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Band 6 Community Neurological Physiotherapist

Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
Camden London
£38,768 to £46,124 a year per annum HCAS inclusive
Closing date
12 Aug 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are delighted to advertise for a permanent post within our team, The Camden Neurology and Stroke Service. This post is an exciting opportunity to work within a dynamic setting across the borough of Camden and join a highly supportive and cohesive therapy team. The Service provides client-centred assessment/rehabilitation/disability management at St Pancras Hospital and throughout Camden community, including in clients' own homes, in therapy gym facilities or in wider community settings.


The successful applicant may have contact with patients or service users. As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination as this remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients and service users when working on our healthcare settings.

Main duties of the job

You will work in the following pathways:
  • Stroke Early Supported Discharge,
  • Long-term conditions,
  • NeuroActive: exercise-based programme to prepare for transition to local gyms and classes

The successful candidate will provide evidence-based, client goal focused rehabilitation appropriate to the various specialist areas. We are looking for a highly motivated team worker with excellent communication skills.

You will need to have significant postgraduate experience, including substantial experience working in neurology and rehabilitation.

This post will allow the successful applicant to continue to improve specialist knowledge and clinical skills in a range of settings. The candidate will work alongside experienced multidisciplinary teams and be well supported by senior staff both informally and formally through supervision. There is a strong focus on personal and service development and you will take an active role in these.

We reserve the right to close the advert early dependent on the number of applicants received.

About us

We're passionate about delivering first-class patient-centred, safe and effective care, whether it is in a hospital setting, in a community clinic or in the patient's own home. Patients are at the heart of everything we do.

There are three pathways within the Camden Neuro and Stroke Service based at St Pancras Hospital.

The remit of the team is to provide rehabilitation and therapy intervention for adults with neurological conditions in the community. Patients will be over 18, Camden residents and unable to attend outpatient appointments or where treatment is more appropriate carried out in their own environment. The team promotes independence and community integration, and enables self-management where appropriate. Work with clients can vary from short episodes of care to longer-term support or rehabilitation, but always follows a goal orientated approach. The team is committed to a clinical governance programme and team members are encouraged to use an evidence based practice model and to participate in research and audit programmes. You will provide physiotherapy input in the Early Supported Discharge (stroke) Pathway, Long-term conditions Pathway and NeuroActive Pathway.

NeuroActive is a community exercise programme which creates an opportunity for people with neurological conditions unable to access mainstream leisure/exercise facilities to exercise.

Job description Job responsibilities

  • To provide an evidence-based assessment, treatment and advisory service to clients with neurological conditions such as stroke, traumatic brain injury, Parkinsons disease, MS, MND.
  • To work flexibly with all other members of the team to provide an integrated rehabilitation service to clients in accordance with the philosophy and operational policies of the team
  • Clients may be seen in community settings such as their own homes, residential homes, and leisure facilities
  • The caseload is varied and comprises people who have musculoskeletal, orthopaedic/ trauma, cognitive or neurological impairments or combinations of these.
  • To participate in departmental continuous professional development, departmental education and training, audit and research projects.
  • To manage a complex caseload using evidence-based clinical reasoning, critical thinking, reflection and analysis to support assessments using a client centred, goal-orientated rehabilitation programme.
  • To participate in departmental clinical supervision ensuring that supervision approaches are responsive, personalised e.g. can take the form of formal training, clinical reasoning, peer review, case reviews and reflective practise.

Person Specification Other Essential
  • Full & current UK driving licence and access to a suitable vehicle
Qualifications Essential
  • Physiotherapy degree or equivalent Physiotherapy professional qualification
  • Health and Care Professions Council Registration
  • Evidence of relevant post-registration professional development training
  • Membership of Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
  • Membership of relevant Specialist Interest Group (e.g. ACPIN)
  • Completion of normal movement or movement science courses
Experience Essential
  • Substantial previous NHS experience working in core areas of physiotherapy including neurology, musculoskeletal, respiratory and rehabilitation.
  • Experience of supervision & training of assistants or students
  • Managing caseload of an area/ward including daily communication/interaction with all relevant parties.
  • Active member of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Previous experience working as a band 6 or equivalent level specialist neurological physiohtherapist
  • Experience of being a student clinical educator.
  • Community based role experience
  • Undertaken or participated in a service delivery project, quality improvement project or audit
Skills and Knowledge Essential
  • Knowledge of NHS systems, policies, procedures and current changes
  • Sound therapeutic and clinical knowledge about common neurological conditions.
  • Proven time management skills
  • Ability to organise and prioritise own caseload whilst managing others/ other service needs.
  • Evidence of compliance with local and regulatory patient record keeping.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Applies evidence based practice.
  • Ability to effectively recognise and manage clinical and non-clinical complications and risks.
  • Ability to work with patients who may display challenging behaviours.
  • Ability to work effectively within a multidisciplinary team
  • Able to provide teaching/ training to variety of audiences e.g. colleagues within and outside the service, patients and their carers.
  • An understanding of clinical audit and quality improvement processes
  • Experience of applying a variety of outcome measures.
  • Ability to formulate clear problem lists, treatment plans and goals.
  • IT literacy / presentation skills.
  • Undertaking of a clinical audit and/or quality improvement project.
  • Experience or training in behaviour change models/approaches (e.g. coaching skills, Motivational Interviewing, Bridges SelfManagement).
  • Knowledge of relevant specialist treatment and adjuncts such as: spasticity management; vestibular rehabilitation, splinting or casting; posture and seating systems; FES; aquatic physiotherapy.
Attitudes, aptitudes, personal characteristics Essential
  • Able to demonstrate CNWL values: compassion, respect, empowerment, partnership.
  • Self-motivated and self-directed.
  • Team worker
  • Able to demonstrate resilient behaviour.
  • Able to work under pressure and be flexible
  • Committed to personal and team development
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to adapt accordingly.
  • Evidence of good problem-solving skills
  • Promotes and advocates for the physiotherapy profession
  • Promotes and advocates for the neurological population
  • Demonstrates a commitment to career development.
Other Essential
  • Able to travel independently within local community and has access to an appropriate vehicle for work purposes.
  • Able to carry out moderate to intense physical effort throughout the working day.
  • Able to spend prolonged periods at a computer and with the ability to work from home when required, to meet the needs of the service.

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