Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist

Pennine MSK Partnership

The closing date is 02 September 2022

Job summary

We are seeking to appoint a highly skilled and experienced Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist to work within our service across our musculoskeletal pathways. You will have extensive post graduate experience of working in a role utilising advanced musculoskeletal clinical assessment and treatment skills.

You will work within a well-established musculoskeletal clinical assessment team including physiotherapists, occupational therapists, orthopaedic surgeons and the rheumatology team. In the role you’ll be expected to contribute to improving the delivery and design of care pathways within the organisation.

You will be qualified at or working towards a Master degree level in Physiotherapy.

We offer

  • Annual Leave as per agenda for change
  • Membership of the NHS Pension Scheme
  • Learning and Development Opportunities and much, much more

Main duties of the job

The purpose of the role is to provide an expert Physiotherapy service to patients within Pennine MSK Partnership.

The post integrates expert clinical practice, training and education, service development and research and audit activity.

About us

Pennine MSK Partnership is a service commissioned by Oldham CCG to provide care for the patients of Oldham in Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Persistent Pain in a community setting across several sites in and around Oldham.

We have a large multidisciplinary team of 90 Clinicians and 40 Operational staff who work in the service to provide an outstanding pathway of care for our patients.

Our multidisciplinary clinical team include, Rheumatology Consultants, Orthopaedic Consultants, Consultant Liaison Psychiatrists, Clinical Psychologists, GP’s with special interest in Rheumatology and Persistent Pain, Clinical Specialist Physiotherapists, Rheumatology Specialist Physiotherapists, Clinical Specialist Podiatrists, Rheumatology Nurse Specialists, Occupational Therapists and Cognitive Behavioural Therapists

Date posted

02 August 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 8a

Salary

£47,126 to £53,219 a year

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time

Reference number

A4982-22-9800

Job locations

NHS Oldham Integrated Care Centre

New Radcliffe Street

Oldham

OL1 1NL


Job description

Job responsibilities

Key Duties and Responsibilities

Clinical

  • To be professionally and legally responsible and accountable for all aspects of the practitioners professional activities.
  • To work clinically, with freedom to act, only seeking advice when appropriate from peers, or advanced members of the multidisciplinary healthcare team within musculoskeletal services such as appropriate medical Consultants
  • To apply expert professional knowledge, acquired through highly advanced and masters level post graduate courses, supplemented by specialist training, continual professional development and clinical experience gained over many years.
  • To develop and maintain close working relationships and communication with the Rheumatology consultants, GP’s and other referral sources in order to maximise the effectiveness of the ESP role and ensure high levels of patient care.
  • To provide a highly specialist standard of rheumatology assessment and treatment for patients from Rheumatology, GP’s and other referral sources in order to maximise patients rehabilitation outcomes.
  • To interpret and analyse clinical and non-clinical facts to form accurate diagnoses and prognoses in a wide range of highly complex conditions, to carry out the best intervention and develop comprehensive discharge plans.
  • To have complete clinical autonomy to determine the management of patients, this may include the requesting and interpretation of investigations and thus result in changes in treatment.
  • To formulate, evaluate and reassess individualised management and/or treatment plans, using a high level of clinical reasoning skills and utilising a wide range of treatment skills, including the delivery of joint and soft tissue injections and to be able to formulate specialised programmes of care.
  • To practice independently at a highly specialist level, whilst effectively assessing risk.
  • To be responsible for maintenance of personal and team accurate clinical records

Practice and Service Development

  • To develop and maintain knowledge and skills required to practice at an advanced level and to use an extended scope of practice beyond traditional physiotherapy including:
    • referral for and interpretation of investigations such as blood tests, EMG, X-rays and MRI scans
    • musculoskeletal injection
    • medical / surgical consultant referral
  • To develop and maintain personal clinical skills through supervision and a personal development plan.
  • To maintain an up to date knowledge of current developments within the NHS and Physiotherapy/Rheumatology.
  • To participate in working parties and developing policy changes within Pennine MSK Partnership.
  • To be responsible for ensuring that quality standards and effectiveness of patient care are continually improved.
  • To work with the team to develop the strategic and operational direction for the MSK/Rheumatology pathway within the organisation.

Education

  • To support the training and development of staff within Pennine MSK Partnership
  • To participate in the Pennine MSK Partnership appraisal scheme
  • To attend and be an active participant in staff and peer group meetings.
  • To ensure the Directors are consulted in any proposed changes to the service that may improve quality and effectiveness of care, and to support the change process to implement new processes as required.
  • To be responsible for own personal and professional development and to keep abreast of new developments within Physiotherapy/ Rheumatology and the NHS both clinical and political.

