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Community Physiotherapist - Felixstowe

Employer
East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Felixstowe
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
7 Jun 2024

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Profession
Physiotherapist
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
Felixstowe Community Therapy has an opening for a permanent B6 Registered Physiotherapist, to work alongside a team consisting of Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Generic Workers and Therapy Assistant Practitioner.

The Felixstowe Community Therapy service is part of a wider Integrated Neighbourhood Team (INT) consisting of district & community nurses, generic workers, community matron, occupational therapists, physiotherapists and Social Care Workers. There is a B7 Registered Clinical Lead Therapist who works collaboratively with the Lead Nurse and Lead Social Worker. An INT Manager is overall responsible for Health and Social care services in Felixstowe.

The team is busy, dynamic and proud of their holistic care approach. The team continues to change to support developments in NHS which includes close working relationships with the local statutory, non-statutory and voluntary services including GP, acute hospital colleagues, GP Federation, Local Authorities, Social Prescribers, SuffolkMind, NSFT and many other local community voluntary groups and services.

You will be actively supported by regular supervision and individual annual appraisal. You will be expected to work autonomously and on behalf of the patients served by the local area. You will have access to skills development training relevant to this post.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide clinical and supervisory leadership to junior staff & students within the multi-disciplinary team.
  • To be jointly responsible with other senior colleagues for the day-to-day planning and delivery of the multi-disciplinary team services within the Local Care Team locality/in-patient setting/day and treatment/community.
  • To manage a caseload of clients with multiple and complex needs, using evidence based/client centred principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions.
  • To provide specialist Therapeutic input into planning, development and evaluation of clinical services within the team, with responsibility for defined project

The role involves providing integrated therapy assessment and interventions to the residents of Felixstowe and surrounding area, who are 18+ and registered with a Felixstowe GP. Our main aim is to support, maintain and encourage people in the ageing well process.

Our service runs 8 am-6 pm, 7 days a week. Staff are required to work approximately 1 in 10 weekends, with flexible working available within the hours of the service.

You will be working with a caseload including neurological conditions, palliative plus frailty and falls assessment and management - all with a view to preventing admission and supporting early discharge. Many of our patients have a complexity of needs across the spectrum of physical, mental and social care health.

You will need to be a Car Driver and have access to a car for work which is community based

About us

We are ESNEFT and we provide hospital and community health services to almost one million people across east Suffolk and north Essex. Our dedicated staff deliver care from acute hospitals in Colchester and Ipswich, community hospitals, surgeries, community clinics and in patients' own homes.

We are one of the largest NHS organisations in England, employing more than 12,000 staff.

We pride ourselves on supporting our staff. We offer a wide range of training and development opportunities, as well as flexible working options.

Along with supporting you to achieve your career goals we offer a generous pension scheme, unsocial hours payments (where applicable), 27 days annual leave on commencement (pro rata) and access to a range of NHS discounts. Our Staff Health and Wellbeing programme offer a variety of services.

Our philosophy is thatTime Mattersto everyone. Across the Trust, we concentrate on improving the things we do and removing those which cause time delays for our staff and patients.

We are investing in our commitment to Time Matters with a partnership with leading electronic patient record (EPR) supplier Epic. This digital transformation will bring what's widely regarded as the world's best EPR system to ESNEFT, transforming life in hospital for staff and patients.

If you are passionate about patient care and want to develop your skills and knowledge, then we want to hear from you.

Find out about living and working here -www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkPu7HphU8A

Job description

Job responsibilities

The role involves providing integrated therapy assessment and interventions to the residents of Felixstowe and surrounding area, who are 18+ and registered with a Felixstowe GP. Our main aim is to support, maintain and encourage people in the ageing well process.

Our service runs 8 am-6 pm, 7 days a week. Staff are required to work approximately 1 in 10 weekends, with flexible working available within the hours of the service.

You will be working with a caseload including neurological conditions, palliative plus frailty and falls assessment and management all with a view to preventing admission and supporting early discharge. Many of our patients have a complexity of needs across the spectrum of physical, mental and social care health.

You will need to be a Car Driver and have access to a car for work which is community based

For full details of the responsibilities and duties of this role please see the attached job description.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Diploma or Degree in Occupational Therapy/Physiotherapy
  • Health Professions Council Registration
  • Documented evidence of Continuing Professional Development
  • Standard computer skills including use of Microsoft and e mail.


Desirable

  • Membership of an appropriate professional body


Knowledge and Experience

Essential

  • A knowledge of primary and community services
  • Knowledge and understanding of professional and ethical issues.
  • Knowledge and understanding of professional and ethical issues.
  • Evidence of skill relevant to the rehabilitation of adults with physical disabilities gained through theory and practical course and experience.
  • A specialist knowledge and application of current best practice in the rehabilitation of adults with physical disabilities.
  • Experience of working with a range of primary and community services including Health, Social Care Services and the independent Sector.
  • Proven post registration experience within a multi-disciplinary service


Desirable

  • Membership of a special interest group relevant to the role.


Skills

Essential

  • Able to travel to rural locations.


Employer details

Employer name

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Felixstowe Hospital

Constable Road

Felixstowe

IP11 7HJ

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432-HR387-24

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