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First Contact Physiotherapist

  • Closing date30/04/2024
  • HoursFull Time
  • Role TypePermanent
Location(s)
Circle Integrated Care - Bedford

Overview

First Contact Physiotherapist
Circle Integrated Care - Bedford
37.5 Hours + Permanent
Salary: up to £51,000 (depending on level of experience, training and qualification) 

**Sign on bonus of £2.5k**

Circle Integrated Care is part of Circle Health Group, Britain's leading provider of independent healthcare with a nationwide network of hospitals & clinics, performing more complex surgery than any other private healthcare provider in the country. 

Circle Integrated Care is looking for an enthusiastic First Contact Physiotherapist to become part of the team in Bedford. 

This is a full time role for 37.5 hours a week. The role holder will be required to cover a flexible shift pattern. Travel between sites is required.

Due the expansion of our First Contact Physiotherapy services, we are looking to recruit band 7/8 Physiotherapists to work in an MSK role, across GP clinics.This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of a forward thinking MSK service

Applicants should meet the following criteria:

  • Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • HCPC registered
    Physiotherapy degree
    Completed Stage 1 of the FCP Road map
    Experience working at a senior physiotherapist level seeing patients in a musculoskeletal setting (equivalent B7 or 8a)
    Evidence of continuing professional development in relevant clinical and management areas
    Clinical leadership
    Experience in ordering diagnostics/investigations & tests
    Experience of clinical supervision / mentoring
    Experience in Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Chronic pain
    Experience in managing a team

Desirable:

  • Previous experience of Telephone triage work.
  • Membership of MSK related clinical interest groups
  • Experience of working with both NHS and Private patient caseloads.
  • Membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (MCSP)

Duties of this role include:

  • To work as an FCP within the MSK service and local GP practices in Greenwich alongside other clinicians such as fellow physios, APPs, MSK Physicians and consultants.
  • To undertake highly specialised & comprehensive neuro-musculoskeletal assessments, of routine and complex patients.
  • To form accurate diagnoses, management plans and prognosis, using advanced clinical reasoning skills, knowledge of best current clinical and evidence based practice and assimilation/interpretation of clinical diagnostic tests
  • To independently refer for diagnostic procedures such as MRI, USS, X-Ray and NCS (after appropriate training/supervision if necessary)
  • To refer patients onto appropriate specialities within primary and secondary care
  • It is desirable that can independently administer joint and soft tissue injections (or willing to work towards such a skill)
  • To communicate effectively and professionally with patients and medical colleagues regarding assessment, management and treatment choices
  • Contribute to, and participate in, on-going development/IST within the MSK team
  • To work in a unified manner with other team members across the MSK service in following, and developing, clinical pathways
  • To triage incoming MSK referrals and make decisions regarding most appropriate referral onto care providers either within, or outside, the service
  • To provide an excellent level of service to all patients and stakeholders
  • To supervise physiotherapists and MSK Practitioners in their provision of clinical care

Professional Development 

  • To maintain a high standard of physiotherapy practice, working to the CSP ‘Codes of Practice’
  • To have a knowledge of, and comply with, legal frameworks relevant to practice e.g. Injection Therapy, prescribing To be aware of the boundaries of own extended scope of practice and seek appropriate support and guidance when needed
  • To keep abreast of national clinical and professional agendas and published frameworks, guidance, standards, policies and protocols relevant to the service e.g. NICE, NJR, Royal Colleges
  • To be responsible for maintaining accurate and up to date patient notes and communicate outcomes with the referrer and other relevant healthcare professionals in an effective and timely manner
  • To maintain and develop own CPD in line with company policy and undertake regular peer review and annual appraisal Administrative

Administrative

  • To produce timely and detailed clinical reports to other relevant healthcare professionals involved in the patients care
  • To organise and manage appropriate delegation of admin work to the admin team
  • To triage within allocated time slots Audit/Research
  • To participate, and be proactive, in undertaking regular clinical audits of the service as required by the lead clinician To contribute, as required, to internal and external educational/teaching initiatives to other medical/AHP colleagues

Professional Development 

Salary & Benefits

Circle Health Group is committed to offering competitive starting salaries and access to a wide range of employee benefits, including:

  • 25 days holiday per year + bank holidays, increasing to 30 days with service
  • Private Pension Scheme
  • Private Healthcare Scheme for treatment at our hospitals, covering pre-existing medical conditions
  • Friends & Family Hospital Discounts
  • Family Friendly policies, including enhanced Maternity, Paternity & Adoption pay
  • Non-contributory life insurance
  • Staff engagement hub with access to discounts and extensive rewards and voluntary benefits
  • Access to resources, tools and services to support your wellbeing
  • Employee recognition programmes
  • Industry leading training and development opportunities

…and much more!


Circle Health Group is committed to creating a diverse workforce offering inclusive opportunities for all our colleagues.

Our definition of diversity goes beyond the established characteristics protected by the Equality Act, as we strive to attract candidates with diverse experiences, backgrounds, identities or expressions, skills, work styles…and more.

Circle Health Group are proud to be a Gold member of the Armed Forces Covenant, and we welcome applications from members of the Armed Forces Community.

We are also part of The Valuable 500 and we pride ourselves in being a Disability Confident Employer.

We’re passionate about creating an environment where our people can thrive, grow and develop professionally and personally. Our principles and values guide our colleagues to be selfless, compassionate, committed, collaborative, brave, agile, tenacious and creative and are at the core of our purpose and culture.

To find out more about the Circle Health Group Philosophy: https://careers.circlehealthgroup.co.uk/why-circle/our-philosophy

Interested?

