Bank Childrens Community Physiotherapist

Location
Bromley (City/Town), London (Greater)
Salary
£37,152 - £43,994 inclusive HCAS per annum
Posted
01 Dec 2021
Closes
15 Dec 2021
Hours
Part Time
Contract Type
Permanent

Bromley Healthcare is a community interest company providing a wide range of services including community nursing services such as district nursing, health visiting to specialist nurses, as well as therapy services for children, young people and adults. Being born from NHS Bromley’s community provider unit we have been providing community services to the people of Bromley for many years and we have a wealth of experience.

Bromley Healthcare is a great place to work. The unique way we deliver services and offer everyone who works here a voice, means that your career with us will be rewarding. Social Enterprises are a fairly new and exciting way to deliver healthcare, offering many of the traditional advantages of the NHS (such as excellent training and development) with the freedom for innovation by being able to reinvest any surpluses we make into the community.

Priority consideration will be given to Bromley Healthcare staff formally identified as being at risk.

Please note that for positions that require you to drive as part of your job role we will be asking for evidence of business insurance. 

 

Job overview

Are you looking for part time bank hours in a challenging and fulfilling opportunity as a children's Physiotherapist working in a supportive community team? Then this may be perfect for you. 

You will be based at the Phoenix Children's Resource Centre in Bromley and be part of a friendly physiotherapy and multi disciplinary team. You will have the opportunity to develop your skills as a children's physiotherapist seeing children and young people with a wide variety of conditions within a variety of settings including schools, pre schools, within the home and as out patients. The Phoenix has great facilities including therapy rooms, gym, soft play area and an aquatic therapy pool. Experience and further professional development in working with children or adults with musculo skeletal problems would be beneficial , to support the team in this area. 

 

Main duties of the job

The post holder will provide physiotherapy assessment, treatment and advice to children, carers and families. They will take the lead role in the assessment, diagnosis and formulation of physiotherapy treatment plans. 


The post holder will be the physiotherapy lead within the multi-disciplinary team, providing specialist advice to other specialist health professionals, such as other therapies, child psychologists, health visitors, GPs, social care professionals, education services and others as necessary. The post holder will receive regular supervision from an experienced clinician and have access to advice and support from a senior physiotherapist as appropriate. 


The post holder will be responsible for supervision, delegation and teaching of physiotherapy assistants, physiotherapy students and junior staff. 
The post holder will be able to work closely with the team around the child ensuring physiotherapy management principles are embedded in the community in which the child learns, plays and is cared for.

 

Working for our organisation

Bromley Healthcare is a community interest company providing a wide range of services including community nursing services such as district nursing, health visiting to specialist nurses, as well as therapy services for children, young people and adults. Being born from NHS Bromley’s community provider unit we have been providing community services to the people of Bromley for many years and we have a wealth of experience.

Bromley Healthcare is a great place to work. The unique way we deliver services and offer everyone who works here a voice, means that your career with us will be rewarding.

Social Enterprises are a fairly new and exciting way to deliver healthcare, offering many of the traditional advantages of the NHS (such as excellent training and development) with the freedom for innovation by being able to reinvest any surpluses we make into the community.

Salary is dependant on NHS experience and current banding/pay point, applicants from outside the NHS will receive the start point of the salary scale in line with NHS terms & conditions.

Excellent benefits package available including various pension schemes, discounted gym membership, cycle to work scheme, discounted electronics, access to EAP, high street discounts, Blue Light Card eligibility, opportunity to apply for low interest personal loans and an excellent lease car scheme and we are constantly looking to expand our staff benefits.

 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To be responsible for own practice and accountable for all aspects of physiotherapy treatment and care delivered to the patient. To ensure clinical effectiveness using evidence based practice.

To hold responsibility for own caseload and be responsible for a defined area of the service or a particular patient type. Working with appropriate supervision and guidance from senior physiotherapist.

Manage the physiotherapeutic treatment of children with a range of conditions, including children with severe physical and cognitive impairment or disabilities.

