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Physical Health Practitioner

  • Location:

    Oldham

  • Sector:

    Employability and Welfare to Work

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £25750-32500

  • Contact:

    Andrew Coyne

  • Contact email:

    andrew@coynerecruitment.co.uk

  • Contact phone:

  • Job ref:

    10252

  • Published:

    21 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2020-10-09

Coyne Recruitment are partnering with a fantastic provider who are currently custodians of a fantastic support contract for people in work managing their, mental health, wellbeing, and mindfulness. This role is to work with participants who have requested this support for a period of nine months meeting, talking, and building together an action plan that allows them to flourish in the world of work.

As a Physical Health Practitioner, you will utilise your specialist Physiotherapy skills of advice and guidance on management of common musculoskeletal, cardiopulmonary, and neurological conditions, exercise prescription and return to work advice. The post holder will take a holistic approach to long-term health condition management and work closely with employment specialists (Keyworkers/Caseworkers), other employees and health services to help people improve their lives.

 In brief you will: 

  • Conducting biopsychosocial health assessments to determine participants health needs;  face to face / telephone / videoconferencing 
  • Offering advice and guidance to participants with regard to their health condition and empowering individuals to manage their health more independently and effectively
  • Producing tailored health action plans for participants seen on an individual basis or with the employment specialist (3-way appointment), focusing on improving their health and moving them closer to work
  • Providing ongoing face-to-face and/or remote  based health advice and guidance to individuals to help them manage their health condition for a small caseload of participants that need more intensive 1:1 support
  • Delivering and developing educational group sessions such as Managing Low Back Pain, Living Well with Chronic Pain, Managing COPD and The Benefits of Exercise
  • Monitoring participants’ individual health and wellbeing throughout group activities and reporting significant changes which may impact positively or negatively on a participant’s recovery or return to work to the employment specialist
  • Providing return to work guidance and offer in-work support where required
  • Delivering physical based classes such as walking groups, relaxation classes, circuit training, Tai Chi and Pilates (training for these activities will be provided as appropriate to the needs of the business)
  • Screening participants for suitability for exercise classes
  • Ensuring participants are able to access appropriate and up to date condition specific self- help material
  • Referring participants to specialist services, agencies, and organisations where appropriate

COMPETENCIES, EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • You will be a Physiotherapist, registered with the HCPC and hold CSP Membership
  • A desire to work in the area of occupational health as a non-hand on Physiotherapist, learning new skills that you can take forward into your physiotherapy career in any discipline
  • Good organisational abilities to allow the prioritisation and effective management of key duties
  • Must be adaptable and flexible and be able to react positively to ongoing change
  • Working knowledge and understanding of the biopsychosocial model of healthcare
  • Ability to assess and manage a diverse range of clinical conditions using non hands on interventions
  • Be able to analyse participant assessment information, apply clinical reasoning to enable effective health action planning

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