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Children's Physiotherapist - Long Covid Service

Solent NHS Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year
Closing date
6 Feb 2023

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We are delighted to have been funding for a further 12 months for the Children's Long Covid Service. As a new service established in June 2021, we have been able to show throughout outcomes measures that receiving support from this MDT service has made a real difference to the children and young people suffering with Long Covid. We have an exciting opportunity to be part of a multi-disciplinary team Children's Long Covid Service, which includes Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Psychologists and Paediatricians Colleagues working across Solent and University Hospital Southampton Trusts.

Throughout the Covid 19 pandemic it has become increasing evident that a small number of children and young people have contracted Covid-19 and are suffering with Long Covid. The main symptoms being fatigue, brain fog, pain and breathing issues.

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Children's Long Covid Pathway has been set up for offer physical, functional, cognitive, and psychological assessments with the aim of improving health outcomes and quality of life for those individuals who continue to experience persistent symptoms 12 weeks from their initial illness. This service is for children / young people aged 18 years or younger. The post is working 2 days PER MONTH. This can be as additional hours or as part of a secondment role (we have funding to backfill your hours).

If you are interested in joining the team, please contact

Carol Quint: 07721211922

Main duties of the job

*Triaging referrals to the Post Covid Syndrome Pathway, discussing these with the MDT to ensure all clients receive intervention from the most appropriate services.

*Assessing patients through primarily virtual means independently, making autonomous decisions in the clinical assessment of patients with complex health and social care needs. Some face-to-face consultations maybe required & requiring travel to sites across Hampshire.

*Agreeing goal orientated programmes in conjunction with the client, his/her family and other professionals involved & planning & implementing appropriate intervention.

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

*Devising rehabilitation programmes using the most up to date available evidence and guidance to enable clients to develop skills that will improve their occupational performance and independence as well as health and wellbeing. This will be delivered predominantly through individual sessions but may also include group interventions.

*Liaising with other health care professionals, making referrals, making recommendations where necessary to reduce the effect of disability on health and wellbeing.

*To carry a caseload of patients as an autonomous practitioner, including those with highly complex presentations, using advanced clinical reasoning skills.

*To sensitively deal with distressing or emotional circumstances regarding patient care, & communicate highly complex information, sensitively, requiring empathy and reassurance, to patients, carers and members of the MDT both verbally and in writing.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Diploma/Degree in Occupational Therapy.
  • Current registration with HCPC.
  • Membership of CSP.
Experience Essential
  • Experience of delivering intervention to patients living with long term condition, such Chronic fatigue and chronic pain.
  • Experience of working as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

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