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AHP Associate Practitioner Long Covid

Band 4

Main area
317 Physiotherapy - Corporate
Grade
Band 4
Contract
Fixed term: 9 months (until 31/03/2023)
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
317-2022-20-03-DR-A
Site
Royal Victoria Infirmary
Town
317 02 Royal Victoria Infirmary
Salary
£22,549 - £24,882 per annum
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
27/06/2022 23:59
Interview date
11/07/2022

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with around 16,000 staff and an annual income of £1 billion.

Rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC for the second consecutive time in 2019, we have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We’re also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 1.84 million patients ‘contacts’ each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people’s race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Newcastle Hospitals are proud to be one of the exemplar organisations across the NHS on sustainability, with a long history of delivering Sustainable Healthcare in Newcastle (Shine) and the first healthcare organisation in the world to declare a climate emergency. Our strategy includes commitments to being Net Zero by 2030, for our direct carbon footprint, and Net Zero by 2040 for our footprint plus. Delivering these ambitions will not be possible without the help, support and action of every single member of our team.

Job overview

An exciting temporary opportunity has arisen for a Band 4 Therapy Associate Practitioner to join the Long Covid Therapy team at The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

This post is fixed term until  31/03/2023 .

  • Interview Date 11 July 2022
  • 37 Hours 30 Minutes/Week
  • You will be redirected to Trac to apply for the vacancy. Please expand the job details section and read all of the information before applying for the vacancy.

Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate. The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first month’s pay.

Newcastle Hospitals encourages all staff and volunteers who are appointed to join the Trust to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

 

 

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant will work alongside a team of Therapists, including; Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Psychology, Speech and Language Therapy and Dietetics, treating patients with Long Covid, across a variety of outpatient and domiciliary settings.

The main focuses of the role will be; assessments, providing advice and support and promoting exercise- including group based exercise, 1 to 1 sessions and virtual classes. The post holder will demonstrate an ability to work independently when required and prioritise their own
caseload.

The successful applicant will have had relevant experience as a therapy assistant or technical instructor within an appropriate field and bring skills including, effective team working, highly developed communication, IT and moving and handling skills. Attributes will include being flexible, honest, reliable and willing to learn.

Working for our organisation

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with over 18,000 staff and an annual income of £1 billion.

Rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC for the second consecutive time in 2019, we have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We’re also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 1.84 million patients ‘contacts’ each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people’s race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

  • To undertake specific skilled support work to aid the wider long covid team in the efficient and effective delivery of Rehabilitation in speciality area within the framework of clinical governance
  • To accept a patient caseload referred by a number of AHP team members and treat according to set protocols, monitoring patient progress, modifying and progressing patient treatment programmes as required, with referral back to referrer as/when appropriate
  • To carry out basic assessment and treatment of non-complex patients as delegated by the qualified team members To provide and deliver individualised exercise programmes within speciality areas
  • To accurately record rehabilitation progress as per Trust documentation / database including physiotherapeutic outcome measures
  • To undertake a clinical caseload, without supervision for at least 50% of the time within protocols and guidelines set by the designated qualified AHP team member
  • To coordinate, supervise and teach junior therapy assistants
  • To be able to provide a range of treatment modalities including group exercise and education sessions, 1 to 1 clinic appointments, home visits and virtual sessions as required 

Person specification

Qualifications & Education

Essential criteria
  • Foundation Degree or NVQ level 4 or NVQ level 3 with additional training in the speciality field or equivalent evidence of underpinning knowledge
  • Sound general education inclusive of literacy and numeracy
  • Full UK driving licence
Desirable criteria
  • Associate member of Professional body

Knowledge & Experience

Essential criteria
  • Previous experience as a therapy y assistant/ Technical instructor in acute care/ community
  • Effective team working
  • Knowledge and understanding of clinical conditions and application of Rehabilitation programmes for patients in speciality area
  • Knowledge of outcome measures
  • Knowledge of Specialist Treatment adjuncts
Desirable criteria
  • Clinical governance
  • Training others
  • Previous experience as an Associate

Skills & Abilities

Essential criteria
  • Highly developed communication skills
  • Plan and provide clinical programmes of therapeutic activity within framework
  • Monitor patient progress and make modifications
  • Work as a member of a team
  • Manage own caseload effectively and prioritise referrals
  • Highly developed Moving and handling skills
  • IT skills

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Veteran AwareApprenticeships logoNo smoking policyPositive about disabled peopleInvestors in People: GoldMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Age positiveDisability confident employerCare quality commission - OutstandingDefence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) - GoldArmed Forces Covenant Gold AwardRIDI Awards Finalist 2021Stonewall Gold 2022

Applicant requirements

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Jen Glennie
Job title
Operational Lead Physiotherapy
Email address
j.glennie@nhs.net
Telephone number
01912829419