JustPhysio is recruiting for a band 7 Physiotherapist to work with our client based in Middlesex
Band 7 Learning Disabilities
4 days per week
Salary £30,205 - £33,126 per annum
Our client is a day specialist college providing further education to adults with severe/profound and complex learning difficulties and/or disabilities from a range of backgrounds. Our client provides a wide range of quality full time and part-time education courses designed to meet the individual needs of the adults at College and in the community as part of their College programme, to ensure that learners of a range of abilities can and do achieve.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
*To manage a varied caseload of adults with severe/profound and complex learning difficulties and/or disabilities, and to organise this efficiently and effectively with regard to clinical priorities and use of time.
*To provide clinical assessment and intervention to learners in the service.
*To plan and implement and review person-centered individual and/or group interventions which aim at improving functional abilities and participation in College-related learning activities as well as everyday life.
*To liaise with all team members and family/carers in order to provide a co-ordinated approach and ensure physiotherapy treatment is integrated into learner's objectives that support learning and skills for daily living.
*To monitor, evaluate and modify intervention in order to measure progress and ensure effectiveness of intervention
*To independently assess, clinically reason, advise and order specialist equipment for mobility/postural control both static and dynamic, being aware of financial implications and restrictions. Liaise with PCTs/social services/ external agencies/ parents/ carers regarding the provision and use of such equipment. To monitor new developments in specialised equipment and communicate with manufacturers.
*To educate and support those working with the learner how to correctly use the equipment, the purpose of the equipment and set guidelines for its use.
*To guide and support teaching staff in physiotherapy and manual handling programmes in the classroom. To keep up to date with current and new manual handling techniques thus ensuring safe practice.
*To set up and run aquatic therapy sessions and complete relevant risk assessments and clinically effective programmes.
*To design appropriate moving and handling guidelines for learners who have significant physical disabilities in addition to their learning disability, using a range of techniques and equipment.
*To carry out risk assessment and risk management plans, including moving and handling
* (Repeated)To compile activity programmes with clear therapeutic aims and goals based on evidence based practice.
*To attend and contribute to review meetings where appropriate ensuring person centred approach.
*To attend College-arranged meetings for learners, including Parents' Evenings and Open Days etc. To attend team meetings and to be able to travel to other venues for the team meeting.
*To use IT and other alternative methods of communication to overcome barriers to communication e.g. simple clear language, Makaton, symbols and photographs.
*To comply with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and Health and Care Professions Council's Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct.
*To demonstrate a sound understanding of Clinical Governance and Risk Management and apply to the work situation, and ensure others do likewise.
*To supervise junior physiotherapists for their clinical work and provide support as required.
If you are interested in this role, please call Alison on 0207 045 3327