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Advanced Physiotherapist Practitioner - Kidderminster

Your purpose

As an Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner (APP) you will be a clinical leader within Ascenti and work at the highest level to promote research-informed practice and clinical excellence across all that we do.

You will provide an advanced level of care to NHS patients presenting with a variety of complex conditions, using contemporary evidence-informed methodologies and with the technology, tools, and support that you need to thrive as an APP.

How your role fits within our team

You will work on your own in clinic or from home, but you will never feel alone.

As an Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner (APP) you will collaborate with a range of other senior staff and departments across Ascenti, helping to shape our clinical philosophy and development curriculum.

You will also work closely with partners from the NHS service you work on and the managers in your region, at the same time as using our modern online tools to connected with our wider community of 300+ Ascenti physiotherapists.

Key responsibilities

Managing patients

  • Independently manage your own clinical caseload of NHS patients presenting with a wide variety of complex conditions and goals.
  • Use high quality neuromusculoskeletal assessment skills to develop evidence-informed and highly effective management plans, utilising advanced theoretical and practical knowledge of complex and/or chronic presentation.
  • Determine clinical diagnosis and formulate individualised management and treatment plans, which may include: advice and discharge, referral to physiotherapy or other professions for management, request further investigations and diagnostic procedures (MRI, X-rays, blood tests) and interpret these in order to appropriately lead the assessment and direction of the patient’s pathway of care.
  • Work to fully understand the wider integrated NHS MSK service and local pathways across primary care, secondary care, and the voluntary sector, including referral criteria and scope of services.   
  • Use your outstanding and well-developed patient communication skills to build rapport and inspire trust, managing sensitive subjects and cultural differences diplomatically and professionally.
  • Manage high quality patient notes, future appointments, PROMS (patient reported outcome measures) and compliance using the appropriate NHS and Ascenti systems.

Quality & safety

  • Maintain high standards of professional conduct and abide by core standards of practice outlined by the HCPC and CSP.
  • Complete advanced physiotherapy training modules and uphold these standards across all that you do.
  • Work closely with your manager to identify and manage any risks that may affect quality of care or service.

Personal development  

  • Work closely with our Clinical Development Team and your regional training leads to collaborate on any complex cases and advance your practice and the practice of others.
  • Use our award-winning clinical development resources, including our online training platform Absorb, to elevate your knowledge and stay on top of best practice.
  • Attend regular online and offline courses and events, that will contribute to your development as a practitioner and keep up-to-date records of your CPD achievements.

Collaboration

  • Build strong working relationships with your NHS colleagues, regional physiotherapy team and contract providers and partners.
  • Develop strong links with secondary care providers in your area, enabling fast track referrals to specialists and consultants for patients who may need further intervention.
  • Act as the first port of call for expertise in the management of musculoskeletal conditions in your area, providing advice to patients, physiotherapists, other healthcare professionals, GPs and consultants.
  • Stay connected and network with the wider Ascenti team using our award-winning staff newsletter, intranet, events, and other social resources.

Knowledge experience and qualifications

Knowledge / skills 

Essential

  • Performing treatment interventions appropriately for this advanced level of clinical care.
  • Conducting advanced clinical assessments and prescribing evidence-based treatment plans.
  • Core standards of physiotherapy practice and code of conducted outlined by the HCPC and CSP.
  • Excellent IT skills and computer literacy.
  • Strong verbal patient communication skills.
  • Appreciation of ethical obligations in physiotherapy, with a strong sense of professional integrity.
  • Understanding of safety and legal obligations, including patient rights and consent.

Desirable

  • Knowledge of emerging clinical trends and contemporary best practice.
  • Mentoring or clinical leadership skills.

Experience

Essential

  • Extensive post registration experience working at a senior level within speciality area (at least five years in MSK field).
  • Demonstrable experience in ordering and interpreting diagnostics and histology results.
  • Identifying adverse events/near misses and minimises risk associated with assessment and intervention.
  • Evidence of conducting initial assessments, providing diagnosis, and prescribing advanced treatment plans across a wide range of complex MSK conditions.
  • Track record of strong people skills and outstanding communication with patients.
  • Using communication skills effectively and working collaboratively as part of a team or with other physiotherapists.
  • Evidence of reading / studying in the English language and producing well-structured written documents or reports.

Desirable

  • Using modern IT systems or software to support your practice, e.g. videocall technology or electronic note taking.  
  • Experience of working with IRMER.
  • Experience of evaluating own practice and a commitment to continued learning and development.

Qualifications /membership

Essential

  • Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) recognised degree or diploma in physiotherapy.
  • Post-registration qualification (MSc or equivalent) in Advanced Practice, Orthopaedic Medicine or equivalent.
  • MSc module / diploma in injection therapy (or working towards).
  • Full Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) membership.
  • Full Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (CSP) membership.
  • CPD folder with evidence of continued professional development.

Desirable

  • Enhanced DBS check.

Professional standards

We care about doing the right thing by our people and everyone that we work with.

We also expect our people to do the right thing and to model our values and the behaviours outlined in our Code of Conduct.

As an Ascenti employee you will follow key principles and policies covering Safeguarding, Equality Diversity and Inclusion, Data Protection and Risk Management.

Location:
Kidderminster
Role type:
Full time
Salary:
£40,000 - £50,000
Requirements
  • Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) recognised degree or diploma in physiotherapy.
  • Post-registration qualification (MSc or equivalent) in Advanced Practice, Orthopaedic Medicine or equivalent.
  • MSc module / diploma in injection therapy (or working towards).
  • Full Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) membership.
  • Full Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (CSP) membership.
  • CPD folder with evidence of continued professional development.
  • Performing treatment interventions appropriately for this advanced level of clinical care.
  • Conducting advanced clinical assessments and prescribing evidence-based treatment plans.
  • Core standards of physiotherapy practice and code of conducted outlined by the HCPC and CSP.
  • Excellent IT skills and computer literacy.
  • Strong verbal patient communication skills.
  • Appreciation of ethical obligations in physiotherapy, with a strong sense of professional integrity.
  • Understanding of safety and legal obligations, including patient rights and consent.
  • Extensive post registration experience working at a senior level within speciality area (at least five years in MSK field).
  • Demonstrable experience in ordering and interpreting diagnostics and histology results.
  • Identifying adverse events/near misses and minimises risk associated with assessment and intervention.
  • Evidence of conducting initial assessments, providing diagnosis, and prescribing advanced treatment plans across a wide range of complex MSK conditions.
  • Track record of strong people skills and outstanding communication with patients.
  • Using communication skills effectively and working collaboratively as part of a team or with other physiotherapists.
  • Evidence of reading / studying in the English language and producing well-structured written documents or reports.
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