Band 5-7 Physiotherapist - IP/OP Ortho/ Basic Resp

Posted 03 August 2021
Salary£30000 - £43000 per annum
LocationLondon, Greater London, England
Job type Permanent
DisciplineOrthopaedics physiotherapy, Physiotherapy Jobs

Job description

  • To provide physiotherapy services to inpatients and outpatients, as required
  • To maximise business potential and ensure cost efficiencies
Standards of Care   
  • To ensure that the highest standard of evidence-based physiotherapy is delivered to patients
  • To act as patient advocate, ensuring privacy, dignity and confidentiality are met
  • To act as a resource of specialist clinical knowledge and information for nursing staff and other allied professionals
  • To promote reflective practice and learning in order to ensure that care given is research based, appropriate and responsive to patient needs
  • To ensure that all provision of physiotherapy is documented on a timely basis and accurately reflects the patient experience
  • To work closely with the consultants for the achievement of effective patient management ensuring that individual consultant care protocols are followed
  • To ensure a high standard of infection control and the prevention of all avoidable healthcare associated infection in the department
  • To support the Service Manager in ensuring that all policies, procedures, guidelines and standard operating procedures that relate to the physiotherapy department are regularly reviewed and updated, as required
  • To participate in the setting of standards with the Service Manager and undertake clinical audits, as required
  • To ensure personal continuing professional development (CPD) is maintained to comply with HCPC registration
  • To ensure that all mandatory training is attended and completed within the required timeframes.
  • To maintain and demonstrate current awareness regarding developments in service
  • To attend organisational meetings and functions, as required
  • To comply with all aspects of the Health & Social Care Act 2012 and ensure the department meets the requirements of the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
  • To support the Senior Physiotherapist and Service Manager in implementing any new service development or initiative that affects the department
  • To ensure that Customer Care standards are adhered to
  • To support the Senior Physiotherapist in investigating incidents, accidents, concerns, nearmisses, non-conformities and complaints, ensuring that statements are collected within agreed deadlines and in accordance with Aspen’s Clinical Governance Policy.
  • To support the Senior Physiotherapist in ensuring with that all objectives and any actions identified for the department are implemented and reviewed on a timely basis
  • To order supplies as required
  • To ensure that equipment in the department is regularly maintained and where required, repaired or replaced on a timely basis
  • To identify and discuss with the Senior Physiotherapist and Service Manager any potential areas for developing the service or for maximising financial opportunities
  • To report to the Service Manager any clinical issues of significance or concern
Staff management 
  • To maintain sound and effective working relationships and communication with all hospital staff and consultants.
  • To participate in the recruitment process ensuring that all new staff receive an appropriate and completed induction to the hospital that is documented
  • To participate in appraisal reviews as per Aspen Healthcare policy
Health and Safety 
  • To ensure the Physiotherapy Department complies with all health and safety requirements and that appropriate policies and procedures are adhered to.
  • To ensure the safety of all members of staff, visitors and patients
  • To ensure that all near-misses or non-compliances are reported and appropriate actions taken, as required
  • To undertake risk assessments and participate in Health & Safety audits, as required
  • To effectively manage the service and work closely with the Senior Physiotherapist in order to meet the financial targets for the Physiotherapy service
  • To ensure that agreed stock levels are maintained
  • To support the Senior Physiotherapist and Service Manager in ensuring that all Physiotherapy revenue is identified and that any economies are highlighted and discussed.
Our ValuesWe are proud to be 'Individually different. Altogether better' and it is only through our people that we will achieve our mission to:
“Provide first-class independent healthcare for the local community in a safe, comfortable and welcoming environment; one in which we would be happy to treat our own families”
We do this by asking you to work within our core values:
  • Beyond Compliance – Going above and beyond to improve our business
  • Personalised Attention – Taking time to care for others
  • Partnership and Teamwork – Inclusive and collaborative
  • Investing in Excellence – Working to be the best
  • Always with Integrity – Respected, admired and reliable
Code of conduct  
  • I will make the CARE and SAFETY of our patients my first concern and will always act to protect them from risk.
  • I will always be respectful to the public, patients, relatives and carers, colleagues and business when representing Aspen Healthcare.
  • I will always be honest and act with integrity.
  • I will accept responsibility for my own work and if appropriate the proper performance of the people I manage.
  • I will show my commitment to working as a team member with all my colleagues and the wider community.
  • I will take responsibility for my own learning and development.
  • If a member of a professional body, I will comply with the relevant professional code of ethics and conduct at all times
