2 x 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday with occasional weekend and bank holiday cover outside normal working hours. Full time, but part time hours will be considered.
An exciting and unique opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, flexible and highly motivated band 6 Physiotherapist to join Carlisle's ICC team. Formally known as the Community Rehabilitation Service we now provide the opportunity to work within a fast paced and dynamic service both developing a rapid response element to the team alongside providing rehabilitation across Carlisle and District ICC.
Where else can you enjoy one of the most beautiful areas of the UK around the edge of the Lake District whilst you work?!
Carlisle ICC provides admission prevention, supported discharge, specialist assessment and rehabilitation for patients with a wide range of long and short-term conditions. We work closely with our health and social care colleagues for care and advice.
The successful candidate will need to be motivated and able to demonstrate excellent assessment and communication skills as well as good team working.
Main duties of the job Main duties
Carlisle and District ICC demonstrates fantastic multidisciplinary team working by providing rehabilitation alongside rapid response care. You will work particularly with frailty patients, those who are at risk of or who have fallen and for patients with long term conditions.
You will need to have excellent communication skills, be able to demonstrate the ability to work in challenging environments and be committed to working autonomously, providing evidence based assessment, treatment and rehabilitation.
This post offers the chance to develop clinical, supervisory and managerial skills. We support the education of physiotherapy students from local Universities and you should be able to demonstrate commitment to your own and other's professional development.
We work closely with Commissioners, GPs, Acute Services, Community hospitals, CHOC, Cumbria County Council Adult Social Care and third sector organisations. A key focus is to provide care in patient's own homes to prevent hospital admissions, facilitate early discharge and where possible to enable patients to manage their own conditions and remain in their own homes, enhancing both their independence and quality of life.
Patients can be seen as in-patients (in Community Hospital beds or Interim Community beds) but the majority of work is based in patient's own homes (including residential and nursing homes).
At NCIC, we have an ambition to deliver outstanding hospital and health services to half a million people. Established on 1st October 2019, the Trust is creating a centre of excellence in providing rural and remote healthcare and provides a wide range of community and acute services throughout north Cumbria and beyond. We're responsible for delivering over 70 services across 15 main locations and we employ more than 6,500 members of staff.
Our 5 key principles demonstrate our belief in the delivery of 'safe, high quality care every time'.
- Being a clinically led organisation
- Quality and safety at the heart
- A positive patient experience every time
- A great place to work
- Managing our money well
As an organisation we are serious about supporting a diverse workforce that reflects our local community and are very much focused on being an inclusive and compassionate place to work.
Job description Job responsibilities
Please see attached Job description and person specification for further information regarding the role and the essential and desirable criteria required to be met by applicants.
Relocation assistance may be available for successful applicants moving to the region for certain posts. Please see our Policy for eligible vacancies? Healthcare Professionals returning to practice, moving into new roles or changing clinical environments, may access an agreed preceptorship period
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As part of the one of the largest employers in the UK NCIC future employees will have also access to the following benefits.
A lease car may be available for this position; further details will be provided upon appointment if applicable.
27 day holiday scheme rising to 33 after 10 years
Flexible working Scheme
Excellent opportunities for development
Competitive NHS Pension scheme
Access to NHS discounts with retailers and leisure companies
EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) a free, confidential counselling and information service to assist with personal or work-related problems
These schemes are subject to availability
Person Specification Experience Essential
- Completion of core junior rotations (Respiratory/neurological/musculo-skeletal/elderly care)
- Evidence of Continuing Professional Development
- Experience of working within the NHS
- Previous experience of working at a Band 6 level
- Experience of working within a community setting.
- Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team
- Teaching / Mentoring of healthcare professionals
- CSP recognised Degree/Diploma or equivalent in Physiotherapy
- HCPC registered
- Evidence of attendance at relevant post graduate courses
- Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
- Good Knowledge of Evidence Based Clinical Practice within Rehabilitation
- Good Knowledge of Continuing Professional Development/Lifelong Learning
- Knowledge and understanding of Clinical Governance including Risk Management
- Understanding of Professional Code of Conduct and confidentiality
- Knowledge of key NHS drivers for change and implications for Physiotherapy services
- Knowledge of management of patients with long-term conditions and falls
- Knowledge of clinical audit and outcome measures, and their use in service improvement
Skills & Aptitudes Essential
- Ability to communicate effectively
- Ability to work as part of a team
- Good organisational and time management skills
- Ability to organise workload of self and others
- Ability to motivate self and others
- Relevant practical physiotherapy skills
- The post holder needs good IT skills, the ability to input data, communicate via email and search for evidence based practice
Personal Circumstances Essential
- Patient focused
- Friendly and approachable
- Able to travel independently, (and at times) transport patients and /or equipment across the locality
- Able to work 7 days per week
Other Requirements Essential
- Take an active part in training for personal and professional development
- Willing to actively take part in training of others
- Must have full clean UK driving licence and access to own transport, including business insurance.
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