Hereford and Worcestershire Health and Care Trust have an exciting opportunity for a Band 5 Physiotherapist to join the Trust and be at the forefront of expert clinical practice and the transformation of services across beautiful Worcestershire.
We are fortunate to be able to offer a part time physiotherapy band 5 post at Pershore Community Hospital. This post is perfect for a band 5 looking for more of a work/life balance. The Pershore therapy team are warm, welcoming and highly skilled. Expect to be challenged and enjoy new and exciting development opportunities.
You can expect personal and professional development through in-service training program, with strong links already established between service partners within the county. The Trust provides a structure offering career mobility, coaching and/or mentoring. There is great potential for career growth, learning new skills and being involved with some exciting clinical developments
Main duties of the job
The roles will involve patient assessment and delivery of physiotherapy interventions to the adult population of Worcestershire. You will be faced with a variety of patient presentations, such as; orthopedics, neurology, frailty management and dementia care.
You will be required to assess, treat and manage a caseload of patients. The hospital has 26 beds in total and you will be a supplement to a full-time band 6 physiotherapist. To assist with case load management of the wider MDT or specific individual service requirements.
We would expect you to contribute to high quality, patient-centered care using evidence-based knowledge and skill. There will also be an opportunity to assist with service development and to teach and supervise other clinicians and students and help to shape the future workforce.
We are community hospitals, neighbourhood teams and community nursing services across Worcestershire and the provider of Mental Health and Learning Disability services across both Herefordshire and Worcestershire. We work in partnership with other organisations to keep our community well at home for as long as possible.
We provide services for people of all ages, across a range of settings, experiencing both physical and/or mental health conditions.
We have an open and supportive culture, recognised by the CQC and other external regulators. We want you to thrive, offering you every opportunity to develop. We will support you; help you fulfil your ambitions with a varied and flexible training programme; and empower you to make positive changes within your team or service. We endeavour to offer an attractive work-life balance, with flexibility in our approach to help you get the most out of your career.
We provide our staff with direct access to a wealth of resources to support their wellbeing, from our Staff Mental Health and Wellbeing Hub, to wellbeing festivals or access to free online exercise classes.
At the core of our values, we are committed to equality, diversity, inclusion and human rights. We take every opportunity to strengthen our approach to equality and diversity in delivering best patient care and the employment of our staff.
We would encourage you to visit the Trusts Recruitment Microsite, click the Employer Website link.
Job description Job responsibilities
- Demonstrate the values and beliefs of the organisation.
- Act as a role model to colleagues, maintaining the highest standards of professionalism.
- Use their initiative and take responsibility for the quality of their work and the service they provide to patients.
- Undertake physiotherapeutic assessments of patients with diverse complex and acute/chronic presentation, to determine clinical diagnosis and physiotherapy treatments needed, and to maintain records as an autonomous practitioner.
- Hold responsibility for own caseload and be responsible for a particular patient type, working without direct supervision.
- Deputise for Senior Physiotherapist
- Supervise and train health care professionals, carers and assistants in physiotherapeutic management, as appropriate. This includes working as a member of a Multi-Disciplinary Team.
For full details of the duties and criteria for the role please refer to the job description and person specification attached.
Person Specification Experience Essential
- Completed rotations in the core areas of practice during physiotherapy degree course.
- No previous experience as a band 5 required
- Experience of delegation to unqualified staff
- Experience of audit
- Experience of working in a variety of clinical specialities
- Degree in Physiotherapy
- HCPC registration
- Relevant validated clinical course/s
- Evidence of relevant post Graduate courses/CPD, maintained in portfolio
- Good knowledge of physiotherapy in relevant areas.
- Awareness of audit
- Awareness of research processes
- Understanding of frailty
- Understanding of dementia management
- Awareness of falls and prevention within inpatient settings
Additional Criteria Essential
- Committed to personal and team development
- Able to meet the travel requirements of the post
Skills & Abilities Essential
- Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English (verbal/written)
- Self-directed learning
- Good critical appraisal skills
- Teaching and presentation skills
- Knowledge of IT skills
- Ability to work independently/ collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary team
- Ability to maintain contemporaneous, accurate and up to date records
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