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Specialised Respiratory Physiotherapist - Surrey Downs H&C

Employer
Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust
Location
Leatherhead, Surrey
Salary
£45,753 to £52,067 Per annum pro rata inc fringe HCAS
Closing date
11 Jun 2024

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Profession
Physiotherapist
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Surrey Downs Health & Care

To work as a member of Surrey Downs Health & Care to develop and provide team to the community in order to provide a high standard of holistic assessment, treatment, evaluation and advice to patients with lung conditions in the community, including pulmonary rehabilitation assessments and classes.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide effective, efficient and high quality physiotherapy treatment programmes for respiratory patients in the community setting and within the pulmonary rehabilitation service. To lead assessments, group education sessions and exercise classes adjusting exercises according to patients' health status on that day.
  • To be able to undertake oxygen therapy assessment and prescription (Long term oxygen therapy and ambulatory oxygen).
  • To act as a source of expertise on the management of respiratory patients providing support and advice to other health professionals/agencies both within and external to the Trust
  • To communicate with patients in a way that empowers them to make informed choices about the management of their condition and engages them in the planning and delivery of treatment. Taking into account cultural, linguistic, medical, emotional, psychological and physical factors and utilising available resources to facilitate effective communication.
  • To communicate complex patient related information effectively, to ensure collaborative working within the Multi-Disciplinary Team.
  • To liaise with all referring agencies to facilitate the provision of an effective and timely service.
  • To be professionally and legally accountable for all aspects of own work, ensuring a high standard of clinical care for patients under your care. To organise the clinical caseload showing good time management skills and have the ability to prioritise if necessary


About us

We are excited to advertise this Community Respiratory Physiotherapist role. The post-holder will work as an integral part of the Surrey Downs Health & Care Respiratory Service to develop and provide clinical support in the community to people with chronic respiratory disease.

The post holder will provide a high standard of holistic assessment, treatment, evaluation and advice to patients with a wide range of lung conditions. This will include running pulmonary rehabilitation classes and treating own caseload of respiratory patients in the out-patient setting and patient's homes. The Community Respiratory service runs Monday to Friday, based at Leatherhead hospital it offers a range of services for local community with lung disease.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To provide effective, efficient and high quality physiotherapy treatment programmes for respiratory patients in the community setting and within the pulmonary rehabilitation service. To lead assessments, group education sessions and exercise classes adjusting exercises according to patients health status on that day.
  • To be able to undertake oxygen therapy assessment and prescription (Long term oxygen therapy and ambulatory oxygen).
  • To act as a source of expertise on the management of respiratory patients providing support and advice to other health professionals/agencies both within and external to the Trust
  • To communicate with patients in a way that empowers them to make informed choices about the management of their condition and engages them in the planning and delivery of treatment. Taking into account cultural, linguistic, medical, emotional, psychological and physical factors and utilising available resources to facilitate affective communication.
  • To communicate complex patient related information effectively, to ensure collaborative working within the Multi-Disciplinary Team.
  • To liaise with all referring agencies to facilitate the provision of an effective and timely service.
  • To be professionally and legally accountable for all aspects of own work, ensuring a high standard of clinical care for patients under your care. To organise the clinical caseload showing good time management skills and have the ability to prioritise if necessary
  • To contribute to the development of the service and effectively contribute to the patient /care pathway, and to develop the skills required to undertake this.
  • To participate in evidence based projects, including recommendations for change in practice and to participate in departmental audit in the clinical area. To be involved in clinical innovation, using research evidence based practice and clinical networks.
  • To be responsible for a varied caseload of clients which are referred from primary, secondary care and clients themselves.
  • To be responsible for and maintain accurate, comprehensive and up-to-date documentation, in line with legal and departmental requirements, and communicate assessment and treatment results to the appropriate disciplines in the form of reports and letters.
  • To manage clinical risk within own caseload and caseload of the team at all times and ensure clinical risk is effectively managed across the designated services, whilst also considering tasks given to support staff and rehabilitation assistants
  • To assist in training, supervising, clinical development and performance management of more junior staff

Communication
  • To communicate effectively, highly complex, complex and sensitive information with patients, carers, general medical practitioners (GPs), consultants and other agencies across health/social services in order to maximise rehabilitation potential and to ensure understanding of condition within individual treatment sessions and class settings. Communication skills of persuasion, motivation, explanation and gaining informed consent will be necessary with a variety of patients. Barriers to effective communication will regularly be evident e.g. loss of hearing, altered perception, expressive and receptive dysphasia pain and fear. Some patients will lack the capacity to consent. To ensure that patient information is managed professionally with consideration for patient confidentiality and in line with data protection guidelines.
  • To be responsible for equipment used in carrying out physiotherapy duties, and to adhere to departmental policy, including competence to use equipment and to ensure the safe use of equipment by others through teaching, training and supervision of practice.
  • To ensure clinical governance and risk management are integral to the service and to find effective and efficient ways to solve problems and report findings to relevant departments
  • To report all clinical and non-clinical accidents or near misses promptly and when required.
  • To be responsible for the daily management, supervision and co-ordination of designated team including staff appraisal, performance management, informal grievance and act as a panel member in staff recruitment.
  • To attend and be an active participant in departmental staff and peer group meetings.


Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • oDegree or diploma in physiotherapy
  • oRegistered with the Health Care Professions Council
  • oUp to date relevant knowledge through evidence of Continued Professional Development including attendance at recent post graduate courses relevant to the clinical field


Desirable

  • oRecognised post-graduate qualification e.g. MSc in Respiratory Care
  • oMembership of Special Interest Group: ACPRC / BTS


Experience

Essential

  • oA minimum of 2 years post graduate experience
  • oMinimum of 1 year's NHS experience
  • oExperience of running a rehabilitation classes
  • oPost graduate experience in respiratory
  • oBroad range of experience at B5
  • oAppreciation of constraints to working in the community


Desirable

  • oParticipated in clinical audit Experience in research / literature reviews
  • oAt least 1 years in specialist respiratory care including respiratory outpatients, ITU, and medical wards
  • oExperience of student supervision/ clinical education
  • oExperience of teaching in a clinical setting
  • oExperience of operational team management


Knowledge

Essential

  • oAbility to use electronic clinical system e.g. EMIS, Cerner
  • oRemains updated with professional practice and new research
  • oAble to present information, written and orally, in a clear and logical manner
  • oWillingness to lead staff training
  • oAbility to manage time effectively


Employer details

Employer name

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust

Address

Leatherhead Community Hospital

Poplar Road

Leatherhead, Surrey

KT22 8SD

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343-SDH&C-6296527

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