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Static Physiotherapist/Occupational Therapist - Medical

Employer
East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Ipswich
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
22 Jul 2024

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Profession
Physiotherapist, Occupational therapist
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
A very exciting opportunity has arisen for a dynamic, innovative and enthusiastic Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist to join our Medical Team at Ipswich in a Static post.

We are an integrated therapy team with Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and Therapy Assistant Practitioners working closely together to provide early therapeutic interventions for our patients on our admission wards.

We are providing a comprehensive holistic Therapy assessment with patients on the admission wards at Ipswich Hospital. This assessment forms the basis of the patients' journey within the hospital, providing early identification of Frailty and prevention of deconditioning.

As part of the role, you will be expected to perform evidenced based therapeutic assessment of patients with diverse presentations and complex physical, social and psychological conditions. You will formulate, implement and deliver individualised treatment programmes, set SMART goals and facilitate early discharge planning.

We are looking for someone who is driven and passionate about early intervention in the acute setting. You will need to have excellent communication and organisational skills to work in this fast paced busy environment.

For Physiotherapists, you will need to have adequate respiratory skills to assess, treat and manage acutely unwell patients with respiratory conditions or willing to develop these skills.

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Main duties of the job

Our Therapists provide a comprehensive holistic Therapy assessment with patients on the admission wards at Ipswich Hospital. This assessment forms the basis of the patients' journey within the hospital, providing early identification of Frailty and prevention of deconditioning.

As part of the role, you will be expected to perform evidenced based therapeutic assessment of patients with diverse presentations and complex physical, social and psychological conditions. You will formulate, implement and deliver an individualised treatment programmes, setting SMART goals and facilitate early discharge planning.

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.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

There are comprehensive CPD opportunities within the Trust to support your development and career progression. In addition to this within Therapies there are multiple learning opportunities, in house training and opportunities to teach and develop others within the team. You will be well supported by senior colleagues in the team and have opportunities to supervise and mentor junior colleagues.

For an informal chat, or further information please contact Harriet Hunter, Physiotherapist or Julie Burrows, Occupational Therapist Medical Team Leads on 01473 712233 and bleep 920.

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

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • oBSc / MSc Physiotherapy / Occupational Therapy
  • oHCPC Registered Physiotherapist / Occupational Therapist


Desirable

  • oStudent educator course
  • oNon-clinical courses
  • oValidated post registration courses
  • oInformation technology


Experience

Essential

  • oExperience of multi-disciplinary working
  • oComprehensive range of junior rotations with experience of complex caseload management.
  • oExperience of facilitating discharges from the acute setting and/or managing a caseload of patients within the community.
  • oIn-service training and reflective learning
  • oAbility to work as an autonomous practitioner
  • oPrioritisation of workload
  • oRespiratory on-call (physiotherapists only)


Desirable

  • oSupervision of students in any environment
  • oClinical Audit
  • oInput into service improvement


Knowledge

Essential

  • oBroad knowledge of respiratory (Physiotherapist only), neurology, elderly and trauma and orthopaedic conditions and their management.
  • oPrinciples and practices of rehabilitation / re-ablement
  • oKnowledge of Frailty.


Desirable

  • oFalls re-education
  • oBenefits of exercise and education
  • oSupervisory / appraisal skills
  • oKnowledge of local community agencies, services and resources.


Employer details

Employer name

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Ipswich Hospital

Ipswich

IP4 5PD

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