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Rotational Physiotherapist

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum
Closing date
9 Feb 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for motivated and committed physiotherapists to start their career in dynamic and multidisciplinary services as part of our successful B5 rotation scheme.

There are opportunities to rotate across our Community Care Division on a variety of rotations and specialities throughout the patient pathway.

As a Rotational Physiotherapist you will complete six monthly rotations, gaining experience in all core strands of physiotherapy.

These settings include MSK, Intermediate care, Community Therapy, Stroke, Early Supported Discharge, Pulmonary Rehab, Falls, Community Neuro and Paediatrics.

We also have a strong working relationship with Liverpool Heart & Chest Hospital (LHCH) and through Mersey Care's Rotation offer there is the opportunity to rotate into LHCH.

There is no better way to start or develop your career. You will be supported by experienced clinicians who will teach you the skills you need to deliver excellent patient care and progress your career.

If you have excellent communication skills, are eager to learn and are passionate about providing outstanding patient care, we would love to hear from you.

We welcome applications from UK-based final year students

Main duties of the job

This is a fantastic opportunity to gain experience in a diverse range of clinical specialties in a very large

You will gain a balance of outpatient clinic, community and Intermediate Care bed-based caseloads, working in various settings and specialities, gaining experience, receiving full support and enjoying an in-depth learning experience working with great specialist teams within our Trust.

You will have access to a variety of services and a 12-month Preceptorship programme that takes into consideration your previous learning, strengths and opportunities.

The post holder will be expected to effectively manage a caseload of patients as an autonomous practitioner, using evidence based/ patient centred principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions of the patient group.

The post holder takes a holistic approach in the assessment and treatment of service users / patients, being responsible for the provision of appropriate, high-quality care to a defined caseload which may be of a complex nature, using the appropriate model of care and evidenced based practice.

Work in partnership with other professionals.

About us

Mersey Care is one of the largest trusts providing physical health and mental health services in the North West, serving more than 11 million people.

We offer specialist inpatient and community services that support physical and mental health and specialist inpatient mental health, learning disability, addiction and brain injury services. Mersey Care is one of only three trusts in the UK that offer high secure mental health facilities.

At the heart of all we do is our commitment to 'perfect care' - care that is safe, effective, positively experienced, timely, equitable and efficient. We support our staff to do the best job they can and work alongside service users, their families, and carers to design and develop future services together. We're currently delivering a programme of organisational and service transformation to significantly improve the quality of the services we provide and safely reduce cost as we do so.

Job description Job responsibilities

To be professional and legally responsible and accountable for all aspects of your own work including the management of patients/clients in your care.

To undertake a comprehensive assessment of patients/clients using clinical reasoning skills and appropriate assessment techniques to provide an accurate diagnosis of their condition.

Formulate and deliver an individual treatment programme using assessment, reasoning skills and treatment skills based on a sound knowledge of evidence based practice and treatment options.

To take delegated responsibility from a senior clinician for managing patients/clients with particular conditions and be responsible for providing assessment and treatment plans for patients with these conditions.

Evaluate patient progress, reassess and alter treatment programmes as required reporting back to senior clinician with regular support and advice from senior clinician.

To have the ability to undertake self-directed/lone working in a variety of locations.

To participate in weekend and evening working, following appropriate training, without direct supervision for example out of hours/orthopaedic seven day working.

Please see job description for further details.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Professional qualification in health or social care appropriate to role
  • HCPC Registered
Knowledge/ Experience Essential
  • Ability to demonstrate a good level of knowledge and skills within an intermediate care setting, both community and bed based units
Values Essential
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Accountability
  • Respectfulness
  • Enthusiasm
  • Support
  • High professional standards
  • Responsive to service users
  • Engaging leadership style
  • Strong customer service belief
  • Transparency and honesty
  • Discreet
  • Change oriented
Skills Essential
  • Ability to travel in the course of performing duties.
  • Able to work under supervision and as part of a team
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Organisational/ time management skills of self
  • Excellent communication (written and oral) skills
  • Leadership skills

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