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Senior Physiotherapist

Band 6

Main area
317 Community Resource Team
Grade
Band 6
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
317-2022-21-063
Site
Trustwide
Town
317 Trustwide
Salary
£32,306 - £39,027 per annum
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
03/07/2022 23:59
Interview date
27/07/2022

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 opportunity has arisen for 2 dynamic Physiotherapists to join the Community Response and Rehabilitation Team (CRRT).

This is a citywide MDT service, with the remit of supporting patients in the community to avoid preventable hospital admissions, provide community rehabilitation and to facilitate timely discharge from hospital.

  • Interview Date: 27th 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.

Main duties of the job

The role includes:

  • Supporting CRRT to be an effective single point of access though telephone triage, to identify patient need and priority, providing initial advice, signposting, and redirecting referrals where appropriate using knowledge of wider services.
  • Working flexible shift patterns over 7 days to support urgent response, assessment, and intervention, to patients in crisis.
  • Working with the MDT to manage both urgent and routine waiting lists.
  • Completing comprehensive MDT assessments for a wide variety of patients.
  • Interdisciplinary working.
  • Physiotherapy assessments and treatment plans.
  • Supporting the team with ongoing service improvement.

The holistic approach of CRRT will require the postholders to work both autonomously and alongside MDT colleagues, social services, hospital and community teams and multiple agencies in providing a high quality of care for our patients.

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 provide a high standard of physiotherapy assessment, treatment and advice to a complex patient group of older people and intermediate care client group, including orthopaedics.
  • To consolidate and build on skills and academic knowledge gained during the first two years post graduation.

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.

Person specification

Knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Advanced knowledge of a range of medical conditions and their impact on patient’s functional abilities
  • Sound knowledge of the physiotherapy process
  • Sound knowledge of health problems associated with older people and associated interventions
Desirable criteria
  • Knowledge of undertaking research and audit projects
  • Knowledge of current NHS issues e.g. NSF’s transforming community services

Skills

Essential criteria
  • Organisation and time management skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Commitment to personal and service development
  • Ability to present information, written and orally in a clear and logical manner
  • Current UK driving licence and access to a car for work purposes
  • Flexible
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to cope with pressure of work and re-jigging of work schedules
  • Genuine interest in working with older people
Desirable criteria
  • IT Skills
  • Specialist treatment skills e.g. manual therapy
  • Fieldwork educator

Experience

Essential criteria
  • Comprehensive post registration NHS experience as a junior physiotherapist providing a broad range of experience across the core areas of physiotherapy within the NHS
  • Experience of working as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Community working and lone working
Desirable criteria
  • Previous experience in a Band 6 post
  • Experience of working with patients with physical health problems e.g. stroke, mobility problems

Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Degree or equivalent Diploma in Physiotherapy
  • State Registered with Health and Care Professions Council
Desirable criteria
  • Member of Chartered Society of Physiotherapists
  • Involvement in relevant CSP Clinical Special Interest groups

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

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Kevin Alderson
Job title
Physiotherapist
Email address
kevin.alderson1@nhs.net
Telephone number
01912777034