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Physiotherapist (ICRAS)

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
Liverpool and South Sefton
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
25 Mar 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
ICRAS (Integrated Reablement and Assessment Service) is a unique service providing a rapid responsive approach to support admission avoidance and early hospital discharges. We're looking for a physiotherapist to join our multidisciplinary teams across Liverpool and South Sefton. If you're motivated, with a therapy background, a passion to promote allied health professionals, and share our aim for perfect care, we'd like to hear from you.The role can involve rotations within ICRAS across hubs, community and Hospital Avoidance Response of Liverpool (HARL), which will enable you to develop skills and flourish within your career. If this interests you, come and join our fantastic team.

We're a very supportive team with a senior nurse, pharmacist, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, podiatrist, therapy and health practitioner assistants and advanced clinical practitioners.Our neighbourhood approach is across Liverpool and South Sefton, we work with intermediate care hubs, planned therapies who support patients with long term conditions, HARL - working alongside a paramedic responding to falls within the community, reablement pathways and much more.We'll encourage your development whether through training, job shadowing, internal promotion etc.

Main duties of the job

What we offer? A robust support structure with regular clinical supervision and performance development review? A comprehensive monthly in-service training programme? Opportunities to lead service delivery including audits, in-service training, etc.? Monthly peer group support? An innovative NHS Trust that's committed to investing in its future and its staff? Opportunities to supervise junior staff, develop peers, students and therapy assistants? Be part of the development of services at the centre of the future direction of healthcare? Structured career progression, support and opportunities? Opportunities to shadow the therapy coordination role and develop skills in triage, allocation of patients etc.? Flexible working patterns and our commitment to a good work life balance

About us

Mersey Care is one of the largest trusts providing physical health and mental health services in the North West, serving more than 11 million people.

We offer specialist inpatient and community services that support physical and mental health and specialist inpatient mental health, learning disability, addiction and brain injury services. Mersey Care is one of only three trusts in the UK that offer high secure mental health facilities.

At the heart of all we do is our commitment to 'perfect care' - care that is safe, effective, positively experienced, timely, equitable and efficient. We support our staff to do the best job they can and work alongside service users, their families, and carers to design and develop future services together. We're currently delivering a programme of organisational and service transformation to significantly improve the quality of the services we provide and safely reduce cost as we do so.

Job description Job responsibilities

- The post holder will be expected to effectively manage a caseload of patients co-morbidities as an autonomous practitioner, using evidence based/ patient centred principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions of the patient group.- To prioritise designated Physiotherapy referrals according to need, risk and service capacity- To plan and implement patient centred individual and/or group interventions, using graded activity to achieve therapeutic goals including sensory integration difficulties within rehab hub setting.- To monitor, evaluate and modify treatment in order to measure progress and ensure effectiveness of intervention.- To ensure that the service users care plan is developed to meet the assessed need of the individual. To monitor, via performance management, the care plans developed for service users by all sector members to ensure that they are appropriate and of a high standard.- To liaise with family members, carers, GPs and other professionals as necessary when completing the assessment and developing a care plan.- Understanding risk assessment, being able to assessrisk and complete management plans.

- The post holder will provide leadership for junior staff, when appropriate, through supervision and appraisal.

- The post holder will participate in planning, development and evaluation of physiotherapy services within a designated area/team, holding responsibility for defined projects.- The post holder take a holistic approach in the assessment and treatment of service users / patients, being responsible for the provision of appropriate, high quality care to a defined caseload which may be of a complex nature, using the appropriate model of care and evidencedbased practice.- Work in partnership with other professional to enable patients / clients to be maintained in an appropriate environment, thus avoiding hospital admission.- To contribute to the maintenance and development of the Physiotherapy profession within- Urgent and Intermediate Care and will facilitate effective learning within the area of practice for all students and practitioners.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Professional.
  • Teaching/mentorship qualification or equivalent or equivalent work based experience.
Experience Essential
  • Demonstrable post registration/qualification experience.
  • Experience of successful multi-agency working.
  • Demonstrable experience in relevant area of practice or equivalent.
  • Evidence of CPD/Short courses.
  • Management and clinical leadership experience.
Knowledge / Skills / Abilities Essential
  • Awareness of current national and local agenda in health and social care.
  • Understanding of partnership working.
  • Understanding of the principles of care management.
  • Awareness of factors that contribute to good health and the importance of promoting these in line with organisational public health policy.
  • Evidence of being able to communicate complex information and advice on healthcare to patients/clients, carers and colleagues.
  • Excellent communication, organisational and interpersonal skills
  • Risk assessment skills.
  • Self-management and motivation skills.
  • IT literate.

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