Excellence in every area

Annualised Hours Physiotherapy Opportunities within HCA Healthcare UK

Reference:HCA14037

Location:London

Salary:Competitive

Facility:Corporate

Category:AHP

Closing Date:31/08/2019

About the facility

From complex care to straightforward procedures in both adults and children, HCA UK provides exceptional care across our six world-class hospitals, clinics, outpatient and diagnostics centres, and NHS partnerships.

We believe that all our patients and employees should have access to the latest state-of-the-art technology, which has seen HCA Uk invest more than £500 million over the last decade to ensure that our hospitals and specialist centres are amongst the best equipped in the world.

This philosophy of continual investment ensures our employees have the best career development opportunities; as their skills advance alongside our facilities and technology.

HCA Healthcare UK currently encompasses the following facilities, but is not limited to:

  • London Bridge Hospital
  • The Lister Hospital
  • The Harley Street Clinic
  • The Portland Hospital
  • The Princess Grace Hospital
  • The Wellington Hospital
  • The Christie Private Care
  • The Wilmslow Hospital
Job Description
  • To carry out accurate physiotherapy assessment, clinical diagnosis and treatment of patients with diverse clinical presentations and complex physical and psychological needs in conjunction with the interdisciplinary team on the Acute Rehabilitation Unit at The Wellington Hospital.
  • To provide clinical supervision and facilitate the learning and development of staff members and therapy assistants on the rehabilitation unit.
  • To be responsible for the daily routine on allocated wards in conjunction with interdisciplinary team members and ensure physiotherapy responsibilities are met.
  • To work as an effective member of the physiotherapy and interdisciplinary team
  • To provide advice, guidance and information to health care professionals, carers, relatives and other non professionals in the management of patients
  • To participate in weekday and weekend emergency on call and problem solver rotas.
  • To support the physiotherapy service working flexibly across the working week.
  • To be actively involved in supervision, education, evidence based practice and audit projects within the HCA group for the development of the physiotherapy service, therapy services and own personal and professional clinical practice.
  • To assist in identifying opportunities to improve the Physiotherapy service in order to provide the best patient care within the resources available
  • To undertake other duties at the request of the Lead or AHP Clinical Services Manager

There are Annualised Hours/Bureau opportunities to work at HCA Healthcare UK across a number of our facilities, with an attractive and competitive salary being dependent upon skills and experience.

Reward and recognition:

We reward your commitment in delivering the highest standard of care with generous and competitive benefits such as our contribution pension scheme, private medical insurance, annual salary review,  247.5hrs holiday each year; with the option to buy and sell. We invest in your career development with clear career pathways and access to further education. We can also offer you support with relocation if you are living outside of London or the UK; subject to terms and conditions.

Duties & Responsibilities

Duties will be as follows, but not limited to:

  • To be professionally and legally accountable for all aspects of own work, including the management of patients in your care.
  • To undertake comprehensive assessments of patients, including those with diverse or complex presentations using appropriate clinical reasoning skills, observation skills and manual assessment skills to provide an accurate physiotherapy diagnosis and demonstrate an understanding of the conditions
  • To formulate and implement individual physiotherapy treatment programs based on comprehensive knowledge of evidence based practice and treatment options using clinical assessment, appropriate and accurate clinical reasoning, and knowledge of appropriate treatment techniques.
  • To provide physiotherapy intervention where there may be barriers to understanding such as foreign language or due to speech/hearing/visual impairment, cognitive/perceptual difficulties
  • To assess patient understanding of treatment proposals, gain valid informed consent and have the capacity to work within a legal framework with patients who lack capacity to consent to treatment
  • To utilise handling techniques which require skill, precision and sensory coordination to provide accurate and effective treatment and feedback
  • To evaluate patient progress, reassess and progress or alter patient treatment programs within the specified timeframes compliant with HCA care pathways.
  • To develop and implement comprehensive discharge plans in conjunction with other interdisciplinary team members and the discharge coordinator
  • To work closely with the interdisciplinary team to ensure that patient centered goals are set and that the outcome of intervention is monitored.
Skills and Experience
  • Physiotherapy degree qualification or equivalent
  • Health and Care Professions Council Physiotherapy registration
  • Member of Chartered Society of Physiotherapists or equivalent is desirable
  • Member of professional interest group is desirable
About the Individual

At HCA UK we recognise and value everyone as unique and individual; treat people with kindness and compassion; act with absolute honesty, integrity, and fairness and trust and treat one another as valued members of the HCA UK family. As someone looking to join our family, you will demonstrate these key values.

You will also actively participate as a member of a team, working together to achieve tasks, goals, and objectives; demonstrate a lead by example attitude to inspire our colleagues and patients; and deliver information in a clear, concise, and compelling manner to effectively engage others and achieve desired results.

If you wish to find out more about this opportunity, please apply for this role and a member of the team will be in contact shortly.