Physiotherapist Band 6

Salary grade: £36,514-£48,160 per annum

Department/ward: Physiotherapy

Role: Physiotherapist (Band 6)
Department: Physiotherapy
Responsible to: Therapy Manager/line manager
Salary range: £36,514-£48,160 per annum (dependent on experience)
Incremental reviews take place on an annual basis
Hours of work: 37.5 per week
Contract Type: Fixed Term for 12 months (maternity cover)
Location: Putney, Southwest London
Closing date: 07/04/23

Candidates applying for a role at the Royal Hospital for Neuro Disability are strongly encouraged to be vaccinated against Covid-19 and Influenza.

Summary of position and the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated physiotherapist with proven clinical interest and skills in neurological rehabilitation and complex disability management to join the Band 6 rotational physiotherapy scheme at the RHN. The RHN provides specialised care for patients with a range of neurological conditions and complex disabilities. Rotational opportunities span across our Level1a Neuro-rehabilitation, Specialist Nursing Home, Long term ventilation services and Neuro Behavioural unit.

The post holder will work within specialist interdisciplinary teams and have an opportunity to gain excellent knowledge and skills in:

• Complex 24 hour postural management
• Tone assessment and management- including splinting, serial casting, use of Botox.
• Respiratory management including long term ventilation, tracheostomy care and weaning.
• Complex Neurorehabilitation
• Leadership and supervision.
• Service development and research.

The Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability (RHN) is one of the oldest independent hospitals and medical charities in the UK. Our vision for the future is that we will be the national centre of excellence for neuro-disability. Our mission is to provide outstanding care and empowering individuals with neuro-disability, enabling them to live their lives to their fullest potential in accordance with their wishes.
We provide person-centred care that focuses on enhancing dignity, independence and quality of life for our patients and residents. Our services span the entire care pathway from post-acute rehabilitation services to end of life care, for people with complex Neuro-disability and their families, underpinned by a strong research and education programme.

Qualifications & Knowledge
• Qualification in Physiotherapy recognised by the Health Care Professions Council
• Registered member of the HCPC, membership of CSP or own public liability insurance

• Completion of core physiotherapy rotations at band 5 or equivalent level for at least 18 months with a minimum of 6 months experience in neurology
• Demonstrate the ability to competently carry out neurological assessment and treatment, working closely with the multi-disciplinary team to establish patient-centred SMART goals
• Ability to prioritise and manage a large caseload, recognising boundaries, and seeking support when appropriate
• Evidence of working well in a team
• Evidence of participation in continued professional development including demonstrating a keen interest in neurological physiotherapy with a good understanding of the need for evidence based practice and service development
• Experience of respiratory management, including tracheostomy management
• Experience of delegation and supervision of physiotherapy support staff and students
• Experience in aquatic therapy, splinting, wheelchair assessment, postural management and spasticity management

• To provide specialist patient-centred assessment and treatment for a complex neurological clinical caseload as part of a specialist multi-disciplinary team
• To demonstrate awareness of RHN’s objectives and contribute to achieving them appropriately.
• To strive to improve efficiency in all areas of your work.
• To ensure professionalism and excellent communication with staff, patients and relatives.

• To work effectively as part of a specialist multi-disciplinary team, demonstrating excellent joint working and communication, to achieve patient-centred goals and ensure optimal management and rehabilitation of patients with complex physical, cognitive and communicative needs.
• To create and implement a specialised 24 hour postural management programme for each patient, with support as needed, including wheelchair and bed positioning assessment, spasticity management, respiratory management, and splinting, making referrals to internal and external clinics as required.
• To undertake rehabilitation of patients as indicated by clinical need. This may include exercise programs, gait re-education, upper limb rehabilitation, aquatic therapy, and neuro-muscular electrical stimulation, ideally utilising the Bobath concept to underpin your work.
• Be able to respond to a respiratory emergency, and provide respiratory management to patients as indicated by clinical need, including tracheostomy management, weaning, manual techniques, cough assist and manual hyperinflation as well as providing advice to the MDT.
• To work well as part of the physiotherapy team, providing consistent feedback to the team lead and seeking help if needed, while being flexible and supportive to colleagues and prepared to work across other service areas within RHN as required.

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Candidates applying for a role at the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability will be expected to have received their vaccination against the coronavirus strain (COVID-19) as part of our pre-employment process before commencing employment at the RHN. Please let us know if you have not managed to arrange to receive the vaccine via other channels yet, as we can arrange the administration of the vaccine within the hospital. Please note that if you have a medical reason as to why you are not able to have the vaccine or you have any questions on the vaccination, please feel free to contact