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Community Physiotherapist

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£37,152 to £43,994 a year Per annum
Closing date
9 Aug 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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This post is part of the Physiotherapy team within the Extended Primary Care service in the Community Health Newham directorate.

Main duties of the job

We are recruiting to our community therapy teams and a vacancy has arisen for a B6 physiotherapist with appropriate experience in the NHS in the UK. You should have practised as a B5 for at least 18 months and have some community experience, either on placement or post-qualification.

You will be joining a lively team of physiotherapists, occupational therapists, rehab support workers and district nurses. Your caseload will be very varied and give you the opportunity to enhance your clinical skills broadly. You will receive monthly clinical supervision and be able to develop your own supervision skills within the team. You will also be part of the weekly caseload discussion group and benefit from the experience of several B7 physiotherapists in the teams.

About us

Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive - so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please for further information refer to the job description and person specification attached to this vacancy.

Person Specification Education/ Qualification Essential
  • Physiotherapy degree or equivalent
  • Registration with the Health and Care Professions Council/The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
  • Maintenance of continuing professional development portfolio
  • NHS Experience
Experience Essential
  • Minimum of 18 months' clinical, post-registration physiotherapy practice, which should include working with a range of clients who require physiotherapy in a therapeutic setting in the community
  • Experience in training others
  • Experience of working as part of a multidisciplinary team
Knowledge Essential
  • Knowledge of theory and practice of physiotherapy with clients with physical, cognitive and psycho-social needs
  • Knowledge of legislation affecting our work as physiotherapists
  • Evidence of sound knowledge of the roles of other disciplines and agencies involved
  • An awareness of and sensitivity to the needs of a multicultural client group
  • Knowledge of the principles of clinical governance and its application
  • Knowledge of safe manual handling techniques
  • Knowledge of national policies relevant to different client groups
Skills/abilities Essential
  • Ability to work and communicate with a wide range of professionals as a member of a multidisciplinary team
  • Ability to establish a therapeutic relationship with a client and his/her family/carers, motivating them to participate in the therapeutic process
  • Ability to undertake all aspects of the physiotherapy process
  • Ability to develop and apply specialist skills in relation to physiotherapy with clients with a wide range of disabilities
  • Ability to apply specialist knowledge and skills in advising others on the care and treatment of clients with physical conditions
  • Ability to demonstrate empathy with clients and their family/carers ensuring that effective communication is achieved
  • Ability to impart complex information to clients and their families/carers regarding their medical condition and the physiotherapy assessment and interventions
  • Ability and commitment to working within a non-discriminatory, client-centred framework
  • Ability to use equipment safely with clients
  • Ability to train family/carers in the safe use of equipment issued to them
  • Ability to apply safe manual handling techniques to clients with complex disabilities
  • Evidence of basic ability to supervise and manage a junior member of staff and a student with a commitment to developing these skills
  • Good time management skills and an ability to prioritise own workload taking into account both clinical and non-clinical elements
  • Ability to support and train others (junior staff, students, other disciplines) in the theory and practice of physiotherapy in relation to clients with a wide range of physical disabilities
  • Ability to apply specialist knowledge and skills in providing advice on service delivery and in commenting on policies and procedures e.g. suggestions on how service delivery can be improved
  • Evidence of good communication skills, both written and verbal, in relation to clinical and other areas of work.
  • Ability to assist with departmental managerial procedures
  • Ability to reflect and critically appraise own and others performance
  • Ability to use a computer, e.g. to enter statistics, clinical documentation, and produce reports for use by others both internal and external to the Trust
  • Ability to keep appropriate clinical and departmental records including statistics
Interventions and Treatments Essential
  • To assess effectively, clinically diagnose accurately and select appropriate physiotherapy treatment techniques, including respiratory techniques, tracheostomy management, neurological conditions, e.g. brain injury, multiple sclerosis, post-stroke patients, post-operative orthopaedic patients and general surgery
  • To run group programmes when allocated, e.g. pulmonary rehabilitation and falls
  • To accurately and effectively apply assessment and treatment techniques, e.g. neurological, respiratory, musculoskeletal etc and use valid outcomes as appropriate.

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