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Elm Park, Station Road, Ardleigh, Colchester, CO7 7RT

Priory Group Division



Dependant on Experience



Vacancy Type

Permanent - Part Time

Job Advert Location Description

Job Advert Location Description

Priory Brain Injury Services (PBIS) provide specialised care pathways within the Priory for people with acquired brain injury (ABI). PBIS has been successfully delivering neurobehavioral rehabilitation and making a positive difference to people’s lives since 1985 to people with ABI, whose challenging behaviour prevents attainment of their maximum rehabilitation potential and personal autonomy.

Elm Park is a 17 bedded Brain Injury Rehabilitation Unit in Ardleigh which specialises in the assessment, care and treatment of adult residents (18+ years) with an acquired brain injury. 

Job Advert Role Description

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced phsiotherapist who will work with patients on individualised careplans, facilitating group sessions and 1:1 sessions to provide phsyio engagement and enrichment.

As a physiotherapist you will be working across our Hospital.

1.         To have responsibility for own case load and be responsible for a defined area of the service or a particular patient type, working without direct supervision. Indirect supervision takes the form of clinical reasoning sessions, peer review.

2.         To undertake a comprehensive assessment of patients including those with diverse or complex presentations / multi pathologies; use advanced clinical reasoning skills and manual assessment techniques to provide an accurate diagnosis of patient condition

3.         Formulate and deliver an individual and group physiotherapy treatment programme based on a sound knowledge of evidence based practice and treatment options using clinical assessment, reasoning skills and knowledge of treatment skills e.g.: manual physiotherapy techniques/facilitation of normal movement, patient education and the use of adjuncts.

4.         To be professionally and legally accountable for all aspects of own work, including the management of patients in your care.

5.         To communicate effectively with patients and carers to maximise rehabilitation potential and to ensure understanding of condition. Communication skills of persuasion and motivation are required. Clear explanation is needed to encourage the patients to undertake their treatment programme.

6.         To use communication tools (verbal and non verbal) to gain valid consent with patients where there will often be barriers to effective communication e.g. loss of hearing, altered perception, expressive and receptive dysphasia, pain, fears.

7.         Evaluate patient progress, reassess treatment programmes as required.

8.         Work within Priory guidelines and have a good working knowledge of national and local standards. Monitor own and others quality of practice as appropriate.

9.         To be responsible for maintaining contemporaneous, accurate and comprehensive patient treatment records in line with local and national standards of practice.

10.       Represent physiotherapy service and/or individual patients at the multi-disciplinary team meetings, to ensure the delivery of service. This will include discussion of patient care, patient progress and involvement in discharge planning on..

You will be expected to work autonomously, as well as part of a team to provide high quality and patient centred care.


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About us

As one of the UK’s leading providers of behavioural care and specialist support services, Priory promise a challenging and fulfilling career with the support of a world class organisation willing to invest in your development. 

Across our network of hospitals, residential care homes and supported living services, we are making a real and lasting difference to the lives of the people we support.

Priory maintains that vaccination remains our very best line of defence against COVID-19 and believes that our colleagues working with vulnerable individuals have a professional duty to be vaccinated.  As part of our wider infection control efforts, and to meet our commissioner and customer requirements, we continue to record vaccination status for all colleagues and we therefore request that you disclose this information as part of your application. Your vaccination status will not affect any offer of employment and will be held in line with GDPR requirements.  We thank you for your understanding. 


All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Access NI or Disclosure Scotland. We are an equal opportunities employer. Priory will cover the cost of a DBS check.

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