MSK Outpatient Physiotherapist

Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
Hillingdon, Middlesex
£29,553 to £36,265 a year p.a inc HCAS (pro rata if P/T)
Closing date
19 Aug 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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Looking to specialise in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy?

We are currently recruiting for a full time band 5 physiotherapist within our Musculoskeletal Outpatient Physiotherapy service. At CNWL we pride ourselves on staff development and delivering high quality care in community services.

The successful candidate will be part of an enthusiastic, supportive & forward thinking team. The role consists of approximately 6-monthly rotations based across Uxbridge Health Centre, Eastcote Health Centre and the Warren Medical Centre in Hayes, which are within the London Borough of Hillingdon.

When you join our friendly team you will have your own clinical caseload, assessing & rehabilitating patients through both face to face & virtual (telephone/video) consultations, and in gym settings delivering classes. Recent post graduate experience is essential and recent post graduate experience in musculoskeletal outpatients and working within a health service sector, either acute or community is preferred.

The Physiotherapy team has good working relationships with both the First Contact Practitioner's (FCP's) working in GP practices and the Extended Scope Practitioner's (ESP's) at The Hillingdon Hospital and Mount Vernon Hospital. We receive referrals from GPs, FCPs and the ESPs. At CNWL we continue to work closely with the acute hospital trust in Hillingdon on a number of joint projects including the development of the Hillingdon MSK website.

Main duties of the job

To work as part of the physiotherapy team in the musculoskeletal outpatient departments. Provide a high standard of physiotherapy assessment, treatment and advice topatients.

1. To undertake a musculoskeletal assessment of patients including those with highly complex presentations and from this formulate a diagnosis and treatment plan which is carried out as an autonomous practitioner.2. To take a role in the supervision and teaching of physiotherapy students and other members of the multi disciplinary team.3. To participate in evidence based projects, assist in implementing changes within designated team/area and setting and monitor standards of practice.

About us

Our service is committed to CPD and promoting evidence-based practice and a high standard of care throughout. We offer an extensive professional development programme for all staff. The successful candidate will have weekly supervision sessions with their supervisor, participate in in-service training, attend study days and may have the opportunity to assist with mentoring students. Clinical supervision will be provided by band 6 and band 7 staff with a diverse range of experience and specialty including pelvic health and vestibular problems. We also have a number of staff members currently completing Advanced Clinical Practitioner (ACP) training. Many of the band 5 staff previously recruited have gone on to be promoted to band 6 posts within our MSK service.

As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination as this remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients and service users when working on our healthcare settings.

Job description Job responsibilities

  • To be professionally and legally responsible and accountable for all aspects of the practitioners professional activities.
  • To take responsibility for the assessment, treatment and advice of patients referred by senior medical staff, General Practitioners or other health professionals including extended scope practitioners.
  • To interpret and analyse clinical and non-clinical facts to form accurate diagnoses, prognoses and recommend best course of intervention in a wide range of highly complex musculoskeletal conditions.
  • To be responsible for own case load and may be consulted for advice and guidance by less experienced team members and other health care professionals.
  • To continually reassess patients in order to progress treatments effectively.
  • To co-ordinate intervention which may include other disciplines; advises and educates patient/carers/relatives/other health professionals.
  • To manage clinical risk within own caseload at all times.
  • To be responsible for maintenance of accurate written records using POMR system, to include comprehensive progress and discharge reports to medical referrers.
  • To use knowledge to refer to other health disciplines as appropriate.
  • To demonstrate physical ability to carry out physiotherapy assessment and interventions including manual therapy techniques and therapeutic handling.
  • To demonstrate dexterity, co-ordination and palpatory skills for assessment and manual treatment of patients.
  • To be competent in assessing a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions based on theoretical knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology, often in situations where conflicting evidence is present.

  • Please note - applicants must have current HCPC registration and meet the person specification criteria for the post.

    Person Specification Education and Qualification Essential
    • Degree in Physiotherapy (or equivalent)
    • HCPC registration
    • Relevant CPD
    Experience Essential
    • Experience at undergraduate level in Musculoskeletal rotations
    • Basic understanding of computers and their applications
    • Previous experience at Band 5 level to include rotations outside of MSK Physio e.g. Orthopaedics/Medical/Care of the Elderly oEvidence of good clinical reasoning skills
    • Excellent written skills
    Attitudes, aptitudes, personal characteristics Essential
    • Ability to work with distressed or aggressive patients oTeam worker
    • Ability to listen and reflect oFlexible approach to work practice
    • Flexible approach to service needs, prepared to work in any location

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