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      Physiotherapist – Amputee

      Opcare, part of the international healthcare company Ability Matters Group, is one of the largest suppliers of artificial limb, orthotic, and posture and mobility services to the NHS in England. We consistently deliver a first class service for users, whilst applying the most advanced and exciting clinical and technical solutions available to patients.

      We have an exciting opportunity for a Physiotherapist to join our team in Leicester.

      Job Summary:

      • Working as a member of the Prosthetic MDT within the Prosthetic department of The Leicester Specialist Mobility Centre
      • Managing an identified caseload of patients effectively and efficiently including responsibility for pre-amputation consultations, treatment of paediatric cases and patients with complex, multi amputation issues
      • A passion to implement, evaluate, treat and progress patient care to maximise their rehabilitation potential – including decision making regarding discharge from care and appropriate follow-up
      • Be actively engaged in training with a drive to develop themselves, others and the service

      Reports to: Prosthetic Clinical Lead

      Location: Leicester

      What we can offer:

      • Competitive salary
      • PRP (Performance Related Pay)
      • Incremental holiday allowance 33 days up to 38 days (inclusive of bank holidays)
      • Continuing professional development
      • Ongoing internal and external training and courses

      Key Responsibilities & Tasks:

      • Working with the Prosthetic Clinical Lead, will have day to day responsibility for the amputee physiotherapy service
      • Provide appropriate prioritisation of all referrals into the service and make decisions on the appropriate course of action
      • Works as the physiotherapy expert within the multi professional team to ensure effective communication and delivery of care
      • Take into account the patients’ health and well-being needs to provide a holistic approach to rehabilitation
      • Communicates effectively, works collaboratively with, and makes recommendations to all relevant colleagues to maximise patient care and promote effective multi-professional working
      • Maintains accurate, comprehensive and up to date patient records
      • Delegate tasks to the appropriate support staff, ensuring that they are competent and confident to undertake them and that they are appropriate for their skill level
      • Be alert to the possibility of patient abuse and neglect and take action as legally and ethically required
      • Ensure that clinical practice is evidence based and keeps abreast of developments in physiotherapy management of amputees
      • Adhere to Opcare, NHSE and Professional Body policies, procedures, standards and code of ethics, including data protection, confidentiality and handling of sensitive information and act as an ambassador for the service when dealing with client and outside agencies and the general public

      Skills & Personal Attributes:

      • Experience of working with amputees is desirable
      • Knowledge of clinical governance, professional and ethical issues and of legal issues (data protection, confidentiality, health and safety)
      • Ability to work autonomously and prioritise own caseload, ensuring overall caseload is managed effectively
      • Basic computer, keyboard and IT skills, knowledge of working within patient databases
      • Carry out assessments by using analytical/problem solving skills to formulate treatment and management plans for patients with varying needs applying clinical and evidence based reasoning
      • Utilise a high level of interpersonal communication skills and ability to communicate complex clinical and non-clinical information clearly, both verbally and in writing, adapting this to the individual recipient
      • Educate patients and carers and other professional’s in the safe use of equipment provided

       

      Qualifications:

      • Recognised Physiotherapy degree or relevant degree in professional field
      • HCPC registration

       

      To apply, please send your CV to recruitment@abilitymatters.com ASAP.

      Ability Matters Group Limited are an equal opportunities employer, we have a clear goal of driving diversity and inclusion across all operations of the group

       

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