Pulse are working with a specialist business to business provider of Physiotherapy and Mental Wellbeing, supplying work focused preventative, occupational health, case management, rehabilitation solutions and employee assistance programmes to employers, insurers, solicitors and government.
They provide services on a national level working with their clients to deliver return to work services that demonstrate significant savings in absence related costs.
The team of multi disciplined clinicians deliver programmes across the country, which are proven to reduce the financial and lifestyle impact of physical, mental and occupational related conditions. They work to restore, improve and maintain patient’s wellness for work and life.
The main purpose of this post is to provide clients and patients with a first class Physiotherapy and rehabilitation service which fulfils the mission of the company.
“To develop and deliver evidence-based treatment programmes to restore every patient’s fitness for work and life in order to exceed our client’s expectations”
The service should achieve individual benefits such as fitness for work and quality of life as well as the hard business benefits which the reduction of musculoskeletal absence can provide.
The post holder will be required to fulfil the following individual requirements:
Keep up to date with evidence-based practice/guidelines and assist in development of programmes in line with available evidence
Maintain evidence of continual professional development
Maintain membership of the HPC and participate in the management development programme
Occupational Physiotherapy is a challenging position and the post holder will require to possess the ability to fulfil the following behaviours:
Develop an open honest relationship with each patient
Be willing to fulfil your daily duties and responsibilities by working flexibly to ensure the job is done
Demonstrate a can do attitude
Be prepared to be challenged and to ask for support and case conference when appropriate
Demonstrate excellent communication and negotiation skills
Demonstrate the ability to keep calm, or step back from any situation in which you feel emotionally challenged
Ensure the professional appearance of both you and the Centre with regards to cleanliness, housekeeping and resources
Learn and understand the referral mechanism and communication lines including key contacts for each client (HR, H+S, OH)
Be familiar with all clients and the nature of service provided, including SLAs and KPIs
Be aware of the roles and responsibilities and viewpoints of all stakeholders and develop working relationships in order to achieve a safe and sustainable return to work for patients
Understand and uphold the H&S requirements of each site and ensure you always follow policies and procedures in regards to your own your colleagues, patients clients and visitors health and safety
Perform general and specific risk assessment of all sites from which the services are delivered and ensure that there are safe systems of work
Demonstrate competent use of all aspects of freehand required to deliver all services in which they are involved
Ensure you aware of the contents of the company procedure manuals and follow the procedures for each service in which you are involved
Ensure that any information provided meets the patients needs and that any printed material meets company standards and is from an approved source.
Maintain the Centre ensuring it is clean tidy and safe
The post holder will be required to maximise the potential benefits of the service:
Become an expert in understanding all jobs carried out by Centre attendees and jobs undertaken in on-site contracts in which you are involved
Carry out job analyses following the standardised format used by the company
Identify the physical expectations of each job and common musculoskeletal problems which could be expected
Identify the Biopsychosocial risk factors which contribute to these common problems
Outline specific exercises and circuits for each job task which could be tailored for maximum functional rehabilitation
The post holder will also be required to:
Participate in an ongoing management development programme
Carry out workplace assessments and on the job training in prevention and management strategies
Assist in the delivery of clinical training and support colleagues and assistants in work assessment and management systems
Supervision and mentoring of Junior and Senior II members of staff, following CSP and company guidelines
Assist in the development and delivery of in service training at a company Centre on a monthly basis
Assist in the development and delivery of sessions at clinical meetings at HQ at least 3 times a year
Occasionally travel to other Centres and stay away overnight
The post holder may have responsibility for delivery of on-site services, in some cases being permanently based on site at a clients location
Salary £24,000 - £26,000 + London Weighting
Pulse is an employment agency/employment business (as defined by the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003) and is acting on behalf of its client in relation to this vacancy.