First Contact Practitioner (FCP)

Job Type:
Permanent
Sector:
Allied Health Jobs
Sub-sectors:
Allied Health Jobs, Physiotherapy Jobs
Region:
South East
Location:
Bedford
Salary:
£45,857 to £51,668 per annum
Salary Description:
%u00a345,857 - 51,668 per year + benefits
Posted:
05/09/2021
Start Date:
05/09/2021
Recruiter:
Sterling Cross
Job Ref:
SW/SE9/05.09.222

Location: Bedford

Salary: £45,857- £51,668

Description: This leading healthcare group operates hospitals UK wide, providing exceptional healthcare, medical and surgical services to millions of patients each year.

Due the expansion of First Contact Physiotherapy services, we are looking to recruit band 7/8 Physiotherapists to work in a mixed MSK role, across GP and MSK clinics. You will be part of a growing service, including MSK Physiotherapists, Advanced Physiotherapist Practitioners and MSK Doctors. It is a fantastic environment for knowledge and skill development in Musculoskeletal health.

As a First Contact Practitioner (FCP) you will be involved in developing new and innovative pathways for treating MSK conditions. The role will require you to monitor the outcomes of these treatments and undertake audits to understand the effects, constantly seeking to empower clinicians to evolve and improve the service.

The post holder will be expected to provide clinical expertise, leadership and collaborate with all other clinicians working alongside them, becoming part of an MDT approach to enhance patient care in a musculoskeletal setting.

Mentorship will be provided by an experienced APP, with clinicians expected to achieve FCP accreditation as set out by NHS England. Travel between sites is required.

Person Specification: To succeed as a First Contact Practitioner (FCP) you will need:

* To be HCPC registered
* Physiotherapy degree
* 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/supervision

Benefits: Private healthcare, travel to work bus, tram and cycle schemes, childcare vouchers and access to NHS Affiliated Nursery, 27 days annual leave with additional days after qualifying period (pro-rata for part timers), pension scheme, Health and Well Being programme which includes free fruit, massages and fitness sessions, Employee Assistance Programme.

Contact Details:
Sterling Cross
Tel: 01304 200 310
Fax: 01304 204 440
Contact: Suzanne White
Email:

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