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Specialist Physiotherapist in MND

Band 7

Main area
Motor Neurone Disease
Band 7
Part time 22.5 hours per week
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Royal Preston Hospital
£33,222 - £43,041 per annum, pro rata
21/11/2018 23:59

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated physiotherapist to join our established Motor Neurone Disease multidisciplinary team.

This is a very rewarding, privileged role which encompasses every aspect of the patient journey. You will be an integral part of the award winning MND Care Centre team who strive to ensure a coordinated and multi-professional approach to diagnosis, timely symptom management, interventions, and palliative care provision for all patients diagnosed with or suspected to have Motor Neurone Disease. You will need to have excellent communication and organizational skills as well as the ability to work flexibly, autonomously and as a core member of the MDT. Experience in acute and rehabilitative neurological and/or respiratory management is essential.

Your role will involve assessing people living with MND from diagnosis throughout the disease trajectory. Assisting with management of saliva including provision of cough-assist machines, suction and nebulizers. Along with the specialist OT, assisting with provision of a bespoke orthotic management service, especially when patients cannot attend hospital-based orthotic services. Liaison with community therapist, giving advice, support and education to health and social care professionals caring for those living with MND.

The post holder must have the ability to work independently both in a hospital and community setting and to liaise with GPs, neurologists and other members of the MDT. The post holder will need to be able to drive to patient’s homes and clinics including Lancashire and South Cumbria.

If you are passionate about providing excellent care, have demonstrable success in working as part of a multi-professional team and share our goal in delivering high quality, patient centered care and improving the experience of patients and their families, we would love to hear from you.

Interview date: 13th December 2018

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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MND Team,

Royal Preston Hospital

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01772 522545

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