Are you an experienced physiotherapist, passionate about working with children and young people? Do you have an interest in leadership? Are you looking to progress your career in a friendly team and people-centred organisation?
If so, we would be delighted to receive your application for this Band 7 vacancy in our Children and Young People's (CYPS) Physiotherapy team in Gloucestershire.
The CYPS Physiotherapy service provides Physiotherapy across Gloucestershire for children and young people from birth - 19 years, who may present with a range of conditions. We work in partnership with children, young people, their families and carers in a variety of settings including special and mainstream schools, patient's homes and community clinics. The service also provides cover to the paediatric inpatient unit at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital and neonatal intensive care unit.
The caseload of the post holder and travel required will be based on service need. The post holder will be expected to contribute to leadership of the team and take on supervisory responsibilities. We are committed to supporting CPD, and you will be supported with regular clinical supervision. This post is subject to a DBS screen The qualification, training & requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.
Main duties of the job
- Assessment and treatment of children and young people from 0-19 years presenting with a range of childhood conditions in a range of settings
- To plan and organise own workload
- To be professionally and legally accountable for a designated patient caseload and to decide priorities for own work area, balancing other patient related and professional demands
- To practice within own scope of practice at all times
- To work within the relevant legal frameworks in the management of the patient, record keeping, safeguarding and sharing of information
- To participate in clinical supervision as a supervisee and supervisor within the team's structure
- To undertake the measurement and evaluation of own work through audit, outcome measurement, the application of evidence based practice and research as appropriate
- To attend and lead as required county-wide and locality team meetings
- To lead and contribute to in-service training and service development within the team
About us We are keen to develop a more representative diversity of our senior staff and particularly encourage applications from those individuals with protected characteristics - in particular from women, ethnic minorities, LGBTQ+ and disabled candidates.
The Trust aims to recruit and retain the best possible staff who, through the application of their skills, qualification and experience, will make a positive contribution to our business of providing quality health care services. It is the Trust's view that the costs associated with moving house in order to take up a post with us should not restrict our ability to recruit the excellent people we need; therefore, we support staff to relocate with our relocation policy.
This post requires the post holder to be able to undertake all statutory and mandatory training and post holders must be able to undertake physical interventions. Fitness for physical intervention will be assessed by Occupational Health.
A valid UK driving licence plus the use of own transport for business purposes is essential. For qualifying staff the Trust has a Lease Car Scheme in place and also offers a popular Salary Sacrifice Car Scheme with our partner Tusker.
Job description Job responsibilities
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At Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, we are supportive of the people we care for in the community and aim to provide a fully responsive service to everyone who needs it. This is the same approach we take for our employees. We look to value the skills and experiences of those we work with, whether they are service users, carers, families or those looking to work with us.
Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust is part of the NHS. We treat NHS patients according to NHS principles and standards. The difference is the Trust is accountable to local people, rather than to Government, and so we are able to work closely with our community to develop services in the way that best suits the needs of local people.
Person Specification Qualifications Essential
- Diploma/degree in Physiotherapy
- State Registered Physiotherapist (HCPC)
- Completion of Clinical Educators Course or equivalent
- Appropriate range of postgraduate clinical education
- Postgraduate experience as a qualified physiotherapist in a range of relevant settings
- Band 6 experience within children and young people's physiotherapy
- Experience of having supervised staff who are directly accountable to the post holder
- Evidence of participating in clinical and organisational audit, and service development
- Evidence of clinical leadership experience
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