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Physiotherapist

Employer
Central London Community Health Trust
Location
London
Salary
£21.88 to £22.92 an hour Per Hour
Closing date
23 Jul 2024

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Profession
Physiotherapist
Grade
Band 6
Hours
Part Time
The postholder will work within the multidisciplinary Barnet Respiratory COPD team to deliver Pulmonary Rehabilitation (PR) to adult patients with chronic respiratory conditions and heart failure across the London borough of Barnet. There is currently a drive to tackle health inequality within the boundaries of pulmonary rehabilitation in Barnet located in North Central London as directed by NHS England. As a band 6 specialist cardiorespiratory physiotherapist, you will be expected to support the PR Health inequality quality improvement (QI) project, led by the PR clinical Lead, and work day-to-day in line with the aim of including patient groups who qualify to take part in PR as per criteria but are not currently included in our PR sessions due to issues underpinning health inequality and access.

Main duties of the job

To use specialist respiratory knowledge and skills in proactively selection of suitable COPD patients for pulmonary rehabilitation utilising NICE and British Thoracic Society (BTS) guidelines, Association of Chartered Physiotherapist in Respiratory Care (ACPRC) guidelines, British Association of Cardiac Rehabilitation (BACR) guidelines and Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Cardiac Rehabilitation (ACPICR) guidelines.

To work in line with the PR health inequality QI project with a clear objective of case findings of patients at risk of experiencing health inequality

To undertake pre pulmonary rehabilitation clinics to ensure appropriate patients are selected and clinical risk is minimised.

To undertake and supervise others in running evidence based pulmonary rehabilitation and maintenance programme, ensuring that patient outcomes can be demonstrated.

To undertake comprehensive assessments of respiratory and heart failure patients with co-morbidities, including physical examination, and to develop treatment plans for patients using investigative and analytical skills.

To assess, develop and implement specialist care programmes, including pulmonary rehabilitation with evidence-based exercise prescription and progression, home oxygen, breathlessness, airway clearance, psychological interventions, and medication reviews, adhering to evidence based guidelines.

About us

We providecommunity health services to more than two million people across eleven London boroughs and Hertfordshire.

Every day, our professionals provide high-quality healthcare in people's homes and local clinics, helping them to:
  • stay well
  • manage their own health with the right support
  • avoid unnecessary trips to, or long stays in, hospital.

We support our patients at every stage of their lives, providing health visiting for new-born babies through to community nursing, stroke rehabilitation and palliative care for people towards the end of their lives.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To communicate effectively with relatives, carers, patients, and other professionals to promote understanding of the aims of the specialist respiratory service, to ensure understanding of condition and to ensure a consistent approach to patient care.

To communicate effectively and work collaboratively with medical, nursing, and allied health professional and other colleagues to ensure delivery of a coordinated multi-disciplinary service.

To provide specialist advice on the management of cardiorespiratory patients to colleagues working in other clinical areas.

Communicate and report PR QI health inequality project to the clinical lead regularly and may present data to the trust innovation team.

To be contactable throughout the working day via the mobile phone system with the flexibility to change planned activity sometimes in order to respond to arising situations.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Degree or diploma in physiotherapy
  • Registered with the Health Care Professions Council
  • Hold relevant right to work in the UK documentation.


Desirable

  • Membership of Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and / or relevant special interest groups


Experience/ Knowledge

Essential

  • Appropriate post-qualifying experience in a range of areas acute care of the elderly, neurology and community
  • Appreciation of constraints to working in the community
  • Ability to assess patient conditions, establish the patients problem, formulate and implement a treatment plan
  • Experience of MDT working and understand their roles
  • Experience of supervising juniors/assistant/students
  • Experience in community work
  • Post registration experience at band 6 level in a wide range of clinical areas including elderly rehabilitation, community rehabilitation, falls management, dementia care, respiratory care and orthopaedics
  • Experience in quality improvement and service evaluation.


Desirable

  • Previous community experience within rehab
  • Experience of using an electronic clinical records system


Skills/Abilities

Essential

  • Advanced skills in the assessment and treatment of people with complex multi-pathologies
  • Advanced knowledge and understanding of complex medical conditions and their relation to people who fall
  • Knowledge and understanding of National and local frameworks and guidelines for older people.
  • Knowledge of outcome measures and evidence based practice associated with people with physical disabilities
  • Ability to problem solve, prioritise and demonstrate advanced clinical reasoning
  • Advanced communication and report writing skills, in both verbal and written format
  • Skills in supervision and appraisal of assistants, junior therapists and students
  • IT skills - e.g. Microsoft Word, Power point, Excel, Outlook
  • Knowledge and understanding of clinical governance
  • An understanding of the importance of involving service users in their treatment and in service development ? Knowledge of project management including planning, implementation and review


Desirable

  • Involvement in quality improvement projects
  • Highly developed specialist knowledge and application of physiotherapy assessments and interventions relevant to client group.


Other

Essential

  • Demonstrates appropriate use of initiative
  • Highly motivated
  • Flexibility and able to cope with changes
  • Sensitive to the needs of others
  • Demonstrates empathy, respect and compassion


Physical

Essential

  • To demonstrate physical ability/fitness to carry out occupational assessment and intervention with appropriate manual handling +/- equipment.
  • Ability to transport light pieces of equipment from peripheral stores and office bases to patient homes via your desired means of transport.
  • Demonstrate physical ability to be able to carry a standard backpack with medical supplies/laptop required to fulfil essential clinical duties.


Employer details

Employer name

Central London Community Health Trust

Address

Oak Lane clinic

London

N2 8LT

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824-BANK-004556B

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