Specialist physiotherapists vacancies in Mental Health Services for Older People
Are you able to work flexibly and holistically in a caring and person-centred environment?
Mental Health Services for Older People has been rated as outstanding for care by the Care Quality Commission. We encourage innovation and creativity in our approaches to working with patients who are people of any age with dementia and those people over the age of 65 years who are experiencing mental health problems. We work in close partnership with the health and social care community and the Trust Involvement team to ensure that all service users and carers are valued, listened to and receive high quality personalised care. We aim to provide a supportive and flexible service, within specialist inpatient units, day and community services, using a risk enablement and recovery philosophy that encourages independence and minimises admissions to hospital or long term care. We are also involved in research into falls in people with dementia.
The role of the physiotherapist within the service is to provide specialist assessment and interventions around falls, mobility, pain management and other physical concerns in the context of the person’s mental health presentation and own goals. You will be motivated and resourceful in your approach to your patients and team. You must have experience working in an MDT with older people and it is essential to have a positive attitude towards working with older adults with mental health diagnoses.
What we offer:
- Specialist training in Mental Health Services for Older People
- Commitment to Agenda for Change
- Support and professional development through our well established physiotherapy forum covering mental and physical health issues.
- Access to Leadership Development programmes and other CPD opportunities
- Lease car scheme
The permanent band 6 opportunities we currently have available are:
- Vacancy Reference: 186-554-L15-OP-TD
27 hours on our wards at Millbrook Mental Health Unit, Mansfield Road, Sutton-In-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, NG17 4JL
- Vacancy Reference: 186-552-L15-OP-TD
18.75 hours as Community Physiotherapist in the Gedling and Hucknall Intensive Recovery Intervention Service, based at St Francis Unit, City Hospital, Hucknall Road, Nottingham. NG5 1PB.( 7 day / week service 7am – 10pm)
- Vacancy Reference: 186-553-L15-OP-TD
18.75 hours Community Physiotherapist in the City Mental Health Intensive Recovery Service (7 day / week service 7am – 10pm) based at St Francis Unit, City Hospital, Hucknall Road, Nottingham. NG5 1PB
- Vacancy Reference: 186-551-L15-OP-TD
18.75 hours Community Physiotherapist in the City Community Mental Health Team, based at St Francis Unit, City Hospital, Hucknall Road, Nottingham. NG5 1PB
- Vacancy Reference: 186-555-L15-OP-TD
17.5 hours Community Physiotherapist in the Newark and Sherwood Community Mental Health team based at Byron House, Newark Hospital, Boundary Road, Newark. NG24 4DE
The posts are able to be combined for those interested in full time hours.
For further information please contact Helen Smith, AHP Lead on 07795 640322 or Amy Whinnett, Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist on 07500783288.
Closing date: 21 October 2015