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Title Senior Physiotherapist Band 6
Categories Medical, Nursing
Salary Negotiable based on experience
Location Ayelsbury
Job Information

Purpose and scope

  • To manage a caseload of clients with complex needs and with a diagnosis of spinal cord injury (SCI) and other medical diagnosis including neurological, orthopaedic and complex conditions.
  • To use evidence based/ client centred principles underpinned by theoretical knowledge to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions.
  • To work as part of the multi / interdisciplinary team providing specialist rehabilitation.
  • To be specialist in rehabilitation of spinal cord injuries.
  • To provide clinical supervision and clinical specialist advice/support to the physiotherapy team and other team members as appropriate.
  • To participate in the planning, development and education of Physiotherapy services, holding responsibility for defined projects.
  • To contribute to the maintenance and development of the Physiotherapy Service.

Clinical

  • To independently manage a designated caseload of clients with highly complex needs and mixed diagnosis.
  • To ensure that all referrals to the inpatient/outpatient Physiotherapy rehabilitation team are prioritised and allocated appropriately.
  • To provide specialist Physiotherapy assessment and treatment to inpatient/outpatient caseload and continuously re-assess caseloads.
  • To work as an autonomous practitioner evidencing high levels of problem solving (solution orientated), clinical reasoning and independence of judgement as appropriate.
  • To work with clients, their carers/ relatives to identify goals as part of the overall care plan and participate as in joint goal setting and rehabilitation planning with other team members.
  • To plan and carry out regular goal review with the patient/family/carers to discuss progress and plan future goals.
  • To plan, prioritize and implement client centred individual and/or group interventions.
  • To work as part of the multi/interdisciplinary team providing specialist information.
  • To conduct and develop rehabilitation groups, working with other members of the multi interdisciplinary team.
  • To monitor, evaluate and modify treatment in order to measure progress and ensure effectiveness of intervention and to ensure a high standard of evidence based clinical and professional practice is maintained and developed and intervention progress to a satisfactory closure.
  • To provide physiotherapy intervention/s at The Hospital, the patient’s home or other community setting and manage the risks associated with this.
  • To comply with organisational policies relating to equal opportunities, Data Protection and Health and Safety at Work legislation, taking responsibility to attend mandatory training as necessary.
  • To adhere to the dress code and local practices of the Physiotherapy Department and The Hospital.

Leadership Supervision & Appraisal

  • To actively participate in supervision and appraisal using reflection and analysis to inform practice and identify training needs.
  • Personal Development Review is used in the organisation and is an integrated part of the development for the individual. All staff are expected to take an active part in regular performance reviews.
  • To carry out appraisals and perform reviews with members of the physiotherapy team as necessary.
  • To provide effective guidance, supervision and appraisals for junior staff.
  • To attend appraisal and supervision sessions, in-service training programs and staff meetings.
  • To be conversant and take lead ensuring all physiotherapy staff comply with local policies and procedures.

Training staff and students

  • To act as a clinical educator to students on placement.
  • To promote best practice in Spinal Cord Injury physiotherapy to other therapists and across the organisation acting as a resource for training and specialist advice.
  • To keep up to date with current theory and practice in the field of rehabilitation and ensure that the treatment offered is based on best clinical practices, guidelines and research.
  • To provide support, guidance, teaching and clinical supervision to physiotherapists and to rehabilitation assistants involved in the physiotherapy programmes to ensure high standards to intervention and health & safety are maintained at all times.
  • To prioritise and delegate appropriate case load to physiotherapy assistant providing appropriate supervision.
  • To provide training in the use of standardised and non-standardised assessments used in spinal cord injury to members of the therapy team.
  • To provide training and use of treatment techniques currently used in spinal cord injury.
  • To provide advice and guidelines via supervision, training or joint sessions to members of the therapy team with complex cases.
  • To assist in the induction and training of new and existing staff from immediate team and other disciplines.

Service development & delivery

  • To develop the spinal cord injury physiotherapy service in line with recommended guidelines/standards of practice to ensure physiotherapy practice is evidence based in conjunction with the lead physiotherapist and other heads of service.
  • To deliver high standard of treatment using latest exoskeleton technologies – Ekso GT Bionics and Indego exoskeleton.
  • To identify areas of service development in conjunction with the Lead Physiotherapist and take a lead in implementing these.
  • To undertake any other appropriate additional duties as required by the Lead Physiotherapist or Therapy Service manager.
  • To assist in the recruitment and selection of physiotherapy staff and other healthcare professionals as required.
  • To assist in the ongoing development with future strategic planning of neurological and spinal injury rehabilitation services with The Hospital and any associated stakeholders.
  • To ensure service is delivered in line with professional guidelines & department procedures. i.e. biohazards, animals, bodily fluids, moving hand handling, verbal and all other risks associated with personal safety.
  • To participate in weekend, bank holiday cover and on-call as required.
  • To act as a key worker for all designated patients on your workload.
  • To lead and co-ordinate case conferences and family meetings.
  • To participate/oversee the discharge planning process within the physiotherapy service and carry out home visits in partnership with designated team members and associated health care professionals, in order to ensure smooth and safe transition for the patient back into the community.
  • To participate in clinical meetings which review individual patient process.
  • To provide help and advice to patients, their families and other careers, teaching and demonstrating relevant treatment techniques, moving and handling and use of equipment to optimise patient functional ability and independence.
  • To refer clients onto other agencies as appropriate.
  • To ensure that patients are informed of the current procedure regarding purchase of equipment and make decisions based on informed consent.

