Community Physiotherapist

East London NHS Foundation Trust

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Job summary

This post is part of the Physiotherapy team within the Extended Primary Care service in the Community Health Newham directorate.

Main duties of the job

We are recruiting to our community therapy teams and a vacancy has arisen for a B6 physiotherapist with appropriate experience in the NHS in the UK. You should have practised as a B5 for at least 18 months and have some community experience, either on placement or post-qualification.

You will be joining a lively team of physiotherapists, occupational therapists, rehab support workers and district nurses. Your caseload will be very varied and give you the opportunity to enhance your clinical skills broadly. You will receive monthly clinical supervision and be able to develop your own supervision skills within the team. You will also be part of the weekly caseload discussion group and benefit from the experience of several B7 physiotherapists in the teams.

About us

Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive - so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations.

Date posted

12 July 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 6

Salary

£37,152 to £43,994 a year Per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

363-CHN10952-B

Job locations

East Ham Care Centre

Shrewsbury Road

LONDON

E7 8QP


Job description

Job responsibilities

Please for further information refer to the job description and person specification attached to this vacancy.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please for further information refer to the job description and person specification attached to this vacancy.

Person Specification

Education/ Qualification

Essential

  • Physiotherapy degree or equivalent
  • Registration with the Health and Care Professions Council/The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
  • Maintenance of continuing professional development portfolio
  • NHS Experience

Experience

Essential

  • Minimum of 18 months' clinical, post-registration physiotherapy practice, which should include working with a range of clients who require physiotherapy in a therapeutic setting in the community
  • Experience in training others
  • Experience of working as part of a multidisciplinary team

Knowledge

Essential

  • Knowledge of theory and practice of physiotherapy with clients with physical, cognitive and psycho-social needs
  • Knowledge of legislation affecting our work as physiotherapists
  • Evidence of sound knowledge of the roles of other disciplines and agencies involved
  • An awareness of and sensitivity to the needs of a multicultural client group
  • Knowledge of the principles of clinical governance and its application
  • Knowledge of safe manual handling techniques
  • Knowledge of national policies relevant to different client groups

Skills/abilities

Essential

  • Ability to work and communicate with a wide range of professionals as a member of a multidisciplinary team
  • Ability to establish a therapeutic relationship with a client and his/her family/carers, motivating them to participate in the therapeutic process
  • Ability to undertake all aspects of the physiotherapy process
  • Ability to develop and apply specialist skills in relation to physiotherapy with clients with a wide range of disabilities
  • Ability to apply specialist knowledge and skills in advising others on the care and treatment of clients with physical conditions
  • Ability to demonstrate empathy with clients and their family/carers ensuring that effective communication is achieved
  • Ability to impart complex information to clients and their families/carers regarding their medical condition and the physiotherapy assessment and interventions
  • Ability and commitment to working within a non-discriminatory, client-centred framework
  • Ability to use equipment safely with clients
  • Ability to train family/carers in the safe use of equipment issued to them
  • Ability to apply safe manual handling techniques to clients with complex disabilities
  • Evidence of basic ability to supervise and manage a junior member of staff and a student with a commitment to developing these skills
  • Good time management skills and an ability to prioritise own workload taking into account both clinical and non-clinical elements
  • Ability to support and train others (junior staff, students, other disciplines) in the theory and practice of physiotherapy in relation to clients with a wide range of physical disabilities
  • Ability to apply specialist knowledge and skills in providing advice on service delivery and in commenting on policies and procedures e.g. suggestions on how service delivery can be improved
  • Evidence of good communication skills, both written and verbal, in relation to clinical and other areas of work.
  • Ability to assist with departmental managerial procedures
  • Ability to reflect and critically appraise own and others performance
  • Ability to use a computer, e.g. to enter statistics, clinical documentation, and produce reports for use by others both internal and external to the Trust
  • Ability to keep appropriate clinical and departmental records including statistics

Interventions and Treatments

Essential

  • To assess effectively, clinically diagnose accurately and select appropriate physiotherapy treatment techniques, including respiratory techniques, tracheostomy management, neurological conditions, e.g. brain injury, multiple sclerosis, post-stroke patients, post-operative orthopaedic patients and general surgery
  • To run group programmes when allocated, e.g. pulmonary rehabilitation and falls
  • To accurately and effectively apply assessment and treatment techniques, e.g. neurological, respiratory, musculoskeletal etc and use valid outcomes as appropriate.
Person Specification

