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Senior Physiotherapist

Employer
The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
317 Trustwide
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
12 Jun 2024

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Profession
Physiotherapist
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We are looking for a suitably experienced Physiotherapist to join our Older Person's Medicine Team, joining our band 6 rotation to cover caseload on the OPM wards either at the Royal Victoria Infirmary or the Freeman Hospital. The successful applicant will be encouraged to participate in audit projects and be part of a senior network for peer support and professional development and will also contribute to the training of junior physiotherapists, assistant staff and students on placement.

This will provide an opportunity for staff who would like to gain experience at a Band 6 level on acute and rehab older person's medicine wards as well as the opportunity to rotate through our day unit service and front of house in assessment suite, working in a supportive and friendly team and is suitable for a new or established Band 6 who would like the opportunity to focus on rehabilitation and develop this aspect of the service within medicine.
  • Interview date: 26th June 2024
  • 37 hours 30 minutes /week
  • You will be redirected to Trac to apply for the vacancy. Please expand the job details section and read all of the information before applying for the vacancy.


Main duties of the job

Applicants should be Chartered Physiotherapists with HCPC registration, have experience as a Physiotherapist in the NHS in a rotational post providing a broad range of experience across the core areas of physiotherapy and be able to provide evidence of a commitment to CPD. Good time management and organisational skills and the ability to work under pressure are also essential requirements of this post.

There is an on-call commitment with this post and you will be required to work on a rota pattern to support seven day working.

Main duties include
  • assessing and encouraging mobility
  • progressing rehabilitation programmes
  • working alongside the MDT for planning discharge
  • referring onward to community based services as required
  • relevant education of MDT and physiotherapy team
  • supervising rotational physiotherapists, associate practitioners and technical instructors within the team
  • assessment and treatment of any respiratory patients on wards


About us

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with around 16,000 staff and an annual income of �1 billion.

We have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We're also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 2 million patients 'contacts' each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

Please see attached information on what Staff Benefits we have to offer at our Trust.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people's race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To provide a high standard of physiotherapy assessment, treatment and advice to a complex patient group on Older Peoples Medicine.
  • Senior posts are designed to consolidate and build on skills and academic knowledge gained during the first two years post graduation allowing the physiotherapist an opportunity to spend longer in specific areas of work enabling further development of more specialist clinical and managerial competencies.
  • To provide a high standard of physiotherapy care (assessment, treatment and advice) to a complex patient group in specialty
  • If applicable to role, participate in the Senior Physiotherapy general rotational scheme, which involves working across the Trust in a range of clinical settings, some of which are regional specialities

Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate. The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first months pay.

As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

Person Specification

KNOWLEDGE

Essential

  • Advanced knowledge of a range of medical conditions and their impact on patient's functional abilities
  • Sound knowledge of the physiotherapy process


Desirable

  • Knowledge of undertaking research and audit projects
  • Knowledge of current NHS issues e.g. NSF's Improving Working Lives


SKILLS

Essential

  • Organisation and time management skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Commitment to personal and service development
  • Ability to present information, written and orally in a clear and logical manner


Desirable

  • IT Skills
  • Presentation Skills
  • Specialist treatment skills e.g. manual therapy


QUALIFICATIONS

Essential

  • Degree or equivalent Diploma in Physiotherapy
  • State Registered with Health & Care Professions Council


Desirable

  • Member of Chartered Society Of Physiotherapists
  • Involvement in relevant CSP Clinical Special Interest groups


EXPERIENCE

Essential

  • Experience as a junior physiotherapist in a rotational post providing a broad range of experience across the core areas of physiotherap
  • Experience of working as part of a multi-disciplinary team


Desirable

  • Previous experience in a senior rotational scheme
  • Experience of working with patients with physical health problems e.g. stroke, mobility problems


Employer details

Employer name

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Trustwide

317 Trustwide

NE7 7DN

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

317-2024-22-02-DR

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