Palliative Care Physiotherapist- London - United Kingdom
- Location:United Kingdom
- Profession:Allied Health Professional - Physiotheraphy
- Job type:permanent
- Salary:Please contact the office for salary and benefit package details
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- To work within the Hospice Therapy team to provide a high-quality physiotherapy service to Hospice Inpatient, Day Services and Community patients.
- To autonomously manage a complex patient caseload with specialist palliative care needs, demonstrating high level clinical reasoning and communication skills.
- To work collaboratively as part of the specialist multi-disciplinary team to provide patient centred, holistic care with an emphasis on palliative rehabilitation, symptom control, enabling independence, self-management strategies and optimising quality of life.
- To work flexibly and be accountable for effective and efficient time management and prioritisation across the Hospice Inpatient Unit, Day Services and Community.
- To hold clinical responsibility for autonomously managing a complex patient caseload, undertaking appropriate and comprehensive specialist physiotherapy assessment and intervention for patients with life limiting conditions.
- To ensure therapy intervention is individualised and patient centered, focused towards what is important to the patient and involving the patient’s significant others throughout.
- To continually monitor and evaluate therapy intervention, modifying as indicated to support patients and their significant others to set realistic goals appropriate to their disease trajectory and to ensure their changing needs are met.
- To lead on and implement group sessions as identified in partnership with the MDT
- Implement effective and proactive communication with all appropriate people to ensure optimal patient care, understanding of the situation and forward planning
- To identify and make onward referrals and signpost to appropriate services, as agreed with the patient and their significant others
- To participate in the annual appraisal process, taking a proactive role in setting personal and professional objectives
- To represent the Therapy Team as appropriate in the absence of the Therapy lead
- To participate in the Hospice Audit Programme
- To participate in regular clinical supervisions and identify support mechanisms required to ensure wellbeing is being addressed
- Other duties as required, this job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of duties, but mainly to highlight the current main responsibilities of the post.
Qualifications & Experience
- BSc (hons) degree in Physiotherapy or diploma or equivalent/Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registration for physiotherapy
- Previous solid period of work experience in a Band 5 (or equivalent) – and ideally a Band 6 – level post is necessary.
- Evidence of post graduate professional development
- Member of relevant specialist interest group
- Evidence of additional specialist knowledge acquired through relevant post-graduate physiotherapy training.
- Experience of working across a variety of inpatient and rehab specialties e.g. oncology, respiratory, neurology, orthopaedic, medical.
- Knowledge and experience of audit and research.
- Experience of teaching to own professional group and MDT
- Ability to critically evaluate current research and apply it to own practice.