We are delighted to be starting the recruitment process with the Kent MS Therapy Centre for a Parkinson’s Specialist Clinician to help us establish and grow the Parkinson’s Centre for Integrated Therapy.
Full Job Description
Kent Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre is a Charity based in Canterbury. We are professional, engaging, collaborative and our goal is to support people living with MS or other neurological conditions across Kent.
Parkinson’s Specialist Clinician
Kent Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre and The University of Kent have partnered in an exciting new venture to open the UK’s first specialised centre for non-drug therapy in Parkinson’s disease. The Parkinson’s Centre for Integrated Therapy will open its doors in early 2023 to provide comprehensive access to the most sought-after non-drug treatments, providing individualised, integrated care to improve physical and mental well-being via therapies such as neuro- physiotherapy, group exercise, mental health support, speech and language therapy, group singing, nutritional advice, and massage.
Based at the impressive, purpose-built Kent Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre in Canterbury, the Parkinson’s Centre will also host cutting-edge research to develop new assessments and interventions, and to refine its model of care. This model takes a patient-centred approach, co- producing personalised care plans that promote self-management, home-based monitoring, the swift identification of new needs, and liaison with primary, secondary and tertiary healthcare providers to create a joined-up service.
Education and training opportunities will be offered to train the next generation of healthcare practitioners and scientists in this integrated approach to non- drug management.
The role holder will develop, lead and help deliver the specialist clinical service to people with Parkinson’s disease to improve their quality of life.
- Act as an expert practitioner in the community-based care of people with Parkinson’s disease
- Devise, initiate, revise and update clinical management plans in conjunction with patients and relevant internal and external healthcare practitioners and teams
- Provide timely, clinical advice and assessment of people with Parkinson’s disease and their carers
- Independently manage the Centre caseload
- Ensure that relevant resources are allocated appropriately
- Liaise with external teams and agencies as needed
- Accurately maintain the electronic, clinical database
- Help evaluate service delivery and identify ways to improve it
- Support the delivery of research studies at the centre
- Help support volunteer assistants and clinical project/placement students
- Help ensure that other healthcare practitioners at the Centre are working to agreed service specifications and standards of care
- Share best practice and work effectively alongside Multiple Sclerosis Therapists and staff at the Centre
- Help disseminate and promote findings to the clinical and academic communities
- Keep up-to-date with local and national policy development.
For more information about the role and how to apply, please visit Indeed.