Band 6 - Senior Physiotherapist, AAU/A&E, Physiotherapy

Band 6

Main area
Physiotherapy
Grade
Band 6
Contract
Substantive
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
360-C-5146
Department name
West Herts - General Staffing
Site
Watford Hospital
Town
Watford
Salary
£27,893 - £37,259 pa inc HCA
Closing
Today at 23:59

An exciting opportunity has arisen to be part of the Inpatient Therapy Department at Watford Hospital.

The ideal candidate will play an integral part on our Acute Admissions Unit (including A&E). The post is static and would be suitable for an existing Band 6 or an experienced Band 5 demonstrating a good range of skills ideally in emergency/acute care setting, care of the elderly and general medicine.

The successful candidate will join an ever growing integrated team of Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists and may share responsibility for supervising Assistant staff on the Team. Excellent clinical reasoning skills are a pre-requisite of this post.

The role will include being responsible for delivering advanced assessments and treatments to facilitate discharge from the acute Trust and prevent admission to the in-patient wards. The caseload is varied and challenging so an ability to work under pressure is essential, as is the ability to think on one’s feet!

Watford Hospital itself is a busy district general hospital but is forward thinking as to how best to develop services to benefit the patients care, and so there is plenty of opportunity for service progression, further training and promotion.

The post holder, at onset, will be supported by a robust in-service training, induction, probationary and appraisal programme.

The department is 7 day working and this post would be included in that rota (frequency of approximately 1:6 weekends) with rest days in the following week. Shift patterns in AAU/A&E are 08:00am – 16:00pm; 08.15 – 16.30pm; 08.00am – 18.00pm and 10.00am – 18.00pm (Monday-Sunday).

The post-holder would also have an obligation to participate in the evening respiratory on-call service.

We would be happy to discuss flexibility in working hours at interview.
Watford Hospital is well situated for access to the main motorways M25 and M1 to Watford Hospital.

The town centre has a wide range of shops and restaurants but it is also surrounded by some beautiful countryside and open spaces.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Marina Murray Therapy Team Lead on 01923 217 271.

If you have problems applying, contact

Telephone
01923 217925
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