An exciting opportunity has arisen for a part time Band 6 Physiotherapist to join the inpatient therapy team at Launceston Hospital.
We are looking for a flexible, reliable person who enjoys working as part of a multi-disciplinary team and has leadership skills and qualities.
This post will be covering Launceston Hospital inpatients primarily, providing rehabilitation to a complex and varied caseload and facilitating timely discharge.
The Integrated Therapy Team also provides outreach into the East Cornwall community to follow up discharged patients in their home environments to achieve short term goals.
On occasions, there will be a requirement for the post-holder to support the local Community Rehabilitation Team, Home First Team and Liskeard Hospital inpatient team .
This is a part time role, working 18.75 hours
Ability to travel independently essential
Seven-day working could become an operational requirement of this post in the future.
Main duties of the job The purpose of the post is
Key Dimensions of the post are:
- To provide a high standard physiotherapy service, performing advanced assessments of patients including those with highly complex presentations, and from this formulating a diagnosis and treatment plan.
- To provide leadership for support staff and junior staff through supervision, training and appraisal.
- To participate in the planning and development of Physiotherapy Services within the designated team.
- To work predominantly in the in-patient setting but also community and rehabilitation outpatient departments as required.
- Seven day working could become an operational requirement of this post in the future.
- Specialist Physiotherapy Rehabilitation services, providing evidence based intervention to patient group.
- Specialist advice and support to Physiotherapy and the wider multidisciplinary team.
We're an NHS community and mental health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people's physical and mental health. We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability.
We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you'll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK.
Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff.
We work in people's homes, in community clinics and bases. Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner.
Just over 532,000 people live here. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon. As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increases the numbers of people who use our services.
Job description Job responsibilities
To view a detailed job description and person specification including the main responsibilities of this role please see supporting documents.
Person Specification Education and Qualifications Essential
- Professional qualification - Physiotherapy
- HCPC registered
- IELTS unless qualification taken in English
- Extensive experience of working within a multidisciplinary team.
- Experience of managing people, including qualified and unqualified, in clinical care.
- Experience of managing the risks associated with managing patients unsupervised and in a lone working environment.
Skills and Aptitude Essential
- High level of assessment and treatment skills
- Ability to travel independently when required to meet the requirements of the role
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