Specialised Physiotherapist - Long Covid Service

Mersey Care NHS FT

Specialised Physiotherapist - Long Covid Service

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Mersey Care NHS FT, Knowsley

  • Full time
  • Permanent
  • Remote working

Posted 2 days ago, 15 May | Get your application in today.

Closing date: Closing date not specified

job Ref: 241e9bff9e5d4c0f8ba188a28fce1e19

Full Job Description

The post holder will provide an assessment of patients in this service to support the caseload of clients with Long COVID symptoms using evidence based and client-centred principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions.

The successful candidate will be expected to carry out all relevant forms of care, providing highly specialised advice and physiotherapeutic input for the treatment of this disease.

You will play a vital role in supporting the delivery of integrated, co-ordinated, comprehensive, seamless, person-centred care. As a member of the Tier 3 Long COVID Assessment & Treatment service Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) you will be required to make recommendations based on the principles of shared decision making for people living with or experiencing the impact of Long Covid symptoms and access Tier 3 Services.

This will be delivered across various locations in the community for Merseycare Long COVID Services.

Shortlisting planned for 3 June 2024

Interview planned for 10 June 2024

As a member of the Tier 3 Long COVID Assessment & Treatment service Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) you will be required to make recommendations and will always take account of the views, preferences and circumstances of patients/service users, parents or carers when considering clinical and non-clinical decision-making.

The post holder will work as a key member of the MDT in the assessment and management of a caseload of clients, and plan, deliver and evaluate the treatment needs of clients with a variety of complex social and health care needs.

The post holder will participate as an active member of the multidisciplinary team in developing and delivering high quality and innovative services to the local population, to promote effective teamwork within Mersey Care delegating activities appropriately, to the benefit of the patient and service delivery. The role is not limited to, but will include, the triaging of inbound referrals, providing pulmonary assessments, breathlessness management, bespoke exercise programmes, facilitating of patient groups, supervision of staff, and day to running of the service in the team coordinator's absence.

The post holder must be flexible as the role will include working from a Liverpool base and include various sites, will at times require home visits, video assessments, and working remotely from home. Providing support to other teams may also be required when and where appropriate.

Mersey Care is one of the largest trusts providing physical health and mental health services in the North West, serving more than 1.4 million people across our region and are also commissioned for services that cover the North West, North Wales and the Midlands.

We offer specialist inpatient and community services that support physical and mental health and specialist inpatient mental health, learning disability, addiction and brain injury services. Mersey Care is one of only three trusts in the UK that offer high secure mental health facilities.

At the heart of all we do is our commitment to 'perfect care' - care that is safe, effective, positively experienced, timely, equitable and efficient. We support our staff to do the best job they can and work alongside service users, their families, and carers to design and develop future services together. We're currently delivering a programme of organisational and service transformation to significantly improve the quality of the services we provide and safely reduce cost as we do so.

Flexible working requests will be considered for all roles.

The expectations within this job description will be achieved through hands-on clinical practice, education and training and research and duties will include:

To undertake timely, holistic assessments of patients, involving functional and environmental factors.

To be able to undertake assessment and interventions within the Long COVID Tier 3 service.

To be able undertake assessments autonomously as well as working with other members of the multidisciplinary team (MDT).

To provide comprehensive intervention to patients making use of assessment and treatment facilities where appropriate.

To be able to make rapid decisions where required, using clinical reasoning skills, knowledge and experience, with support as appropriate.

To be responsible for a clinical caseload working within multidisciplinary teams, sharing care appropriately ensuring patients and carers receive optimum level of therapy and holistic care within available resources.

To provide supervision to staff within the team.

To assist and facilitate the running of patient support groups