Equality & DiversityAspen Healthcare Limited is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Its policy is to treat everyone in the same way regardless of their race, religion, marital status, physical/mental disability, gender, sexual orientation, and age, responsibilities for dependents, trade union membership or offending background.  The Company values the diversity of its work force as a strength and aims to provide a working environment in which people have the opportunity to contribute and develop according to their individual merits and aspirations.
Health & Safety at WorkYou are reminded that, in accordance with the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1992 (as amended) and other relevant Health and Safety legislation, you have a duty to take responsible care to avoid injury to yourself and to others by your work activities, and to cooperate with the organisation and others in meeting statutory and mandatory requirements.
Statutory & Mandatory TrainingYou are required to complete mandatory training as required, and if unable to attend ensure this is rectified with your line manager’s support at the earliest opportunity.
Infection Prevention & ControlIt is the responsibility of all staff to ensure high quality patient care is based upon principles of best practice in infection prevention and control, either directly through personal contact or indirectly through supervision of practice.
It is the responsibility of all staff to fully co-operate with managers in achieving compliance with Infection Control policies and in adopting safe systems of work when undertaking activities that present a risk of the spread of infection.
ConfidentialityInformation about any individual, which includes either some or all details of their identity is personal and is subject to the Data Protection Act (1998), the Human Rights Act (2000) and other Aspen Healthcare requirements such as the Caldicott principles.
  • Patient information, in any form is confidential. This means that information should only be shared or accessed by someone with a legitimate reason, related to the care of the patient.
  • Information about members of staff or others in relation to sensitive issues, such as appraisals, investigations, complaints or payroll details is also confidential.
All staff must always maintain confidentiality when dealing with sensitive material and information of this nature and immediately report any potential confidentiality issues that may arise.
Information Security  All staff are required to read and comply with all Aspen communications and policies that are issued relating to the electronic security of Aspen and patient information particularly in relation to:
  • Saving data and information
  • Password management and responsibilities
  • Transfer of data and data sharing
Whistleblowing - Raising ConcernsIt is the responsibility of all staff to raise any concerns to their line manager or the HR department if they reasonably believe that one or more of the following concerns is either happening, has taken place, or is likely to happen in the future relating to the company’s business:
  • A criminal offence
  • The breach of a legal obligation
  • A miscarriage of justice
  • A danger to the health and safety of any individual
  • Damage to the environment
  • Deliberate attempt to conceal any of the above.
  • any other legitimate concerns
Data ProtectionAll staff must be aware of the Caldicott principles, the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Human Rights Act 1998. The protection of data about individuals is a requirement of the law and if any employee is found to have permitted unauthorised disclosure, Aspen Healthcare and the individual may be prosecuted. Disciplinary action will be taken for any breach.
Mobility/FlexibilityYour normal place of work will be as stated above, but as a term of your employment you may be required to work from any of the companies’ facilities. 
Safeguarding the Welfare of Children and Vulnerable Adults  Post holders have a general responsibility for safeguarding children and vulnerable adults in the course of their daily duties and for ensuring that they are aware of the specific duties relating to their role.  The expectation is that the post holder is familiar with the relevant procedures and guidelines relevant to their job role 
For all posts requiring professional registrationYou are required by law to maintain professional registration for the duration of your employment and cannot be lawfully employed should registration lapse.  Lapsing may render you subject to disciplinary action. You are also required to abide by the codes of professional practice as detailed by the professional body (Nursing and Midwifery Council, General Medical Council, Health and Care Professions Council etc.)
Other responsibilitiesYou will be required to be aware of and adhere to all relevant Company Policies and Guidelines.
This job description is neither exclusive nor exhaustive and the duties and responsibilities may vary from time to time and where possible be in consultation with the post holder.
ReviewThe post-holder must act in such a way to promote a positive image of Aspen Healthcare UK Ltd at all times.  This job description is not conclusive and will be regularly reviewed with the post-holder. 
Educational qualifications:
Degree in Physiotherapy
HCPC Registration
Chartered Society of
Physiotherapists (CSP) Membership
Qualified Pilates Instructor
Specific training
Knowledge required:
Up to date on current practice
Evidence of on-going professional development
Knowledge of clinical governance
Excellent communication skills
        -     Verbal & written
Sound organisational skills
Proactive approach to standard setting/problem solving
Specialist orthopaedic knowledge
Chest/ respiratory experience
Experience in the independent sector
Knowledge & experience of outpatient and in-patient work
Orthopaedic experience
Outpatient experience
General temperament: 
Co-operate with other members of the clinical teams to maintain a streamlined and efficient service for the patient
Physically able to carry out manual