Band 7 Lead Physiotherapist
NHS AfC: Band 7
- Main area
- NHS AfC: Band 7
- Full time - 37.5 hours per week
- Job ref
- Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
- Employer type
- Royal Free Hospital
- £49,036 - £55,049 Per annum
- Salary period
- 08/06/2023 23:59
Our trust has around 10,000 staff serving 1.6 million patients. It comprises Barnet Hospital, Chase Farm Hospital, the Royal Free Hospital and more than 30 services in the community. This larger scale organisation provides an unprecedented opportunity for us to continue our pioneering work, particularly in finding ways to deliver even better care to our patients.
Our mission is to deliver world class care and expertise in our clinical services, underpinned by world class teaching and research and we will continue to measure our progress against our five governing objectives: excellent outcomes, excellent patient and staff experience, excellent value for taxpayers’ money, being safe and meeting our external duties, and building a strong organisation.
Everyone is welcome at Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust. We're proud of our diversity and we continue to undertake new initiatives to advance equality for LGBT+, BME, gender equality, staff carers and people with disabilities and lived experiences to promote good relations and understanding between our staff.
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, self-motivated and experienced Senior Physiotherapist to join our Therapy Services in Private Patient's Unit based at the Royal Free Hospital.The Private Patient's Unit (PPU) offers a diverse range of specialities including; long term/complex neurological conditions, respiratory, elderly care, general medical, surgery, oncology and step down from critical care, including patients with a tracheostomy. A number of our patient cohort are from overseas and come for second opinions/neuro - rehabilitation.
The successful applicant will be the physiotherapy team lead on the unit and therefore will be responsible for the provision of a highly specialist, evidence based physio service for patients within these speciality areas, supervising and overseeing physiotherapy services within PPU inpatient and adhoc PPU outpatient settings.
Main duties of the job
The post holder:
- Based in the PPU multi-profession therapy team alongside dietician, occupational therapists, speech and language therapist and therapy assistants and will have daily contact with the PPU clinical lead therapist
- Responsible for the continuing development of a highly specialist physiotherapy service, providing expert assessment and treatment for adult inpatients in the PPU including adhoc outpatient services.
- Highly skilled and experienced in the Physiotherapy management of patient's with a tracheostomy and respiratory conditions.
- A strong leader with line management and will also be required to support senior and junior physiotherapy staff, rehab technicians and students.
- Working as a key member of the multi-disciplinary team to ensure that patients receive timely assessments and interventions while taking responsibility for the management of a team.
- Deputising for the Therapies and Dietetic Service Lead for PPU, to ensure the development of collaborative and multidisciplinary team working practices across the Private Patient's Unit
- Be actively involved in Physiotherapy service development within PPU Service and assist clinical lead with audits
You will be well supported with opportunities for clinical and peer support and offered opportunities for personal and professional development. The Royal Free London has excellent clinical outcomes and the PPU therapy service team has a strong commitment to interdisciplinary, evidence-based practice.
Working for our organisation
The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK’s biggest and most innovative trusts. Across three main hospitals, our dedicated army of staff care for over 1.6million patients, treat more than 200,000 in A&E, deliver over 8,000 babies and carry out more than 17million tests. Our size, scale and influence offer you unrivalled career opportunities and a forward-thinking approach to working that works around your lifestyle. From flexible hours and generous benefits, to next level training, we make it easier to take your career to the top For more information please follow linkhttps://www.royalfreelondonjobs.co.uk/
The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK’s biggest and most innovative trusts. Across three main hospitals, our dedicated army of staff care for over 1.6million patients, treat more than 200,000 in A&E, deliver over 8,000 babies and carry out more than 17million tests.
Our size, scale and influence offer you unrivalled career opportunities and a forward-thinking approach to working that works around your lifestyle. From flexible hours and generous benefits, to next level training, we make it easier to take your career to the top
For more information please follow linkhttps://www.royalfreelondonjobs.co.uk/
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
Please see attached job description for more information about this role and working at Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust.
