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Specialist Inpatient Lead Physiotherapist for Neurological Rehab

Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
£49,036 to £55,049 a year pro rata per annum including HCAS
Closing date
28 Jan 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 7
Part Time
This post is an exciting opportunity to join the Inpatient Rehabilitation Team at St Pancras Rehabilitation Unit.

You will be responsible for a providing specialist stroke and neurological rehabilitation. You will work closely with the other band 7 AHP staff ( e.g. Neuro Physiotherapy Pathway Coordinator, General Rehabilitation Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist and the wider Integrated Multidisciplinary Team.

The inpatient multi-pathology bedded unit has 53 beds, within which clients with a wide range of conditions are supported to engage in

rehabilitation by a highly skilled MDT. The unit has strong links with community partners and the NCL Intermediate Care bed base

The MDT and Physiotherapy team embrace innovative evidence based practice. As a service we work in partnership with patients and

their families /carers and encourage self - management activities at all stages in the patient journey. You will benefit from the experience

and support offered by this highly integrated service. You will support deliver intensity of contact to patients with both Level2 (6 beds) and Level 3 (17 beds) neurological rehabilitation need.

The unit has established training programmes in place, and there are frequently opportunities for all staff to develop knowledge and skills within their role

Main duties of the job

We are looking for a highly skilled Specialist Inpatient Physiotherapist with significant experience working in the field of neurology and stroke.

A genuine interest in continuing to develop skills and experience in this field is essential for the role. You must be able to work flexibly according to service needs and have excellent organisational, time management and communication skills. The team is based at St. Rehabilitation Unit, situated close to the amenities and transport links of Kings Cross and Camden.

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

Through our 24-hour rehabilitation ethos, our skilled team aims to empower our patients to achieve goals that are meaningful to them, in the face of illness, injury or disability.

On our unit, we use every activity and conversation as an opportunity to help our patients to take ownership for their progress towards meeting their goals and to building their confidence. We recognise and respect that rehabilitation can be a challenging experience and strive to ensure we are caring and continually responsive to the needs of our patients, their families and the needs of each other. We have the patience to listen and learn, and the courage to openly communicate to overcome difficulties and find solutions together.

We work together to provide a nurturing environment where compassion, respect, trust, support and personal accountability are at the centre of all our actions and interactions. By working in partnership with our patients, their families and health and social care services, we aim to prepare our patients for discharge by enabling and supporting them to return to their life in the community.

Job description Job responsibilities

  • To support delivery of Inpatient rehabilitation Neurological Physiotherapy to patients within the unit.
  • To promote, maintain and further develop a high quality, efficient and effective Neurological and Complex rehabilitation Physiotherapy Service, within in a multi-disciplinary context and in accordance with the philosophy and operational policies for the Unit and Organisation.
  • To provide advanced Physiotherapy assessment and intervention of patients with both complex and neurological conditions ensuring that self-management activities are introduced as early as possible within the rehabilitation pathway.
  • The post holder is expected to be an active member of the multi-disciplinary team.
  • To be responsible for the supervision and monitoring of junior staff, including Band 6 and Band 5 PTs, Rehabilitation Health Care Assistants and PT students. Cross-disciple working to assistwith supervision and monitoring of staff from other professions may be required, promoting a 24 hour rehab approach
  • To maintain Continuing Professional Development for self and encourage in junior staff supervised.
  • To be the clinical lead for the Neurology in-service training for Physiotherapists and other team members.
  • To educate, train, liaise with and provide specialist advice to other agencies such as GPs, consultants, nurses and any other discipline who are involved in patient care
  • Undertake evidencebased audit and research projects, in order to make recommendations for changes in own and teams clinical practice at both a PT and MDT level.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • BSc in Physiotherapy or equivalent B Physiotherapy qualification
  • HPC membership
  • Member of PT Neuro special interest group (ACPIN)
  • Relevant professional body membership
  • MSc, management course or equivalent level of study
  • Post graduate clinical courses in areas specific to working with clients with neurological conditions (including FES, spasticity assessment/management, postural assessment and management, splinting/casting, UL rehab
Experience Essential
  • Working at band 6 or band 7 in Neurological In Patient rehabilitation
  • Strong concept of case management role
  • Evidence of leading a team (including development, supervision, and day to day management)
  • Evidence of initiating and undertaking projects/audit/research
  • Evidence of ongoing and relevant CPD
  • Knowledge of the role of other professional groups
  • Evidence of working with other agencies, and an understanding of local services
  • Evidence of interdisciplinary working
  • Evidence of working as an autonomous practitioner in a community setting
  • Evidence of leading multidisciplinary teams
  • Experience of clinical governance in practice
  • Use of standardised assessments and outcome measures
  • Highly specialist knowledge of high quality rehabilitation for people with complex needs
  • Ability to prioritise and manage time effectively
  • Awareness of developments in NHS and impact of changes to commissioning on services
  • Demonstrate ability to set up and monitor standards of practice, care pathways and guidelines
  • Initiated service development
  • Ability to work under pressure and set priorities, and support team to pro-actively manage clinical risk
  • Experience of manual handling clients with physical disabilities and ability to assess, identify and reduce associated risks
  • All round general experience
Other Essential
  • To understand the needs of people from different cultural origins
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Intermediate IT skills and experience working with computerised patient notes
Motivation and Disposition Essential
  • Personally and professionally responsible
  • Able to self motivate
  • Flexible approach to changing circumstances
  • Able to demonstrate excellent communication skills
  • Good negotiation skills
  • Leadership
  • Able to demonstrate good presentation skills
  • Able to demonstrate a commitment to Multi disciplinary teamwork
  • Able to demonstrate insight into the needs of people with physical disability

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