First Contact Physiotherapist Chippenham, Wiltshire

Job title: First Contact Physiotherapist

Company: NHS

Job description: First Contact Physiotherapist – Band 7

MSK Outpatient Physiotherapy

15 Hours per Week – Permanent

We are looking for a competent, driven professional to join our increasing First Contact Physiotherapy (FCP) team.

This post will be based within Chippenham, Corsham and Box PCN, covering 5 GP surgeries.

The FCP service in this PCN has been well established for 2.5 years. You will join a team of FCP’s for support and be part of an increasing multidisciplinary team contributing to daily triage and urgent pathways.

FCPs are qualified autonomous clinical practitioners who can assess, diagnose, and manage MSK problems and undifferentiated conditions, and where appropriate, discharge a person without a medical referral. You need to be a self-motivated person, keen to take part in data collection and evaluation of this exciting opportunity for developing advanced practitioners in physiotherapy.

You must be able to demonstrate excellent assessment and clinical reasoning skills that this post will require, within a variety of musculoskeletal, orthopaedic and general health conditions. Good communication skills with a variety of people, conditions and within demanding situations will be an asset.Experience of electronic patient records and telephone triage will be an advantage.

You will join a friendly and supportive team of other physiotherapy and primary care staff and will have close links with the MSK service in Wiltshire. We have a well-structured supervision plan and competency framework in place. You will be supported to work towards the new HEE Roadmap to Practice through supervision from the FCP Implementation Leads, GP mentor and regular peer support. The trust actively supports CPD funding. This role is developmental post and you will be supported to work through the competencies; there may be further opportunity for advanced Practice competency development to a Band 8a.

Wiltshire Health and Care is a partnership, focused solely on delivering improved community services in Wiltshire and enabling people to live independent and fulfilling lives for as long as possible.

  • We are an NHS partnership formed by the three local Foundation Trusts which serve Wiltshire:
  • Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust
  • Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust
  • This role offers a permanent NHS contract, pension & terms & conditions.

For an informal discussion please contact-

Amy Martin: amy.martin15@nhs.net

We may close this vacancy early if sufficient applications have been received. We aim to contact all applicants within four weeks, but if you do not hear from us, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

All new starters with Wiltshire Health and Care are subject to a six month probationary period, which runs alongside the induction process to help create a positive and supportive working environment which allows new staff to learn the key elements of the role.

Wiltshire Health and Care are supportive of flexibility and are open to discussions regarding flexible working for our roles. We will endeavour to meet the flexibility needs of individuals however we must always ensure delivery of our services to our patients and communities is not impacted.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Expected salary: £38890 – 44503 per year

Location: Chippenham, Wiltshire

Job date: Wed, 11 Aug 2021 00:07:28 GMT

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