First Contact Physiotherapist (Primary Care)

Salary Competitive
Town/City Coventry CV2 5EP
Payment type Per hour
Region West Midlands
Contract type Contract unspecified
Closing date
Job reference J180-A-20-369977
Type of employer NHS
Name of employer Sowe Valley Primary Care Network

Other benefits

This is an innovative and exciting role in a forward thinking and innovative primary care network of 11 member practices. This is your opportunity to develop a rewarding career in primary care as FCPs are introduced to general practice from April 2020.

We are happy to consider applications for both full-time and part-time / job share.

This role is eligible for the NHS pension.

Vacancy details

Sowe Valley Primary Care Network (PCN) is a collaboration of eleven GP practices in the East of Coventry with 86,000 registered patients. Our practices are all rated ‘good’ to ‘outstanding’ by the CQC and we have come together through the national Primary Care Networks initiative to innovate and develop new models of primary care.

We are now seeking applications from experienced physiotherapists to join our team as we roll out a First Contact Physiotherapist (FCP) service across our Primary Care Network.

As part of the FCP team you would be responsible for delivering this innovative model of care within primary care using a combined hub and in-practice model. This model of care combines an in-practice level triage of routine MSK problems and FCP work. On this basis a knowledge of secondary care consultant clinic work or triage experience is essential. The successful candidate will be expected to provide frontline expert screening, assessment and diagnosis of Musculoskeletal conditions to ensure patients are supported to self-manage or receive support from the most appropriate clinical pathway. Patients will be streamed by GP reception staff to the FCP clinic directly.

The clinician would also be expected to broaden their skillset by optimising holistic input for patients in line with the role of FCP. Enhancement of these skills will be provided by a nominated GP mentor and our team of clinical pharmacists.

You will be required to work closely with the Primary Care Network clinical lead to develop the service and audit activity. You will be expected to develop links with colleagues within the service, local GPs and secondary care colleagues to ensure delivery of integrated, patient focused care.

We are looking for an enthusiastic physiotherapist working at an advanced level looking to develop their role in a supportive, innovative environment. You must have experience of triage, the ability to request and interpret imaging and qualifications / evidence to support this.

MSc, prescribing qualification or injecting diploma desirable.

This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience of working as part of a primary care team and provide integrated, holistic care for patients.

Please read the job description and person specification carefully and ensure that your application reflects the qualifications, knowledge, skills and experience required.

Salary is based on AFC band 7-8A dependent on experience with flexible hours of work between 8am - 6pm Mondays - Saturdays. Full and part-time working will be considered.

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