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Homefirst Physiotherapist Assessor

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year Per annum
Closing date
29 Sep 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
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The Homefirst team is part of the integrated community team in the North comprising of registered and non-registered nursing, therapy and administrative staff working collaboratively with partner organisations to support the intermediate care needs of our local population.

This position is open to Physiotherapists with experience of working in the community and wish to develop their assessment, care planning and reablement skills whilst being part of a dynamic, integrated, multiagency, multidisciplinary team.

You will be responsible for assessment, planning and implementation of care and assist in the interpretation of information relevant to the patient's condition/progress, identify problems and needs and set realistic goals. You will need excellent organisational skills along with a wide knowledge base and experience of working in older person's services.

We will offer a working environment in which to develop your clinical and interpersonal skills, a structured in-service training programme; appraisal and supervision system.

We are based in Bodmin and cover north Cornwall, from the Devon border down the north coast to Wadebridge, Bodmin and Lostwithiel to Fowey, Par and St Blazey on the south coast, a UK driving license and access to a vehicle for work use is essential.

This is a part time post, days are planned over a 7 day rota, this post does involve regular weekend working and the successful candidate must be flexible with their working days. We cover 8am-8pm.

Main duties of the job

You will need to be able to a triage, assess and provide evidence based treatment plans for adults within the catchment area, either in their own homes or nursing and care homes.

To work alongside the wider multidisciplinary teams within the community, liaising with the community and acute hospitals, Adult Social Care and the Voluntary Services.

Provide support for the band 5 physiotherapist in the Community Rehabilitation Team.

About us

We're an NHS community and mental health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people's physical and mental health. We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability.We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you'll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK.Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff.We work in people's homes, in community clinics and bases. Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner.Just over 532,000 people live here. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon. As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increases the numbers of people who use our services.

Job description Job responsibilities

For full information of the roles and responsibilities of this role, please see the attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification Education & Qualifications Essential
  • Degree or diploma in Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy ,Nursing
  • HCPC registered, NMC Registered
  • Evidence of appropriate postgraduate courses and CPD to support practice, to degree equivalent level
Knowledge and Abilities Essential
  • Confident and competent leadership with the ability to work in diverse and complex situations
  • Proven leadership qualities, including the ability to motivate a team and negotiation skills
  • Awareness of safeguarding policies and procedures
Skills and Aptitude Essential
  • Clear understanding of clinical effectiveness and the need to provide evidence based care
  • Teaching, Assessing, coaching and mentoring skills to facilitate an effective learning environment for staff and students
Experience Essential
  • Substantial post registration clinical experience in a similar role
  • A broad range of clinical experience in a variety of community and inpatient settings
  • Extensive experience of working within a multidisciplinary team
  • Experience of managing the risks associated with working in a lone working environment

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