PCN First Contact Physiotherapists x 3 (Full/Part Time Available)

Well Up North

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Job overview

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.

About us

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

Job description

Job responsibilities

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.

Job Purpose

  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. 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

Person Specification

Personal Skills & Abilities

Essential

  • *Highly motivated, enthusiastic and flexible in approach to work *A friendly and approachable manner with good people skills showing care and empathy. *The ability to work as a member of a busy multidisciplinary team *Excellent communication skills the ability to communicate clearly and effectively with a wide range of individuals both verbally and in writing *The ability to communicate and interact with the public in a discreet and sensitive manner, recognising their needs for alternative methods and styles of communication *Good organisational skills *A strong commitment to providing a high standard of care that is responsive and flexible in its approach to meeting the needs of a deprived and ethnically diverse inner city population *Willingness and aptitude to be involved in teaching *A commitment to professional and personal development, with evidence of recent study and learning

Experience

Essential

  • *Recent experience working as a community MSK physiotherapist *Experience of a psychologically informed physiotherapy approach to the management of MSK conditions *Good IT and keyboard skills

Desirable

  • Experience of working in primary care
  • Experience of working in a GP practice

Qualifications

Essential

  • *Registered Physiotherapist
  • *Masters Level qualification or equivalent specialist knowledge, skill and experience

Desirable

  • Injection Therapy

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Well Up North

Address

Well Close Square

Berwick-upon-tweed

TD15 1LL


Employer's website

http://wellclosemedicalgroup.co.uk/

Date posted

03 March 2021

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 8a

Salary

£45,753 a year

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time, Flexible working, Home or remote working, Compressed hours

Reference number

A1725-21-2437

Job locations

Well Close Square

Berwick-upon-tweed

TD15 1LL


The Mount

Morpeth

Northumberland

NE61 1JX


The Mount

Morpeth

Northumberland

NE61 1JX


51 Main Street

Felton

Morpeth

Northumberland

NE65 9PR


Grange Road

Widdrington

Morpeth

Northumberland

NE61 5LX


Percy Drive

Amble

Morpeth

Northumberland

NE65 0HD


Infirmary Close

Alnwick

Northumberland

NE66 2NL


Rothbury Community Hospital

Whitton Bank Road

Morpeth

Northumberland

NE65 7RW


Padgepool Place

Wooler

Northumberland

NE71 6BL


Padgepool Place

Wooler

Northumberland

NE71 6BL


Croftfield

Belford

Northumberland

NE70 7ER


Union Brae

Tweedmouth

Berwick-upon-tweed

TD15 2HB


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