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Registered Physiotherapist (Rotational Post)

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum
Closing date
26 Sep 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are based within Community settings across Knowsley, St Helens, Liverpool & Sefton to provide effective clinical support and opportunities for development.

We have a reciprocal agreement with Liverpool Heart & Chest NHS Foundation Trust by offering one of our rotational posts to a member of their staff in exchange for the opportunity for one of our band 5 rotational physiotherapists to complete a rotation in their organisation.

For a detailed description of the rotations on offer and the clinical settings these are provided in, please see the accompanying rotation booklet.

Main duties of the job

To hold responsibility for a caseload working under supervision

To work within Trust clinical guidelines, HCPC and Registrant Body guidelines and to have a working knowledge of national and local standards and monitor own practise against these.

To demonstrate as appropriate to role physical skills for assessment and treatment of patients e.g. dexterity, co-ordination, palpatory and other senses

About us

Mersey Care is one of the largest trusts providing physical health and mental health services in the North West, serving more than 11 million people.

We offer specialist inpatient and community services that support physical and mental health and specialist inpatient mental health, learning disability, addiction and brain injury services. Mersey Care is one of only three trusts in the UK that offer high secure mental health facilities.

At the heart of all we do is our commitment to 'perfect care' - care that is safe, effective, positively experienced, timely, equitable and efficient. We support our staff to do the best job they can and work alongside service users, their families, and carers to design and develop future services together. We're currently delivering a programme of organisational and service transformation to significantly improve the quality of the services we provide and safely reduce cost as we do so.

Job description Job responsibilities

To be professional and legally responsible and accountable for all aspects of your own work including the management of patients/clients in your care.

To undertake a comprehensive assessment of patients/clients using clinical reasoning skills and appropriate assessment techniques to provide an accurate diagnosis of their condition.

Formulate and deliver an individual treatment programme using assessment, reasoning skills and treatment skills based on a sound knowledge of evidence based practice and treatment options.

To take delegated responsibility from a senior clinician for managing patients/clients with particular conditions and be responsible for providing assessment and treatment plans for patients with these conditions.

Evaluate patient progress, reassess and alter treatment programmes as required reporting back to senior clinician with regular support and advice from senior clinician.

To have the ability to undertake self-directed/lone working in a variety of locations.

To participate in weekend and evening working, following appropriate training, without direct supervision for example out of hours/orthopaedic seven day working.

Please see job description for further details.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Professional qualification in health or social care appropriate to role
  • HCPC Registered (an applicant may apply without HCPC registration but it would be deemed essential this is gained before employment)
Knowledge/ Experience Essential
  • Ability to demonstrate a good level of knowledge and skills within an intermediate care setting, both community and bed based units
Values Essential
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Accountability
  • Respectfulness
  • Enthusiasm
  • Support
  • High professional standards
  • Responsive to service users
  • Engaging leadership style
  • Strong customer service belief
  • Transparency and honesty
  • Discreet
  • Change oriented
Skills Essential
  • Ability to travel in the course of performing duties.
  • Able to work under supervision and as part of a team
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Organisational/ time management skills of self
  • Excellent communication (written and oral) skills
  • Leadership skills

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