Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner
Whittington Health is situated in North London and delivers health care to the residents of Haringey and Islington; both in the community and through the Whittington Hospital.
We have a Single point of access (SPOA) for all MSK referrals in Islington and Haringey to direct referrals appropriately to community and secondary care services.
The Musculoskeletal (MSK) service incorporates both the MSK Physiotherapy and MSK Clinical Assessment and Treatment Service (CATS).
The MSK CATS service is run by Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner’s (APP) managing complex MSK patients across a variety of community sites.
The CATS service enjoys and benefits from close working links with the Orthopaedic, Rheumatology and Pain consultants, local GPs and commissioners.
Main duties of the job
The post holder will manage a caseload of complex MSK presentations from triage to discharge in line with current best practice.
The role will include assessment, provision of joint and soft tissue corticosteroid injections, referral for diagnostic tests as well as appropriate onward referral to specialist secondary care services.
The post holder will act as a clinical MSK expert for the MSK Physiotherapy service as well as supervise senior MSK Physiotherapy clinicians.
The in-service training, appraisal and personal development programmes are well established for all staff and all departments provide a friendly working environment with supportive and experienced clinicians.
You will need to have a caring and mature attitude to work closely with patients and with staff in our department.
The focus of this role is on high quality MSK care for the Community Services.
Working for our organisation
Whittington Health serves a richly diverse population and works hard to ensure that all our services are fair and equally accessible to everyone.
Nowhere is this more obvious than in the way we look after our staff. We aim to employ a workforce which is as representative as possible of this population, so we are open to the value of differences in age, disability, gender, marital status, pregnancy and maternity, race, sexual orientation, and religion or belief.
The Trust believes that as a public sector organisation we have an obligation to have recruitment, training, promotion and other formal employment policies and procedures that are sensitive to these differences.
We think that by doing so, we are better able to treat our patients as well as being a better place to work.
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Detailed job description and main responsibilities
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