Highly Specialist Physiotherapist Neuro-Rehab (Inpatient)

Employer
West London NHS Trust
Location
Ealing
Salary
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum plus HCAS
Closing date
29 Sep 2022

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Profession
CBT Therapist / Other
Service
Adult
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a full time Band 7 Physiotherapist within the Neurological Rehabilitation team at Clayponds Hospital to work in our skilled and friendly MDT in West London.

This role would suit a clinician who wishes to develop their leadership skills while retaining a clinical role.

As the Band 7 Physiotherapist you will be expected to carry a clinical caseload and provide clinical leadership to the Band 6 and Rehabilitation Assistants. You will work closely with the Band 7 Occupational Therapist, Ward Manager and Therapy Lead to develop and evaluate the service together.

There is free parking and therapy garden on site and opportunities to develop your specialist skills and knowledge and manage staff in a supportive environment.

The successful candidate would be part of a supportive and friendly AHP team including Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Dieticians, Psychology, Therapy Technicians, as well as part of a bigger MDT of our Nurses, Doctors and Pharmacists.

Rosemary Ward is an integral part of the wider Intermediate Care team based at Clayponds Hospital. Patients have access to a variety of equipment in a large unique gym space and additional specific designated ADL rooms. Patients receive specialist therapy input until they are able to return their to preferred discharge destination (where appropriate) with support from our excellent community teams as needed.

Main duties of the job

  • To lead in the assessment and treatment of patients within general rehabilitation and Neuro who may have complex acute and/or chronic presentation, and to determine clinical diagnosis and Physiotherapy treatment.
  • To manage your own caseload including assessment, treatment and support of clients applying specialist skills re assessment and treatment within the Neurological Rehabilitation care remit.
  • To train and supervise more junior staff across the ward and support students on placement.
  • To work alongside the Lead Occupational Therapist and lead Speech and Language Therapist in planning, developing, delivering and evaluating the therapy service provided to General Medical Rehabilitation patients.
  • To work closely with the Service Manager/Therapy Lead in contributing to the overall management, provision, evaluation and development of the Neurological Rehabilitation Therapy in-patient team.


About us

West London NHS Trust is delighted to have been awarded the contract to provide community services in Ealing over the next 10 years. We have formed a partnership (Ealing Community Partners) with Central and North West London NHS Trust (CNWL), The Hillingdon Hospital NHS Trust and a number of other partners to provide community services throughout Ealing.

Intermediate care within Ealing consists of bedded rehab, Rapid Response, Discharge to assess Pathway one and Ealing Integrated Discharge Hub. Having these teams within one service allows us to support patient journeys effectively and support staff development.

The team is comprised of 183 members of staff and 38 contractors including, Medics, Nurses, Occupational therapists, Physiotherapists, SALT's, Dieticians, Health care support staff, Psychologists, Admin and clerical and support teams including domestics and transport.

Within this, the in-patient therapy team is a small, friendly group of 20 including qualified and support staff. We work closely together as one larger team to support each other, as well as each therapy team integrating to their particular ward.

Job description Job responsibilities

This is a clinical role with leadership responsibilities for the Physiotherapists in the general rehabilitation and neurological rehabilitation team.

The post holder will provide a high quality efficient Physiotherapy service to neurological rehabilitation in-patients admitted to Rosemary ward at Clayponds Hospital.

The post holder will take a lead role in the advanced assessment and treatment of patients within this speciality who may have complex acute and/or chronic presentation, and to determine clinical diagnosis and Physiotherapy treatment.

The post holder will work alongside the Lead Occupational Therapist in planning, developing, delivering and evaluating the therapy service provided to Neurological Rehabilitation patients.

The post holder will ensure the service provision supports the objectives of the Trust.



Key Result Areas & Performance:
  • To lead and promote high professional standards contributing to relevant policy making
  • To work closely with the Service Manager/Therapy Lead in contributing to the overall management, provision, evaluation and development of the neurological rehabilitation Therapy in-patient team
  • To attend relevant service development meetings in order to receive and share professional information and support, thus ensuring an equitable standard of service across services
  • To manage own caseload including assessment, treatment and support of clients applying specialist skills re assessment and treatment within the Neurological Rehabilitation care remit
  • To manage the structure and caseload for all areas appertaining to Neurological Rehabilitation care and ensuring all necessary competencies are met to perform the duties
  • To train and supervise junior staff in the team and support students on placement
  • To decide priorities for our work area, balancing patient, managerial and professional demands
  • To be responsible for equipment used in carrying out Physiotherapy duties, and to adhere to departmental policy, including competence to use equipment and to ensure the safe use of equipment by others through teaching, training and supervision of practice.


Person Specification Qualifications and Training Essential
  • Physiotherapy Degree or Equivalent
  • Health and Care Professions Council registration
  • Evidence of relevant Continuing Professional Development.
Desirable
  • Active Member of clinical interest group
  • Member of CSP
Experience Essential
  • NHS Experience at band 6 level to include in-patient rehabilitation.
  • Experience in neurology, acute medicine, respiratory, elderly care, orthopaedics and musculoskeletal outpatients.
  • Experience of assessing complex disability using clinical reasoning skills.
  • Experience of manually handling patients and/or equipment safely to attain positioning necessary to perform safe and effective clinical assessments and treatments.
  • Successful completion of field work educator training course and/or first line management course.
  • Experience of managing and supporting junior staff.
  • Membership of appropriate specialist interest group.
  • Evidence of involvement in service development and/or service redesign programmes
  • Highly developed manual and palpatory skills, physiotherapeutic handling and positioning skills, gait re-education and exercise programme development skills for patients with a range of complex presentations.
Knowledge and Skills Essential
  • Knowledge and understanding of the entire rehabilitation process.
  • Understanding of community support agencies and other professions, and ability to work and liaise with them.
  • Computer skills.
  • Evidence of good organisational skills including prioritisation of workload and time management skills, and ability to work independently.
  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge of Clinical Governance, standard setting, the audit process and evidence-based practice (understanding of principles of clinical governance).
  • Demonstrates ability to work effectively in a team and to lead a team.
  • Ability to generate written communication, which is relevant, concise, accurate and legible.
  • Theoretical knowledge of leading audit/research/clinical governance, and/or ability to plan, implement and manage change utilising knowledge and understanding of local and national guidelines.


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