Senior Physiotherapist Inpatient Rehabilitation - Magnolia Unit Grade:
Band 6 Accountable to:
Band 7 Physiotherapy Team Lead Magnolia Unit Responsible to:
Integrated Therapies Lead Job Location
: Based at Magnolia unit, St Micheal's site. Job Purpose
To work as part of a multidisciplinary team to deliver a high standard of physiotherapy assessment and intervention to adult patients undergoing a period of inpatient rehabilitation. To assist in the timely and safe discharge of patients and make appropriate onward referrals to support their ongoing needs.
Main duties of the job
Perform comprehensive physiotherapeutic assessment of patients with diverse presentations and complex physical and psychological conditions, to provide a clinical diagnosis and develop and deliver an individualized treatment programme.
Hold responsibility for your own caseload, working without direct supervision and to supervise the work of junior and assistant staff. Access to advice and support from a more senior physiotherapist is available when required; clinical work is not routinely evaluated.
Undertake all aspects of clinical duties as an autonomous practitioner.
Undertake evidence-based audit and or research projects to further own and team's clinical practice. Make recommendations to clinical lead/manager of service for changes to practice by the team. May contribute to the implementation of specific changes to practice or contribute to service protocols.
Be aware of and to highlight to your line manager any clinical governance issues pertaining to your role and practice.
Contribute to the delivery of health promotion activities within the service and wider Trust initiatives
Be part of a seven day physiotherapy service to meet the service objectives as set out by the Integrated therapies lead.
Participate in a rotational scheme between inpatient and community services as directed by the Integrated therapies lead.
Covering areas in the North London borough of Enfield, our team provides rehabilitation to individuals with physical health needs in both inpatient and community settings. Our values and commitment to quality improvement are at the heart of everything we do. We form part of the wider NCL group of inpatient/pathway two rehab cohort.
Barnet Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust provides local, regional and national award-winning healthcare services. We have more than 3.300 staff working out of 20 main sites serving a population of 1.2 million people. We provide community health services and mental health services for young people, adults and older people. Our North London Forensic Service treats and cares for people in the criminal justice system who have mental health conditions. We also provide one of the largest eating disorders services in England, as well as drug and alcohol services.
We are an organisation that is passionate about equality, diversity and inclusion; one that prides itself in developing the leadership capabilities of its employees, looking after their health and wellbeing, creating safe spaces for staff to speak up and providing opportunities to mentor and be mentored. Our employees are the reason for delivering Good CQC ratings, excellent outcomes and outstanding patient experiences, so it is our aim to create a happy and healthy working environment where you can thrive and succeed.
Job description Job responsibilities Please refer to the attached Job description and Person Specification for main responsibilities of the role.
Person Specification Education and Qualifications Essential
- Recognised diploma/Degree in Physiotherapy
- HPC registered
- Evidence of relevant/ongoing CPD
- Any other qualifications/training
Experience and knowledge Essential
- Experience in core clinical areas of general rehabilitation in the NHS
- Experience in working as part of a team
- Experience dealing with patients with complex needs/multiple comorbidities
- Experience in areas of clinical governance and Service improvement
- able to clinically supervise/train others
- Leading on Clinical Governance/Service improvement initatives
Skills and abilities Essential
- Ability to work as an autonomous practitioner
- Ability to process, manage, and communicate sensitive information in relation to patient care and convey this in an appropriate and clear manner
- Able to deputise in the absence of Team Leads
- Able to independently manage a clinical caseload and prioritise effectively
- Fluent in another language other than English
- Has a good working knowledge of Office and its various software
Personal qualities Essential
- A strong commitment to patient care
- Reliable, flexible, motivated, diplomatic team worker who demonstrates initiative and good time management.
- Has leadership qualities/experience.
Other requirements Essential
- ability to meet demands of the post/pressures associated to this clinical environment
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