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Main areaPhysiotherapyGradeBand 8aContractPermanentHoursFull time: 37.5 hours per week on a 7 days working rosterJob ref379-2521900-JUL20

EmployerBrighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS TrustEmployer typeNHSSiteRoyal Sussex County HospitalTownBrightonSalary£45,753 - £51,668 Per annumClosing16\/08\/2020 23:59

About our Trust

Our Trust is rated as 'Outstanding for Caring' by the CQC - fundamental to this is the way that we value and respect our staff. At every level, we value the diversity of our colleagues and actively champion an inclusive culture. We believe that everyone without exception should feel free to be their authentic self in the workplace.

We understand that work is only one part of life. We are committed to helping our colleagues achieve the best possible work\/life balance. We proudly offer supportive, inclusive and family friendly employment and flexible working policies. We have a wide range of professional services and employee networks to help our colleagues be at their best - and find support if they need it.

Our Trust is already a Disability Confident employer and we are holding ourselves to account through the Workplace Disability Equality Standard (WDES). Our work on promoting equity and inclusion for our Black, and Minority Ethnic (BME) colleagues continues to be driven by engagement with the WRES (Workforce Race Equality Standard) and the WRES Experts Programme.

In 2019, we committed ourselves to becoming a Stonewall Top 100 LGBTQ+ Employer. We also support the national 'Veteran Aware' scheme and are an ERS Silver accredited Hospital who welcomes applications from all members of the Armed Forces communities.

For our patients, we do everything we can to deliver fair access to all our services. This includes providing interpretative and other services to meet the needs of disabled communities. We're careful to show sensitivity towards ethnic, cultural and religious differences. Our staff uphold these values and so help our care to get better all the time.

About this vacancy

An opportunity has arisen for a clinical specialist Physiotherapist to combine their clinical, leadership and management skills to the Major trauma, Trauma and Orthopaedic and Vascular Physiotherapy team at the Royal Sussex County Hospital. You would be expected to carry a high clinical case load and to provide professional, leadership and operational management to the team.

The RSCH hosts the regional Major Trauma Centre for the South East coast, and delivers key critical services 24 hours a day for patients who are severely injured from across the region. This includes the area extending from Chichester in West Sussex, towards Hastings and parts of Kent in the East, and up to Redhill in the North.

The major trauma physiotherapy team provides acute care and rehabilitation to patients transferred directly from: the scene of the accident, local Trauma units, A&E Departments across the region and for those repatriated back to the region from other parts of the UK and worldwide. We also prepare patients for transfer to ongoing rehabilitation either into the community, or to specialist rehabilitation centres.

The team consists of a band 7, band 6, band 5, band 3 on Major trauma; a Band 6, 2 Band 5's and a Band 2 on Orthopaedics and a Band 6 on Vascular and Amputees. You should have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and be keen to develop your staff, whilst ensuring the design and delivery of service meets the ever changing demands of modern healthcare. You should have experience of supervision of staff and students, multidisciplinary teaching and data collection, audit and the monitoring and implementation of clinical governance.

You will also be required to work weekends and on calls as part of a rostered 7 day service.

Please ensure you fulfil all the criteria of the Person specification before you apply. Please note the post may close before the closing date if sufficient applications are received.

General information for applicants

As part of our commitment to a safe working environment, we undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check on all new employees where the role is eligible for a criminal record check . We make offers in line with the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1975.

Applications for Tier 2 sponsorship are welcome for those that meet the Visa and Immigrations eligibility criteria. Under the Residence Labour Market Test, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU\/EEA candidate is available. For further information please visit the gov.uk website searching for Tier 2.

Please apply as early as you're able for this role. In the event of exceptional interest we may close adverts earlier than specified.

Further Information

For help with the application process, please contact the HR Employment Services on 01444 44 8692 \/44 8616 or Email:bsuh.hresvacancies@nhs.net
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