Part time up to 32.0 hours per week (Job share considered)
Are you looking for a new challenge? We are looking for a physiotherapist who is forward thinking and passionate about patient care and rehabilitation. The post is based with the Keswick Community Rehab Team, in the heart of the beautiful Northern Lake District.
We are looking for someone who enjoys the stimulus of working in a team, and is happy to contribute ideas towards developing the service, but someone who can also be confident in their clinical judgement to work alone as required.
You will need to be experienced in managing patients with a variety of conditions, and be able to use your assessment and clinical judgement skills to the full. Ideally, you will also have some community experience.
Our team has a varied caseload, and patients are seen in their own homes (including residential and nursing homes); in community hospital beds or Interim Health beds; in group-based sessions or as individual outpatients.
The team works very closely with members of the MDT, as well as Adult Social Care and other agencies, and is part of the wider team of the Keswick & Solway ICC.
7 day working is required on a rota basis. Informal visits or queries welcome from existing experienced Band 6's, and also from those thinking about their next career progression. 01946 853333 option 7
Main duties of the job
The main function of the Community Rehabilitation Team within the ICC is the prevention of unnecessary hospital admissions, facilitation of early discharge from the hospital setting and provision of patient centred support. This may be in the form of rehabilitation and/or care support plans.
You will be expected to be part of our Lead Professional of the Day rota, Discharge to Assess and contribute to the rapid response functions of the team.
The ICC also delivers group based rehabilitation, and provides input to the in-patients of Keswick Hospital and the local health-funded Interim beds.
The post holder will use their professional knowledge and skills to support physiotherapy students on placement, and contribute to the ongoing learning and development of staff within the team and local MDT.
The successful applicant would be supported by a team of Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Assistant Practitioners, Rehab Assistants, Home Care Practitioners and Hub coordination staff. We work very closely with the local GPs, District Nurses and Mental Health Team, as well as Adult Social Care and other agencies.
The core working hours of the service are Mon to Fri 8.30-16.30 but the post holder will be included on a rota to cover late shifts, weekend working and Bank Holidays. This is to support ICC working 7 days a week, 365 days a year 8am until 8pm.
As the post is a community post, a car driver is essential. A lease car scheme is available if required.
About us Healthcare Professionals returning to practice, moving into new roles or changing clinical environments, may access an agreed preceptorship period.
At NCIC, we have an ambition to deliver outstanding hospital and health services to half a million people. Established on 1st October 2019, the Trust is creating a centre of excellence in providing rural and remote healthcare and provides a wide range of community and acute services throughout north Cumbria and beyond. We're responsible for delivering over 70 services across 15 main locations and we employ more than 6,500 members of staff.
Our 5 key principles demonstrate our belief in the delivery of 'safe, high quality care every time'.
- Being a clinically led organisation
- Quality and safety at the heart
- A positive patient experience every time
- A great place to work
- Managing our money well
As an organisation we are serious about supporting a diverse workforce that reflects our local community and are very much focused on being an inclusive and compassionate place to work.
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As part of the one of the largest employers in the UK NCIC future employees will have also access to the following benefits.
A lease car may be available for this position; further details will be provided upon appointment if applicable.
27 day holiday scheme rising to 33 after 10 years
Flexible working Scheme
Excellent opportunities for development
Competitive NHS Pension scheme
Access to NHS discounts with retailers and leisure companies
EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) a free, confidential counselling and information service to assist with personal or work-related problems
These schemes are subject to availability
Person Specification Experience Essential
- Completion of core junior rotations (Respiratory/neurological/musculo-skeletal/elderly care)
- Evidence of Continuing Professional Development
- Experience of working within the NHS
- Previous experience of working at a Band 6 level
- Experience of working within a community setting.
- Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team
- Teaching / Mentoring of healthcare professionals
- CSP recognised Degree/Diploma or equivalent in Physiotherapy
- HCPC registered
- Evidence of attendance at relevant post graduate courses
- Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
- Good Knowledge of Evidence Based Clinical Practice within Rehabilitation
- Good Knowledge of Continuing Professional Development/Lifelong Learning
- Knowledge and understanding of Clinical Governance including Risk Management
- Understanding of Professional Code of Conduct and confidentiality
- Knowledge of key NHS drivers for change and implications for Physiotherapy services
- Knowledge of management of patients with long-term conditions and falls
- Knowledge of clinical audit and outcome measures, and their use in service improvement
Skills & Aptitudes Essential
- Ability to communicate effectively.
- Ability to work as part of a team.
- Good organisational and time management skills.
- Ability to organise workload of self and others.
- Ability to motivate self and others
- Relevant practical physiotherapy skills
- The post holder needs good IT skills, the ability to input data, communicate via email and search for evidence based practice.
Personal Circumstances Essential
- Patient focused.
- Full UK driving licence required - Able to travel independently, (and at times) transport patients and /or equipment across the locality.
- Able to work 7 days per week.
- Flexible. Reliable. Friendly and approachable.
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