Specialist Community Rehabilitation Physiotherapist - COPD and CRSTAT

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience pa inc
Closing date
4 Oct 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Specialist Community Rehabilitation Physiotherapist - COPD and CRSTAT, Band 5 Permanent - Full Time - 37.5 hours per week

*Please note this is a split role, between two different services

We are pleased to offer an exciting role to work in the award winning Greenwich Pulmonary Rehabilitation team. and in the Community Rehabilitation and short Term Assessment Team This established post provides an opportunity to gain excellent experienceacross 2 services:

The Community Rehabilitation and Short Term Service provides rehabilitation, including Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Nursing to adult client's living in the borough of Greenwich, across various community settings and in their homes. This service is integrated with social care.

The Pulmonary Rehabilitation Service provides assessment to patients diagnosed with chronic lung disease across various community settings including their own homes.

The teams support adults within their home and in various community settings to enable them to reach their potential, gain functional independence and improve quality of life.

You will need to be a versatile, adaptable team player who has good organisational skills. You will be required to use multiple computer systems therefore a good knowledge of IT is essential.

Main duties of the job

The role will include assessment and treatment tailored to the patients' needs, patient centred goal setting, and education about the condition. The post holder will be required to work in a multidisciplinary way and work jointly with the other team members to ensure that all care needs are met.

The COPD team comprises of physiotherapists, matrons, an oxygen specialist, a clinical psychologist, a LTC dietitian, assistants and administrative support. The team work closely along side secondary care, meeting weekly with specialist nurses and a respiratory consultant who acts as the clinical lead for the team.

Within the Pulmonary Rehab aspect of the role the post holder will be required to carry out holistic assessments of patients and deliver the pulmonary rehabilitation programme alongside your pulmonary rehabilitation colleagues. Pulmonary rehabilitation is delivered in two community venues in the borough of Greenwich.

We offer regular in-service training and clinical supervision as well as the opportunity to be involved in student education, training and supervision of our newly qualified physiotherapists and band 4 assistant practitioners. There is also support and development through regular appraisals, a personal development plan and regular formal supervision.

About us
Oxleas offers a wide range of NHS healthcare services to people living in South East London and Kent and to people in prison. Our services include community health care such as district nursing and speech and language therapy, care for people with learning disabilities and mental health care such as psychiatry, nursing and therapies. Our multidisciplinary teams look after people of all ages and we work in close partnership with other parts of the NHS, local councils and the voluntary sector and through our new provider collaboratives. Our 4,000 members of staff work in many different settings including hospitals, clinics, prisons, children's centres, schools and people's homes. We have over 125 sites in a variety of locations across the London Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley Greenwich and into Kent and manage hospital sites including Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup and Memorial Hospital in Woolwich as well as the Bracton Centre, our medium secure unit for people with mental health needs. We are one of the largest providers of prison health services providing healthcare to prisoners across Kent and South London. We are proud of the care we provide and our people Our purpose is to improve lives by providing the best possible care to our patients and their families. This is strengthened by our new values: We're Kind We're Fair We Listen We Care

Job description Job responsibilities

  • Maintain own client caseload
  • Undertake client assessment using standardised assessment tools
  • To work with the wider multidisciplinary team to devise a holistic care plan and ensure that all health and social needs are met in order to reduce any risks and maintain independence
  • Recommend appropriate interventions to promote independence and safety
  • To provide physiotherapy assessment as an autonomous and lone practitioner to clients, utilising effective clinical reasoning skills and evidence based practice to develop individual care plans
  • Maintain effective multidisciplinary communications in order to ensure that treatment goals are met and a high quality service is provided to clients
  • Ensure safe, appropriate and effective provision, installation and demonstration of equipment and further develop knowledge of minor/major adaptation provision and non stock equipment availability and use
  • Contribute to meeting performance targets for the organisation

Person Specification Experience Essential
  • minimum 18 months NHS post grad experience
  • MDT working
  • Delivery of groups
  • supervision of staff/students
Communication Essential
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Team working Essential
  • Collaborative working

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