Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
£46,836 to £52,849 a year per annum including HCAS
Closing date
3 Feb 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 7
Full Time
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This is an exciting opportunity for a full time highly specialised physio to join a dynamic and innovative team providing holistic assessment and treatment in a variety of community and acute settings. The Hillingdon Rapid Response Team has been expanding to provide integrated pathways such as D2A, Post Covid Triage clinic and other services to meet the needs of the local community and avoid unnecessary Hospital admissions.

As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination as this remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients and service users when working on our healthcare settings.

Main duties of the job

Applicants must hold a relevant Qualification with substantive community experience or other comparable/transferable roles. The post holder should have experience in the management of junior staff and students. They should have a good understanding and knowledge of relevant legislation and treatment methods used in this specialist field. They should be a car driver and have access to a car for use at work. They should be adaptable to change and embrace innovation.

About us

Hillingdon Rapid Response and Twilight service is a community service with Central and Northwest London NHS Foundation Trust (CNWL). CNWL core values of Compassion , Respect, Empowerment and Partnership are imbedded into the ethics of our service.

Working with Rapid Response, you will join a multidisciplinary, highly trained team of Clinical professionals who are motivated to deliver excellent care to patients in their own homes and residences. .

We value and support our workforce from the students that are placed with us for short periods of time to the most experienced member of staff.

Come and join us and become a member of this unique team.

Job description Job responsibilities

You will be based at Ickenham clinic and will be completing patient visits within the borough of Hillingdon. You may potentially be allocated to work in Hillingdon Accident and Emergency at times as part of your role to avoid unnecessary Hospital admissions. The multidisciplinary Rapid Response team assess and stabilise patients with urgent care needs in the community and support discharges via the Discharge to Assess pathway from The Hillingdon Hospital. Therapists are currently expected work between the Hours of 08:00 and 20:30. The post holder will be expected to work some weekends and bank holidays.

The post holder will provide rapid specialised assessment and treatment of patients who have complex physical, psychological and sensory impairments and initiate services to safely avoid unnecessary hospital admission. The post holder will have a leadership role in the day-to-day operational management of junior staff, delegating activities appropriately and monitoring the quality of care given. The post holder will be expected to identify and promote areas for service development.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Degree/diploma in physiotherapy
  • State Registered
  • Prescriber or ACP
  • Member of CSP
  • Relevant post-graduate qualification oPhysical assessment course oNurse Prescribing Course
Skills and Abilities Essential
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Able to influence service development and delivery
  • Evidence of expert autonomous clinical practice
Experience Essential
  • Substantial District Nursing experience /or other comparable/transferable
  • Experience of managing others including PDP & appraisal.
  • QI experience
  • Project Management
Knowledge Essential
  • Demonstrates sound high level application of a wide range of clinical knowledge
  • Developments in NHS and service delivery
  • Demonstrated in understanding of Rapid
Skills and Knowledge Essential
  • Problem solving approach
  • Team worker/builder
  • Communication skills
  • Organisational ability
  • Time management
  • Teaching ability
  • Supervision
  • Delegation
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • IT skills
  • Warm friendly approachable
  • Assertiveness
  • Flexible approach
  • Ability to cope with change
CPD Essential
  • Undertaken research/evaluation of practice
  • Willingness to undertake training as required
  • Accredited courses in a relevant field
  • Willingness to undertake training as required

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