Paediatric Band 6 Neuro Physiotherapist
Job Description - Band 6 Neurological Physiotherapist (Paediatric)
Salary: £31k-38k Depending on experience
Location: Stourbridge/Birmingham/West Midlands
Hours: 37.5 hours per week (Part time post also available with negociable hours)
Accountable To: Lead Neurological Physiotherapist
• To work as an autonomous practitioner in providing comprehensive neurological physiotherapy assessments, treatments and goal setting to a designated caseload of patients.
• To provide specialist neurological rehabilitation including functional electrical stimulation (FES), Saeboflex® and hydrotherapy.
• To liaise with other health care professionals, carers and relatives.
• To provide and participate in education and training as required.
• To participate in CPD and other developmental activities.
• To value each patient as an individual, respect their aspirations, beliefs, commitments, and seek to understand their priorities, needs, abilities and limitations.
• To strive to improve patient’s health and well-being.
• To strive to deliver a high-quality service focussing on safety, confidentiality, good communication and professionalism.
• To provide specialist neurological physiotherapy for patients with a variety of neurological conditions such as: Stroke, Acquired Brain Injury, Parkinson’s Disease, Motor Neurone Disease, Muscular Sclerosis and Cerebral Palsy.
• Complete all new patient assessments collaboratively and document appropriate treatment plans.
• To monitor, evaluate and modify treatment in order to measure progress and ensure the effectiveness of interventions.
• To discuss services and treatment options with patients, relatives and carers (as appropriate).
• To keep accurate and up-to-date patient records, reports and statistics at all times in line with professional and legal standards.
• To provide comprehensive assessments, associated costings and rehabilitation reports including recommendations for case managers and solicitors as required.
• To ensure that patients are involved in the planning and prioritisation of their rehabilitation plans wherever possible.
• To adapt practice to meet individual patients’ circumstances, including cultural, social, and linguistic differences in addition to their cognitive and physical disabilities.
• To demonstrate a high level of clinical effectiveness by use of evidence based practice.
• To assess capacity, gain informed consent and have the ability to work within a legal framework with patients who lack the capacity to consent to treatment.
• To use appropriate methods of communication with patients and carers to maximise rehabilitation potential and their understanding of the condition.
• To provide specialist and planned advice, teaching and instruction to relatives, carers and other professionals, to promote understanding of the aims of physiotherapy and to ensure a consistent approach to patient care.
• To work with a caseload of complex cases delivering excellent therapy and responding in a timely manner, liaising with colleagues for support/advice when a patient’s condition or situation changes.
• With support prepare reports for patients, case managers or solicitors.
• To assess and identify equipment appropriate to a patient’s clinical need.
• As appropriate, to be aware of the limits/restrictions on funding from third parties.
• Where appropriate liaise with third parties.
Training and Professional Development
• To develop a Clinical Professional Development Portfolio and a Personal Development Plan according to professional standards.
• To comply with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy codes of professional conduct at all times.
• To be responsible for personal continuous professional development by using reflective practice and active participation in any in-service training.
• To further develop the integration of evidence based practise, specialist neurological treatment techniques, therapeutic handling skills and specialist knowledge of particular conditions.
• To be responsible for fulfilling your agreed objectives and personal development plan.
• To be responsible for complying with all mandatory training requirements.
This job description is not meant to be exhaustive and reflects only the current and anticipated responsibilities of the post. The successful applicant will be expected to work flexibly in order to meet the overall needs of the position.
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