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Physiotherapist - In-Patient Therapy Team

Herefordshire & Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year
Closing date
21 Mar 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a band 6 physiotherapist to join the inpatient therapy team at Evesham community hospital, for Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and care trust.

We require a motivated and innovative therapist to join our team. The post is a static post for 37.5 hours per week, this will include a weekend rota. We work as part of a highly specialised MDT team and this is an excellent opportunity to further develop specialist skills within this setting, while contributing to integrated and cohesive team working.

The candidate will receive regular supervision and support, as well as a variety of training opportunities including participation in the in-service training programme and regular joint working with specialist staff from a variety of disciplines. There will be opportunity to be involved in service development, including implementing quality improvement interventions, outcome measures and audit.

Main duties of the job

The roles will involve inpatient assessment and delivery of physiotherapy interventions to the adult population of Worcestershire within the inpatient therapy team at Evesham commuity hospital, within stroke, neurology and general rehab caseload.

You will be required to assess, treat and manage a caseload of patients, working alongside the multidisciplinary team to provide a holistic goal orientated approach to rehabilitation. You will liaise with families and patients and be an active part in safe and timely discharge planning, including liaising with other community-based teams and services.

We would expect you to contribute to high quality, patient-centered care using evidence-based knowledge, audit and outcome measures. There will also be an opportunity to assist with service development and to teach and supervise other clinicians and students and help to shape the future workforce.

About us

We are community hospitals, neighbourhood teams and community health 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.

We would encourage you to visit the Trusts Recruitment Microsite, click the Employer Website link.

Job description Job responsibilities

  • Demonstrate the values and beliefs of the organisation.
  • Act as a role model to colleagues, maintaining the highest standards of professionalism.
  • Work as part of a cohesive and dynamic team
  • Use their initiative and take responsibility for the quality of their work and the service they provide to patients.
  • Provide a physiotherapy service within a varied caseload and working as part of a specialist MDT.
  • Provide complex therapeutic facilitatory skills
  • Be an active part of complex discharge planning
  • Be adaptable and flexible
  • Undertake physiotherapeutic assessments and interventions with diverse complex presentation
  • Hold responsibility for own caseload and be responsible for a defined area of the service/particular patient type, working without direct supervision.
  • Deputise for Senior Physiotherapist
  • Supervise and train health care professionals, carers, assistants and families.
  • Sound knowledge of NHS and professional issues and an understanding of clinical governance

For full details of the duties and criteria for the role please refer to the job description and person specification attached.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Diploma/Degree in Physiotherapy
  • HCPC registration
  • Evidence of relevant post- graduate) courses/CPD maintained in portfolio
  • Relevant validated clinical course/s
  • Evidence of relevant post Graduate courses/CPD, maintained in portfolio
Experience Essential
  • A minimum of 2 years post graduate experience including work in a variety of specialities
  • Experience of supervision of junior staff or students.
  • Experience of delegation to qualified/unqualified staff
  • Experience of delegation to unqualified staff
  • Experience of audit
  • Experience of supervision of junior staff or students.
Knowledge Essential
  • Excellent knowledge of physiotherapy in relevant areas.
  • Knowledge of IT skills
  • Awareness of audit
  • Awareness of research processes
Skills & Abilities Essential
  • Ability to challenge poor behaviour
  • Role modelling good behaviour
  • A positive attitude and able to act on feedback
  • Ability to praise and be supportive to others
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English in both verbal and written formats
  • Good critical appraisal skills
  • Teaching and presentation skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Self-directed learning
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Be able to work collaboratively
  • within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Able to work well with others
  • Ability to motivate self and others
  • Ability to pass on skills/ knowledge to others
  • Able to maintain judgement and work effectively under pressure
  • Ability to maintain contemporaneous, accurate and
  • up to date patient records.
  • Effective time management
Additional Criteria Essential
  • Committed to personal and team development
  • Reliable and flexible
  • Forward thinking
  • Confident and enthusiastic
  • Able to meet the travel requirements of the post

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