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MSK Static Physiotherapist

Employer
Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust
Location
Walsall
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Profession
Physiotherapist
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
**Two full time positions being advertised - please note NHS experience is required for the post**

**All interviews will be done face to face**

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust is pleased to be offering an opportunity for an experienced Physiotherapist to be part of the Musculoskeletal physiotherapy team providing assessment and rehabilitation in a community based setting. The successful applicant will undertake all aspects of clinical duties together with gaining experience working to support the clinical assessment service, undertaking advanced physio-therapeutic assessment of patients with diverse or complex physical, psychological, cognitive and behavioural conditions in order to provide an accurate diagnosis and prognosis. The role may involve rotations within specialist MSK areas which would include pain groups, occupational health and pelvic health. You will also be required to display a working knowledge of community physiotherapy together with supervisory experience and willingness to provide service development.

Main duties of the job

  • To undertake all aspects of clinical duties as an autonomous practitioner including professional and legal accountability and managing clinical risk for all aspects of own work. Some aspects of work will involve delivery of the care as an individual practitioner or as part of a multidisciplinary team. In most cases to be the sole health professional with responsibility for that patient's episode of care.
  • To assess and treat a variety of conditions and patient presentations. This includes complex physical, psychological, cognitive and behavioural conditions in order to provide an accurate diagnosis and prognosis.
  • To recognise when physiotherapy treatment is inappropriate and when the patient would benefit from the input of another profession and to refer onwards to the appropriate person at the appropriate time.
  • To be responsible for organising and planning own caseload to meet service and patient priorities. Re-adjusting plans as situations change / arise.
  • May be involved in specialist rotations to include occupational health, working with the shoulder and spinal pathway, pain groups and exercise classes.


About us

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust is an integrated Trust and the only provider of NHS acute care in Walsall, serving a population of 286,700, providing inpatient and outpatient services at the Manor Hospital as well as a wide range of services in the community. Walsall Manor houses the full range of district general hospital services under one roof. The �170 million development was completed in 2010 and the continued upgrading of existing areas ensures the Trust now has a state-of-the-art Critical Care Unit, Neonatal Unit, Obstetric Theatre, and Integrated Assessment Unit facilities. Work is also well underway on its multi-million pound new Urgent and Emergency Care Centre which will house a new Emergency Department (including Children's Emergency Department), co-located Paediatric Assessment Unit, Acute Medical Unit and Urgent Care Centre. This is scheduled for completion this year.

We would particularly welcome applications from people from a BME background and people with a disability as these groups are currently under-represented at senior level. We value diversity within our Trust and are working to achieve equality in our recruitment.

We support flexible working for all employees and prospective applicants.

Any settled workers meeting the requirements must be offered the position in preference to any non-resident candidates meeting the requirements, unless the role falls under a PhD-level code, in which case sponsorship may be attained.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To undertake all aspects of clinical duties as an autonomous practitioner including professional and legal accountability and managing clinical risk for all aspects of own work. Some aspects of work will involve delivery of the care as an individual practitioner or as part of a multidisciplinary team. In most cases to be the sole health professional with responsibility for that patients episode of care.
  • To assess and treat a variety of conditions and patient presentations. This includes complex physical, psychological, cognitive and behavioural conditions in order to provide an accurate diagnosis and prognosis.
  • To demonstrate the ability to set realistic functional goals with patients and their carers.
  • To recognise when physiotherapy treatment is inappropriate and when the patient would benefit from the input of another profession and to refer onwards to the appropriate person at the appropriate time.
  • Maintain and keep up-to-date CPD and competency to practice, through CPD activities including IST's as well as external courses. Maintain and encourage evidence-based practice.
  • Be an active member of the team to undertake audits, training and attending regular 1-1's and staff meetings.
  • To be responsible for organising and planning own caseload to meet service and patient priorities. Re-adjusting plans as situations change / arise.
  • May be involved in specialist rotations to include occupational health, working with the shoulder and spinal pathway, pain groups and exercise classes.


Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Diploma/Degree in physiotherapy or equivalent
  • HPC registration
  • Evidence of relevant post graduate courses / CPD


Experience

Essential

  • NHS experience
  • Demonstrates current, practical experience in management of musculoskeletal conditions acquired from post graduate training and working as a post graduate physiotherapist in a musculoskeletal setting
  • Working knowledge of Community Physiotherapy
  • Experience of working in a Multi-Disciplinary Team


Skills

Essential

  • Demonstrates the ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Demonstrates a willingness to develop clinical skills


Knowledge

Essential

  • Demonstrates a detailed understanding of clinical governance and its implications for service provision
  • Detailed knowledge of quality, audit and evidence based practice
  • Demonstrates the ability to work effectively both independently and unsupervised.
  • Demonstrates the ability to carry out independent and unsupervised clinical decision making and problem solving skills


Employer details

Employer name

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust

Address

Walsall Manor Hospital and community sites

Moat Road

Walsall

WS2 9PS

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407-COMM-6223919

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