Bank Band 6 Physiotherapist Medicine & Surgery
Stockport NHS Foundation Trust
There are lots of good reasons to choose to come and work at Stockport NHS Foundation Trust. A dynamic integrated Trust with integrity and vision. Exactly the same qualities you’ll see in yourself. Stockport NHS Foundation Trust aims to be the organisation of choice for patients and an employer of choice for staff. In order to continually improve all aspects of our patient experience, we rely upon having a highly skilled, motivated, diverse, productive and patient focused workforce.
Stockport Foundation Trust is one of four ‘specialist’ hospital sites in Greater Manchester. Being a ‘specialist’ hospital will enhance our general surgery, anaesthetics, critical care and emergency medicine for the benefit of people in Stockport, High Peak, Cheshire and across Greater Manchester.
Our values ‘We Care, We Respect, We Listen’ are at the heart of everything we do, and come from our promise: ‘Making a difference every day.’ They drive the behaviour and actions for everyone in our organisation.
In your application for this post, please describe how your experience and skills align with 'Our values-based behaviours' ( see additional documentation) and provide examples.
Greater Manchester Continuous Service Commitment
As well as recognising previous NHS service, Stockport NHS Foundation Trust is a member of the Greater Manchester Continuous Service Commitment. If you are currently employed by Greater Manchester Local Authority, Combined Authority, GMFRS, TfGM as well as other public service organisations, Stockport NHS Foundation Trust will recognise your previous service for sickness and maternity/paternity/adoption entitlement and also for annual leave purposes (providing there has been no break in service). If you currently work for one of the above organisations and successfully apply for a post with Stockport NHS Foundation Trust, please ensure the Recruitment team are aware so that this service is reflected in your contract of employment.
About each other
Our patients and their families
The communities we serve
We support them and deliver on their promises
Our patients and their families
We are kind and helpful, and we expect the same in return
We Listen to
Our patients and their families
We act and learn from what we hear
This is an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated and experienced Physiotherapist to join our dynamic friendly Integrated Medicine and Surgery Inpatient Therapy Team at Stockport NHS Foundation Trust. We work across a variety of different areas including Urgent Care, Critical Care, Surgical Wards and Speciality Medical Wards.
Main duties of the job
We are looking for individuals who are proactive, forward thinking and resilient who can use their initiative and have the ability to work on their own and as part of a team. Excellent communication, organisational skills and strong leadership skills are required, as well as being adaptable to our ever changing and pressurised environments.
Working for our organisation
Stockport NHS Foundation Trust provides hospital services for children and adults across Stockport and the High Peak, as well as community health services for Stockport, Tameside and Glossop. Stepping Hill Hospital treats over 500,000 patients per year and community health services are run across 24 sites in Stockport and 17 sites in Tameside and Glossop.
There are lots of good reasons to choose to come and work at Stockport NHS Foundation Trust. A dynamic integrated Trust with integrity and vision. Exactly the same qualities you’ll see in yourself.
Stockport NHS Foundation Trust aims to be the organisation of choice for patients and an employer of choice for staff. In order to continually improve all aspects of our patient experience, we rely upon having a highly skilled, motivated, diverse, productive and patient focussed workforce.
We are constantly improving how we work with staff and this is reflected in the awards we have been awarded, which can be viewed on our website.
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
The post will involve assessment and treatment of patients to promote earlier hospital discharge with a home first ethos. You will work as part of an integrated team to improve flow and quality of the patient journey. Your caseload will be variable and comprise of some complex conditions; therefore applicants must have a broad range of previous experience including working in an acute NHS setting. An interest in a particular specialism for example, Frailty, Dementia or Respiratory is also desirable.
Education & Qualifications
- Degree in physiotherapy.
- State registration (HCPC).
- Evidence of CPD and attendance of postgraduate courses in relevant clinical area.
- Membership of the CSP
- Involvement in special clinical interest groups
- Advanced Clinical reasoning skills.
- Clinical audit.
- Understand the legal responsibilities of the profession.
- Risk assessment
- Up to date in professional practice and new research.
- Knowledge of intermediate care and community/support services.
- Knowledge of discharge planning processes.
- Experience of working as part of a multidisciplinary team.
- Experience of student or assistant supervision.
- Contribution to clinical education of other staff.
- Minimum of 3 years experience of acute UK hospital rotation scheme and to have worked at least 3 months in each of the following specialities: Orthopaedics, Medicine, ICU, Respiratory, Neuro, Older people.
- Experience of complex discharges.
- Respiratory on-call rota
- Experience of working with patients with cognitive impairment, confusion and severe physical limitations.
- Band 6 inpatient rotation in an acute NHS hospital.
Skills & Abilities
- Able to manage time and prioritise workload effectively.
- Able to problem solve.
- Able to keep accurate and legible patient records.
- Able to comprehend and work within the Trusts policies on data protection, consent, equal opportunities health and safety and equality and diversity.
- Able to supervise and train junior members of staff.
- Be competent with I. T.
- Ability to analyse professional and ethical standards.
- Understanding of team dynamics.
- Effective written and oral communication skills.
- Ability to work under pressure.
- Ability to reflect and critically appraise own performance.
- Good interpersonal skills
- Ability to organise and respond efficiently to complex information.
- Ability to build effective working relationships.
- Positive attitude towards people with disability.
- Ability to work collaboratively within the multi-disciplinary team.
- Presentation skills
- Ability to run external/internal courses and training.
- Able to participate in research.
Work Related Circumstances
- Occupational Health Clearance
- Able to work with emotional or aggressive patients and carers.
- Able to cope with frequent contact with sputum and other body fluids.
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
Further details / informal visits contact
- Hannah Spurr
- Job title
- Clinical Lead
- Telephone number
- 0161 419 5270