Solent NHS Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year pro rata
Closing date
7 Oct 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
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To undertake the Specialist Physiotherapist role in leading, planning, and co-ordinating the delivery and evaluation of the service.

To take a major role in the advanced specialist physiotherapy intervention as part of the specialist team, assessing and treating own caseload of patients who may have a complex presentation and maintain associated records as an autonomous practitioner.

As a clinical specialist take on a lead role in specific management tasks alongside the operational lead.

Deputise for the operational lead in their absence as required.

Undertake evidence-based projects, including recommendations for change in practice and participate in research and audit.

Main duties of the job

Professionally and legally responsible and accountable as an autonomous practitioner for all aspects of your workload including management of patients in your care and that of your team

Undertake skilled assessment using advanced clinical reasoning and a variety of assessment techniques to provide accurate diagnosis

Manage own caseload using specialist knowledge and skills as an autonomous practitioner, including maintenance of comprehensive records

The sole practitioner for assessing and treating the complex conditions and patients

Responsible for operational management of Specialist Physiotherapy role allocating and organising the work to meet service priorities daily. Liaising with Operational Lead, utilising staff as necessary

Provide highly specialist advice

Take lead role alongside the clinical nurse lead and service lead in developing the specialist physiotherapy role

Be the lead specialist for the specific clinical area for the Trst using a variety of resources to drive improvement in clinical practice

Keep up to date with evidence base, current national and developments within the speciality and utilise knowledge and best practice in actively leading the development of clinical services

Maintain a high-level clinical skill set within the team to ensure high quality compassionate care for all patients referred to the service

Ensure all care delivered empowers patients to recover independence at the earliest opportunity

About us

Make a difference with us

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you're looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access

To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work

To deliver the best value for money

Our shared values support the development of a strong working culture. They breathe life into our organisation -- guiding and inspiring all of our actions and decisions. They enable us to be better at what we do and create a great place for our staff to work, whilst ensuring we provide the highest quality of care to our patients.

In creating our values, we spent time listening to our employees and members. Based on what people told us, we created our HEART values to reflect the deep belief that we are caring organisation at the centre of our community: Honesty, Everyone counts, Accountable, Respectful, Teamwork.

We are an accredited Real Living Wage employer.

We encourage and support our staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best line of defence against Covid-19.

Job description Job responsibilities


To be able to communicate complex, sensitive information to patients/carers where there may be barriers to understanding.

To ensure all patients are given the appropriate information & are actively encouraged to engage in their own health needs

Knowledge, Education & Training

Undertake training & mentoring of staff & other groups as prescribed.

To supervise & lead the professional development of the clinicians within the team.

To take responsibility for identifying own training & development needs, suggestions for improvements to the service & policy changes to the line manager.

Compliance with Trust arrangements for continuing professional development.

To undertake a training needs analysis of the team to ensure staff are skilled & competent.

To be personally competent to lead & train other staff to support the development of clinical competencies.

To assist in the induction & orientation of new staff

Management & Leadership

Staff are managed & standards of work are maintained & Trust policies for the management of staff performance are adhered to.

Appraisals of staff directly managed are undertaken & that the appraisal process is maintained throughout the team.

Staff receive appropriate health & safety & other mandatory statutory training as prescribed & that the relevant records ae maintained.

Other records are maintained by the team ensuring compliance with the agreed record keeping systems of the Trust.

Informed consent is obtained where appropriate & documented in accordance with Trust procedures.

New & replacement equipment is not used until it has been commissioned in accordance with Trust policy.

Appropriate risk & other assessments are completed & documented in a timely manner in accordance with Trust Policy.

Defective equipment is reported & made safe without delay in accordance with Trust procedures

Equipment is maintained in accordance with Trust policy.

Infection prevention & control procedures are followed by all staff within their area of responsibility.

To support the team lead/line manager in the team management.

To provide timely & accurate business & quality information as required by the Trust.

To regularly identify & lead the achievement of clinical standards & lead audit & implement actions to maintain & improve quality & safety.

Implement policies for your own work area & propose policies or service changes or working practices within the service.

To lead & motivate the team to consistently strive to improve & deliver high quality, safe, compassionate care.

To ensure that you & that you assist the team to carry out full investigations of incidents, accidents, & complaints both written & verbal following the Trust policy, actioning the results & closing the investigation in a timely manner.

To deal with any issues of professional behaviour or attitudes, quality, or safety.

To ensure appropriate cover for clinical caseload & education duties by effective team collaboration, & to delegate tasks effectively within the clinical environment whilst retaining the professional responsibility of appropriate delegation.

To provide timely & accurate business & quality information as required by the Trust.

