Band 5 Physiotherapist- Learning Disability Community
Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust
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Are you a Band 5 physiotherapist looking for a new challenge to allow you to develop clinical skills in this specialist area?
An opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, motivated Physiotherapist to join our community based Learning Disability Team
We are looking for someone who possesses a professional attitude, good communication and problem-solving skills, and has a positive approach to multidisciplinary team working and person-centred care.
We see patients across settings such as Further Education colleges, day Centres and patient homes.
If you have any questions or wish to find out more details, please contact:
Emily Ortu Band 7 Physiotherapist
Lucy Payne Band 7 Physiotherapist
Main duties of the job
This exciting post would give the opportunity to gain a variety of clinical skills in the specialist area of Learning Disabilities.
The successful applicant will demonstrate they have a range of transferable skills either from their placements or from previous rotations.
To provide assessment and treatment to patients with a broad range of conditions across 3 clinical pathways: mobility/falls, postural management and rehabilitation.
This role includes many aspects of Physiotherapy including postural management, neuro-rehab, orthopaedics and general rehab, making this a varied and interesting role but with extra time and support needed for our patient group.
To work in close partnership with other members of the MDT in the delivery of holistic healthcare.
To work closely with the client and all involved in their care to incorporate Physiotherapy management into daily activities to enable the clients to optimise their functional abilities.
If you are a newly qualified member of staff, an international recruit or returning to practice we provide a structured AHP Preceptorship programme alongside regular supervision and appraisal as well as opportunities to attend in-service training.
If you are self motivated, organised and interested in improving the lives of people with a learning disability then we would love to hear from you.
Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) provides a range of community health, mental health and learning disability services for people of all ages. Delivered through over 100 settings from inpatient wards to out in the community, our 6,500 staff serves over 1 million people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.
Here at LPT, our values are Compassion, Respect, Integrity and Trust, which we keep at the heart of everything we do.
We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our community. We actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups.
Details of our benefits, leadership behaviours and other important information are contained in the attached document titled Information for Applicants.
We will consider requests to work alternative hours or varied working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.
For all substantive roles, new staff (excluding medical staff) are appointed subject to a 6-month probationary period (see Probation Policy).
All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.
For all jobs the cost of any DBS disclosure required will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary once started.
Applicants at risk within the local NHS who meet essential criteria will have preference for interview.
If you like what you've read and would like more information on the duties and responsibilities of this role, please click onto the attached Job Description and Person Specification
Knowledge and Skills
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).