First Contact Practitioner Physiotherapist (BB-8E1F8)
Found in: Talent UK
Description:We are currently looking for an experienced, enthusiastic and qualified physiotherapist to work as a First Contact Practitioner Physiotherapist across general practice in Tunbridge Wells. Tunbridge Wells Primary Care Network (PCN) consists of 9 forward thinking GP practices providing care to 80,000 patients. This role will involve seeing patients, who have not had prior contact with their GP, to establish a rapid and accurate diagnosis and management plan. You will use your clinical expertise and decision-making skills to determine the best course of action for patient care.The candidate will need to be flexible in their working hours and may be required to work evenings and weekends as part of Improved Access.The successful candidates will be a great communicator with a strong team spirit and passion for their profession. The FCP will be assigned to a number of GP practices with one named clinical supervisor. After an induction period, they will continue their surgery work and also work within the PCN in Improved Access clinics with our other FCP and multidisciplinary team members. We welcome experienced and newly qualified FCPs.West Kent Primary Care is a collaborative and forward thinking GP federation working with practices across Sevenoaks, Weald, Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells, Malling and Maidstone to improve General Practice in the area. West Kent Primary Care is an experienced employer and can offer favourable terms and conditions and is part of the NHS Pension scheme. Due to the geographical location you must have a full driving license as travel will be required to practices across the PCN area. As first-contact physiotherapist uses clinical expertise and decision-making skills to determine the best course of action for patient care. This will involve seeing patients, without prior contact with their GP, to establish a rapid and accurate diagnosis and management plan.Request or undertake investigations to facilitate diagnosis and choice of treatment, understanding the information gained and the relative sensitivity and specificity of diagnostic tests such as x-rays and blood tests. Interpret and act on results to aid diagnosis and the management plans of patients. Deliver programmes of supported patient self-management, to facilitate behavioural change, optimise individual physical activity, mobility, and independence, aiming to minimise the need for pharmacological interventions. This role will be based at specific GP practices in the Tunbridge Wells area.See Job Description and Person Specification attached for full job details and qualifications.
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