Quality & Service Improvement

Identifies situations of clinical risk & takes appropriate action to ensure a safe environment for patients/clients/families & staff.

Contributes to evidence-based practice in speciality areas.

Demonstrates commitment to quality improvements, risk management & resource utilisation participating in monitoring & evaluation activities including audit & research activities

Provides input into clinical standards/protocols & policies & undertakes clinical audits as required.

Evaluates the effectiveness, efficiency & safety of clinical practice contributing to service improvement initiatives.

Participates in the implementation of models of care appropriate to patient/client population needs.

Contributes to & participates in Solent NHS policy development providing own expertise where relevant & feedback on proposed polices based on relevant experience & expertise where applicable.

Participates in case review & debriefing activities as required.

Participates in group/unit discussions that review current practice.

Contributes to the development of programmes of care/care packages providing specialist advice where relevant.

Promote patient & public involvement in activities designed to inform service improvement

Actively participate in clinical audit & service improvement activity to improve patient care & patient outcomes (privacy, dignity, & duty of candour).

Fully adheres to the Solent NHS trust Integrated Clinical & Safeguarding Supervision policy along with Safeguarding Children & adult policies, & information sharing protocols to ensure the health & well-being of children & adults at risk.

Familiarity with the requirements of the Mental Capacity Act & maintains MCA mandatory training.

Health & Safety, Security & Equality

Works in accordance with the relevant Health & Safety Trust policies, procedures, & guidelines.

Contribute to development of service.

Attends organisational mandatory training as required by the Trust & relevant to your role.

Actively participates in & enables others to carry out risk assessments within the working environment.

Ensures self & colleagues are trained & competent to use equipment safely.

Ensures incident reporting is expedited promptly & appropriate action plans completed.

Identifies potential health, safety & security issues & collaborates with others to promote & maintain an environment that supports infection prevention & control policies & procedures.

Supports & promotes a positive approach to diversity & equality of opportunity, to eliminate discrimination & disadvantage in service delivery & employment, & to manage, support or comply through the implementation of the Solent NHS Trust's Equal Opportunities Policy.

Promotes a culture which respects & values diversity, & support patients, visitors, & staff in exercising their rights.

Ensures care within areas of practice & adheres to the 5 principles of the Mental Capacity Act Code of Practice (2005).

Recognises & reports behaviour which undermines equality & diversity in accordance with organisational policies & current legislation.

Limits of Authority

May not dismiss or suspend staff under the disciplinary procedures.

May not take annual leave without prior agreement of the manager.

General Requirements

Ensure they & where appropriate their staff:

Always adhere to trust policies & procedures,

comply with trust standing orders, standing financial instructions, policies, procedures, & guidelines,

follow any policies & procedures in relation to infection, prevention, & control

are aware of their responsibilities in relation to safeguarding children, & vulnerable adults, & the specific responsibilities placed on individuals who care for such clients/patients

take all reasonable steps to manage & promote a safe & healthy working environment which is free from discrimination,

comply with the trust policy on confidentiality, & the Data Protection Act 2018 as amended, relating to information held manually or on computerised systems,

Always respect the confidentiality & privacy of clients & staff,

maintain a constant awareness of health, welfare & safety issues affecting colleagues, patients, visitors, & themselves, reporting any accidents or fault in line with trust policy,

fully participate in health & safety training,

participate in personal training, development, appraisal, & attend all relevant training courses as required.

comply with the professional body code of conduct

This job description seeks to outline the key duties & responsibilities of the post; it is not a definitive document & does not form part of the main statement of Terms & Conditions. The job description will be reviewed during the annual appraisal process.

The post holder may, with their agreement, which should not reasonably be withheld, be required to undertake other duties as required, which fall within the grading of this post, to meet the needs of this new & developing service.

Individuals who are required to hold a professional registration in order to practice must continue to be a member of their professional body throughout the lifespan of this job description. Such individuals will be required to notify the Trust immediately if their professional body limits or changes the terms of their registration.

This job description will be reviewed yearly as part of the annual individual appraisal, to ensure that it reflects the responsibilities of the post. No changes will be made without full consultation with the post holder.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Able to demonstrate a good comm& of the English Language
  • Both written & verbal
  • Professional UK registration e.g., HCPC
  • Degree level education or equivalent knowledge & skills gained through any combination of alternative study or employment experience
  • Post graduate training in clinical skills
  • Evidence or portfolio of post graduate continued development
  • Certificate/Diploma in Management & Leadership or relevant equivalent experience
  • Membership of specialist interest group COPD
Experience Essential
  • Evidence of Continued Professional Development (CPD

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