Senior I Physiotherapist - Paediatric

25 Aug 2019
19 Sep 2019
Child Health
Contract Type
Full Time

HCA Healthcare UK – The World’s largest private hospital group; providing award winning acute and complex care.

The Portland Hospital is the only private hospital in the UK dedicated to the healthcare of women and children. We're the UK's largest private children's hospital with over 46 paediatric beds including a 10-bed intensive care unit, a neonatal intensive care unit, and a day case unit. Caring for over 40,000 children a year, we provide treatment for everything from general paediatric conditions to complex craniofacial reconstruction. We have over 175 paediatric consultants available to treat children from new-born up to the age of 18.

As the only fully private maternity hospital in the UK, delivering over 1,600 babies a year, we place great importance on providing safe and high quality care for expectant mothers. Both consultant-led and midwife-led maternity care is available, and our aim is to provide you with all the support you need during pregnancy, childbirth and beyond. Women’s health issues are treated by a team of 40 consultants, supported by nurses, physiotherapists and counsellors, with an emphasis on privacy and dignity.

Job Description

As Senior 1 Physiotherapist in Paediatrics you will carry out accurate neurological physiotherapy assessments, clinical diagnosis and treatment of patients with diverse clinical presentations and complex physical and psychological needs in conjunction with the interdisciplinary team within the neurological rehabilitation service at The Portland Hospital. Providing clinical supervision and facilitate the learning and development of Senior 2 staff members and therapy assistants, you will be responsible for the daily routine on the neurorehabilitation ward in conjunction with interdisciplinary team members and to ensure physiotherapy responsibilities are met.

The role will be based within inpatient and outpatient neurological rehabilitation services

This is a full time role working 37.5hrs per week

The attractive and competitive salary for this role is between £39,902 - £44,335 and will be dependent upon skills and experience.

Reward & recognition – We reward your commitment in delivering the highest standard of care with generous and competitive benefits such as our contribution pension scheme, private medical insurance, annual salary review, 247.5hrs holiday each year; with the option to buy and sell. We invest in your career development with clear career pathways and access to further education. We can also offer you support with relocation if you are living outside of London or the UK; subject to terms and conditions.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Be professionally and legally accountable for all aspects of own work, including the management of patients in your care.
  • Undertake comprehensive assessments of patients, including those with diverse or complex neurological pathology/presentations using appropriate clinical reasoning skills, observation skills and manual assessment skills to provide an accurate physiotherapy diagnosis and demonstrate an understanding of the neurophysiology associated with the condition
  • Formulate and implement individual physiotherapy treatment programs based on comprehensive knowledge of evidence based practice and treatment options using clinical assessment, appropriate and accurate clinical reasoning, and knowledge of appropriate treatment techniques.
  • Provide physiotherapy intervention where there may be barriers to understanding such as foreign language or due to speech/hearing/visual impairment, cognitive/perceptual difficulties
  • Assess patient understanding of treatment proposals, gain valid informed consent and have the capacity to work within a legal framework with patients who lack capacity to consent to treatment
  • Utilise handling techniques which require skill, precision and sensory coordination to provide accurate and effective treatment and feedback
  • Evaluate patient progress, reassess and progress or alter patient treatment programs within the specified timeframes compliant with The Portland care pathways.
  • Develop and implement comprehensive discharge plans in conjunction with other interdisciplinary team members.
  • Work closely with the interdisciplinary team to ensure that patient centered goals are set and that the outcome of intervention is monitored.

Skills & Experience

  • Physiotherapy degree qualification or equivalent
  • Health and Care Professions Council Physiotherapy registration
  • Member of Chartered Society of Physiotherapists or equivalent is desirable
  • Member of professional interest group is desirable
  • Evidence of postgraduate experience working within the field of paediatric neurology.
  • Post registration broad clinical experience in neurology, cardiorespiratory and musculoskeletal/orthopaedics with an interest in the field of paediatric neurology.

About The Individual

At HCA UK we recognise and value everyone as unique and individual; treat people with kindness and compassion; act with absolute honesty, integrity, and fairness and trust and treat one another as valued members of the HCA UK family. As someone looking to join our family, you will demonstrate these key values.

You will also actively participate as a member of a team to move the team towards completion of tasks, goals, and objectives; demonstrate leadership and influence others to be the best they can be and inspire our colleagues and patients; and deliver information in a clear, concise, and compelling manner to effectively engage others and achieve desired results.

If you wish to find out more about this opportunity, please apply for this role and a member of the team will be in contact shortly.

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