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MSK Physiotherapist / Disability Assessor – Dual Role

Your purpose

Working in a dual role as an MSK Physiotherapist and a Disability Assessor is a unique opportunity where you can utilise and develop your skills across two different service areas, with the opportunity to blend home working with in-clinic care.  

You will split your time between treating MSK physiotherapy patients in clinic and holding consultations over the phone with people who are applying for the Personal Independence Payment (PIP). Through these consultations you will assess their conditions and disabilities, before producing clear, fair and accurate assessment reports.  

Your experience as a physiotherapist means that you qualify for the role as a Disability Assessor, and we will provide you with the comprehensive and accredited training needed to thrive in the role.  

How your role fits within our team

You will work on your own in clinic or from home, but you will never feel alone.  

Senior physiotherapists, mentors and Advo Health Managers in your region will check in with you regularly and you will be joining our nationwide community of 300+ Ascenti clinicians who use our modern online tools to stay connected. 

Key responsibilities  

Managing MSK physiotherapy patients  

  • Manage your own clinical caseload of patients presenting with a variety of conditions and goals.  
  • Use high quality neuromusculoskeletal assessment skills to develop evidence-informed and highly effective treatment and management plans.  
  • Use strong communication skills to build rapport with patients in a professional manner and inspire trust and convey complex ideas clearly.  
  • Manage sensitive subjects and any cultural differences or obstacles with patients diplomatically and professionally.  
  • Use our digital health tools and rehabilitation app to prescribe patients with online resources and home-exercise and management programmes after your appointment.  
  • Manage high quality patient notes, future appointments, PROMS (patient reported outcome measures) and using our advanced patient workflow system.  

Holding Disability Assessor consultations  

  • Speaking with people making a claim for the PIP benefit over the phone as part of a consultation session. These cases will all be organised for you, leaving you free from any appointment admin.  
  • Working with a variety of different people presenting with a range of complex conditions including physical, mental health, cognitive and sensory impairments.  
  • Conducting a thorough functional medical assessment of their disability or condition.  
  • Using your strong communication skills to learn more about how their disability affects them.  
  • Producing comprehensive and impartial evidence-based reports for each case and individual.
  • Ensuring that your written reports are high quality, fair and accurate, enabling the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) to make informed decisions about the support needed in each case.  

Quality and safety  

  • Maintain high standards of professional conduct and abide by core standards of practice outlined by the HCPC and CSP.
  • Complete core training modules and uphold these standards across all that you do.  

Personal development   

  • Utilise the support of our Clinical Development Team and your regional training and mentor leads to collaborate on any complex cases and advance your practice.
  • Use our award-winning clinical development resources, including our online training platform Absorb, to elevate your knowledge and stay on top of best practice.  
  • Attend regular online and offline courses and events, that will contribute to your development as a practitioner and keep up-to-date records of your CPD achievements.  
  • Work with your mentor and manager to plan your development and annual goals as a physiotherapist, enabling you to progress through our banding structure. 

Knowledge experience and qualifications  

Knowledge / skills

Essential

  • Core standards of physiotherapy practice and code of conducted outlined by the HCPC and CSP. 
  • Excellent IT skills and computer literacy.  
  • Excellent verbal communication and interpersonal skills  
  • Ability to work autonomously as a healthcare professional
  • Positive, empathetic, and professional manner.
  • Understanding of safety and legal obligations, including patient rights and consent.  
  • Evidence of strong English language skills and producing well-structured written documents or reports.  

Desirable

  • Experience of evaluating own practice and a commitment to continued learning and development.  

Experience

Essential

  • A minimum of 1 years post qualified working experience.
  • Evidence of conducting initial assessments, providing diagnosis, and prescribing management plans.
  • Track record of working and communicating effectively with patients.  
  • Using communication skills effectively and working collaboratively as part of a team or with other physiotherapists.  

Desirable

  • Using modern IT systems or software to support your practice, e.g. videocall technology or electronic note taking.   
  • Track record of building own patient caseload / following.  

Qualifications /membership

Essential

  • BSc (hons) Physiotherapy degree of 2:2 or above / on course to graduate at this level soon.   
  • Full Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) membership.
  • Full Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (CSP) membership.  

Desirable

  • CPD folder with evidence of continued professional development.  
  • Enhanced DBS check.  

Professional standards  

We care about doing the right thing by our people and everyone that we work with. We also expect our people to do the right thing and to model our values and the behaviours outlined in our Code of Conduct.  

As an Ascenti employee you will follow key principles and policies covering Safeguarding, Equality Diversity and Inclusion, Data Protection and Risk Management.

Location:
London - Blended home & office working
Role type:
Full time
Salary:
£33,000 - £45,400
Requirements
  • A minimum of 1 years post qualified working experience.  
  • Evidence of conducting initial assessments, providing diagnosis, and prescribing management plans.
  • Track record of working and communicating effectively with patients.  
  • Using communication skills effectively and working collaboratively as part of a team or with other physiotherapists.  
  • BSc (hons) Physiotherapy degree of 2:2 or above / on course to graduate at this level soon.   
  • Full Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) membership.
  • Full Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (CSP) membership.  
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