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Band 6 Physiotherapist (Civilian)

£30,401-£37,267 per annum (pro-rata if part time)
Ministry of Defence

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Are you a highly skilled Physiotherapist looking for an exciting and rewarding role? Are you seeking job satisfaction, numerous benefits and training opportunities? Would you like your career to take a different direction into a friendly and professional organisation?

If the answer is yes, then we have a Band 6 Physiotherapist vacancy at Queen Elizabeth Memorial Health Centre (QEMHC), Tidworth.

The post holder will have two main roles:

  • To ensure the provision of a comprehensive and professional physiotherapy/rehabilitation service for entitled personnel. This will include undertaking highly skilled and specialist work.

  • To provide a positive caring environment, in which patients can expect a high-quality professional service.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities of the role includes, but is not limited to:

  • Performing highly skilled physiotherapeutic assessment of patients referred by Consultants, General Practitioners and other Healthcare Professionals with diverse presentations and complex and acute/chronic physical conditions and sports injuries. To use clinical reasoning skills to provide an accurate clinical diagnosis.

  • Formulating, developing and delivering a specialised individualised treatment programme based upon evidence-based practice, manual assessment and appropriate clinical reasoning.

  • Communicating effectively with patients to ensure informed consent for assessment and treatment, good understanding of their conditions and maximise their rehabilitation potential. Patients may have barriers to communication e.g. English as their second language.

  • Using evidence-based practice, audit, outcome measures and published research to inform, measure and evaluate your own work and current practice.

  • Teaching relatives and other health care workers when and where required.

There is a requirement to discuss long term outcomes where rehabilitation potential may be limited and have an effect upon the patient’s career options and promotion.

The successful candidate will possess the following:

  • Degree in Physiotherapy plus additional specialist training or experience to post graduate diploma level or equivalent

  • State Registered Physiotherapist (HCPC)

  • Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (MCSP)

Personal Attributes:

  • Ability to work under pressure

  • Adaptable

  • Sound judgement and decision-making skills

  • Able to communicate effectively

  • Good team member

There is no requirement to deploy as this is met by our uniformed personnel but you will form the continuity of care required by our patients when based at home.

Please be aware that if you are found successful you will be asked to provide evidence of your immunity to Hepatitis B.

The selection at sift stage will be based on your CV. At interview, you will be tested against the following Technical Skills:

  • NHS Core – NHSC1 – Communication
  • NHS Core – NHSC2 – Personal & People Development
  • NHS Core – NHSC5 – Quality
  • NHS Health & Wellbeing – HWB6 – Assessment & Treatment Planning
  • NHS Health & Wellbeing - HWB7 - Interventions & Treatment
  • NHS Information & Knowledge – NHS IK3 – Knowledge & Info Resources

Please ensure you demonstrate that you have the required skills, qualifications and memberships in your CV and that you have saved it using your surname then first name prior to submitting your application.

Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check.

All employees joining Ministry of Defence who are new to the Civil Service will be subject to a 6-month probation period (unless otherwise advised) effective from the employment start date.

Please note the salary will be pro-rata where part time hours are undertaken.

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