Western Cheshire Joint Therapies are excited to invite applications from experienced MSK physiotherapists seeking to deliver the highest level of clinical care from a general practice setting. We have a proud history of an established First Contact Practitioner service which has served as a national benchmark, and are now ready to expand our team of FCP Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioners.
The roles will be based predominantly in Primary Care, where the FCP will work as part of the GP team within a specified Primary Care Network. You will be the first point of contact for patients with undiagnosed MSK disorders, and will need highly developed differential diagnostic skills to ensure patients are managed safely, efficiently and effectively. You will direct the care pathway for your patients autonomously, including assessment and diagnostics, provision of diagnosis, appropriate self care advice or onward referral as indicated. You will be familiar with the IRMeR, when and which diagnostics are suitable and will be confident in explaining their use and implications to patients. You should hold or be about to complete your MSc in a relevant area, and ideally you will also be an Independent Non-Medical Prescriber, or will be prepared to work towards this. You will also be expected to either be injection trained, or willing to undertake this.
This role is designed to establish MSK expertise in Primary Care, and as such you will work closely in practices to build excellent working relationships with the PCN team members. You will bring expert MSK knowledge to your PCN, and as such will be a resource to the practice team. You will need to have clear evidence of team working and the ability to develop effective and efficient services. Although the role will be primarily Primary Care based, you will also be a key resource for the wider MSK and Physiotherapy team, and will be expected to have some time working within an MSK hub.
For further details / informal visits contact:
Tanya Booth, MSK Lead Therapist, Email - , Tel
Julia Arthur, Operational Lead Adult MSK Assessment and Management Team Email - , Tel
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