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Rotational Physiotherapist - Band 5

Employer
Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust
Location
Welwyn Garden City
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Profession
Physiotherapist
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We are currently seeking a Physiotherapist at Band 5 level to join our rotational scheme. We offer excellent new graduate opportunities and welcome experienced band 5's wanting to enhance their skills, with strong professional leadership and mixed rotations across East and North Hertfordshire.

The post covers acute in-patients at Lister Hospital, Stevenage which includes respiratory care, including dedicated respiratory rotations with on call opportunities orthopaedics care of the elderly stroke/hyperacute stroke unit and medical rehabilitation.

In addition our community rotations cover specialist neurology rehabilitation , intermediate care teams and musculoskeletal services.

Our Community MSK rotations are within an integrated MSK service , based at Stevenage, Letchworth, Royston, Welwyn Garden City, Hertford and Waltham Cross with highly skilled, experienced senior staff to support.

Main duties of the job

The Enhanced Early Supported Discharge team provides specialist neurological rehabilitation in the community. The caseload mainly consists of stroke patients but other neurological conditions are managed. The multi-disciplinary team includes occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, psychologists and rehabilitation assistants. The team provides goal focused rehabilitation and works in close collaboration with social care and the voluntary sector.

Danesbury Neurological is an 18 bedded unit offering up to 6 weeks of in-patient rehabilitation to patients recovering from an acute neurological condition. The majority of patients at Danesbury have suffered a Stroke, but conditions also include Acquired Brain Injuries, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinsons and Spinal Cord Injuries. Working closely with the wider MDT you will be providing specialist neurological assessment and treatment. This rotation includes weekend working (1 in 4 weekends with days off in-lieu).

You will be joining a substantial Band 5 workforce with excellent peer support. We are looking for sound clinical reasoning and communication skills, an ability to work within a team and to be able to use your initiative.

You will be expected to provide assessment, diagnosis and treatment to patients with varied conditions and needs. You will also be able to offer expert advice, guidance and information to other professionals, carers and relatives and other non-professionals.

About us

A big thank you for considering joining us at Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust

You'll find it a great place to work with many benefits offered to you as a member of our staff

We put our patients, their families and carers at the centre of our vision - Outstanding Services and Healthier Communities Our staff are proud to be Innovative, Caring and Agile in their work to help achieve the Trust vision

We welcome diversity in our workforce and are interested in applicants from all backgrounds We don't want you to miss out so we'd like you to know that if we have a high level of interest in this role, the vacancy may close prior to the advertised closing date.You've made a great decision to apply to join to HCT - we're looking forward to taking the next steps of the journey with you.

A full valid driving license and access to a car to use regularly for business purposes is essential (unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010).

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust is voted as one of the 'Top 100 Best Places to Work' and is a young dynamic and forward thinking organisation. Our CQC rating is of 'Good'

In addition to the basic salary, this post attracts a High Cost Area Supplement of 5% of basic salary subject to a minimum payment of �1,066 and a maximum payment of �1,845 per annum (dependent on base)

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Job description

Job responsibilities

Our Community MSK rotations are within an integrated MSK service , based at Stevenage, Letchworth, Royston, Welwyn Garden City, Hertford and Waltham Cross with highly skilled, experienced senior staff to support.

A full valid driving licence and access to a car to use regularly for business purposes is essential (unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010).

In addition to the basic salary, this post attracts a High Cost Area Supplement of 5% of basic salary subject to a minimum payment of �1,066 and a maximum payment of �1,845 per annum (dependent on base)

You will also have the opportunity to work within our community intermediate care teams and rehabilitation units.You will be joining a substantial Band 5 workforce with excellent peer support. We are looking for sound clinical reasoning and communication skills, an ability to work within a team and to be able to use your initiative.

You will be expected to provide assessment, diagnosis and treatment to patients with varied conditions and needs. You will also be able to offer expert advice, guidance and information to other professionals, carers and relatives and other non-professionals.

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust is voted as one of the 'Top 100 Best Places to Work' and is a young dynamic and forward thinking organisation. Our CQC rating is of 'Good'

Whilst it is not a legal requirement, Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust encourages and supports all staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best line of defence against COVID-19.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Diploma/Degree in Physiotherapy/Occupational Therapy
  • Appropriate state registration with the Health Professions Council


Experience

Essential

  • Post-registration experience
  • Experience of working within a team and independently
  • Understanding of clinical governance and its implications
  • Awareness of recent government initiative and their impact on practice


Skills

Essential

  • Established communication and documentation skills
  • Prioritization and organisational skills
  • Accurate and legible note taking
  • To have the ability to work in challenging environments
  • Competent IT skills


Driving

Essential

  • Hold a full, valid, UK driving licence and have access to a car to use for business purposes (unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010)


Employer details

Employer name

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust

Address

QE2 Hospital

Howlands

Welwyn Garden City

AL7 4HQ



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