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Band 6 Learning Disability Physiotherapist posted by The Placement Group

Full Time
£27,000 - £36,000 / year

Job Description

JustPhysio is recruiting for a band 6 Physiotherapist to work with our client based in Surrey

Band 6 Learning Disabilities
Full time
Salary £27k-£36k per annun DOE
Start ASAP



*To manage a varied caseload of adults with severe/profound and complex learning difficulties and/or disabilities, and to organise this efficiently and effectively with regard to clinical priorities and use of time.
*To provide clinical assessment and intervention to students in the service.
*To plan and implement and review person-centered individual and/or group interventions which aim at improving functional abilities and participation in College-related learning activities as well as everyday life.
*To liaise with all team members and family/carers in order to provide a co-ordinated approach and ensure physiotherapy treatment is integrated into student's objectives that support learning and skills for daily living.
*To monitor, evaluate and modify intervention in order to measure progress and ensure effectiveness of intervention
*To independently assess, clinically reason , advise and order specialist equipment for mobility/postural control both static and dynamic, being aware of financial implications and restrictions. Liaise with PCTs/social services/ external agencies/ parents/ carers regarding the provision and use of such equipment. To monitor new developments in specialised equipment and communicate with manufacturers.
*To educate and support those working with the student how to correctly use the equipment, the purpose of the equipment and set guidelines for its use.
*To guide and support teaching staff in physiotherapy and manual handling programmes in the classroom. To keep up to date with current and new manual handling techniques thus ensuring safe practice.
*To set up and run aquatic therapy sessions and complete relevant risk assessments and clinically effective programmes.
*To attend and contribute to review meetings where appropriate ensuring person centred approach.
*To attend College-arranged meetings for students, including Parents' Evenings and Open Days etc.
*To design appropriate moving and handling guidelines for students who have significant physical disabilities in addition to their learning disability, using a range of techniques and equipment.
*To carry out risk assessment and risk management plans, including moving and handling
*To keep up to date with current and new manual handling and therapeutic handling techniques.
*To compile activity programmes with clear therapeutic aims and goals based on evidence based practice.
*To use IT and other alternative methods of communication to overcome barriers to communication e.g. simple clear language, makaton, symbols and photographs.
*To comply with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and Health and Care Professions Council's Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct.
*Opportunity to gain competencies in pediatrics.
*To demonstrate a sound understanding of Clinical Governance and Risk Management and apply to the work situation, and ensure others do likewise.

Administration & Management

*To manage own clinical caseload and time effectively, prioritising work as required.
*To complete and maintain accurate treatment records in accordance with CSP Standards of Practise.
*To jointly create and utilize files with others in the College therapy/nursing team.
*To prepare and submit written reports including contributions to the interdisciplinary team reports.
*To address issues of confidentiality, consent and sharing of information throughout assessment and intervention and clearly record in students' files.
*To utilize standard college documentation as required e.g. equipment ordering, finance system, curriculum and integrated paperwork.
*To be responsible for equipment used in carrying out duties. To adhere to departmental equipment policy, including competence to use equipment and to ensure the safe use of equipment by others through teaching, training and supervision of practice
*To be responsible for maintaining stock, advising on resources to carry out the job.
*Maintain weekly time sheets of contact and non-contact input for individual students.
*To participate in clinical audit.
*To be responsible for accessing regular formal clinical supervision, and ensuring supervision sessions are recorded.
*Contribute to policies and procedures in conjunction with the therapy team and college staff.
*To be accountable for own professional action and recognise own professional boundaries, seeking advice as appropriate.

If you are interested in this position, please call Alison on (phone number removed)

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