Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner
Whittington Health NHS Trust
London, UK
5d ago

Job overview

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

Please read personal specification carefully to ensure your application clearly demonstrates all of the essential criteria.

Please provide examples in your supporting information to show how you meet these criteria.

Essential criteria

  • Degree or Diploma in Physiotherapy
  • Registration with Health professions Council (HPC)
  • Member of the CSP
  • Post-Graduate masters or equivalent experience in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy
  • A commitment to Advanced Clinical and Professional Development in the highly specialised field of MSK Physiotherapy
  • Desirable criteria

  • Post-Graduate Management Qualifications
  • Management Qualification / Modules
  • Essential criteria

  • Highly specialised experience as an outpatient physiotherapy with relevant post-graduate training including :
  • MSK Physiotherapy extending beyond the traditional scope of practice
  • Orthopaedics
  • Rheumatology
  • Diagnostic image requesting and evaluation
  • Specialised knowledge of both acute and chronic MSK problems referred by Consultants and GP’s
  • Able to work as an autonomous practitioner
  • Expert knowledge of the safe management of MSK disorders and physiotherapy provision of care.
  • Advanced knowledge and experience of working with a wide range of approaches to the clinical reasoning and management of patients with highly complex pain and movement dysfunction presentations.
  • Problem solving approach
  • Desirable criteria

  • Sports injuries
  • Injection Therapy
  • Extensive clinical experience in a variety of health settings, i.e. acute, primary & tertiary care.
  • Undertaken Research
  • Experience of implementing Service Developments
  • Essential criteria

  • Computer Literate
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office and the use of other databases
  • Advanced awareness of developments in the NHS / DoH and multi Agency MSK Service Delivery.
  • Understanding of role of Clinical Governance in Health Care Services and its application to MSK Physiotherapy
  • Knowledge of Physiotherapy Professional issues
  • Evidence of Continuing Education (CPD) in the field of MSK Physiotherapy.
  • Keep legible and accurate records / documentation
  • Involvement in appraisal scheme both undertaking and having appraisal of own work and appraising Physiotherapists specialised in the field of MSK Physiotherapy.
  • Desirable criteria

  • Experience or working with Higher education institutions
  • Essential criteria

  • Expert knowledge of the safe management of MSK disorders
  • Monitored / Supervised / Taught
  • Specialised MSK Physiotherapy staff
  • Students
  • Management experience of undertaking delegation of departmental duties at specialised level
  • Member of relevant clinical interest group
  • Able to initiate clinical audit / evaluation projects
  • Able to use highly developed physical skills in clinical role in department.
  • Able to apply problem solving skills to highly complex situations involving distraught staff and / or clients.
  • Able to demonstrate highly developed communication skills.
  • Able to demonstrate good presentation skills
  • Able to demonstrate a commitment to teamwork.
  • Able to demonstrate a flexible approach to changing circumstances and departmental needs
  • Excellent organisation, time management and prioritisation skills

    To comply with the Trust’s Safeguarding Children and Adults policies , procedures and protocols. All individual members of staff (paid or unpaid) have a duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults This will require you to :

  • Ensure you are familiar with and comply with the London Child Protection Procedures and protocols for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people.
  • Ensure you are familiar and comply with the London Multi Agency Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Pan London Procedures.
  • Ensure you are familiar and comply with local protocols and systems for information sharing.
  • Know the appropriate contact numbers and required reporting lines.
  • Participate in required training and supervision.
  • Comply with required professional boundaries and codes of conduct
  • Whittington Health is committed to safeguarding all children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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