Physiotherapist

Recruiter
Yellow Hat
Location
Esher
Posted
08 Nov 2018
Closes
15 Dec 2018
Sector
Healthcare
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

We are recruiting a Physiotherapist for one of our Care Homes in Claygate.

The Salary for our Physiotherapist is up to £16.88 per hour working 32 hours a week (Mon to Thurs).

JOB PURPOSE OF THE PHYSIOTHERAPIST:

To provide direct clinical care, which encompasses physiotherapy assessment, treatment and management of residents

DIMENSIONS

  • The Physiotherapist will be managing a caseload of 73 long-term residents, predominantly with neurological deficits
  • The Physiotherapist will have varied caseload of acute musculoskeletal conditions
  • Range of Clinical Areas - Neurology, Mental Health, Musculoskeletal, Manual Handling and Medical
  • Staff Responsibility - Supervise the clinical workload of the physiotherapy assistant and provide day-to-day advice to registered nurses and carers

ROLE OF DEPARTMENT

Key responsibilities of the service are:

  • Provision of physiotherapy to a diverse range of clinical conditions within a residential care setting
  • To provide staff training, education and liaison to promote continuity in care and slow stream rehabilitation

KEY RESULT AREAS

Clinical

  • The Physiotherapist must act independently to assess, analyse and provide a clinical diagnosis forindividual residents to determine their need for physiotherapy intervention within specialist area
  • Act independently to plan, implement, evaluate, treat and progress resident care to maximise rehabilitation potential within specialist area
  • The Physiotherapist must be able to manage individual caseload of residents effectively and efficiently
  • Liaise with Senior Physiotherapists to gain support and direction in management of their caseload
  • Work as part of a team to ensure effective communication and delivery of care
  • Maintain resident documentation, records and accurate statistical information to reflect care provided and meet professional standards
  • Communicate and make recommendations to all relevant disciplines of staff to maximise resident care and promote multidisciplinary team working
  • Implement appropriate clinical guidelines to optimise resident care
  • Attend in-house Wheelchair Clinic and external clinics such as Spasticity Clinic, Orthotics and Orthopaedics as required

Educational

  • Participate in physiotherapy in-service and if necessary lead team in-service training to promote personal development
  • The Physiotherapist will maintain CPD portfolio and Life Long Learning
  • Annually, produce and present projects to promote service development and/or personal development
  • Assist in the teaching of nursing, medical, other multidisciplinary team members, educational staff and others to promote knowledge of physiotherapy management to enhance resident care
  • Supervise clinical training of therapy assistants

EQUIPMENT AND MACHINERY

  • Walking Aids -, rollator frames, zimmer frames, tripods, quadrapods, elbow crutches and sticks
  • Manual Handling Equipment - Overhead tracking hoist, mechanical hoists, rota-stands, sliding boards, sliding sheets, push-up blocks and handling belts
  • Electrical Equipment - Chattanooga electrotherapy unit incorporating TENS, functional electrical stimulation, EMG biofeedback unit, interferential; ultrasound
  • Respiratory Equipment - Suction units, stethoscope and pulse oximeters
  • Supports - A range of supports and splints
  • Rehabilitation Equipment - Plinths, tilt-table, parallel bars, Theratrainer-assisted bicycle, balance and rocker boards, gymnastic balls, wobble cushions, blocks, theraband, exercise mats, T-rolls, E-rolls, weights, portable cervical traction and a small range of hand exercise equipment
  • Thermal Equipment - Hot packs and Ice packs

DECISIONS AND JUDGEMENTS

  • Make decisions on diagnosis and treatment
  • Decide when to refer to senior physiotherapist, GP or specialist consultant.
  • Prioritise caseload
  • Clinical advice and guidance to therapy assistants
  • Develop knowledge, skills and evaluation processes in a wide variety of conditions and resident groups and become a specialist within a particular area of work with involvement in teaching
  • Undertake a mentally and physically demanding job, whilst at the same time taking care to safeguard own health and safety as well as colleagues and residents
  • Coping professionally with residents with behaviour that challenges - both verbally and physically

COMMUNICATION AND RELATIONSHIPS

Patients

  • Provide and receives information regarding assessment, diagnosis, prognosis and treatment to encourage compliance
  • Residents have a range of medical problems and require the physiotherapist to utilise developed motivation and persuasion skills to facilitate rehabilitation both in an individual and group setting

Relatives / Carers

  • Provide and receive information
  • Teach a range of resident management strategies

Physiotherapy Staff (internal / external)

  • Consult senior staff for advice
  • Pass on information relating to resident transfer to both internal and external colleagues

Multidisciplinary team within the speciality

  • Pass on resident assessment findings, resident progress with treatment and suggest other professional input requirements
  • Teach resident physiotherapy management strategies to optimise resident care

Medical Staff

  • Pass on resident assessment findings, progress with treatment and suggest other professional input requirements

Physical Skills:

  • Skills to perform a wide range of physiotherapeutic manual techniques
  • Physical Demands:
  • Therapeutic Handling
  • Resident movement with use of mechanical aids, manoeuvre residents
  • Push wheelchairs
  • Stand/walking for the majority of shift

Mental Demands:

  • Concentration required when assessing and treating residents throughout the day
  • Workload priorities vary to meet service requirements

Emotional Demands:

  • Communicating with distressed/anxious/worried residents/relatives
  • Impart unwelcome news regarding resident rehabilitation prospects
  • Treating terminally ill residents

KNOWLEDGE, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED TO DO THE JOB

  • Degree in Physiotherapy
  • Registration with Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
  • Registration with Health and Care Professions Council
  • Good communicator
  • Team workerand
  • Ability to work independently

Yellow Hat UK is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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