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Specialist Physiotherapist

Willesden Centre for Health and Care, Willesden
£30,247 - £39,708 / year
Full Time

Job Description

London North West Healthcare NHS Trust is one of the largest integrated NHS Trusts in the country employing more than 9,000 staff with a budget of more than £670 million a year. We are the first Trust of its kind to provide complete hospital-based and community healthcare services to a combined population of 930,000 in the boroughs of Brent, Harrow and Ealing. Our services include four major acute hospitals including the internationally renowned St Mark's Hospital and community services across Brent, Harrow and Ealing, including Clayponds Rehabilitation Hospital, Meadow House Hospice, Denham Unit and Willesden Centre.

We have an exciting opportunity for a dynamic Physiotherapist to join our newly integrated Rehab and Reablement Team. The post is within our Integrated Community Services and is based at Willesden Centre and Care. This is a great opportunity to improve your skills and experience within the field of rehabilitation through providing high quality, client-led, goal focused rehabilitation to patients in a friendly and supportive team.
Brent Rehab and Reablement is a multidisciplinary team integrated with Adult Social Care providing short term rehabilitation and reablement within the borough of Brent to patients in their own homes who have Neurological and general physical rehabilitation needs. You will be responsible for managing a caseload of varying diagnoses and complexity with support from B7 and 8 Physiotherapists Therapists, whilst working as part of a team to ensure excellent standards of care to our service users.
The Physiotherapy structure consists of Band 6 through to 8a, and you will work alongside Occupational Therapists, Social Workers, Care Assessors, Dieticians, Speech and Language Therapists and Rehabilitation Assistants alongside Reablement Providers. The successful applicants will have an opportunity to gain experience in supervising junior staff and students, and opportunities to develop and progress their career through regular internal and external training. A framework of regular supervision including 1:1, peer supervision, appraisal and in-service training is in place.

The successful candidate will be required:

• To work as a qualified physiotherapist in a Multi-disciplinary integrated community Rehab and Reablement Team with Occupational Therapists, Social Workers, Care Assessors, Speech and Language Therapists and Dieticians.
• The Physiotherapists are led by a highly specialist Physiotherapist and there is strong multidisciplinary working. Teaching is provided on a regular basis.
• To work as a qualified physiotherapist in a domiciliary / community setting
• To be an autonomous practitioner assessing patients, defining treatment needs in relation to physiotherapy and carrying out this treatment for own caseload, maintaining clinical records.
• To be responsible for own continuous professional development building on previous experience enabling further development of clinical and managerial competencies.
• To participate in audit.

The successful applicant will need to:
• Have experience as a band 5 in both acute and rehabilitation settings.
• Enjoy the excitement of new styles of working
• Have a dynamic approach to work and capable of working in a changing environment.

The Trust Offers:
• A post-graduate centre with excellent facilities, including a multi-disciplinary library
• In-service training programmes
Development through IPR and CPD

For further details / informal visits contact:
For enquiries please contact Rebecca Dall Webber on  ( Phone number removed )  / ( Email address removed )

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We promote the wellbeing and safety of all our patients and carers by acting promptly on concerns, communicating effectively and sharing information appropriately, according to the standards determined by our policy and procedures. All posts working with vulnerable groups will be subject to an enhanced criminal records check upon appointment and staff will need to give their consent for the Trust to receive regular updates on their criminal records status throughout their employment.

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Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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