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1st Contact Physiotherapist

ARC Group
Closing date
5 Aug 2021

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Job Title: First Contact Physiotherapist
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Coastal - Seaford and Eastbourne

FT/PT: Full time
Start Date: Immediate
Salary/ Hourly rate: £38,321.40 - £44,647.44- DOE


We are on the look-out for a Highly Specialist Physiotherapist to join a well established team and work to become a First Contact Practitioner combining work in this role within GP practices with managing a physiotherapy caseload in East Sussex.

Once competent, with the support of the 8a FCP, you will autonomously undertake clinics in a primary care setting (GP practice) as a first point of contact to patients with MSK conditions using advanced clinical reasoning skills to assess, diagnose, treat and discharge patients without the need for a medical referral. You will provide a patient centred collaborative approach to assessment, diagnosis and treatment planning including providing patient choice and shared decision making and working within an MDT to provide a range of evidence-based treatment options, in line with clinical pathways. You will participate in collecting data for clinical audit within the service to assist with maintaining and improving all aspects of clinical governance, evidence based practice and quality assurance in the service area. You will also manage and treat a caseload of outpatient musculoskeletal physiotherapy patients and may be required to supervise more junior members of staff.


Must haves;

Registered with the HCPC as a physiotherapist
Member of CSP
Significant previous experience in Orthopaedic and MSK Physiotherapy
Post-op Orthopaedic Rehabilitation
Experience of service improvement
Excellent communication skills, verbal and written
Forward thinking
Self-directed learner
Ability to work independently as well as taking a lead role in teams
Ability to pass on knowledge/skills to others
Ability to deal with and manage challenging situations
Excellent time management and effective prioritisation of workload
Knowledge of and participation in audits and data collection
Teaching and presenting skills to groups and individuals
Strong knowledge of musculoskeletal physiotherapy - assessment and treatment skills
Working knowledge of advanced clinical reasoning models
Thorough understanding of up to date MSK Clinical Research / Service guidance
Professional approach and committed to team working
Motivated and enthusiastic with initiative
Sense of humour but enjoys a challenge
Lateral/creative thinker, flexible and adaptable to change
Displays the Horder Healthcare values: Caring, Friendly Quality Integrity and Pride, Flexibility, Confident and innovative team player
Strong leadership
Self-motivated proactive approach
Well-presented / articulate with excellent communication skills to both patients and clinicians with effective and sensitive communication skills in conveying and receiving highly complex and emotive information
Nice to haves;

Evidence of and ambition for further post-graduate professional development in the fields of Orthopaedics and MSK
Independent Prescriber or Injection Therapy
Other applicable specialist interest group membership
Sports injury management
Running or presenting to groups or classes
Pain Management
Working across multiple healthcare providers
High level of IT literacy
Knowledge of Post-operative rehabilitation principles
To be aware of the key issues in safeguarding children and vulnerable adults
How to contact you

Please contact our Healthcare Recruitment specialists on;

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