Rotational Physiotherapist, Band 5 Permanent - full time - 37.5 hours per week
Greenwich and Bexley Community Health services are seeking an enthusiastic physiotherapist to join our community team to participate in our growing band 5 rotational scheme. This is a fantastic opportunity for band 5 staff to develop skills and knowledge. Rotations will include community assessment and rehabilitation, intermediate care, Neuro rehab team and MSK service.
Main duties of the job
You will be guided and supported through six monthly rotations by senior staff. Each rotation builds on previous experience enabling further development of clinical competencies. You will also be able to access a wealth of training through regular in service training and on the job time with experts in their fields of work.
The ethos of the service is to work in a multidisciplinary way promoting holistic working to ensure that all the care needs of the client are met to improve the quality of life.
You will need to be a versatile, adaptable team player who has good organisational skills. You will be required to use multiple computer systems therefore a good knowledge of IT is essential.
Please note that Oxleas operates a probationary period, further information is available on request.
Oxleas offers a wide range of NHS healthcare services to people living in South East London and Kent and to people in prison. Our services include community health care such as district nursing and speech and language therapy, care for people with learning disabilities and mental health care such as psychiatry, nursing and therapies. Our multidisciplinary teams look after people of all ages and we work in close partnership with other parts of the NHS, local councils and the voluntary sector and through our new provider collaboratives. Our 4,000 members of staff work in many different settings including hospitals, clinics, prisons, children's centres, schools and people's homes. We have over 125 sites in a variety of locations across the London Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley Greenwich and into Kent and manage hospital sites including Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup and Memorial Hospital in Woolwich as well as the Bracton Centre, our medium secure unit for people with mental health needs. We are one of the largest providers of prison health services providing healthcare to prisoners across Kent and South London. We are proud of the care we provide and our people Our purpose is to improve lives by providing the best possible care to our patients and their families. This is strengthened by our new values: We're Kind We're Fair We Listen We Care
Job description Job responsibilities
The Community assessment and rehabilitation service is an integrated service with health and social care, providing Rehabilitation, including Dietetics, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Speech and language Therapy and Nursing to adult clients living in the borough of Greenwich, across various community settings and in their homes.
The Greenwich MSK service is an assessment, triage and treatment service which receives referrals that may have otherwise been directed to secondary care. Patients are seen in a clinic setting across the borough. Patients present with a range of complaints causing them pain, movement impairment or reduced function. Patients are seen in clinic settings across the borough.
- To be responsibility for a designated caseload of patients. To organise this caseload efficiently and effectively with regards to clinical priorities
- Undertake client assessment using standardised assessment tools and/or the single assessment process
- Recommend appropriate interventions to promote independence and safety
- Monitor client status, using clinical judgement and knowledge in regards to progressing and/ or making minor modifications to treatment programmes
- Maintain effective multidisciplinary communications in order to ensure that treatment goals are met and a high quality service is provided to clients
- Ensure safe, appropriate and effective provision, installation and demonstration of equipment and further develop knowledge of minor/major adaptation provision and teach necessary techniques to ensure patient safety.
- To work in a co-ordinated multidisciplinary manner, communicating effectively with other team members and the wider clinical and social network involved in client care
- To undertake and advise on moving and handling of patients and apply manual handling techniques to assess and treat patients.
- To have knowledge and understanding of specialist assessments and be able to select and execute these, then process and interpret the results.
Person Specification Qualification Essential
- Physiotherapy Degree Qualification or equivalent
- Relevant experience at undergraduate/post graduate level
- shows range of different physio skills
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