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Clinical Lead Physiotherapist Learning Disabilities

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year Per annum | Pro rata
Closing date
6 Feb 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Learning Disability
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Clinical Lead Physiotherapist (Learning Disability)

Are you looking to develop your leadership skills whilst maintaining a clinical caseload of interesting and varied health conditions? Do you have an interest in developing others, service improvement and long term management of complex health conditions? Then this is the role for your future!

Due to an internal promotion, we are looking for a positive minded clinician to lead our community Learning Disability physiotherapy team across Oxfordshire. Our ideal candidate will have experience working in learning disability or a related field and be able to provide holistic physiotherapeutic management across a range of diverse and complex health presentations. They will also be ready to expand on their leadership qualities, educational skills and quality improvement project work as they take on a more senior role.

Main duties of the job

Main duties of the job

To provide line management and leadership to the Learning Disability physiotherapy team, thus providing an effective physiotherapy service that meets service user needs

To hold a direct caseload and deliver specialist, evidence based physiotherapy management to people with a learning disability and a range of diverse and complex health conditions including case co-ordination of health needs

To work collaboratively and communicate effectively within and across the Learning Disability teams, Oxford Health services and the wider health and social care landscape

To support the learning needs of the physiotherapy team by promoting an environment of independent learning, reflection and evaluation

To participate in and contribute to all aspects of clinical governance, and physiotherapy and service wide developmental projects

About us

Currently within our team we have 4 physiotherapy posts (1X rotational B5, 2X B6, 1X B7). For our senior leadership we have an AHP Professional Lead, Team managers, Nurse Consultant, Psychology Professional Lead, Operational Manager and Associate Clinical Director/Acting Service Director.

Our multi-disciplinary teams are made up of LD nurses, speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, psychologists and psychiatrists.

Benefits of working for Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust include:
  • Excellent opportunities for career progression
  • 27 days annual leave, plus bank holidays, with an increase to 33 days with continuous service
  • NHS Discount across a wide range of shops, restaurants and retailers
  • Staff accommodation
  • Competitive pension scheme
  • Lease car scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme

Job description Job responsibilities

The physiotherapy clinical lead will be part of the Learning Disability teams providing a specialist physiotherapy service for adults with a learning disability living in the community across Oxfordshire. They will provide leadership to the LD physiotherapy team and be involved with several service development projects at a senior level.

This post will be suitable for an experienced physiotherapist who has knowledge of and interest in posture management, respiratory health and long term condition management. They will be passionate about the health of people with a learning disability, committed to multi-disciplinary team working, have a holistic mind set and proactive in taking up service development opportunities.

Caseload may be across the county with flexibility for non-clinical work from home. As this is a community role you must be a car driver and hold a full UK driving license.

You will have access to regular clinical supervision from a physiotherapy trained AHP Lead who is experienced in the management of complex physical disability as well as operational supervision and appropriate CPD opportunities.

See attached detailed job description and person specification for more information

Please note:
  • New starters have a 6 month probationary period. This, together with the induction process aims to create a positive supportive working environment allowing new employees to learn key elements of their role over a reasonable timescale.
  • Candidates not currently employed by the Trust who attend an interview for non-qualified Band 1-5 posts are required to undertake numeracy and literacy assessments.
  • Appointment to this post is subject to the trust receiving satisfactory references covering 3 years of employment or study. Please ask your referees to respond promptly to reference requests.
  • Employees are expected to undertake mandatory and statutory training related to their role.
  • We positively encourage applications from all areas of the community, regardless of gender, race, faith, disability, age or sexual orientation and we encourage applications from users of mental health services. This is part of our commitment to equality and reflecting the diversity of our population.
  • Oxford Health is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Person Specification Qualification Essential
  • diploma/ degree in physiotherapy
  • specialty specific post graduate education
Knowledge and skills Essential
  • clinical skills in learning disability or related field
Experience Essential
  • physiotherapy with people with intellectual and physical disability
  • management of complex health needs
  • 24 hour posture management
  • case load prioritisation and management
Values base Essential
  • Show interest in LD population group and the inequalities and barriers that impact their health care

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