Specialist Physiotherapist

Employer
Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Stafford
Salary
Depending on experience per annum
Closing date
31 Jan 2023

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Profession
CBT Therapist / Other
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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The post holder will be part of the Clinical Assessment Team (CAT) providing Adult Physiotherapy and will work in a variety of settings.

This is a dynamic post that requires the post holder to work closely with uni / multidisciplinary teams/agencies in addressing a range of care/support issues across the spectrum of conditions, preventing unnecessary hospital admissions and improving the health and wellbeing of the population served. The nature of the service will be determined by local service specifications.

Main duties of the job

  • Be competent as appropriate to the requirements of the role.
  • Be a Specialist Physiotherapist and have a detailed professional and clinical knowledge. The post holder will be a specialist practitioner and may work across various clinical specialities which will be in the form of either a static or rotational post.
  • Be responsible for a defined population of service users in a variety of settings across the Partnership Trust including the community and hospitals.
  • Be skilled in the assessment of complex/specialist care/support needs and in the development, implementation and evaluation of care/support packages.
  • Have supervisory, training and leadership responsibilities where appropriate and will have some responsibility for team performance and service developments/improvements.
  • Demonstrate initiative and be creative in finding solutions to problems.
  • Work with the team leader undertaking delegated tasks in team management.


About us

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is an award winning organisation with over 9000 employees. We are one of the largest integrated Health and Social Care providers, covering services across North & South Staffordshire, Shropshire, Hampshire, Buckinghamshire, Isle of Wight and Essex.

We pride ourselves on the services provided to support with the well-being of all of our employees both physically and mentally and offer counselling support and lifestyle information. Opportunities for flexible working are also available depending on the role.

We encourage career development provided by in house training programs and coaching support.

Demonstrating our strong commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, and in context of our objective aligned to the growth of diversity across the workforce; we are particularly seeking applications from individuals who may be from under-represented groups, such as black, Asian or other ethnic groups, individuals with a disability, or LGBTQ+ individuals who meet the specific criteria.

We are embedding values based and inclusive recruitment practices to ensure that all applicants, from any backgrounds, have an equal chance of success in achieving a role with us.

Job description Job responsibilities

The post holder will be part of the Clinical Assessment Team (CAT) providing Adult Physiotherapy and will work in a variety of settings.

This is a dynamic post that requires the post holder to work closely with uni / multidisciplinary teams/agencies in addressing a range of care/support issues across the spectrum of conditions, preventing unnecessary hospital admissions and improving the health and wellbeing of the population served. The nature of the service will be determined by local service specifications.

Clinical


  • To adhere to and apply the Health and Care Professions Councils (HCPC) standards of proficiency and the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Code of Members Professional Values and Behaviour and all other relevant guidance from the Partnership Trust.


  • To be professionally accountable and responsible for all aspects of own work.


  • To establish and maintain effective working relationships both within the Partnership Trust and with external organisations in order to meet service requirements and support and demonstrate the Trusts equality values.


  • To assess new service user referrals and care/support needs. Assesses service users and formulates, develops, implements and evaluates programmes of treatment /care/support for individuals, families and carers. The specialist care/support plans may include the following:
    • Promoting independence/self-management and maintaining safety
    • Increased functional ability
    • Improvement in health and wellbeing including mental health
    • Interventions in disease/condition management
    • Prevention and reducing of health inequalities
    • Admission avoidance
    • Early supported discharge
    • Case management/ treatment /care plans
    • Palliative and end of life care


  • To use professional knowledge and judgement to take into account the range of care/support packages and treatment options available. To consider each service users personal circumstances and preferences in order to implement and adjust programmes of care and intervention.


  • To maintain and develop skills and knowledge to deliver a range of interventions and sets an example of good practice to other team members including skill sharing.


  • To maintain sensitivity at all times to the emotional needs of the service user and their carers offering reassurance and empathy, in particular when imparting potentially distressing information. This may be in regard to the nature/prognosis of their condition and implications of the same


  • To work with individuals and carers who may find it difficult to engage with the service or aspects of the service resulting in uncooperative or challenging behaviour that has to be managed.


