Senior Community Physiotherapist

Town/City Windsor SL4 1PD
Payment type Per annum
Region South East
Contract type Permanent contract
Closing date
Hours Full-time
Type of employer Private provider
Name of employer The Caring Physio

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Vacancy details

The Caring Physio provides private physiotherapy services in people's homes and in care homes. Our company represents the values of caring for others and showing respect and dignity to the people we work for and with. We put patients at the heart of everything we do, which is reflected in the positive feedback we regularly receive. We only employ the highest calibre staff who are not only excellent clinically but also caring and friendly, show excellent communication and problem solving skills, who are willing to learn and teach others, can motivate others, work well with teams in challenging circumstances and have a positive impact. We are now looking for our next Senior Community Physiotherapist superstar to join our expanding team!

We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced community physiotherapist to treat people in their homes, and in our partner care homes in East Berkshire (Windsor & Maidenhead) & South Buckinghamshire. In the care home setting, your focus is on providing individualised physiotherapy to care home residents ensuring they stay mobile and independent and assisting staff with any changes to the residents’ care needs. You assess new residents to check their mobility and rehabilitation needs, develop treatment plans and provide relevant exercises for them. You will treat residents with mobility needs, strokes, dementia, Parkinsons', arthritis, fractures, and joint replacements. Some of the residents have adaptive wheelchairs and you may be asked to review their seating and transfers with the staff. You will review anyone who has had a fall to make suggestions to reduce the risk of further falls. You may also run weekly exercise classes for the residents. You will be joining a team that works with various care homes across the South East of England, helping the homes improve their quality of service. We are proud to work closely with some of best care providers in the country. 

In the community setting your role is to provide physiotherapy assessments, treatment plans, and treatment interventions to patients in their homes. You assess patients to check their mobility, strength, balance and functional independence, and provide exercises for them and suggestions for equipment that they may need to facilitate their recovery and independence. You typically see patients suffering with frailty, reduced mobility, falls, strokes, dementia, Parkinsons', arthritis, fractures and joint replacements. You may see people only once following surgery through to long-term patients living with complex and long-term conditions, including frail older people. We expect you to draw upon your clinical knowledge and experience, applying neurological, elderly care, respiratory and orthopaedic treatment techniques. As your caseload will be varied, experience in all core rotations with evidence of working with older people and a multidisciplinary team is essential. We expect you to work alongside other MDT members of the NHS, informing GPs and consultants, liaising with adult social care to ask for occupational therapy input if required, and giving feedback to carers and care managers.

Our physiotherapists should display a diverse set of skills to be able to listen and comfort patients, provide up to date treatment plans, communicate with family and carers to ensure care plans are followed, coach carers on therapeutic manual handling, and look to improve the patient's independence and quality of life. You will be professionally responsible for all aspects of your own work including the therapeutic management of patients in your care and the management of your caseload as an autonomous practitioner, with support from the Clinical Director and the wider team.
We only employ physios who fit in with the culture of our company embracing people that show empathy and are caring, friendly and approachable and always show enthusiasm to help others and learn new things. You will join our friendly forward-thinking team to deliver high quality patient care, tailored to meet the patient’s needs in the home setting or in a care home. We encourage staff to be innovative and willing to contribute to service development. You will need to be flexible, able to work alone and as part of a team and will be required to travel across our key work areas. Community experience is desired but not essential. You will be provided a mileage allowance to cover associated travel costs to visit patients in their homes. Due to the sensitivity of working during the Covid crisis, we follow PPE protocol as determined by the Government and recommended by professional bodies.

We are committed to creating an environment where our physios can thrive and make a real difference, so we’ll look after you well to make sure you love your job and enjoy being the best physio you can be. We have made the position an employment position which means you get paid a fixed monthly salary even if patient numbers vary giving you income security. Other benefits include: 
● Annual leave (32 per year inclusive of 8 public holidays)
● Pension auto-enrolment scheme 
● Company sick pay scheme 
● Mandatory training and DBS provided for free 
● CPD budget for training (£500 per year) 
● A flexible working environment and the ability to structure a working week that suits you. 
● Friendly and fun team with a caring approach 
● Uniform and equipment provided 

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR IN YOU: We are looking for a like-minded therapist to join the team who fulfils the following criteria: 

● BSc in Physiotherapy or equivalent 
● Minimum 3 years post qualification experience, ideally at least partly in the NHS 
● Good manual therapy & clinical reasoning skills 
● Genuinely care about your patient and be passionate about going the extra mile for your patients. Have a positive and encouraging attitude 
● Excellent communications skills 
● Be motivated to continue learning with evidence of CPD 
● HCPC Registered 
● Have a vehicle and valid driver’s license and the ability to travel across East Berkshire / South Buckinghamshire visiting patients in their homes 
● Eligible to work in the UK 
● Experience in a community setting 
● Experience using acupuncture 

If you would like to join the team, we would love to hear from you. 

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