We require a highly skilled, highly motivated Physiotherapist to work in the South Kerrier locality as a Clinical Specialist/ Advanced Practice Physiotherapist within our MSK Physiotherapy Outpatient Department and as a First Contact Practitioner (MSK) within GP surgeries. The role(s) will be directly linked to the South Kerrier PCN.
Main duties of the job
The successful applicant will have already completed stage 1 of the FCP road map and working towards accreditation. They will have advanced clinical reasoning skills and excellent communication skills. Working as a Clinical Specialist/ Advanced Practice 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(s) will be based at Helston Community Hospital and full and part time positions may be available.
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.
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.
Just over 532,000 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 Qualifications Essential
- Appropriate Degree or Equivalent knowledge
- Masters level professional education supplemented by specialist training and development or equivalent experience
- HCPC Registration and relevant professional qualification
- Relevant training or qualification in leadership or equivalent experience
- Working knowledge and experience of application of legislation and guidelines relevant to the role
- Significant specialist experience and knowledge in defined clinical areas
- Experience with complex patients
- Experience of service development
- Strong commitment to teaching and learning.
- Proven clinical leadership skills
Personal Qualities Essential
- Committed to ongoing development
- Proven IT skills with application to practice.
- Ability to travel independently where required
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