Senior Rotational Physiotherapist

Gillingham, Kent, England
ME8 6EF
Medway NHS Foundation Trust £ 31.365 - 37.89 Per year Full time Save This Job
Pay
£ 31.365 - 37.89 Per year
Hours
Full time
Type
Permanent
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
Posted
15 Jul 2021
Closes
14 Aug 2021

Job Description

Detailed job description and main responsibilities To be professionally and legally accountable for all aspects of own work including responsibility of an allocated patient caseload /workload
To undertake assessment of patients including those with diverse and complex presentations and conditions: using clinical reasoning skills and assessment techniques to formulate individualised treatment plans and programmes.
To deliver individualised physiotherapy treatment programmes using a broad range of physiotherapeutic skills in individual and group settings
To continually reassess patient progress, adapting treatment plans accordingly, and developing discharge plans.
To refer patients appropriately to other health and social care services according to protocol providing timely and detailed information to ensure good continuity of care.
To communicate effectively with patients and carers and other health care professionals using a wide range of verbal and non-verbal communication tools to share assessment findings, agree treatment plans, progress rehabilitation, give advice, teaching etc. This will include patients with communication and comprehension difficulties and those who may be unable to accept diagnosis /prognosis.
To assess patient understanding of treatment proposals, gain valid informed consent and have the capacity to work within a legal framework with patients who lack the capacity to consent to treatment.
To be an active member of the weekend working and on-call service treating acutely ill patients and providing advice to medical and nursing staff regarding respiratory function and condition. This may involve challenging or requesting changes to treatment plans.
To keep up to date, accurate, problem orientated medical records in therapy and MDT notes in line with Trust policy, legal requirements and professional standards and to provide written reports, discharge summaries etc. as required: to support the therapy team leader in ensuring all team members achieve these standards.
To attend and actively contribute at MDT meetings, Ward Rounds, Case Conferences etc. discussing patient care, treatment programmes, goals and discharge planning.
To liaise with health and social care professionals regarding patient care, treatment progress and discharge planning.
To work with, and delegate work under protocol to, Therapy Assistants, Senior Therapy Assistants and Therapy Assistant Practitioners.
To be responsible, and assist the therapy team leader with the team, in ensuring the safe and competent use of all equipment and facilities, ensuring faulty items are removed from use and reported for action.
To undertake, record, continually review and work within individual patient Risk Assessments in line with local policy, referring to the Team Leader where risk cannot be safely reduced / managed.
To assess patients for standard and bespoke aids and appliances, request their provision and teach patients and carers in their safe application and use, assisting less senior staff where needed.
To be responsible for organising and planning own caseload, allocated staff and work demands to meet patient and service priorities, in conjunction with the Team Leader, alerting the him/her of excessive demands and effects on patient care.
To participate in team and service audits and research projects, identifying areas for study in conjunction with the Team Leader.
The job holder must comply with the Medway NHS Foundation Trust Infection Prevention and Control policies at all times and adhere to the Clinical Work Wear policy. In particular hand hygiene must be performed before and after contact with patients and their environment. Mandatory training must also be completed and up to date.
To be responsible for maintaining and developing own competency to practice and developing in depth knowledge of specialist areas and conditions, through professional development and CPD activities and maintain a portfolio which reflects your development.
Maintain appropriate communication with Team Leader supervising the rotation, participating in regular supervision of caseload and seeking advice when appropriate
Participate in the Trust's Staff Appraisal System as an appraise and appraiser including the agreement of Personal Development Plans.
Be actively involved in the planning, delivery and participation the in in-service training programme, professional clinical groups, peer review groups, attendance at external courses and all other professional development activities.
To teach, assess and contribute to the appraisal and development of less senior therapists and therapy assistants.
To abide by the Rules of Professional Conduct of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.
To contribute to the planning and provision of speciality placements for under-graduate and postgraduate Physiotherapy students, training, supervising and contributing to

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Job Details

Senior Rotational Physiotherapist

Gillingham, Kent, Englandd Medway NHS Foundation Trust
Pay
£ 31.365 - 37.89 Per year
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
Hours
Full time
Posted
15 Jul 2021
Type
Permanent
Closes
14 Aug 2021

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