POST: Locum MSK Physiotherapist
GRADE: Band 7
BASED AT: East Horsley Medical Practice
DAYS/HOURS: Wednesdays & Fridays – 8 hours/day with ½ hour unpaid lunch
PAY RATE: £25-30/hour depending on experience
ACCOUNTABLE TO: The Trustees of the South-West Surrey Mobile Physiotherapy Service (“the Trustees”) acting by it’s named trustee, Dr Graham Tyrrell, or such other Trustee nominated from time to time for this purpose
KEY WORKING RELATIONSHIPS
Internal: Physio team manager & administrator.
External: Referring clinicians, GP practice staff, patients, relatives and carers.
To ensure a high standard, efficient and effective physiotherapy assessment, treatment and intervention for all patients referred to the service. To assess, treat and manage own caseload of patients as an autonomous practitioner, including the maintenance of comprehensive records. To work as an effective member, communicating appropriately with patients, members of the service and multi-disciplinary team as required. To participate in data collection and audit processes as required.
MAIN ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Be professional, legally responsible and accountable for all aspects of own work, including management of clinical risk, and knowledge of indications and precautions of chosen techniques in line with national clinical guidelines and protocols where they exist.
- Receive referrals, undertake full assessment, and independently plan individual treatment programmes for patients using clinical reasoning and evidence-based knowledge, working as an autonomous practitioner.
- Use recognised outcome measures to evaluate the effect of physiotherapy interventions and to ensure the treatment programme is progressing appropriately.
- Use knowledge and skills to refer on to other medical colleagues as necessary, based on clinical assessment.
- Demonstrate sound knowledge and experience in the management of patients with musculoskeletal conditions and for those in a domiciliary setting.
- Provide individual patient equipment as required, such as walking aids, splints and supports. To issue such equipment with due regard to the safety of the equipment and in line with national and local guidelines.
- Undertake home visits when appropriate (negotiable).
- Provide written reports of clinical opinion to medical colleagues or others as required.
- Manage clinical risk within own caseload
- Develop and maintain close working relationships with physiotherapy colleagues, referring clinicians and other members of the multi-disciplinary team.
- Provide and receive information from patients, carers and other professionals regarding a patient’s condition and treatment progress.
- Consult appropriately with other clinicians regarding patients with particular problems.
- Provide patients, families and other carers with advice and instruction to promote the understanding of the aims of physiotherapy.
- Communicate effectively with patients and carers to maximise rehabilitation potential and improve understanding of the condition appropriate to the patient’s level of communication.
- Motivate patients through effective communication skills.