Allied Health Professionals - Specialist Physiotherapist - Frailty

  • Department Therapy Inpatients PT
  • Salary £32,306.00 – £39,027 per annum
  • Closing Date 28/09/2021
  • Location Shrewsbury
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 6
  • Job ref 223-SPF-681
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours Full time, 37.5 hours per week

Are you an enthusiastic, experienced physiotherapist who is looking to progress their career in the front door service of an acute hospital setting? 

We are looking for someone who would enjoy being part of a continually evolving service, and is able to embrace the opportunities and any challenges presented.

We have an exciting opportunity to join our team of therapists within the acute inpatient team at The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, Shrewsbury.

As a Band 6 Physiotherapist within frailty,  rotational between the frailty teams at The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford. 

The post is within the Frailty team which covers the Emergency Department (ED) and the acute medical unit (AMU).  There is an established team in place which includes Occupational Therapy, medical and nursing staff and in-reach staff from social services. 

The post available will cover the ED & AMU, following the patient from presentation at the front door, through to safe discharge from hospital. The team works holistically to assess and treat their patients, being engaged with the wider multi-disciplinary team for decision making.

The post holder will have involvement in the In-service training programme, and provide clinical supervision of therapy staff and students.

The post holder will be expected to work their contracted hours over a 7 day working rota and take part in emergency respiratory on-call.  The post is full time though part time and job shares would be considered as long as full service cover is achieved.

The frailty post sits within the inpatient therapy team, and offers an excellent MDT working environment. The team has a breadth of clinical experience and offers support and opportunity for training.

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital is privileged to be one of only 5 Trusts in the Country to be selected to take part in an exciting improvement initiative. This involves working closely with the Virginia Mason Institute, a hospital in the USA, who develop organisations to have a culture of quality improvement. As a result, the Trust has created the Transforming Care Institute, which is focused around evidence based methodology including coaching and training leaders of all professions and grades in the Lean for Leaders programme. All staff are encouraged to take part in the training opportunities available to develop their leadership skills, pass on this knowledge to others,  improve the services we deliver and ultimately provide the best, safest care to our patients.

The well-being of our staff is of the upmost importance to us.  If you are offered a role at our Trust, and fall into the increased and higher risk categories as set out by Public Health England (PHE) and NHSI/E, your line manager will complete an risk assessment with you.  This will be completed in conjunction with the latest guidance from Public Health England in relation to Covid-19.

By submitting your application to Trac, you are giving your consent for parts of your application data to be transferred to the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and other secure, internal NHS Workforce systems. This is to support and manage your recruitment and employment within your employing organisation. 

If successful, by completing the NHS Jobs application form you authorise the Trust to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national ESR.

If the role requires a qualification/professional registration, you will need to provide proof during the recruitment process. By submitting your application you are giving the Trust permission to check the qualification certificates provided back to the source provider. Please note that a sample of all applicant’s qualifications will be checked with the educational institution or provider.

In the event of a high response to this advertisement, this post will be closed. Early applications are advised.
Unfortunately we do not accept CVs or keep them on file. If you are unable to apply online please contact the person named in the advertisement for the post you are interested in.
We are committed to offering an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the above position and will support reasonable adjustments wherever possible.  In addition, whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from candidates who are male, from black and minority ethnic backgrounds or who have a disability, as these are currently under-represented in our workforce.
We are committed to equal opportunities in employment. The policies and practices of the Trust aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of all people. At the heart of our policy, we seek to treat people fairly, flexibly and with dignity and respect.

Thank you for your interest in The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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