First Contact Physiotherapist

£41,659 - £54,619
Town/City Bristol BS15 9TR
Payment type Per annum
Region South West
Contract type Permanent contract
Closing date
Type of employer NHS
Name of employer Sirona care & health

Other benefits

As an NHS employer, we offer NHS Agenda for Change Salary, Terms and Conditions and an NHS pension scheme plus much more!

A relocation package of up to £8k is available (Ts&Cs apply) - please discuss with the POC on this advert or

Vacancy details

Are you excited by the prospect of working in a forward-thinking MSK service?

 We are Sirona care & health, a Community Interest Company committed to providing local communities with a range of high-quality specialist health care services across Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire. For us, its about the personal approach; we take pride in what we do and deliver the high standard of care that wed expect for ourselves and our families.

We are looking for highly knowledgeable applicants with significant MSK experience to work within our primary care networks across Bristol & South Gloucestershire. We have both Band 7 and Band 8a posts available, with a mixture of full-time and part-time opportunities.

These posts benefit from full integration with the wider MSK pathway including access to MSK physiotherapy and interface services, peer support and advice from interface and secondary care colleagues, a robust governance framework, and direct referral links with acute providers across including radiology, pain services and orthopaedics.

Due to the integrated nature of our service, there are opportunities to discuss portfolio roles appropriate to your experience and career aspirations. This could include our MSK & MSK Interface Services.

As an autonomous practitioner you will provide high level clinical assessment and management plans for self-referred patients, often with challenging presentations and complex needs. Depending on your experience you will either receive training for or have access to the following to facilitate effective patient care:

  • Shared Decision Making
  • Evidence based patient information website
  • Signposting to local healthier lifestyle providers and recommended applications (apps)
  • Diagnostic investigation via local providers under a standardised protocol including X ray, Ultrasound, MRI and Bloods
  • Direct referral access to secondary care pathways inc Orthopaedics, Rheumatology, Pain service, Community services
  • Musculoskeletal Injection Therapy
  • Interventional Radiology via standardised protocol including US guided injections
  • Non-medical Prescribing

The role will also benefit from close working relationships with primary care colleagues through attending practice meetings, GP mentoring, delivering multi-disciplinary training, reporting on data regarding the FCP service and working with GPs, practice managers and FCP colleagues to recommend improvements in the FCP delivery model for the benefit of all Bristol/South Gloucestershire patients.

How to apply

Please complete an application through the link to NHS jobs. This is a generic advert and may show as just a Band 7 advert, we also have 8a positions available and the system will prompt you to specify your banding during the application process

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