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Physiotherapist Early Supported Discharge for Stroke- Neuro

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
1 Feb 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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Please note for this job you will be required to travel independently around the county meeting strict time deadlines.

The Stroke Early Support Discharge Service (ESD) is a key part of the pathway for stroke survivors and their carers.

We support people to leave hospital earlier than they may have otherwise and provide intense Stroke rehabilitation to maximise their independence.

The Stroke Rehabilitation can be in the patient's own home or in inpatient community settings.

Our team has Stroke trained Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Psychologists, Rehabilitation Assistants, Nurse Coordinators and Data Coordinators.

We work as an integrated service with the Community Neuro Rehabilitation teams across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough and are part of the National SSNAP audit.

Two posts are available, one in the North of the County and one in the South.

The successful candidate will work in an agile manner using virtual consultation to manage their caseload of patients, having access to a smart phone and laptop to support this.

Main duties of the job

We are seeking an enthusiastic and dynamic B5 Neuro Physiotherapist to join the Team. This role is to support the delivery of ESD stroke rehab as in-reach into the inpatient rehab beds and with patients in their own homes.

Close multidisciplinary work is a key way of working, providing a supportive environment for all staff.

You will support patients with physical, cognitive and psychosocial challenges to achieve their potential and will be instigating, ultimately delivering better health, care and improved efficiency for our patients.

Staff personal and professional development is highly important and staff have the opportunity to receive in-service training as well as being supported to undertake a blended competency package to help develop within their profession and role.

The ideal candidate will be flexible and adaptable to support service delivery.

About us

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust is a health & social care organisation dedicated to providing high quality care with compassion to improve the health & wellbeing of the people we care for, as well as supporting & empowering them to lead a fulfilling life.

Our clinical teams deliver many NHS services not only via inpatient and primary care setting but also with the community. These services include Children, Adult & Older Peoples mental & physical health, Forensic & Specialist mental health, Learning Disabilities, Primary Care & Liaison psychiatry, Substance misuse, Social care, Research & Development.

To achieve our goal, we look to recruit high calibre candidates that share our vision & values. As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applications from all sectors of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including disabled people & members of our ethnic minorities & LGBTQ+ communities.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for full details of responsibilities.
  • To be professionally and legally accountable for all aspects for your own and delegated work.
  • To work within codes of practice and professional guidelines.
  • To undertake holistic assessment (including those with complex presentations and multi pathologies) making use of clinical reasoning skills.
  • To use evidence-based practice, to ensure clinical care is effective and appropriate.
  • To formulate and deliver an individual physiotherapy programme based on knowledge of evidence based practice and treatment options.
  • To evaluate patient progress, reassess and alter treatment programmes when required.
  • To understand and be acutely aware of significant medical observations during assessment and treatment of patients and report significant changes in patients conditions to the appropriate medical professional e.g. named nurse, GP etc.
  • To ensure smooth transfer of care which will include discharge from the acute or ESD services.
  • To work within Trust, CSP and HCPC guidelines, demonstrate a good working knowledge of nation and local standards of practice in line with legal and operational requirements and use own professional judgement to vary form established practices where required.
  • To promote independence and wherever possible to avoid hospital admission and reduce inpatient length of stay to ensure those patients receive the appropriate care in the most appropriate setting.
  • Organise and manage own time, delegating work appropriately.
  • To conduct and contribute to risk assessments and health and safety assessments and including immediately reporting any changes/newly identified risks.
  • To be responsible for the implementation of resulting recommendations from risk and health and safety assessments.
  • To demonstrate the importance of gaining patient and carer consent in all interventions.
  • To effectively communicate verbally with patients, carers and colleagues using tact and persuasive skills. This may involve using skills where patients have difficulties in communication, e.g. hearing loss, diminished sight, depression, speech problems, cognitive impairment, behavioural problems and pain.
  • To contribute to and work towards the service/organisational aims and objectives of the Integrated ESD and Community Neuro Rehabilitation Team.
  • To work effectively within the Integrated ESD and Neuro Rehabilitation Team structure and liaise appropriately with members of the MDT and other agencies by attending MDT meetings, case reviews.
  • To ensure that accurate and timely written records are kept which comply with the Trust policy and HCPC guidance, reporting on any issues as appropriate.
  • To inform/update all members of the multi-disciplinary team, service users and appropriate others, of changes involving current care plans, patients progress and other relevant matters that pertain to the care of the patient.
  • To support the Specialist Practitioner with day to day planning and delivery of a high quality service

  • Applications for full and part time positions will be considered. Recent applicants need not apply

    Please note for this role you will be required to travel independently around the county meeting strict time deadlines. You will need to hold a full UK driving licence* and have use of a vehicle. You cannot use public transport for this role as this is not a reliable form of transport and will not allow you to meet service needs. Please confirm in your application that you meet the specified criteria.

    *DVLA have a number of reciprocal arrangements with overseas countries, for further information please visit the DVLA website

    Person Specification Education and qualifications Essential
    • Degree or equivalent, e.g. BSc,MSc or Diploma entry level qualification into the Physiotherapy profession.
    • Current HCPC registration
    • Documented evidence of own continuing professional development
    • Member of Chartered Society of Physiotherapists
    • Member of Association of Chartered Physiotherapists Interested in Neurology
    Experience Essential
    • Experience of working in the NHS
    • A broad range of undergraduate placements completed including stroke and/or neurology
    • Clinical experience including neurology and/or stroke
    • Community experience
    • Acute setting experience
    Skills and abilities Essential
    • Able to demonstrate commitment to high quality care and service provision
    • Able to pass skills/knowledge to others within formal/informal settings and to support non-registered staff
    • Good organisational skills, Time Management and prioritisation skills
    • Able to assess plan and implement care
    • Ability to work flexibly as part of a team.
    • Understanding of clinical supervision
    • Motivated to learn and develop as a professional practitioner
    • Ability to communicate with patients with impaired communication abilities
    Knowledge and understanding Essential
    • Accepts responsibility and accountability for own work and can define the responsibilities of others
    • Demonstrates professional curiosity
    • SystemOne
    • Relevant outcome measures
    Physical requirements Essential
    • Move and manoeuvre people and equipment
    Other requirements Essential
    • Positive approach to people with long-term neurological conditions
    • Willingness to embrace MDT working
    • Willingness to be flexible in approach and attitude

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