Communication

  • To communicate effectively with staff members, patients and relatives and all involved in patient’s care.
  • To use communication skills of problem solving, reasoning and negotiation to establish a therapeutic relationship in complex cases. This will involve managing barriers to communication i.e. cultural, physical cognitive and emotional.
  • To give and receive complex and sensitive information about staff and patients which might involve information about poor prognosis or long disabilities.
  • To support and maintain open channels of communication at all times with the Rehabilitation and Therapy Service Manager, members of the Therapy Department and multi-disciplinary team.
  • To promote awareness of the role of the physiotherapy within the multi-disciplinary team, negotiating priorities where appropriate.
  • To attend multi-disciplinary meetings and feedback where appropriate.
  • To promote the role of Physiotherapy and the service of The Hospital to visitors, case managers, solicitors and the wider community and potential service users.
  • To have a practical knowledge of information technology skills and date inputting.
  • To use an electronic system for an outpatients SOAP notes writing.
  • Use the shared computer drive to timetable all physiotherapy sessions including goal meetings if appointed as key worker.
  • Maintain confidentiality and conforming to the data protection act as required.

Documentation

  • To record all physiotherapy intervention in compliance with departmental guidelines, organisational policies and Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and hospital standards and guidelines.
  • To keep accurate statistics of activity as required.
  • To provide written reports with future recommendations as appropriate.
  • Use the shared computer drive to complete relevant sections off assessment and discharge reports, facilitating this process as Key Worker where appointed.

Professional ethics

  • To adhere to organisational policies and apply the code of ethics and professional conduct for Physiotherapists (chartered Society of Physiotherapy0, to ensure safe practice.
  • To maintain professional competence to practice, developing professional skills and maintaining a portfolio ,containing evidence of continuing Professional Development as required by the Health Professions Council (HPC)

Training and Development

  • To undertake and participate in any development training or staff meetings as required by the Registered Manager or applicable legislation, for example the Health and Social Care Act, Health and Safety at Work Act etc.
  • Participate in relevant training as and when required, and be committed to your personal and professional development
  • To ensure you are aware and understand all statutory and Company policies and procedures and adhere to them at all times

 Health and Safety

  •  To maintain at all times the Health and Safety of patients, visitors, and colleagues in accordance with the Health and Safety at Work Act and the Emergency Fire Procedures
  • Report to the Registered Manager any faulty appliances, damaged furniture, equipment, or any potential hazard
  • Promote Safe Working Practices within the Hospital

General

  • Promote and maintain the good reputation of the Hospital
  • Ensure that all information of a confidential nature gained in the course of your duties is not divulged to third parties
  • To assist with any other related duties as required by the Company

This job description indicates only the main duties and responsibilities of the post. It is not intended as an exhaustive list.

The Hospital reserves the right to amend this job description from time to time, according to the business needs. Any changes will be confirmed in writing.

This job description is not exhaustive and other duties may be required according to the needs of the Hospital.

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Title Foundation Stage Class Teacher
Categories Education
Job Information

General Responsibilities:

To ensure that the School delivers the School Vision in relation to providing the highest
standard of teaching and learning.
Be responsible for the learning and achievement of all pupils in the class/es ensuring
equality of opportunity for all.
Be responsible and accountable for achieving the highest possible standards of work
and conduct.
Work collaboratively with members of your team to ensure consistency of practice in
line with school policy and procedures.
Treat pupils with dignity, building relationships rooted in mutual respect, and at all times
observing proper boundaries appropriate to a teacher’s professional position.
Work proactively and effectively in collaboration and partnership with learners,
parents/carers, governors, other staff and external agencies in the best interests of
pupils.
Act in accordance with the professional duties and responsibilities outlined in the
contract, staff handbook, job description and teachers standards.
Take a shared responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of all pupils.
Contribute to on-going school improvement through active participation in staff and
team meetings.

Duties and Responsibilities

Teaching
Ensure that teaching impacts positively on pupils’ progress, meets individual needs,
follows the EYFS curriculum and is personalised to take account of children’s interests.
Promote opportunities within the curriculum for creativity and first-hand experience,
supporting School trips or residential trips where appropriate.
Be responsible for the preparation and development of teaching materials, teaching
programmes and pastoral arrangements as appropriate.
Be accountable for the attainment progress and outcomes of pupils’ you teach.
Motivate and stimulate children’s learning abilities, often encouraging learning through
experience.Devise and prepare an imaginative use of resources to promote learning and challenge
across all areas of the curriculum
Have a clear understanding of the needs of all pupils, including those with special
educational needs, more able, EAL, disabilities and be able to use and evaluate
distinctive teaching approaches to engage and support them.
Demonstrate an understanding of and take responsibility for promoting high standards
of numeracy and literacy including the correct use of spoken English.
If teaching early reading, demonstrate a clear understanding of appropriate teaching
strategies e.g. systematic synthetic phonics, following agreed school policy.
Support the development of children’s basic skills, including physical co-ordination,
speech and language communication.
To provide a purposeful learning environment which, challenges children and
encourages them to be independent.
Create and maintain high quality conditions which ensure children’s wellbeing and
engagement is paramount.
Play an active part and be responsible for planning and overseeing some areas of the
outdoor classroom/shared areas as agreed.
Inform and contact the relevant specialists concerning supporting the needs of pupils
in your class i.e. SENCO, EAL Co.
Be aware of the practice and guidelines in the EYFS Policy and uphold these.
Reflect on your practice and use materials provided i.e. Learning Walk criteria, to
improve your practice.
Provide specific feedback to pupils to celebrate learning and know what next steps
they need to take, encouraging children to set simple targets for improvement.
Create a stimulating and attractive learning environment, changing displays on a
regular basis to celebrate the learning and achievement of pupils.

Planning
Participating fully with in the moment planning and teaching process identifying when
to interact sensitively with children in order to teach and extend.
Be aware of pupils’ capabilities, their prior knowledge and differentiate appropriately to
build on these demonstrating knowledge and understand of how pupils learn.

