Pelvic Health Physiotherapist

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£46,836 to £52,849 a year per annum inc HCA
Closing date
23 Oct 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 7 Pelvic Health Physiotherapist to join our supportive and friendly team committed to professional development.

This is a new role and we are looking for an experienced, motivated and innovative physiotherapist with a keen interest in pelvic health and service development.

You will work alongside specialist adult and paediatric continence nurses, a clinical specialist physiotherapist and an assistant practitioner.

We are a community-based team and you will be responsible for an outpatient caseload of women with pregnancy related pelvic girdle pain, adults with bladder and or bowel problems, vaginal prolapse, vaginismus and other pelvic floor dysfunctions.

Main duties of the job

Provide an evidence-based specialist pelvic health physiotherapy service that adheres to HCPC, CSP and Trust standards.

Undertake clinical audits and participate in quality improvement projects.

Demonstrate a commitment to continuous professional development and to keep up to date with current research.

Work collaboratively with all members of the multidisciplinary team to promote continence and improve patient care.

Participate in service development and support service user involvement.

Participate in the in-service training programme and support other team members with their training and development.

About us

Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations

Job description Job responsibilities

Manage a complex caseload of pelvic health patients.

Use advance clinical skills to assess and treat pelvic health patients.

Support the clinical lead with service development and provide education and exercise classes.

Support the service user group and co-produce projects to facilitate service development.

Develop and review care pathways

Communicate effectively with patients, carers, GPs, consultants and other health care professionals.

Ensure all records are accurate and comprehensive in line with legal requirements and CSP and Trust standards.

Adhere to safeguarding processes and procedures.

Person Specification Education Essential
  • Physiotherapy Degree or equivalent
  • Registration with Health Professions Council
  • Documented evidence of relevant on-going professional development
Experience Essential
  • Post qualifying experience in women's health physiotherapy
  • Experience of working in an NHS setting
  • Knowledge of roles of other members of the multi-disciplinary team
  • Experience of participation in clinical governance activities
Knowledge Essential
  • Ability to undertake all aspects of the physiotherapy process, including assess, manage and treat clients with complex multi pathologies at a specialist level
  • Ability to establish a therapeutic relationship with clients and their families/carers
  • Ability to apply specialist knowledge and skills in advising others on the care and treatment of clients in relation to specific specialism
  • Ability to apply safe moving and handling techniques to clients with highly complex disabilities
  • Ability to prioritise own workload taking into account both clinical and non-clinical elements
  • Ability to take a role in delegated tasks or projects e.g. audits
  • Ability to use computer e.g. to enter statistics, and produce reports etc.

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