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Senior 2 Physiotherapist - Multidiscipline
Senior 2 Physiotherapist - Multidiscipline
The Wellington Hospital has over four decades of expertise; providing the highest level of care for patients who are looking for the best treatment in key areas of healthcare, including: neurosurgery, spinal surgery, cardiac care, orthopaedics, acute neurological rehabilitation, gynaecology and cancer care.
In our 50-bed Acute Neurological Rehabilitation Unit we care for patients with a wide range of complex neurological conditions. And we're supported by the UK’s largest private intensive care unit. We also offer the latest cancer and robotic surgery treatments, including electrochemotherapy, HIPEC and the da Vinci Robot. Having the largest neurosciences unit in London means we're able to carry out advanced spinal surgery, intracranial and peripheral nerve surgery as well as pioneering neurosurgery.
- To carry out accurate physiotherapy assessment, clinical diagnosis and treatment of patients with diverse clinical presentations (predominantly neurological), and complex physical and psychological needs in conjunction with the multidisciplinary team.
- To work as an effective member of the physiotherapy and multidisciplinary team in the development of therapy services at The Wellington Hospital and within the HCA group.
- To provide advice, guidance and information to health care professionals, carers, relatives and other non professionals in the management of patients
- To implement clear, clinically reasoned and appropriate individualised treatment plans which are regularly reviewed and updated
- To participate in the weekend emergency on call rota and weekend staffing rota
- To support the physiotherapy service working flexibly across the working week.
- To be actively involved in supervision, education, evidence based practice and audit projects for the development of the physiotherapy service, The Wellington Hospital, HCA and personal and professional clinical practice
- To assist in identifying opportunities to improve the Physiotherapy service in order to provide the best patient care within the resources available
This is a full time role working 37.5hrs per week – this includes flexibility with regards to working hours.
The attractive and competitive salary for this role increases depending upon skills and experience.
Reward and recognition:
We reward your commitment in delivering the highest standard of care with generous and competitive benefits such as our contribution pension scheme, private medical insurance, annual salary review, 247.5hrs holiday each year; with the option to buy and sell. We invest in your career development with clear career pathways and access to further education. We can also offer you support with relocation if you are living outside of London or the UK; subject to terms and conditions.
Duties & Responsibilities
- To be professionally and legally accountable for all aspects of own work, including the management of patients in your care.
- To undertake comprehensive assessments of patients, including those with diverse or complex pathology/presentations using appropriate clinical reasoning skills, observation skills and manual assessment skills to provide an accurate physiotherapy diagnosis and understanding of their condition
- To formulate and implement an individual physiotherapy treatment program based on specialist knowledge of evidence based practice and treatment options using clinical assessment, appropriate and accurate clinical reasoning, and knowledge of appropriate treatments e.g. physiotherapy techniques, patient education, splinting, exercise classes, hydrotherapy and other alternative options.
- To provide physiotherapy intervention where there may be barriers to understanding such as foreign language or due to speech/hearing/visual impairment, cognitive/perceptual difficulties
- To use a range of verbal and non-verbal communication tools to communicate effectively with patients to assess, implement and progress rehabilitation and treatment programs.
- Where possible to ensure that the patient, their family and carers are involved in the planning and delivery of their own care.
- To assess patient understanding of treatment proposals, gain valid informed consent and have the capacity to work within a legal framework with patients who lack capacity to consent to treatment
- To utilize handling techniques which require skill, precision and sensory coordination to provide accurate and effective treatment and feedback.
Skills & Experience
- Physiotherapy degree qualification or equivalent
- Health and Care Professions Council Physiotherapy registration
- Member of Chartered Society of Physiotherapists or equivalent is desirable
- Member of professional interest group is desirable
- Post registration broad clinical experience in neurology, cardiorespiratory including tracheostomy management, musculoskeletal/orthopaedics and general medicine/elderly care with an interest in the field of neurology
- Postgraduate education in the field of neurology
About The Individual
At HCA UK we recognise and value everyone as unique and individual; treat people with kindness and compassion; act with absolute honesty, integrity, and fairness and trust and treat one another as valued members of the HCA UK family. As someone looking to join our family, you will demonstrate these key values.
You will also actively participate as a member of a team, working together to achieve tasks, goals, and objectives; demonstrate a lead by example attitude to inspire our colleagues and patients; and deliver information in a clear, concise, and compelling manner to effectively engage others and achieve desired results.
If you wish to find out more about this opportunity, please apply for this role and a member of the team will be in contact shortly.
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