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Specialist Neuro Physiotherapist

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
28 Mar 2023

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CBT therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are seeking an enthusiastic Band 6 Physiotherapist to join the Integrated Stroke Early Supported Discharge and Community Neuro Rehabilitation Service.

The Integrated service provided both stroke rehabilitation and community neuro rehabilitation supporting service users with a variety of complex needs.

This is an exciting opportunity to join an established multi-disciplinary team comprising of Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Psychologists, Specialist Nurses, and Neuro Rehab assistants.

This role requires the successful candidate to manage a clinical caseload across the North of Cambridgeshire. Their base will be either Peterborough, Ely, Wisbech or Doddington dependent on location nearest to home.

The role involves visiting patients in their homes, wards, or community gyms. There may be times when there is a requirement to provide clinical cover elsewhere within Cambridgeshire. The role requires agile working often using virtual consultation to manage a caseload. We will provide a smart phone and laptop to support this role.

Main duties of the job

You will provide comprehensive assessments and deliver evidence-based specialist neuro Physiotherapy programmes. You will work as part of a multidisciplinary team in supporting patients with physical, cognitive, and psychosocial needs to achieve their potential.

We pride ourselves on the development of our workforce and provide a variety of internal and external training opportunities. The successful post holder will receive and provide clinical supervision and an annual appraisal.

The ideal candidate should be flexible and adaptable to support service delivery.

The successful post holder must be able to travel independently across their work locality, have a valid driving licence and access to a car for work purposes.

About us

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust is a health & social care organisation dedicated to providing high quality care with compassion to improve the health & wellbeing of the people we care for, as well as supporting & empowering them to lead a fulfilling life.

Our clinical teams deliver many NHS services not only via inpatient and primary care setting but also with the community. These services include Children, Adult & Older Peoples mental & physical health, Forensic & Specialist mental health, Learning Disabilities, Primary Care & Liaison psychiatry, Substance misuse, Social care, Research & Development.

To achieve our goal, we look to recruit high calibre candidates that share our vision & values. As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applications from all sectors of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including disabled people & members of our ethnic minorities & LGBTQ+ communities.

Job description Job responsibilities

Key Responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for full details of responsibilities.
  • To be professionally and legally accountable for all aspects for your own and delegated work.
  • To work within codes of practice and professional guidelines.
  • To undertake specialist holistic assessment (including those with complex presentations and multi pathologies) making use of clinical reasoning skills.
  • To use evidence-based practice, to ensure clinical care is effective and appropriate.
  • To formulate and deliver an individual physiotherapy programme based on knowledge of evidence based practice and treatment options.
  • To evaluate patient progress, reassess and alter treatment programmes when required.
  • To understand and be acutely aware of significant medical observations during assessment and treatment of patients and report significant changes in patients conditions to the appropriate medical professional e.g. named nurse, GP etc.
  • To ensure smooth transfer of care which will include discharge from the acute or ESD services.
  • To work within Trust, CSP and HCPC guidelines, demonstrate a good working knowledge of nation and local standards of practice in line with legal and operational requirements and use own professional judgement to vary from established practices where required.
  • To promote independence and wherever possible to avoid hospital admission and reduce inpatient length of stay to ensure those patients receive the appropriate care in the most appropriate setting.
  • Organise and manage own time, delegating work appropriately.
  • To conduct and contribute to risk assessments and health and safety assessments and including immediately reporting any changes/newly identified risks.
  • To be responsible for the implementation of resulting recommendations from risk and health and safety assessments.
  • To demonstrate the importance of gaining patient and carer consent in all interventions.
  • To effectively communicate verbally with patients, carers and colleagues using tact and persuasive skills. This may involve using skills where patients have difficulties in communication, e.g. hearing loss, diminished sight, depression, aphasia, speech problems, cognitive impairment, behavioural problems and pain.
  • Take an active part in the development of the Service and in supporting the organisational aims and objectives of organisations models of care.
  • To contribute to and work towards the service/organisational aims and objectives of the Integrated ESD and CNRS.
  • To work effectively within the service and liaise appropriately with members of the MDT and other agencies by attending MDT meetings, case reviews.
  • To ensure that accurate and timely written records are kept which comply with the Trust policy and HCPC guidance, reporting on any issues as appropriate.
  • To provide specialist physiotherapy advice to all members of the MDT, service users and appropriate others of changes involving current care plans, patients progress and other relevant matters that pertain to the care of the patient.
  • To support the Advanced Practitioner/band 7 with day to day planning and delivery of a high quality service.
  • To deputise for the Advanced Practitioner/band 7 for the management of patients.
  • Participate in annual audit plans for the Service and annual staff and patient surveys.
  • To undertake evidence based practice to further own and teams clinical practice.
  • To comply with the collection of data required by the service including SSNAP data.

  • Applications for full and part time positions will be considered.

    Recent applicants need not apply.

    Please note for this role you will be required to travel independently around the county meeting strict time deadlines. You will need to hold a full UK driving licence* and have use of a vehicle. You cannot use public transport for this role as this is not a reliable form of transport and will not allow you to meet service needs. Please confirm in your application that you meet the specified criteria.

    *DVLA have a number of reciprocal arrangements with overseas countries, for further information please visit the DVLA website

    Person Specification Education and Qualifications Essential
    • Degree or equivalent, e.g. BSc, or Diploma entry level qualification into the Physiotherapy profession.
    • Current HCPC registration
    • Documented evidence of own continuing professional development
    • Willingness to undertake Fieldwork/Practice Educator qualification
    • Member of Chartered Society of Physiotherapists
    • Member of Association of Chartered Physiotherapists In Neurology
    • Fieldwork/practice Educator qualification
    Experience Essential
    • Proven record of NHS experience as a band 5 in a variety of settings
    • Clinical experience in a variety of settings including stroke and/or neurology
    • Teaching experience
    • Experience in an acute care setting
    • Community experience
    • Band 6 experience
    • Experience of supervision of junior registered and non-registered staff
    Skills and Abilities Essential
    • Able to demonstrate commitment to high quality care and service provision
    • Experience of clinical supervision
    • Ability to work flexibly as part of a team.
    • Effective communication skills including working with patients with impaired communication skills
    • Motivated to learn and develop as a professional
    • Professional approach
    • Able to pass skills/knowledge to others within formal/informal settings
    • Good organisational skills
    • Good report writing
    • Able to assess plan and implement care
    • Support junior staff and non-registered staff
    • Standard keyboard skills and ability to communicate through IT using packages such as Word,
    • Time Management and prioritisation Skills
    • Evidence of participation in research/audit
    Knowledge and Understanding Essential
    • Accepts responsibility and accountability for own work and can define the responsibilities of others
    • Recognises the limits of own authority within the role
    • Seeks and uses professional support appropriately
    • Understands the principle of confidentiality
    • Demonstrates professional curiosity
    • Able to participate in weekend and bank holiday working
    • Relevant outcome measures
    • Responsible for maintaining registration with HCPC and/or other professional bodies
    • SystmOne
    Physical Requirements Essential
    • The ability to Kneel, bend & stoop, and work in cramped environments
    • Manoeuvre patients using moving and handling aids
    • Must have access to a personal car and the ability to drive independently around the locality, due to the radius covered and lack of public transport in some area
    Other Requirements Essential
    • Positive approach to people with long-term neurological conditions
    • Ability to use the Trust Values to guide behaviour to patient, carers and colleagues.
    • Recognise peoples right to privacy and dignity, treating every person with respect
    • Willingness to embrace MDT working
    • Willingness to be flexible in approach and attitude
    • Ability to drive independently across the region

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