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Specialist Advanced Physiotherapist

Cheshire & Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
8 Feb 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Learning Disability
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, highly motivated, dynamic, experienced, and dedicated Physiotherapist to join our established innovative, community-based LD East Cheshire multi-disciplinary team.

You will be joining a well-established and supportive team, where person-centred care is at the forefront of everything that we do.

You will be responsible for delivering high-quality clinical care and clinical leadership to the Physiotherapist and Physiotherapy assistants in the team, ensuring all work is needs led, evidence based and in line with current legislation.

CWP hosts CANDDID, the Centre for Autism Neurodevelopmental disorders and Intellectual Disabilities, which carries out research, education and training, and all clinicians are encouraged and supported to develop research and QI skills.

If you are passionate about making a difference to the lives of adults with a learning disability, and those who care for them and want to contribute to an organisation which is continuously striving to improve then we would love to hear from you.

There are two bases that the team works from, one at Rosemount Lodge, Macclesfield, and one at Catherine House, Crewe - the location of base can be reviewed with the successful candidate.

Part-time or full-time applications will be considered for this post.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will direct and lead the Learning Disability Physiotherapy provision of the LD team. They will provide clinical expertise around complex health difficulties and the impact this could have on other areas of the person's life whilst working within the context of a multi-professional framework.

The post holder will carry a caseload of clients with learning disabilities who have the most complex needs, where a high level of clinical expertise is required to deliver care that will reduce health inequalities for people with diagnoses that impact on their physical health and mobility.

The post holder will lead in the overall approach to clinical assessments of clients referred into the team for Physiotherapy input and will support the delivery of specialist learning disability assessment, intervention and person-centred outcomes.

To lead on specific MDT projects and service developments as part of a leadership role within the team.

About us

CWP provides health and care services for local people, including mental health, learning disability, community physical health and all-age disability care - including the provision of three GP surgeries.

Our aim is to help people to be the best they can be, adopting a compassionate, person-centred approach to everything we do. We were recently rated as Outstanding for Caring by the Care Quality Commission with a Good rating overall.

We have been recognised by the Health Service Journal as one of the top places to work in the health service for the last two years running. CWP also scored the highest in the north west (among mental health, learning disability and community Trusts) for staff recommending CWP as a place to work in the NHS Staff Survey 2020.

We have services across Wirral and Cheshire, as well as Trafford, Warrington, Bolton, Halton and Liverpool - and provide specialist services for the North West as a whole.

Apply now to join our skilled and friendly teams and help us to deliver our vision to improve health and wellbeing by providing high quality care. We offer a variety of roles at all levels.

CWP are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

We welcome applications from people who have direct experience of accessing our services.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please download a copy of the job description for full details.

Recruitment selection processes are based on competence (see Person specification) and values.

CWP recruits people that can demonstrate the Trusts Values and Behaviours in their everyday life. Therefore, if you are invited to interview, you will be undertaking aValues Based Interview/Assessment,which explores not only what you do but how and why you do it.

Before applying, we encourage you to review the Trusts Values and Behaviours which are the 6 Cs Communication, Competence, Courage, Care, Compassion and Commitment. A Guide to completing your application form can be accessed on the right side of this page under the job description.

The Supporting Information Section in your application should therefore reflect your understanding of the Trusts Values and associated Behaviours. You will be expected to provide us with examples from work experience and/or personal life which demonstrate these values through your behaviour.

If your disability meets the definition set out in the Equality Act 2010, and you can show that you meet the essential criteria described in the person specification for an available position, please answer YES to the question: Do you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme? Please also inform the team if you have any special support needs to be considered as part of the interview and selection processes.

We offer a guaranteed interview scheme for our Armed Forces community. Please answer YES to the question in the application form.

All new clinical support staff will be required to have completed or working towards the Care Certificate (CWP In-house 2 day training to be completed within 6 months of start date).

Please note applicants will be required to pay for their DBS check. Costs are deducted from salary following appointment.You are encouraged to enrol for the DBS Update Service. A small annual fee of £13 per year applies.

New entrants to the NHS will commence on the minimum of the scale stated above.

CWP encourages and supports all staff to become vaccinated against COVID-19.

Applicants are advised to apply early as if a large number of applications are received for this post we reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the advertised date.

If you experience any technical difficulties or need help when making an application please contact our Recruitment Team on 01244 393100.

Good luck with your application. We hope to welcome you to Team CWP very soon.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Recognised Diploma / Degree in Physiotherapy
  • State Registration with HCPC
  • Experiential training to demonstrate highly specialist physiotherapy skills in adults with Learning disabilities.
  • Evidence of ongoing training / CPD
  • Registered Member of Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. (CSP)
  • Postgraduate Training including postural management; Moving and Handling; respiratory care
  • Relevant Masters qualification
Knowledge & Experience Essential
  • Excellent verbal & written communication
  • Good understanding of current legislation and national drivers which impact on services to adults with a learning disability
  • Ability to manage own caseload and work as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Advanced knowledge of specialist approaches for working with adults with a learning disability
  • Excellent understanding of the Mental Capacity Act and the implications for Physiotherapy intervention
  • Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP)
Experience Essential
  • Extensive experience in a varied role and as a senior practitioner in learning disabilities (adults and / or children)
  • Previous experience of working in an MDT
  • Experience of developing and delivering training
  • Reflective practice
  • Experience of supervising junior / assistant staff

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