Band 6 Rotational Therapist (Urgent Community Response)

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Location
Orpington (City/Town), London (Greater)
Salary
£37,152 - £43,994 per annum inc HCAS
Posted
13 Jan 2022
Closes
25 Jan 2022
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

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

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a proactive, dynamic Band 6 Physio to join our Urgent Community Response Service which includes  Rapid Access to Therapy service, Single point of Access (SPA triage) and Home-based rehab. This role involves ensuring all patients across the borough of Bromley are assigned their therapy interventions in a prompt and efficient manner.

You will work collaboratively with a vast range of key health and social care teams and services, spanning across primary, community and secondary care, as well as voluntary and public sector providers, to ensure the successful delivery of care pathways in Bromley.

There will be opportunities to receive training from senior members of the team, access internal training as part of your CPD and work closely with other urgent community response services.  

If you are looking for a new challenge, enjoy variety in your work and wish to be part of a team striving to make a difference for our patients then we want to hear from you.

Please note that the post holder is expected to work 37.5 hours a week including weekend working. 

Applications for this post will be capped so please apply promptly if interested in the role.

 

Main duties of the job

Bromley Healthcare are now providing a thorough rotational program for band 6 physiotherapists. These are 9 monthly rotations across the Urgent Therapy Services.  The band 6s are supported through a monthly in-service program.  Furthermore, you will receive an annual appraisal and regular one to one supervisions with your assigned supervisor.

The aim of the rotations is to provide each band 6 with a comprehensive first-hand experience of working in large multidisciplinary teams in both a busy in-patient environment to developing the skills of lone working in a community setting.

The post holders will promote independence utilising rehabilitation and enablement interventions, working collaboratively with a vast range of key health and social care teams and services.

Your role will encompass completing assessment and treatment plans, leading group education and treatment and liaising with relevant advocacy and other Bromley Healthcare services

 

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.

Social Enterprises are a fairly new and exciting way to deliver healthcare, offering many of the traditional advantages of the NHS 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.

The successful applicant will have contact with patients and service users. It is expected that in early 2022, being vaccinated against Covid 19 will become a legal condition of employment unless an exemption applies. We will ask therefore for proof of vaccination during the recruitment process.

 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

  • Work alongside senior physiotherapists, occupational therapists a nursing rehab assistants to facilitate a patient’s safe discharge home from hospital.
  • Complete initial face to face assessments in the patient’s home environment and implement a home exercise program.
  • Complete regular follow up assessments and progression of home exercise plans.
  • Support the rehab assistants to carry out exercise plans in order to achieve the patient’s goals.
  • Attend the weekly MDT and implement plans for timely discharges in combination with achieving set SMART goals.
  • Develop the ability to assess urgent community cases and prevent hospital admissions.
  • To work closely with Foxbury in-patient unit to identify appropriate referrals and facilitate the patients discharge from Foxbury to home.
  • Develop an awareness of urgent community response services and national discharge guidelines.
  • To work every one in five to six weekends.

 

Single point of Access (SPA) Office based, Central Court 

The SPA exists to support the organisation in a number of different ways:

  • Bromley Healthcare’s SPA has been setup for both primary and secondary agencies acting as a single point of clinical access within its Care Coordination Centre; accessible seven days a week between 08:00 – 20:00.
  • Core to this operation is a team of Clinical Assessors made up of both nurses and therapists, who triage all referrals coming into the organisation and direct to the most appropriate service, using the organisations resource as efficiently as possible with the aim of enabling as many people as possible to be cared for within their own homes.
  • To complete clinician to clinician referrals where possible via telephone to identify appropriate discharge plans
  • Once referrals are accepted to follow the discharge journey of the patient
  • If the patient is to be discharged with POC for SPA to allocate a therapist via the Rapid Access Therapy Team (RATT) to visit and complete holistic assessment to ensure POC meets the needs of the individual.
  • To liaise with Social care and CCG colleagues throughout the patient’s inpatient and SPA journey to ensure safety of the patient and ensure follow up/ triage decision is appropriate to meet the needs of the patient
  • To prevent unnecessary hospital re-admissions
  • To prevent untimely admission to long-term care facilities (residential care or nursing care)
  • To improve the transition for patients between acute hospital services and community services
  • To operate in an integrated way so that patients and their family/carers experience a single service operating for their benefit
  • To increase awareness of, and where appropriate link into, other support services in the community.

Rapid Access Therapy Team (RATT) Community setting 

  • To complete initial Rapid assessments to prevent an immediate hospital admission.
  • Assessment for falling patients in the last 24 hours to 1 week or new significant risk identified that is likely to result in an immediate fall.
  • Urgent M+H request to ensure patient can be supported safely at home.
  • Request for urgent walking aid referrals.
  • Post falls assessments to minimise risk of reoccurrence or hospital admission
  • Discharges from A+E
  • No family/social support and potential risk identified at home e.g. stairs assessment. · Patient unwell, declining hospital admission, Rapid Response referral, requires urgent M+H/equipment to be made safe overnight.
  • Urgent post discharge issues e.g. discharged without essential equipment/aids, family/carers not managing, significant change in patient functional ability post discharge. ·
  • Palliative/End of life referrals.

 

Person specification

Qualifications

Essential criteria

  • • Degree in Physiotherapy
  • • Registered with HCPC.
  • • Must be a car driver with access to own car for work purposes.

Desirable criteria

  • • Computer literate.
  • • Member of the CSP.

Specific skills

Essential criteria

  • • Good communication skills including verbal and non-verbal.
  • • Ability to work in a busy environment
  • • Understands the roles of the wider multidisciplinary team.

Desirable criteria

  • • Worked in a role where they can apply this knowledge

Experience

Essential criteria

  • • Broad range of clinical placements as a student.
  • Band 5 experience

Desirable criteria

  • • Experience in the Rehab of patients
  • Experience working in an Urgent/Rapid response service

 

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.

 

IMPORTANT:

  1. Please ensure you check your emails regularly as this is how we will communicate with you throughout the recruitment process. We may also contact you by texting the mobile number, if provided, on the application form.
  2. As a guide interviews should usually take place within 3 weeks of the closing date.
  3. When providing employment reference details, please provide correct work related email addresses so references can be sought promptly when we are looking to progress your application. Your referee must all be known to you in a line manager or professional lead capacity.
  4. All staff identified as AT-RISK who meets the requirements of the post will be prioritised accordingly.
  5. The Trust uses the recruitment platform TRAC systems to administer all stages of the recruitment process meaning that information in regard to shortlisting will not be communicated via NHS Jobs.

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