Assessment
Use an appropriate range of observations, assessment, monitoring and recording
strategies as a basis for setting goals and learning objectives that stretch and
challenge pupils of all backgrounds, abilities and dispositions, monitoring learners’
progress and levels of attainments
Be accountable for the attainment progress and outcomes of pupils you teach.
Ensure that the approach to assessment follows agreed school policy and that regular
observations inform planning and enable the monitoring and improvement of each
pupil’s performance. Use relevant data to monitor progress, set targets, and inform future focuses.
Use ongoing assessments to inform planning.
Use the ages and stages to plan personalised learning experiences for your class.
Input teacher assessment in class tracker termly and use data during pupil progress
meetings to discuss individual’s needs.
To update individual trackers in Learning Journeys in accordance with parental
feedback observations, teacher knowledge and Focus Child records.

Other
Plan trips and other out-of-class activities to consolidate and extend the knowledge
and understanding pupils have acquired as appropriate.
Involve parents in their children’s learning and development so that they have a
positive impact on their children’s progress and achievements.
Participate in arrangements for Parent Focus Child consultation meetings, reporting to
parents, and open afternoon sessions in accordance with school policy.

Behaviour and Safety
Use the practice laid out in the Behaviour Policy to ensure a consistent approach
across the EYFS.
Establish a safe, purposeful and stimulating environment for pupils, providing the
highest standard of pastoral care and support for all pupils across the Foundation
Stage.
Establish a framework for discipline with a range of strategies, using praise, sanctions
and rewards consistently and fairly.
Manage classes effectively, using approaches which are appropriate to pupils’ needs
in order to inspire, motivate and challenge pupils.
Build positive relationships with pupils across the Foundation Stage, responding
sensitively when dealing with children, ensuring any concerns are dealt with according
to school policy.
Be a positive role model and demonstrate consistently the positive attitudes, values
and behaviours, which are expected of pupils.
Have high expectations of behaviour, promoting self-control and independence of all
learners.
Carry out supervision duties as directed by the Head of Primary. e.g. playground, end
of day and red break.
Be responsible for safeguarding the welfare of pupils, raising any concerns following
school policy.Team Working and Collaboration
Participate in any relevant meetings/professional development opportunities at the
school, which relates to the learners, curriculum or organisation of the school including
pastoral arrangements and assemblies.
Work as a team member and identify opportunities for working with colleagues and
sharing the development of effective practice with them.
Line manage and monitor the performance of assistants, providing support where
necessary to continually improve standards of teaching and learning.
Contribute to the professional development of other teachers and assistants.
Ensure that colleagues working with you are appropriately involved in supporting and
learning and understand the roles they are expected to fulfil.
Take part as required in the monitoring review, development and management of the
activities relating to the teaching/learning curriculum, organisation and pastoral
functions of the school.

Fulfil Wider Professional Responsibilities
Work collaboratively with others to develop effective professional relationships.
Uphold the Code of Professional Conduct, demonstrating integrity and confidentiality
at all times when managing school matters.
Deploy support staff effectively as appropriate.
Communicate effectively with parents/carers with regard to pupils’ achievements and
well-being using school systems/processes as appropriate.
Communicate and co-operate with relevant external bodies.
Make a positive contribution to the wider life and ethos of the school, contributing to
newsletters, website, VLE, productions and community events, etc.
Organise and lead an After School Activity for two terms each academic year.

Administration
Register and monitor attendance on a daily basis chasing up unauthorised absence
and liaising with Deputy Head of Primary.
Supervise learners, before, during or after school sessions as appropriate.
Participate in and carry out any administrative and organisational tasks which may be
reasonably expected and ensure smooth and effective running of a class e.g. collect
reply slips, money, organise classroom routines etc.Professional Development
Be responsible for improving your teaching through participating fully in training and
development opportunities identified by the school or as developed as an outcome of
your appraisal.
Regularly review the effectiveness of your teaching and assessment procedures and
its impact on pupils’ progress, attainment and wellbeing, refining your approaches
where necessary responding to advice and feedback from colleagues.
Proactively participate in the Performance Management process, maintaining
evidence against targets set leading to an on-going professional portfolio of
achievement using Perspective.
Be proactive in maintaining an understanding of current thinking, initiatives and
developments in Primary education leading to best practice.

Other
To have professional regard for the ethos, policies and practices of the school in which
you teach, and maintain high standards in your own attendance and punctuality.
Uphold the ‘Code of Professional Conduct’, demonstrating integrity and confidentiality
at all times when managing school matters.
Perform any reasonable duties as requested by the Head teacher.
Note
This job description reflects the present requirements of the post. As duties and
responsibilities change and develop, the job description will be reviewed and be
subject to amendment in consultation with the post holder.

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Title Occupational Therapist – Band 5
Categories Medical, Nursing
Salary Negotiable based on experience
Location Ayelsbury
Job Information

PURPOSE AND SCOPE

  • To manage a caseload of clients with complex needs, using evidence based/client centred principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions.
  • To work as part of the multi / interdisciplinary team providing specialist rehabilitation.
  • To maintain clinical records and statistics.
  • To develop skills and knowledge through participation in supervision and training opportunities.
  • To contribute to the maintenance and development of the OT Service.
Clinical
  • To manage a designated caseload of clients.
  • To complete assessments of clients addressing occupational performance and skill deficit.
  • To work with clients, their carers/relatives to identify OT goals as part of the overall care plan and participate in joint goal setting and rehabilitation planning with other team members.
  • To plan and carry out regular goal review with the patient/family/carers to discuss progress and plan future goals.
  • To plan and implement client centred individual and/or group interventions in collaboration with the client enabling the clients in areas of self-maintenance, productivity and leisure and by using graded activity to achieve therapeutic goals.
  • To work as part of the multi / interdisciplinary team providing rehabilitation.
  • To conduct rehabilitation groups, working with other members of the multi / interdisciplinary team.
  • To monitor, evaluate and modify treatment in order to measure progress and ensure effectiveness of intervention.
  • To provide occupational therapy intervention at The Hospital, the patient’s home or other community setting.
  • To carry out home visits in liaison with other health and social care professionals to identify equipment and care needs required for discharge as appropriate.
  • To act as a key worker for designated patients.
  • To recommend and/or arrange for the provision, delivery and fit of standard disability equipment frequently entailing manual effort and undertaking risk assessment for safe fitting and use.
  • To provide help and advice to patients, their families and other carers, teaching and demonstrating relevant treatment techniques, moving and handling and use of equipment to optimise patients functional ability and independence.
  • To refer clients on to other agencies as appropriate.
COMMUNICATION
  • To use communication, problem solving, reasoning and negotiation skills to establish a therapeutic relationship. This will involve managing barriers to communication i.e. cultural, physical, cognitive and emotional.
  • To promote awareness of the role of the OT within the team.
  • To attend multi-disciplinary client meetings and feedback as appropriate.

