Fareham & Portchester (F&P) Primary Care Network (PCN) is a forward thinking Network of 4 practices within Fareham covering circa 44,000 patients. Keen on developing local services for our patients, First Contact Physiotherapy has been highlighted as a key development need for our population. This role will be central to this objective and key to the development of an Acute MSK type service to assist GPs workload.
The post holder will be a key member of the F&P Primary Care Network Clinical Team and employed by Centre Practice as the PCN Lead practice. They will be required to work alongside the PCN Leadership team and Clinical Practitioners to deliver First Contact Musculoskeletal support to our patients.
Working closely with primary care teams, you will be the first point of contact for people with likely musculoskeletal pain in primary care. You will assess, diagnose and advise on MSK presentations, liaising with primary care colleagues when there is medical uncertainty. You'll care for patients and their families in the way that you believe is best, delivering our high service standards, sharing best practice, and actively improving the way we work.
You will need strong clinical, communication and organisation skills. You will need a flexible approach to ensure positive patient experiences at every stage of their healthcare journey.
The First Contact Physiotherapist has the following key responsibilities; to:
1) provide clinical expertise, acting as a first-contact physiotherapist making decisions about the best course of action for patients' care (including in relation to undifferentiated conditions);
2) work as part of a multi-disciplinary team in a patient facing role, using their expert knowledge of movement and function issues, to create stronger links for wider services through clinical leadership, teaching and evaluation;
3) develop integrated and tailored care programmes in partnership with patients, facilitate behavioural change, optimise individuals' physical activity, mobility, and utilising a range of first line treatment options including self-management, referral to rehabilitation services and social prescribing;
Please see job description for further details.
Interviews will be held WC 26th July 2021
How to apply
Interviews will be: WC 26th July 2021