The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals NHS Trust is delighted to offer this exciting new Band 6 Physiotherapist position, based within the regional Renal Dialysis Units at The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and in a new purpose built facility in Telford. This new role allows the successful post holder the opportunity to build long term working partnerships with Dialysis patients.
Patients who attend our regular dialysis clinics are often vulnerable to global deconditioning, pain issues as well as complex medical co-morbidities. This role aims to engage patients in meaningful therapeutic exercise and enhance the quality of life for service users. Intradialytic exercise is a new and evolving area of renal care, as such the post holder will have potential opportunities to be part of Trust research projects and advancing this specialist knowledge base.
Our dialysis units deliver vital services to users through the day and so the post allows the successful candidate to flexibly deliver 15 hours per week without set obligations to weekend or on-call working.
If you have a creative and adaptive approach to therapy delivery, strong communication skills and a sound understanding of exercise principles then this could be the perfect post for you.
Main duties of the job
This role will be based working within the regional dialysis units alongside the full time band 4 Therapy Assistant and specialised nursing team. Key duties are to deliver group and individual therapy sessions, develop and review home exercise programmes as well as the delivery of education in line with current evidence base. This role involves travel to the 2 regional units at The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and Telford, with an occasional requirement to travel to Ludlow Hospital.
Main duties include:
- To assess, interpret and manage own specialist caseload of complex patients as an autonomous practitioner in accordance with Professional Code of Conduct and HCPC Regulations.
- Engage in own learning to develop self and service.
- Participate or lead on projects to develop services.
- Provide learning opportunities for others including assistant practitioners and students as well as celebrating learning and achievements with the wider therapy and MDT teams.
- The post holder will work in close co-operation with colleagues within all Care Groups to deliver a cohesive service that is user led ensuring a consistently high standard of patient care.
- To work closely with team leads and clinical leads to ensure a robust structure of training, supervision and appraisal is delivered to all members within the team.
- To act as a source of Specialist advice and support within the Therapy Centre and across the Trust and the wider health care system.
Working for your organisation
Our Hospital Trust is split across two principal sites in Shrewsbury and Telford with a therapy workforce consisting of over 250 employee’s across inpatients, outpatients and within community services.
Here at SaTH NHS Trust we have a strong central commitment to provide high quality, safe and effective therapy services to all our patients; key to this is ensuring our workforce is supported and equipped with the ability to deliver on that pledge. Regular access to clinical supervision, clinical and leadership training, job planning with committed weekly non-clinical time are some of the opportunities available to the successful post holder. As a new and emerging area of Physiotherapy practice the successful candidate would be keenly supported to develop their specialist knowledge base for the role.
Within the team we have a strong ethos of collaboration and the successful candidate would be encouraged to forge links with the Midland Kidney Network. We have a friendly, inclusive, and open culture. We take pride in empowering our team and offer annual listening events for all colleagues to share directly concerns and ideas with the senior management team to facilitate meaningful changes and driving our services forward.
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
For the full job description and person specification please see the attached document entitled 'Job Pack'.