Specialist Physiotherapist (Therapy Stroke Team)
St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Whiston, England, GB
4d ago
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A Vacancy at St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.

Due to recent investment within the Stroke service based at Whiston Hospital, an exciting opportunity has arisen for a Specialist Physiotherapist who has the appropriate stroke skills and knowledge to join the Therapy team.

The Hyperacute Stroke Unit and the Acute Stroke Unit at Whiston Hospital are consistently rated in the Sentinel Stroke National Audit Programme as two of the leading Stroke Units in the country.

The successful candidate will have excellent clinical skills, be able to communicate effectively, have the ability to prioritise and demonstrate their organisational and time management skills.

The ideal candidate will have the ability to work both individually and as a member of a team.

The successful candidates will :

  • Deliver a high standard of evidence based care
  • Be able to carry out complex holistic assessments
  • Make prompt clinically reasoned decisions
  • Participate in the discharge planning process, facilitating the patient’s discharge to the most appropriate environment for their needs
  • Supervise staff within the team and students on placement
  • Have evidence of post graduate training
  • Have the ability to work flexibly and adapt to changing working patterns as the team work their hours across a 7 day rota, participating in late shifts (11am-7pm)
  • Have a working knowledge of a broad range of conditions with proven clinical skills in this specialist area
  • Sufficient number of months postgraduate experience
  • Our philosophy is to keep the patient at the heart of everything we do

    In return for your hard work and dedication we can offer a friendly and welcoming team and all the support and continuing professional development you will need to make a difference to patients and staff.

    We have an innovative service of AHP’s with an excellent staff supervision system enabling our staff to be committed to developing both their service and themselves.

    Clinical Governance, research and audit activities are encouraged within the service.

    St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is the BEST acute Trusts in England for the THIRD year running!

    The Trust is currently the only acute Trust in Cheshire and Merseyside, and is one of few in the entire country, to achieve the title of OUTSTANDING, rated by the Care Quality Commission.

    We provide a full range of acute adult services to our local population of circa 350,000 and provide tertiary services across a much wider area in the North West, North Wales and Isle of Man.

    We are also a Major Trauma Unit and the Mersey Regional Burns Unit.

    Our '5 Star Patient Care' strategy is at the heart of all that we do; supporting our vision to provide world class services for all our patients by getting it right for every patient, every time.

    Our latest achievements include :

  • Acute Trust of the Year HSJ Awards November 2019
  • Trust rates Outstanding by the CQC March 2019
  • Best in the NHS, Patient Led Assessment of the Care Environment 2017 and 2018
  • The Trust achieved top marks in the country for areas including; cleanliness, food, privacy and dignity, facilities for patients living with dementia and disabilities, conditions, appearance and maintenance of the hospital buildings.
  • Top 100 places to work in the NHS (NHS Employers and Health Service Journal)
  • Best acute Trust in England (NHS Staff Survey 2017,2018 and 2019)
  • Best Patient Experience in the NHS (CHKS Top Hospitals Awards 2015)
  • In the NHS Staff Survey 2019 the Trust scored the highest marks in the following areas;
  • Best place to receive treatment in the NHS (for 2nd year running)
  • Top Acute Trust for treating its staff fairly with regards to career progression (for 3rd year running)
  • Quality of care (best score for 5th year running)
  • Staff engagement (best score for 4th year running)
  • Staff morale (best score for 2nd year running)
  • Bullying and harassment (best score for 2nd year running)
  • Safety culture (best score for 2nd year running)
  • Our staff rated our Trust as the best place to work and receive treatment. The Trust has also been recognised, for the third year running, as being the top acute Trust in the entire country for staff engagement, staff motivation, and pride in the quality of care we provide to patients.

    Interview date : WC 3rd August 2020

    This advert closes on Friday 24 Jul 2020

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