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Physiotherapist Taunton Community Rehabilitation Service

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
20 Mar 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
The Taunton Community Rehabilitation Service is looking for a part time Physiotherapist to join our friendly team

Our team consists of Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, an Assistant Practitioner, Therapy Apprentices, Rehab assistants and a Pharmacy Tech who work with patients in their home environment providing rehabilitation for patients aged 18 and above. Referrals are from multiple sources including self-referrals, inter-professional, voluntary agencies, rapid response, hospital at home and D2A. The caseload is extremely varied from the straightforward mobility assessment to highly complex frailty, post-acute neuro-rehabilitation, orthopaedics and falls to name a few.

Why not come and visit us and see for yourself.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide high quality patient-centered care and specialist rehabilitation to adults referred to the Rehabilitation Service.
  • Participate in the development of the Rehabilitation Service in the community.
  • To provide specialist advice regarding the rehabilitation management of patients to families, carers and other members of the MDT.
  • Provide support, guidance and training to Band 5 Therapists, Apprentices, Assistant Practitioner, Rehab Assistants and Students.
  • Responsibility for a caseload of complex patients within both the community and the community hospital bedded environments.
  • Act as Clinical Supervisor and undertake Managerial Supervision including Appraisal for Band 5 Physiotherapists and Band 4 and Band 3 support staff.
  • Act as Team Lead in the Rehabilitation Managers absence, including supporting staff and attending any meetings delegated by the manager.

About us

At Somerset Foundation Trust we work hard to make sure that inclusion is part of everything we do. We know that true inclusion means that we are able to provide the best care for our patients and a fulfilling career for all our colleagues.

Our vision is to be a trust where everyone knows that their unique skills and abilities are valued and where each member of our community feels they belong. Our priority is to ensure that Somerset NHS Foundation Trust is designed with inclusion at its heart. This means taking bold and innovative action to remove barriers to equality and inclusion.

We are here to 'fix the system' and not our people, by working together to create a positive and inclusive culture that enables our colleagues to bring their authentic selves to work. We work continually to create a respectful and supportive environment.

Job description Job responsibilities

  • To use advanced clinical reasoning to predict achievable outcomes of treatment and to recommend the best course of intervention, developing comprehensive treatment plans, in conjunction with other professions and agencies.
  • To be responsible on a daily basis for the allocation of clinical work to the Rehabilitation Assistants
  • To manage clinical risk within own patient caseload and take action to effectively manage identified risks
  • To play a key role in planning and implementing discharge in conjunction with other professionals and agencies in bedded units.
  • To communicate effectively and work collaboratively with medical, nursing, social services and therapy colleagues to ensure delivery of a coordinated multidisciplinary service. This will include providing specialist/ expert advice to case conferences, discharge planning, patient reviews and admission prevention.
  • To be responsible for organising, prioritising and planning your own caseload and that of the staff under your supervision within the Rehabilitation service
  • To manage clinical time effectively by caseload prioritisation to meet patient need, balancing this with other patient related activities and professional responsibilities, both planned and unpredictable demands

Person Specification Essential Essential
  • Diploma/degree/Masters in Physiotherapy
  • HCPC Registration
  • Must have a drivers licence and car for work purposes
  • Experience of a wide range of clinical rehabilitation areas of practice to include elderly patients with complex multi-pathology, neurological, orthopaedics
  • Experience of working in the community
  • A desire to work with older people in Somerset
  • Membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
  • Post graduate accredited course in Care / rehabilitation of the Elderly and/or other relevant post graduate courses.

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