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Children's Community Physiotherapist

Employer
Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Abbey Wood
Salary
£49,178 to £55,492 a year pa inc
Closing date
7 Jun 2024

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Profession
Physiotherapist
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We are seeking an enthusiastic, highly motivated and flexible Paediatric Physiotherapist to join our Integrated Therapy team to provide a service to children in Greenwich between the ages of 0-19 in our School Years Team. You will need excellent standards of time management, team working and highly developed interpersonal skills.

You will be working with children with a broad range of needs across schools in Greenwich, clinics, other education settings and homes as appropriate. In partnership with senior management you will be responsible for the supervision and clinical support for the wider team of Band 6 physiotherapists and Band 4 therapy technicians.

You will demonstrate creative thinking and will work as part of the team. A range of Paediatric experience is required, with a specific focus in MSK. You will work closely with the other senior Physiotherapists and multi professional agencies across the borough to meet the needs of children and families as part of the Integrated Children's therapy service.

This post has team lead responsibilities for physiotherapy in School Years and the orthotics service . This will include service / operational management, and reporting to the Band 8a Early Years Service Lead.

You will be part of the integrated therapy services, working collaboratively with your SLT and OT colleagues.

Main duties of the job

To perform a Highly Specialist children's physiotherapist role in the community, to children with disabilities.

To independently manage a defined caseload of complex cases with evidence of an excellent level of problem solving, reasoning skills and judgement.

To write detailed reports and programmes reflecting extensive highly specialist knowledge for multiple purposes.

To provide appropriate highly specialist intervention and evaluate outcomes.

To provide highly specialist advice to others regarding the management and care of CYP with physical disabilities.

To monitor, evaluate and modify intervention using evidence based practice and outcome measures, to ensure the effectiveness of case management.

To provide education and training for parents, carers, within education and in the implementation of activity programmes.

To demonstrate highly specialist knowledge and assessment skills around the provision of specialist equipment to improve comfort, maintain function and enable participation.

To liaise and negotiate with the wider MDT as appropriate, to facilitate effective case management.

To demonstrate a high level of clinical effectiveness by use of evidence based practice and to provide an assessment of a CYP's physical disability using recognised standard assessment tools and expert knowledge.

To lead on departmental service innovations and initiatives, including audit/Quality improvement projects.

About us

Oxleas offers a wide range of NHS healthcare services to people in community and secure environment settings. Our services include community health care such as district nursing and speech and language therapy, care for people with learning disabilities and mental health care such as psychiatry, nursing and therapies. Our multidisciplinary teams look after people of all ages and we work in close partnership with other parts of the NHS, local councils and the voluntary sector and through our new provider collaboratives. Our 4,300 members of staff work in many different settings including hospitals, clinics, prisons, secure hospitals, children's centres, schools and people's homes.

We have over 125 sites in a variety of locations in the South of England. In London we operate within the Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley Greenwich and into Kent. We manage hospital sites including Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup and Memorial Hospital, Woolwich, as well as the Bracton Centre, our medium secure unit for people with mental health needs. We are the largest NHS provider of prison health services providing healthcare to prisons within Devon, Dorset, Bristol, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire, Kent and South London. We are proud of the care we provide and our people.

Our purpose is to improve lives by providing the best possible care to our patients and their families. This is strengthened by our new values:
  • We're Kind
  • We're Fair
  • We Listen
  • We Care


Job description

Job responsibilities

To perform a Highly Specialist childrens physiotherapist role in the community, to children with disabilities.

To assess the functional needs of CYP in order to develop and implement Highly Specialist Childrens Physiotherapy treatment and intervention.

To be professionally and legally responsible and accountable for all aspects of own professional activities.

To independently manage a defined caseload of complex cases with evidence of an excellent level of problem solving, reasoning skills and judgement.

To write detailed reports and programmes reflecting extensive highly specialist knowledge for multiple purposes including physiotherapy management medical reports reports for child protection conferences specialist time bound special educational needs reports and legal reports.

To provide appropriate highly specialist intervention and evaluate outcomes.

To provide highly specialist advice to others regarding the management and care of CYP with physical disabilities: development, posture, movement, participation and/or coordination difficulties.

To demonstrate good negotiation skills across a range of issues.

To ensure that patients and carers are involved in the planning and prioritisation of care.

To monitor, evaluate and modify intervention using evidence based practice and outcome measures, to ensure the effectiveness of case management.

To provide education and training for parents, carers, early years and education in the implementation of activity programmes.

To demonstrate highly specialist knowledge and assessment skills around the provision of specialist equipment to improve comfort, maintain function and enable participation e.g. standing frames, walkers, special seating and orthoses.

To provide highly specialist and expert advice to other team members with regard to specialist interventions such as equipment, orthoses etc.

To negotiate with others around case management in complex cases.

To act according to individual patient circumstance, cultural differences and diversity.

To liaise and negotiate with others, for example, Health Consultants, social workers, teachers, Education staff, G.P.s, as appropriate to facilitate effective case management.

To demonstrate a high level of clinical effectiveness by use of evidence based practice and to provide an assessment of a CYPs physical disability: developmental, posture, movement, orthopaedic and/or coordination difficulties using recognised standard assessment tools and expert knowledge.

To demonstrate skills in dealing with complex issues to generate appropriate strategies for caseload management.

To demonstrate highly developed visual, auditory, tactile and perceptual skills in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of patients/clients.

To carry out highly developed dexterity, co-ordination and palpatory skills for assessment and manual treatment of patients.

To lead on departmental service innovations and initiatives, including audit/Quality improvement projects, that further improve client care in the context of an ever evolving clinical and financial landscape.

Person Specification

Training and Qualifications

Essential

  • Physiotherapy Degree or equivalent
  • HCPC Registration


Experience

Essential

  • Relevant experience at undergraduate/postgraduate level, 5 years minimum post registration
  • Relevant highly specialist experience in paediatrics, post qualification equivalent to 2 years band 6 grade
  • Experience working with school aged children and those with complex needs
  • Experience working with children with developmental delay
  • Experience working with common MSK complaints in children
  • Experience of liaising with variety of agencies and disciplines.


Desirable

  • Experience of carrying out postural management assessments
  • Experience working jointly with OT on seating assessment and prescription
  • Working knowledge of the CPIP programme
  • Experience of carrying out standardised assessments relevant to clinical practice
  • Experience of supporting families with a complex diagnosis


Knowledge and Experience

Essential

  • Knowledge of Physio process and knowledge of Physio assessments and interventions relevant to clinical area
  • Ability to work autonomously, set own priorities and manage time effectively
  • Able to evidence some service / operational leadership experience.
  • Ability to evidence knowledge of relevant clinical practice / reasoning, current to these specialist fields
  • Evidence of carrying out service audit/evidence based research projects


Desirable

  • Evidence of delivering evidence-based paediatric assessments and interventions
  • Evidence of attending relevant courses to the job description
  • Evidence of orthotics prescription and outcome assessment


Other

Essential

  • Commitment to client-centred non-discriminatory practise
  • Information within the personal statement evidencing that the candidate fully understands the specifics of the advertised role


Employer details

Employer name

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Goldie Leigh Children's Therapy Centre

Lodge Hill

Abbey Wood

SE2 0AY

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