Specialist Physiotherapist

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
Leigh, Greater Manchester
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
11 Oct 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced, enthusiastic and self-motivated physiotherapist to work in our in-patient Mental Health Services of the Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, providing physiotherapy expertise at our 5 ward hospital in Leigh.

Ideal candidates will be dynamic and forward thinking, work effectively in a wide MDT team, and possess excellent communication skills. The post-holder must be committed to professional development through support, training and supervision, which will be essential due to the evolving nature of this service. You will be HCPC registered and have experience working across a broad range of health settings in a range of specialities. Experience working in older adult care with an interest in the mental health field is beneficial.

Main duties of the job

You will be part of The Therapy Team at Atherleigh Park and this comprises of Activity Co-ordinators, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Psychologists and Therapy Assistants. You will supervise a Band 5 Physiotherapist and support staff.

You will provide assessment, treatment planning and provision for patients who have complex physical and psychological needs. This is includes the areas of MSK, falls / frailty management, long term conditions, physical activity/exercise and neurological conditions in a mental health setting. There is a strong health promotion ethos, with a great emphasis on improving our patient's physical health.

We are also committed to supporting additional training and development via our appraisal process. You will be supported through regular management supervision, good professional supervision through the Trusts Physiotherapy network and an excellent Trust training & development program and regular opportunities to engage in CPD activity.

About us

Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) Foundation Trust employs over6,400members of staff, who deliver services from more than160locations.

We provide inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bolton, the city of Manchester, Salford,Trafford and the borough of Wigan, and a wide range of specialist mental health and substance misuse services across Greater Manchester, the north west of England and beyond.

Greater Manchester is one of the world's most innovative, original and exciting places to live and work. From the beauty of the surrounding countryside to the heart of the vibrant inner city with great shopping, entertainment and dining options.

Wherever you go you will experience a great northern welcome with people famed for their warmth, humour and generosity.

Our people enjoy their work, have opportunities to learn and develop their skills and are encouraged to generate new ideas that improve care for our service users

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description and person specification

Staff benefits
  • Pay Enhancements 30% additional for Evenings (8pm onwards) and Saturdays and 60% additional for Sundays and Bank holidays.
  • 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays rising to 29 after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years
  • Excellent pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Salary sacrifice car scheme
  • Wellbeing programme
  • Blue Light Card Discounts

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Degree in Physiotherapy
  • HCPC Registration as Physiotherapist
  • Clinical Educators Course
Experience Essential
  • Post-qualification experience, involving experience of working in-patient, outpatient or community settings
  • Experience of effective Team Working
  • Experience working in mental health
  • Experience working with people with Dementia
Knowledge Essential
  • Knowledge of current best practice in physiotherapy
  • Knowledge of falls prevention strategies
  • To manage clinical caseloads efficiently and effectively
  • Ability to use Electronic Patient Records
  • Knowledge of mental health conditions and their impact on physical functioning
  • Specialist assessment tools and interventions that are appropriate to a Mental Healht setting

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