Research / Audit / Quality

  • To be involved in the design and implementation of audit on an annual basis.
  • To actively participate in clinical governance projects as required.
  • To be involved in research projects as required.

General Responsibilities

1. To ensure that risk is managed in all elements of work including the reporting of Critical Incidents, near misses and hazards in line with Pennine MSK Partnership policy and that appropriate actions are put into place where required.

2. To maintain the highest standards of communication, written and verbal, with patients and colleagues ensuring satisfactory and timely resolution of queries whilst upholding confidentiality in accordance with Data Protection Act 1998.

3. To demonstrate responsibility and leadership for promoting and championing all aspects of equal opportunities by valuing diversity in all areas of work.

4. To maintain accurate and contemporaneous records in line with Pennine MSK Partnership policy.

5. To take responsibility for ensuring and achieving the objectives of the Pennine MSK Partnership Health and Safety Policy.

6. To undertake any other duties in order to meet personal, team and organisational objectives following consultation with your manager.

This job description does not attempt to describe all the tasks the post holder will undertake, it does, however, indicate the degree of authority, range of duties covered and the flexibility required for the job.

This job description may be amended in consultation with the post holder as developments evolve, and as part of the appraisal process.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Key Duties and Responsibilities

Clinical

  • To be professionally and legally responsible and accountable for all aspects of the practitioners professional activities.
  • To work clinically, with freedom to act, only seeking advice when appropriate from peers, or advanced members of the multidisciplinary healthcare team within musculoskeletal services such as appropriate medical Consultants
  • To apply expert professional knowledge, acquired through highly advanced and masters level post graduate courses, supplemented by specialist training, continual professional development and clinical experience gained over many years.
  • To develop and maintain close working relationships and communication with the Rheumatology consultants, GP’s and other referral sources in order to maximise the effectiveness of the ESP role and ensure high levels of patient care.
  • To provide a highly specialist standard of rheumatology assessment and treatment for patients from Rheumatology, GP’s and other referral sources in order to maximise patients rehabilitation outcomes.
  • To interpret and analyse clinical and non-clinical facts to form accurate diagnoses and prognoses in a wide range of highly complex conditions, to carry out the best intervention and develop comprehensive discharge plans.
  • To have complete clinical autonomy to determine the management of patients, this may include the requesting and interpretation of investigations and thus result in changes in treatment.
  • To formulate, evaluate and reassess individualised management and/or treatment plans, using a high level of clinical reasoning skills and utilising a wide range of treatment skills, including the delivery of joint and soft tissue injections and to be able to formulate specialised programmes of care.
  • To practice independently at a highly specialist level, whilst effectively assessing risk.
  • To be responsible for maintenance of personal and team accurate clinical records

Practice and Service Development

  • To develop and maintain knowledge and skills required to practice at an advanced level and to use an extended scope of practice beyond traditional physiotherapy including:
    • referral for and interpretation of investigations such as blood tests, EMG, X-rays and MRI scans
    • musculoskeletal injection
    • medical / surgical consultant referral
  • To develop and maintain personal clinical skills through supervision and a personal development plan.
  • To maintain an up to date knowledge of current developments within the NHS and Physiotherapy/Rheumatology.
  • To participate in working parties and developing policy changes within Pennine MSK Partnership.
  • To be responsible for ensuring that quality standards and effectiveness of patient care are continually improved.
  • To work with the team to develop the strategic and operational direction for the MSK/Rheumatology pathway within the organisation.

Education

  • To support the training and development of staff within Pennine MSK Partnership
  • To participate in the Pennine MSK Partnership appraisal scheme
  • To attend and be an active participant in staff and peer group meetings.
  • To ensure the Directors are consulted in any proposed changes to the service that may improve quality and effectiveness of care, and to support the change process to implement new processes as required.
  • To be responsible for own personal and professional development and to keep abreast of new developments within Physiotherapy/ Rheumatology and the NHS both clinical and political.

Research / Audit / Quality

  • To be involved in the design and implementation of audit on an annual basis.
  • To actively participate in clinical governance projects as required.
  • To be involved in research projects as required.

General Responsibilities

1. To ensure that risk is managed in all elements of work including the reporting of Critical Incidents, near misses and hazards in line with Pennine MSK Partnership policy and that appropriate actions are put into place where required.

