An exciting opportunity has arisen to join Lancashire Care Foundation Trust's Adult Community Network to work as a Band 6 Physiotherapist within the Home First Team. The team includes Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, social workers and review and assessment officers to step patients down from hospital and support deterioration in a patients physical functioning and wellbeing.
You will improve experience for patients and their families in relation to the discharge process; promote continuity of care from the acute into the community setting. Supporting patients following falls and providing support for the team
We are looking to appoint a dynamic, enthusiastic and forward thinking Physiotherapist to join our new service. The role will involve assessing patients within an intermediate care setting and patients own homes. The service will operate 365 days a year.
We are looking for a Physiotherapist with excellent communication skills who can demonstrate sound clinical assessment skills and who have the ability to work autonomously as well as part of a team.
Main duties of the job
To be responsible for the assessment, treatment, planning and delivery of evidence -based rehabilitation interventions.
Provide clinical triage and support the management of patient demand through the systemdischarging appropriately.
To work as part of the rehabilitation and or stroke/neurological service line and be responsible for assessment and management of a clinical caseload of patients with complex needs.
To undertake comprehensive assessment of patients with complex presentations, using investigative and analytical skills, to formulate an appropriate hypothesis and to determine a diagnosis and appropriate management plan
To establish individualised management and treatment plans, using clinical reasoning and utilising a wide range of evidence based treatment skills and options to formulate highly specialised interventions and programmes of care, which may include working with staff across organisational boundaries.
To promote health and reduce inequalities for all patients accessing the service, so that they may be able to maximise their potential in terms of health education and social well-being. Contribute to clinical leadership and supervision facilitating a culture of learning and reflective practice within podiatry.
Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.
The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.
Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as; term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.
Job description Job responsibilities
Please see the attached job description and person specification for more information about this role.
Person Specification Education/ Qualifications Essential
- Degree or equivalent
- Current professional registration with HPC as a physiotherapist and responsibility for maintaining this registration
- Evidence of CPD in related field of clinical expertise.
- Post graduate qualification in specialist field
- -Understanding of clinical governance framework and implications for practice including audit and research governance.
- -In-depth understanding of current NHS/government policy/Public Health/NICE guidelines on organisational change and the ability to adapt these appropriately to local service needs through publication of documents.
- -Knowledge and appreciation of lone working risks - policy and procedure.
- -Treatment of a broad range of conditions relating to clinical speciality
- -Demonstrable evidence of improving and developing service and practice
- -Evidence of leading and implementing clinical change
- -Supervision and/or mentoring of staff/students.
Skills and Abilities Essential
- Ability to communicate highly complex pathologies and diagnostic reasoning to all levels in the medical and non-medical field at the appropriate level.
- -Sound knowledge of psycho-social problems and ability to gain patient confidence and co-operation.
- -Show initiative, enthusiasm and motivation for excellence and the development of self and others.
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