PCN First Contact Physiotherapists x 3 (Full/Part Time Available)
Well Up North
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This role is being re-advertised as a Band 8a
*Part Time also available*
Well up North Primary Care Network (PCN) are looking to expand our diverse and growing team of healthcare professionals. We are seeking an enthusiastic, self-motivated and well organised First Contact Physiotherapist to improve the quality and safety of care delivered to our patients across our 12 member practices.
The successful candidate would provide face to face, telephone and digital consultations plus group sessions for patients to strengthen proactive care, and provide training and advice for our multi-disciplinary Practice Teams.
Whilst carrying out telephone or digital consultations, there may be the potential for home and flexible working opportunities.
The role also includes providing and advising on a range of treatment options and undertaking independent and supplementary prescribing and injection therapy as required.
Main duties of the job
You will work alongside and support our multi-disciplinary team within our PCN. You will be a dedicated professional who shares our values and passion about delivering high quality, joined-up clinical management of musculoskeletal conditions. You will have the clinical expertise and ability to autonomously assess, diagnose and treat patients with a range of conditions and be comfortable triaging and seeing patients without prior contact with their GP. You will have experience in managing caseloads and be confident in formulating rapid and accurate diagnosis supported by complementary management plans.
You will work as a self-sufficient practitioner and will be supported by the wider clinical teams at all of our surgery sites. You must have excellent clinical and leadership skills, be proactive and self-motivated, but most importantly, have a passion for maintaining high standards of care and developing services with the patient at the center of all that you do.
The post holder will be working as part of the Well Up North Primary Care Network (PCN), a combined list of over 80,000 patients and a group of 12 practices: Alnwick Medical Group, Belford Medical Group, Cheviot Medical Group, Coquet Medical Group, Felton Surgery, Gas House Lane, Glendale Surgery, Greystoke Surgery, Rothbury Practice, Union Brae, Well Close Medical Group and Widdrington Surgery.
Primary Care Networks (PCN) are groups of GPs andPractices working together with a range of local providers to offer more personalised and coordinated health and social care to their local populations
Main Responsibility of the post holder
First contact physiotherapists operate at an advanced level of clinical practice, with skills to assess, diagnose, treat and manage musculoskeletal (MSK) problems and undifferentiated conditions. This will involve seeing patients, without prior referral from their GP, to establish a rapid and accurate diagnosis and management plan, thus streamlining pathways of care. They work independently in clinical practice and do not require day to day supervision. Patients can either self-refer or be referred by the networks members.
- Provide clinical expertise, acting as first-contact physiotherapist and making 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.
- Progress and request investigations to facilitate diagnosis and choice of treatment regime, understanding the information limitations derived from these and the relative sensitivity and specificity of particular tests diagnostic services such as x-rays and blood test, and interpret and act on results to aid diagnosis and the management plans of patients. Including making appropriate referrals to other health care professionals. This includes community physiotherapy for treatment, to secondary care, to the practices clinical team (Nurses and GPs) and to other primary care services
- Deliver programmes of supported patient self-management, in ways that facilitate behavioural change, optimise individuals' physical activity, mobility, fulfilment of personal goals and independence, and that minimise the need for pharmacological interventions
Personal Skills & Abilities
Disclosure and Barring Service Check
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).
Well Up North
03 March 2021
Agenda for change
£45,753 a year
Full-time, Part-time, Flexible working, Home or remote working, Compressed hours