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Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year
Closing date
28 Jan 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are currently recruiting for a Physiotherapist to be part of the Havant and Waterlooville Integrated Care Team, based at Havant Health Centre. You will be joining a friendly and supportive team within a leading organization that is both forward thinking and innovative. The post would suit a current band 6 Physiotherapist or a current band 5 looking for development into a band 6 position.

This Physiotherapist position is designed to contribute to avoiding hospital admission and rehabilitating patients in their own homes throughout the Havant, Hayling and Waterlooville localities. Clients accessing this service will have a wide range of pathologies and will be predominantly (but not exclusively) in the elderly care group. This post offers the opportunity to work closely with all members of the MDT both in primary, secondary care, adult Services as well as with care/nursing home staff.

Following a period of induction and mentorship you will be responsible for coordinating a plan of care and rehabilitation, through identifying person-centred rehabilitation goals following assessment, working within their your scope of practice autonomously as a registered practitioner. You will need excellent communication skills and be competent in linking with the larger multidisciplinary team.

We are unable to support international recruitment for this role.

Main duties of the job

To provide advanced clinical and professional Physiotherapy to the Community Therapy Team, and to provide support to the Integrated Community Care team leaders in ensuring that the team contributes to the implementation of Southern Health Clinical Governance Strategies.

Undertake Physiotherapy assessments of patients with diverse and complex conditions, providing a clinical diagnosis (where appropriate), development, and delivery of individualised treatment programmes.

To support the case management process by providing expert clinical advice and therapy to patients with a variety of complex conditions living in the community who are at risk of deteriorating health that may result in declining quality of life or avoidable hospital admission to secondary care

As a supervisor, delegate tasks to assistant practitioners and junior therapists relevant to their skill level and competence

About us

Are you committed to providing remarkable care and service?

Are you passionate about helping people and want to make a difference every day?

We want to meet you!

Southern Health is one of the largest Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health, adult and child community health and learning disabilities. We are committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk of abuse and neglect through our 6,500 strong workforce.

Southern Health has over 300 sites across the county and we serve 1.5 million people throughout all stages of their lives. Our aim is to work alongside the people we support (and our health and care partners) to deliver the best possible care and constantly improve.

Here at SHFT we have so much to be proud of:
  • Working as a team and supporting each other, we put patients and our staff at the heart of everything we do.
  • We have a skilled and diverse workforce and are committed to our staff development, offering bespoke training packages, leadership pathways and career opportunities.
  • We offer a variety of benefits such as an amazing pension scheme, generous annual leave, Childcare Choices scheme, many discounts (Blue Light card, The Company Shop, NHS Staff Discounts, cycle to work scheme) and much more.

Come to work with us, together we will provide outstanding treatment and care to improve lives.

Job description Job responsibilities

To provide clinical Physiotherapy skills within the Community Therapy Team(s), Petersfield Hospital and all other provider organisations.

To be skilled in assessing and treating a range of complex factors relating to the patient's condition, diagnosis and prognosis

To participate in professional leadership roles for AHPs in the Community Therapy Team(s). Act as a clinical exemplar within the team and locality/business unit.

To contribute to partnership working with partners in Primary and Social care to support a virtual ward model which identifies and case manages those patients needing complex chronic disease management or palliative care supporting the needs of the local community

To be professionally responsible and accountable for all aspects of your own and your team's work including the management of patients care. To take responsibility for the health, safety and welfare of patients and others, including the care and use of equipment. In some circumstances take the lead responsibility for care provision coordination i.e. rapid response, prevention of admission

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Allied Health Professional, educated to Degree level or Diploma equivalent.

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