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Job summary

Main area
Physiotherapy
Grade
Band 6
Contract
Permanent
Hours
37.5 hours per week (Full Time 37.5 hours per week)
Job ref
279-4585060-SEP22
Employer
279 University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
NHS
Site
St Richard's Hospital
Town
Chichester
Salary
£33,706 - £40,588 per annum pro rata
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
05/10/2022 23:59

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COVID-19 Vacancy Specialist Rotational Physiotherapist

Band 6

 About our Trust

At UHSussex we’re proud to be at the heart of the NHS. As one of the UK’s largest acute Trusts, we’re a leading example of the excellence, the ambition and the values that have embodied the NHS for over 70 years.

We are a vibrant and inclusive organisation with patient care at our core. Our hard-working, talented and dedicated people work together towards a common goal – to always put our Patient First.  In fact our mission is summed up by our ‘where better never stops’ motto and no matter the role at UHSussex, you will play a part in driving us forwards and in improving the lives of patients across Sussex.

We treat our patients and staff with the same compassion and empathy we expect for ourselves. We’re here for them when they need us, and we go above and beyond to meet their needs. This can be seen in our wellbeing programme for staff which is extensive and designed to support you when you need it - because we know that to look after others we must first look after ourselves.

As a university trust and a leader in healthcare research, we value learning, teaching and training so that we can be the best that we can be. From the moment you start with us and throughout your career we will help you to grow and develop. We hope that in choosing UHSussex you are choosing a long and happy career where you will be able to see the difference you make and feel valued for all that you do.

We look forward to receiving your application and the start of your journey with UHSussex. In the meantime make sure to check out our Patient First approach that runs through our core as you’ll get to know us better through this, our equality, diversity and inclusion pages which show just why being inclusive is so important to us and how our staff networks help drive change, and our staff wellbeing page that details the many ways in which we invest in your wellbeing.

Job overview

We are looking for a motivated Band 6 Specialist Physiotherapist with excellent Acute hospital experience to rotate between our well-established In-Patient teams.

This permanent role will be focused on providing a high standard of Physiotherapy assessment, treatment and evaluation to clients within our Respiratory,  Acute Medicine,  Acute Assessment,  Neurology and Orthopaedic Physiotherapy Teams (rotational) at St Richard's Hospital, Chichester.

Working within teams of Physiotherapists and Technical Instructors (Band 3 and 4) you will have the opportunity to work alongside strong and supportive multi-disciplinary teams utilising your excellent assessment and clinical reasoning skills. You will be well supported by Band 8a Clinical Specialist Physiotherapists and Band 7 Team Lead Physiotherapists and will have excellent opportunities for your own clinical skills and management development, working within a strong peer group of other Band 6 and Band 5 Physiotherapists. 

This permanent Band 6 position is an excellent opportunity to develop your established skills further within a dynamic, forward looking and innovative department. We are a research active department with strong links to the Trust’s Research and Innovation Committee and local HEIs. We are continuing to develop and support local clinical research activity and provide support for those interested in developing clinical academic careers.

Please note - previous applicants need not apply.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide advanced assessment and treatment for a range of highly complex patients within the Physiotherapy service
  • To supervise, teach and appraise Band 5 Physiotherapists, Associate Practitioners, Technical Instructors, Students and other members of the multi-disciplinary team.
  • To support the team lead(s) with operational management.
  • To participate in CPD, IST, audit, evidence based projects and service development projects which may include making recommendations for change in practice.
  • To remain competent for Respiratory on-call and to work as part of the Respiratory on-call rota

Working for our organisation

Join us at UHSussex, every day is different, you can be the change, better never stops

At UHSussex we’re proud to be at the heart of the NHS. As one of the UK’s largest acute Trusts, we’re a leading example of the excellence, the ambition and the values that have embodied the NHS for over 70 years.

Improving lives: We are a vibrant and inclusive organisation, with hardworking, talented and dedicated individuals, who work together towards a common goal, to always put our Patient First. Our mission is summed up by our ‘where better never stops’ motto and no matter the role at UHSussex, you will play a part in driving us forwards and in improving the lives of patients across Sussex. We treat our patients and staff with the same compassion and empathy we expect for ourselves. We’re here for them when they need us, and we go above and beyond to meet their needs. This can be seen in our wellbeing programme for staff which is extensive and designed to support you when you need it because we know that to look after others we must first look after ourselves.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

  1. To maintain a high standard of clinical care using evidence-based practice and evaluate outcomes
  2. To undertake the comprehensive assessment and treatment of a wide variety of patients including those with complex presentations.
  3. To seek guidance from senior staff as required and to give guidance to more junior staff.
  4. To devise an individualised Physiotherapy management and/or treatment plan, using clinical reasoning skills, utilising a range of treatment options and evidence based practice
  5. To be able to devise and lead specialist Physiotherapy treatments which may include group work.
  6. To demonstrate the trust values and attitudes in regard to the management of patients and everyday working with colleagues.

Please see JD and PS for full details. 

Person specification

Qualifications and training

Essential criteria
  • Degree/Diploma in Physiotherapy
  • Relevant short course
  • Documented evidence of recent speciality relevant CPD
  • HCPC registration

Knowledge and Experience

Essential criteria
  • Various Band 5 experience including rotations in Respiratory, Acute Medicine. Orthopaedics and Neurology within NHS.
  • Knowledge of relevant pathology and treatment concepts

Skills

Essential criteria
  • Proven clinical skills in speciality

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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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.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Lawrence Owers
Job title
Head of Physiotherapy - St Richard's
Email address
lawrence.owers@nhs.net
Telephone number
01243831712
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