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Community Rehabilitation Physiotherapist

Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
£32,466 to £39,521 a year per annum including Inner HCAS
Closing date
27 Jan 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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Camden Community Therapy Team have an exciting opportunity to offer a permanent contract for a Band 5 Physiotherapist.

This post sits within the Camden Integrated Community Healthcare Team and is based at Hunter Street Health Centre, near Kings Cross- St Pancras .

You will be working alongside senior Physiotherapy colleagues, Occupational Therapists, community Nurses and a range of other AHPs providing home & community based rehabilitation programmes in a diverse and exciting central London borough.

This post would be suitable for a new graduate with an interest in working in the community or a physiotherapist with previous experience, who wants to consolidate their skills in the area of community rehabilitation. Previous experience of working in a community setting is desirable but not essential.

Main duties of the job

This post will give the successful applicant opportunity to experience a wealth of learning and development and to work alongside a responsive dynamic team who put patient centred care at the heart of what they do. We work in an inter-disciplinary way to provide client-centred, goal focused therapy to patients in the community.

You will have an interest in working as part of a team to provide high quality, patient centred interventions. The caseload is comprised predominantly of adults who may present with multiple complex health needs. As such, you will have the opportunity to develop a wide range of clinical skills and interests in areas such as falls, orthopaedics, general medical and surgical conditions. An understanding of the management of multi-pathology patients and the impact that psychological/cognitive factors may have is desirable.

The successful applicant may have contact with patients or service users. As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination as this remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients and service users when working on our healthcare settings

About us

The service embraces innovative and evidence based ways of delivering services and strives to provide an efficient and high quality service for all. We have excellent relationships with our local partners in primary and secondary care.

You will be provided with the opportunity to develop your clinical and leadership skills through the support of your senior colleagues. As a Band 5 Physiotherapist, you will receive mentorship and join a preceptorship programme to help your career flourish.

Job description Job responsibilities

You are responsible for a designated caseload of patients, ensuring their rehabilitation programmes are patient centred to enable them to reach their goals.

As a band 5 you will have the opportunity to represent the team at GP meetings, neighbourhood events and develop relationships with our local community partners in health and care.

You are expected to participate in training and development opportunities, weekly supervision and appraisal.

Person Specification Knowledge Essential
  • Understanding the principles of Multi-Disciplinary
  • Understands cognition and impact of this on functioning
  • Awareness of factors influencing community working
  • Demonstrates an understanding of holistic rehabilitation of clients with complex needs and disability
Education/Qualifications Essential
  • BSc or Msc (Pre-registration) Physiotherapy or equivalent
  • Current registration with HPC
  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • Membership and/or involvement in national SIG
Skills Essential
  • Demonstrate ability to use Computers including: internet, word, power point and excel
  • Problem solving skills
  • Able to direct own study programme
  • Active Involvement in CPD, appraisal schemes and supervision
  • Participated in evidence based practice e.g. research, audit
Experience Essential
  • Previous experience of working in the UK or a similar health economy -re or post registration as a qualified Physiotherapist
  • Experience (pre/post registration/placement) in a variety of core areas such as Neurology, Respiratory including ITU, Orthopaedics, Rehabilitation of Older people, Community, Multi-pathology patients 'in the NHS/equivalent'
  • Experience of supporting students or assistant staff
  • Experience of being responsible for specific departmental duties
Abilities Essential
  • Able to self-motivate
  • Able to prioritise
  • Able to time manage
  • Car Driver

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