Senior Physiotherapist - Critical Care / General Surgery

Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust

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Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen to cover maternity leave for a period of 12 months working as a senior physiotherapist within the CCU/General Surgery service at Gateshead Health NHS foundation Trust.

This post will operates across critical care, elective and emergency surgery, gastroenterology and palliative care. We also cover some outpatient surgery services which includes Gynaeoncology lymphoedema. In particular this post offers an exciting caseload specialising in critical care rehabilitation following patients from critical care onto the wards and some follow up in the community.

This is a fantastic opportunity to advance and consolidate your knowledge and skills within critical care and surgery and contribute to some exciting service developments across the service.

You will be required to work a shift pattern between the hours of 08:00 - 17:00 and will be expected to participate in 7 day working rotas; including twilight shifts 12:00 - 20:00.

This post does not include an on call requirement.

This post is subject to CRB (Police Bureau) Standard Disclosure

Main duties of the job

  1. To act as an experienced autonomous practitioner, providing specialised physiotherapy assessment and treatment programmed to patients within the specialty.
  2. To independently manage a caseload, using evidence based /patient centered principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions.
  3. To deliver care in both acute and community settings.

This vacancy is part of our 'refer a friend' scheme, this means if a friend who currently works for us has told you about this vacancy you could both receive a cash payment. The full scheme details are included with the additional documents for this role.

About us

Based in the North East of England we provide a range of hospital and community health services from our leading facilities, including the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Blaydon urgent care centre and Bensham Hospital, all within Gateshead.

Established in 2005, we were one of the first foundation trusts in the country and since then have consistently achieved the highest levels of care for patients.

We now employ around 4,800 staff and currently provide 444 hospital beds across the Gateshead region.

Our values should be the 'golden thread' which runs through everything we do - they are the core of who we are. Our five values can easily be remembered by the simple acronymICORE; Innovation, Care, Openness, Respect, Engagement.

We have a number of staff networks including the BAME network, D-Ability network, LGBTQ+ Network and the Women's Network, to challenge us and help us to constantly improve. Our armed forces network is one of our emerging networks.

The health and wellbeing of our staff is one of our highest priorities, and we offer a range of support and initiatives as part of our 'Balance' programme balancegateshead.com to cater for our diverse workforce, so that your individual needs can be supported, allowing you a happy and healthy working experience with us.

Date posted

05 July 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 6

Salary

£35,392 to £42,618 a year N/A

Contract

Secondment

Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time

Reference number

297-6319732

Job locations

Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Queen Elizabeth Avenue

Gateshead

NE9 6SX


Job description

Job responsibilities

  1. To work primarily with the specialist physiotherapy team and across acute and community physiotherapy services as required. This may involve loan working
  2. Responsible to the band 7 physiotherapist in the team.
  3. To work as part of the multi-disciplinary team to deliver a holistic patient-centered approach to care.
  4. To regularly liaise with MDT members including those from heath, social services and voluntary agencies to ensure an integrated and comprehensive service is provided.
  5. To ensure that patients are identified for prompt discharge and handover to community services.
  6. To provide leadership for more junior staff, as agreed with senior staff.
  7. To support the band 7 physiotherapist in planning, coordinating, and delivering the service provided to patients and to assist in the development, planning and progression of service provision.
  8. To deputise for the band 7 physiotherapist in their absence as required.
  9. To supervise other registered and unregistered staff within the team
  10. To supervise physiotherapy students on clinical placements.
  11. To participate in CPD and develop skills and knowledge through participation in the in service training scheme.
  12. Maintaining Records as an autonomous practitioner.
  13. To be an active participant in the twilight and 7 day working rota

Job description

Job responsibilities

  1. To work primarily with the specialist physiotherapy team and across acute and community physiotherapy services as required. This may involve loan working
  2. Responsible to the band 7 physiotherapist in the team.
  3. To work as part of the multi-disciplinary team to deliver a holistic patient-centered approach to care.
  4. To regularly liaise with MDT members including those from heath, social services and voluntary agencies to ensure an integrated and comprehensive service is provided.
  5. To ensure that patients are identified for prompt discharge and handover to community services.
  6. To provide leadership for more junior staff, as agreed with senior staff.
  7. To support the band 7 physiotherapist in planning, coordinating, and delivering the service provided to patients and to assist in the development, planning and progression of service provision.
  8. To deputise for the band 7 physiotherapist in their absence as required.
  9. To supervise other registered and unregistered staff within the team
  10. To supervise physiotherapy students on clinical placements.
  11. To participate in CPD and develop skills and knowledge through participation in the in service training scheme.
  12. Maintaining Records as an autonomous practitioner.
  13. To be an active participant in the twilight and 7 day working rota

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Hold a qualification enabling registration with the Health Professions Council (HCPC) as a Physiotherapist.

Experience

Essential

  • Experience in the management of the acutely unwell patients in particular those with acute respiratory compromise pre and post-surgery
  • Rotational experience within neurology, respiratory and critical care, acute medicine, surgery, orthopaedics and MSK outpatients.
  • Evidence of in-depth and up to date knowledge and skills in the assessment and management of complex orthopaedic conditions/surgery, utilising a holistic approach
  • Experience of organising and prioritising a complex patient caseload in a busy acute hospital and community based settings.

Desirable

  • Experienced clinical educator
  • Previous experience of critical care/surgical management
  • Membership/involvement in relevant special interest group/network

Skills and Knowledge

Essential

  • Full UK Driving License and access to a car for work purposes
  • Adhere to the CSP/HCPC Code of Ethics, Professional Conduct and Standards of practice.
  • Expert manual therapeutic skills and handling techniques
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Hold a qualification enabling registration with the Health Professions Council (HCPC) as a Physiotherapist.

Experience

Essential

  • Experience in the management of the acutely unwell patients in particular those with acute respiratory compromise pre and post-surgery
  • Rotational experience within neurology, respiratory and critical care, acute medicine, surgery, orthopaedics and MSK outpatients.
  • Evidence of in-depth and up to date knowledge and skills in the assessment and management of complex orthopaedic conditions/surgery, utilising a holistic approach
  • Experience of organising and prioritising a complex patient caseload in a busy acute hospital and community based settings.

Desirable

  • Experienced clinical educator
  • Previous experience of critical care/surgical management
  • Membership/involvement in relevant special interest group/network

Skills and Knowledge

Essential

  • Full UK Driving License and access to a car for work purposes
  • Adhere to the CSP/HCPC Code of Ethics, Professional Conduct and Standards of practice.
  • Expert manual therapeutic skills and handling techniques

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Additional information

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Queen Elizabeth Avenue

Gateshead

NE9 6SX


Employer's website

https://www.qegateshead.nhs.uk (Opens in a new tab)

Employer details

Employer name

Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Queen Elizabeth Avenue

Gateshead

NE9 6SX


Employer's website

https://www.qegateshead.nhs.uk (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Advanced Practitioner Physiottherapist

Ruth Smith

ruth.smith25@nhs.net

01914452522

Date posted

05 July 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 6

Salary

£35,392 to £42,618 a year N/A

Contract

Secondment

Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time

Reference number

297-6319732

Job locations

Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Queen Elizabeth Avenue

Gateshead

NE9 6SX


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