Specialist Physiotherapist

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year Per Annum / Pro Rata
Closing date
6 Feb 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Interview Dates- 20th or 21st February 2023.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 6 Physiotherapist to join our friendly and experienced North Kerrier Integrated Community Team based in Camborne Redruth Community Hospital.

This post will involve a combination of inpatient and community work. The inpatient unit is called Carn Brea/ CATU ( Community Assessment and Treatment Unit ) whichis a unit working towards a model of reducing frailty admissions to the Acute trust by providing acute medical , nursing and therapy interventions.

The other part of the contract will involve working in the North Kerrier community rehabilitation Team, visiting patients in their own homes including care homes and working on promoting independence and achieving their personalised goals.

Regular clinical supervision and training opportunities will be provided. You will experience shared clinical education of Physiotherapy students and be responsible for supervising support workers and more junior team members.

Full time post, part of 7 day working.

Permanent contract .

If you are looking for less hours or to work in a more flexible way, please apply and contact us to discuss further.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for a colleague who has experience of working in an inpatient and/or community setting. Your clinical duties will involve providing high quality Physiotherapy assessments and treatments to varied and complex caseload with multi-pathology / long term conditions and acute medical complications with a strong focus on multidisciplinary team working. You must have excellent communication and health coaching skills with an empathetic and caring nature.

You will need to have excellent organisational skills combined with experience of working in older person's services.

This post is based in Camborne Redruth Community Hospital and split between 3 days in the Community Rehab Team and 2 days on Community Assessment and Treatment Unit (CATU). As this post involves completing community and outreach visits in patients own homes, you will need to have a valid UK driving licence and access to a car to travel to different locations, at times outside the North Kerrier area to facilitate a discharge.

This is a very supportive environment, and would be an ideal post for progression from a Band 5 position, or for an experienced Band 6 to gain skills working in a different team.

You will be a part of 7-day service and will be required to provide weekend cover on rotational basis.

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.

Approximately 568,000 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/ Qualifications Essential
  • Current professional registration - HCPC
  • Professional qualification - Physiotherapy
  • Formal and informal post graduate training in the rehabilitation and management of complex and long term conditions.
  • Membership of the chartered society of Physiotherapy
Experience Essential
  • Advanced assessment skills, with broad range of post graduate experience of medical, surgical, orthopaedic, neurology, respiratory, musculoskeletal rehabilitation work
  • Skills in the use of outcome measures to evaluate the effectiveness of treatment
  • Ability to manage people, provide supervision to junior/support staff
  • Ability to write clinical reports and discharge summaries
  • Clinical educator
  • Teaching skills
  • Evidence of participation in audit and research
  • Appliance and orthotic skills
Other Essential
  • Ability to travel independently where required

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