Senior Physiotherapist

The MSK physiotherapy service has worked closely with County Durham CCG to commission an integrated MSK service for County Durham and DDES patients (CD IMS).   The CD IMS pathway provides a single point of access to the full spectrum of MSK services from routine physiotherapy to specialist physiotherapy and orthopaedics. All patients referred will be triaged by an ESP, who will direct patients to the right clinician, first time. This may include physiotherapy, ESP opinion for diagnostics, onward secondary care referral or AHP referral.

As a specialist MSK Physiotherapist, you will be responsible for delivering a leading standard of musculoskeletal physiotherapy assessment and care to a varied selection of NHS patients. You will provide high quality care to an independent caseload referred with a musculoskeletal disorder.  You will be an autonomous practitioner, skilled and specialised, using assessment / treatment techniques within the MSK speciality.  Patients may present with an acute, complex and/or chronic condition.

Rotations will enable the successful candidate to gain experience in plastics & trauma clinics working closely with the MDT team including Consultants, GP community MSK, Orthopaedic post-operative care, Rehabilitation gym and hydrotherapy. Or Static posts can be considered depending on experience.

From initial assessment you will be responsible and accountable for devising, reviewing and completing appropriate treatment management programs to the patient population, in order to gain successful clinical outcomes, in line with your regulatory body’s standards of professional practice.

You must possess specialist clinical examination skills. Demonstrate commitment for the role with a strong desire to continually improve as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist, developing a culture that improves quality. You must possess excellent communication skills ensuring consistent levels of communication with people on complex matters, issues, and ideas and/ or in complex situations.

Reference: 40882066

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