The Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust provides services from one acute hospital in Guildford and two adult community services hospitals across Surrey. We employ over 4,000 staff and serve over two million people locally and regionally. We have recently been rated as ‘Good; by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and ‘Outstanding’ for being responsive to people’s needs and for our maternity services and ‘Good’ for being caring, effective and safe. We believe that our people are the key to this success and the fact that going the extra mile is inbuilt within our teams.
The Trust serves a population of over 330,000 across south west Surrey. We are a specialist tertiary cancer centre, offering state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment services to a population of up to two million.
It is an innovative hospital packed with ambition and is an excellent place to start your career as well as move it up a gear or to continue developing yourself professionally.
A regional cancer centre for Surrey, West Sussex and Hampshire, it is also a tertiary specialist centre for ENT and Maxillofacial surgery. It attracts referrals from across the whole country for other specialties (i.e. urology). The Minimal Access Therapy Training Unit (key-hole surgery) is one of only three such training units in the UK.
The Trust has strong links with the nearby University of Surrey and staff are well supported if they wish to undertake further study. As well as this, staff are able to develop and enhance skills and knowledge by undertaking post-qualification support and training at the hospital’s dedicated Education Centre. These are just some of the training and development opportunities available to staff.
In-patients community physiotherapy
We are looking for a Band 6 Physiotherapist to join our In-patients Community Physiotherapy Team.
The current availability is for a permanent full time member of staff.
The post holder will be based at Milford Hospital. Work will involve undertaking advanced assessments, clinical diagnosis and treatment of patients within in-patient rehabilitation setting. These patients often have complex and / or chronic presentations.
The role will include supervision and teaching of physiotherapists, assistants and students on placement within clinical speciality. To work as an autonomous practitioner to undertake a significant specialist clinical caseload. To demonstrate leadership skills and contribute to service development and monitoring of standards of practice and developing multidisciplinary management of patients.
The post holder will have Professional responsibility for themselves and those in which they supervise. They will be expected to contribute to the on-going development of clinical practice, standards, research, as well as policies, protocols, guidelines and service development.
The post holder should have previous experience in working with patients with Neurological, Musculoskeletal / Orthopaedic, and complex elderly conditions.
You will be expected to work with the team leaders to promote an efficient, effective and productive rehab pathway from triage to discharge.
You will need to be able to work well as part of a multidisciplinary team and be able to promote innovation and improvement within In-patients. You must be well organised and an excellent communicator and be willing to work flexibly. Time management skills and the ability to deal with caseload/staff demands are essential.
Applicants must have HCPC registration to be considered for this post and have had experience working within the NHS in a clinical role.
As a valued member of the team we’ll offer you a competitive salary per annum, plus HCA including NHS pension and on-going training opportunities.
If you would like to discuss this vacancy or for further information, please contact Team Leaders Maggie McDowell or Jo Greaves, on Apply Now >>.
If you are interested in applying for this post please use the links provided to access the full job description/person specification and apply online.
The Trust is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all its employees as well as maintaining a workforce that broadly reflects the local communities we serve. In accordance with the Equality Act, we welcome applications from anyone who meets the specific criteria of the post regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender reassignment, marital status, pregnancy, religion or belief or sexual orientation. Reasonable adjustments to the interview process can also be made for any candidates with a disability.
The trust aims to treat all applicants fairly in regards to any disclosure of conviction revealed at the application stage. Having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working with us. This will depend on the nature of the position and the circumstances and background of your offences. If you currently reside outside of the UK we will require documentary proof of security/police clearance, in English.
The Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has a safeguarding policy for both adults and children and is committed to all safeguarding legislation and current standards.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.
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