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Physiotherapist in Horsham, West Sussex at Sussex Healthcare

Date Posted: 9/27/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Physiotherapist - Fixed Term Contract 3-6 months


  • 50p extra at weekends and double pay on bank holidays.
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Subsided lunches
  • Free staff bus
  • Accomodation available
  • Training academy with a large range of courses

The role:

  • To provide a high standard of physiotherapy assessment, treatment for service users with complex disabilities and offer support advice to families and staff.
  • Be the Physiotherapy lead within the multi-disciplinary team providing specialist advice to other health professionals.
  • To supervise and teach Physiotherapy Assistants and provide supervision to less experienced Physiotherapists where appropriate.
  • Work closely with district wheelchair and special seating service, orthotic services and other agencies involved.

Principle Responsibilities:

  • To be professionally and legally responsible and accountable for all aspects of the practitioner's professional activities.
  • To undertake physiotherapy assessment and treatment as an autonomous practitioner based on clinical evidence.
  • To evaluate and reassess individualised physiotherapy management including postural management and / or treatment plans, using clinical reasoning skills and utilising a wide range of treatment skills and options in order to formulate an individual programme of care.
  • To be able to assess service users for appropriate seating, lying, standing and walking equipment and recommend purchase if necessary.
  • To be able to diagnose problems with seating, orthotics and equipment use and resolve by adjustment or referral to appropriate agencies.
  • To offer advice on and / or recommend any other equipment to enable service users to gain or maintain functional independence.
  • To be able to determine splint and orthotics use and where appropriate manufacture the splint.
  • To co-ordinate, lead and participate in multi-disciplinary and multi-agency clinics within Sussex Health Care homes.
  • To be responsible for the safety of physiotherapy equipment used by others.
  • To be responsible for manual handling assessments and / or risk assessments which provide guidelines for other members of the multi-disciplinary team.
  • To comply with Sussex Health Care policies and procedures.

Apply and join Sussex Healthcare!