Physiotherapist required to work autonomously, seeing employees to make assessments of fitness to work, planning and undertaking physiotherapy treatment to enable return to work or remain in work. Also, to assist with well-being programmes, such as back care classes.
Experience of working in an Occupational Health setting would be an advantage but is not essential. The role is full time working for two different NHS Trusts with four days per week being based in East London (E9) and one day per week in Sidcup (DA14).
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Abide by HCPC and CSP Codes of Professional Conduct, and work in line with all areas of CSP Core Standards of Practice, as well as The OH works policies and procedures.
- Work as an autonomous practitioner in providing and delivering Musculoskeletal physiotherapy assessments and treatment plans to your own designated clinical caseload of patients presenting with various conditions.
- Act independently to assess, analyse and provide a clinical diagnosis for individual patients to determine their need for physiotherapy intervention, and act independently to plan, implement, evaluate, treat and progress patient care to maximise rehabilitation potential.
- Use a wide range of physiotherapy skills including manual physiotherapy techniques, self-management advice, and therapeutic handling.
- Continually evaluate the effectiveness of interventions in meeting shared goals, and modify the individual patient treatment plan as necessary.
- Provide reports to Management following assessment indicating employee's fitness to work and any adjustments to their role that may be required short term, long term or permanently
- Lead onsite exercise classes to rehabilitate employees with musculoskeletal injuries
- Communicate effectively with the wider OH team
- Providing the wider OH team with information regarding any work practice or working environment changes that are required on a short or long-term basis
- Effective rehabilitation of employees with musculoskeletal disorders, whether they be work related or not
- Identification of hazards within the work place and assessing the risk of the identified hazards causing or aggravating an individual's musculoskeletal ill health
- Contribute to DSE assessments and advise managers of workstation changes / adaptations required following assessment
- Update records using company IT system
- Participate in health and wellbeing events
- Liaise effectively with the Clinical Manager for support.
- A full HCPC Membership (not temporary) and a full CSP Membership (not student or associate) is essential. These must be maintained throughout the duration of the employment.
- You must show proof of continued professional development which evidences the skills / competencies in line with the key skills framework.
- A satisfactory Enhanced DBS check is essential.
- Minimum 5 years postgraduate Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy experience is essential, preferably within NHS Primary Care or Occupational Health setting.
- Extensive knowledge of how evidence based practice informs quality treatment management.
- Possess advanced clinical examination skills so they can treat and refer on to the GP and or other health care providers as required.
- Ability to write a report to a manager on any reasonable adjustments that may be required for an individual whilst recovering from injury.
- Flexible can do attitude needed to thrive in a fast-past environment
- Innovation, tenacity and drive to ensure success
- Self-motivation and persuasiveness
- IT literate
- Able to work without supervision
OHWorks Ltd is committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.
How to apply
To register your interest in this role, please send your CV, together with a covering letter.