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Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

Employer
Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Prescot
Salary
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
30 Jan 2023

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Profession
CBT Therapist / Other
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust Musculoskeletal Service is looking for a highly motivated Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist with experience in the NHS to join the team in Knowsley.

The musculoskeletal physiotherapy service provides a comprehensive range of services to patients with musculoskeletal conditions, accepting both self referrals and referrals from GP's.

The post holder will be responsible for providing treatment of musculoskeletal injuries, chronic pain, arthritic conditions and other complex multi-pathologies.

The post holder will be required to work across satellite clinics in the Knowsley area.

The MSK service has a well-structured programme of mentoring, supervision and CPD; the department is research-active and has close links with Higher Education Institutes. Active involvement in training and development, including supervision of students and delivery of staff training is a key requirement.

To be successful in applying for this role you will need:
  • Current relevant professional registration (HCPC registration)
  • Minimum 2 years post qualification experience
  • Experience of working in the NHS as a Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
  • Enhanced DBS
  • Experience in a musculoskeletal outpatients department


Previous applicants need not apply

Main duties of the job

To provide high quality Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy services to patients

To use advanced clinical reasoning skills and specialist manual assessment techniques to provide an accurate diagnosis

To undertake a comprehensive assessment and re-assessment of patients, including those with diverse or complex presentation

To formulate and deliver individualised and specialist Physiotherapy management programme based on advanced knowledge of appropriate treatment options and evidence based practice e.g. manual techniques, patient education, exercise classes and other suitable skills

To be professionally and legally accountable for all aspects of own work, including management of patients in your care

To be responsible for maintaining accurate and comprehensive patient treatment records in line with legal requirements, trust guidelines and CSP standards of practice

About us

Mersey Care is one of the largest trusts providing physical health and mental health services in the North West, serving more than 11 million people.

We offer specialist inpatient and community services that support physical and mental health and specialist inpatient mental health, learning disability, addiction and brain injury services. Mersey Care is one of only three trusts in the UK that offer high secure mental health facilities.

At the heart of all we do is our commitment to 'perfect care' - care that is safe, effective, positively experienced, timely, equitable and efficient. We support our staff to do the best job they can and work alongside service users, their families, and carers to design and develop future services together. We're currently delivering a programme of organisational and service transformation to significantly improve the quality of the services we provide and safely reduce cost as we do so.

Job description Job responsibilities

Clinical:

To undertake a comprehensive assessment of patients including those with diverse or complex presentations/multi pathologies; use advanced clinical reasoning skills and manual assessment techniques to provide an accurate diagnosis of their condition.

Undertake video and telephone assessments as well as face to face sessions.

Formulate and deliver an individual therapy treatment programme using assessment, reasoning skills and treatment skills based on a sound knowledge of evidence based practice and treatment options. Formulate accurate diagnosis prognoses and recommend best course of intervention, developing comprehensive discharge plans.

To take delegated responsibility from the Band 7 therapist for managing patients with particular conditions and be responsible for providing specialist therapy assessment and treatment plans for patients with these conditions.

Evaluate patient progress, reassess and alter treatment programmes as required.

Work as a lone practitioner with telephone support from a senior therapist if required.

To demonstrate highly developed dexterity, co-ordination, palpatory and other senses for assessment and manual treatment of patients

To communicate effectively with patients and carers to maximise rehabilitation potential and to ensure understanding of their condition

To assess capacity, gain valid informed consent and have the ability to work within a legal framework with patients who lack capacity to consent to treatment

To communicate effectively and work collaboratively with medical, nursing, therapy staff and other health and social care and education professionals to ensure delivery of a coordinated multidisciplinary service. This will include case conferences, ward rounds and discharged planning and other forms of verbal/written communication as necessary including report writing, referrals to other agencies

To communicate highly sensitive information effectively with all patient groups/carers were there maybe difficulties in accepting or understanding information

To maintain tact and diplomacy and use highly developed communication skill when working in situations which may become hostile/antagonistic

To maintain accurate, comprehensive and up to date documentation in line with legal and departmental requirements, and communicate assessment and treatment results to the appropriate disciplines in the form of reports and letters

To undertake as directed the collection of appropriate data and statistics for the use of the department

To adhere to the HCPC code of Ethics and Professional Conduct and facilitate compliance of the occupational therapy/physiotherapy staff with local and national standards of practice

Work within Trust clinical guidelines and CSP guidelines and to have a good working knowledge of national and local standards and monitor own and others quality practice as appropriate

Managerial:

To be professional and legally responsible and accountable for all aspects of your own work including the management of patients in your care. To ensure a high standard of clinical care for the patient under your management, and support more junior staff to do likewise

Implement policy and service development changes as directed

To take responsibility for Health and Safety aspects of your work and implement any policies that maybe required to improve the safety of your work area, including your prompt recording and reporting of accidents to senior staff, and ensuring equipment use is safe

To demonstrate a sound understanding of clinical governance and risk management and apply to work situation

To undertake the measurements and evaluation of your work and current practices through the use of evidence based practice projects, audit and outcome measures under the guidance of the Senior or Lead Clinician. Make recommendations for change and to implement change

To comply with the organisational and departmental policies and procedures and to be involved in the reviewing and updating as appropriate

To ensure that staff adhere to health and safety guidelines and maintain a safe environment and working practices

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Degree in Physiotherapy (BSc)
  • Registered with the HCPC (to be maintained)
Desirable
  • MSK specific post graduate qualification
Experience/ Knowledge Essential
  • Significant post-qualification employment experience of working in MSK field.
  • Experience and knowledge in the management of a wide variety of complex and chronic conditions.
  • Knowledge of the psychological issues of rehabilitation e.g. yellow flags.
  • Completing Telephone/Video/Virtual assessments
  • Working autonomously
  • Leading group treatment and education sessions confidently
  • Orthopaedic and musculoskeletal outpatient Rehabilitation of adults with physical disabilities.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to delivering evidence based practice
  • Evidence of recent and ongoing CPD
  • Supervision of junior staff
  • Supervising physiotherapy students
  • Working within a multidisciplinary team
Desirable
  • 2 Years Musculoskeletal Outpatients experience
Values Essential
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Accountability
  • Respectfulness
  • Enthusiasm
  • Support
  • High professional standards
  • Responsive to service users
  • Engaging leadership style
  • Strong customer service belief
  • Transparency and honesty
  • Discreet
  • Change oriented
Skills Essential
  • Ability to plan, implement and evaluate a physiotherapy treatment programme
  • Ability to complete a comprehensive patient assessment using specialist knowledge.
  • Ability to manage own caseload and prioritise work.
  • Ability to communicate complex information to patients, carers and staff
  • To Use outcome measures and audit effectively
  • Ability to supervise and teach junior staff, patients, carers, and members of the multidisciplinary team.
  • Experience in appraisal of junior team members.
  • IT skills and ability to use clinical systems
  • Ability to work effectively within a multidisciplinary team.


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