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Physiotherapy Technical Instructor (Band 3)

Job Reference: 317-2019-22-013-A

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
317 Physiotherapy - Corporate
317 01 Freeman Hospital
£18,813 - £20,795 per annum

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the most successful teaching NHS Trusts in the country. We have one of the highest number of specialist services of hospitals in the UK. With around 14,000 staff, the Newcastle Hospitals is one of the region’s major employers. We have a long-standing reputation for high quality clinical care with our staff’s commitment to excellence reflected in our consistent performance at the highest level. We are committed to being an “employer of choice” offering our staff superb benefits, looking after their wellbeing, and providing access to high-quality education, training, career progression and support which enables them to provide “healthcare at its very best – with a personal touch”.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people’s race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under represented groups.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join our Rehabilitation Medicine Team at Freeman Hospital, part of the “Outstanding” rated Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work on complex medical wards as well as the Trust’s Pulmonary and Cardiac Rehabilitation services (this includes a class Thursday 17:00 – 19:00).

The successful candidate will be responsible for a caseload of patients as defined by the Senior Physiotherapist.

Job purpose:

· plan, organise and deliver physiotherapy treatment to these patients

· prioritise own clinical caseload organising care effectively and efficiently with regard to clinical and other priorities and use of time

· have an active role in the exercise delivery component for pulmonary and cardiac rehabilitation

· identify and select, with patients and carers, the most appropriate intervention within the pre-determined options defined by the senior physiotherapist

· organise the provision of walking aids for home use with loan equipment/social services

· participate in service improvement/audit, collect data and record it on IT systems

The successful applicant must be able to work collaboratively with the wider multi-disciplinary team in the specialty area including medical, nursing, social work and other therapy staff to ensure delivery of a co-ordinated multi-disciplinary service to patients. They must be flexible to meet the demands of the service and demonstrate a willingness to learn and be aware of their own limitations.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Paul McCallion Tel: 0191 2448218

Important note on completion of reference section of Application Form

All references from current and previous employers will be sought and must cover a minimum of 3 years employment. Therefore, when completing the reference section of your application form, please give the address, telephone number and work email address of each of your current/previous line managers that cover 3 years employment. Failure to complete this section may result in your application not being processed.

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Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate. The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first month’s pay.

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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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