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Specialist Respiratory Physiotherapist Hospital@Home

Employer
Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Taunton
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 a year
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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Profession
Physiotherapist
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 7 Physiotherapist to join the Therapy Team at Musgrove Park on a permanent basis with the flexibility to offer part time job share.

The successful individual will be expected to work closely alongside other experienced Band 7 Physiotherapists to develop a Specialist Respiratory Outpatient service providing Physiotherapeutic management for patients with chronic respiratory conditions and breathlessness.

This post will work alongside the Acute MDT and the Hospital at Home service to ensure that patients can be facilitated for treatment in the best location for their treatment needs. The post holder will be supported in their own professional development with supervision and training and will be expected to actively participate in the development of others.

This role within the Respiratory Hospital @ Home team has a varied caseload including home visits. Car driver essential and mileage paid.

Main duties of the job

If you're successful, you will be expected to work closely alongside other experienced Band 7 Physiotherapists to develop a Specialist Respiratory Outpatient service providing Physiotherapeutic management for patients with chronic respiratory conditions and breathlessness. You will also work closely alongside the Respiratory Hospital at Home team to deliver acute care in the individuals home.

You will be supported in their own professional development with supervision and training and will be expected to actively participate in the development of others and participate in team study days and teaching.

This role requires a graduate level state-registered Physiotherapist with relevant clinical experience.

About us

As an organisation, the NHS offers a wide range of benefits including flexible working, fantastic pension contributions, market leading annual leave allowance, career progression and regular conversations, not to mention our Blue Light Card and NHS exclusive discounts.The benefits of working in Somerset include the idyllic countryside, with our areas of outstanding beauty and stunning coastlines. You will get to enjoy these perks whilst still only being a stone's throw away from bustling city centres like Bristol, Bath and Exeter and only two hours away from London.There are excellent educational facilities in the area and, when compared to other regions, house prices are reasonable. You will to experience the best of both in Somerset, the countryside and the cosmopolitan -- there is truly something for everyone!

Job description

Job responsibilities

This post requires a graduate level state-registered Physiotherapist with relevant clinical experience.

Main duties of the role are:

To be responsible for the development and provision of a highly-specialised, evidence-based Physiotherapy service for Respiratory Medicine Outpatients. The scope of the service will incorporate patients primarily with Bronchiectasis, COPD and Asthma but with the scope to incorporate a broader range of conditions including Breathing Pattern Disorders, Interstitial Lung Disease and Neuromuscular disease alongside those with acute respiratory infections. This service will involve some OP clinics, attendance to virtual wards for management of chronic patients, in hospital and domiciliary visits and will involve working with a multitude of other service.

To support the Breathlessness management pathway in Somerset and the development of the Somerset Respiratory Hospital at Home service by attending virtual ward MDT meetings and providing patients with timely access to Specialist Respiratory Physiotherapy Services

Support the inpatient Physiotherapy and Respiratory Medicine Services to facilitate early discharges by providing timely follow-up appointments

Provide clinical and strategic leadership for the Respiratory Physiotherapy outpatient service with responsibilities for safety, quality, training and clinical governance agendas to support the workforce and deliver exceptional care

Provide specialist input and advice to Multi-disciplinary team meeting.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Diploma/Degree in Physiotherapy
  • HCPC Registration
  • Evidence of CPD maintained in a portfolio including attendance at recent postgraduate courses related to this post


Desirable

  • Post graduate relevant course related to the field
  • Membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
  • Membership of relevant CSP special interest group


Experience

Essential

  • Detailed, proven and up to date post graduate experience with extensive clinical experience relevant to the post
  • Relevant and comprehensive evidence of life-long learning and post-graduation training
  • Extensive and varied experience of the management of conditions related to the post
  • Able to provide robust leadership by empowering and supporting staff
  • Knowledge of clinical Governance
  • Experience in working in a multidisciplinary team


Desirable

  • Experience of service development, project management and evaluation
  • Experience of working across organisational boundaries in a health care setting
  • Experience of working in an extended role and decision making
  • Teaching and education experience as part of clinical role at regional level


Additional Criteria

Essential

  • Behaviours aligned with Trust values
  • Communication
  • Attitude
  • Respect
  • Environment
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills both written and verbal
  • Good time management and organisational skills
  • Able to work collaboratively within the multidisciplinary team
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Committed to personal and team development
  • Able to work well with others and pass on skills and knowledge
  • Ability to cope with distressing situations such as imparting unwelcome news regarding rehabilitation potential
  • Adaptable to sudden changes in workload with fast turnaround of patients
  • Professional manner and behaviour
  • Leadership skills
  • Ability to demonstrate advanced decision making/clinical reasoning skills using highly specialist knowledge and application of current best practice in Physiotherapy
  • Able to demonstrate enhanced clinical reasoning and decision-making skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and set priorities
  • Good time management and organisational skills & ability to work across in & outpatients as required during the week
  • Good planning, decision making and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to reflect on and critically appraise own performance
  • Therapeutic handling skills
  • Understanding of the legal responsibilities of the profession at all times
  • Able to develop a therapeutic rapport with patients
  • Ability to summarise treatment session (written and oral)
  • To have competent IT skills e.g. word processing and data base/spreadsheets
  • Evidence of a good standard of Literacy / English language skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Willingness to use technology to improve standards of care and support to our patients
  • Willingness to be flexible in working locations
  • Must be a car driver with a valid driving licence or have access to transport with appropriate business insurance in order to travel throughout the Trust, to meet the needs of the service.
  • Act in ways that support equality and value diversity


Employer details

Employer name

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Musgrove Park Hospital

Musgrove Road

Taunton

Somerset

TA1 4DA

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184-OL-BL-365

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