
Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Knowsley , Liverpool
Salary
Depending on experience Dependant on Experience
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
To provide specialist mobility and postural assessments, treatment and prescription for people with a permanent and substantial disability. Who require wheelchair and associated equipment provision, including postural management systems. Involving clients fully in the process of assessment and wheelchair provision. To contribute to maintaining an effective and efficient service and providing support to other team members.

Have clinical leaderships skills to support training and advise for clinicians and technician team. Supervision of staff and training of competencies within role to junior staff

Screen referrals from multidisciplinary team, GP's, consultants and take appropriate action telephone calls, visits and clinics for each client.

To undertake comprehensive assessments as part of a multidisciplinary team as well as working independently in a range of settings (clinics, schools, home, regional centre). Taking in to account the client's needs posture and environment and also the care / carer's needs.From the assessment prescribe appropriate mobility and posture equipment and allocate accessories.Communicate effectively with other health professionals, professionals in social care and voluntary sector as well as representatives from the supply companies to give a client centred and sensitive approach to provision of suitable equipment.

Main duties of the job

Required to undertake comprehensive assessments of service users with a variety of physical, cognitive and/or learning disabilities. Many service users present with complex multi-pathologies which require a high level of understanding of the impact of these conditions/disabilities. Identification of social and environmental issues that may impact on the final equipment recommendations is also key to providing a holistic posture/ pressure management solution with a wheelchair.We are predominantly a clinic based service but also see patients in other environments such as schools, hospitals, and their own home. We assess and prescribe manual wheelchairs, active user wheelchairs and electric powered chairs, along with posture/ pressure management and specialist seating systems.
  • Wheelchair assessment and provision and prescription of wheeled mobility, pressure care and postural support.
  • Management of complex caseloads.
  • Complex postural assessment and provision of wheelchairs to support patients as part of a 24 postural care approach.

Minimum 18 months experience as a qualified therapist, working with patients with long-term and deteriorating medical conditions, including palliative care, neurology, paediatrics.An understanding of the impact of these conditions on patient's lives.Experience of undertaking holistic assessments.Previous experience of working in a Wheelchair service is preferred but not essential.Member of a special interest group preferred but not essential.

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.

Flexible working requests will be considered for all roles.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be required to undertake comprehensive assessments of service users with a variety of physical, cognitive and/or learning disabilities. Many service users present with complex multi-pathologies which require a high level of understanding of the impact of these conditions/disabilities. Identification of social and environmental issues that may impact on the final equipment recommendations is also key to providing a holistic posture/ pressure management solution with a wheelchair.We are predominantly a clinic based service but also see patients in other environments such as schools, hospitals, and their own home. We assess and prescribe manual wheelchairs, active user wheelchairs and electric powered chairs, along with posture/ pressure management and specialist seating systems.
  • Wheelchair assessment and provision and prescription of wheeled mobility, pressure care and postural support.
  • Management of complex caseloads.
  • Complex postural assessment and provision of wheelchairs to support patients as part of a 24 postural care approach.

Minimum 18 months experience as a qualified therapist, working with patients with long-term and deteriorating medical conditions, including palliative care, neurology, paediatrics.An understanding of the impact of these conditions on patients lives.Experience of undertaking holistic assessments.Previous experience of working in a Wheelchair service is preferred but not essential.Member of a special interest group preferred but not essential.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Degree, or equivalent, or equivalent work based experience
  • Registration with relevant professional body
  • Post registration qualification, or demonstrable equivalent experience
  • Evidence of CPD/short courses


Knowledge/Experience

Essential

  • Demonstrable post registration/qualification experience
  • Experience of management and clinical leadership
  • Experience of management and clinical leadership. Experience of successful multi-agency working
  • Awareness of current o First line management experience/Qualifications 04/10/23 national and local agenda in NHS and Social Care
  • Understanding how other agencies work
  • Awareness of factors that contribute to good health and the importance of promoting these in line with organisational public health policy


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


Skills

Essential

  • Evidence of influencing, motivating and negotiating with others to achieve change in relation to care
  • Evidence of being able to communicate complex, sensitive information and advice on healthcare to patients/clients, carers and colleagues
  • IT literate
  • Ability to work under pressure and manage a 04/10/23 diverse workload
  • Excellent communication, organisational and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to understand and analyse complex data
  • Risk assessment skills
  • Ability to network with multidisciplinary colleagues
  • Self-management and motivation skills
  • Research skills
  • Report writing skills
  • Confidence to challenge poor practice and ability to address difficult issues
  • Ability to travel to work across boundaries


Employer details

Employer name

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Knowsley Wheelchair Services - Centre for Independent Living

Unit 11 Brickfields , Knowsley Industrial Estate

Knowsley , Liverpool

L36 6HY

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