DBTH Job of the Week: Senior Physiotherapist/Lecturer

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Department and site: Stroke and Neurology Therapy Team
Salary: £30,401 to 37,267 Pro Rata Per Annum
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This is a unique opportunity to join the Stroke and Neurology Physiotherapy Team at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (DBTH) as a Senior Physiotherapist and Physiotherapy Lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University (SHU).

The post holder will be based on the Hyper Acute Stroke Unit and Acute Stroke Unit (HASU/ASU) at Doncaster Royal Infirmary 2 days a week working as part of the clinical team. Here, they will be crucial in providing timely specialist assessment and intensive rehabilitation during the early stages and post-acute recovery from stroke as part of a positive and proactive integrated therapy team. They will also work with patients with neurological conditions.

Successful candidates will join the team at an exciting time as in July 2019 the HASU became one of three Regional HASU’s serving the population of South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw. They will work with the multidisciplinary team to embed the new patient pathway and provide specialist physiotherapy to patients of the highest quality.

The post holder will work three days a week as part of the established Physiotherapy Lecturing Team at SHU, gaining invaluable experience in education. This will involve teaching undergraduate Physiotherapy students and contributing to the ongoing development, delivery and assessment of the established programme of study. Support from more senior colleagues will be readily available in order to support the development of teaching and learning skills.

Applicants should have experience, specialist knowledge and skill within the fields of stroke and neurology. A flexible approach is essential as are excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Experience of working within a team is crucial. Applicants should have experience of working with students as a clinical educator and be able to demonstrate effective teaching skills. An interest in further study and an awareness of current developments in healthcare and education is desirable.

Sharing new found knowledge and experience across both settings will be a key part of this role.The post holder will contribute to the education, training and development of Band 5 Physiotherapists, Therapy Assistants, Multidisciplinary staff and students in the clinical setting.

There is full senior support and a structured supervision process in place within both the clinical and educational settings. There will be opportunities to participate in quality improvement and innovation projects. We have robust CPD and Appraisal processes in place and you will be supported to develop your clinical and teaching skills.

If you are a clinician with specialist knowledge with a keen interest in student education we would love to hear from you.