DOCUMENTATION

  • To record all occupational therapy intervention in compliance with departmental guidelines, College of Occupational Therapists and Hospital standards and guidelines.
  • To keep accurate statistics of activity as required.
  • Provide written reports with future recommendations as appropriate.

 PROFESSIONAL ETHICS

  • To adhere to organisational policies and apply the code of ethics and professional conduct for Occupational Therapists (College of Occupational Therapy 2000), to ensure safe practice.
  • To comply with organisational policies relating to Equal Opportunities, Data Protection and Health and Safety at Work legislation, taking responsibility to attend mandatory training as necessary.

 LEADERSHIP SUPERVISON & APPRAISAL

  • To actively participate in supervision and appraisal using reflection and analysis to inform practice and identify training needs.
  • Personal Development Review is used in the organisation and is an integrated part of the development of the individual. All staff are expected to take an active part in regular performance reviews.
  • To participate in appraisal and supervision of occupational therapy assistants
TraIning Staff & Students
  • To participate in the education, induction and training of students and other staff in this setting.
  • To prioritise and delegate appropriate case load to occupational therapy assistant providing appropriate supervision.

SERVICE DEVELOPMENT & DELIVERY

  • To participate in service development projects.
  • To ensure service is delivered in line with professional guidelines and department protocols and pathways.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
  • To participate in and attend all induction, service meetings, education and training opportunities within the service, and externally.
  • To participate and present at internal training events as indicated via personal development review.
  • To attend all mandatory training courses which include food hygiene, basic life support, first aid training, manual handling and equal opportunities.
  • To receive professional supervision on a regular basis from the named OT supervisor.
  • To identify any development or training needs and reflect this in professional portfolio and personal development review.
  • To develop professional knowledge and be aware of professional developments and the impact of these on clinical practice.
  • The post holder is expected to maintain and update their professional portfolio to reflect on standards of practice and demonstrate evidence based practice.

CLINICAL GOVERNANCE, QUALITY & STANDARDS

  • To be aware of and adhere to Organisations Health and Safety Regulations and contribute to the well being of all persons attending occupational therapy in the unit.
  • To contribute in the development and achievement of the Hospital’s and OT department’s clinical governance plan and quality agenda.
LINE MANAGEMENT, STAFF, BUDGETS & DEPARTMENT
  • To identify occupational therapy equipment/materials needed and feedback as appropriate to Head OT.
  • To assist Head OT in ensuring that any equipment used in the rehabilitation activities is properly maintained, stored safely and regularly checked.
  • To exercise good personal time management, punctuality and consistent reliable attendance.

RESEARCH & PRACTICE DEVELOPMENT

  • To assist in clinical audit and research projects relevant to OT service area.
  • To assist in the evaluation of the service through use of audit, outcome measures and in-service research projects.
  • To demonstrate the ability to critically evaluate current research and apply to practice.

Health and Safety at Work Act

The post holder is required to take responsible care for the health and safety of him/herself and other persons who may be affected by his/her acts or omissions at work. The post holder is also required to co-operate with the Organisation to ensure that statutory and departmental safety regulations are adhered to.

Confidentiality

The post holder has a responsibility to comply with the Data Protection Act 1998 and Code of Practice on Confidentiality and Data Protection.

Equal Opportunities

The trust welcomes all persons without regard to age, ethnic or national origin, gender or sexual orientation, religion, lifestyle, presenting illness, marital or parental status or disability. We aim to provide a non-judgemental service at all times.

Other duties

The post holder will be required to undertake any other duties according to the needs of the service. This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of activities, but rather an outline of the main areas of responsibility. Any reasonable changes will be discussed and agreed with the post holder before any variations to the job description are made.

Travel to other sites

You may be required to travel to other locations. Please complete the travel expenses form; details of allowances can be obtained from the Human Resources Department Lead.

Smoking statement

The Hospital discourages smoking in all areas of the building and premises. There are areas where smoking is not permitted – please observe and comply with any notices seen in or around the Organisation premises.

This job description indicates only the main duties and responsibilities of the post. It is not intended as an exhaustive list.

The Hospital reserves the right to amend this job description from time to time, according to the business needs. Any changes will be confirmed in writing.

This job description is not exhaustive and other duties may be required according to the needs of the Hospital.

 

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Title Occupational Therapist – Band 6
Categories Medical, Nursing
Salary Negotiable based on experience
Location Ayelsbury
Job Information

