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Rotational Physiotherapist

Solent NHS Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year
Closing date
30 Jan 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are pleased to offer an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic physiotherapist aspiring to pursue a career within acute and community services. This is suitable for an experienced band 5 looking to develop skills at Band 6 level or for an existing band 6 physiotherapist looking for greater diversity to join the Frailty Physiotherapy rotation in Portsmouth. We have a comprehensive B6 rotational pathway which balances the development of specialist knowledge and skills with gaining a diverse experience in a range of care settings.

The rotation covers two organisations -- Solent NHS Trust and Portsmouth Hospital University Trust.

Rotations are split over both employing organisations and include:
  • Solent Inpatient Rehab -- Spinnaker Ward
  • Solent Inpatient Rehab -- Jubilee Unit
  • Solent Portsmouth Rehab and Reablement Team (PRRT)
  • Solent Community Physiotherapy Team
  • Solent Urgent Community Response Team
  • PHU Urgent Care Team -- QAH
  • PHU Orthogeriatrics -- QAH ward D6
  • PHU Acute Older Persons Medicine -- QAH

Main duties of the job

The clinical work requires the post holder to have a broad but in-depth knowledge of the types of conditions and needs typically experienced by older people along with expert skills in improving and maintaining function in the elderly. The ideal candidate will also have experience in supervision and training of others including students and have specialist skills in assessment and therapeutic interventions with older people.

Successful candidates will have a strong team work ethic, a sense of accountability accompanied by an ability to work under pressure at times.

In return we will provide the necessary support to ensure your development within the role and support our staff through a clear career pathway and encourage promotional opportunities. This support will occur through a mix of supervisions (clinical, management and safeguarding) provided by a Senior Physiotherapist, personal development plans and the candidates own active participation in supervision and education of others.

You will have the chance to enhance current service delivery and be involved in on-going service developments, including research, audits and reviews.

The service is covered over seven days and you will be required to work weekends and early and late shift patterns on certain rotations.

You must be a car driver and owner with the relevant business insurance cover and be able to use your car for work.

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 ensure all patients are given the appropriate information and are actively encouraged to engage in their own health needs.
  • To discuss care with patients/carers, where some information may be complex, where there may be barriers to understanding

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

Knowledge, Education and Training
  • Undertake training and mentoring of staff and other groups as prescribed.
  • To take responsibility for identifying own training and development needs, suggestions for improvements to the service and policy changes to the line manager.
  • Compliance with Trust arrangements for continuing professional development.
  • To assist in the induction and orientation of new staff.

Management and Leadership
  • Staff are managed and standards of work are maintained and Trust policies for the management of staff performance are adhered to.
  • Appraisals of staff directly managed are undertaken and that the appraisal process is maintained throughout the team.
  • Staff receive appropriate health and safety and other mandatory statutory training as prescribed and 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 and documented in accordance with Trust procedures.
  • New and replacement equipment is not used until it has been commissioned in accordance with Trust policy.
  • Appropriate risk and other assessments are completed and documented in a timely manner in accordance with Trust Policy.
  • Defective equipment is reported and made safe without delay in accordance with Trust procedures
  • Equipment is maintained in accordance with Trust policy.
  • Infection prevention and control procedures are followed by all staff within their area of responsibility.

Quality and Service Improvement
  • Identifies situations of clinical risk and takes appropriate action to ensure a safe environment for patients/clients/families and staff.
  • Contributes to evidence-based practice in speciality areas.
  • Demonstrates commitment to quality improvements, risk management and resource utilisation participating in monitoring and evaluation activities including audit and research activities
  • Provides input into clinical standards/protocols and policies and undertakes clinical audits as required.
  • Evaluates the effectiveness, efficiency and 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 and participates in Solent NHS policy development providing own expertise where relevant and feedback on proposed polices based on relevant experience and expertise where applicable.
  • Participates in case review and 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 and public involvement in activities designed to inform service improvement
  • Actively participate in clinical audit and service improvement activity to improve patient care and patient outcomes (privacy, dignity, and duty of candour).
  • Fully adheres to the Solent NHS trust Integrated Clinical and Safeguarding Supervision policy along with Safeguarding Children and adult policies, and information sharing protocols to ensure the health and well-being of children and adults at risk.
  • Familiarity with the requirements of the Mental Capacity Act and maintains MCA mandatory training.

Health and Safety, Security and Equality
  • Works in accordance with the relevant Health and Safety Trust policies, procedures, and guidelines.
  • Contribute to development of service.
  • Attends organisational mandatory training as required by the Trust and relevant to your role.
  • Actively participates in and enables others to carry out risk assessments within the working environment.
  • Ensures self and colleagues are trained and competent to use equipment safely.
  • Ensures incident reporting is expedited promptly and appropriate action plans completed.
  • Identifies potential health, safety and security issues and collaborates with others to promote and maintain an environment that supports infection prevention and control policies and procedures.
  • Supports and promotes a positive approach to diversity and equality of opportunity, to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage in service delivery and employment, and to manage, support or comply through the implementation of the Solent NHS Trust's Equal Opportunities Policy.
  • Promotes a culture which respects and values diversity, and support patients, visitors and staff in exercising their rights.
  • Ensures care within areas of practice and adheres to the 5 principles of the Mental Capacity Act Code of Practice (2005).
  • Recognises and reports behaviour which undermines equality and diversity in accordance with organisational policies and current legislation.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Professional UK registration e.g., HCPC
  • Degree level education or equivalent knowledge and skills gained through any combination of alternative study or employment experience
  • Post graduate training in specialty clinical skills as required for role
  • Evidence or portfolio of post graduate continued development
  • Certificate/Diploma in Management and Leadership or relevant equivalent experience
Experience Essential
  • Evidence of Continued Professional Development (CPD)
  • Experience of staff supervision and mentorship
  • Adhere to current statutory requirements, standards, and regulations
  • Awareness of local and national agenda within the speciality
  • Experience of project management for policy development

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