Sector: Health Care
Consultant: Lauren Bishop
Salary: £25000 - £37000
Job Status: Permanent / Full Time
Physiotherapist – Permanent – Cerebral Palsy Centre – Scotland
About the Team:
- This multidisciplinary team provides a therapy service for people of all ages across Scotland who have cerebral palsy.
- Based in Glasgow, but with some travel across Scotland, this team provides specialised assessment and treatment for children, adolescents and adults with cerebral palsy and allied neurological conditions.
About the Role:
- The successful Therapist will be directly responsible for the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents and adults who attend the centre to provide an integrated service with existing therapy services in the client’s community setting.
- You will assess, analyse, set treatment goals and implement the treatment of children, adolescents and adults who have cerebral palsy and allied neurological conditions using the Bobath concept, as part of a multidisciplinary team, with particular focus on the interaction between postural tone and patterns and the person’s functional skills.
- You will be expected to assess and implement PT specific treatment goals related to the client’s functional abilities and associated impairments. This will include; Perception; Sensation; Vision; Knowledge of equipment in terms of ADL.
- You will initiate new ideas and techniques for the development of the PT service and that of the team.
- You will initiate and continue liaison with parents/carers, main therapists and other relevant personnel to ensure an integrated approach to the clients’ needs. This will include discussion of the person’s abilities and inabilities as related to diagnosis and prognosis.
Requirements for the Role:
- You will be a qualified Physiotherapist, with registration with the Health Profession Council.
- You will have a minimum of two years post graduate experience working with children with physical disabilities and their families.
- You will demonstrate proven ability to work independently and as part of a disciplinary team.
- You will have good communication skills both with other professionals, children and families,
- You will have self-motivation to seek out new developments in the field of occupational therapy, neurology, cerebral palsy, and working within an evidence-based practice framework.
- You will have good report writing skills and the ability to meet deadlines.
- You will have the ability to be proactive and use initiative.
- Desirable, but not essential, would be completion of an eight week Bobath Course, and also some experience of teaching.