Military Medical Personnel
Job Title: Physiotherapist (Reablement)
Department: Beneficiary Services
Reports To: Rehabilitation Services Lead
Location: Harcombe House
To work as an autonomous practitioner, within scope of professional practice, developing, delivering and evaluating outcome focused rehabilitation plans for service users which promote / maintain / restore:
* Physical wellbeing
* Psychological wellbeing
* Social wellbeing
To utilise physical approaches / activity to influence psychological health and support personal and social independence for the service user
To work collaboratively with all members of the MDT to promote a joined up service that strives to provide the best possible intervention for each service user.
To ensure the standards of physiotherapy are optimal and consistent with Charity, professional and statutory requirements.
Key Accountabilities Key Activities:
Clinical Practice To accept clinical responsibility for a designated caseload of service users, organising the caseload efficiently and effectively, prioritising accordingly and ensuring delivery of a consistently high standard of clinical care.
Demonstrating an autonomous practitioners' approach assess service users on admission and, using analytical and clinical reasoning skills, determine a clinical diagnosis and treatment plan.
To formulate a rehabilitation plan based on a sound knowledge of the evidence base, objective markers and the service user's own perception of their needs, expectations and goals, while ensuring appropriate treatment progressions.
To screen and triage applications for health and wellbeing services, identifying suitability and timescales for access to Charity services in line with agreed criteria. To provide advice, guidance and signposting to external services where required.
To work in partnership with the service user to deliver the rehabilitation plan both within the group environment and on a one to one basis in a variety of settings
To evaluate service user's progress, amending the rehabilitation plans where necessary and adapting individual programmes, taking into account any changing needs / further goals.
To provide support and guidance to the Exercise Therapist (where appropriate), monitoring their input where the treatment approach/rehab provision falls outside their scope of practice.
To work actively with the MDT in the delivery of rehabilitation services, ensuring there is consistency, safety and quality in approach.
To complete detailed discharge reports to recognised professional body and charity standards where required and providing information and reports as required for external bodies.
To be responsible for the safe and competent use of all physiotherapy and gym equipment, service user aids and appliances used within the rehabilitation environment.
Clinical Governance Working within the FFC Clinical and Social Care Governance framework to adopt good governance practices, ensuring services are service user focused and the service user remains informed, included and involved in their care
To maintain clinical records, providing objective, accurate, current and comprehensive information in compliance with legal, professional body and charity standards
As part of the multi-professional team to actively participate in any review of service provision, organisational policies, procedures and risk assessments. To contribute to their development to raise standards of service provision.
To work within all professional standards / guidelines and Charity policies and procedures to deliver a safe, effective and high quality service.
To actively participate in clinical audit and other quality assurance processes to enable assessment of services in relation to best practice and cost effectiveness.
Professional Practice To keep abreast with developments in physiotherapy and related fields through continued professional development, ensuring service provision reflects best practice and sharing best practice within the teams.
To take responsibility for own professional development by engaging with supervision, the appraisal process and learning and training opportunities, ensuring an accurate CPD folder is maintained.
To be professionally and legally responsible and accountable for all aspects of work, including the management of service users in your care.
To evaluate clinical practice through reflection, audit and outcome measures.
Multi-professional team work and communication To work co-operatively as part of a multi-professional team to achieve the goals and objectives of the individuals participating in the programme.
To participate in the development and delivery of an in-service training programme.
To participate in clinical review, supervision and clinical audit, maintaining and improving standards of service.
Organisation and Administration To take an active role in pre-admission planning, communicating with any external professionals involved in the care of the service user to ensure continuity of care and agree individual goals.
To manage own workload, organising and planning work activities, taking into account the need to prioritise tasks and responsibilities. Working with the MDT plan to co-ordinate group and individual activities depending on service user need.
Collate outcome measure and KPI data relevant to the service.
Other After the appropriate training to participate in the supervision of students and work experience placements, taking responsibility for their safe practice, training, patient contact and legal note keeping during their time with the charity. In addition to be responsible for appraising students, and grading them in line with the Charity's student policy document.
Scope of Role:
Financial (Budgets, agreements etc.) Non-Financial (Stakeholders, Team Members etc.)
This role has no budgetary responsibility or purchasing authority This role has no staff management responsibility
Decision making on service user treatment within scope of professional practice
Skills & Experience
Extensive, demonstrable experience in a rehabilitation environment.
Experience of working with complex co-morbidity neurological or mental health caseload
Evidence of post qualifying education and continuing professional development.
Experience of triaging service user applications for entry on to a rehabilitation programme.
Evidence of working with a variety of service user groups and conditions.
Evidence of working in a multi-disciplinary environment.
A broad knowledge and skill base
IT experience / qualification using Microsoft packages such as Power Point, Excel and Word
Flexible approach to working as the role will require a change of shift pattern, weekend and/or evening work Desirable:
Experience of leading group exercise classes.
Experience of hydrotherapy.
Experience of managing rehabilitation and exercise programmes in a group setting.
Experience of standard setting, risk assessment and outcome measures
Qualifications / Professional Memberships etc.
BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy or an alternative appropriate recognised qualification.
Chartered physiotherapist registered with the HCPC
Member of CSP Desirable
An exercise therapy qualification.
A first aid qualification.
A pool rescue qualification.
An Automatic Defibrillator qualification.
Basic counselling skills certificate.
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Military Medical Personnel (MMP) is a specialist recruitment consultancy dedicated exclusively to providing locum civilian medical, dental and healthcare professionals to the Ministry of Defence. We are a contracted supplier to the MOD and have locum vacancies on military bases throughout the UK and occasionally overseas locations.