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Rapid Response Specialist Physiotherapist

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
£36,070 to £42,712 a year pa inc
Closing date
10 Aug 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Specialist Physiotherapist, Band 6

We are looking to appoint a committed, highly motivated, enthusiastic and skilled Band 6 Specialist Physiotherapist to our dynamic, integrated multi- disciplinary Rapid Response Team (RRT).

This is an exciting opportunity to join and develop our integrated collaborative working between Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust and Bexley Adult Social Services. Would you like to help us continue to improve our provision of health, social care and community support to the residents of Bexley.

RRT has been operational since 2013, since has gown and developed, RRT was one of the accelerator sites involved in the introduction and successful roll out of the NHS Urgent Community Response initiative. RRT is a multi- professional team consisting of Nurses, Physiotherapists,Occupational Therapists and Social Workers. The team aims to respond to crisis referrals within 2 hours and avoid unnecessary presentation to hospital and residential care, by supporting community patients who are in crisis and prevent direct hospital admissions.

The team provide holistic health and social care assessments for people over the age 18 years, who are registered with a Bexley GP and live in the Borough of Bexley. The team are based at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Woolwich and operates 7 days a week, on an 8am-8pm basis, providing an urgent community response to vulnerable people in the community.

Main duties of the job

The Physiotherapist will work as a part of the multi-disciplinary Rapid Response team including health and social services colleagues to meet the needs of patients referred to the team, ensuring the highest possible standards of practice. The post holder will be expected to deputise in the absence of the Deputy Managers for the clinical management of the care of patients referred to the team.

The Rapid Response Team aims to prevent inappropriate admissions to acute hospital wards, unnecessary Emergency Department attendances from the community and facilitate early discharges from hospital by acting as the gateway to Community Services within the Borough of Bexley. The post holder will conduct specialist Physiotherapy assessments for patients in Emergency Departments, Acute Medical Units and in the community. The team provides an integrated multi-professional assessment of health and social care needs. The post holder will assess and lead on recommending admission to intermediate care facilities for rehabilitation or refer to integrated health and social care community services for appropriate intervention, community follow up and case management. The post holder will also provide equipment necessary to maintain clients at home when urgently required following assessment.

About us

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:

Oxleas NHS Trust operates a Probationary Period, further details are available on request.

We're Kind

We're Fair

We Listen

We Care

Job description Job responsibilities

Demonstrate specialist theoretical knowledge of complex acute and long-term pathologies and impairments in the assessment of patients.

Work closely with other health professionals and social servicesand provide specialist Physiotherapy advice in meeting the needs of the clients.

Conduct a thorough holistic assessment of clients, obtaining consent in accordance with professional guidelines and local team procedures.

Recommend appropriate Physiotherapy interventions topromote independence and safety, utilising effective clinical reasoning skills and evidence-based practice.

Complete individual plans of care for patients who require input from integrated community services bed-based or home-based rehabilitation input.

Maintain effective multidisciplinary communicationwith other members of the team and the wider clinical network to ensure that clients needs are met.

Providespecialist Physiotherapy advice and support to client, carers and relatives based on clinical evidence and reasoning.

To use specialist knowledge to inform sound clinical judgements/decision making for case management

Ensure safe, appropriate and effective provision, installation and demonstration of equipment.

Participate in and when appropriate lead MDT meetings and complex family conferences.

Ensure management of clinical risk with complex patients, using advanced clinical reasoning skills.

To be able to identify when and how to terminate involvement or refer onwards to appropriate teams/services and completeinput in a timely, seamless manner.

Seek guidance from moreexperienced colleagues when required.

Person Specification Qualification Essential
  • Degree in Physiotherapy
  • Specialist training to Postgraduate Diploma level
  • UK HPC Registration
  • CPPD portfolio containing evidence of active involvement of CPPD activities
Experience Essential
  • Post registration experience of 2 years a Band 5 Physiotherapist including working within either community health or acute setting with complex cases as an autonomous practitioner
  • Experience of working with a wide range of complex conditions and providing specialist interventions using advance clinical reasoning skills and theoretical knowledge.
  • Experience within elderly care/intermediate care/community care
  • NHS experience
Skills Essential
  • Excellent written, verbal and non-verbal communication skills
  • Ability to overcome barriers to communication with patients and cares and demonstrate ability to impart complex, sensitive and contentious information
  • Knowledge of current Physiotherapy literature, frames of reference and models of intervention
  • Specialist clinical and theoretical knowledge and application of Physiotherapy assessments and interventions in relation to complex physical conditions and diagnosis
  • Experience of working with a wide range of complex conditions and providing specialist interventions using advance clinical reasoning skills and theoretical knowledge.
Knowledge Essential
  • Detailed knowledge of relevant legislation and current practice
Car Driver Essential
  • Use of a car for work
  • UK driving Licence

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