To undertake specialist physiotherapy assessment and treatment as an autonomous practitioner.

To develop skills in assessment, diagnosis and development of individual care/treatment plans in conjunction with parents and carers. This may include some highly complex conditions.

To be responsible for reassessing patient care as treatment progresses and alter treatment programmes as appropriate.

Be able to analyse clinical and social information from a range of sources and integrate into physiotherapy assessment and development of care/treatment plan.

To provide advice on patient care to other agencies e.g. social services, educational and voluntary sector services. (This may involve challenging or requesting changes to treatment programmes/care plans set by other paediatric professionals).

To develop skills in interpreting medical, educational and psychological assessments of the patient to understand the impact on the child.

Be responsible for maintaining a high standard of clinical practice both for self and assistant members of the team under your supervision.

Be highly skilled in communicating with children of all ages who have a range of physical and psychological barriers to understanding e.g. cerebral palsy and autism.

Be able to motivate and persuade children of all ages with a range of complex conditions/disabilities to work with treatment programmes and work towards treatment goals.

Person specification

Dip/Degree in Physiotherapy

Essential criteria

  • Dip/Degree in Physiotherapy

HCPC

Essential criteria

  • HCPC Registration

Desirable criteria

  • APCP member
  • other relevant SIG member
  • CSP member

Cont Professional Development

Essential criteria

  • Evidence of continued professional development

Desirable criteria

  • Post graduate courses relevant to paediatric speciality
  • post graduate courses relevant to MSK adult or paediatric
  • post graduate courses on respiratory

Specific Skills

Essential criteria

  • Driving Licence with us of vehicle for work

Post reg experience

Essential criteria

  • Working as a physiotherapist with post reg experience
  • experience working with MSK adult or children

Desirable criteria

  • experience working in a variety of settings

Working with disabled children

Essential criteria

  • Experience working with children with disabilities in a health or social environment as a Physiotherapist.

Desirable criteria

  • evidence of desire to work with children

Basic IT knowledge

Essential criteria

  • Good keyboard skills, basic IT knowledge inc powerpoint and word and emails

Desirable criteria

  • Excel knowledge and publisher

We are passionate about caring for our service users, and their family and friends, and the wellbeing of our colleagues. That's why it's a requirement for everyone joining Bromley Healthcare in a regulated/patient facing role to have been fully vaccinated against Covid19 or to hold a qualifying exemption. Applicants are further advised that it is a condition of employment that evidence of vaccination status is provided.

You can get a flavour for what its like to work for Bromley Healthcare by viewing the following YouTube link:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXqdJm17dcbXnfvh98qlJ0g

Salary is dependant on NHS experience and current banding/pay point, applicants from outside the NHS will receive the start point of the salary scale in line with NHS terms & conditions.

Excellent benefits package available including various pension schemes, discounted gym membership, cycle to work scheme, discounted electronics, opportunity to apply for low interest personal loans and an excellent lease car scheme.

Bromley Healthcare is fully committed to creating a diverse and inclusive culture, in a work environment where all colleagues feel supported, nurtured and celebrated. We do not tolerate discrimination of any kind. At Bromley Healthcare, diversity and inclusion is one of the key strands of our People Strategy, and we are fully committed to promoting diversity in all we do to make real and lasting change. 

As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome and encourage applications from all suitably qualified individuals regardless of race, sex, disability, religion /belief, sexual orientation or age. We are especially keen to increase Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) representation across Bromley Healthcare, especially at senior levels.   

 We look forward to welcoming you to a rewarding career with Bromley Healthcare.  

 All offers of new employment with Bromley Healthcare are subject to a six month probation period

Bromley Healthcare CIC is an NHS community provider and part of the NHS family.

But we are a little different; we like to think that we stand out from typical NHS organisations as Bromley Healthcare CIC is actually a co-owned social enterprise, co-owned by its employees. This means that our staff remain on NHS Agenda for Change Terms and Conditions and are members of the NHS pension scheme (providing you are eligible), if not we can offer the Nest or Scottish Widows pension schemes.

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