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Specialist Physiotherapist in Neurology and Critical Care

Band 6

Main area
Physiotherapy
Grade
Band 6
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
430-CC565A
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 in Neurology and Critical Care

Department: Therapies

Band 6 £32,306 - £39,027 per annum (pro rata if part-time)

Full Time: Hours: 37.5, all MKUH roles will be considered for flexible working

The Therapy department at MKUH are looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic Band 6 Physiotherapist to join our inpatient team where you will manage a caseload of patients transitioning from the intensive care unit to the wards, as well as neurological, brain injury and spinal pathology patients across all our inpatient wards.

You will be responsible for undertaking specialist comprehensive assessment and offering early rehabilitation to patients following a prolonged critical care stay both on ICU and across inpatient wards. You will also identify patients for onward referral to our post ICU outpatient pathway at the Trust.

A key role will be providing support and education to ward therapy and nursing staff regarding the rehabilitation of both patient groups as part of their development. You will need to be adaptable and flexible as you will gain experience of working across different clinical areas whilst being supported by Band 7 therapy leads.

This post offers the opportunity to shape the future of this service with the patient experience at its core. This post will also include participation in the respiratory overnight and weekend on-call service.

Main duties of the job

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.

If you want to progress your career in a forward-thinking therapy department, and further develop our existing service then we want to hear from you. We offer several development opportunities through close links with local universities and development of new services on site.

We have a dedicated Therapy Practice Education team to support staff development.

For further information or an informal discussion please contact:

Adam Baddeley, Inpatient Therapy Service Lead, via Physio Reception on 01908 997566, or alternatively email Robert.baddeley@mkuh.nhs.uk

 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 welcome

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 professionally 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 junior staff to do likewise.

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

To maintain own continuing professional development (CPD) by keeping abreast of any new trends and developments and incorporate them as necessary into your work.

Participate in the staff appraisal scheme as an appraisee and appraiser 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 band 5 staff, students and assistants on a daily basis, in conjunction with the Lead Therapist for each clinical area as required.

To comply with the organisational and departmental policies and procedures and to follow the general and professional guidelines and standards from the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, Royal College of Occupational Therapists and Health and Care Professions Council.

Please refer to the job description for further details

 

 

Person specification

Qualifications and knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Occupational Therapy or Physiotherapy Degree/Diploma or equivalent professional qualification.
  • Registered with UK Health and Care Professions Council
  • Awareness of NHS & Trust systems, policies, procedures & current changes.
  • Sound therapeutic & clinical knowledge
  • Knowledge of physiotherapy and occupational therapist best practice for a range of conditions.
Desirable criteria
  • Membership of CSP
  • Membership of specialist interest groups

Experience

Essential criteria
  • Relevant experience in hospital setting at band 5 or 6 level
  • To have experience treating neurological and critical care patients at a band 6 level
  • Active member of multi-disciplinary team
  • Supervision & training of assistants, junior members of staff and students
  • Able to independently manage caseload
Desirable criteria
  • Undertaken project within area e.g. best practice project, guideline benchmarking, audit

Skills

Essential criteria
  • Good time management skills
  • Ability to prioritise appropriately
  • Timely management of patient medical records
  • Ability to do 1:1 sessions and apprasials with band 5, assistants and students
  • Understanding of audit & outcome measurement
Desirable criteria
  • To have completed relevant specialist CPD activities

Personal and people development

Essential criteria
  • Evidence of Continuous Professional Development within neurology or critical care rehabilitation.
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of managing and developing colleagues.

Communication

Essential criteria
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to influence others
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written

Specific requirements

Essential criteria
  • Able to perform the duties of the post with reasonable aids and adaptations
  • Able to work as part of the Respiratory on-call and weekend rota
  • To have access to a car and be able to use it for work purposes alongside a valid UK driving licence.

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