PURPOSE AND SCOPE

  • To manage a caseload of clients with complex needs, using evidence based/client centred principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions.
  • To work as part of the multi / interdisciplinary team providing specialist rehabilitation.
  • To be OT clinical lead and specialist in rehabilitation of Spinal Cord Injuries.
  • To act as deputy lead in absence of Head OT.
  • To provide leadership for junior staff, through supervision and appraisal.
  • To participate in the planning, development and evaluation of OT services, holding responsibility for defined projects.
  • To contribute to the maintenance and development of the OT Service.
Clinical
  • To independently manage a designated caseload of clients with complex needs.
  • To complete specialist assessments of clients to address their occupational performance & skill deficit using specialist standardised and non-standardised assessment tools.
  • To work with clients, their carers/relatives to identify OT goals as part of the overall care plan and participate in joint goal setting and rehabilitation planning with other team members.
  • To plan and carry out regular goal review with the patient/family/carers to discuss progress and plan future goals.
  • To plan and implement client centred individual and/or group interventions, enabling the clients in areas of self-maintenance, productivity & leisure, using graded activity to achieve therapeutic goals.
  • To work as part of the multi / interdisciplinary team providing specialist rehabilitation.
  • To conduct and develop rehabilitation groups, working with other members of the multi / interdisciplinary team.
  • To monitor, evaluate and modify treatment in order to measure progress and ensure effectiveness of intervention and to ensure a high standard of evidence based clinical and professional practice is maintained and developed and intervention progresses to a satisfactory closure.
  • To provide occupational therapy intervention at the Hospital, the patient’s home or other community setting.
  • To carry out home visits in liaison with other health and social care professionals to identify equipment and care needs required for discharge as appropriate.
  • To provide clinical specialist advice/support to the occupational therapy team and other team members as appropriate in the area of Spinal Cord Injury.
  • To lead and co-ordinate case conferences and family meetings.
  • To act as a key worker for designated patients.
  • To recommend and/or arrange for the provision, delivery and fit of standard specialist disability equipment frequently entailing manual effort and undertaking risk assessment for safe fitting and use.
  • To participate in clinical meetings which review individual patients’ progress.
  • To provide help and advice to patients, their families and other carers, teaching and demonstrating relevant treatment techniques, moving and handling and use of equipment to optimise patients’ functional ability and independence.
  • To refer clients on to other agencies as appropriate.
COMMUNICATION
  • To use communication, problem solving, reasoning and negotiation skills to establish a therapeutic relationship in complex cases. This will involve managing barriers to communication i.e. cultural, physical, cognitive and emotional.
  • To promote awareness of the role of the OT within the team, negotiating priorities where appropriate.
  • To attend multi-disciplinary client meetings and feedback as appropriate.

DOCUMENTATION

  • To record all occupational therapy intervention in compliance with departmental guidelines, organisational policies and College of Occupational Therapists and Hospital standards and guidelines.
  • To keep accurate statistics of activity as required.
  • Provide written reports with future recommendations as appropriate.

 PROFESSIONAL ETHICS

  • To adhere to organisational policies and apply the code of ethics and professional conduct for Occupational Therapists (College of Occupational Therapy 2000), to ensure safe practice.
  • To comply with organisational policies relating to Equal Opportunities, Data Protection and Health and Safety at Work legislation, taking responsibility to attend mandatory training as necessary.

LEADERSHIP SUPERVISON & APPRAISAL

  • To actively participate in supervision and appraisal using reflection and analysis to inform practice and identify training needs.
  • Personal Development Review is used in the organisation and is an integrated part of the development of the individual. All staff are expected to take an active part in regular performance reviews.
  • To carry out appraisals and perform reviews with members of the occupational therapy team as necessary.
  • To provide effective guidance, supervision and appraisal for junior staff.

 Training Staff & Students

  • To act as a clinical educator to students on placement.
  • To promote best practice in Spinal Cord Injury occupational therapy to other occupational therapists and across the organisation acting as a resource for training and specialist advice.
  • To provide support, guidance, teaching and clinical supervision to junior occupational therapists and to rehabilitation assistants involved in the occupational therapy rehabilitation programmes to ensure high standards of intervention & health and safety are maintained at all times.
  • To prioritise and delegate appropriate case load to occupational therapy assistant providing appropriate supervision.
  • To provide training in the use of standardised and non-standardised assessments used in spinal cord injury to members of the occupational therapy team.
  • To provide training in the use of treatment techniques currently used in spinal cord injury.
  • To provide advice and guidelines via supervision, training or joint sessions to members of the occupational therapy team with complex cases.
  • To assist in the induction and training of new and existing staff from immediate team and other disciplines.

 SERVICE DEVELOPMENT & DELIVERY

  • To develop the Spinal Cord Injury occupational therapy service in line with recommended guidelines/standards of practice and ensure occupational therapy practice is evidence based in conjunction with the Head OT and other Head’s of Service.
  • To identify areas of service development in conjunction with the Head OT and take a lead in implementing these.
  • To undertake any other appropriate additional duties as required by the Head OT or Therapy Services Manager.
  • To assist in the recruitment and selection of occupational therapy staff and other healthcare professionals as required.
  • To assist in the ongoing development and future strategic planning of neurological and spinal injury rehabilitation services within the Hospital and any associated stakeholders.
  • To ensure service is delivered in line with professional guidelines & department procedures.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
  • To participate in and attend all induction, service meetings, education and training opportunities within the service, and externally.
  • To participate and present at internal and external training as indicated via personal development review.
  • To attend all mandatory training courses which include food hygiene, basic life support, first aid training, manual moving and handling and equal opportunities.
  • To receive professional supervision on a regular basis from the Head OT.
  • To identify any development or training needs and reflect this in professional portfolio and personal development review.
  • To maintain and develop professional knowledge and be conversant with professional developments evidencing sound critical appraisal skills and continuing professional development.
  • The post holder is expected to maintain and update their professional portfolio to reflect on standards of practice and demonstrate evidence based practice.
  • Develop and maintain expertise in Spinal Cord Injury and act as a resource for other team members, accessing external training where relevant.

CLINICAL GOVERNANCE, QUALITY & STANDARDS

  • To be aware of and adhere to Organisations Health and Safety Regulations and contribute to the wellbeing of all persons attending occupational therapy in the unit.
  • To contribute in the development and achievement of the Hospital’s and OT department’s clinical governance plan and quality agenda, leading on designated projects.
LINE MANAGEMENT, STAFF, BUDGETS & DEPARTMENT
  • To monitor sickness absence and other form of leave and authorise as appropriate in absence of Head OT.
  • To provide leadership to the inpatient / outpatient occupational therapy team and be responsible for receiving and prioritising referrals related to your department, and managing staff work load in absence of Head OT.
  • To assist Head OT in ensuring that any equipment used in the rehabilitation activities is properly maintained, stored safely and regularly checked.
  • To identify occupational therapy equipment/materials needed and feedback as appropriate to Head OT
  • To attend any identified organisational meetings advising on aspects of Spinal Cord Injury occupational therapy (as authorised by the therapy services manager and/or Head OT) to help contribute to the development of the service and its associated stakeholders. Also to provide effective briefing to the occupational therapy team.
  • To deputise for Head OT at Hospital meetings as appropriate.

