Position closes on 11th December 2021

The post holder will work to professional and regulatory body codes, standards and guidance at all times ensuring that their practice is grounded in evidence based theoretical and practical knowledge. The post holder will support and manage junior team members and report directly to Matron

Principal Tasks

•             To manage and be responsible for the physiotherapy caseload of the Pensioners as required, including prioritisation as indicated.

•             To undertake new and ongoing comprehensive assessments of pensioners with physical impairment or functional disabilities or who are newly admitted to the Royal Hospital Chelsea utilising both standardised and non-standardised assessment tools; continuously re-assess pensioners for changing needs and goals.

•             To provide relevant education to patients/pensioners, family and staff as appropriate to ensure high quality care.

•             To work in close collaboration with all members of the multi-disciplinary team and communicate with relevant members of the MDT re referrals/treatment plans/pensioner progress/education and discharge. Attend and contribute to internal multidisciplinary meetings. Senior physiotherapist’s are also to monitor the workload of and offer support to junior staff members.

•             To assess and manage clinical risk factors with individual pensioners as indicated

•             To ensure consent to treatment is gained before each intervention and maintain resident’s privacy, dignity and choice at all times.

•             To collate appropriate statistical data in accordance with departmental procedure and to produce reports as requested to capture performance targets and clinical governance.

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Stirring of the Christmas Pudding Ceremony 2021
Festive fun at the stirring of the Christmas Pudding ceremony

Chelsea Pensioners and staff gathered together in the Great Hall on the last day of November to usher in the start of Advent with the first of the Royal Hospital’s annual Christmas traditions. 

Remembrance 2021
The Chelsea Pensioners remember

After the restrictions last year, the Royal Hospital today commemorated Remembrance with a Drumhead Ceremony on figure court.


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