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Achieve Your Potential with Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust
Are you enthusiastic and forward thinking about therapy? Do you want to work for a Trust that values AHPs and their contribution to the patient journey and holistic care? Do you want to be part of our Journey to Brilliant?
Come and join our vibrant Therapy service at Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust.
This is an exciting time for our organisation, as we have received substantial investment to further develop our services. Check out our therapy video link to gain an understanding of our department and values. youtube.com/watch?v=6qULP8MTMSY
We are looking for a skilled and experienced Physiotherapist to join our friendly, busy Respiratory Team at the Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust. The respiratory rotations are acute NIV, critical care respiratory, community Cystic Fibrosis and Critical Care Rehabilitation, Outreach and Follow-up Rotation. These are 12 months in length.
The NIV rotation: This post is based at RCH Treliske, includes acute retrieval/initiation of patients requiring NIV, following the patients from the ED to the designated Respiratory Specialist Ward and providing treatment and management of respiratory patients on the Specialist Respiratory Ward. The ability to deliver specialist advice regarding machine settings, interface and weaning will be required and training will be provided to expand existing knowledge if required. This role also involves leading the specialist education of NIV to the wider MDT, attending morning ward rounds with the MDT on the respiratory ward and supervising the rotational Physiotherapist on this ward. This post is fully supported by the clinical lead physiotherapist in critical care.
The Cystic Fibrosis rotation: This post is based at RCH Treliske, the service is across Paediatric and Adult Care, is aimed at optimum health, prevention of admission and early discharge from hospital, and is part of the Peninsula CF Network, which includes Plymouth, Exeter, Torbay, Barnstable and Taunton for peer review and training. The specialist respiratory service for CF is delivered at the patient’s home and in a clinic environment. This includes patients whom are waiting for or whom have received a lung transplant. This is a county wide service, you will need to provide your own transport but will be fully reimbursed for your travel. This post is fully supported by the clinical lead in CF and training will be given.
The Critical care respiratory rotation: This post is based in our modern 19 bedded Critical Care Unit at RCH Treliske. The caseload is a mixed of level 3 and level 2 patients from acutely ill fully ventilated patients’ to those requiring early rehabilitation. This post is fully supported by the Clinical Lead in Critical Care and training will be given.
New Post 2019: The Critical Care Rehabilitation, Outreach and Follow-up Rotation: This post is part of a dedicated rehabilitation, outreach and follow-up service to meet the requirements of the NICE Guidelines for Rehabilitation of Critical Care patients (CG83). The work will involve specialist treatment and management of critical care patients through their journey from the unit, to the hospital wards and following them up after discharge home. The team is a close partnership between Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy input.
Each rotation has a requirement for the postholder to work flexibly across 7 days on a rota basis with TOIL given during the following week. There is also a requirement to participate in the overnight on call service.
We are looking for a team member who can provide decisive and effective Physiotherapy input
We can offer you opportunities to engage in research, training, coaching and career development. We have links to the local higher education institutions, and have also developed local learning opportunities. In particular, we offer an excellent ‘AHP Future Leaders Programme’, which has been praised by Suzanne Rastrick, Chief AHP Officer. youtube.com/watch?v=f3ceLt96vGM
Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust has an active ‘Improving Working Lives’ team who offer a range of services and activities to support staff an encourage health and well-being of our workforce .
At the Therapy Department at Royal Cornwall Hospital we value our staff and their contributions. We pride ourselves on providing an excellent service and we constantly strive to improve quality of all that we do.
In addition to working in an aspiring and outstanding therapy department, Cornwall offers exceptional opportunities to explore the countryside and coast, with a huge variety of activities available. It is a beautiful county which offers an outstanding quality of life and providing many opportunities for outdoor activities, with its sailing waters, surfing beaches and rugged coastal pathways for walking, and cycling. There is a thriving arts and theatre scene as well as an interesting variety of eating places, including celebrity-owned restaurants within Cornwall.
International applications are welcome and we can offer skype interviews. We will consider people returning to practice.
Full time, part time, job share and flexible working will be considered
For further details / informal visits contact:
For further information please contact Michelle Hague or Alice Gibson, Clinical Lead Physiotherapists in Critical Care, Royal Cornwall Hospital, [Click here to apply] Bleep 3212
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