Clinical Neurophysiotherapist Specialist

Date Posted
16th May 2016
GG11 - 131
Social Care
31733-34103 Per Annum £31,733 - £34,103 pa
£30,000 to £40,000 Per Annum
Contract Type
Associate Specialist
Job Roles
Livability is a national Christian disability and community engagement charity that delivers a variety of community projects, disability care services and training resources across the UK. We also share our expertise internationally. Our vision is of a transformed society where disabled and disadvantaged people can live life to the full. That’s why, since 1844, we’ve been campaigning, training and pioneering projects - services to help improve the wellbeing and social inclusion of disabled adults and children.

Icanho is based in Stowmarket, and is under the umbrella of the national Christian charity, Livability, which is dedicated to enhance the lives of adults with disabilities. You will see clients that are commissioned from the NHS as well as the private sector.

We are looking for a full time neurophysiotherapist who is enthusiastic about Acquired Brain Injury. This is an opportunity for you to join our proactive and holistic client-centred interdisciplinary team in beautiful Suffolk. Your work, while exclusively with adult ABI clients, will be extremely varied and cover a wide range of complexities. You may be giving advice regarding tone and position management or ensuring a young scaffolder is physically fit and ready to return to work. The assessments, treatments and efficient discharges you will deliver will take place in our purpose-built centre located in Stowmarket, the client’s homes and in the wider community.

Your clients will benefit from your experience, knowledge and skills regarding movement and sensory disorders, visuospatial and vestibular disturbances, neglect and balance/midline problems. You will have excellent communication skills to equip you to work with cognitive and communication impaired clients and their family/carers as well as the ability to deliver professional presentations.

Links with academic institutions, both national and international are fostered. You will be a Clinical Educator for physiotherapy students and have input with students from other disciplines and trainee clinical psychologists.

Not only will you deliver a rehabilitation service to your clients, you will offer your expert knowledge within our interdisciplinary team which includes other Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Clinical Psychologists, a specialist Social Worker, Rehabilitation Assistants; and with consultants, GPs and the wider community rehabilitation team.

You will bring your desire to learn more about ABI, keep abreast of emerging technology in the field of brain injury rehabilitation, have input into the technologies used within the physiotherapy department as well as the wider Icanho service, and engage in audits and research as necessary.

We are a fun, enthusiastic dedicated team and look forward to having another fun, enthusiastic dedicated therapist join us.

Role Requirements

• To provide specialist neuro-physiotherapy interventions for rehabilitation of clients following the consequences of Acquired Brain Injury (ABI), i.e. spasticity management, sensory-motor disturbances, visuo-spatial deficits, vestibular problems, involving their carers whenever possible.
• To play an integral part in the evaluation, development and integration of emerging new techniques and technology into the service.

To actively participate as a specialist physiotherapy resource in respect of ABI services to the interdisciplinary team within Livability Icanho and to the wider professional community as required.

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