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Physiotherapist

Employer
St George's Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Location
London
Salary
£51,488 to £57,802 Per annum
Closing date
27 May 2024

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Profession
Physiotherapist
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We are seeking a skilled and experienced Physiotherapist to join our well established and respected, multi-disciplinary community neuro team (which includes early supported discharge for stroke patients) within the borough of Wandsworth.

The successful applicant will be responsible for the assessment and treatment of adults with a variety of neurological conditions. There is a strong emphasis on multi-disciplinary working especially within service development and team learning. The multi-disciplinary team includes occupational therapists, physiotherapists, speech and language therapists, dietician, clinical neuropsychologist, clinical nurse specialist, neuronavigator, therapy assistant practitioners, admin and psychology assistants.

As a senior team member, the post holder will have a key role in the ongoing development of the CNT physiotherapy service, and will also have a role in the overall CNT service development.

Continuing professional development is actively supported via clinical supervision, annual Personal Development Plans, post-graduate and in-service training from both a uni-professional and multi-disciplinary point of view. Supervision of students and more junior staff is actively encouraged. All our physiotherapy staff are fully supported by a Clinical and Operational Lead and Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist.

Main duties of the job

  • To assess and manage own caseload of patients including those with a complex presentation, make a diagnosis, and to develop and deliver individualised physiotherapy treatment programmes.
  • To work as an autonomous practitioner within the standards of professional practice laid down by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and Health Professions Council.
  • To be responsible for line managing and clinically supervising junior members of the team (e.g. Band 6 Physiotherapist and/or rehab assistant), as well as providing clinical education to students on placement.
  • Be a lead physiotherapist for community neuro rehabilitation including early supported discharge for stroke patients.
  • To take a key role in the future development of the multi disciplinary service.


About us

With over 9,000 dedicated staff caring for patients around the clock, we are the largest healthcare provider in southwest London. Our main site, St George's Hospital in Tooting - one of the country's principal teaching hospitals - is shared with St George's, University of London, which trains medical students and carries out advanced medical research. St George's Hospital also hosts the St George's, University of London and Kingston University Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences, which is responsible for training a wide range of healthcare professionals from across the region. As well as acute hospital services, we provide a wide variety of specialist care and a full range of community services to patients of all ages following integration with Community Services Wandsworth in 2010.St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust serves a population of 1.3 million across southwest London. A large number of services, such as cardiothoracic medicine and surgery, neurosciences and renal transplantation, also cover significant populations from Surrey and Sussex, totalling around 3.5 million people.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The attached job description provides a full overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role and the person specification outlines the essential and desirable qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. For both overviews please view the full Job Description attachment with the job advert.

Education / Qualifications

ESSENTIAL
  • Physiotherapy Degree or equivalent
  • Healthcare Professions Council registration
  • Post graduate study at a Masters degree level or specialist development

Experience

ESSENTIAL
  • Experience of developing others through CPD / PDP/ clinical supervision
  • Experience of working as part of a physiotherapy team and/or multi-disciplinary team

Skills

ESSENTIAL
  • Ability to teach specific physiotherapy treatment packages to patients / carers / others
  • Ability to facilitate learning in others
  • Drive and enthusiasm for clinical excellence using EBP and clinical networks
  • Able to manage own time and caseload independently

Knowledge

ESSENTIAL
  • In depth knowledge of community neurology
  • To be competent in handling the mental, emotional and psycho-social aspects of working in Community Neurology
  • To be familiar with relevant legislation relating to the care of clients with neurological conditions.


Person Specification

Qualifications and experience

Essential

  • Graduate Diploma / Degree in Physiotherapy
  • Registered with Health Professions Council
  • Evidence of relevant in depth postgraduate study or qualification at a level equivalent to a Masters where it exists e.g. Bobath Course
  • Experience of developing others through CPD / PDP/ clinical supervision
  • Experience of working as part of a physiotherapy team and/or multi-disciplinary team


Desirable

  • Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy


Knowledge

Essential

  • In depth knowledge of community neurology
  • To be competent in handling the mental, emotional and psycho-social aspects of working in Community Neurology
  • To be familiar with relevant legislation relating to the care of clients with neurological conditions.


Skills

Essential

  • Ability to teach specific physiotherapy treatment packages to patients / carers / others
  • Ability to facilitate learning in others
  • Drive and enthusiasm for clinical excellence using EBP and clinical networks
  • Able to manage own time and caseload independently
  • Competent computer skills e.g. word, excel Excellent written and spoken communication


Employer details

Employer name

St George's Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Address

St Johns Therapy Centre

162 St Johns Hill

London

SW11 1SW

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

200-NN-6225653-AHP-Z

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