Advanced Practice Physiotherapist - Fixed Term Contract

Alexandra Hospital - Cheadle
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Advance Practice Physiotherapist

Full Time – Fixed Term

£45,753 - £51,668 + Benefits

**Significant Sign On Bonus Available**

BMI Alexandra Hospital in Cheadle 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. 

We have an opportunity for a Advanced Practice Physiotherapist to join their team of staff in the Physiotherapy department.

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

This position is for a fixed term period until March 2023.

Applicants should meet the following criteria:

  • Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP).
  • Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
  • Knowledge of CSP and HCPC Codes and guidelines and their implications for practice.
  • Knowledge of the Care Standards Act and Care and Quality Commission Requirements.
  • Critical understanding of personal scope of practice
  • Postgraduate level learning relating to Physiotherapy/MSK e.g  Master’s degree, Master’s level modules, or work-based learning at an equivalent level).
  • Maths, English GCSE at grades A to C or equivalent functional skills level 2 evidence.
  • Proficient in the use of a PC, including the use of software and systems.
  • At least 3 years experience working as an Advanced Praactice Physiotherapist (APP/Extended Scope Physiotherapist (ESP)
  • Applicants must have detailed knowledge of indications for further tests and investigations to facilitate diagnosis of patients presenting in neurosurgical clinics with spinal pain, and have a proven record of working as an autonomous practitioner at ESP level with this case-type.
  • The succesful applicant will need to have excellent assessment skills for all MSK conditions and especially be able to demonstrate a highly advanced level of assessment and management of spinal conditions, including knowledge of non-surgical and surgical management options.

Duties of this role include:

  • Working independently, but alongside GP colleagues or Consultant colleagues, you will act as a first point of contact for patients and will lead patient care management, to include assessment, treatment and onward referral for diagnostic or secondary care services as required.  Lead and co-ordinate care for patients presenting with MSK conditions (potentially complex).
  • Provide and advise on a range of treatment options, with the personal scope of practice and competence to undertake independent prescribing and injection therapy
  • Support GP services to deliver care that helps improve the health of the individual and wider community.
  • Support the team in demonstrating compassion through effective relationships based on empathy, respect and dignity.
  • Develop own competence to deliver effective care and treatments through improving clinical/technical knowledge / skill, and expertise.
  • Communicate appropriately with others involved in the care of the patient.
  • Act as an advocate for safeguarding patients; demonstrate courage to speak up when there are concerns about care.
  • Demonstrate commitment to improving care and the patient experience. 
  • Provide and advise on a range of treatment options, with the personal scope of practice and competence to undertake independent prescribing and injection therapy if required by clinical area.
  • Identify the need for and refer patients for investigations (including medical imaging/x-rays, blood tests and nerve conduction studies) and use the results to support diagnosis and decision-making re. treatment options.

Salary & Benefits:

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

  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Private Pension Scheme
  • 25 days holiday a year increasing to 30 days
  • Enhanced Maternity, Paternity & Adoption Leave
  • Employee Referral Scheme
  • Learning and development; free courses and industry recognised qualifications
  • Friends & Family Hospital Discounts
  • NHS Blue Light Discount Card
  • Plus much more