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Physiotherapist (ICRAS)

Band 6

Main area
Liverpool and South Sefton Community Services
Band 6
Full time 37.5 hours per week
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Liverpool and South Sefton
Liverpool and South Sefton
£30,401 - £37,267 per annum
01/03/2020 23:59
Interview date

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust provides specialist inpatient and community mental health, learning disabilities, addiction services and acquired brain injury services for the people of Liverpool, Sefton and Kirkby, Merseyside. We also provide community physical health services in Liverpool and Sefton, secure mental health services for the North West of England, the West Midlands and Wales and specialist learning disability services across Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Cheshire and Merseyside. Our services are currently provided from 124 sites across the North West.

Our ambition is to deliver perfect care and become the world’s leading organisation in physical, mental health, addiction and learning disabilities. We set our own standards and goals for improvements in care rather than aiming to meet minimum standards set by other organisations. Our values are those of: Continuous Improvement, Accountability, Respect, Enthusiasm and Support. We are the first Trust in the UK to publicly commit and develop a policy to have zero suicides among people in our care by 2020.

We work closely with service users, carers and partner organisations, we've been able to make real improvements to our diverse range of services, from health and social care, right through to high secure provision. This passion to improve has been recognised by the CQC who have recently rated us “Good” overall and “Outstanding” for being well led.

What we do

The vision for the Integrated Community Re-enablement and Assessment Service (ICRAS) is that a multidisciplinary team work together to manage the care of people both in the community, requiring support of an urgent nature and who are risk of imminent hospital admission as well as those transitioning from an acute environment who require additional support. The service consists of a multidisciplinary approach including General Medical Practitioners, Advanced Practitioners, Pharmacists, Nursing staff, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Social Workers, Podiatrist, Dietician, Assistant Practitioners and Health Care Assistants.  

The ICRAS service operates for 24 hours a day over 7 days, services across Liverpool and South Sefton may vary in operating/shift hours, for example therapists can work core hours/shifts and cover a weekend rota.

Within the ICRAS pathway we have inpatient Intermediate Care beds (Ward 35 University Hospital Aintree and Hub Rehabilitation Units across the City of Liverpool), Community services across Liverpool and Sefton with a multidisciplinary team approach to facilitate discharges and prevent hospital admissions.

Exciting new initiatives within ICRAS such as HARL(The Hospital Avoidance Response for Liverpool) and ERISS (Electronic Referral Information Sharing system) have been recently launched, a co-ordinated approach with NWAS to assess, support and signpost patients to enable them to remain at home preventing hospital admissions.

ICRAS provides high quality, culturally sensitive, nursing and therapy treatment/interventions for people in their permanent or temporary place of residence (Hub rehab units). Promoting a co-ordinated approach to admission avoidance that facilitates a seamless service leading to improved health and social care outcomes.

Therefore reducing the incidence of re-admission through education seeking early intervention providing an evidence based approach to clinical practice to improved patient care.

ICRAS aims to prevent inappropriate and/or avoidable hospital admissions by providing short term, intensive, multidisciplinary and holistic assessment treatment of care, ensuring collaborative working with existing social care providers and other agencies, NWAS, working with GPs, clinicians and Liverpool City Council via Home First +.

ICRAS philosophy reflects the vision and values of Mersey Care NHS Trust.

ICRAS promotes a “Just and Learning Culture”, where we put equal emphasis on accountability and learning.

What we can offer

  • A robust clinical support structure with regular clinical supervision and performance development review.
  • A comprehensive monthly in-service training programme.
  • Multiple external training and development opportunities working with both University of Liverpool and Liverpool John Moores University.
  • A rapidly expanding NHS Trust that is committed to investing in its future and its staff.
  • Opportunities to supervise and develop junior staff, students and therapy assistants.
  • An opportunity to be part of the development of an innovative and growing of health care that is at the centre of the future direction of healthcare.
  • Structured career progression, support and opportunities.
  • Rotational opportunities across Liverpool and South Sefton, community and bed based services.

Who we want

We are looking for highly motivated band 6 physiotherapists who have a broad range of clinical skills and who are comfortable operating autonomously within a range of different clinical and community settings, flexible and able to travel independently across the Liverpool and South Sefton areas. You will have high standards of patient care and be motivated to contribute to the development of the ICRAS model of community care.

Interviews are scheduled for 11th March 2020

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

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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Further details / informal visits contact

Dawn Billington ICRAS Operational Support– 0151 247 6737

Helen Mannion ICRAS  Clinical Support– 0151 247 6737

Martin Schofield Therapy Team Lead – 0151 247 6740