RESEARCH & PRACTICE DEVELOPMENT

  • To undertake clinical audit and research projects relevant to OT and/or Spinal Injury service area.
  • To assist in the evaluation of the service through use of audit, outcome measures and in-service research projects.
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Title Senior Staff Nurse (Band 6)
Categories Medical, Nursing
Salary To be Discussed
Location Ayelsbury
Job Information
The Post holder will:  

·         Be competent as appropriate to the requirements of the role.

·         Demonstrate at all times the Core Values of client:

·         Holds current Pin Number with the NMC.

·          Has detailed professional and clinical knowledge. The practitioner will have experience in one or all of the following areas; Neurorehabilitation, Acquired brain injuries or Stroke rehabilitation with extended specialist knowledge related to specific patient needs.

·         Be skilled in the assessment of complex/specialist nursing required.

·         Able to provide care/support using the holistic care model throughout the hospital, ensuring continual evaluation of care to aid service development.

  • Be responsible for general running of the in-patient wards in the absence of the ward sister.
  • Be able to write detailed progress reports including Admission / discharge summaries
  • Attend MDT’s internal and external to the Hospital – presenting patients

·         Have supervisory, training and leadership responsibilities where appropriate and will have some responsibility for team performance.

·         Demonstrate initiative and be creative in finding solutions to problems.

·         Work with the Ward sister and Senior Nurses undertaking delegated tasks in team management.

 

 

Nature of the Service 
The post holder will be part of the in patient service at the Hospital providing in-patient care and will support the patient in a number of settings, including community visits if required.

This is a dynamic post that requires the post holder to work closely with integrated care team including Consultants, Physio Therapists, Occupational Therapists and other multidisciplinary teams/agencies in ensuring seamless care and maximum rehabilitation across the spectrum of conditions treated at the Hospital.

Striving to improve the health and wellbeing of the patient demographic the hospital cares for.

 

 

Key Responsibilities/Duties     
Clinical
1.       To adhere to and apply the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) code of conduct, and all other relevant guidance from the NMC and follow our clients values. To be professionally accountable and responsible for all aspects of own work.

 

2.       To establish and maintain effective working relationships both within the Hospital and with external organisations in order to meet service requirements and support and demonstrate the Hospitals equality values.

 

3.       To assess patients and care/support needs. Assesses service users and formulates, develops, implements and evaluates programmes of treatment /care/support for individuals, families and carers. The specialist care/support plans may include the following:

·         Promoting independence/self management and maintaining safety

·         Increased functional ability

·         Improvement in health and wellbeing including mental health

·         Interventions in disease/condition management

·         Prevention and reducing of health inequalities

·         Supported discharge liaising with case manager and medical teams

·         Formulate Progress reports, treatment /care plans working a long side integrated care team.

4.        To consider each patient’s personal circumstances and preferences in order to implement and adjust programmes of care and intervention.
5.       To maintain and develop skills and knowledge to deliver a high standard of care and set an example of good practice to other team members including skill sharing.
6.       To maintain sensitivity at all times to the emotional needs of patients and their carers offering reassurance and empathy, in particular when imparting potentially distressing information.
7.       To use professional knowledge, skills and expertise when working in changing environments and across professional boundaries.
8.       To maintain contemporaneous and accurate records as required by our client and in line with professional standards (eg NMC). Support identified team members giving guidance and direction where appropriate.
9.       To ensure that the skills of identified team members are appropriately deployed and that care is delivered by staff with the relevant education, expertise and competence.
10.   To deliver a high standard of intervention, whilst managing the demands of unplanned aspects of the role using innovative problem solving techniques.
11.   To provide advice, education and training to patients, carers and professionals regarding the management and care/support of patients.
12.   To provide professional and clinical support and leadership to identified team members. Supports in  identifying training needs of staff and encouraging practitioners to develop skills in:

• Critical thinking and reflective practice

• Excellence in practice

• Specialist knowledge and research based practice

13.   To take accountability for allocated assessments, planning and implementation of care / programmes of support.

 

Performance and Quality
1.       To collect and input statistical information as required within agreed timescales.
2.       To participate in and support the team in undertaking clinical audit.
3.       To contribute to, and actively promote the implementation, development and upholding of policies, procedures, guidelines and directives, along with relevant statutory measures and governmental directives.
4.       The post holder may be required to order stock or sign off expenses for staff.
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Title Staff Nurse (Band 5)
Categories Medical, Nursing
Salary Negotiable based on experience
Location Ayelsbury, UK
Job Information
To provide high quality, evidence-based nursing care to patients from admission to discharge.

To deliver high quality, evidence-based and patient focused clinical care.

To work effectively as part of the immediate team and wider multi-disciplinary team (MDT).

To uphold a duty of care and clinical governance

To maintain own and others’ knowledge of clinical excellence

Delivering high quality, evidence-based and patient focused clinical care through:

  • Delivering a high standard of evidence-based care to patients.
  • Ensuring good standards of care for the patient are maintained at all times.
  • Adhering to NMC Code of Professional conduct at all times.
  • Involving and supporting patients, relatives, carers and friends in the care process.
  • Promoting well-being and involving patients and relatives in health education.
  • Ensuring clear and accurate written and verbal information is given at all times.
  • Ensuring contemporaneous record keeping at all times.
  • Seeking advice from more senior/experienced members of staff where appropriate.

