Are you a motivated practitioner with skills in neuro-physiotherapy and the long term management of complex health conditions?
If so this post offers you the opportunity to work as part of a multi-disciplinary community learning disability team (CLDT) dedicated to the needs of adults with learning disabilities. The CLDT’s other health staff are: speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, clinical psychologists and community learning disability nurses. We are co-located with our adult social care colleagues.
The post is based within the central CLDT with opportunity for citywide work with physiotherapy colleagues in the other 2 CLDTs. There will be clinical support, professional development and guidance from a Clinical Lead for Physiotherapy.
• Work as a member of a multidisciplinary team to provide assessment and treatment to adults with complex physical, sensory and learning disabilities.
• Support safe moving and handling practice.
• Provide respiratory care especially in relation to joint work with speech and language therapy to support people with dysphagia.
• Assess people with severe postural anomalies and recommend equipment to assist in managing and correcting these postures including wheelchairs.
• Offer a range of therapeutic input e.g. hydrotherapy, fall reduction programmes and exercise programmes.
• Work with CLDT and community health colleagues to reduce the incidence of hospital admissions.
• Have good communication and listening skills to provide physiotherapy to a population with diverse communication skills and their carers.
• Provide supervision and direction to physiotherapy assistants and technicians.
• Work with locality leads from other professions to develop practice within the CLDTs and Adult Learning Disability Service.
You should have experience of working as a band 7 or to have worked for two years at band 6 level with evidence of multidisciplinary working and the clinical direction of others. You will need to work flexibly to meet the needs of our clients and their carers.
For further details / informal visits contact:
Gaynor Spencer – Health Service Manager or Liz Hope Physio on ( Phone number removed ) .
The Trust reserves the right to close this post once a sufficient number of applications have been submitted. It is encouraged that you complete the application at your earliest convenience to avoid disappointment.
CMFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve.
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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