B6 Specialist Physiotherapist

Cheshire & Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
16 Aug 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 6 Specialist Physiotherapist with well rounded clinical experience to join our established Care Community Team based in Princeway Health Centre in Frodsham.

We are looking for an individual who can prioritise, think on their feet and utilise their clinical skills and knowledge in a creative way to support our patients to optimise their independence in their own environment. Excellent communication skills are key.

As this role involves the assessment and treatment of patients in their own environment, access to transport for work purposes is also essential.

This post is part time - 26 hours per week.

Main duties of the job

To work autonomously as a specialist physiotherapy practitioner within an integrated community care team to deliver a high-quality physiotherapy service through assessment and treatment of patients referred with complex rehabilitation needs within Western Cheshire.

To work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team and communicate information to those agencies (either health or social background) involved, to meet the needs of the patient & plan effective care.

To participate in departmental In-service Training and Journal Club activities to further consolidate knowledge base and specialist clinical skills. Participate in the CPD programme to share these skills with therapy and nursing colleagues.

To provide supervision, teaching and support to senior and junior staff, assistant staff and act as a clinical educator for undergraduate students.

About us

CWP provides health and care services for local people, including mental health, learning disability, community physical health and all-age disability care - including the provision of three GP surgeries.

Our aim is to help people to be the best they can be, adopting a compassionate, person-centred approach to everything we do. We were recently rated as Outstanding for Caring by the Care Quality Commission with a Good rating overall.

We have been recognised by the Health Service Journal as one of the top places to work in the health service for the last two years running. CWP also scored the highest in the north west (among mental health, learning disability and community Trusts) for staff recommending CWP as a place to work in the NHS Staff Survey 2020.

We have services across Wirral and Cheshire, as well as Trafford, Warrington, Bolton, Halton and Liverpool - and provide specialist services for the North West as a whole.

Apply now to join our skilled and friendly teams and help us to deliver our vision to improve health and wellbeing by providing high quality care. We offer a variety of roles at all levels.

CWP are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

We welcome applications from people who have direct experience of accessing our services.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please download a copy of the job description for full details.

Recruitment selection processes are based on competence (see Person specification) and values.

CWP recruits people that can demonstrate the Trusts Values and Behaviours in their everyday life. Therefore, if you are invited to interview, you will be undertaking aValues Based Interview/Assessment,which explores not only what you do but how and why you do it.

Before applying, we encourage you to review the Trusts Values and Behaviours which are the 6 Cs Communication, Competence, Courage, Care, Compassion and Commitment. A Guide to completing your application form can be accessed on the right side of this page under the job description.

The Supporting Information Section in your application should therefore reflect your understanding of the Trusts Values and associated Behaviours. You will be expected to provide us with examples from work experience and/or personal life which demonstrate these values through your behaviour.

If your disability meets the definition set out in the Equality Act 2010, and you can show that you meet the essential criteria described in the person specification for an available position, please answer YES to the question: Do you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme? Please also inform the team if you have any special support needs to be considered as part of the interview and selection processes.

We offer a guaranteed interview scheme for our Armed Forces community. Please answer YES to the question in the application form.

All new clinical support staff will be required to have completed or working towards the Care Certificate (CWP In-house 2 day training to be completed within 6 months of start date).

Please note applicants will be required to pay for their DBS check. Costs are deducted from salary following appointment.You are encouraged to enrol for the DBS Update Service. A small annual fee of £13 per year applies.

New entrants to the NHS will commence on the minimum of the scale stated above.

CWP encourages and supports all staff to become vaccinated against COVID-19.

Applicants are advised to apply early as if a large number of applications are received for this post we reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the advertised date.

If you experience any technical difficulties or need help when making an application please contact our Recruitment Team on 01244 393100.

Good luck with your application. We hope to welcome you to Team CWP very soon.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Diploma/Degree in Physiotherapy
  • Evidence of relevant postgraduate courses
  • HCPC registration
  • Clinical educators course
  • Member of Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP)
Knowledge and Expertise Essential
  • Scientific and clinical knowledge of physiotherapy Practice in line with evidence-based practice
  • Professional guidelines and codes of conduct
  • Trust and Services policies procedures
  • Evidence of CPD and portfolio demonstrating interest in a specialist area
  • Commitment to Continuous Professional Development
  • Access to transport for work purposes
  • Adherence to the Code of Ethics and Professional Standard of CSP and the HPC
Experience Essential
  • Minimum of 2 years post graduate experience, including a broad range of working in relevant fields
  • Commitment to training and development
  • Team working
  • Reflective practice
  • Experience of student clinical supervision
  • Experience of day-to-day supervision of Band 5 and/or support staff

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