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Junior Physiotherapist (1 Year Fixed Term) posted by London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust

Full Time
£26,682 - £34,049 / year

Job Description

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust is one of the largest integrated NHS Trusts in the country employing more than 9,000 staff with a budget of more than £670 million a year. We are the first Trust of its kind to provide complete hospital-based and community healthcare services to a combined population of 930,000 in the boroughs of Brent, Harrow and Ealing. Our services include four major acute hospitals including the internationally renowned St Mark's Hospital and community services across Brent, Harrow and Ealing, including Clayponds Rehabilitation Hospital, Meadow House Hospice, Denham Unit and Willesden Centre. St Mark’s & LNWH has a major teaching commitment and we have recently been awarded University Hospital status after being granted membership of the Association of UK University Hospitals.

Our values - HEART

Our vision at London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust is to provide excellent clinical care in the right setting by being:

  • Compassionate

  • Responsive

  • Innovative

    We are clear that our vision can only be achieved by our staff, who are our most valuable asset.

    Our vision is driven by our HEART values and behaviours which were developed together with our staff.

  • H onesty

  • E quality

  • A ccountability

  • R espect

  • T eamwork

    These values describe how we interact with each other and our patients and must underpin everything we do to achieve our vision.

    London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust welcomes applications from people who wish to work part time or flexibly.

The Short Term Assessment, Rehabilitation and Reablement Service (STARRS) is expanding and we are looking for a knowledgeable, motivated, Physiotherapist with strong clinical decision making skills to join our multidisciplinary team.

STARRS is a national leader in intermediate care that aims to bring the best of hospital care to a patient’s home and therefore avoid unnecessary hospital attendances/admissions. Most of our referrals are from GPs, London Ambulance Service and Accident and Emergency departments. We provide a two person Rapid Response service to provide the initial assessment at home, performing a holistic assessment of the patient and in some cases starting a treatment plan. The team can utilise a number of pieces of diagnostic equipment in the home, plus we have access to hospital facilities for various scans when required. We also provide our services in A&E to avoid hospital admissions and facilitate safe discharges. STARRS looks to provide the very best patient care, aiming to provide the same care a patient would receive as an in patient. This includes having real time access to patient records in the community via laptops and smart phones.

We also provide an Early Supported Discharge Service to reduce the length of stay of patients in hospital by continuing their care at home.

We are looking for a Junior Physiotherapist who has a passion for patient care, who wants to develop their skills and push themselves outside the normal boundaries of Physio practice and who has real drive to make sure their patient gets the best treatment possible. Excellent communication skills are essential.

As a Band 5, Junior Physiotherapist you will:

Attend patients as both part of the Rapid Response crew and alone for follow up visits.

Develop your Physiotherapy skills into a more well-rounded holistic approach to patient care.

Gain experience in generic, orthopaedic, musculoskeletal, respiratory, neurological rehabilitation and falls prevention.

Develop new skills normally outside of the scope of Physiotherapists including Nursing and Occupational therapy tasks.

Supervise junior staff and students

Attend in-service training and have Continued Professional Development opportunities

STARRS works 7 days a week from 08:00 until 20:30 plus cover of the A&E department until 22:30. You will be expected to work weekends and bank holidays although it is our aim that you work approximately one weekend in four. You will also cover occasional late shifts which run from 10:00 until 22:30.

In return for your skills and dedication to the team and our patients we endeavour to provide:

    • A supportive environment to learn and develop your new skills.

    • Working with Doctors, including Consultants to push your knowledge beyond normal Physiotherapy practice.

    • Regular training above and beyond statutory and mandatory training.

    • An emphasis on a good work life balance including meal breaks to enable staff to perform at their best.

    • A management team that listens and acts on your concerns.

    • The opportunity to deliver training sessions.

    • The usual NHS benefits plus a lease car option.

    • Agenda for change pay scale Band 5 + outer London weighting and unsocial hours enhancements where appropriate.

Crèche facility available on site.

For this post, the following are essential:

    • Current HCPC registration

    • Excellent communication skills

    • Strong Physiotherapy knowledge and assessment skills

    • Full clean driving licence and use of a car.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Edgar Swart on: [Click here to apply]

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We promote the wellbeing and safety of all our patients and carers by acting promptly on concerns, communicating effectively and sharing information appropriately, according to the standards determined by our policy and procedures. All posts working with vulnerable groups will be subject to an enhanced criminal records check upon appointment and staff will need to give their consent for the Trust to receive regular updates on their criminal records status throughout their employment.

Due to the high volumes of applications we receive for certain posts, we reserve the right to close any adverts before the published closing date once we have received a sufficient number of applications. After the closing date we strongly advise you check the email account which is registered with NHS Jobs regularly. If you have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been shortlisted

Our employment checking processes require that all shortlisted applicants provide the contact details of their current HR Department. If shortlisted you will be sent an email reminder to present the contact details of your HR Department at the interview.

Please note the Trust uses identity checking software for verifying the authenticity of identity documents provided by candidates.

Please note, as per updated UKVI guidelines, from April 2017 candidates appointed to any role that we are able to request sponsorship for a Tier 2 (general) visa will be required to provide an overseas criminal record certificate for themselves and any adult dependents from each country that they have lived in consecutively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Further information on obtaining the criminal record check for time spent abroad can be found on the website.

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