Senior MSK Physiotherapist and Clinical Mentor - Role profile

Duties and responsibilities

  • Abide by HCPC and CSP Codes of Professional Conduct, and work in line with all areas of CSP Core Standards of Practice, as well as our policies and procedural framework.
  • Treat your own clinical caseload of patients presenting a variety of conditions and goals, including NHS, medico-legal, occupational health and private patients.
  • Use high-quality neuromusculoskeletal assessment skills in order to develop a patient-focused management plan.
  • Maintain up to date patient records on our systems in a timely manner, whilst abiding by our internal procedures and Service Level Agreements.
  • Attend regular and relevant courses both internally and externally, as well as keeping an up to date file of your CPD achievements in line with CSP and HCPC guidelines.
  • With the support of your Regional Network Manager, identify and manage any risks that may affect the quality of care, and advise on any issues regarding service delivery.
  • Communicate effectively with all stakeholders (including patients, clinical colleagues, administrative colleagues, receptionists and external allied healthcare professionals) in line with our procedures, to ensure effective patient management. This may involve working in collaboration with and/or referring to NHS colleagues in hospital and community settings when required.
  • Using a variety of sources such as statistical information and peer review, actively assist your Regional Network Manager and Regional Development Lead to improve clinical performance within your geographical sub-region.
  • Proactively support Band A and B Physiotherapists in the assessment, treatment and management of patients, taking a lead where required on complex patients, and empowering others to take responsibility and develop professionally.
  • Attend and take part in the in-band and up-band promotion process for Band A and B Physiotherapists; completing their appraisals alongside your Network Manager.
  • Work as part of an MSK Regional Clinical Development Team.
  • Utilise our internal platforms such as the staff newsletter and intranet to keep up to date with relevant business, regional and team news.
  • Follow all internal safeguarding and governance policies and procedures to protect patients, peers and visitors to the clinic.
  • Any other duties as may be required from time to time.

Person specification

Education and qualifications

  • Already possesses a BSc (hons) Physiotherapy degree of 2:2 or above.
  • Minimum of 36+ months post-graduate MSK experience in the UK.
  • An up to date CPD folder which demonstrates your commitment to professional development.

Skills and competencies

  • Demonstrates an understanding of patient/client rights and consent; putting the person at the centre of practice.
  • Demonstrates ethical, legal and culturally sensitive practice.
  • Excellent IT skills.
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively and sensitively with a wide range of people and to build rapport quickly.
  • Conducts an appropriate client/patient interview or subjective assessment (considers impact of history of presenting complaint, impact of presenting condition on the patient, drug history, medical/surgical history, neurological history, social, work and family history using a Biopsychosocial approach).
  • Performs appropriate physical assessment procedures in order to assess the locomotor system (articulations/joints, contractile structures, non-contractile structures, peripheral nervous system for both integrity and sensitivity and central nervous system).
  • Performs treatment interventions appropriately.
  • Identifies adverse events/near misses and minimises risk associated with assessment and intervention.
  • Is a proficient user of the English language including understanding through listening and reading, good spoken English in terms of interactions and production, and written English is clear, well-structured and able to convey complexity.

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