Neurological Physiotherapist (Maternity Cover).

Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
Depending on experience per annum inclusive of Outer London HCAS
Closing date
21 Aug 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 5
Full Time
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The adult community physiotherapy team has 2 full time maternity vacancies for physiotherapists to work in our Neurological Community Physiotherapy service and our Community Stroke Rehabilitation Team. This could be for a B5 with community experience with a keen interest in neurology physiotherapy or an existing B6 with similar interest. We wish to fill with a dynamic passionate physiotherapist who wishes to join our existing team of band 7's, band 6's, band 5 and technical instructors. Do you have a specific interest in community working? Our service provides assessment and treatment of adult domiciliary patients, neurological outpatients and falls prevention group.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for an enthusiastic clinician, keen to work with us in shaping and developing our services to meet the challenges of delivering appropriate care in the right place and at the right time. We need you to be passionate about making a difference to patients and their families. We are continually looking at our service delivery and how our services can integrate more fully to provide 1st class care to the population we serve

About us

In return we can provide flexible work options, support for CPD and opportunities for broad personal development. Enfield Community Services has a long history of managing the health needs of the diverse and multicultural population of this North London borough. We pride ourselves on integrated working, not only within the wider therapy team of which you will be part but also with other health professionals in acute and primary care, local authority and voluntary sectors.

If you don't know Enfield we are on the edges of London and have easy access to central London as well as enjoying the benefits of the nearby greenbelt. We are a dynamic trust- scoring Good during our latest CQC inspection.

Please telephone to discuss further or arrange an informal visit.

Jane Hitchman 02087023062

Job description Job responsibilities

  • To be professionally and legally accountable for all aspects of own work and that work delegated to support staff.
  • To undertake a comprehensive assessment of patients referred to the service, including those presenting with diverse problems or complex multi pathologies: using a high level of clinical reasoning and assessment techniques to provide an accurate clinical diagnosis.
  • To utilise an extensive knowledge of evidence based practice and treatment options to select and deliver a specialised physiotherapy programme to individual patients and plan their successful discharge.
  • To take responsibility for a delegated caseload, ensuring that the other professionals are involved as required.
  • To ensure that patients and carers are involved in the planning of their care, using negotiation skills as appropriate
  • To assess patient understanding of treatment proposals, gain valid informed consent and have the capacity to work within a legal framework with patients who lack capacity to consent to treatment.
  • Use a range of verbal and non-verbal communication tools to communicate effectively with patients and carers to progress rehabilitation and treatment programmes. This will include patients who may have difficulties in understanding or communicating.
  • When working in community and domiciliary settings, to work safely as lone practitioner with telephone support from a more senior physiotherapist as required.
  • To be responsible for maintaining accurate comprehensive patient treatment records in line with Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) /HCPC standards of practice and EH/BEHMHT policies and to communicate assessment and treatment results to the appropriate disciplines in the form of reports and letters.
  • Represent physiotherapy service and/or individual patients at meetings, or case conferences, to ensure delivery of a co-ordinated multidisciplinary service, and integrate physiotherapy treatment into the over arching care package. This will include discussion of patient care, patient progress and involvement in discharge planning.
  • Provide skilled physiotherapy advice to others regarding the management and care of patients.
  • To offer supervision and support to assistant and TI staff within the service as required and to alert line manager if any significant concerns are identified.
  • To use relevant clinical outcome measures to demonstrate efficacy of intervention.
  • Apply a sound knowledge of clinical governance and risk management both to own caseload and that delegated to support staff.

  • Person Specification OTHER ESSENTIAL FACTORS Essential
    • Minimum of 6 months post graduate experience.
    • Minimum of 6 months NHS experience as a physiotherapist.
    • Car owner/driver with valid UK driving license and car available for work purposes.

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