Apply for this job

  • Closing date30/04/2024
  • HoursFull Time
  • Role TypePermanent
Location(s)
Circle Integrated Care - Bedford

Overview

First Contact Physiotherapist
Circle Integrated Care - Bedford
37.5 Hours + Permanent
Salary: up to £51,000 (depending on level of experience, training and qualification) 

**Sign on bonus of £2.5k**

Circle Integrated Care is part of Circle Health Group, Britain's leading provider of independent healthcare with a nationwide network of hospitals & clinics, performing more complex surgery than any other private healthcare provider in the country. 

Circle Integrated Care is looking for an enthusiastic First Contact Physiotherapist to become part of the team in Bedford. 

This is a full time role for 37.5 hours a week. The role holder will be required to cover a flexible shift pattern. Travel between sites is required.

Due the expansion of our First Contact Physiotherapy services, we are looking to recruit band 7/8 Physiotherapists to work in an MSK role, across GP clinics.This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of a forward thinking MSK service

Applicants should meet the following criteria:

  • Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • HCPC registered
    Physiotherapy degree
    Completed Stage 1 of the FCP Road map
    Experience working at a senior physiotherapist level seeing patients in a musculoskeletal setting (equivalent B7 or 8a)
    Evidence of continuing professional development in relevant clinical and management areas
    Clinical leadership
    Experience in ordering diagnostics/investigations & tests
    Experience of clinical supervision / mentoring
    Experience in Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Chronic pain
    Experience in managing a team

Desirable:

  • Previous experience of Telephone triage work.
  • Membership of MSK related clinical interest groups
  • Experience of working with both NHS and Private patient caseloads.
  • Membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (MCSP)

Duties of this role include:

  • To work as an FCP within the MSK service and local GP practices in Greenwich alongside other clinicians such as fellow physios, APPs, MSK Physicians and consultants.
  • To undertake highly specialised & comprehensive neuro-musculoskeletal assessments, of routine and complex patients.
  • To form accurate diagnoses, management plans and prognosis, using advanced clinical reasoning skills, knowledge of best current clinical and evidence based practice and assimilation/interpretation of clinical diagnostic tests
  • To independently refer for diagnostic procedures such as MRI, USS, X-Ray and NCS (after appropriate training/supervision if necessary)
  • To refer patients onto appropriate specialities within primary and secondary care
  • It is desirable that can independently administer joint and soft tissue injections (or willing to work towards such a skill)
  • To communicate effectively and professionally with patients and medical colleagues regarding assessment, management and treatment choices
  • Contribute to, and participate in, on-going development/IST within the MSK team
  • To work in a unified manner with other team members across the MSK service in following, and developing, clinical pathways
  • To triage incoming MSK referrals and make decisions regarding most appropriate referral onto care providers either within, or outside, the service
  • To provide an excellent level of service to all patients and stakeholders
  • To supervise physiotherapists and MSK Practitioners in their provision of clinical care

Professional Development 

  • To maintain a high standard of physiotherapy practice, working to the CSP ‘Codes of Practice’
  • To have a knowledge of, and comply with, legal frameworks relevant to practice e.g. Injection Therapy, prescribing To be aware of the boundaries of own extended scope of practice and seek appropriate support and guidance when needed
  • To keep abreast of national clinical and professional agendas and published frameworks, guidance, standards, policies and protocols relevant to the service e.g. NICE, NJR, Royal Colleges
  • To be responsible for maintaining accurate and up to date patient notes and communicate outcomes with the referrer and other relevant healthcare professionals in an effective and timely manner
  • To maintain and develop own CPD in line with company policy and undertake regular peer review and annual appraisal Administrative

Administrative

  • To produce timely and detailed clinical reports to other relevant healthcare professionals involved in the patients care
  • To organise and manage appropriate delegation of admin work to the admin team
  • To triage within allocated time slots Audit/Research
  • To participate, and be proactive, in undertaking regular clinical audits of the service as required by the lead clinician To contribute, as required, to internal and external educational/teaching initiatives to other medical/AHP colleagues

Professional Development 

Salary & Benefits

Circle Health Group is committed to offering competitive starting salaries and access to a wide range of employee benefits, including:

  • 25 days holiday per year + bank holidays, increasing to 30 days with service
  • Private Pension Scheme
  • Private Healthcare Scheme for treatment at our hospitals, covering pre-existing medical conditions
  • Friends & Family Hospital Discounts
  • Family Friendly policies, including enhanced Maternity, Paternity & Adoption pay
  • Non-contributory life insurance
  • Staff engagement hub with access to discounts and extensive rewards and voluntary benefits
  • Access to resources, tools and services to support your wellbeing
  • Employee recognition programmes
  • Industry leading training and development opportunities

…and much more!


Circle Health Group is committed to creating a diverse workforce offering inclusive opportunities for all our colleagues.

Our definition of diversity goes beyond the established characteristics protected by the Equality Act, as we strive to attract candidates with diverse experiences, backgrounds, identities or expressions, skills, work styles…and more.

Circle Health Group are proud to be a Gold member of the Armed Forces Covenant, and we welcome applications from members of the Armed Forces Community.

We are also part of The Valuable 500 and we pride ourselves in being a Disability Confident Employer.

We’re passionate about creating an environment where our people can thrive, grow and develop professionally and personally. Our principles and values guide our colleagues to be selfless, compassionate, committed, collaborative, brave, agile, tenacious and creative and are at the core of our purpose and culture.

To find out more about the Circle Health Group Philosophy: https://careers.circlehealthgroup.co.uk/why-circle/our-philosophy

Interested?

Apply for this job

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