Physiotherapist

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Division:

Residential Care Services

Contract type:

Full Time, Part Time

Location:

All areas

Fieldbay are currently recruiting for a qualified Physiotherapist to join our dynamic and growing team

Hours: Full Time and Part time available
Salary: Band 6 or Band 7 Equivalent – Salary Negotiable depending upon experience
Holidays: 5.6 Weeks

Purpose of the Role

To provide a physiotherapy service to service users within our homes, undertaking all aspects of clinical duties as an autonomous practitioner with responsibility for a patient caseload working without direct supervision.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the assessment, treatment and management of patients with complex or difficult presentations that require sensitivity for successful intervention. To show an understanding of risks involved and ensure a high standard of patient care.
  • Contribute to the clinical diagnosis and determine appropriate and individualised physiotherapy treatment. These include service users on the general unit, the young physically disabled unit and residents in the unit with advance mental health needs.
  • Liaise with all members of the multi-disciplinary team and attend relevant case reviews. Maintain good communication and working arrangements with Primary Care Trusts and other agencies.
  • Efficiently manage own clinical caseload within timescales and clinical priority seeking advice and support from senior staff where appropriate.
  • To be professionally and legally accountable for all aspects of the work in accordance with the Chartered Physiotherapists Code of Practice.
  • Ensure that valid consent is agreed with the patient working within the legal framework. This involves a full explanation of the outcome of the assessment and evaluating the patients understanding of the proposed treatment options and then agreeing treatment plans and goals.
  • The post holder must identify potential and actual stressful, upsetting or emotional situations and manage them in an empathetic manner. Communication is frequently with patients who have complex emotional, physical and psychological conditions and the post holder required mental effort and concentration to be responsive to unpredictable patient demands.
  • Responsible for all treatment records, correspondence and reports relating to individual patient caseload in accordance with Fieldbay documentation standards, ensuring these are regularly reviewed and revised as appropriate.
  • Provide specialised advice, either spontaneous or planned, teaching and instruction to relatives, carers and other professionals, to promote the aims of physiotherapy and to ensure a consistent approach to patient care.
  • Undertake measurement and evaluation of work and current practice through audit and outcome measures. Make recommendations for change, as appropriate, and incorporate as necessary into individual work.
  • Demonstrate a sound understanding of Clinical Governance and Risk Management
  • Undertake any necessary skills training, professional updates and mandatory training as appropriate to the post and as directed.

Essential Requirements

  • Diploma / degree in Physiotherapy or Chartered Society of Physiotherapy accredited Masters Registration with Health Professional Council

Desirable Skills

  • 2 years clinical experience.

Our Company

Fieldbay is a dynamic and growing organisation that operates a number of Residential / Nursing Homes in South Wales, our current homes being:

  • Pen-y-Bont Court Nursing Home, Bryn Derwen & North Lodge Supported Living, Bridgend
  • Ty Newydd Nursing Home, Maesteg
  • Heathfield Lodge Care Home, & Heathfield Apartments Supported Living, Swansea,
  • Cwm Gwendraeth and Ty Cwm Gwendraeth Nursing Home, Tumble, Carmarthenshire.
  • Tan yr Allt House Nursing Home, Tan-Yr-Allt Lodge Nursing Home, & Mill Row Residential Home, Pontardawe.
  • Yr Ysgol Nursing Home, Ystradgynlais

With registration for Service Users from 18+, the company is expanding year on year to offer Services to people throughout South Wales, from Carmarthen to Cardiff and beyond – we’re at an exciting stage of our journey.

Our Aims

Fieldbay aim to provide the people who live in our homes and have a primary diagnosis of acquired brain injury and/or dementia/mental infirmity, learning disability and functional mental illness, a secure, relaxed and homely environment in which their care, well-being and comfort is of primary importance.

Emphasis is placed on continual staff development, via training, that aims to promote dignity, individuality and emphasis on enablement & rehabilitation of all who live at our homes. Individual care plans address the therapeutic/nursing, psychological, spiritual, emotional and social needs of all who live with us.

What We Offer

We have a strong track record of supporting staff development with the close support and assistance of a strong, established management team. This is an excellent opportunity to take up a position in a company who pride themselves on investing in their staff.

We provide a comprehensive induction and genuine prospects for progression and promotion, should that be your chosen career path – there are numerous examples of internal succession planning and promotion within the group that we would be happy to share with you. If you have the drive and ambition to progress, we can help you to achieve your goals.

In addition, we offer:

  • A competitive salary
  • 3% Employer Contributed Pension Scheme
  • 6 weeks annual leave
  • Free uniform provided
  • A caring, warm and friendly working environment

 

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