Specialist Physiotherapist

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
21 Mar 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting band 6 opportunity has arisen for Physiotherapists to join our Established Community Neurological Rehabilitation team (CNRT) in Central Lancashire.

As a Band 6 you will be an experienced Physiotherapist with advanced clinical skills in the neurological rehabilitation of patients.The CNRT provides ongoing rehabilitation to patients within the Chorley, South Ribble and Greater Preston locality with predominantly Stroke and ABI diagnosis. Referrals to the team are predominantly from the acute hospital, in-patient setting, however referrals from the third sector are also accepted. The team has an active involvement with the Lancashire & South Cumbria Integrated Stroke and Neuro Rehabilitation Delivery Network and is currently working towards the implementation of the Lancashire and South Cumbria Stroke Service Specification.

The CNRT is a large multidisciplinary team, led by three dynamic Band 7 Clinical Specialists in Physiotherapy, Speech and Language Therapy and Occupational Therapy and consists of these disciplines along with Neuropsychology and highly experienced generic rehabilitation assistants. We are proactive, open to new ideas and innovative in neuro rehabilitation practice.

Main duties of the job

We area large, supportive, friendly team that values interdisciplinary working, striving to provide excellence. Current treatment approaches offered by our team include, FES and Saeboflex. We are committed to providing an enhanced, evidence based, interdisciplinary approach to patient care. Patient centred, functional goals are embedded within team practice and shape and inform the delivery of therapy.

Main duties include:

Provide a high standard of physiotherapy input to the designated therapy team. Hours may be required to be worked over 7 days between 08.00am and 08.00pm, depending on service need.To assess and treat patients within a ward or community setting as an autonomous practitionerPhysiotherapeutic assessment of patients with diverse presentations, physical and psychological conditions, to provide a diagnosis and develop and deliver an individualised treatment programme.Hold responsibility for own caseload and be responsible for a defined area of the service or a particular patient typeThe postholder will ensure their own personal development and participate in the development of othersTo supervise, educate and assess the performance of physiotherapy students to ensure the standard of practice and teaching meets the degree standard.

Due to the nature of the role, it is essential that you are able to travel independently across the locality and have access to a suitable vehicle for business purposes.

About us

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.

The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.

Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as; term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.

For more information please visit our website via Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS FT

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see attached the job description and person specification for more information about this role.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Current professional registration with HPC as a physiotherapist and responsibility for maintaining this registration
  • Evidence of CPD in related field of clinical expertise
  • Degree or equivalent
Knowledge Essential
  • Understanding of clinical governance framework and implications for practice including audit and research governance
  • Knowledge and appreciation of lone working risks, policy and procedure.
  • Ability to work effectively within an MDT.
Experience Essential
  • Treatment of a broad range of conditions relating to clinical speciality.
  • Must be assessed as having level of fitness to carry out duties/tasks after reasonable adjustments under DDA 1995 have been made.
  • Multi-disciplinary/multi-agency collaborative working.

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