Specialist Physiotherapist, Community Stroke Rehab Team
NHS AfC: Band 6
North Middlesex University Hospital is one of London’s busiest acute hospitals, serving more than 350,000 people living in Enfield and Haringey and the surrounding areas, including Barnet and Waltham Forest.
Every day, on average, we see 500 patients in A&E; 15 babies are born in our maternity unit; about 450 inpatients are cared for on our wards; about 50 patients have major or minor surgery in one of our 10 operating theatres; and about 800 people attend our outpatients clinics.
We provide a full range of adult, elderly and children's services across medical and surgical disciplines. Our specialist services include stroke, HIV/AIDS, cardiology (including heart failure care), haematology, diabetes, sleep studies, fertility and orthopaedics. Our sickle cell and thalassaemia department is nationally recognised as a leading centre for these diseases.
At North Middlesex University Hospital, you’ll find a team that truly believes in living our values in everything we do. We are caring, we are fair and we are open.
We are looking for an enthusiastic and dynamic band 6 Physiotherapist to join our friendly Community Stroke/ Early Supported Discharge Team. If you are a band 5 with relevant experience and are passionate about making a difference with these patients, please consider applying as a band 5 with potential to develop to band 6 in post.
This is a fixed term post for 12 months duration but with the potential for recruitment to a permanent role on completion.
The Community Stroke Rehab Team provides stroke specialist rehabilitation for Enfield residents aged 18+ . Care is provided in patient’s home and local communities dependent on their functional goals. It is a friendly multidisciplinary team with generic rehabilitation assistants to support patients to carry out treatment plans set by the therapists.
The team has been praised in the most recent annual NCL Community Services Stroke Quality review for its successes in the last year which includes excellent patient feedback .
We offer strong professional and management support to our staff, access to a wide range of training opportunities and a culture which welcomes new ideas and approaches.
The team are based at St Michael's Primary care centre with ease of parking for staff and access to Enfield Borough. It is in close proximity to the M25 and has good transport links to Herts and central London.
Main duties of the job
As part of the CSRT, providing care to a multi cultural and diverse population, to deliver a high standard of physiotherapy care to stroke patients and their carers in the community.
To perform comprehensive physiotherapeutic assessment of patients with diverse presentations and complex physical and psychological conditions following a stroke. To use this assessment to provide a clinical diagnosis and develop and deliver an individualised treatment programme.
To hold responsibility for own caseload and, working with out direct supervision but together with the other members of the MDT, deliver a comprehensive package of care to stroke patients and their carers. Supervision takes the form of regular formal supervision, training and clinical reasoning sessions, peer review, case review and case conferences.
To undertake all aspects of clinical duties as an autonomous practitioner.
With support and guidance from more senior staff, to undertake evidence-based audit and or research projects to further own and team’s clinical practice. Make recommendations to clinical lead/manager of service for changes to practice by the team. May contribute to the implementation of specific changes to practice or contribute to service protocols.
To contribute to the delivery of health promotion activities within the service and wider Trust initiatives
To provide cover for other physiotherapists in the service as required
Working for our organisation
North Mid is part of North Central London integrated care system – consisting of the NHS and Local authority organisations in Camden, Islington, Barnet, Enfield and Haringey. As with other ICS’s, we are working increasingly closely with partners and indeed many of our financial and performance objectives are measured at this system level. Whilst all organisations remain as standalone, statutory bodies we have an ICS infrastructure for making shared decisions and agreeing shared approaches.
We are proud of our staff and want to ensure their training allows them to provide excellent clinical care. We are also a training unit for medical students from UCL and St George’s University Grenada, and for nursing and midwifery students from Middlesex and City Universities.
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Detailed job description and main responsibilities
- Please refer to the attached Job description and Person Specification for main responsibilities of the role.
- Recognised Diploma/Degree in Physiotherapy
- Evidence of ongoing CPD in portfolio
- CSP Member
- Attendance at relevant Post-Graduate Courses.
- Ability to prioritise, organise and work in a busy environment
- Able to demonstrate a high level of clinical reasoning.
- Good communication skills, able to present information (written and oral) in a clear and logical manner.
- Competent IT skills
- Good presentation skills
- 18 months – 2 years post graduate clinical experience.
- Experience of working in stroke/ neuro
- Experience of working in the NHS
- Experience of working in a community setting
- Knowledge and understanding of evidence based stroke care
- Fluent in written and spoken English
- Car owner/driver with valid UK driving license
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
Documents to download
Further details / informal visits contact
- Julia Browne
- Job title
- Clinical Lead Community Stroke Rehab Team
- Email address
- Telephone number
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