An opportunity has arisen in BaNES Therapies Team for a skilled physiotherapist to work across inpatient and community secondary care mental health services. The Therapies Team is a multi-professional mental health team that consists of a range of allied health professionals and psychological therapists. We are looking for someone who is highly motivated, has a broad range of knowledge and skills and is either experienced in working with people who have mental health needs or is open to learning about working in this highly rewarding setting. Within this role there is flexibility of working hours including opportunities to carry out non-clinical work tasks from home. You will also benefit a manageable caseload size to allow engagement in CPD and training opportunities.
If you have any questions about working within a mental health service please feel free to contact us using the details below for an informal conversation about the role and service.
Main duties of the job
The successful candidate will be responsible for prioritising and providing physiotherapy assessments, planning, advising, treating, evaluating and discharge. The post holder will work across two wards (a dementia ward and an adult acute ward) as well as mental health service users who live in the community.
The post holder will be supported by and supervise a physiotherapy technician and an active life trainer.
The physiotherapy needs of the service users on this caseload are diverse, and give opportunity for the post holder to use musculoskeletal, neurological and respiratory skills.
We are AWP (Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust)
a diverse organisation with over 5,000 dedicated staff providing inpatient and community-based mental health care.
We provide services from a range of locations to approximately 1.8 million people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon, across the county of Wiltshire and in parts of Dorset. Our outstanding people promote mental health and wellbeing.
The expertise and resources within AWP are dedicated to a person-centred approach for those who use our services and for all employees. We recognise that happy and fulfilled employees give better care.
At AWP we actively encourage applicants from all backgrounds; we are particularly keen to encourage applications from people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, those with disabilities and from the LGBTQ+ community. We want people to bring their unique blend of experiences, backgrounds, perspectives and knowledge to AWP, as diversity makes us stronger.
Job description Job responsibilities
To assess, plan, implement and evaluate specialist physiotherapy interventions for patients with mental health problems, individually and in groups, both in hospital and in the community.
To keep patient clinical records and statistics as per trust and professionalguidelines with the use of information technology
To work in a collaborative and co-operative manner with other health careprofessionals, patients and their families
To ensure that the physiotherapy technician receives adequate training,supervision and support and that the delegation of tasks is appropriate to his/her abilities and grade
To be responsible for education and supervision of physiotherapy students
To adhere to Chartered Society of Physiotherapy standards of physiotherapy practice
To develop and maintain clinical skill and mandatory training through a variety of learning opportunities and provide evidence of clinical competence through the development and maintenance of a personal professional portfolio
To work in accordance with professional and Trust policies and procedures to ensure compliance with the law.
To care for own health & safety as well as that of patients and other members of staff
To undertake small projects to support the physiotherapy service i.e. auditresearch.
To help develop the service and attend relevant meetings.
Person Specification Essential Essential
- HCP Registered Physiotherapist
- Knowledge of Mental Health
- Flexible and able to adapt to change/unpredictable circumstances
- Highly developed communication skills - both in writing and verbally
- Be able to demonstrate the application of physiotherapeutic interventions in a variety of settings.
- Experience of working with clients in community settings
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