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MSK Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist/First Contact Practitioner

Employer
Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Newquay
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 a year Pro Rata
Closing date
24 May 2024

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Profession
Physiotherapist
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
We require a highly skilled, highly motivated Physiotherapist to work in the Restormel locality as a Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist within our MSK Physiotherapy Outpatient Department and as a First Contact Practitioner (MSK) within GP surgeries. The role will be directly linked to the Watergate PCN.

The successful applicant will have advanced clinical reasoning skills and excellent communication skills. Working as a Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist the post holder will assess, diagnose and provide complex rehabilitation and treatment plans, organising investigations and acting on results as required. Working as a First Contact Practitioner the post holder will provide clinical expertise, and make decisions about the best course of action for patients' care (including in relation to undifferentiated conditions). This will involve seeing patients, without prior contact with their GP, in order to establish a rapid and accurate diagnosis and management plan, reducing the need for same day GP appointments.

The post holder will be based at Newquay Hospital.

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant will have significant MSK physiotherapy experience and be able demonstrate they are working towards stage 1 of the FCP road map and accreditation. They will have advanced clinical reasoning skills and excellent communication skills. Working as a Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist the post holder will assess, diagnose and provide complex rehabilitation and treatment plans, organising investigations and acting on results as required. Working as a First Contact Practitioner the post holder will provide clinical expertise, and make decisions about the best course of action for patients' care (including in relation to undifferentiated conditions). This will involve seeing patients, without prior contact with their GP, in order to establish a rapid and accurate diagnosis and management plan, reducing the need for same day GP appointments.

The role will be supported by the National Competency Framework and each FCP will have a access to the Countywide FCP network and peer support group. Additional professional development in line with the individual's needs will be available with shadowing, e-learning, relevant training courses/conference opportunities being supported.

About us

We're an NHS community and mental health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people's physical and mental health. We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability.

We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you'll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK.

Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff.

We work in people's homes, in community clinics and bases. Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner.

Approximately 568,000 people live here. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon. As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increases the numbers of people who use our services.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For full information of the roles and responsibilities of this role, please see the attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications

Essential

  • Have an appropriate degree or equivalent knowledge and expertise
  • Relevant professional qualification and HCPC Registration
  • Evidence of relevant MSK post graduate qualification/training at Masters level


Desirable

  • Relevant training or qualification in leadership or equivalent experience


Experience

Essential

  • Working knowledge and experience of application of legislation and guidelines relevant to the role
  • Significant specialist experience and knowledge in defined clinical areas
  • Extensive and varied experience in the management of musculoskeletal problems across the MSK pathway


Skills and Aptitude

Essential

  • Proven IT skills with application to practice.
  • Established and proven communication skills.


Other

Essential

  • Ability to travel independently where required


Employer details

Employer name

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Newquay Community Hospital

St Thomas Road

Newquay

TR7 1RQ

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201-24-306

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