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Specialist Rehabilitation Physiotherapist

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year Per Annum
Closing date
31 Jan 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a full time Band 6 Physiotherapist to join the inpatient therapy team at Liskeard Hospital.

We are looking for a flexible, reliable person who enjoys working as part of a multi-disciplinary team and has leadership skills and qualities.

This post will be covering Liskeard Hospital inpatients primarily, providing rehabilitation to a complex and varied caseload and facilitating timely discharge.

The Integrated Therapy Team also provides outreach into the East Cornwall community to follow up discharged patients in their home environments to achieve short term goals.

On occasions, there will be a requirement for the post-holder to support the local Community Rehabilitation Team, Home First Team and Launceston Hospital inpatient team .

Flexible working patterns would be considered. This is a full time role, working 37.5 hours

Ability to travel independently essential

Seven-day working could become an operational requirement of this post in the future.

Main duties of the job

The purpose of the post is:
  • To provide a high standard physiotherapy service, performing advanced assessments of patients including those with highly complex presentations, and from this formulating a diagnosis and treatment plan.
  • To provide leadership for support staff and junior staff through supervision, training and appraisal.
  • To participate in the planning and development of Physiotherapy Services within the designated team.
  • To work predominantly in the in-patient setting but also community and rehabilitation outpatient departments as required.
  • Seven day working could become an operational requirement of this post in the future.

Key Dimensions of the post are:
  • Specialist Physiotherapy Rehabilitation services, providing evidence based intervention to patient group.
  • Specialist advice and support to Physiotherapy and the wider multidisciplinary team.

About us

We're an NHS community and mental health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people's physical and mental health. We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability.

We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you'll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK.

Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff.

We work in people's homes, in community clinics and bases. Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner.

Just over 532,000 people live here. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon. As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increases the numbers of people who use our services.

Job description Job responsibilities

To view a detailed job description and person specification including the main responsibilities of this role please see supporting documents.

Person Specification Education and Qualifications Essential
  • Professional qualification - Physiotherapy
  • HCPC registered
  • IELTS unless qualification taken in English
Experience Essential
  • Extensive experience of working within a multidisciplinary team.
  • Experience of managing people, including qualified and unqualified, in clinical care.
  • Experience of managing the risks associated with managing patients unsupervised and in a lone working environment.
Skills and Aptitude Essential
  • High level of specialist assessment and treatment skills
Other Essential
  • Ability to travel independently when required to meet the requirements of the role
Knowledge and Abilities Essential
  • Reflective and analytical practitioner, with portfolio of evidence to support this

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