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Principal Physiotherapist/Occupational Therapist

Employer
George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust
Location
Nuneaton
Salary
Depending on experience Pro Rata
Closing date
3 Jun 2024

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Profession
Physiotherapist, Occupational therapist
Grade
Band 8A
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
Job Title - Band 8a Advanced Practice Physiotherapist/Occupational Therapist in Pain Management

Hours per week-15.00

Perm/Fixed Term-Permanent: Working in Pain Management but accountable to Physiotherapy. Working pattern 2 full days.

Salary-Pro Rata

Closing Date-03.06.2024

Interview Date-11.06.2024

We have an exciting opportunity for an Advanced Practitioner Physiotherapist/Occupational Therapist to join our growing and multidisciplinary Pain Medicine department here at George Eliot Hospital. The post holder will need experience with and understanding of managing a complex caseload of persistent pain patients and delivering the department's Pain Management Programme.

In addition to the clinical duties of the role, there will be plenty of opportunity to be involved in service evaluation, transformation, research, audit, pathway development and quality improvement.

The post holder will work closely with Consultants in Pain Medicine as well as nursing and psychology colleagues.

This post may close early due to high numbers of applicationsso you are advised to apply promptly

All correspondence for this vacancy will be sent by email please check your account regularly including your Junk and SPAM areas

A great and friendly place to work, so bring your passion, commitment and expertiseand enjoy the opportunities to make a difference every day.

Careers at George Eliot - 'Where you make a difference'

Main duties of the job

  • To autonomously manage a complex clinical caseload of patient with persistent pain conditions.
  • To provide clinical leadership for the physical management of patients with persistent pain conditions.
  • To act as an expert Physiotherapy Practitioner and leader within the wider MSK Therapy Team.
  • To support the Pain Management Service in clinical improvement projects.


About us

Here at George Eliot our vision to 'excel at patient care' takes centre stage. An ever evolving clinically-led acute service provider we are on a journey to continually provide high quality, safe and responsive services delivered by inspiring, friendly and compassionate staff who share our corporate values which underpin everything we do. Our values are not just words on a piece of paper, they bond us together, reflect our ambition and shape who we are:

Effective Open Communication

excellence and safety in everything we do

Challenge but support

Expect respect and dignity

Local health that inspires confidence

Benefits: On-site nursery, 27 days minimum annual leave plus bank holidays, cycle to work scheme, flexible working, extensive in-house course learning directory, buying and selling of annual leave, subsidised restaurant, tranquillity garden and generous subsidised on-site parking.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Experience and Knowledge
  • Senior experience in specialist area
  • Recent NHS experience
  • Teaching/supervision/training of professional staff
  • Experience at Clinical Specialist
  • Experience of interpreting medical investigations such as pathology tests and X-Rays.
  • Membership of related special interest group
  • Exposure to strategic and political issues affecting advanced practice healthcare.

Qualification and Professional Training
  • Qualifying Degree in Physiotherapy
  • Registration with HCPC
  • Qualified, or working towards, Masters degree in relevant field i.e. have attained some modules and working towards full MSc or has full MSc
  • Recognised / validated postgraduate training in specialist area in particular in complex conditions (e.g. NMP)
  • Relevant evidence of CPD

Skills and Abilities
  • Up to date with effective professional practice and research.
  • Up to date with effective practice and research or related fields of practice.
  • Keep legible and accurate patients notes
  • Ability to organise, prioritise and delegate
  • Thorough understanding of clinical governance and its implications for service provision.
  • Sound knowledge of quality and audit/PDSA and how to implement change.
  • Ability to undertake and lead clinical research
  • Understanding of scope of practice issues and legal accountability & responsibilities.
  • Ability to comprehend, write and implement pathways, policies and guidelines.
  • Critical appraisal of clinical evidence and evidence based practice
  • Excellent written and spoken presentation skills

Personal Qualities
  • Able to work under pressure, diplomacy, resilience and robustness to work within an evolving clinical role and service.
  • Able to travel between sites and work at a variety of clinics across the county.
  • Able to travel across the region.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Empathetic
  • Flexible and reliable


Person Specification

Experience and Knowledge

Essential

  • oSenior experience in specialist area.
  • oRecent NHS experience
  • oTeaching/supervision/training of professional staff
  • oExperience at Clinical Specialist
  • oMembership of related special interest group
  • oExposure to strategic and political issues affecting advanced practice healthcare


Desirable

  • oExperience of interpreting medical investigations such as pathology tests and X-Rays.


Qualification and Professional Training

Essential

  • oQualifying Degree in Physiotherapy
  • oRegistration with HCPC
  • oQualified, or working towards, Master's degree in relevant field i.e. have attained some modules and working towards full MSc or has full MSc
  • oRecognised / validated postgraduate training in specialist area in particular in complex conditions (e.g. NMP)
  • oRelevant evidence of CPD


Skills and Abilities

Essential

  • oUp to date with effective professional practice and research.
  • oUp to date with effective practice and research or related fields of practice.
  • oKeep legible and accurate patients notes
  • oAbility to organise, prioritise and delegate
  • oThorough understanding of clinical governance and its implications for service provision.
  • oSound knowledge of quality and audit/PDSA and how to implement change.
  • oAbility to undertake and lead clinical research
  • oAbility to comprehend, write and implement pathways, policies and guidelines.
  • oCritical appraisal of clinical evidence and evidence based practice
  • oExcellent written and spoken presentation skills


Desirable

  • oUnderstanding of scope of practice issues and legal accountability & responsibilities.


Personal Qualities

Essential

  • oAble to work under pressure, diplomacy, resilience and robustness to work within an evolving clinical role and service.
  • oAble to travel between sites and work at a variety of clinics across the county.
  • oAble to travel across the region.
  • oExcellent interpersonal skills
  • oEmpathetic
  • oFlexible and reliable


Employer details

Employer name

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust

Address

Rehabilitation Services

George Eliot Hospital, College St

Nuneaton

CV10 7DJ

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