Working effectively as part of the immediate team and wider multi-disciplinary team (MDT) through:

  • Liaising effectively with all members of the MDT to ensure patients’ needs are met.
  • Exercising leadership and taking the initiative where appropriate.
  • Providing support and advice to ward/unit staff (especially junior staff) on clinical and administrative issues.
  • Liaising with discharge coordinator / bed manager to ensure effective admission/discharge of patients.
  • Keeping the Ward Manager / Charge Nurse informed of significant changes and/or anticipated problems.

Upholding a duty of care and clinical governance through:

  • Observing a general duty of care for the health, safety and well-being of yourself, work colleagues, visitors and patients within the hospital.
  • Ensuring the rules, policies, procedures and standards of The  Hospital together with all relevant statutory and professional obligations are adhered to at all times.
  • Maintaining patient confidentiality, dignity and privacy at all times.
  • Adhering to the Trust’s policy on valuing equality and diversity and showing due regard for each patient’s cultural and religious beliefs, gender, ethnicity, age and sexuality.
  • Strictly adhering to The Hospital’s Infection Control.

Maintaining own and others’ knowledge of clinical excellence through:

  • Taking responsibility for your own personal development and keeping up to date with nursing and medical knowledge.
  • Being aware of current research and the implications for the ward/unit speciality.
  • Acting as a role model at all times and for all staff.
  • Acting as practice supervisor and/or preceptor/mentor for junior and newly-qualified staff.
  • Working with appropriate members of the teaching staff to ensure effective staff development (own and others).
  • Participating in Trust and Divisional initiatives to develop nursing practice and support change.

General

  • To maintain strict confidentiality of staff and patient records, in line with The Hospital’s IG Policy: any unauthorised breach of confidentiality will result in disciplinary action.
  • To ensure that acceptable standards of data protection are maintained, in accordance with the Data Protection Act.
  • To observe the rules, policies and procedures in place at The Hospital.
  • To carry out duties as an employee and service-provider with due regard to The Hospital’s Equal Opportunities Policy.
  • To participate in team meetings as required by your team leader.
  • Under the Health & Safety at Work Act, the post holder has a general duty of care for the health, safety and well-being of oneself, work colleagues, visitors and patients within the hospital in addition to any specific risk management or clinical governance accountabilities associated with this post.
  • To undertake any other duties appropriate to the grade, which may be required from time to time.

Responsibilities

  • You have a general duty of care for the health, safety and well-being of yourself, work colleagues, visitors and patients within the hospital in addition to any specific risk management or clinical governance accountabilities associated with this post.
  • To observe the rules, policies, procedures and standards of The Hospital together with all relevant statutory and professional obligations. To observe and maintain strict confidentiality of personal information relating to patients and staff.
  • To be responsible, with management support, for your personal development and to actively contribute to the development of colleagues.
  • This job description is intended as a guide to the general scope of duties and is not intended to be definitive or restrictive. It is expected that some of the duties will change over time and this description will be subject to review in consultation with the post-holder.

Infection Control

  • The post holder has an important responsibility for and contribution to make to infection control and must be familiar with the infection control and hygiene requirements of this role.
  • These requirements are set out in The Hospital policy on Infection Control and in local policies and procedures which will be made clear during your induction and subsequent mandatory refresher training. These standards must be strictly complied with at all times.
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Title Senior Physiotherapist Band 7
Categories Medical, Nursing
Salary Negotiable based on experience
Location Ayelsbury
Job Information

Purpose and scope

  • To manage a caseload of clients with complex needs and with a diagnosis of spinal cord injury (SCI) and other medical diagnosis including neurological, orthopaedic and complex conditions.
  • To use evidence based/ client centred principles underpinned by theoretical knowledge to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions.
  • To work as part of the multi / interdisciplinary team providing specialist rehabilitation.
  • To be highly specialist in rehabilitation of spinal cord injuries.
  • To provide clinical supervision and clinical specialist advice/support to the physiotherapy team and other team members as appropriate.
  • To participate in the planning, development and education of Physiotherapy services, holding responsibility for defined projects.
  • To contribute to the maintenance and development of the Physiotherapy Service.

Clinical

  • To independently manage a designated caseload of clients with highly complex needs and mixed diagnosis.
  • To ensure that all referrals to the inpatient/outpatient Physiotherapy rehabilitation team are prioritised and allocated appropriately.
  • To provide specialist Physiotherapy assessment and treatment to inpatient/outpatient caseload and continuously re-assess caseloads.
  • To work as an autonomous practitioner evidencing high levels of problem solving (solution orientated), clinical reasoning and independence of judgement as appropriate.
  • To work with clients, their carers/ relatives to identify goals as part of the overall care plan and participate as in joint goal setting and rehabilitation planning with other team members.
  • To plan and carry out regular goal review with the patient/family/carers to discuss progress and plan future goals.
  • To plan, prioritize and implement client centred individual and/or group interventions.
  • To work as part of the multi/interdisciplinary team providing specialist information.
  • To conduct and develop rehabilitation groups, working with other members of the multi interdisciplinary team.
  • To monitor, evaluate and modify treatment in order to measure progress and ensure effectiveness of intervention and to ensure a high standard of evidence based clinical and professional practice is maintained and developed and intervention progress to a satisfactory closure.
  • To provide physiotherapy intervention/s at The Hospital, the patient’s home or other community setting and manage the risks associated with this.
  • To comply with organisational policies relating to equal opportunities, Data Protection and Health and Safety at Work legislation, taking responsibility to attend mandatory training as necessary.
  • To adhere to the dress code and local practices of the Physiotherapy Department and The Hospital.

Leadership Supervision & Appraisal

  • To actively participate in supervision and appraisal using reflection and analysis to inform practice and identify training needs.
  • Personal Development Review is used in the organisation and is an integrated part of the development for the individual. All staff are expected to take an active part in regular performance reviews.
  • To carry out appraisals and perform reviews with members of the physiotherapy team as necessary.
  • To provide effective guidance, supervision and appraisals for junior staff.
  • To attend appraisal and supervision sessions, in-service training programs and staff meetings.
  • To be conversant and take lead ensuring all physiotherapy staff comply with local policies and procedures.

