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Specialist Neuro Rehab Physiotherapist

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
£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
Part Time
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The role will be working in the community with patients with complex neurological problems and progressive neurological conditions. You will have opportunities to work closely with other multidisciplinary teams in the community, primary care, the acute neuro rehab team, the Early supported discharge for stroke team and other outside agencies. There is an in-service training programme in place. The post is within a multidisciplinary team and you will work alongside our Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Psychologists, Speech and Language Therapists and Rehab assistants.

The post will be based at either the Brookfields Hospital or Hinchinbrooke Hospitaldependent on closeness to their home. The successful candidate will work in an agile manner using virtual consultation to manage their caseload of patients, having access to a smart phone and laptop to support this.

Main duties of the job

We are seeking an enthusiastic and dynamic Specialist Neuro Rehab Physiotherapist to join the Team. This role is to support the delivery of community neuro rehab to patients in their own homes. Close multidisciplinary work is a key way of working, providing a supportive environment for all staff. You will support patients with physical, cognitive and psychosocial challenges to achieve their potential and will be instigating, ultimately delivering better health, care and improved efficiency for our patients.

Staff personal and professional development is highly important to us and staff have the opportunity to receive training through in-service training as well as being supported to undertake a blended competency package to help you develop within your profession and role.

The ideal candidate will be flexible and adaptable to support service delivery.

The successful post holder will need to have access to a car and be able to travel across their work locality.

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.
  • To be professionally and legally accountable for all aspects for your own and delegated work.
  • To work within codes of practice and professional guidelines.
  • To undertake holistic assessment of patients with neurological problems (including those with complex presentations and cognitive problems) making use of specialist clinical reasoning skills.
  • To use evidence-based practice, to ensure clinical care is effective and appropriate.
  • To promote independence and wherever possible to avoid hospital admission and reduce inpatient length of stay to ensure those patients receive the appropriate care in the most appropriate setting.
  • Organise and manage own time, delegating work appropriately.
  • Conduct risk assessments and health and safety assessments and including immediately reporting any changes/newly identified risks.
  • To demonstrate the importance of gaining patient and carer consent in all interventions.
  • To effectively communicate verbally with patients, carers and colleagues using tact and persuasive skills. This may involve using skills where patients have difficulties in communication, e.g. hearing loss, diminished sight, depression, speech problems, cognitive impairment, behavioural problems and pain.
  • Participate in the development of the Neuro Rehab service and support organisational aims and objectives of the Integrated Care Teams, Neighbourhood Teams and the new model of care.
  • To work effectively within the integrated care team and neighbourhood team structure and liaise appropriately with members of the MDT and other agencies by attending MDT meetings, case reviews.
  • 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, patients 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.
  • To support the Advanced Practitioner with day to day planning and delivery of a high quality care.

  • Person Specification Education / Qualifications Essential
    • Degree or equivalent, e.g. BSc, MSc or Diploma entry level qualification into the OT profession
    • Current HCPC registration
    • Documented evidence of own continuing professional development
    • Willingness to undertake Fieldwork/Practice Educator qualification
    • Member of CSP
    • Member of ACPIN
    • Fieldwork/Practice Educator qualification
    Experience Essential
    • relevant post-graduate clinical experience in a variety of settings.
    • Experience of working in Neuro Rehab and post graduate training in the field of neuro rehab.
    • Experience of working with people with cognitive problems
    • Community experience
    • Experience of equipment provision
    Skills & Abilities Essential
    • Able to demonstrate commitment to high quality care and service provision
    Knowledge & Understanding Essential
    • Accepts responsibility and accountability for own work and can define the responsibilities of others
    • Understanding of relevant outcome measures
    • Recognises the limits of own authority within the role
    • Seeks and uses professional support appropriately
    • Understands the principle of confidentiality
    • Demonstrates professional curiosity
    • Demonstrate proactive response to maintaining registration with HCPC and/or other professional bodies
    • SystmOne
    Physical Requirements Essential
    • Kneel, bend & stoop, and work in cramped environments
    • Move and manoeuvre people and equipment
    • Manoeuvre patients using moving and handling aids
    • Must have access to a personal car and the ability to drive independently around the locality, due to the radius covered and lack of public transport in some areas
    Other Essential
    • Demonstrates empathy for the concerns of others
    • Listens to and understands directly and indirectly expressed feelings
    • Manages strong emotions and responds constructively to the source of problems
    • Shows respect for others' feelings, views and circumstances
    • In highly stressful situations keeps own feelings in check, takes constructive action and calms others down.
    • Has a range of mechanisms for dealing with stress, can recognise when to use them and does so
    • Positive approach to older people
    • Recognise peoples right to privacy and dignity, treating every person with respect
    • Willingness to embrace integrated model and new ways of working.
    • Willingness to be flexible in in approach and attitude

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