  • To use professional knowledge, skills and expertise when working in changing environments and across professional boundaries.


  • To maintain contemporaneous and accurate records as required by the Partnership Trust and in line with professional standards (HCPC/CSP). Support identified team members giving guidance and direction where appropriate.
  • To take responsibility for the safe use and transportation of equipment between locations. To work in non-purpose built rooms involving the necessity to move furniture, therapy equipment etc.


  • To ensure that the skills of identified team members are appropriately deployed and that care is delivered by staff with the relevant education, expertise and competence.
  • To deliver a high standard of intervention, whilst managing the demands of unplanned aspects of the role using innovative problem solving techniques.


  • To provide advice, education and training to service users, carers and professionals regarding the management and care/support of service users.


  • To take accountability for allocated assessments, planning and implementation of care packages/ programmes of support, within their caseload.


  • To provide professional and clinical support and leadership to identified team members. Supports in identifying training needs of staff and encouraging practitioners to develop skills in:
    • Critical thinking and reflective practice
    • Excellence in practice
    • Specialist knowledge and research based practice


Supervision


  • To provide and receive regular supervision in order to support the continuous professional development of self and others.


  • To contribute to the process of induction for new team members and other disciplines, as appropriate.


  • To identify own training/educational needs as part of the supervision and appraisal process. Attains and maintains an agreed level of expertise through ongoing training and development.


  • To have people management skills which incorporate compassionate and appreciative leadership.


  • To set workload priorities for self, and oversee the workload of more junior team members and students as required.


  • To provide training, undertake work based assessments and supervision of pre- registration students, typically for periods of 4-12 weeks as required.


  • To contribute to service/policy development through active membership on working parties or professional forums.


  • To undertake tasks concerning the day to day organisation and operation of the team, working with the team leader as required.


  • To set priorities to achieve a balance between service user needs, supervisory duties, (may include staff work allocation, sickness cover and annual leave) and staff training within resource limitations.


  • In collaboration with the team leader and/or specialist establishes clear goals and standards for the team/service in order to maintain and improve the quality of care/support.


  • To work with the Team Leader/ Specialist / Professional Lead to identify clinical levels of expertise within the team, in order that talents, training and competences are identified and can be fully utilised.






Performance and Quality

  • To collect and input statistical information as required within agreed timescales.
  • To participate in and support the team in undertaking clinical audit.
  • To contribute to, and actively promote the implementation, development and upholding of policies, procedures, guidelines and directives, along with relevant statutory measures and governmental directives.


Person Specification Education and Training Essential
  • Degree in Physiotherapy or equivalent.
  • Registration with HCPC
Desirable
  • Modules at Masters level
  • Evidence of further clinical study
Experience Essential
  • Relevant experience to the role including assessment and management of various conditions within the area of clinical speciality.
  • Ability to manage time and caseload effectively.
  • Supporting service users, families and carers in dealing with issues within the area of clinical speciality.
  • Working in a multidisciplinary team
Desirable
  • Experience of negotiation and conflict management in clinical situations.
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & ABILITIES Essential
  • Evidence of specialist clinical knowledge relevant to the post.
  • Initiate, and participate in networks and discussion groups
  • Basic IT skills
  • Provide leadership in your area of responsibility
  • Discharge and transfer individuals where appropriate
Desirable
  • Knowledge of relevant NSF's and NICE guidance. Understanding of wider NHS agenda and its application to the local context.
PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES Essential
  • Working across community settings and have the ability to travel within a geographical area to meet the requirements of the post.
  • Flexibility with working hours to enable 7 day working.
  • Relevant Specialist Post Graduate qualification and/or courses and/or development (e.g. professionally recognised courses in specialist area).
Desirable
  • Attendance at relevant Special Interest Groups
  • Up to date field work/pre-registration student training.


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