The Moving Well Community Pain Team are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic and motivated Physiotherapist or Osteopath to join our fabulous team! The ethos of our service is improving quality of life holistically despite living with persistent pain.
We provide a high quality multi-disciplinary service over a wide geographical area in Central Lancashire with a variety of clinics across the region.
The role will involve providing triage, comprehensive assessments, diagnosis and appropriate interventions to assist the self-management of people living with persistent pain. There is a requirement for effective communication skills in the management of complex situations. Close working with members of the Pain Team is pivotal to the role.
The post offers an exciting opportunity to work within a team includingphysiotherapy, psychology, occupational therapy, nurse specialists, pain consultants, pharmacist and administrative support and would be ideal for someone seeking to assist patients living with persistent pain.There will be opportunities for close interdisciplinary working and research and service development
Main duties of the job
- To triage, educate, assess, diagnose and treat patients with persistent pain
- To facilitate people to make sense of persistent pain conditions.
- To manage a caseload of patients with persistent pain.
- To work closely with physiotherapists and other disciplines to deliver individual, joint or group pain management treatment programmes.
- To incorporate evidence based practice and provide patient focused care
- To support members of staff to provide a specialist Pain Service to patient's with complex conditions.
- To support and assist in developing the service to ensure it meets local and national standards
- To work collaboratively within the multi-disciplinary and wider teams
- To work autonomously
- To provide support to the Clinical Lead and Team leader
- The role entails 70 % clinical contact and 30 % Service development
We would welcome applicants with innovative and creative ideas, who will support the further development of this service.
You will be committed to you own professional development and be willing to access the support, training and supervision made available to you in this service. Line management supervision will be provided by the Team Leader. Clinical supervision will be provided by the Extended Scope Practitioner Pain Management. Professional supervision for Physiotherapists will be provided by the Extended scope physiotherapist pain management. Professional supervision for Osteopaths will be sourced and funded externally from the trust via the GOsC.
Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.
The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.
Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as; term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.
For more information please visit our website via Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS FT.
Job description Job responsibilities
For more details on this vacancy please review the attached job description and person specificationand contact Joanne Bishop Clinical Lead Moving well Pain Team on 01772 520900 (option 3)
Person Specification Qualifications Essential
- Degree or equivalent in Physiotherapy
- Current professional registration with HPC as Physiotherapist and responsibility for maintaining this registration
- Masters module/post grad qualification in relevant field of clinical expertise (or working towards) / post-grad qualification/equivalent knowledge & experience to masters level
- Evidence of CPD in related field of clinical expertise.
- Current accredited field work educator
- Understanding of clinical governance framework and implications for practice including audit and research governance.
- In-depth understanding of current NHS/government policy/Public Health/NICE guidelines on organisational change and the ability to adapt these appropriately to local service needs through publication of documents.
- Knowledge and appreciation of lone working risks - policy and procedure.
- Change management skills
- Excellent time management skills
- Treatment of a broad range of conditions relating to clinical speciality
- Demonstrable evidence of improving and developing service and practice
- Evidence of leading and implementing clinical change
- Supervision and/or mentoring of staff/students.
- Multi-disciplinary/multi-agency collaborative working.
- Highly advanced and specialised practice skills in field of expertise.
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