Senior Physiotherapist (Intermediate Care)

Employer
Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Cambourne
Salary
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
27 Mar 2023

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Profession
CBT Therapist / Other
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Previous candidates need not apply.

We are currently looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic full time (37.5 hours per week) senior physiotherapist to join our Intermediate Care Team in Cambridge (working as part of the discharge to assess pathway)

The role will be providing clinical therapy support to the expanding service based in Cambourne, supporting patients across the Cambridge locality.

The post holder will be responsible for ensuring that patients get the best care possible in their own homes, maximising patients potential in the initial phases upon discharge from hospital in our short stay service.

Successful applicants will be expected to assist in the development of the integrated care workers to support the clinical delivery of the service and proactively work alongside the wider multidisciplinary team to ensure patient flow and safety.

The vision of the service is to provide outstanding, patient focused, community based health care and therapy, optimising peoples potential to achieve their goals by supporting earlier discharge from hospital

If you are looking for a new challenge, are dynamic, flexible and enjoy variety in your work and wish to be part of a team making a difference in our community then you are the right person for us.

Main duties of the job

The role will be providing clinical therapy support to the expanding service based at Sackville House in Cambourne, supporting patients across the Cambridge locality.

The post holder will be responsible for ensuring that patients get the best care possible in their own homes, maximising patients potential in the initial phases upon discharge from hospital in our short stay service. The service also provides therapy within our interim bed environment and supporting the prevention of hospital admissions.

Successful applicants will be expected to assist in the development of the integrated care workers to support the clinical delivery of the service and proactively work alongside the wider multidisciplinary team to ensure patient flow and safety.

The vision of the service is to provide outstanding, patient focused, community based health care and therapy, optimising peoples potential to achieve their goals by supporting earlier discharge from hospital; early assessment for care needs and avoidance of hospital admission.

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

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 holistic assessment (including those with complex presentations and multi pathologies) making use of specialist clinical reasoning skills
  • To use evidence-based practice, to ensure clinical care is effective and appropriate
  • 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
  • Conduct risk assessments and health and safety assessments and including immediately reporting any changes/newly identified risks
  • 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 eg hearing loss, diminished sight, depression, speech problems, cognitive impairment, behavioural problems and pain
  • Actively involved in the development of the service/organisational aims and objectives of the Teams and the new model of care
  • To work effectively within the team structure 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 advice to all members of the multi-disciplinary team, 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 with day to day planning and delivery of a high quality care

  • Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) provides integrated community and mental health, learning disability and social care services of the highest standard due to our continued commitment to quality and service improvement. We aim to support people of all ages to achieve the very best they can for their health and well being. To ensure that we achieve this goal we look to recruit candidates of a high calibre that share our passion for delivering excellent service user care, research and education

    Benefits of working for CPFT include:
    • Annual leave allowance 27 days plus bank holidays (this may increase depending on NHS service)
    • Pension scheme
    • Flexible job share opportunities
    • Salary sacrifice schemes
    • Staff discount schemes
    • Professional development via the CPFT Academy which provides in-house training programmes
    • Free on-site parking
    • Stress awareness training
    • Mindfulness training
    • Counselling service
    • Occupational health support

    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 / Qualifications Essential
    • Degree or equivalent eg. BSc, MSc 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
    Desirable
    • Member of CSP
    • Fieldwork/Practice Educator qualification
    Experience Essential
    • Relevant post-graduate clinical experience in a variety of settings
    • Clinical supervisor
    Desirable
    • Community experience
    • Equipment provision
    Skills & Abilities Essential
    • Able to demonstrate commitment to high quality care and service provision
    • Ability to work flexibly as part of a team
    • Good communication skills
    • Able to assess plan and implement care
    • Support Integrated Care Workers
    • Good report writing
    Desirable
    • Understanding of clinical supervision
    Knowledge & 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
    Desirable
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