JustPhysio are looking for a band 6 Physiotherapist to work with their client in Kent
Band 6 Physiotherapist
Salary £30,401-£37,267 DOE
37.5 hours per week
Job description -
To manage and provide physiotherapy input within an interdisciplinary setting to adult service users with acquired brain injuries.
Reporting to the Clinical Lead Physiotherapy, you will be a core member of the Allied Health Professions team, working autonomously responsible for the coordination, assessment, planning, implementation, evaluation and reassessment of the care of patients within the caseload, whilst maintaining appropriate documentation.
You will work closely with other Physiotherapists and the wider interdisciplinary team to provide an integrated Physiotherapy provision to services across the hospital site.
To support the Clinical Leads and deputising in his her/absence.
*To work as an autonomous clinician taking responsibility for the delivery of a Physiotherapy service.
*To undertake comprehensive assessments of service users with acquired brain injury and other complex neurological conditions in order to formulate a specialised, individual physiotherapy treatment programme based on well developed knowledge of evidence based practise and treatment options using specialised assessment, clinical reasoning skills and knowledge of treatment.
*To evaluate service user progress, re-assess and alter treatment programmes if required. To gather, collate and analyse information needed to solve a variety of clinical and professional problems.
*To develop specialised programmes of care, monitor, evaluate and modify treatment in order to measure progress and ensure effectiveness of intervention.
*To manage a caseload of service users with highly complex needs, which may include physical disabilities, mental health, emotional development, relationship, behavioural and social care needs.
*To work as a member of the interdisciplinary team contributing to overall treatment objectives agreed in the rehabilitation plan.
*To work with individuals, groups and families/carers providing assessment and treatment in the most appropriate environment including hospital, community unit, service users home, local community.
*To carry out and actively engage the service user in complex risk assessments relating to their treatment, the environment, and any possible risk to others, in relation to their physical presentation.
*To act as keyworker and/or lead clinician when appropriate.
*To provide training and advice on changes and adaptations to the service user's life style considering the environmental, emotional, physical, spiritual and social needs.
*To work collaboratively with the service user and relevant others to establish agreed therapeutic goals for intervention.
*To act as a resource for the team/and service user in providing information on local statutory and non statutory services in the community, signposting staff/service user to other resources.
*To produce and verbally present reports, which reflect specialist knowledge, regarding service user's needs, and summarising findings.
*To adapt practice to meet individual service user's circumstances, including due regard for cultural differences.
*To assess service user understanding of treatment proposals, gain valid informed service user consent and work within a legal framework with service users who lack capacity to consent to treatment.
*To develop negotiation skills in the management of conflict across a range of situations.
*To act in ways which acknowledge people's rights and choices to make their own decisions and recognise their responsibilities in intervention plans.
*To have due regard for you own personal safety and that of service users/carers, in particular to have regard to moving and handling regulations, restraining policies and ensure the safe positioning of self and others.
*To work within infection control and health and safety guidelines
*To refer on to other professionals or direct towards other agencies as appropriate.
*To respect service user confidentiality at all times and not divulge service user information unless sanctioned by the requirements of the role.
*To contribute to clinical teams, interdisciplinary and interagency by discussing own and others input around service users' needs, ensuring a well-coordinated rehabilitation plan.
*To communicate in a sensitive manner, complex condition related information from assessment to service users, carers, families and members of the multidisciplinary and interagency teams/other professions.
*To overcome barriers to communication using a range of verbal, non-verbal and listening skills. This will include service users with dysphasia, hearing difficulties, partially sighted memory loss and confusion, behavioural problems, limited English and those unable to accept diagnosis.
*To safely deal with verbal/physical aggression as required within guidelines and with support as needed.
*To effectively manage time and caseload, prioritising workload within a potentially pressurised and restrictive environment
*To motivate service users and/or carers to engage in the therapeutic process.
If you are interested in this great opportunity, please call Alison on 0207 045 3327