Physiotherapy Job Summary:
A. OVERALL JOB DESCRIPTION – SERVICE REQUIREMENTS
1. To perform clinical assessments, design and implement safe, progressive individual exercise treatment schedules, with daily recording of prescribed treatment plans and auditing of selected areas, in accordance with the ERI Standards of Proficiency to Practice.
2. To conduct safe and effective group based exercise therapy sessions (up to a max of 15 patients) to restore optimal function to injured or ill service personnel. Typical sessions include the development of strength, Range of Movement (ROM) enhancement, posture, neuro-muscular control, walking/running re-education, aerobic training, recreational therapy, manual handling and hydrotherapy (including pool based rehab/fitness sessions).
3. To lead a group of patients within a defined clinical area, setting appropriate rehabilitation treatment goals and assessing and treating all forms of musculoskeletal injuries.
4. To work as an integral member of a multi-disciplinary team providing a comprehensive and professional rehab service.
5. To adhere to all aspects of clinical governance.
6. To deal with the emotional and behavioural aspects of illness/injury, aggressive outbursts and challenging behaviour.
7. To communicate complex information clearly through presentations and in writing.
8. To communicate highly complex, sensitive and contentious information to patients, demonstrating negotiation, mediation, empathy, and reassurance.
9. To develop good working relationships and work collaboratively with managers and members of the multi-disciplinary team.
B. STANDARDS TO WHICH AN ERI MUST COMPLY WHEN PROVIDING THE SERVICES
10. Care to be delivered according to standards laid out by the British Association of Sport Rehabilitators and Trainers (BASRaT) and the code of conduct for military ERIs.
C. ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS / QUALIFICATIONS / EXPERIENCE
11. Must meet one of the following:
• Hold a BSc (Hons) in Sports Rehabilitation and have professional membership of the British Association of Sport Rehabilitators and Trainers (BaSRaT).
• Be a qualified military ERI having successfully completed the Joint Services School of Remedial Instructors (JSSERI) course and have professional membership of BaSRaT.
• Hold a BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy and be registered with the Health & Care Professions Council (HSPC).
12. Must have a minimum of 2 years post qualification experience managing group/class based exercise therapy for musculoskeletal sports injuries, including evidence of treating muscular-skeletal injuries gained within the last three years.