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Intermediate Care Physiotherapist - Band 6

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year p.a., pro rata for part time
Closing date
31 Jan 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Looking for work life balance or a new opportunity for the new year? Looking for part time hours or looking for experience within the community? Then take a look at the newly merged Bournemouth and Christchurch Intermediate Care Team post.

We are looking to recruit a full time Band 6 Physiotherapist. We are able to offer flexible options including compressed working days within our 8am-8pm service over 7 days per week.

We are looking for someone who is comfortable working in a generic capacity completing core assessments but whom can also provide specialist therapy treatments. The team is responsible for providing admission avoidance assessment and treatment to acutely unwell and evidence based rehabilitation for patients in our local community.

We are proud of our commitment to the training and development of staff and offer excellent opportunities for growth in leadership through formal training, supervision of staff and deputizing roles or advanced practitioner status with the newly accredited Advanced Practitioner course for Physiotherapists, clinical mentoring courses and opportunities.

Main duties of the job

To provide leadership and work within the Bournemouth and Christchurch locality, through provision of a high standard Physiotherapist assessments, and core assessment details of other multidisciplinary skills.

Develop specialist care and/or rehabilitation programme, to promote and sustain independence/well-being for the individual or carer in the relevant setting, which may be a community, residential or health care environment.

To undertake assessment and development of Physiotherapy/Rehabilitation/care programmes for adults, many of whom have complex medical and social needs with the aim of improving independence, function and quality of life.

To contribute towards the development of individual teams and Physiotherapy within Intermediate Care, through devising and implementing service change and to audit and evaluate both Physiotherapy and multi-disciplinary practice. Monitor standards of practice.

Support, the role of the Team Leader, deputising in his/her absence.

To promote admission avoidance of through close agency working

You will be required to work regular weekends on a rotational basis.

About us

At Dorset HealthCare we're on a mission to empower people to make the most of their lives through our outstanding, joined-up healthcare services. We're a dynamic, forward-looking Trust, running 12 community hospitals, specialist inpatient facilities and a wide range of integrated community and mental health services for a population of almost 800,000 people.

We do things differently here - it's one of the reasons the CQC rated us 'outstanding' in 2019. It's also why 95% of patients across our services say they have a good or very good experience of our services and 89% of staff feel they can really make a difference. Whether you're looking to work with us in one of our bustling market towns, vibrant urban locations, thriving seaside spots, or among the rolling hills of Dorset, there are lots of ways you can make a difference in our communities.

Our 7,000-strong workforce is at the heart of what we do and our success is a testament to our brilliant people. We're all about building a workplace for the future, we believe in equal opportunities and we celebrate diversity. We're an inclusive workplace, where everyone is welcome, everyone can be authentic, and we are all encouraged to be the best version of ourselves.

Working with us you'll be part of a strong team, challenge yourself, build a career, and teach us what we don't know. And you'll be working towards our vision to be better every day through excellence, compassion and expertise in all we do.

Job description Job responsibilities

For the main duties and responsibilities for this role please read the attached job description and person specification. When completing your application please ensure your supporting statement reflects the criteria set out in these documents by showing how your experience and skills apply to this post.

Person Specification BUSINESS TRAVEL Essential
  • Subject to the provisions of the Equality Act, able to travel using own vehicle on Trust business. Level 1/2
  • Registered practitioner to degree/diploma level supplemented by post registration diploma level specialist training and/or short courses or demonstrable extensive experience in the relevant specialty
  • Membership of the relevant Professional Body
  • Evidence of recent professional development in an up to date portfolio
  • Have a drivers licence and access to a vehicle for work purposes and Business Insurance cover
  • Learning and Assessing in Practice Qualification or equivalent practice assessors training
  • Non-Medical Prescriber (if professionally appropriate)
  • Knowledge and understanding of Trust Strategy relevant to role
  • Experience at Practitioner Band 5 level
  • Experience of specialist working
  • Experience of managing change
  • Experience of developing specialist programmes of care for an individual or groups of patients/clients and of providing highly specialist advice
  • Trained in PMVA techniques or willing to be trained.
  • Recent previous experience within a comparable role
  • Experience of providing clinical supervision and mentoring to junior staff
  • Experience of devising and delivering training
  • Able to effectively manage available resources in the pursuit of quality service provision ensuring a safe environment
  • Experience of using electronic patient / service user record systems
  • Able to analyse data and produce reports using Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Evidence of demonstrating the Trust's values and behaviours.
  • Able to communicate effectively at different levels of the organisation and with staff, patient/service users, visitors or external organisations both verbally and in writing in the exchange of highly complex, sensitive or contentious information which may require the use of negotiating and/or persuasive skills.
  • Able to overcome barriers to understanding where there are physical or mental disabilities
  • Able to analyse and assess situations and to interpret potentially conflicting situations and determine appropriate action, where there is a range of options and judgement is required.
  • Ability to use own initiative within sphere of authority
  • Demonstrable leadership qualities and the ability to perform as a role model
  • Demonstrable skills in written and spoken English to a standard which enables the post holder to carry out the full range of duties and responsibilities of the role effectively.

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