We have an exciting opportunity for a Static Band 5 Physiotherapist to work at Evesham Community hospital. The successful applicant will be at the forefront of expert clinical practice and the transformation of services in the beautiful riverside town, in the local community hospital, nestled in the Vale of Evesham.
This is a full time, permanent static position in the field of musculoskeletal practice, which will serve as an ideal foundation for anyone wanting to progress their skills in this area. Support will be provided within the local team, which includes Advanced Practitioners and a First Contact Practitioner. Support will also be accessible from other band 5s already based within the trust. A key role will involve lending support to our well-developed Practice Based learning for the students from the University of Worcester.
You can expect personal and professional development on a daily ad hoc basis and through a formal 5 weekly in-service training and clinical supervision programme. The Trust provides a structure offering career mobility, coaching and/or mentoring.
Main duties of the job
The role will involve patient assessment and delivery of physiotherapy interventions to the adult population of Worcestershire within a busy OP department based in the local community hospital.
You will be required to assess, treat and manage a very varied caseload of patients as we receive referrals from GPs, the acute sector of Worcestershire and Gloucestershire and self-referrals. This will include patients with acute conditions such as fractures and post-surgery, alongside more longstanding MSK conditions such as LBP, OA and tendinopathies.
We would expect you to contribute to high quality, patient-centered care using evidence-based knowledge and skill. There will also be an opportunity to assist with service development and to teach and supervise other clinicians and students and help to shape the future service delivery and workforce.
We are community hospitals, neighbourhood teams and community nursing services across Worcestershire and the provider of Mental Health and Learning Disability services across both Herefordshire and Worcestershire. We work in partnership with other organisations to keep our community well at home for as long as possible.
We provide services for people of all ages, across a range of settings, experiencing both physical and/or mental health conditions.
We have an open and supportive culture, recognised by the CQC and other external regulators. We want you to thrive, offering you every opportunity to develop. We will support you; help you fulfil your ambitions with a varied and flexible training programme; and empower you to make positive changes within your team or service. We endeavour to offer an attractive work-life balance, with flexibility in our approach to help you get the most out of your career.
We provide our staff with direct access to a wealth of resources to support their wellbeing, from our Staff Mental Health and Wellbeing Hub, to wellbeing festivals or access to free online exercise classes.
At the core of our values, we are committed to equality, diversity, inclusion and human rights. We take every opportunity to strengthen our approach to equality and diversity in delivering best patient care and the employment of our staff.
We would encourage you to visit the Trusts Recruitment Microsite, click the Employer Website link.
Job description Job responsibilities
Demonstrate the values and beliefs of the organisation.
Act as a role model to colleagues, maintaining the highest standards of professionalism.
Use their initiative and take responsibility for the quality of their work and the service they provide to patients.
Provide a physiotherapy service within a defined area, working as part of a specialist MSK physiotherapy team.
Undertake physiotherapeutic assessments of patients with diverse, complex and acute/chronic presentation, to determine clinical diagnosis and physiotherapy treatments needed, and to maintain records as an autonomous practitioner. Hold responsibility for own caseload and be responsible for a defined area of the service/particular patient type, working without direct supervision.
Deputise for Senior Physiotherapists.
Supervise and train students, health care professionals, carers and assistants in physiotherapeutic management, as appropriate. This includes working as a member of a Multi-Disciplinary Team.
For full details of the duties and criteria for the role please refer to the job description and person specification attached.
Person Specification Knowledge Essential
- Good knowledge of physiotherapy in relevant areas
- Awareness of audit
- Awareness of research processes
Skills and Abilities Essential
- A positive attitude and able to act on feedback
- Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English (verbal/written)
- Self-directed learning
- Good critical appraisal skills
- Teaching and presentation skills
- Knowledge of IT skills
- Ability to work independently/ collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary team
- Able to maintain judgement and work effectively under pressure
- Effective time management
- Ability to maintain contemporaneous, accurate and up to date records
- Diploma / Degree in Physiotherapy
- HPC registration
- Relevant validated clinical course/s
- Evidence of relevant post Graduate courses/CPD, maintained in portfolio
- Experience of working in a variety of specialities
- Experience of delegation to unqualified staff
- Experience of audit
Additional Criteria Essential
- Committed to personal and team development
- Reliable and flexible
- Confident and enthusiastic
- Friendly and approachable
- Able to meet the travel requirements of the post
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