Specialist Physiotherapist - Community Rehabilitation, Band 5 or 6 Fixed Term Contract - 12 months Full Time - 37.5 hours per week ***Suitable for newly qualified staff for band 5 post or those who have 18 month plus experience for band 6 post*** ***Please ensure you read all documents, including supporting documents***
We are pleased to offer an exciting role to work in the award winning Greenwich Pulmonary Rehabilitation team. This established post provides an opportunity to gain excellent experience in the specialist COPD community service based at the Goldie Leigh site in Abbey Wood.
The services support adults within their home and in various community settings to enable them to reach their potential, gain functional independence and improve quality of life.
This post is suitable for a newly qualified physiotherapy graduate or someone with approximately 18 months experience looking for a band 6 role.
Main duties of the job
The role will include assessment and treatment tailored to the patients' needs, patient centred goal setting, and education about the condition. The post holder will be required to work in a multidisciplinary way and work jointly with the other team members to ensure that all care needs are met.
The COPD team comprises of physiotherapists, matrons, an oxygen specialist, a clinical psychologist, a LTC dietitian, assistants and administrative support. The team work closely along side secondary care, meeting weekly with specialist nurses and a respiratory consultant who acts as the clinical lead for the team.
The Pulmonary Rehabilitation physiotherapist, will be required to carry out holistic assessments of patients and deliver the pulmonary rehabilitation programme alongside your pulmonary rehabilitation colleagues. Pulmonary rehabilitation is delivered in two community venues in the borough of Greenwich.
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
- Maintain own client caseload
- Undertake client assessment using standardised assessment tools
- To work with the wider multidisciplinary team to devise a holistic care plan and ensure that all health and social needs are met in order to reduce any risks and maintain independence
- Recommend appropriate interventions to promote independence and safety
- To provide physiotherapy assessment as an autonomous and lone practitioner to clients, utilising effective clinical reasoning skills and evidence based practice to develop individual care plans
- 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 non stock equipment availability and use
- Contribute to meeting performance targets for the organisation
Person Specification Experience Essential
- minimum 18 months NHS post grad experience
- MDT working
- Delivery of groups
- supervision of staff/students
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Team working Essential
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