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068243 Physiotherapy Manager, Learning Disability

Nhs Lothian
Closing date
18 Sep 2021

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Salary Band
Annual, £30,000 - £39,999
Contract Type
Full Time
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Fixed Term 1 Year

To be professionally and managerially responsible and accountable for the direct delivery of the adult learning disabilities physiotherapy service in Edinburgh and West Lothian, ensuring effective and co-ordinated delivery of services, responsive to changing service needs.

To be responsible for proposing, developing and implementing policies and plans relating to physiotherapy and learning disabilities, contributing to the achievement of strategic goals of the Division, and assessing the resource implications of these policies and plans.

Manage and lead a team of specialist physiotherapy staff to promote the provision of clinical care in their field of physiotherapy in REAS.

Support the development of a specialist physiotherapy service.

Manage and co-ordinate the acute learning disabilities physiotherapy service, ensuring delivery of appropriate care to acutely ill patients and hospital discharges.

To be responsible for the provision, co-ordination and evaluation of a learning disabilities orthotics clinic accessible to clients across Edinburgh and West Lothian within the resource constraints of the allocated budget.

To provide expert advice to multi-professional and multi-agency staff and carers, and at Service, Divisional, Health Board and Scottish Government level.

To be an expert clinician in the fields of physiotherapy and learning disabilities, encompassing physiotherapy assessment, treatment and management of patients and providing second opinions and expert advice regarding complex cases across Scotland and the UK.

Collaborative working with Universities and Colleges to develop and contribute to clinical education of physiotherapy, medical and nursing students.

This post requires the post holder to have a PVG Scheme membership/ record. If the post holder is not a current PVG member for the required regulatory group (i.e. child and/or adult) then an application will need to be made to Disclosure Scotland and deemed satisfactory before they can begin in post.

For further information on what is included in the role and what skills/experience are being looked for, click on the links at the bottom of the screen to the job description and person specification. If after reading this information you have any questions please contact: Mike Reid, Clinical Service Manager on 07580 979 125 or email:
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