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Rotational Physiotherapist

Employer
Tameside & Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Ashton-under-Lyne
Salary
£25,655 to £31,534 a year Per Annum
Closing date
8 Aug 2022

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Profession
CBT Therapist / Other
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Rotational Physiotherapist - Band 5 - 37.5 hours - Permanent

We are looking for full time physiotherapists to join our Band 5 rotation working in friendly teams that are based across the community in Tameside. Rotational staff will get to experience working within different teams and alongside varied professional groups. This helps to build understanding and awareness of how the Trust and wider system operates plus providing an important opportunity to build links across different patient pathways. You will rotate between the in-patient rehabilitation unit, Community Physiotherapy, the Integrated Urgent Care Team, the Community Neurological Rehabilitation team and MSK outpatients. This posts are an excellent opportunity for newly qualified physiotherapists to develop their skills and knowledge working within supportive environments, where continuous professional development is supported through appraisal and internal and external training. You will need to have a BSc/Diploma in Physiotherapy and be registered with the HCPC or an undergraduate student nearing course completion. As rotations include working in our community services, you will need to be able to work from different bases and must therefore be able to meet the travel requirements of the post, have access to a car and hold a clean, valid UK driving licence. Some of the therapy services operate over a 7-day service, therefore you may be required to work weekends, late/early shifts and Bank Holidays.

Main duties of the job

To provide skilled physiotherapy assessment, treatment and advice to patients in a variety of settings that includes; Musculoskeletal Outpatients, Inpatient Intermediate Care, Integrated Urgent Care Team (IUCT), Community Physiotherapy and the Community Neurological Rehab Team

To undertake a key role in the assessment, diagnosis and formulation of physiotherapy treatment plans.

To advise and train patients, carers, families and staff of other agencies to ensure physiotherapy treatment is fully integrated into the patients care programme.

To represent the physiotherapy department in the inter-disciplinary team, providing advice to other health professionals.

To supervise physiotherapy assistants, technical instructors, physiotherapy students and assistant practitioners.

To be an autonomous practitioner being professionally and legally accountable for all aspects of their professional and clinical work.

The post holder will need a valid, up-to-date UK Driver's license and access to a car, insured for business use. Weekend working and late shift patterns will be required during time spent on Intermediate Care rotation

About us

Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust serves a community of 250,000 people across Tameside & Glossop. We provide a range of services both within the hospital and across our community for both adults and children.Our vision is to improve health outcomes for our population and influence wider determinants of health through collaboration with our health & care partners.

We have a clear set of values & behaviours which we expect all of our staff to demonstrate:
  • Safety
  • Care
  • Respect
  • Communication
  • Learning

We believe that the best organisations are those that reflect the communities they serve. We are therefore seeking to improve the diversity of our workforce to make it truly representative of our local population.

We actively encourage applications irrespective of race, age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage & civil partnership, or pregnancy or maternity. Recognising those communities that are underrepresented within our workforce, we would particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian & minority ethnic candidates, LGBTQ+ people & Disabled people.

Benefits include; flexible working, 27-33 days annual leave plus bank holidays, sick pay, NHS Pension Scheme, free eye tests and health checks, gym discount, free bicycle loan scheme, salary sacrifice car scheme, support with stress, bereavement, relationships, finance, and much more.

Job description Job responsibilities

SECTION 1- MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • To advise and train patients, carers, families and staff of other agencies to ensure physiotherapy treatment is fully integrated into the patients care programme.
  • Represent the physiotherapy department in the inter-disciplinary team, providing advice to other health professionals.
  • To supervise physiotherapy assistants, technical instructors, physiotherapy students and assistant practitioners.
  • To be an autonomous practitioner being professionally and legally accountable for all aspects of their professional and clinical work.
  • To undertake patient visits and attend meetings training etc hence have access to a vehicle and a valid, up-to-date UK Drivers license.
  • Work across 7 days including weekend days and Bank Holidays where the service operates across 7 days per week, 365 days per year.
  • To manage a caseload of patients.
  • Using evidence based/client centred principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions
  • To delegate appropriate work to unregistered staff within the multi-disciplinary team
  • To participate in the triage, assessment and treatment process for patients referred to the services in the current rotation.
  • To motivate patients to work with treatment programmes and towards treatment goals.
  • To provide treatment, which will include use of therapeutic electrical equipment, manual handling and therapeutic handling of patients.
  • Provide ongoing reassessment and evaluation of response to treatment and adjust goals accordingly.
  • To provide advice on patient care to other health, social and voluntary sector services

SECTION 2- KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
  • To communicate with patients/service-users/carers/relatives in any means required in a sensitive and appropriate manner (verbal, gesture, written)
  • To advise other agencies, health care professionals, carers and families in physiotherapy issues.
  • To provide reports as appropriate for other agencies e.g. social services.
  • To gain consent from patients and negotiate agreed goals and treatment plans
  • To be responsible for the safety and welfare of patients, colleagues and self during the treatment period in accordance with professional standards and health and safety regulations.
  • Assess for, prescribe and issue a range of equipment including mobility aids and aids to daily living.
  • To assess, plan, implement, analyse and review complex situations under supervision
  • To use therapeutic equipment, including electrical equipment, safely and be responsible for its safekeeping and maintenance
  • To manage people with chronic diseases and have the ability to recognise the need to refer to other agencies e.g. Medical consultants, social services or to discuss with more senior Physiotherapy staff.
  • To evaluate treatment approach and adjust accordingly
  • To report adverse incidents in accordance with Trust policy.
  • To work to standards set by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and national standards e.g. NSFs.
  • To demonstrate good time management skills to plan and prioritise own client caseload effectively.
  • To attend in-service training and mandatory training as per the Trust requirements
  • To be responsible for maintaining Patient records in line with Trust policy and professional standards.
  • To maintain patient confidentiality in accordance with the Data protection act and professional standards
  • To demonstrate a proactive approach to work
  • To assist in the training of other colleagues as appropriate
  • To support and supervise non-qualified colleagues.
  • To have a working knowledge of Trust policies/procedures and CSP code of conduct and adhere to these at all times
  • To participate in personal development review, and be responsible for complying with agreed personal development plan to meet set objectives
  • To participate in departmental staff meetings, unit development meetings and departmental audits
  • To be aware of, comment on and/or actively participate in changes on policies, procedures or service developments.
  • To embrace and support line management and the department in making service improvements within the workplace.
  • Participate in training and development activities that are relevant to the job role
  • To maintain own competency to practice through CPD activities and maintain CPD portfolio which reflects personal development
  • To be accountable for own actions, with support through regular supervision.
  • To be accountable for the delegation of work to unqualified staff
  • To participate in clinical audit projects as required by Tameside Hospital Foundation Trust
  • Taintain own professional standards and continued professional development file.



SECTION 3- EFFORT AND ENVIRONMENT
  • To have access to a vehicle for work, with insurance for business use, car tax and in date MOT and hold a valid full drivers license for driving in the UK
  • To keep up to date with and uphold safe manual handling techniques
  • To be able to use a computer and relevant software packages relevant to the job role
  • As part of contracted hours, to work weekend days and Bank Holidays where teams on the rotation provide a 7 day service.


Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Possess, or working towards HCPC registration
  • Possess, or working towards Bsc/Msc in Physiotherapy
  • Student experience within a healthcare setting
  • Ability to manage own caseload and prioritise workload
  • Ability to assess and plan treatment using a problem solving approach
Desirable
  • Previous experience at a band 5 level
  • Member of an appropriate special interest group


Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

245-AHP5RPHY-07-22
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