Rotational Outpatient MSK Physiotherapist | Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust

Type: Permanent

Date Posted: 24-Mar-23

Closing Date: 23-Apr-23

Location: Slough, SL2 4HL

Salary: Not specified

Rotational Outpatient MSK Physiotherapist | Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust

We have an exciting opportunity to join our MSK team as a rotational B6 outpatient physiotherapist. We offer rotations within upper limb, lower limb, hands, spinal/hydro, MSK/ortho, and the opportunity to work within our virtual fracture clinic service.

We offer lots of opportunities for training and development within our highly experienced and approachable team of physiotherapists and APP’s. We are passionate about growing our staff into highly skilled and evidenced based practitioners with a wide knowledge base to deliver the best care to our patients.

In the Therapies Directorate we have a strong EDI culture and welcome applicants who will continue to contribute to the power of diversity we want in our teams to help us deliver our best services to our population.

You should have MSK experience either at Band 5 or Band 6 level and be confident assessing and treating a range of MSK conditions.

You should be proactive, approachable and keen to develop your clinical knowledge and supervisory skills.

You will manage your own caseload and line manage junior physiotherapists and / or band 2-4 MSK Assistant Practitioners. You will be involved in the supervision and teaching of students. You will take part in team and departmental IST’s and there will be opportunities to assist with departmental audits and service development.

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust provides NHS hospital services for around 900,000 people across Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey and south Buckinghamshire.

We brought together Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Frimley Park Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to create Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust on 1 October 2014.

As well as delivering excellent general hospital services to local people, we provide specialist heart attack, vascular, stroke, spinal, cystic fibrosis and plastic surgery services across a much wider area.

We have three main hospitals – Frimley Park in Frimley near Camberley, Heatherwood in Ascot and Wexham Park near Slough.

Our threecore values, and the behaviours that support them, guide everything we do and set out what we expect of our staff in the way they treat patients, visitors, service users and each other,Committed to Excellence, Working Together and Facing the Future.

We are also proud to host the Defence Medical Group South East at Frimley Park with military surgical, medical and nursing personnel working alongside the hospital’s NHS staff providing care to patients in all specialities.
• To be responsible for implementing within your clinical practice, the relevant standards and policies
• To propose and make changes to working practices in consultation with the speciality lead where applicable
• To maintain a high standard of clinical care using evidence based practices and evaluate the outcomes
• To be responsible as an autonomous practitioner to undertake a significant clinical caseload using developed clinical skills, seeking guidance when required.
• To achieve planning the effective daily management of a caseload of patients including responding to urgent referrals and unpredictable work patterns. This will require frequent concentration in an unpredictable environment.
• To be able to plan and prioritise clinical and managerial workload and balance other patient related and professional activities in accordance with the departmental requirements
• To be able to manage potentially stressful, upsetting or emotional situations in an empathetic manner
• To work with the physiotherapy team to provide an efficient and effective service and to be involved in the proposal/development and implementation of department policies and the yearly performance plan
• To liaise with other physiotherapists as necessary with regard to patient care
• To communicate effectively with other disciplines both internally and externally to ensure multidisciplinary approach to care both verbally and by providing clinic letters and discharge reports
• To be able to communicate complex and sensitive information to patients, carers and other staff including imparting unwelcome news
• To ensure timely and effective communication with the Physiotherapy Manager and senior staff on all professional matters
• To assist in the induction, training and supervision of Band 5 physiotherapists on rotation in the clinical area
• To assist in the supervision and development of students on placement in the clinical area
• To be responsible for and actively record your own personal development
• To be pro-active with regard to learning from senior staff within the department
• To keep abreast of all new developments which includes attending relevant study days and visits to specialist units
Research and Audit
• To assist in appropriate work related research/evaluation projects and to be aware of current research relevant to the speciality
• In line with the Trust’s commitment to Clinical Governance, to initiate and carry through clinical audit programmes and evaluate your own clinical effectiveness
• To play a significant role in the specialities annual quality plan which, as part of the Performance Plan, is monitored on a quarterly basis

This advert closes on Monday 3 Apr 2023

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