2. To maintain the highest standards of communication, written and verbal, with patients and colleagues ensuring satisfactory and timely resolution of queries whilst upholding confidentiality in accordance with Data Protection Act 1998.

3. To demonstrate responsibility and leadership for promoting and championing all aspects of equal opportunities by valuing diversity in all areas of work.

4. To maintain accurate and contemporaneous records in line with Pennine MSK Partnership policy.

5. To take responsibility for ensuring and achieving the objectives of the Pennine MSK Partnership Health and Safety Policy.

6. To undertake any other duties in order to meet personal, team and organisational objectives following consultation with your manager.

This job description does not attempt to describe all the tasks the post holder will undertake, it does, however, indicate the degree of authority, range of duties covered and the flexibility required for the job.

This job description may be amended in consultation with the post holder as developments evolve, and as part of the appraisal process.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Degree or diploma in Physiotherapy
  • Working to or beyond Masters level
  • MSc or equivalent experience
  • HPC registration
  • Extensive post graduate training in Rheumatology/ musculoskeletal conditions
  • Clinical interpretation of the results of investigations

Desirable

  • Injection Qualification

Experience

Essential

  • Extensive post graduate experience, some of which must have been within the NHS
  • Previous Extended Scope Practitioner experience
  • Experience at senior level in primary care and secondary care organisations
  • Experience that involves highly specialist clinical knowledge
  • Experience of working as a first contact practitioner
  • Experience of working in a pressured environment
  • Experience of working with medical colleagues
  • Experience of consultant level cross-consultation
  • Understanding of Clinical Governance
  • Experience of using research and other evidence to inform practice

Desirable

  • Experience of training staff of all levels
  • Experience of training across multi disciplinary team
  • Experience of leading clinical governance initiatives

Skills and Abilities

Essential

  • Ability to take a lead role in MDT
  • Able to demonstrate excellent communication skills
  • Adaptable and supportive of change
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Competent IT skills
  • Remains updated in professional practice and NHS developments

Desirable

  • Published problem solving analyses e.g. case histories
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Ability to effectively promote service and role to external agencies
  • Prominent professional profile

Personal and Professional Presentation

Essential

  • Ability to develop others
  • Able to work as team member
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Versatile and flexible
  • Good health record/physically fit and able to carry out moderate to intense physical effort throughout the day
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Degree or diploma in Physiotherapy
  • Working to or beyond Masters level
  • MSc or equivalent experience
  • HPC registration
  • Extensive post graduate training in Rheumatology/ musculoskeletal conditions
  • Clinical interpretation of the results of investigations

Desirable

  • Injection Qualification

Experience

Essential

  • Extensive post graduate experience, some of which must have been within the NHS
  • Previous Extended Scope Practitioner experience
  • Experience at senior level in primary care and secondary care organisations
  • Experience that involves highly specialist clinical knowledge
  • Experience of working as a first contact practitioner
  • Experience of working in a pressured environment
  • Experience of working with medical colleagues
  • Experience of consultant level cross-consultation
  • Understanding of Clinical Governance
  • Experience of using research and other evidence to inform practice

Desirable

  • Experience of training staff of all levels
  • Experience of training across multi disciplinary team
  • Experience of leading clinical governance initiatives

Skills and Abilities

Essential

  • Ability to take a lead role in MDT
  • Able to demonstrate excellent communication skills
  • Adaptable and supportive of change
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Competent IT skills
  • Remains updated in professional practice and NHS developments

Desirable

  • Published problem solving analyses e.g. case histories
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Ability to effectively promote service and role to external agencies
  • Prominent professional profile

Personal and Professional Presentation

Essential

  • Ability to develop others
  • Able to work as team member
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Versatile and flexible
  • Good health record/physically fit and able to carry out moderate to intense physical effort throughout the day

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).

Additional information

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

Pennine MSK Partnership

Address

NHS Oldham Integrated Care Centre

New Radcliffe Street

Oldham

OL1 1NL


Employer's website

https://www.pmskp.org/ (Opens in a new tab)


Employer details

Employer name

Pennine MSK Partnership

Address

NHS Oldham Integrated Care Centre

New Radcliffe Street

Oldham

OL1 1NL


Employer's website

https://www.pmskp.org/ (Opens in a new tab)


For questions about the job, contact:

Rachel Chrisham

rachelchrisham@nhs.net

01613575270

Date posted

02 August 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 8a

Salary

£47,126 to £53,219 a year

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time

Reference number

A4982-22-9800

Job locations

NHS Oldham Integrated Care Centre

New Radcliffe Street

Oldham

OL1 1NL