Training staff and students

  • To act as a clinical educator to students on placement.
  • To promote best practice in Spinal Cord Injury physiotherapy to other therapists and across the organisation acting as a resource for training and specialist advice.
  • To keep up to date with current theory and practice in the field of rehabilitation and ensure that the treatment offered is based on best clinical practices, guidelines and research.
  • To provide support, guidance, teaching and clinical supervision to physiotherapists and to rehabilitation assistants involved in the physiotherapy programmes to ensure high standards to intervention and health & safety are maintained at all times.
  • To prioritise and delegate appropriate case load to physiotherapy assistant providing appropriate supervision.
  • To provide training in the use of standardised and non-standardised assessments used in spinal cord injury to members of the therapy team.
  • To provide training and use of treatment techniques currently used in spinal cord injury.
  • To provide advice and guidelines via supervision, training or joint sessions to members of the therapy team with complex cases.
  • To assist in the induction and training of new and existing staff from immediate team and other disciplines.

Service development & delivery

  • To develop the spinal cord injury physiotherapy service in line with recommended guidelines/standards of practice to ensure physiotherapy practice is evidence based in conjunction with the lead physiotherapist and other heads of service.
  • To deliver high standard of treatment using latest exoskeleton technologies – Ekso GT Bionics and Indego exoskeleton.
  • To train other members of team and pass knowledge how to use exoskeletons in other than clinical settings.
  • To identify areas of service development in conjunction with the Lead Physiotherapist and take a lead in implementing these.
  • To undertake any other appropriate additional duties as required by the Lead Physiotherapist or Therapy Service manager.
  • To assist in the recruitment and selection of physiotherapy staff and other healthcare professionals as required.
  • To assist in the ongoing development with future strategic planning of neurological and spinal injury rehabilitation services with The Hospital and any associated stakeholders.
  • To ensure service is delivered in line with professional guidelines & department procedures. i.e. biohazards, animals, bodily fluids, moving hand handling, verbal and all other risks associated with personal safety.
  • To participate in weekend, bank holiday cover and on-call as required.
  • To act as a key worker for all designated patients on your workload.
  • To lead and co-ordinate case conferences and family meetings.
  • To participate/oversee the discharge planning process within the physiotherapy service and carry out home visits in partnership with designated team members and associated health care professionals, in order to ensure smooth and safe transition for the patient back into the community.
  • To participate in clinical meetings which review individual patient process.
  • To provide help and advice to patients, their families and other careers, teaching and demonstrating relevant treatment techniques, moving and handling and use of equipment to optimise patient functional ability and independence.
  • To refer clients onto other agencies as appropriate.
  • To ensure that patients are informed of the current procedure regarding purchase of equipment and make decisions based on informed consent.

Communication

  • To communicate effectively with staff members, patients and relatives and all involved in patient’s care.
  • To communicate with staff to include performance management
  • To use communication skills of problem solving, reasoning and negotiation to establish a therapeutic relationship in complex cases. This will involve managing barriers to communication i.e. cultural, physical cognitive and emotional.
  • To give and receive complex and sensitive information about staff and patients which might involve information about poor prognosis or long disabilities.
  • To support and maintain open channels of communication at all times with the Rehabilitation and Therapy Service Manager, members of the Therapy Department and multi-disciplinary team.
  • To promote awareness of the role of the physiotherapy within the multi-disciplinary team, negotiating priorities where appropriate.
  • To attend multi-disciplinary meetings and feedback where appropriate.
  • To promote the role of Physiotherapy and the service of The Hospital to visitors, case managers, solicitors and the wider community and potential service users.
  • To have a practical knowledge of information technology skills and date inputting.
  • To use an electronic system for an outpatients SOAP notes writing.
  • Use the shared computer drive to timetable all physiotherapy sessions including goal meetings if appointed as key worker.
  • Maintain confidentiality and conforming to the data protection act as required.

Documentation

  • To record all physiotherapy intervention in compliance with departmental guidelines, organisational policies and Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and hospital standards and guidelines.
  • To keep accurate statistics of activity as required.
  • To provide written reports with future recommendations as appropriate.
  • Use the shared computer drive to complete relevant sections off assessment and discharge reports, facilitating this process as Key Worker where appointed.

Professional ethics

  • To adhere to organisational policies and apply the code of ethics and professional conduct for Physiotherapists (chartered Society of Physiotherapy0, to ensure safe practice.
  • To maintain professional competence to practice, developing professional skills and maintaining a portfolio ,containing evidence of continuing Professional Development as required by the Health Professions Council (HPC)

Training and Development

  • To undertake and participate in any development training or staff meetings as required by the Registered Manager or applicable legislation, for example the Health and Social Care Act, Health and Safety at Work Act etc.
  • Participate in relevant training as and when required, and be committed to your personal and professional development
  • To ensure you are aware and understand all statutory and Company policies and procedures and adhere to them at all times

 Health and Safety

  •  To maintain at all times the Health and Safety of patients, visitors, and colleagues in accordance with the Health and Safety at Work Act and the Emergency Fire Procedures
  • Report to the Registered Manager any faulty appliances, damaged furniture, equipment, or any potential hazard
  • Promote Safe Working Practices within the Hospital

General

  • Promote and maintain the good reputation of the Hospital
  • Ensure that all information of a confidential nature gained in the course of your duties is not divulged to third parties
  • To assist with any other related duties as required by the Company

This job description indicates only the main duties and responsibilities of the post. It is not intended as an exhaustive list.

The Hospital reserves the right to amend this job description from time to time, according to the business needs. Any changes will be confirmed in writing.

This job description is not exhaustive and other duties may be required according to the needs of the Hospital.

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