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Temp Physiotherapist - Surbiton

Temp Physiotherapist - Surbiton

Posted 9 April by Carlton Recruitment Easy Apply Featured Ended



Our client in Surbiton is looking for a Physiotheraptist to join their team on a temporary basis. As the Physiotherapist, you will be responsible for ensuring the Physiotherapy Service Strategy is fully delivered and updated as appropriate to reflect current practice in the facility.

The aim of the Physiotherapy Service is to enable improvement in physical ability and/or maintain existing abilities through varied and imaginative physiotherapy techniques. This includes the use of appropriate aids and appliances to support each person to feel a sense of hope, achievement and to maximize their independence, comfort and self worth.

Key Responsibilities

  • To ensure high standards and be professionally and legally responsible and accountable for all aspects of your own work including the management of residents in your care
  • Be competent in the comprehensive assessment of the elderly, using advanced theoretical knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology
  • Interpret and analyse clinical and non-clinical facts, which may be conflicting, using underpinning theoretical knowledge and experience to identify main problems and respond appropriately
  • Formulate individual resident care plans, using clinical reasoning, current evidence and a range of treatment skills
  • Demonstrate well developed dexterity, co-ordination and palpatory skills for the assessment, therapeutic handling and manual treatment of residents, eg. facilitation of movement and prescription and progress of programmes.
  • Demonstrate a sound understanding of Clinical Governance and Risk Management and ensure its effective application to the work situation
  • Maintain patient confidentiality and dignity at all times
  • Use knowledge to refer to other health disciplines as appropriate for the resident
  • To be responsible for and ensure the management of wheelchair provision, maintenance and servicing appropriate for resident needs
  • To work with the Moving and Handling Co-coordinators to deliver Manual handling training for all staff at induction and annual updates

Planning and Organisation

  • Take a lead role in risk assessing residents for manual handling and hoisting procedures
  • Liaise with the Home manager and other members of the team to plan, organise and deliver appropriate activity
  • Plan and prioritise time to meet both planned and unpredictable and conflicting needs that may arise
  • Report any incidents/accidents or complaints/concerns to the General Manager or senior member of staff as soon as possible and complete relevant paperwork
  • Maintain accurate, comprehensive and up to date documentation, in line with legal and client requirements, including the inputting of accurate information into the (Caresys) resident IT system, ensuring compliance with the Data Protection Act


  • To comply with and practice within the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Rules of Professional Conduct and the Health Professions Council Standards of Proficiency, Conduct of Performance and Ethics
  • To act as a role model for the team by representing the values and beliefs of the profession and that of the client
  • To undertake such other duties as may be required and which are consistent with the nature of this post
  • At all times, to promote the interests of the client and ensure that their culture and ethos is maintained, nurtured and supported
  • To ensure within the scope of your role that you promote health and safety and comply with the requirements set out in the Home’s Health & Safety Policy and comply with guidelines for moving and handling residents
  • To actively promote the concept of Equality of Opportunity in all day to day activities
  • To be aware of and comply with the Home’s security procedures
  • The post requires a high degree of confidentiality. Therefore, the job holder will be required to meet these exacting standards at all times, whether in or outside work. Failure to comply with this requirement would be regarded as Gross Misconduct
  • To promote and deliver the highest standards of care, respect and support to residents, colleagues and others
  • Advise the General Manager of any concerns to ensure quality and effectiveness of the care of residents

Person Specification


  • Degree in Physiotherapy or BSc (Hons)
  • Registration with HCPC and hold PLI Insurance
  • Experience in providing treatment to older people and those living with dementia
  • Committed to delivering the highest standards of customer service
  • Demonstrate good leadership skills, judgement, problem solving and decision making
  • Proactive and able to use initiative
  • Able to motivate others
  • Experience of care planning
  • Effective organisational and team building skills
  • Good communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Reliable and punctual
  • Demonstrates an understanding and desire to work with older people
  • Team player, willing to participate in the training and development of colleagues
  • Evidence of post registration qualification or further education continuing professional development
  • General computer literacy including email packages and data entry on Microsoft Office systems


  • Membership of CSP
  • Previous management experience
  • Previous experience of using Microsoft packages (Word/Excel)
  • Moving and Handling Qualification
  • Experience as a Clinical Educator

Required skills

  • Assessing
  • Care Plans
  • Clinical
  • Manual Handling
  • Physiology

Reference: 34854700

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