We are currently looking for a Band 6 Physiotherapist to join our friendly and dynamic multi-disciplinary team at the Clara Cross Centre Falls, Parkinson’s and Other Related Disorders Clinics held at St Martins Hospital. The team is made up of 3 Physiotherapists and 2 Physiotherapy Assistants.
As a Band 6 Physiotherapist you will provide out-patient interventions for Falls, vestibular and Parkinson’s patients. As a team you will deliver expert multidisciplinary assessment and intervention individually and in groups, working flexibly and using a patient centred approach. You will enable patients to maximise their potential for independence and we involve relatives and carers as appropriate. We focus on preventative health care as well as on rehabilitation.
The purpose of this role is to provide specialist outpatient physiotherapy services for two multidisciplinary clinics at the Clara Cross Centre at St Martins Hospital, with approximately 80% of the week spent in falls and 20% within Parkinson’s.
Falls Clinic - including vestibular rehabilitation:
Most patients in the Falls Clinic are elderly with multifactorial falls which might include vestibular dysfunction. A small number of patients of varying adult ages are also referred specifically for vestibular rehabilitation.
We support our patients from diagnostic to complex stages of Parkinson’s and related conditions.
For more information about this role please contact Ruth Sampson on 03002470200
Interview date will be Monday 18th December 2023
As a Band 6 Physiotherapist you will:
- Be professionally and legally responsible for all aspects of your own work including the patients under your care
- Undertake skilled and specialist physiotherapy assessments of patients including those with complex and multiple pathologies.
- Use advanced assessment techniques and advanced clinical reasoning skills to formulate individual treatment plans encompassing a wide range of treatment skills and options
- Critically evaluate patient’s response to treatment, including by use of validated outcome measures, and adapt patient management accordingly
- Manage a clinical caseload with attention to the patients journey through the multidisciplinary clinic
- Use triage, case management skills and clinical knowledge to ensure the best outcome is achieved for patients when managing waiting lists
- Refer to exercise and other groups effectively and maintain physiotherapy responsibility for those attending groups
- Lead exercise, and other, groups on a regular or ad hoc basis
Please see the attached job description for a full list of job responsibilites.
The Ideal Candidate
- Appropriate Physiotherapy Professional Qualification
- HCPC Physiotherapist registration
- CSP member or own professional liability insurance
- Broad range of previous relevant rehabilitation experience as a registered physiotherapist
- Post graduate training and specialist knowledge and experience in Falls, Parkinsons and Vestibular rehabilitation
- Evidence of continuing professional development, contained within a professional portfolio
- Ability to demonstrate a knowledgeable interest in a broad range of exercise approaches for promoting healthy lifestyles as well as for rehabilitation
- Computer literacy
- Demonstrable experience of effective team working
- Able to work on own initiative.
- Experience of leading groups and classes
- Skills in supervising staff and students
- Evidence of contributing to service development
- Car driver with valid UK licence and access to a vehicle for work purposes
As a Band 6 Physiotherapist, you’ll be part of our valued team at St Martin's Hospital.
You will feel valued as a Band 6 Physiotherapist within HCRG Care Group, receiving access to exclusive rewards and benefits including:
- £35,392 - £42,618 with NHS Pension and full Agenda for Change terms and conditions
- Free tea and coffee at your base location
- Membership of My Reward Hub, giving you access to discounts on every day purchases like grocery shopping as well as cashback and voucher offers for treats for you and those special to you
- Access to your wages as you earn them to help cover life’s emergencies and avoid overdraft fees or high interest rates
- Online and face to face help with your mental and physical wellbeing – from healthy recipes and activity challenges through to post trauma support, legal, debt and life management help, as well career coaching and counselling
- Access to eLearning, bespoke career pathways and opportunities for continuing professional development through our ‘Outstanding’ learning and development team, The Learning Enterprise
- An open, just culture where you’re encouraged to have and implement ideas which can help us deliver our purpose: changing lives through transforming health and care – backed up by at least £100,000 of ringfenced innovation funding each year
- The pride of working for an organisation committed to the highest clinical and quality standards: with a majority of our rated services holding “good” or “outstanding” ratings from the Care Quality Commission
About the Company
We change lives by transforming health and care.
Established in 2006, we are one of the UK's leading independent providers of community health and care services, working with health and care commissioners and communities to transform services with a focus on experience, efficiency and improved outcomes. We deliver and transform adult and children community health services, primary care services including urgent care, sexual health, dermatology and MSK services as well as adult social care and wellbeing services. Across England, we support communities of many millions and directly help more than half a million people each year - guided by our simple values: we care, we think, we do.
We're committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from a broad, diverse range of people who want to join our team. We’re a Disability Confident Committed company, so we work to provide facilities, work environment adjustments and technical solutions to be as inclusive of everyone.
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