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Rotational Physiotherapist

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust
Norwich and Norfolk
Depending on experience £25,655 - £31,534 pa
Closing date
23 Mar 2023

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CBT therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
The Rotation Scheme is able to offer newly registered physiotherapists a range of clinical experience in community and academic settings.

To apply you will need to have a BSc/MSc in physiotherapy and be registered with the HCPC or an undergraduate student nearing course completion. It is also open to those returning to practice.

The rotations are of 6 month duration and cover the following:
  • Community rehabilitation including long term conditions; medicine for the elderly; musculoskeletal outpatients; specialist in-patient neuro-rehabilitation, and community stroke rehabilitation.

This list may change to meet new service designs and local health needs.
  • To provide physiotherapy assessment, interventions, health promotion.
  • To work as part of the multidisciplinary team to facilitate discharge planning or prevent unnecessary admissions.
  • The post holder is supervised on a regular basis by a senior member of the physiotherapy team.

Once the necessary competencies are obtained the post holder may be required to participate in weekend and bank holiday rotas.

Main duties of the job

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust provide a range of post registration rotations. This offers newly registered Physiotherapists the opportunity to work in a variety of settings including inpatients and community environments.

Rotations are in a number of geographical locations throughout Norfolk.

You will be keen to know that our close links with the University of East Anglia brings excellent postgraduate learning opportunities.

We offer rotations of 6 months duration in:-

- Community Rehabilitation including long term conditions

- Specialist in-patient neurological rehabilitation

- Stroke rehabilitation

- Musculo-skeletal

- General in-patient rehabilitation

- Learning Difficulties

Flexible working is possible. Weekend and evening working may be required as per the demands of the Service.

We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic person to join our friendly team.

About us

Apply now to join an organisation that has been awarded an 'Outstanding' rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the highest possible rating and the first stand-alone NHS community trust in the country to be awarded the title.

Job description Job responsibilities

  • To be professionally and legally responsible and accountable for all aspects of own work.
  • To maintain a high standard of clinical care for the patients under your management.
  • To undertake the assessment of patients using investigative and analytical skills.
  • To formulate an individual management and/or treatment programme, using clinical reasoning skills and a range of treatment skills.
  • To undertake a variety of rotations; this will provide a broad base for both personal and professional development.
  • To accept clinical responsibility for a designated caseload of patients, and, with support, to organise this efficiently and effectively with regard to clinical priorities and use of time.
  • To accept responsibility for ensuring the effective selection and use of all treatment resources available both in the department and on the wards.
  • To communicate effectively with other members of the multi-professional team, about patient issues in order to facilitate a team approach to patient care.
  • To communicate effectively with patients and carers to maximise rehabilitation potential and to ensure understanding of condition.
  • To assess capacity, gain valid informed consent and have the ability to work within a legal framework with patients who lack capacity to consent to treatment.
  • To delegate to, and supervise the work of health care assistants and assistant practitioners.
  • To assist senior staff in the provision of advice, teaching and instruction to relatives, carers and other professionals, to promote understanding of the aims of physiotherapy and to ensure a co-ordinated approach to patient care.
  • To be responsible for equipment used, and to adhere to department equipment policy, including competence to use equipment

  • Person Specification Qualifications Essential
    • BSc or MSc in Physiotherapy or equivalent.
    • HCPC registration
    Experience Essential
    • Broad range of core clinical experience at pre-registration or if applicable post registration
    • Demonstrates ability to be an effective member of a team(s)
    • Can demonstrate ability to problem solve in clinical setting
    • Previous work experience
    Skills Abilities and Knowledge Essential
    • Demonstrates ability to apply skills across various clinical settings/applications
    • Demonstrates an understanding of evidence based practice and clinical audit
    • Able to prioritise work effectively
    • Can manage change to different rotations at regular intervals
    • Demonstrates commitment to continuing professional development/lifelong learning
    • Well-developed problem solving skills
    Communication Essential
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Able to communicate effectively using the English Language
    Personal & People Development Essential
    • Able to identify with the Trust's commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults.
    • Flexible approach to service needs
    • Adaptable to change
    • Able to work under own initiative
    • Good knowledge/awareness of self
    • Flexible approach to career pathways
    • Genuine desire to gain broad experience and a commitment to the rotation
    Other Essential
    • Ability to travel to all rotation sites
    • Must hold a full driving licence or be able to make own travelling arrangements to fulfil the duties of the post
    • Able to commit to weekend and bank holiday duties

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