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Specialist Therapist

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Job Description

Job Purpose

  • Provide assessment, advice and treatment of neurologically impaired clients
  • To manage own caseload working as an autonomous practitioner.
  • Work in an inter-disciplinary way to provide an efficient and effective neurological therapy service for clients with complex needs using evidence based practice.
  • Work as an integral member of the team, contributing to team meetings and service developments.
  • Work alongside relevant healthcare professionals and other agencies.
  • Undertake continuous professional development.
  • Provide guidance and clinical support to Generic Therapy Assistants completing client therapy programmes.
  • Contribute to the quality assurance and development of the Company.

Main Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide clinical advice and therapy / management plans to clients with neurological impairments including knowledge and experience of contemporary treatment techniques.
  • Develop specialist knowledge to inform sound clinical judgements for complex case management.
  • Undertake initial assessment of clinical risk as part of everyday practice, complete risk assessment documentation, report and record as appropriate.
  • Evaluate client progress, reassess and alter treatment programmes as required
  • Write reports in a range of styles as well as keeping up to date with clinical record keeping.
  • Demonstrate clinical effectiveness by use of evidence based practice and outcome measures, ensuring that practice is continually updated.
  • Develop the ability to act autonomously, working unsupervised using initiative.
  • Be accountable for own professional actions and recognise own professional boundaries, seeking advice as appropriate and actively participating in clinical supervision.
  • Work within defined departmental and national protocols/policies and professional code of conduct to guarantee quality and safety.
  • Be professionally and legally responsible and accountable for the quality of own work and submit performance data as required.
  • Contribute to service development and audit with senior team members.
  • Be aware of current policies and procedures relating to safeguarding vulnerable adults and understand implications for day to day practice.

Key Relationships and Team Responsibilities  

  • Work independently as part of an interdisciplinary/inter-agency team and contribute to MDT meetings.
  • Share information with others, observing data protection guidelines.
  • Develop empathy with distressed clients, carers/ families and colleagues, ensuring that effective communication is supported.
  • To provide clinical advice to other members of the clients team regarding the management of clients

Statutory & Company Responsibilities

  • Health & Safety. Familiarity and compliance with Health & Safety policies and to take all reasonable steps to ensure both their safety in the work place and that of colleagues and clients
  • You have a duty of confidentiality that applies before and during your employment. You may not disclose or use for any other organisation or individuals benefit any confidential information that you have or acquire through your employment. This confidentiality clause covers such matters as knowledge of business, clients, business contacts and procedures; this clause also extends to our clients.
  • Data Protection. Familiarity and compliance with the requirements of Neural Pathways Data Protection policies and procedures.
  • Protection of Vulnerable Adults. Familiarity and compliance with current statutory guidance regarding multi-agency policies and procedures to protect vulnerable adults from abuse.
  • Promoting equality / valuing diversity. Familiarity and compliance with the principles and requirements of Neural Pathways equality and diversity policy as regards our patients, their families, our staff and clients.
  • Delegate work to generic therapy assistants in line with guidance from the relevant professional body.
  • Undertake working hours across a 7 day week as per Neural Pathways 7 Day Working Policy and carry out any additional duties that the post requires. Duties outlined above are subject to change, after consultation with the post holder, which meet the needs of the company as a result of the full implementation of the company plans.

Professional Practice Reponsibilities

  • To maintain up-to-date HCPC and professional registration.
  • To work within defined departmental and national policies/protocols and professional code of conduct.
  • To be accountable for independent professional actions and recognise own professional boundaries, seeking support and advice when required.
  • To demonstrate knowledge of, and adhere to professional, clinical and national clinical guidelines.


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