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Rotational Physiotherapist

Medacs Homecare Jobs

Manchester

Temporary

£16.75 - £26.34/hour

M11AF

Posted: 10/05/2022

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Our client is seeking a Physiotherapist who can clinically diagnose and implement treatment plans if appropriate in line with the Trust's values which is in a manner that respects people's privacy, dignity and individuality as well as consistently maintaining accurate records for each patient.

The ideal candidate will communicate effectively with patients, carers, colleagues and the wider multidisciplinary team to ensure effective rehabilitation and safe discharge planning. They will be expected to maintain a case load of patients and be able to prioritise and plan accordingly as well as assisting other areas of the department as required, liaising with seniors as needed.

Candidates will also be required to complete all mandatory training requirements and maintain up-to-date equipment records for any specialist equipment relating to their job role.

Duties of this role will include:

Clinical
1. To undertake physiotherapy assessment, clinically diagnose and implement treatment plans if appropriate in a manner that respects people's privacy, dignity and individuality.
2. To rotate as part of the rotation programme.
3. To take part in the departmental emergency on-call rota.
4. To participate in flexible working to cover shift, evening, weekend and bank holiday services.
5. To be a member of the multi-disciplinary team and actively participate in multi-disciplinary team meetings and joint working.
6. To ensure effective internal and external two-way communication with patients, carers and all other medical, health and social care professionals regarding all aspects of patient care. Providing and receiving complex information, which requires empathy and reassurance. Communicating where there may be barriers to understanding
7. To maintain accurate professional documentation in line with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy standards and local policies and procedures. To contribute to documentation monitoring as required.
8. To liaise regularly with Senior colleagues regarding caseloads, treatment progression and ongoing care
9. To assist where necessary in the provision of cover for the department as a whole in times of annual leave / sickness etc.
10. To assess patients for specialist equipment e.g. wheelchairs, hoists and walking aids.
11. To be responsible for the safe and competent use of all physiotherapy equipment and ensure that assistants, physiotherapy students, carers and other health care professionals attain competency prior to use.
12. To produce timely and informative reports and discharge summaries for other agencies, e.g. GP's, consultants, social services, primary care colleagues to ensure effective and seamless pathways of care.
13. To be involved with facilitating appropriate discharge planning alongside other members of the multi-disciplinary team.
14. To contribute to the evening and weekend on-call respiratory rota once competencies within this area have been demonstrated and assessed by the senior respiratory team.

Professional
1. To be fully aware of and comply with the rules of professional conduct set out by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
2. To be professional, legally responsible and accountable for all aspects of your own work including the management of patients in your care.
3. To be responsible for remaining up to date with new developments through ongoing continuous professional development.
4. To work within the guidelines of the policies, procedures and standards of the NHS Foundation Trust.
5. To be an active member of the in-service training programme.
6. To undertake the measurement and evaluation of clinical practice through the use of evidence based practice projects and audits, and to initiate and implement changes to working practice and policies where this will result in improved performance/patient care across the organisation.
7. To demonstrate a sound understanding of clinical governance and risk management.
8. To ensure treatments offered to patients are based on the best available clinical evidence, under the guidance of Senior Physiotherapists.
9. To attend relevant training courses, disseminating information from training attended as required. To complete annual appraisals and a Personal Development Plan. To undertake regular training and mentoring sessions with senior staff to monitor and develop clinical and professional skills.
10. To teach and advise carers and other Health Professionals to ensure provision of good patient care.

Organisational
1. To be responsible for a designated area of work as agreed with the physiotherapy manager.
2. To prioritise workload, balancing patient related and professional demands and ensures that these remain in accordance with the department as a whole.
3. To be responsible for equipment used in carrying out physiotherapy duties.
4. To comply with departmental/organisational procedures and guidelines.
5. To participate in the Trust's mandatory training programme.
6. To ensure that any equipment, furniture or building in need of repair is reported to the correct authority as necessary.
7. To participate in a 6 day working model as necessary.
8. To comply with The Trust's values and behaviours

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