Physiotherapy Job Summary:
A. OVERALL JOB DESCRIPTION – SERVICE REQUIREMENTS
1. To deliver specialist muscular-skeletal/sports and training injury rehabilitation.
2. To provide independent assessment, treatment and management of complex caseload of patients.
3. To act as Clinical Specialist within Multi-disciplinary Team (MDT) clinics.
4. To act as clinical physiotherapy lead for specialist area of work e.g. sports and training injuries, biomechanics; training other staff in specialist area.
5. To perform highly skilled physiotherapeutic assessment of patients referred by Consultants and Medical Officers (MO) with diverse presentations and complex and chronic physical and psychological conditions and sports and training injuries.
6. To use clinical reasoning skills to provide an accurate clinical diagnosis and request investigations such as x-rays and scans.
7. To use the results of investigations to assist clinical diagnosis and appropriate management of patients referring to other medical and health care professionals as appropriate.
8. To assess, develop and implement physiotherapy treatment for specialist caseload, and to provide advice in specialist field.
9. To formulate, develop and deliver a specialised individualised treatment programme based upon evidence based practice, manual assessment and appropriate clinical reasoning.
10. To communicate effectively with patients to ensure informed consent for treatment, good understanding of their conditions and maximise their rehabilitation potential accepting that patients may have a barrier to communication e.g. minor brain injury, English as their second language.
11. To be involved in teaching and guiding students, junior colleagues, exercise rehabilitation instructors, and work place students.
12. To be involved in identifying training needs and organising in-service training.
13. To develop protocols to enhance the clinical development and efficacy of clinics and Special Interest Groups.
14. To ensure junior colleagues are assisted with specialised assessments of more complex and diverse clinical conditions.
15. To use complex physiotherapy therapeutic equipment.
16. To provide complex clinical reports to supply clinical prognoses and comprehensive discharge planning for both lead consultants and on-going patient care under other health professionals.
17. To adhere to processes to enable high standards of recording, filing and storage of patient and statistical information are achieved and maintained in accordance with local policy and Code of Specialist Physiotherapists (CSP) standards.
18. To comply with processes to guarantee the safety of both patients and therapists and manage clinical risk within the work area in line with policies and guidelines.
19. To maintain a high standard of confidentiality at all times.
B. STANDARDS TO WHICH A PHYSIOTHERAPIST MUST COMPLY WHEN PROVIDING THE SERVICES
20. Care to be delivered in accordance with the ‘Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics’ of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
C. ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS / QUALIFICATIONS / EXPERIENCE
21. Must be a Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (MCSP).
22. Must be Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered.
23. Must have worked as clinical specialist in the assessment and treatment of muscular-skeletal disorders, sports injuries, orthopaedic conditions, mobilisation and manipulation.
24. Must have a Degree/Diploma in Physiotherapy.
25. Must have a minimum of four years post graduate clinical experience in musculoskeletal disorders have previously held a position as a Lead Specialist Physiotherapist Band 7 or equivalent.
26. Must be able to provide evidence of Continuing Professional Development (CPD).