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Senior Physiotherapist posted by NHS Jobs

Full Time
£34,961-£42,010 pa incl.

Job Description

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 provides 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 Physiotherapists who have a passion for patient care, who want to develop their skills and push themselves outside the normal boundaries of Physio practice and who have a real drive to make sure their patient gets the best treatment possible. Excellent communication skills are essential.

As a Band 6 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.
  • Take on extended roles such as venepuncture, drug administration, advance assessment of the acutely ill patient and acute injury assessment.
  • 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.
  • Gain experience in day to day management of the team including taking handovers and helping to make treatment plans at the virtual ward round.
  • 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.
  • Experience managing the team.
  • The opportunity to deliver training sessions.
  • The usual NHS benefits plus a lease car option.
  • Agenda for change pay scale Band 6 plus 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:

Sagar Kolli Clinical Head Nurse- [Click here to apply] or Dev Robert in [Click here to apply]

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