Physiotherapist - Longmoor House
Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and innovative Physiotherapist to join the therapy team at Longmoor House.
Longmoor House is a newly refurbished Integrated Care Unit that provides step down care from acute trusts and step up care form communityfor medically optimised patients where it is anticipated that there are ongoing nursing, therapy and reablement needs.
In joining the team you will have the opportunity to
- work in a supportive and caring environment
- have the opportunity to develop professionally
- Deliver great healthcare and make a positive difference in patients' lives
- Work within an integrated team with all members of the MDT and partner services
- Work in a state of the art newly refurbished facility, utilising technologies to improve patient care
- Participate in the many quality initiatives to improve patient experience and care
The service is based on a nursing and therapy led reablement model with advanced nurse practitioner and medical cover, utilising a holistic and person centred approach in order to support individuals requiring our services.
Our multidisciplinary working with combined expertise, revised pathways and community connections will facilitate a more timely discharge in conjunction with our service users reducing days away from home.
Shortlisting date is planned for 31st August 2023
Interview date: TBC
Main duties of the job
Main Duties of the job
The successful candidate will be working as part of our extensive multidisciplinary team to provide an excellent and effective reablement service.
You will be expected to be able to work autonomously and take responsibility for a caseload ensuring that evidence based, individualised and effective treatment is administered with the outcome of a timely and safe discharge.
Excellent time management, clinical reasoning and risk assessment skills are essential for this role.
You will be supported by the senior members of staff and team lead with regular supervision and in service training.
The service will work over 7 days per week on a rota.
Mersey Care is one of the largest trusts providing physical health and mental health services in the North West, serving more than 11 million people.
We offer specialist inpatient and community services that support physical and mental health and specialist inpatient mental health, learning disability, addiction and brain injury services. Mersey Care is one of only three trusts in the UK that offer high secure mental health facilities.
At the heart of all we do is our commitment to 'perfect care' - care that is safe, effective, positively experienced, timely, equitable and efficient. We support our staff to do the best job they can and work alongside service users, their families, and carers to design and develop future services together. We're currently delivering a programme of organisational and service transformation to significantly improve the quality of the services we provide and safely reduce cost as we do so.
Detailed Job Description
The Physiotherapy role will function as part of the multidisciplinary team within a sub-acute intermediate care setting to provide a seamless service to patients.
The post holder will be expected to effectively manage a caseload of patients co-morbidities as an autonomous practitioner, using evidence based practice and patient centred principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions of the patient group.
The post holder will provide leadership for junior staff, when appropriate, through supervision and appraisal.
The post holder will participate in planning, development and evaluation of the Physiotherapy service within a designated area/team, holding responsibility for defined projects.
The post holder take a holistic approach in the assessment and treatment of patients, being responsible for the provision of appropriate, high quality care to a defined caseload which may be of a complex nature, using the appropriate model of care and evidenced based practice.
Work in partnership with other professionals to enable patients to be maintained in an appropriate environment, thus avoiding acute hospital admission.
The post holder will participate as an active member of the multidisciplinary team in developing and delivering high quality and innovative services to patients.
The post holder will promote effective teamwork, delegating activities appropriately, to the benefit of the patient and service delivery.
To contribute to the maintenance and development of the Physiotherapy profession within the team and facilitate effective learning within the area of practice for all students and practitioners.
Knowledge / Skills / Abilities
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).