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Leeds & York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year Per Annum
Closing date
21 Mar 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Learning Disability
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a substantive band 6 physiotherapist to join the LYPFT Learning Disability (LD) Service. We are looking for a dynamic physiotherapist keen to work with learning disabled adults who require specialist health support due to complex physical, sensory, communication and behavioral impairments.

The successful candidate will be based within the larger of our two Community Learning Disability Teams (CLDT) which covers the West and South area of Leeds. The service runs Monday to Friday 9 to 5. The post sits alongside a full complement of other LD professionals as well as 2 existing band 6 LD physiotherapists.

Main duties of the job

As a band 6, the clinical role includes: leading on the management of the physiotherapy referrals and allocations, providing specialist health assessments, delivering person centred care plans, training multi agency carers in a range of bespoke therapeutic interventions, assessment and supply of moving and handling and postural equipment, risk assessments, supporting team colleagues in induction and physical health training needs, acting as a clinical educator to physiotherapy students, delegating a range of therapeutic interventions to and clinically supervising Band 3 & 4 Therapy Assistants and Senior Support Workers.

The service has its own therapy suite with an orthotic clinic, a hydrotherapy pool, a rebound therapy room, a clinic and treatment room and routinely utilises local leisure centre facilities (community hydro pool, fitness gyms and sports halls). Working collaboratively with the teams' dietitians, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, LD nurses and speech and language therapists a holistic professional skill development is gained through both formal and informal MDT consultation and joint working.

About us

The Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (LYPFT) is the main provider of Mental Health and Learning Disability services in Leeds. We also provide specialist inpatient services in York and some highly specialised services across the country. As a teaching trust with strong links to local universities, we are a centre of excellence for teaching,research and development.

There are many benefits of working for LYPFT including fantastic employee wellbeing support, 27 - 33 days annual leave, flexible working and remote working arrangements, the NHS Pension Scheme (LYPFT pays 20.6% into your scheme each year), coaching, support and opportunities for career development and training and education support alongside a range of exclusive discounts and payment schemes including for cars, extra leave days and more organisations such as Blue Light Card, Health Service Discounts and NHS Discount Offers.

We also have an incredible bank department, offering variety of roles in nursing, allied health professions, healthcare support worker and administration clerical. Permanent employees are automatically added to bank. Bank-only workers can choose the hours they want to work and will have the opportunity to gain additional experience, keep skills up to date, develop new ones and earn extra money without having to commit to a permanent role. For an informal discussion or more information please contact the team

Job description
Job responsibilities

The LD service has clear clinical governance pathways and supports professional and service development. As a band 6 there is an expectation to contribute or lead on service development, service projects and task groups. Robust supervision structures are in place with 1:1s with the Clinical Team Manager and the Clinical Lead Physiotherapist, peer support through weekly MDT, monthly LD Physiotherapy Professional Development meetings and 3 monthly LD AHP forum meetings.

Physiotherapy referrals, assessments, interventions and training are typically around postural, mobility, falls, pain and respiratory management but can cover any range of conditions and symptoms.

Please refer to job description for full details regarding job role.
  • To work as a member of a multi disciplinary Community Learning Disability Team (CLDT), offering a comprehensive service to service users who require specialist health interventions.
  • To participate in the ongoing development and maintenance of quality services, ensuring ongoing commitment to the care programme approach, managing complex care, and acting as a Care Co-ordinator where appropriate.
  • To support and guide junior staff members and participate in the education and supervision of a range of students.
  • To maintain clear links with your professions structures and your professions lead within the Trust.
  • Support the professions development and modernisation and the adherence to your professions standards and codes of practice.
  • To utilise your core physiotherapy skills to provide high quality physiotherapy interventions to people with a learning disability.

To be responsible and accountable for the assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of care for defined service users.

Person Specification
  • MSc/Degree/post graduate diploma or equivalent in physiotherapy

  • Experience of supporting adults or children with long term complex health issues.
  • Clear vision of role/commitment to the community learning disability specialism.

  • Competent IT and written skills.

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