County Durham & Darlington NHS Foundation Trust
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To work as a member of a specialist crisis team within the wider community therapy team of physiotherapists, occupational therapists, associate practitioners and therapy assistants.
The post holder will assess, diagnose, implement and evaluate individual programmes of care for patients requiring crisis intervention services. The patients can be highly complex and have a range of physical dysfunction and/or disabilities resulting from injury, illness, surgery or chronic disease within a range of community establishments (including patient homes and care homes)
The post holder will also liaise closely with other professionals regarding the management and discharge of patients under your care (for example, consultants, GPs, district nurses, social workers and other AHPs).
Main duties of the job
- To perform advanced and holistic therapeutic assessment and treatment to patients requiring crisis/urgent intervention, these patients are often complex and have diverse presentations
- To hold responsibility for own caseload of patients without direct supervision
- To be operationally managed day to day by the clinical lead for the crisis team and receive formal supervision individually or in group sessions
- to be responsible for providing formal clinical supervision and support to lesser experienced staff, this includes appraisals as well as informal support day to day for caseload management
- To work within established service/Trust policies and procedures and to contribute/propose changes for the development of operational / working practices relevant to the crisis service
If you are being interviewed you must accept an interview slot in the system to continue, even if you have arranged with the manager
To be eligible for Health and Care Worker visa sponsorship you will usually need to be paid at least £25,600 per year
We provide hospital services from two acute sites - Darlington Memorial Hospital and University Hospital of North Durham. We have a centre for planned care in Bishop Auckland and provide care from community hospitals in Chester-le-Street, Shotley Bridge, Barnard Castle, Sedgefield and Weardale as well as over 80 other community based settings and providing care in patients' homes.
At County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust our aim is to always deliver excellent care with compassion to deliver the highest quality of care our patients deserve. We value the personal skills, experiences and qualities that individuals bring to the Trust; creating an inclusive working environment to attract talented people who feel motivated, involved and able to influence the future direction of our services. The wellbeing of staff is important to us; we have a dedicated Health and Wellbeing team who provide support on a range of topics.
We particularly welcome applications from disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates as BAME and disabled people are currently under-represented
Full Job Descriptions can be found in the adverts supporting documents
Own individual responsibilities and share team objectives
Lead or contribute to creating improvement, transformation and innovation of services
Contribute to creating a work environment that is marked by pride, enthusiasm and collaboration
Manage and/or contribute to financial performance and target delivery
Lead by action and inspire others acting as role model, demonstrating the leadership behaviours and values identified by CDDFT
Communicate positively and effectively
Actively give and receive feedback in a constructive manner
Be adaptable, work with integrity and be trustworthy
Show constancy, courage and resolve in the pursuit of the vision and aims of CDDFT
Actively contribute to improving the health and wellbeing of the population that is served
Special Skills & Knowledge
Certificate of Sponsorship
Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).
From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).