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Senior Physiotherapist

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
20 Mar 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an exciting time for LPFT, as we continue on our journey of service improvement, undergoing a range of service transformations and delivering high standards of care for our patients.

We are looking for a full time Band 6 Physiotherapist to work in an autonomous role, providing services across a number of Boston/Sleaford acute and Rehab wards within the Adult In-patient and Urgent Care Division. This role involves some travel between Boston and Sleaford sites and also involved working closely with the Band 6 Physiotherapist colleague covering the Lincoln area.

The post holder will be responsible for the provision of assessment and treatment of male and female service users who have complex mental and physical health needs. You will work as part of an integrated MDT and will contribute to the development of a holistic service for our client group. You will be part of The Therapy Team, comprising of Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapy Assistants, Occupational Therapy Assistants and Activity Co-ordinators to ensure patients can continue in their journey to live life well and achieve mental health recovery.

Main duties of the job

To provide a high quality physiotherapy service, including assessments, planning, treatments and evaluation of care to Service users referred to the service.

About us

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health services and a number of learning disability, autism and social care services in the county of Lincolnshire. Employing around 2,800 staff, and serving a population of over 766,000, our people lie at the heart of everything we do.

You could be part of a Trust rated by staff as one of the best mental health and learning disability trusts in England, in an area heralded as a fantastic place to live and work. We firmly believe the key to high quality care is a contented workforce. This is reflected in our Care Quality Commission rating of 'outstanding' for well-led and 'good' overall. In the most recent National NHS Staff Survey, our staff rated us as the number one trust nationally for staff morale and one of the top scoring NHS Trusts in the Midlands for being compassionate and inclusive. We're really proud of this!

We are also leading the way in transforming care, with multi-million-pound transformation of patient environments and radical redesign of community services.

This is the time to join and help redesign our services of the future. We offer options for flexible working and provide a wide range of training and promotion opportunities in all professions. We support and celebrate diversity, have active staff networks groups and are always looking at what more we can do to support our staff.

Job description Job responsibilities

You will be a dynamic, enthusiastic and innovative Physiotherapist with proven clinical skills and knowledge in assessing and providing interventions for patients without direct supervision.

You will provide physiotherapy to patients with complex and challenging needs, affecting both their mental and physical health. You will be responsible for the provision of a quality and responsive Physiotherapy service across inpatient and rehabilitation wards based in Boston and Sleaford working closely with the Lincoln based Physiotherapist

You will have had experience of working closely with the multi-disciplinary team and you will be able to demonstrate strong interpersonal, communication and organisational skills.

As a team player, youll be able to prioritise your work in order to meet deadlines and have a patient centred approach. Previous experience of working within a mental health setting is desirable but not essential.

LPFT offers an excellent benefits package, continued professional development and support, career opportunities and relocation assistance where required

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • BSc Hons in Physiotherapy or post graduate diploma in Physiotherapy
  • HPC Registered Physiotherapist
  • Evidence of maintained CPD including relevant post graduate programmes of study
  • Member of Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.
  • Member of the Chartered Physiotherapists in Mental
  • Health clinical interest group &/or other special interest groups.
Experience Essential
  • Experience in working in a healthcare provider organisation as a qualified physiotherapist.
  • Experience of working as a physiotherapist in a variety of clinical areas
  • Experience of working in in-patient services &/or in restricted/secure environments.
  • Good theoretical knowledge with a working knowledge of a broad range of clinical conditions, including mental health conditions.
  • Knowledge of access routes to community physiotherapy and other relevant healthcare services.
  • Involvement in audit/research and quality initiatives.
  • Working knowledge of the Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act and other relevant legislation relevant to the client group.
Skills & Competences Essential
  • Knowledge of CSP guidelines, Trust policies & procedures understanding the legal responsibilities of the role
  • To hold own caseload within defined areas of the Trust, working without direct supervision. (Professional supervision to take the form of regular professional training, peer review and 1:1 with the Trust Lead Occupational Therapist.)

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