Community Specialist Physiotherapist
Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
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Dorset Healthcare are looking for a number of Community Specialist Physiotherapists to join our Intermediate Care teams based across Dorset.
The multi-disciplinary team work with adult patients in their own homes, Community Hospital Wards or Care homes to promote independence and improve quality of life by supporting them to remain at home. The role of Community Specialist Physiotherapist provides specialist assessment, advice and interventions to avoid unnecessary admissions to hospital and support timely discharges from Hospital. Alongside the MDT, the role also provides Community Rehabilitation for those with a long-term condition or experiencing a period of physical disability to promote functional independence.
The role of Community Specialist Physiotherapist will be required to provide holistic clinical assessment of patients and be able to problem solve and make decisions about their treatment. The post holder will be working as part of a Multi-disciplinary team to support people experiencing reduced function and independence due to a deterioration in health to remain at home or return home as quickly as possible. The role will also provide follow-up monitoring and assessment of these patients on your own caseload.
Dorset Healthcare are expanding our Intermediate Care Services through development of virtual wards to enable people whose health needs would ordinarily be managed in hospital, be managed at home.
Main duties of the job
Undertake specialist autonomous assessments, interventions, and management of patients on an independent caseload and as part of the wider multidisciplinary team.
Provide specialist advice to others regarding the management and care of patients / service users.
Responding to patients in crisis in their own homes to avoid unnecessary hospital admission.
Providing follow-up and monitoring through clinical assessment and interventions to support people to return and remain at home.
Undertake clinical observations and holistic assessments, acting on findings and liaising with the MDT as required.
Devise specialist programmes of care/Rehabilitation for other professionals to deliver and ensure they are delivered appropriately.
Provide a high quality person centred approach to care delivery which always considers people's safety, privacy and dignity.
At Dorset HealthCare we're on a mission to empower people to make the most of their lives through our outstanding, joined-up healthcare services. We're a dynamic, forward-looking Trust, running 12 community hospitals, specialist inpatient facilities and a wide range of integrated community and mental health services for a population of almost 800,000 people.
We do things differently here - it's one of the reasons the CQC rated us 'outstanding' in 2019. It's also why 95% of patients across our services say they have a good or very good experience of our services and 89% of staff feel they can really make a difference. Whether you're looking to work with us in one of our bustling market towns, vibrant urban locations, thriving seaside spots, or among the rolling hills of Dorset, there are lots of ways you can make a difference in our communities.
Our 7,000-strong workforce is at the heart of what we do and our success is a testament to our brilliant people. We're all about building a workplace for the future, we believe in equal opportunities and we celebrate diversity. We're an inclusive workplace, where everyone is welcome, everyone can be authentic, and we are all encouraged to be the best version of ourselves.
Working with us you'll be part of a strong team, challenge yourself, build a career, and teach us what we don't know. And you'll be working towards our vision to be better every day through excellence, compassion and expertise in all we do.
For the main duties and responsibilities for this role please read the attached job description and person specification. When completing your application please ensure your supporting statement reflects the criteria set out in these documents by showing how your experience and skills apply to this post.
As part of our vision to have a skilled, diverse and caring workforce, Dorset HealthCare is working in partnership with The Princes Trust to support people getting into work, as part of this partnership, we are offering an employability service to support individuals between 16-30 years old with application writing, interview skills and other employment support. If you would like or know of anyone who would value this support please do contact email@example.com
If you are interested in moving to Dorset we also offer a generous relocation package of up to £10,000. For further details on relocation expenses please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Do you have a friend or family member you would recommend to join us? Or do you know someone who wants to return to practice in the NHS? If the person you refer is appointed by the Trust and completes their probationary period you will receive £500 reward payment for the introduction! Please contact the recruitment team if you require further info!
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JOB SPECIFIC EXPERIENCE
Certificate of Sponsorship
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