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Static Band 6 Physiotherapist

Employer
St George's Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Location
London
Salary
£42,471 to £50,364 a year pa
Closing date
7 Jun 2024

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Profession
Physiotherapist
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We are looking for a dynamic, flexible, and enthusiastic physiotherapist to join our Older People's Inpatient service at Queen Mary's Hospital. The team works on Mary Seacole Ward, delivering inpatient rehabilitation to a predominantly older people's population

We are looking for someone who is passionate about applying their current skills and developing themselves further in the specialities of rehabilitation and frailty. Someone who thrives working in an MDT environment with like-minded clinicians who are passionate about what they do, and who has a strong interest in service development and improvement or a diverse population.

The team works closely together to provide goal-orientated, client centred, continuing rehabilitation, medical intervention and management for patients transferred from St George's Hospital acute wards and other local acute hospitals.

You will be working on our 42 bedded ward where patients have a wide range of pathologies and complexities including post-operative rehabilitation, falls, neurological conditions such as PD, dementia and other medical problems. Many of our patients are living with frailty and have complex needs requiring a high level of knowledge and skills to manage safe and effective discharges, working alongside the wider MDT team of Doctors, Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Rehabilitation Assistants and Discharge Coordinators

*PLEASE NOTE - NHS EXPERIENCE IS ESSENTIAL TO APPLY FOR THIS POST*

Main duties of the job

You will be providing physiotherapy assessment and intervention in an inpatient environment, with individuals identified for ongoing rehabilitation following an acute admission.

You will manage your own caseload, which will include many patients with complex presentations, comorbidities and frailty.

You will work as a core member of the multidisciplinary team, facilitating patient progression from admission through to discharge.

There will be opportunities to contribute towards service organisation, evaluation, development, training and learning.

This position will give you the opportunity to develop all of your skills in assessment, rehabilitation and discharge planning , within a highly supportive team environment.

As a static member of the team, we will be extremely keen to support your development in the speciality area

About us

St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provide services from two main hospitals, St George's Hospital and Queen Mary's Hospital, and two health centres, St Johns Therapy Centre, and The Nelson Centre.

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.

St George's is a large teaching hospital and Foundation Trust serving the population of South West London providing general & specialist hospital services. We are a major trauma centre for south London and have main regional specialties of neurosciences and cardiothoracic, along with extensive community therapy services in conjunction with ourthree local boroughs.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached job description and person specification for full details of the role and responsibilities.

If you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact me

PLEASE NOTE - PREVIOUS NHS EXPERIENCE IS AN ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENT FOR CONSIDERATION FOR THIS ROLE

Person Specification

Knowledge

Essential

  • Working knowledge of a broad range of relevant clinical areas e.g. older people, rehabilitation, neurology
  • Knowledge of legislation & guidelines relevant to this clinical area
  • Understanding of clinical governance, audit and evidence based practice


Skills

Essential

  • Ability to take initiative and work autonomously
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Able to manage own time, workload and caseload effectively
  • Ability to delegate tasks to others
  • IT Skills


Desirable

  • Experience of undertaking clinical audit


Education, formal training & qualifications

Essential

  • Graduate Diploma / Degree in Physiotherapy
  • Registered with Health Care Professions Council
  • Evidence of post graduate CPD in at least 2 of the following areas rehabilitation, falls management, older people, neurology


Desirable

  • CSP member
  • Clinical Educators Course
  • Member of a relevant clinical interest group


Previous Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working as a Band 5 Physiotherapist in Older Peoples Rehabilitation, Falls Management, Neurology, Orthopaedics, Musculoskeletal Therapy, Respiratory Care.
  • Experience of working in the NHS
  • Experience of assessing and treating a range of clinical presentations
  • Experience of working in falls management
  • Experience of working as part of a physiotherapy and or multi- disciplinary team
  • Experience of developing others through CPD / PDP / Clinical supervision
  • Experience of working with support workers


Desirable

  • Experience of working as a band 6 physiotherapist
  • Experience of working in a community setting
  • Experience of clinical supervision of students


Employer details

Employer name

St George's Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Queen Mary's Hospital

Roehampton Lane

London

SW15 5PN

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