Physiotherapist - Tower Hamlet Community Teams in London at East London NHS Foundation Trust

Date Posted: 10/20/2019

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Job Description

We are working in partnership with ELFT. An exciting opportunity has arisen to work as an experienced physiotherapist in the community within a Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT). We provide a high-quality service to the population of Newham and Tower hamlets. ELFT is committed to delivering the best care for our patients. Are you a qualified Band 5/6 Physiotherapist looking to gain experience in a rotational or looking to further your career?

ELFT is Community Health Service serving the residents of the London Borough of Newham. The post holder will act as an experienced physiotherapist, helping to develop integrated health care teams in the community with a Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT). The post holder will provide high-quality physiotherapy interventions to a range of patients from different community settings such as frailty, rapid response/admission avoidance, intermediate care, falls prevention through to preventative action and support for self-management of long term conditions. 

To be successful you will need to be an excellent communicator, have strong interpersonal, organisational and leadership skills and the ability to work independently. You will be motivated and willing to learn and committed to evidence-based practice, continuing professional development, regular supervision and individual performance review. You will be expected to participate in and contribute to regular in-service training and team meetings

Key Responsibilities: 

  • To manage a defined caseload using evidence-based /client cantered principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions, maintaining associated records.
  • To provide a high standard physiotherapy service to the specialist caseload across various sites within Tower Hamlet as the service requires.
  • To perform an advanced physiotherapeutic assessment of patients with diverse presentations and complex physical and psychological conditions to provide diagnosis, develop, and deliver an individualized treatment program.
  • To provide leadership for more junior staff, as agreed with senior staff.
  • To deputies for the Senior Physiotherapists in their absence as required.
  • To supervise Physiotherapy students on clinical placements.
  • To participate in CPD and develop skills and knowledge through participation in the service training scheme.
  • To undertake lone working when required.
  • To be able to work flexibly and participate in potential future 7-day working developments (when required)

Job Requirements

Experience required:

  • Undertake person-centred and evidence-based care for patients, in line with an individual care plan.
  • Ensures that the voice of the service users/customers/ carers are captured and listened to
  • Facilitates regular time and space for team reflection
  • Monitors the quality and performance of the service through tracking key measures over time, supporting the use of transparent and visual management systems
  •  Involves a wide range of stakeholders and data/information in helping the team identify their key improvement priorities 
  • Utilises the quality improvement approach to think systemically about complex problems, develop potential change ideas and test these in practice using the Trust’s QI framework. 
  • Deploys resources to identified and agreed on quality improvement projects and supports staff to find space and time for quality improvement
  • Supports team members to develop the appropriate level of skills in quality improvement 
  • Empowers the team to resolve local issues on a daily basis using the tools and method of quality improvement without staff having to seek permission.
  • Promotes awareness and understanding of quality improvement, and shares learning and successes from quality improvement work.
  • To liaise with a range of internal and external staff concerning patient admissions and/or discharge utilising transfer of care documents to ensure continuity of care.

Skills and attributes:

  • Registered with a professional clinical body (e.g. HCPC) Member of HCPC
  • 12-18 months minimum clinical experience in a broad range of specialities & the ability to work as a key person within the scope of practice in the Multi-disciplinary team
  • Knowledge of a broad range of clinical conditions particularly working with older people and multipathologies
  • Experience working in client-centred care, within a multidisciplinary team
  • Experience in conducting appraisal & supervision for junior members of staff
  • Experience in clinical audit & service development projects
  • Equipment assessment and provision.
  • Experience in equipment assessment and provision
  • Ability to manage own workload, flexibility and use initiative to problem-solve.
  • Ability in delivering teaching & training to a wide range of multidisciplinary team
  • Good interpersonal and strong communication skills
  • Ability to plan, coordinate a range of complex activities in relation to clinical and operational work.
  • Awareness of potential hazards including frequent verbal aggression and risk of physical aggression in settings such as the clients home, community venues, public transport etc.), whilst ensuring the safety of self, client and members of the public.
  • Ability to assist clients who are frail or who require assistance with activities of daily living and to apply a Rehabilitation approach in generic Health care professional role
  • Information Technology skills e.g. word-processing/excel etc