Advanced Physiotherapist

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year Per annum pro rata 5% of basic salary
Closing date
7 Feb 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 7
Full Time
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Are you a Physiotherapist, looking for the next step in your career? We have a great opportunity for a Band 7 Physiotherapist who would like to offer, and develop their expertise within the acute mental health setting. We are offering this role as a fixed term contract for 6 months, or as a secondment opportunity.

The post holder would provide highly specialised physiotherapy assessment and treatment for service users with complex mental health and physical health needs, and provide expert advice, guidance and information for health and social care professionals, carers and relatives.

Main duties of the job

This role will cover the acute mental health wards for people of working age across Hertfordshire. The base will be within the therapy department at Kingfisher Court in Radlett.

The postholder will work alongside the Occupational Therapy team across the units and will have the opportunity to work with the Physiotherapy Teams already established within the Older Adults MH team and within the Learning Disability team. The post holder will offer clinical expertise to the rest of the Multi disciplinary team to ensure best practice. They will be supported by the OT team and Assistant Therapy Practitioners.

This is a great opportunity for someone to lead evidence-based audit and research projects to develop and enhance the team's clinical practice within acute mental health. This will contribute to supporting changes in practice and develop the Physiotherapy input within this area. The postholder will receive regular supervision and clinical peer support.

The successful candidate will work as an influential and integral member of a diverse multi-disciplinary team and will join the growing Physiotherapy service.

You will be a highly motivated, experienced clinician and have excellent communication and organisational skills.

About us

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) is an outstanding organisation with ambitions to match. We are one of just five mental health trusts to achieve an overall rating of 'Outstanding' from the Care Quality Commission, and our aim is to be the leading provider of mental health and specialist learning disability services in the country.

Our family of over 3500 members of staff provide health and social care for over 400,000 people with mental ill health, physical ill health and learning disabilities across Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, and Norfolk, delivering these services within the community and several inpatient settings. We also deliver a range of nationally commissioned specialist services including Tier 4 services for children and young people, perinatal services, plus medium and low secure learning disabilities services.

The care we provide makes a fantastic difference to the lives of our service users, their families and carers - everything is underpinned by choice, independence and equality, with our Trust values embedded throughout:

Our Trust values are:

Welcoming. Kind. Positive. Respectful. Professional.

These values are at the core of who we are, everything we do, and how we do it!

Would you like to be part of the HPFT family? Would you like work with us to ensure our service users live the fullest lives possible they can? Would you like to be supported in your career to be the best that you can be?

Then please read on...

Job description Job responsibilities

  • To provide highly specialised physiotherapy assessment and treatment for service users with complex mental health and physical health needs, and to provide expert advice, guidance and information to health and social care professionals, carers and relatives and other non-professionals.
  • To provide this service within the adults inpatient units in HPFT (Oak, Swift, Robin and Owl Kingfisher Court, Radlett, Aston Stevenage and Albany Lodge St Albans)
  • To hold responsibility for own case load, working without direct supervision. Supervision takes the form of regular one to one sessions with the line manager/ Professional Lead, formal training and clinical reasoning sessions, peer review, case conferences and reflective practice.
  • To work alongside the established Advanced Physiotherapist working in Older Adults Mental Health inpatient
  • To undertake a significant clinical caseload to a high professional standard, using specialist knowledge and skills from theoretical and practical
  • To be responsible for supervision, education and assessment of therapy assistants and to oversee the clinical supervision of more junior staff/students.
  • To undertake/lead evidence-based audit and research projects to develop and enhance personal and teams clinical practice within their area; to make recommendations to clinical lead/ head of service for changes to practice by the team; to implement specific changes to practice; to write and/or contribute to service

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Diploma / degree in Phyiotherapy
  • State registration with HCPC
  • professional development
Experience Essential
  • Experience in mental health or transferrable field
  • Experience of supervision and managing staff
  • Experience of service development
Communication Essential
  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • Teaching and presenting experience
Physical Essential
  • Full driving license with access to car unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010 which prevents you from driving.
  • Computer literacy including basic proficiency in using Word, Excel, e-learning packages, Electronic Patient records and PowerPoint

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