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Community and Older People's Inpatient Mental Health Physiotherapist

North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 per annum inclusive of HCAs
Closing date
28 May 2024
  • To undertake domiciliary Home visits in Enfield- Within the Physical Health Service Line.
  • To work on the wards at Chase Farm Older People's Mental Health Wards (inpatient beds and Hawthorne Day Unit )
  • Potential for working at St Ann's Site Eating Disorder Unit (Inpatients)

As part of the MDT team providing care to a multi cultural and diverse population, to deliver a high standard of physiotherapy practice to patients with Mental Health problems and their carers in a range of settings across the locality and also to older people with physical health needs in the community in Enfield Borough.

Main duties of the job

To perform comprehensive physiotherapeutic assessment of patients with diverse presentations and complex physical and psychological conditions. To use this assessment to provide a clinical diagnosis and develop and deliver an individualised treatment programme.

To hold responsibility for own caseload and, working without direct supervision deliver a range of physiotherapy interventions and support to patients and their carers. Supervision takes the form of regular formal training and clinical reasoning sessions, peer review, case review and case conferences. Access to advice and support from a more senior physiotherapist is available when required.

To undertake all aspects of clinical duties as an autonomous practitioner.

About us

North Mid is part of North Central London integrated care system - consisting of the NHS and Local authority organisations in Camden, Islington, Barnet, Enfield and Haringey. As with other ICS's, we are working increasingly closely with partners and indeed many of our financial and performance objectives are measured at this system level. Whilst all organisations remain as standalone, statutory bodies we have an ICS infrastructure for making shared decisions and agreeing shared approaches.

We are proud of our staff and want to ensure their training allows them to provide excellent clinical care. We are also a training unit for medical students from UCL and St George's University Grenada, and for nursing and midwifery students from Middlesex and City Universities.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

Specific Duties and Responsibilities
  • To be professionally and legally accountable for all aspects of own work and that work delegated to support staff.
  • To undertake a comprehensive assessment of patients referred including those presenting with diverse problems or complex multi pathologies: using a high level of clinical reasoning and assessment techniques to provide an accurate clinical diagnosis and appropriate treatment plan.
  • To utilise an extensive knowledge of evidence based practice and treatment options to select and deliver a specialised physiotherapy programme to individual patients and plan their successful discharge
  • To take responsibility for a delegated caseload, ensuring that the other professionals are involved as required.
  • To ensure that patients and carers are involved in the planning of their care, using negotiation skills as appropriate.
  • To assess patient understanding of treatment proposals, gain valid informed consent and have the capacity to work within a legal framework with patients who lack capacity to consent to treatment.
  • Use a range of verbal and non-verbal communication tools to communicate effectively with patients and carers to progress rehabilitation and treatment programmes. This will include patients who may have difficulties in understanding or communicating.
  • In the community and domiciliary settings to work as lone practitioner.
  • To effectively manage own caseload.
  • To be responsible for maintaining accurate comprehensive patient treatment records in line with Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) /HCPC standards of practice and EH/BEHMHT policies and to communicate assessment and treatment results to the appropriate disciplines in the form of reports and letters.
  • Represent the Physiotherapy service and/or individual patients at meetings, or case conferences, to ensure delivery of a co-ordinated multidisciplinary service, and integrate Physiotherapy treatment into the over arching care package. This will include discussion of patient care, patient progress and involvement in discharge planning
  • Provide skilled Physiotherapy advice to others regarding the management and care of patients
  • To offer supervision and support TI staff within the service as required and to alert line manager if any significant concerns are identified.
  • To use relevant clinical outcome measures to demonstrate efficacy of intervention.
  • Apply a sound knowledge of clinical governance and risk management both to own caseload and that delegated to support staff.

  • Person Specification



    • Diploma/Degree in Physiotherapy HPC Registered. Evidence of ongoing CPD in portfolio MCSP Attendance at relevant PostGraduate Courses. Member of relevant
    • Minimum of 18 months - 2 years post graduate experience. Broad post graduate experience with significant component in elderly care/mental health


    • Experience of working in a community setting

    Skills and Attibutes


    • Ability to prioritise, organise and work in a busy environment
    • Good communication skills, able to present information (written and oral) in a clear and logical manner.
    • Ability to develop good supervisory skills.


    • Able to deal with difficult situations, e.g. dealing with aggressive and/or emotional patients or carers

    Knowledge and Understanding


    • Extensive knowledge base underpinning broad physiotherapeutic skills.
    • Ability to develop further physiotherapeutic skills and knowledge in specialist areas

    Additional Requirements


    • UK driving License and Use of a Car for work.

    Employer details

    Employer name

    North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust


    St Michael's Community Site

    Gater Drive


    EN2 0JB

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