Education & professional Qualifications
- BSc Degree in Physiotherapy or Diploma or equivalent
- Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registration for profession
- Evidence or portfolio of post-graduate continued development in specialist clinical area
- Membership of specialist interest group
- Evidence of study or intention to study at masters level
Royal Free World Class Values
- Demonstrable ability to meet the Trust Values
- Substantial postgraduate experience at a Band 6 level including within specialist area
- Knowledge and experience of a wide range of approaches for the management of patients with complex conditions
- Broad range of experience working in acute specialist areas and rehab settings
- Awareness of cognitive behavioural approaches to rehabilitation
- Experienced supervising therapy staff, and taking university students placements
- Experience of leading a team
- Experience of working in acute neuro and long term neuro rehab settings
- Experience of teaching to uni-disciplinary/ multidisciplinary groups
- Experience of multidisciplinary and interagency working
- Evidence of active involvement in service development & contribution to change within the workplace
- Experience of working in respiratory care specialist areas
- Experience of clinical audit and/or research
- Experienced working in private care
Skills and aptitudes
- Highly effective written communication skills
- Able to manage own clinical caseload by prioritising effectively and support others to do the same
- Evidence of knowledge and skills in a broad range of clinical specialities including; acute medical, surgical, neuro, orthopaedics and outpatients clinical settings
- Demonstrates knowledge of complex respiratory conditions and application in the clinical area
- Demonstrates knowledge of acute neuro and neuro rehab physiotherapy and application in the clinical area
- Ability to demonstrate a commitment to best practice and awareness of relevant national standards/guidelines
- Evidence of advanced clinical reasoning and the management of complex cases
- Demonstrate a clear understanding of clinical governance and its application to the work setting
- Ability to work effectively within different teams both multi and uni-disciplinary
- Ability to manage own time & meet deadlines and support others to do the same
- Evidence of professional developments in a acute clinical area
- Positive attitude to and ability to cope well with change
- Competent IT skills including use of internet, email and word processing
- Ability to provide hand therapy interventions
- Evidence of participating in service development projects or research within a clinical setting
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- By applying for this role, you accept if successful, that your personal data may be transferred from the Trust to another NHS organisation where your employment transfers within the NHS.This is in accordance with the streamlining programme which aims at saving you time and improving efficiencies within the NHS when your employment transfers.Therefore we require you to complete your stat and Man e-learning modules prior to joining our organisation.
- If you are an EU/EEA citizen who does not have EU Settlement or Pre-Settled status, you will require a visa to work in the UK. Please Note: We are unable to sponsor Band 2 to 4 as the salary does not meet the UKVI Points Based system threshold.
- If you require sponsorship for a visa to work in the UK, to avoid disappointment, please check to ensure you are eligible under the UKVI points based system
- If you are offered a role with one of the NLPSS partner trusts, as part of pre-employment checks youridentity and right to work documentation will be verifiedremotely (in most circumstances), using a certified identity verification service provider TrustID. You will be asked to capture an image of the relevant documents as well as a “selfie” using your smartphone/tablet (if available) for facial matching. TrustID will also perform a digital address check using Trunarrative and Equifax, which is a soft check and does not leave a footprint on your credit rating. For more information, visit www.trustid.co.uk
- The Trust uses electronic new starter forms on Trac to collect personal details. Information collected is securely stored and used to set up the employee record on the ESR HR system.
- The Trust will request a DBS(CRB) if post involves regulated activities. The Trust is compliant with the Disclosure and Barring Service Codes of practice and the Rehabilitation of offenders act.
- By applying for this post you are agreeing to Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a job, information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system.
- Please be aware of scams – unless specified above, we will only communicate with you via @recruit.trac.jobs or nhs.net e-mails and we will never ask you for any payments.
Applications are welcome from people wishing to job share or work flexible patterns. We are committed to equal opportunities.
- Due to the high number of applications that are received for some posts we may close this vacancy before the advertised closing date. Therefore please apply for this post as soon as you can, if you are interested and you meet the requirements of the Person Specification
- Only those candidates who clearly demonstrate how they meet the person specification will be shortlisted for this job.
- Interview arrangements will be communicated via email so please check your email regularly following the closing date.
Please be advised that due to exceptionally high demand, all Royal Free accommodation is at full capacity and waiting lists are being held. Average waiting times are 12 months. Please do not rely on Trust accommodation when you commence your role and ensure you investigate alternative accommodation for your arrival.
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
- PPU B7 Physiotherapist Lead (PDF, 336.3KB)
- PPU B7 Physiotherapist Lead (PDF, 98.2KB)
- PPU Band 7 Physiotherapist Lead (PDF, 100.7KB)
- Royal Free Map (PDF, 1.2MB)
- Benefits Poster (PDF, 148.6KB)
- Our sites and services (PDF, 486.9KB)
Further details / informal visits contact
- Laxmi Shrestha
- Job title
- PPU Therapies and Dietetic Service Lead
- Email address
- Telephone number
- Additional information
Laxmi Shrestha, PPU Therapies and Dietetic Service Lead.
02077940500 ext. 36842
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|Entry step point||Top step point|
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|Location||Sample Salary||Salary Comparison|
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- Please talk me through your portfolio.
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- Tell me about yourself.
- Describe yourself in three words.
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