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Physiotherapist

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Recruiter
Healthcare at Home Ltd
Posted
09 January 2013
Closes
06 February 2013
Ref
ASO-MSX-01036
Location
Birmingham
Job Type
Salary
Company Car/Car allowance included

Further information

PHYSIOTHERAPIST

DEPARTMENT:

Enhanced Supported Discharge

REPORTS TO:

Regional Clinical Manager

GRADE:

6

Role Objective:

 To work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team to provide effective and high quality care to patients in a home environment.

 NB: While it is anticipated that these posts will operate largely within normal working hours, there may be a requirement for some ‘on-call’ visiting where a clinical need exists.

Responsibilities include:

  • To demonstrate well developed dexterity, co-ordination and palpatory senses for assessment and treatment
  • To undertake the comprehensive assessment of patients, including those with a complex presentation, using investigative and analytical skills
  • To formulate an individualised physiotherapy management and treatment plan, using documented clinical reasoning skills and utilising a wide range of treatment skills and options, ensuring the patient is involved in the programme wherever possible taking into account their psychological and social situation

    ·        Deliver efficient and effective care and communication between the multidisciplinary team, the patient, relatives and carers.

    ·        Ensure that patient care plans are regularly updated, changes implemented and that patients’ records and documentation are maintained and current.

  • To promote the involvement of users and family members in all aspects in the delivery of care
  • To be responsible for maintaining accurate and comprehensive patient treatment records in line with Company procedures and Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) standards of practice.
  • To undertake any other reasonable duties consistent with the role that may be required to meet the needs of the service.
  • To represent physiotherapy services and/or individual patients at multi-disciplinary team meetings and case conferences, to ensure the delivery of a co-ordinated multidisciplinary service, and integrate physiotherapy treatment into the treatment programme. This will include discussion of patient care and patient progress. To provide information and specialist physiotherapy opinion at these meetings and advice to medical nursing staff and other members of the multi –disciplinary team should this be required.
  • Assisting in planning a smooth transition of patient care from the hospital to the home.
  • To carry out any other reasonable duties within the overall function, commensurate with the grading and level of responsibility of the job.
  • To maintain own clinical professional development (CPD) by keeping abreast of any new trends and developments and incorporate as necessary into your work and comply with the requirements of the Health Professional Council registration as a Physiotherapist.

Knowledge & Experience:

 

The role holder will have experience in the following:

 

  • Experience in a busy working environment
  • Experience of working within a primary care setting
  • Post registration experience specialising within Orthopaedic, Respiratory or Rehabilitation care

    A current clean driving licence is essential.

     Qualifications:

     The following qualifications are essential:

     ·        Qualification at degree level (or equivalent) in Physiotherapy

    ·        HPC registered

     Evidence of continued professional development is desirable.

     Personal Skills & Qualities:

  • Ability to prioritise and work as part of a team.
  • Motivated and hardworking.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and listening skills
  • Ability to plan and prioritise case load and demonstrate flexibility
  • Ability to act professionally, responsibly and accountably
  • Problem solving skills and ability to formulate creative solutions
  • Enthusiasm for the post and achievement of programme goals
  • Effective critical thinking and decision making skills
  • Ability to work to protocols and procedures
  • Demonstrate and maintain standards of professional competency in line with code of conduct

Key Competencies:

  • Planning and Organising
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Delivering results

Decision making

 Health and Safety:

 

  • To take reasonable care to prevent injury to themselves or others who may be affected by their acts or omissions
  • To co-operate fully in discharging the organisations policies and procedures with regard to health and safety matters
  • To immediately report to their manager any shortcomings in health and safety procedures and practice
  • To report any accidents or dangerous incidents to their immediate manager and safety representative as early as possible and submit a completed accident/incident form.
  • To use protective clothing and equipment where provided

     This is a description of the job as it is presently constituted.  It is our practice to review all job descriptions regularly and update them where necessary to ensure that they are a true reflection of the job which is being done, or to incorporate changes where they are found to be inaccurate.  This procedure is conducted jointly by the manager and the job holder.

     You will therefore be expected to participate fully in such discussions with a view to reaching agreement on any changes felt to be necessary. If agreement is not possible, management reserves the right to insist on changes to your job description in line with your grade/level in the organisation, after consultation with you.

Healthcare at Home is an Equal Opportunities Employer

Healthcare at Home Ltd