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Community Physiotherapist-Nightingale Neighbourhood Team

Herefordshire & Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year
Closing date
13 Feb 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic full time B6 Domiciliary Physiotherapist, to join our integrated Redditch and Bromsgrove Neighbourhood Teams.

The role involves delivering both planned and urgent physiotherapy interventions to the local adult population. You will be expected to contribute to high quality patient care and future development of our Neighbourhood Teams. You will have the opportunity to educate and supervise multi-professional clinicians.

Our teams maintain close links with Worcestershire Acute Trust and local Community Hospitals, in order to provide a multi-disciplinary and holistic approach to patient care. You will have an innovative approach and in return we will provide many opportunities for personal and professional development with chances to gain experience in service leadership and service re-design. You will receive clinical supervision from a Band 7 Clinical Lead and B6 colleagues. There will also be opportunities for student mentorship.

Main duties of the job

Undertake physiotherapeutic assessments and treatment of patients within the speciality who may have highly complex and acute / chronic presentation, to determine clinical diagnosis and physiotherapy treatments needed, and to maintain records as an autonomous practitioner.

Plan, deliver and evaluate care for patients in partnership with MDT colleagues and together lead the planning, delivery and evaluation of all elements of the rehabilitation programme

Clinical responsibility for a designated caseload of patients, to organise / triage this efficiently and effectively with regards to clinical priorities and use of time.

About us

We are community hospitals, neighbourhood teams and community health services across Worcestershire and the provider of Mental Health and Learning Disability services across both Herefordshire and Worcestershire. We work in partnership with other organisations to keep our community well at home for as long as possible.

We provide services for people of all ages, across a range of settings, experiencing both physical and/or mental health conditions.

We have an open and supportive culture, recognised by the CQC and other external regulators. We want you to thrive, offering you every opportunity to develop. We will support you; help you fulfil your ambitions with a varied and flexible training programme; and empower you to make positive changes within your team or service. We endeavour to offer an attractive work-life balance, with flexibility in our approach to help you get the most out of your career.

We provide our staff with direct access to a wealth of resources to support their wellbeing, from our Staff Mental Health and Wellbeing Hub, to wellbeing festivals or access to free online exercise classes.

At the core of our values, we are committed to equality, diversity, inclusion and human rights. We take every opportunity to strengthen our approach to equality and diversity in delivering best patient care and the employment of our staff.

We would encourage you to visit the Trusts Recruitment Microsite, click the Employer Website link.

Job description Job responsibilities

Assessment of patients referred to the team via routine and urgent referral.

Undertake the comprehensive assessment and diagnosis of patients including those with a highly complex presentation, using investigative and analytical skills.

Assess patient understanding of physiotherapy intervention and have the ability to work within a legal framework with patients who lack the capacity to consent to treatment.

Contribute to education and training of physiotherapists, health care professionals, physiotherapy students, carers, and assistants in physiotherapeutic management. This includes contribution to CPD of the MDT.

Formulate individualised management and treatment plans using clinical reasoning and utilise a wide range of treatment skills and options to deliver specialised programmes of care.

Train, supervise and performance-manage more junior staff, technical instructors, assistants and students. This will include the use of formal appraisal documentation.

Participate in recruitment and selection procedures.

For full details of the duties and criteria for the role please refer to the job description and person specification attached.

Person Specification Skills & Abilities Essential
  • Excellent skills in clinical assessment, intervention and evaluation.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English in both verbal and written formats.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Be able to work collaboratively
  • within a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Ability to pass on skills / knowledge to others through in service training and educational workshops.
  • Good computer literacy.
  • Able to maintain judgement and work effectively under pressure.
  • Application of health and safety policies including risk assessment.
  • Knowledge and experience of complex manual handling techniques and risk assessments
  • Experience of audit
Knowledge Essential
  • Excellent knowledge of physiotherapy in relevant areas.
  • Awareness of audit
  • Awareness of research processes
  • Experience of Community Care and Rapid Response style care
  • Managing service development programme projects
  • Management, leadership and supervisory skills
Qualifications Essential
  • Diploma / Degree in Physiotherapy
  • HPC registration
  • Evidence of relevant post Graduate) courses / CPD maintained in portfolio
  • Relevant validated clinical course
  • Clinical Educators qualification
  • Post graduate training relevant to clinical area
Experience Essential
  • A minimum of 2 years post graduate experience including work in a variety of specialities
  • Experience of supervision of junior staff or students.
  • Experience of delegation to qualified / unqualified staff
  • Junior rotations in core specialist areas of physiotherapy
  • Experience at Band 6

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