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Physiotherapist - Junior at Job Board Direct

Physiotherapist - Junior

Job Board Direct London, Greater London Full Time
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Physiotherapist - Junior

Reports to: Head of Therapy

Job Overview:
(Note: In addition to these functions employees are required to carry out such duties as may reasonably be required)

  • To provide physiotherapy input to residents with a variety of musculoskeletal, neurological and other complex conditions, treatments and goal setting to own designated caseload of residents.
  • To use evidence based practice and specialist skills to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions. Ensure the programmes reflects the current population of the services’ wishes and preferences
  • To promote an enablement culture and approach to care within the British home.
  • Develop clinical and professional knowledge thereby acting as a resource for colleagues, residents and their families.

Working Hours:

5 days over 7-day period, as agreed with the manager.

Role Specific Duties:

  • To monitor, evaluate and modify treatment in order to measure progress and ensure effectiveness of intervention.
  • To be able to successfully carry out a full neuro assessment, identify impairments, plan treatment (Care Plan) and hand over exercises/treatment to therapy assistants following demonstration - where a case is complex (to pick up the case load),
  • To be able to sign post residents or refer on for Xrays (clinically reason), specialist treatment or further assessments where case is complex,
  • To have knowledge of when the spasticity clinic, orthotics, SLT are required,
  • To be able to compile a report - therapy input and progression to social workers/relatives.
  • To ensure residents are involved in the planning and prioritisation of their rehabilitation plans wherever possible.
  • To adapt practice to meet individual residents’ circumstances, including due regard for cultural and social differences in addition to their cognitive and physical disabilities.
  • To use appropriate method of communication with residents and carers to maximise rehabilitation potential and their understanding of the condition. Communication skills of persuasion, explanation and gaining informed consent will be used with a wide variety of residents’.
  • To work in collaboration with/refer to local authorities/Primary Care Trusts in repose to identified patient
  • To demonstrate effective time management and organisational skills during management of own workload and be able to adapt to an unpredictable work pattern on a daily basis. This includes making patients’ appointments, coordinating with clinics and liaising with other professionals for joint assessments and treatments.
  • To demonstrate high level of clinical effectiveness by use of evidence based practice.
  • To train/supervise therapy assistants and students

Working with Others:

  • Develop effective working relationships with other employees within the service
  • Work in cooperation with members of the multi-disciplinary teams to maximise opportunities for people in the service

Leading by Example:

  • To contribute to the day-to-day coordination of the physiotherapy service within and have responsibility for the management and delivery of a physiotherapy service to a neurological caseload
  • To be aware of funding arrangements for all residents.

Personal Responsibilities:

  • Attend statutory training and any other training as directed by the management
  • Keep up-to-date to clinical expertise according to HCPC and other associated professional standards


  • Be responsible for the safe use of equipment used in carrying out physiotherapy duties and report any hazards or defects for repair through the appropriate channels
  • Maintain good relationships with other multi-professional visiting the home
  • Experience of working with a range of partner organisations.
  • Knowledge of the enabling approach to support people to meet their full potential
  • Evidence of continuous professional development
  • To comply with all statutory requirement and legislation i.e. Health & Safety, COSHH, Moving and Handling, Fire Safety, Environmental Health etc
  • This job description is not exhaustive and you may be required to undertake other duties commensurate with your position at the request of the Director of Care or person in charge of the home.
  • It is a condition of employment that this post is subject to a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring check.

Values-Based Personal Qualities


  • Involve residents, families, external agencies and colleagues
  • Speak up when things go wrong


  • Understand person-centred care and can demonstrate treating people as individuals and respecting choices
  • Promoting independence and encouraging appropriate risk taking

Integrity , Diversity, Openness and Honesty

  • Ensuring no one is discriminated or excluded
  • Understand human rights and Impact on care delivery
  • Facilitating people to 'speak up’ about concerns and acting upon them

Talent & Energy

  • Striving for quality in everything we do recognising and understanding what quality in care means for people using this service
  • Being accepting on criticism and focusing on improving
  • Being open to new opportunities for learning and identifying the limits of skill and knowledge

Heart of their Care

  • Treating people with kindness
  • Understanding the importance of empathy in all areas of employment
  • Understanding the values of others and always providing a caring service

Highest Standards

  • Focus on how thing could be done better and sharing ideas
  • Understanding wellbeing and what is important to people using this service
  • Improving outcomes for people
  • Ensuring appropriate services are provided for people using the services

To provide physiotherapy input to residents with a variety of musculoskeletal, neurological and other complex conditions, treatments and goal setting to own designated caseload of residents.

Recommended Skills

  • Adaptability
  • Assessments
  • Clinical Works
  • Communication
  • Control Of Substances Hazardous To Health (Coshh)
  • Coordinating
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