Band 6 Senior Physiotherapist
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- Do you have an interest in gaining experience in a fast-paced rehabilitation environment?
- Do you care about the experience of the older person in hospital, and want to ensure that individuals are treated with care, dignity and respect?
If so, then consider applying for a post within our services.
We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Physiotherapist to work in our inpatient rehab unit (at Walton and Woking Community Hospitals).
This post would suit a physiotherapist either currently at, or working towards, Band 6 level, with an interest in developing specialist skills relating to rehabilitation and complex discharge-planning.
Our Inpatient services work on the Complex Elderly Rehabilitation Wards in our two community hospitals (Walton-on-Thames and/or Woking), offering patient-centred care, working with individuals, and their families/carers, to help optimise mobility, function and well-being as part of preparation for a safe discharge.
Although expected to work autonomously you will not be alone. Our service is based around a multi-disciplinary team model, working with Occupational Therapists, Nurses, Rehabilitation Assistants, Adult Social Care and doctors, also liaising with other community services.
This is a full-time post which will include some weekend working.
Applications for part-time, Return to Practice, internal secondments and bank staff may also be considered
Main duties of the job
You will develop your skills in treating patients with a wide variety of conditions. You will manage individual patient cases and gain expertise through a close working relationship with other senior staff and like-minded professionals.
Please refer to the full Job Description and Person Specification for further details about this position.
CSH Surrey are part of the NHS and are Surreys largest and longest established NHS community services provider, so our 1500+ employees get NHS pay and pensions, and also receive the Fringe High Cost Allowance of 5%.
Our staff enjoy excellent training and development opportunities, including the care certificate, apprenticeships, numeracy and literacy courses, access to the Nursing Associate programme, and a wide variety of management and leadership courses and programmes.
We CARE about our staff though through our values of Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Excellence. Our active employee council called The Voice, elect employee representatives to ensure colleagues' voices are heard at Board level.
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If you are a passionate, person-focused individual then apply to join CSH Surrey today!
1. To communicate effectively with all disciplines involved in a patients care both those from within the organisation and those outside to ensure effective multidisciplinary working. This will include discussion of patient care, patient progress and involvement in discharge planning.
2. To be able to communicate complex and sensitive information to patients, carers and colleagues including imparting unwelcome news relating to their rehabilitation potential and gaining consent for treatment.
3. To communicate any changes in care plan or treatment approach to physiotherapists and other disciplines as necessary.
4. To ensure timely and effective communication with the team Manager, Team Leads and seniors on all professional matters.
5. To maintain accurate records in line with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy standards and organisation and service standards and policies.
6. To attend relevant meetings as appropriate in order to ensure appropriate management and effective and timely discharge of patients.
7. To attend team meetings and actively participate ensuring understanding of information imparted.
8. Assess patients’ understanding of treatment proposals, gain valid consent and have the capacity to work within a legal framework with patients who lack capacity to consent to treatment.
9. To use a range of verbal and non-verbal communication tools to communicate effectively with patients in order to progress rehabilitation and treatment programmes. This may include patients who will have difficulties in understanding or communicating, e.g. patients who may be deaf, blind, or be unable to accept diagnosis or presenting condition or who have cognitive and behavioural problems.
10. To appreciate cultural differences and take these into account when agreeing treatment plans with patients.
11. To manage frequently highly stressful conditions, ie critically ill patients, those who have had major trauma and patient deaths.
12. To manage patients who may be occasionally aggressive or confused.
13. To be able to manage potentially stressful, upsetting or emotional situations in an empathetic manner