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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 14/06/2021.

Specialist Physiotherapist

Job Reference: 824-HERTS-4268-A

Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust
L5 Herts UnPlanned Care - St Albans & Harpenden, Hemel Hempstead
£32,933 - £39,681 PA inc. HCAS

Central London Community Healthcare (CLCH) is one of the largest community healthcare organisations in London and Hertfordshire, providing our services to diverse communities/boroughs in 11 London Boroughs - Barnet, Brent, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Hounslow, Kensington and Chelsea, Merton, Richmond, Wandsworth, Westminster and Hertfordshire - Watford, St Albans, Potters Bar, Hemel Hempstead, Harpenden.

We are rated Good by the Care Quality Commission and are ranked among top NHS employers. Community healthcare is our focus and our passion. We champion the role of community health professionals to make sure our patients get great care closer to home.

Specialist Physiotherapist

We are seeking an enthusiastic Physiotherapist to join our Unplanned Care team delivering care to patients closer to home and preventing unnecessary hospital admission in west Hertfordshire.

The Unplanned Care team comprises three pathways delivered over 7-day working: Discharge to Assess Pathway 1 (DTA); Rapid Response (RR) and Early intervention Vehicle (EIV). All pathways deliver nursing and therapy care in a patient’s usual home environment.

RR focuses on preventing avoidable hospital admissions for patients with acute ill-health conditions by providing holistic assessment within 2 hours of referral and treatments over a 5 day pathway, typically referred from primary care.

DTA supports the discharge of patients from acute and community hospitals to assess and manage rehabilitation/therapy needs to facilitate a safe discharge from hospital at the point that the patient is medically well enough to go home. The pathway is delivered in conjunction with Adult Social Care for reablement.

The EIV service responds to referrals direct from 111 for patients identified as requiring support for low complexity health and functional needs that would otherwise put them at risk of hospital admission through loss of independence and/or falls.

The Unplanned Care team works in an integrated way with the other community providers in west Hertfordshire to ensure holistic support is.

The successful candidate needs to be a registered Occupational Therapist, ideally with advanced clinical skills, significant knowledge and experience in the clinical care of adults and older people in a range of healthcare settings.

Candidates should be self-motivated with strong organisational skills and able to make complex clinical decisions autonomously as required. As a senior clinician you will use your advanced clinical expertise, levels of judgement, discretion and decision making to support patients at home, improve patient outcomes and reduce likelihood of unnecessary admissions to hospital. You will be required to complete holistic, advanced assessments, giving appropriate interventions as required and have knowledge of community services to plan the on-going care of patients on the pathway.

This is an exciting post, with the opportunity to help develop the service and make a real difference to patients and a chance to develop both clinical and strategic skills.

Possession of a valid UK driving license and use of a car for work purposes is essential.

Just as we care about our patients’ wellbeing, we care about yours!

We can offer you:

  • A comprehensive induction into the community service followed by a local induction to introduce you to the role
  • Single occupancy accommodation in Central London – (we can help you find accommodation in London, support you with your deposit)
  • Support with gaining your driving license *T&C’s apply
  • Car lease scheme *T&C’s apply
  • Flexible working options
  • Annual travel card loan
  • Training, support and development in your career

At CLCH we appreciate and are proud of the diversity in the communities we serve and the workforce we employ. Applications are open and welcome to anyone, regardless of your age, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, and disability. We are proud to say that we follow the workforce race equality standard and 28% of our senior staff (8A and above) are from a BME background. CLCH also has active BAME and LGBTQI networks.

Please be aware that all communications about this vacancy will be received to you via email and text message. Always check your inbox and junk mail folders and provide a UK mobile number if available.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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