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Specialist Learning Disability Physiotherapist

Employer
Swansea Bay University Health Board
Location
Community - Merthyr Tydfil CLDT
Salary
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum pro rata
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Profession
Physiotherapist
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Would you like to work clinically in an area where you will utilise all the physiotherapy skills you have and develop skills in areas that you hadn't known existed?

Merthyr Tydfil Community Learning Disability Team has a vacancy for a Specialist Band 6 Physiotherapist.

The Learning Disability Service of the Primary Care, Community + Therapies Group of Swansea Bay University Health Board provides a service to adults with a Learning Disability across 3 Health Boards and 7 local authorities. Cwm Taf Morgannwg Health Board commission their Learning Disability services from Swansea Bay Health Board.

We are seeking a Specialist Physiotherapist to join the well established Community Learning Disability Team in Merthyr Tydfil. The team is comprised of Community Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy, Psychology and Psychiatry and works in close partnership with local authority colleagues and partnership organisations.

The team is committed to the delivery of user focused services to improve the health and well-being of the population.

Main duties of the job

To work as an autonomous practitioner in accordance with the standards and codes of practice of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP), the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC), and within the Clinical Governance framework and Welsh Government policy.? To be a member of the multidisciplinary Community Learning Disability Team (CLDT) comprising health and social care professionals.? To provide specialist physiotherapy services through a combination of assessment, diagnosis, formulation of treatment programmes, intervention and teaching that aim to improve, maximise and maintain the physical ability and minimise the disability of people with a learning disability.? To be responsible for a defined caseload as allocated, using evidence based practiceand client centred principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions that aim to achieve best outcomes for the client.? To provide advice to carers, team members, partnership agencies in supporting clients and implementing physiotherapy programmes in the client's home and community environment.? To supervise staff and delegate duties.? To supervise Physiotherapy students on clinical placement.? To develop knowledge and skills that meet the competency framework through a range of study.? Service provision is over a large geographical area requiring lone working and daily travel between the base and treatment locations.

About us

The post will offer:
  • A comprehensive induction programme.
  • An opportunity to develop skills and work collaboratively with service users, families, carers, partnership agencies, the multi-disciplinary team and Delivery Unit services.
  • A supportive environment that will enhance clinical and supervisory skills through work based practice, training, commitment to CPD, clinical effectiveness, audit, research and peer support.
  • Established and structured processes for Clinical, Professional and Management Supervision and for Personal Development Review.
  • A lead clinical / developmental role within the Team and across the Delivery Unit Physiotherapy profession.
  • People management skills in the supervision of staff and delegation of duties.
  • An opportunity to be a clinical educator for Physiotherapy students on placement and to contribute to formal student lectures.


Job description

Job responsibilities

To work as an autonomous practitioner in accordance with the standards and codes of practice of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP), the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC), and within the Clinical Governance framework and Welsh Government policy. To be a member of the multidisciplinary Community Learning Disability Team (CLDT) comprising health and social care professionals. To provide specialist physiotherapy services through a combination of assessment, diagnosis, formulation of treatment programmes, intervention and teaching that aim to improve, maximise and maintain the physical ability and minimise the disability of people with a learning disability. To be responsible for a defined caseload as allocated, using evidence based practice2and client centred principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions that aim to achieve best outcomes for the client. Clients range from young adults to those of elderly years, who may present with a wide variety of abilities and disabilities, a combination of complex physical, neurological and profound sensory impairments, specific syndromes, psychiatric and psychological disorders, dual diagnosis and behaviours that challenge and requires the post holder to develop a sound understanding of safeguarding procedures. To provide advice to carers, team members, partnership agencies in supporting clients and implementing physiotherapy programmes in the clients home and community environment. To supervise staff and delegate duties. To supervise Physiotherapy students on clinical placement. To develop knowledge and skills that meet the competency framework through a range of study. Service provision is over a large geographical area requiring lone working and daily travel between the base and treatment locations.

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Person Specification

Qualification

Essential

  • Physio degree or similar
  • HCPC registered


Knowledge

Essential

  • Relevant Ax and RX interventions to LD
  • Awareness and knowledge of relevant policy and legislation (MCA etc)
  • knoweledge of clinical governance , audit and research
  • understanding of roles of MDT and partnership working


Experience

Essential

  • significant post grad experience with varied clinical experience - paeds, ortho, community, neuro, community
  • delivery of programmes in conjunction with families/carers
  • caseload management skills
  • experience of supervision and delegation


Skills

Essential

  • verbal, written, listening with a wide variety of people, methods
  • involving patients in Ax and Rx
  • organisational and prioritisation skills
  • independent and team working


Employer details

Employer name

Swansea Bay University Health Board

Address

Community Learning Disability

Kier Hardie University Health Park, Aberdare Rd, Merthyr Tydfil

Community - Merthyr Tydfil CLDT

CF48 1BZ

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

130-AHP101-0724

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