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Senior Physiotherapist

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year
Closing date
9 Feb 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Our community team provide therapy to a multitude of patients in their own homes, within the Totton & Hythe area of the New Forest. We are a team of registered PTs and OTs with support from our Senior Exercises Instructors and Rehabilitation Assistants.

We pride ourselves on working towards an MDT model with our patients, and the therapy team is part of a wider ONE TEAM. This includes collaborating with other primary and secondary health services such as GPs, Frailty, Community Nursing, OPMH, Consultant geriatricians, Social Services.

As a service our work varies from supporting patients with their discharges home from hospital and devising rehabilitation and/or management programmes of patients with a wide variety of long-term conditions. Along side of general therapy provision, we also provide an Urgent Crisis Response (UCR) service aiming to prevent hospital admission (this runs 7 days a week, 8am-8pm). By working collaboratively with our One Team we can ensure patients remain at home for longer and reduce unnecessary admissions into acute services.

We are looking for applicants who are keen to develop their skills and who are able to provide high quality therapy to their caseloads. You are required to have excellent communication, time management and prioritisation skills, that will enable you to provide care to patients within their own homes. Flexibility in working patterns is desirable as the team covers a 7 day 8-8pm service.

Main duties of the job

The primary role of the Senior Physiotherapist is to provide strong holistic leadership to the team and support the Clinical Team Lead (Band 7). To include day to day leadership responsibilities, development and creative leadership, responsive leadership, enabling the team to achieve a 'well led' culture.

The Senior Physiotherapist in conjunction with a wide range of clinical colleagues and specifically, GP's, Practice Nurses and Social Care professionals, will lead and facilitate a patient or client focused, co-ordinated case management approach across primary and secondary care for people who are most vulnerable to, and at high risk of repeat admissions to hospital.

The Senior Physiotherapist will participate in and influence efforts across health and social services to shape multi-disciplinary pathways designed to support patient choice, improve quality of life, promote self-management and assure early intervention through the proactive provision of care in or as close to the patient's own home as possible.

The Physiotherapist will work across the caseload and the single point of access or (equivalent), using their clinical skills to identify the needs of patients and the correct services to liaise with.

The Physiotherapist will provide an expertise in their own discipline to the wider team.

About us

Are you committed to providing remarkable care and service?

Are you passionate about helping people and want to make a difference every day?

We want to meet you!

Southern Health is one of the largest Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health, adult and child community health and learning disabilities. We are committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk of abuse and neglect through our 6,500 strong workforce.

Southern Health has over 300 sites across the county and we serve 1.5 million people throughout all stages of their lives. Our aim is to work alongside the people we support (and our health and care partners) to deliver the best possible care and constantly improve.

Here at SHFT we have so much to be proud of:
  • Working as a team and supporting each other, we put patients and our staff at the heart of everything we do.
  • We have a skilled and diverse workforce and are committed to our staff development, offering bespoke training packages, leadership pathways and career opportunities.
  • We offer a variety of benefits such as an amazing pension scheme, generous annual leave, Childcare Choices scheme, many discounts (Blue Light card, The Company Shop, NHS Staff Discounts, cycle to work scheme) and much more.

Come to work with us, together we will provide outstanding treatment and care to improve lives.

Job description Job responsibilities

Act at all times with Compassion, to be committed to delivering high quality Care, use effective Communication, be Competent and have Courage when needed.

Person-centre care:

Monitor the quality-of-care planning, implementation, and evaluation to ensure optimum quality is maintained.

Ensure that medicines in your area are handled and administered according to professional and organisational guidelines to ensure safety and efficacy.

Inform the integrated senior clinical lead (Band 7) of any concerns with patients, relatives, visitors, or staff that may compromise patient care.

Mentoring, supporting, and educating others.

Lead the training, support, and supervision of the integrated service team, ensuring team training needs are met.

Assess and maintain the skills and competencies of the team.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered General Nurse/ Registered Mental Health Nurse/Practitioner or Registered Allied Health Professional
  • Post registration qualification or University Degree

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