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Specialist Physiotherapist - Stroke

Band 6

Main area
Physiotherapy
Grade
Band 6
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
430-CC566A
Site
Inpatient Physiotherapy (Dept)
Town
Milton Keynes
Salary
£32,306 - £39,027 Per annum
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
Today at 23:59

You can expect a warm welcome at Milton Keynes University Hospital, our staff are friendly and welcoming. We listen to each other and work together to embed our Trusts values and behaviours.  At MKUH we appreciate our staff and reward them with an outstanding benefits package including:

  • Free on-site parking
  • Free tea and coffee
  • Great flexible working opportunities
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Lease car scheme
  • Generous annual leave and pension scheme
  • On site nursery (chargeable)
  • Extensive staff health and well-being programme

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with the University of Buckingham, is a University Teaching Hospital; we conduct research and teaching on site to improve the care of our patients. The hospital is undergoing significant investment, and we are proud to be rated good by the CQC. Visit our website to catch up on our latest news.

 

Job overview

 Job title Specialist Physiotherapist-Stroke

Department Physiotherapy

Band  6  per annum,  pro rata if part-time

Hours: 37.5 hours a week, all MKUH roles will be considered for flexible working

The stroke service at Milton Keynes hospital has been achieving “A” rated on the SSNAP database and comprises hyper acute, acute and some rehabilitation patients on our 26 bedded stroke unit.

We have a very positive and patient focussed multidisciplinary team which aims to give high quality evidence-based stroke care.

Please note that this post is subject to an initial probationary period of six months, extendable up to a period of 12 months. A DBS check may be required for new employees.

MKUH promotes an inclusive workforce and proactively welcomes applications from underrepresented groups in our community.

Main duties of the job

You will work closely with our community services to manage discharge pathways and onward referrals for stroke rehabilitation.

We are looking for a dynamic individual to provide specialist neurological assessments and treatments as part of the stroke therapy team. The successful applicant will have a sound knowledge and skills in neurological physiotherapy.

Good communication skills and excellent team working abilities are essential. You will be responsible for supervising and training junior staff including generic therapy assistants, apprentices and students. Our stroke physiotherapy service works 7 days a week, so regular weekend working is required (Approx. 1 in 4 weekends with rest days provided in the week).

We are working towards a future rotation across neuro services to be developed within therapy services which would include the Acute Stroke Unit, Neurology & ICU rehabilitation and community neurology services.

It is essential that you have current HCPC registration. You will be required to take part in the physiotherapy  respiratory evening on call rota.

For further information please contact Nicola Ellis  Nicola.ellis@mkuh.nhs.uk or Kenya Williams Kenya.williams@mkuh.nhs.uk

Working for our organisation

You can expect a warm welcome at Milton Keynes University Hospital, our staff are friendly and welcoming. We listen to each other and work together to embed our Trusts values and behaviours.  At MKUH we appreciate our staff and reward them with an outstanding benefits package including:

  • Free on-site parking
  • Free tea and coffee
  • Great flexible working opportunities
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Lease car scheme
  • Generous annual leave and pension scheme
  • On site nursery (chargeable)
  • Extensive staff health and well-being programme

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with the University of Buckingham, is a University Teaching Hospital; we conduct research and teaching on site to improve the care of our patients. The hospital is undergoing significant investment, and we are proud to be rated good by the CQC. Visit our website to catch up on our latest news.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To be professional and legally responsible and accountable for all aspects of your own work including the management of patients in your care. To ensure a high standard of clinical care for the patients under your management, and support more junior staff to do likewise.

To undertake the comprehensive assessment of patients, including those with a complex presentation/multi-pathologies; use advanced clinical reasoning skills and manual assessment techniques to provide an accurate diagnosis of their condition.

To be responsible for :

  • teaching student physiotherapists to graduate level on physiotherapeutic skills and knowledge within core clinical areas.
  • Providing support & guidance to junior physiotherapists and physiotherapy clinical support staff.

Participate in the staff appraisal scheme as an appraisee and be responsible for complying with your agreed personal development programmes to meet set knowledge and competencies.

To be responsible for the supervision and coordination of junior staff, students and assistants on a daily basis, in conjunction with the Physiotherapy Team Leader.

To be responsible for organising and planning own caseload to meet service and patient priorities, readjusting plans as situations change/arise.

Please refer to the job description for further details

Person specification

Qualifications and Knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Physiotherapy Degree or equivalent professional qualification.
  • Registered with UK Health and Care Professions Council
  • Evidence of post registration CPD in stroke and neurology
  • Awareness of NHS & Trust systems, policies, procedures & current changes.
Desirable criteria
  • Membership of CSP
  • Sound therapeutic and clinical knowledge in neurology.
  • Experience working with generic therapy assistants

Experience

Essential criteria
  • Minimum 18 months post registration experience in hospital.
  • Experience working at band 6 level within Stroke/neurology.
  • Completed core Band 5 rotations incl. stroke or neurology
  • Active member of multi disciplinary team
  • Able to independently manage caseload on stroke unit.
Desirable criteria
  • Undertaken project within area e.g. best practice project, guideline benchmarking, audit.

Skills

Essential criteria
  • Proven time management skills
  • Ability to organise and prioritise own case load.
  • Written & verbal communication skills.
  • To have an understanding of importance of flexibility within there own practice and the wider healthcare system.
  • High level of IST including presentation of IST, with the ability to teach other staff :juniors, assistants & students.
  • Able to appropriately apply a range of neurology techniques.
Desirable criteria
  • Ability to do 1:1 sessions and appraisals with juniors, assistants & students.
  • To be IT literate
  • To have an understanding of audit and outcome measurement.

Personal and people development

Essential criteria
  • To be self motivated and be able to motivate others. To show evidence of self development.
  • To be able to work under pressure
  • To actively take part in IST both presenting and receiving.
  • To mentor students as required.
Desirable criteria
  • To be confident mentoring staff more junior than themselves.

Communication

Essential criteria
  • Excellent verbal and nonverbal communication skills
Desirable criteria
  • To have experience of dealing with challenging patients or carers within a hospital environment.

Specific requirements

Essential criteria
  • Able to perform the duties of the post with reasonable aids and adaptations
Desirable criteria
  • To be an active member of the respiratory on-call service or willingness to be trained.

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Apprenticeships logoHSJ Best places to workDisability confident employerCare quality commission - GoodArmed Forces Covenant Bronze Award

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Robert Adam Baddeley
Job title
Recruiting Manager
Email address
robert.baddeley@mkuh.nhs.uk