Senior Physiotherapist (CRT) | Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Posting date: 14 May 2021
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: £31,365 - £37,890 pa
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 13 June 2021
Location: Wigan, WN1 2NN
Company: Wrightington, Wigan & Leigh NHS Foundation Trust
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 3160559/302-21-238CM-B

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced, dynamic and forward thinking Physiotherapist to join our Community REACT Team. The post holder will be based within one of three localities across the Wigan borough but will be required to provide care in the community setting across all localities, including the step down bedded areas.

This is a full time role (37.5 hours) Monday to Sunday. Working pattern 4 or 5 days out of 7 days (0800-1800 and 0800-1730). Other options may be available such as working shorter days across a 7 day week or longer days across a 5 day week.

There will be further opportunities in the future to rotate around community services including a purpose built community assessment unit.

The team is an established Multidisciplinary team consisting of Nurses, ACPs, CRT GPs, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Assistant Practitioners and Support Workers with access to Social Workers and the Reablement team.

You will be expected to work independently and as part of a Multidisciplinary team. The successful candidate will need to demonstrate effective communication skills with the ability to make rapid clinically reasoned decisions, with the aim of supporting patients in their own homes to prevent admission or to facilitate timely discharge from Hospital or A&E.

You will be expected to provide time limited Physiotherapy intervention to patients with complex, acute, medical, functional and social needs and will be able to prioritise, work flexibly to meet the demands of the service.

This post will involve working across professional boundaries so a holistic approach to care is essential, as is a good understanding of working both in an acute and community setting.

You will also have opportunities to work alongside our clinical triage and Advanced Nursing Practitioner Team to provide the best care for our patients.

You will have responsibility for supervising unqualified staff and students and must show evidence of maintaining your own professional development.

Applicants will be required to see patients and families face to face within a community setting. Therefore it cannot be ruled out that they may come in to contact with people who have COVID-19, although the Trust provides PPE and takes all reasonable steps to ask patients with symptoms to cancel appointments.

An Enhanced DBS with Adults' Barred list check will be obtained during pre-employment checks.

The postholder must be able to travel across Trust independently.

This advert closes on Sunday 6 Jun 2021

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