Community Physiotherapist – Long-term Conditions
Job type: Permanent full or part time/job share to cover 37.5 hours/week
Pay scale: £30-32K per annum (depending on experience)
Based in Ellesmere Port (covering West Cheshire area)
Closing date: 9am Monday 23rd July
- Exciting new role to help design and deliver community based Physiotherapy for individuals living with long-term conditions or socially isolated
- Working in a wider health promotion social enterprise, with opportunities to be involved in a wide range or events, projects and activities
- Being a part of a rapidly developing multidisciplinary service provider of NHS/CCG /council commissioned services and charitable wider wellbeing projects
- Free healthy lunches provided by Healthbox CIC
- Varied CPD opportunities including Mental Health First Aid
The post holder/s will provide a community physiotherapy service in Respiratory, Neurological and Cardiac Rehabilitation and Arthritis care for patients in community venues in the West Cheshire CCG area.
The post will involve both one-to-one support for patients and initiating group-based exercise and rehabilitation in the community.
The successful individual/s will be employed by Healthbox CIC and liaise with and work in partnership with GP Practices and Community Care Teams with KPIs set through West Cheshire CCG. Other duties will include assisting with the development, implementation and evaluation of the service initiatives and supervising and working in partnership with other community staff as appropriate.
Living Well with long-term Conditions Project
The Living Well with Long-term Conditions project will be taking a holistic approach, using both Physiotherapy and healthy lifestyles support to enable West Cheshire patients to self-manage Long-term Conditions.
Key responsibilities of the service are:
Provision of physiotherapy and exercise rehabilitation to a diverse range of clinical conditions and patient types in a variety of settings across West Cheshire, including rural areas.
The role of the rehabilitation physiotherapist is to use his/her expertise to treat patients who would benefit from rehabilitation by providing timely and where necessary ongoing treatment, advice and support to enable patients to resume/retain as active and independent a lifestyle as possible and respond to their continuing and changing needs.
To work in partnership with other health professionals and the Healthbox CIC team to promote and enable self-management of long-term Conditions.
- Facilitating targeted conditions clinics with West Cheshire GP Practices/health centres
- Delivering 6-12 week activity and support groups in community venues
- Baseline assessments on all participants/patients
- Personalised exercise plans
- One-to-one and group based exercise and lifestyle support
- 12 week physiological outcome measures
- Service feedback
Key areas and responsibilities
- Work and act independently as well as part of the Healthbox CIC team to interpret and analyse clinical and non-clinical facts to form an individualised physiotherapy intervention within and supported through exercise rehabilitation.
- Act as an autonomous practitioner to plan, implement, evaluate, treat and progress patient care to maximise rehabilitation potential within long-term conditions, using physiotherapy techniques for arthritis, neurological, musculoskeletal, cardiac and respiratory conditions.
- Manage caseload of patients effectively and efficiently undertaking complex and routine cases; such cases may include patients with multiple needs and experiencing or at risk of social isolation.
- Provide specialist physiotherapy input to multidisciplinary team discussion and decision making to maximise patient care.
- Maintain accurate patient documentation, records and statistical information to reflect care provided and meet professional standards and legal requirements.
- To be responsible for assessment and management of clinical risk within own caseload and observe the Health and Safety at Work Act at all times, reporting any accidents/incidents involving staff or patients.
- To be professionally and legally responsible and accountable for all aspects of own work including the management of patients. To ensure a high standard of clinical care for patients.
- To play a key role in developing a specialist community physiotherapy service to maximise patient care and use of resources.
- Monitor activity and support project lead to prioritise resources to meet service demands.
- Undertake clinical audit to support the Physiotherapy Service and Living Well with Long-term Conditions project.
- Liaise with a range of individuals, internal and external to the organisation, to ensure effective service delivery.
- To support Clinical Governance including maintaining up to date skills and knowledge of recent advances in physiotherapy skills ensuring evidence based care.
- Participate in the individual Personal Development Plans and Performance Review system to promote personal and service developments.
- Educate multidisciplinary team members and others to promote knowledge of physiotherapy management to enhance patient care.
- To be responsible for keeping up to date with mandatory training, e.g. Resuscitation, Manual Handling, etc.
Knowledge, training and experience
- Degree or graduate diploma in Physiotherapy.
- Keen interest in Exercise Rehabilitation
- Commitment to CPD with ongoing plan for personal development, within specialism/clinical field of post.
- Active participation in training both in groups and as a leader
- Ability to organise, prioritise and delegate.
- Up to date on professional practice and research, including legal responsibilities of the profession.
- Evidence of clinical reasoning skills.
- Motivated clinically with dynamic and up to date approach to patient care.
- Excellent communication skills.
- Ability to work effectively under pressure.
- Team player who is reliable and motivated.
- Flexible and able to adapt to change.
- Conscientious, flexible, calm, empathic, reliable.
- Problem solving approach diplomatic and tactful.
- Computer literate.
- Presentation skills.
- Enhanced DBS
- Full driving licence.
IT & reporting:
- Use of computers, desktop, tablet and laptop
- Good working knowledge of appropriate general and specialist computer packages e.g. Word, PowerPoint, email, intra and internet, Physio Tools, Excel (PAMS)
- To store and retrieve electronic (non-confidential) records and information
- To maintain and update online diary
- Making up and sending out appointment details to patients
- Telephone, mobile and landline, and answering systems
- Maintaining complex and detailed confidential patient records in line with GDPR (training provided)
- Compilation of monthly statistics forms
- The post holder is expected to complete patient records to comply with the GDPR principles and Healthbox CIC policies, and is responsible for their safe keeping.
Want to find out more?
Please submit your CV to Simon or Georgie via email : firstname.lastname@example.org before 23rd July 2018.