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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 15/10/2021.

Band 6 Mental Health Physiotherapist

Job Reference: 313-A-21-103271-SF

Employer:
Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Department:
Physiotherapy
Location:
Leicester
Salary:
£32,306-£39,027

Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion? Do you share in our ambition to create high quality, compassionate care and wellbeing for all?

Then take a step towards LPT...

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) provides a range of community health, mental health and learning disability services for people of all ages. Delivered through over 100 settings from inpatient wards to out in the community, our 6,500 staff serves over 1m people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.


Band 6 Physiotherapist Adult Mental Health– Huntington's Disease Service Leicester

Job Overview

Leicestershire Partnership Trust is now seeking an enthusiastic individual with suitable experience to join their specialist Huntington’s Disease Physiotherapy service. The post will be based at our inpatient Huntington’s disease unit in Narborough and will involve inpatient work and community work.

There has never been a more exciting time to work with Leicestershire Partnership Trust as we transform and bring about innovative changes to the way we deliver services. The trust takes pride in producing and cultivating innovative practitioners and so we are interested in candidates who are big on innovative thinking and progression.

The role would demand sensitivity, flexibility, patience, concentration and an interest in working with this client group. You would be required to work effectively with a multi professional team, have good communication skills and be able to hone the trusts Leadership Behaviours.

The expectation from a successful candidate is that they would be able to work using their own initiative and prioritise their own workload. There will be many opportunities for CPD within the trust as well as ongoing professional support and you will receive clinical and managerial supervision from the Physiotherapy Clinical Team Leader.

The Role:

The role demands working as part of a small multi-disciplinary team providing specialist physiotherapy assessments and interventions to inpatients and community patients. Your assessments and interventions would be based across 2 defined physiotherapy pathways:

 

  • Balance and mobility – early –mid stage HD
  • Posture management – mid-late stage and end stage HD.

Knowledge around falls prevention and management is essential. Knowledge of issues regarding specialist seating and postural management would be considered an advantage.

The Team

The physiotherapy team is supportive, innovative thinking and pro-active. It is committed to the provision of evidence-based practice and personal and professional development. There is experienced B7 support (physiotherapy team leader) and an established and supportive MDT.

Interviews will be scheduled for successful shortlisted applicants and will be carried out remotely via Microsoft Teams.

If you want to discuss the role in more detail, please feel free to contact Katherine Constable on 07795306390 or alternatively email your enquiry to Katherine.constable@leicspart.nhs.uk

We look forward to hearing from you.

 




We are committed to providing the best care that we can to our patients. Some roles involve a Maths and English assessment. Where this is so, details will be shared with you in the recruitment process.

Details of our benefits, leadership behaviours and other important information about applying and working for us are contained in the documents linked to our advert.

It is a statutory requirement for roles that involve work in care homes that staff are up to date with their Covid vaccination status to be able to work in that environment, unless the person has a valid medical exemption. Where a role requires this, they will need to demonstrate that they meet this requirement during the recruitment process.

For areas where our teams work to staffing rosters, these are set in advance at a team level and you will join an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date.

We will consider requests to work alternative hours or vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

To make the most of your application, we may consider appointable applicants for similar vacancies in different locations where this is appropriate and meets our mutual requirements.

For all substantive roles the appointment of new staff (excluding medical staff) is subject to a 6 month probationary period (see Probation Policy).

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our community. We actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups.

All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of any DBS disclosure required will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary once started.

Applicants ‘at risk’ within the local NHS who meet essential criteria will have preference for interview over other candidates who apply for posts.


Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.


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