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Physiotherapist – 20 month Fixed Term Contract
Hours: 37.5hrs per week
This post is suitable for a newly qualified physiotherapist
We are St Andrew’s. We are a thriving charity, and our vision is a society in which everyone living with mental health need is heard, valued and has hope for their future.
We help people to overcome barriers, and we work tirelessly to help people in our care to find hope.
Are you full of curiosity and ideas? Are you inspired to do the right thing every day, living by our CARE values of Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Excellence?
Then come join us. Let’s transform lives together.
About the post
Every fourth patient you meet will be challenged by mental illness.
We want you to be a great newly qualified physiotherapist for St Andrews Healthcare, but we also want you to be a champion for mental well-being wherever your career takes you in the future.
We will develop you and help you to enhance your therapeutic tool box, with skills that help you to manage a patient’s physical needs when their mental well-being becomes a barrier to their physical recovery; to help you cultivate physical techniques that bolster your patient’s emotional well-being. We will equip you with the ability to work in any physiotherapy specialism and be capable of managing serious mental illness in any setting, within your scope of practice.
Yes we want you to be a brilliant physiotherapist, but we want to help you to become more; to become a lifelong mental health champion for the here and now and for wherever you may find yourself in the future.
We are currently working with our partners in the NHS to build a rotation into this role; to give you the rounded graduate experience that you crave and to take advantage of your passion to bust stigmas in a variety of healthcare settings.
Whilst working within the charity, however, you will be responsible for providing excellent care; assessing and delivering therapeutic interventions to patients across our Northampton site, with the support of our team of specialist/highly specialist mental health physiotherapists.
Being energetic, fun (a good sense of humour is essential), bubbly, out-going, and a proactive role model is an advantage. Having a passion to think about and deliver a rounded package of engaging activities such as dance, games, challenges, etc. is essential in motivating our patients; as is being able to make a fool of yourself (our patients engage best when they see that we’re not perfect either!)
If you would like the opportunity to develop skills that will be benefit you and your patient’s throughout your career, regardless of where your career might lead, we would love to help you.
Package and Benefits:
Closing Date: Sunday 18th February 2024