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Solent NHS Trust
£33,760 to £49,488 a year
Closing date
20 Mar 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
We're looking for a Physiotherapist!

You'll take a role in the specialist neuro physiotherapy intervention to patients as part of the team, assessing and treating a caseload of patients who may have a complex presentation and maintain associated records as an autonomous practitioner. You'll undertake evidence-based projects, including recommendations for change in practice and participate in research and audit.

Snowdon is a 14 bed unit which specialises in the treatment of adults with physical and cognitive impairment following a recent neurological event or a long- term neurological condition. We offer a 24-hour, 6 day a week service, providing specialist in-patient goal orientated neuro rehabilitation. The Kite Unit is a 10 bed unit offering a neuropsychiatric service providing rehabilitation to individuals with brain injury whose impairments are largely in the cognitive, behavioural or mental health spectrum. Both units focus on neuro-rehabilitation, neuropsychiatry and disability management in line with the definitions used by the British Society of Rehabilitation Medicine (BSRM) for Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) and are registered with UK Rehabilitation Outcome Collaborative (UKROC) contributing data to the national database. Snowdon is recognised as providing specialist neurorehabilitation as a level 2 unit. The units work collaboratively. You will be based on Snowdon however there is an opportunity to work on KITE.

Main duties of the job

To undertake skilled neurological assessment using advanced clinical reasoning skills and a variety of assessment techniques to provide accurate diagnosis.

Manage own caseload using highly specialist knowledge and skills as an autonomous practitioner, including maintenance of comprehensive records.

To be professionally and legally responsible and accountable as an autonomous practitioner for all aspects of your own professional activities, to carry a clinical caseload of patients for whom you are responsible.

To keep up to date with evidence base, current national and developments and utilise this knowledge and best practice.

To maintain a high-level clinical skill set within the team to ensure high quality and compassionate care for all patients.

To ensure all care delivered empowers patients to recover their independence at the earliest opportunity.


To ensure all patients are given the appropriate information and are actively encouraged to engage in their own health needs.

To discuss care with patients/carers, where some information may be complex, where there may be barriers to understanding

Knowledge education and training

Undertake training and mentoring of staff and other groups as prescribed.

To take responsibility for identifying own training and development needs, suggestions for improvements to the service and policy changes to the line manager.

To assist in the induction and orientation of new staff

About us

Make a difference with us

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you're looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access

To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work

To deliver the best value for money

Our shared values support the development of a strong working culture. They breathe life into our organisation -- guiding and inspiring all of our actions and decisions. They enable us to be better at what we do and create a great place for our staff to work, whilst ensuring we provide the highest quality of care to our patients.

In creating our values, we spent time listening to our employees and members. Based on what people told us, we created our HEART values to reflect the deep belief that we are caring organisation at the centre of our community: Honesty, Everyone counts, Accountable, Respectful, Teamwork.

We are an accredited Real Living Wage employer.

We encourage and support our staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best line of defence against Covid-19.

Job description Job responsibilities

Management and Leadership

Staff are managed and standards of work are maintained and Trust policies for the management of staff performance are adhered to.

Appraisals of staff directly managed are undertaken and that the appraisal process is maintained throughout the team.

Staff receive appropriate health and safety and other mandatory statutory training as prescribed and that the relevant records ae maintained.

Other records are maintained by the team ensuring compliance with the agreed record keeping systems of the Trust.

Informed consent is obtained where appropriate and documented in accordance with Trust procedures.

New and replacement equipment is not used until it has been commissioned in accordance with Trust policy.

Appropriate risk and other assessments are completed and documented in a timely manner in accordance with Trust Policy.

Defective equipment is reported and made safe without delay in accordance with Trust procedures

Equipment is maintained in accordance with Trust policy.

Infection prevention and control procedures are followed by all staff within their area of responsibility.

Quality and Service Improvement

Identifies situations of clinical risk and takes appropriate action to ensure a safe environment for patients/clients/families and staff.

Contributes to evidence-based practice in speciality areas.

Demonstrates commitment to quality improvements, risk management and resource utilisation participating in monitoring and evaluation activities including audit and research activities

Provides input into clinical standards/protocols and policies and undertakes clinical audits as required.

Evaluates the effectiveness, efficiency and safety of clinical practice contributing to service improvement initiatives.

Participates in the implementation of models of care appropriate to patient/client population needs.

Contributes to and participates in Solent NHS policy development providing own expertise where relevant and feedback on proposed polices based on relevant experience and expertise where applicable.

Participates in case review and debriefing activities as required.

Participates in group/unit discussions that review current practice.

Contributes to the development of programmes of care/care packages providing specialist advice where relevant.

Promote patient and public involvement in activities designed to inform service improvement

Actively participate in clinical audit and service improvement activity to improve patient care and patient outcomes (privacy, dignity, and duty of candour).

Fully adheres to the Solent NHS trust Integrated Clinical and Safeguarding Supervision policy along with Safeguarding Children and adult policies, and information sharing protocols to ensure the health and well-being of children and adults at risk.

Familiarity with the requirements of the Mental Capacity Act and maintains MCA mandatory training.


To ensure appropriate cover for clinical caseload duties by effective team collaboration and to delegate tasks effectively within the clinical environment whilst retaining the professional responsibility of appropriate delegation.

Health and Safety, Security and Equality

Works in accordance with the relevant Health and Safety Trust policies, procedures, and guidelines.

Contribute to development of service.

Attends organisational mandatory training as required by the Trust and relevant to your role.

Actively participates in and enables others to carry out risk assessments within the working environment.

Ensures self and colleagues are trained and competent to use equipment safely.

Ensures incident reporting is expedited promptly and appropriate action plans completed.

Identifies potential health, safety and security issues and collaborates with others to promote and maintain an environment that supports infection prevention and control policies and procedures.

Supports and promotes a positive approach to diversity and equality of opportunity, to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage in service delivery and employment, and to manage, support or comply through the implementation of the Solent NHS Trust's Equal Opportunities Policy.

Promotes a culture which respects and values diversity, and support patients, visitors and staff in exercising their rights.

Ensures care within areas of practice and adheres to the 5 principles of the Mental Capacity Act Code of Practice (2005).

Recognises and reports behaviour which undermines equality and diversity in accordance with organisational policies and current legislation.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Professional UK registration e.g., HCPC
  • Degree level education or equivalent knowledge and skills gained through any combination of alternative study or employment experience
  • Post graduate training in specialty clinical skills as required for role
  • Evidence or portfolio of post graduate continued development
  • Certificate/Diploma in Management and Leadership or relevant equivalent experience
Experience Essential
  • Evidence of Continued Professional Development (CPD)
  • Experience of staff supervision and mentorship
  • Adhere to current statutory requirements, standards, and regulations
  • Awareness of local and national agenda within the speciality
  • Experience of project management for policy development

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