Education/ Qualification

Essential

  • Physiotherapy degree or equivalent
  • Registration with the Health and Care Professions Council/The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
  • Maintenance of continuing professional development portfolio
  • NHS Experience

Experience

Essential

  • Minimum of 18 months' clinical, post-registration physiotherapy practice, which should include working with a range of clients who require physiotherapy in a therapeutic setting in the community
  • Experience in training others
  • Experience of working as part of a multidisciplinary team

Knowledge

Essential

  • Knowledge of theory and practice of physiotherapy with clients with physical, cognitive and psycho-social needs
  • Knowledge of legislation affecting our work as physiotherapists
  • Evidence of sound knowledge of the roles of other disciplines and agencies involved
  • An awareness of and sensitivity to the needs of a multicultural client group
  • Knowledge of the principles of clinical governance and its application
  • Knowledge of safe manual handling techniques
  • Knowledge of national policies relevant to different client groups

Skills/abilities

Essential

  • Ability to work and communicate with a wide range of professionals as a member of a multidisciplinary team
  • Ability to establish a therapeutic relationship with a client and his/her family/carers, motivating them to participate in the therapeutic process
  • Ability to undertake all aspects of the physiotherapy process
  • Ability to develop and apply specialist skills in relation to physiotherapy with clients with a wide range of disabilities
  • Ability to apply specialist knowledge and skills in advising others on the care and treatment of clients with physical conditions
  • Ability to demonstrate empathy with clients and their family/carers ensuring that effective communication is achieved
  • Ability to impart complex information to clients and their families/carers regarding their medical condition and the physiotherapy assessment and interventions
  • Ability and commitment to working within a non-discriminatory, client-centred framework
  • Ability to use equipment safely with clients
  • Ability to train family/carers in the safe use of equipment issued to them
  • Ability to apply safe manual handling techniques to clients with complex disabilities
  • Evidence of basic ability to supervise and manage a junior member of staff and a student with a commitment to developing these skills
  • Good time management skills and an ability to prioritise own workload taking into account both clinical and non-clinical elements
  • Ability to support and train others (junior staff, students, other disciplines) in the theory and practice of physiotherapy in relation to clients with a wide range of physical disabilities
  • Ability to apply specialist knowledge and skills in providing advice on service delivery and in commenting on policies and procedures e.g. suggestions on how service delivery can be improved
  • Evidence of good communication skills, both written and verbal, in relation to clinical and other areas of work.
  • Ability to assist with departmental managerial procedures
  • Ability to reflect and critically appraise own and others performance
  • Ability to use a computer, e.g. to enter statistics, clinical documentation, and produce reports for use by others both internal and external to the Trust
  • Ability to keep appropriate clinical and departmental records including statistics

Interventions and Treatments

Essential

  • To assess effectively, clinically diagnose accurately and select appropriate physiotherapy treatment techniques, including respiratory techniques, tracheostomy management, neurological conditions, e.g. brain injury, multiple sclerosis, post-stroke patients, post-operative orthopaedic patients and general surgery
  • To run group programmes when allocated, e.g. pulmonary rehabilitation and falls
  • To accurately and effectively apply assessment and treatment techniques, e.g. neurological, respiratory, musculoskeletal etc and use valid outcomes as appropriate.

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

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).

Employer details

Employer name

East London NHS Foundation Trust

Address

East Ham Care Centre

Shrewsbury Road

LONDON

E7 8QP


Employer's website

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


Employer details

Employer name

East London NHS Foundation Trust

Address

East Ham Care Centre

Shrewsbury Road

LONDON

E7 8QP


Employer's website

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


For questions about the job, contact:

Physiotherapy Team Leader

Zahra FAMUREWA

zahra.famurewa@nhs.net

07966067814

Date posted

12 July 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 6

Salary

£37,152 to £43,994 a year Per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

363-CHN10952-B

Job locations

East Ham Care Centre

Shrewsbury Road

LONDON

E7 8QP


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