Physiotherapy Job Summary:
Location: Teddington, Hounslow & Richmond
Salary: £38,205 - £49,497 per annum
Description: They are the NHS trust responsible for providing community health services for over 515,000 people living across the London boroughs of Hounslow and Richmond-upon-Thames. With over 1,000 staff. Community healthcare covers most of the services that are provided outside of hospital or GP surgeries.
The Community Recovery Service is an integrated health and social care service for adults identified with uni- and multi-disciplinary recovery needs. The service will support independence by providing rehabilitation and Reablement after an acute illness, injury or change in life circumstances. It aims to restore, maximise or prevent deterioration in physical, psychological and social functioning through episodes of rehabilitation and Reablement. The role in question requires you to take a lead role as a highly specialist clinician in a specific clinical area, undertaking advanced physiotherapy assessment and treatment within the specialty for clients who may have complex neuro and acute or chronic presentation including traumatic and acquired brain injuries and to determine clinical diagnosis and physiotherapy treatment indicated using evidence based/best practice.
Person Specification: The applicant must be HPC registered with a diploma/degree in physiotherapy.
The following are essential; Minimum of 4 years post graduate experience, minimum of 2 years work at band 6 level in a variety of specialties, experience of working at a senior level in specialty designated to post, documented evidence of continued professional development, advice and support of junior staff, support staff and/or students, audit and finally, leadership and first line management experience.
Desirable, the applicant should have a leadership/management course, evidence of student supervision course, membership of professional body, membership of special interest group, accredited postgraduate qualification.
Each post holder will have a set of skills and competencies associated with the safe delivery of assessment and therapeutic interventions relating to their specific post which may include but is not confined to:
• Neurorehabilitation (acute and long-term conditions)
• Frail elderly
• Therapeutic modalities (i.e. acupuncture, ultrasound)
• Pain management
• Palliative care
Benefits: Competitive salaries which include outer high cost area supplements (15%), interest-free public transport season ticket, borough parking permit, childcare vouchers (amounting to a tax saving of approximately £1000 per year), staff discounts (i.e. nurseries), pension scheme, and a competitive entitlement to annual leave. In addition, the trust is to improving the work-life balance of staff, with flexible working opportunities as created with their ‘Balancing work and personal life’ policy.