The Worcester City community physiotherapy team are looking for a dedicated and passionate physiotherapist to join their friendly team. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with a varied caseload covering the whole of Worcester city and St Johns.
The team consists of physiotherapists and physiotherapy assistants. We work closely with district nurses, occupational therapists, advanced clinical practitioners and alongside the GPs to support people living in their own homes.
Our working hours are typically Monday to Friday between the hours of 08.00 – 17.00 however there is scope for flexibility and the opportunity to pick up additional shifts at the weekend.
We are based at Warndon clinic, Cranham Drive however the whole team have laptops to allow home working as necessary and when agreed with your line manager.
We are a busy team, but have a friendly and supportive attitude. Although the successful candidate will work autonomously there is always a member of the team willing to assist as needed, with advice over the phone or during a joint visit. You will be supported during the induction phase to ensure you feel confident and have a clear understanding of how the team and wider MDT work to facilitate rehabilitation in the community setting.
Main duties of the job
• Delivering a high standard of physiotherapy assessment and treatment to patients in their own home
• Provide advice on the rehabilitation management of patients to families, carers and other members of the MDT
• Be responsible for managing your caseload, ensuring all patients have appropriate patient centred goals set, rehabilitation plans in place and follow up reviews diarised
• Be responsible for the triage of new referrals on your given day as part of the team rota
• Assess priority patients as part of the urgent community response initiative and admission avoidance, as well as supporting hospital discharges including trauma and orthopaedic brace management and planning domiciliary interventions to facilitate independent living
• Treat a wide variety of presentations including falls, orthopaedics, neurological conditions, musculoskeletal and respiratory patients
• Maintain accurate electronic patient records in line with documentation guidelines
• Delegate and supervise appropriate tasks and treatment plans to the physiotherapy assistants
• Take part in the supervision of physiotherapy students as well as supporting the physiotherapy assistants
• Ordering of patient equipment and ensuring the safe and appropriate use of this
• Communicating with the wider MDT including GPs regarding any concerns about your patients
• An active role in team meetings, clinical audit, and service and team development
We are community hospitals, neighbourhood teams and community nursing 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.
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Job description Job responsibilities
For full details of the duties and criteria for the role please refer to the job description and person specification attached.
Person Specification Experience Essential
- Experience of working in a variety of specialities
- Experience working in a community setting
- Experience of delegation to staff
- Experience of audit
- Diploma / Degree in Physiotherapy
- HPC registration
- Relevant validated clinical course
- Evidence of relevant post graduate courses/CPD maintained in portfolio
- Good knowledge of physiotherapy across the core specialities
- Knowledge of IT skills
- Broad knowledge and understanding of a long term and acute medical conditions and how these impact our patients
- General understanding of typical medications used to treat a variety of conditions
Additional Criteria Essential
- UK driving licence and access to a car
- Able to meet the travel requirements of the post
Skills and Abilities Essential
- Ability to communicate effectively in English in both verbal and written formats
- Good interpersonal skills
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team
- Ability to maintain comprehensive accurate and up to date clinical records
- Effective time management
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