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Staff Wellbeing Physiotherapist

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Home based
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
9 Aug 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Full Time
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This is a Fixed-term 12 Month contract

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced and motivated physiotherapist to join our Staff Support Hub team! If you are a physiotherapist with an interest in using a holistic approach to support the health and wellbeing of staff working in health and social care then this could be the role for you!

Main duties of the job

  • To work as an autonomous practitioner within the Hub
  • To keep appropriate outcome measurement tools and contribute to the evaluation of the Hub
  • To work with individuals, groups and organisations to enable employers and staff to establish safe working practices and manage health issues
  • To deliver advice, treatment, individual or group rehabilitation, educational seminars, screening, risk assessments, workplace assessments and provide ergonomic advice - with the aim of enabling staff to improve their health and wellbeing
  • To restore an individual's fitness and capability to meet the demands of their role
  • To identify people's needs, agree goals and provide appropriate therapy interventions including equipment in conjunction with Staff Support Hub colleagues as necessary.
  • To keep the person at the centre of care, ensuring they participate in decision making.
  • To prioritise all referrals according to clinical need and to allocate or signpost appropriately.
  • To work closely with Staff Support Hub colleagues to ensure a holistic approach to employee rehabilitation, psychosocial issues and wellbeing as a whole
  • To promote the Staff Support Hub, and raise awareness of the relationship between work and health

About us

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust is a health & social care organisation dedicated to providing high quality care with compassion to improve the health & wellbeing of the people we care for, as well as supporting & empowering them to lead a fulfilling life.

Our clinical teams deliver many NHS services not only via inpatient and primary care setting but also with the community. These services include Children, Adult & Older Peoples mental & physical health, Forensic & Specialist mental health, Learning Disabilities, Primary Care & Liaison psychiatry, Substance misuse, Social care, Research & Development.

To achieve our goal, we look to recruit high calibre candidates that share our vision & values. As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applications from all sectors of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including disabled people & members of our ethnic minorities & LGBTQ+ communities.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for full details of responsibilities

The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough ICS Staff Support Hub provides health and wellbeing support to approximately 50,000 employees, trainees and volunteers working in health, social care and associated third sector organisations in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. Funded by NHS England, we are one of 40 hubs to provide support of this nature. We do this by providing support for individuals, teams and groups. We are an innovative and flexible team and welcome applications from those who represent the diversity of our local communities.

The post holder will work in conjunction with other members of the Hub team to provide physiotherapy education, support and signposting to staff working within the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Integrated Care System. You will work closely with occupational therapists and psychologists to ensure that a holistic approach is taken to enabling staff in health and social care in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough to improve their health and wellbeing.
  • To be responsible for the management of a specialist clinical caseload with guidance from the Staff Support Hub advanced practitioner occupational therapist and/or Clinical Lead
  • To be professionally and legally accountable for all aspects for your own and delegated work
  • To ensure effective assessment as part of the Staff Support Hub and undertake physiotherapy interventions for staff with long term conditions, musculoskeletal disorders and related psychological needs using a high level of clinical reasoning
  • To work within codes of practice and professional guidelines.
  • To use evidence-based practice, to ensure clinical care is effective and appropriate.
  • To promote independence and self care, ensuring staff receive the appropriate care in the most appropriate setting.
  • Attend reviews and meetings relevant to the staff member in relation to health and wellbeing.
  • Organise and manage own time, delegating work appropriately
  • To plan, carry out and evaluate health and wellbeing education and awareness groups in conjunction with Staff Support Hub colleagues
  • Conduct risk assessments and health and safety assessments, including immediately reporting any changes/newly identified risks.
  • To demonstrate the importance of gaining staff consent in all interventions.
  • To communicate effectively using both written and verbal skills, in an honest, empowering and diplomatic manner.
  • Participate in the development of the Staff Support Hub
  • To use outcome measures as appropriate.
  • To work effectively within the wider Staff Support Hub team, supporting staff stay at work or return to work swiftly.
  • To ensure that accurate and timely written records are kept which comply with the Trust policy and HCPC guidance, reporting on any issues as appropriate.
  • To provide specialist advice to all members of the multi-disciplinary team, service users and appropriate others, of changes involving current care plans, staff progress and other relevant matters that pertain to the care of the patient.
  • To work within Trust, HCPC and CSP guidelines and to have a good working knowledge of national and local standards of practice in line with legal and operational requirements.

  • Person Specification Education / qualifications Essential
    • Degree or equivalent, e.g. BSc, MSc or Diploma entry level qualification into the physiotherapy profession.
    • Current HCPC registration
    • Documented evidence of own continuing professional development
    • Member of CSP
    • Member of ACPOHE
    Experience Essential
    • Significant relevant post-graduate clinical experience in a variety of settings, including NHS
    • Experience working with individuals with musculoskeletal conditions, long term conditions and chronic pain
    • Experience of ergonomic assessment and specialist equipment provision
    • Lived experience of mental or physical health challenges
    • Telephone Triaging
    Skills and abilities Essential
    • Able to demonstrate commitment to high quality care and service provision
    • Understanding of clinical supervision
    • Time Management and prioritisation Skills.
    • Standard keyboard skills and ability to communicate through IT using packages such as Word
    • Experience of supporting unregistered staff e.g. supervision
    • Able to assess plan and implement care
    • Good report writing
    • Good communication skills
    • Ability to work flexibly as part of a team.
    • Ability to coach and empower individuals to develop self-management techniques
    Knowledge and understanding Essential
    • Accepts responsibility and accountability for own work and can define the responsibilities of others
    • Demonstrate proactive response to maintaining registration with HCPC and/or other professional bodies
    • Demonstrates professional curiosity
    • Understands the principle of confidentiality
    • Seeks and uses professional support appropriately
    • Recognises the limits of own authority within the role
    • Understanding of relevant outcome measures and application to practice

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