First Contact Physiotherapist - KEYNSHAM

Banes Enhanced Medical
Competitive salary
27 Apr 2021
06 May 2021
Role Type
Start Date
BEMS are looking to develop their Band 7 First Contact Practitioner workforce for those with a minimum of 3 years MSK experience commensurate with FCP and advanced NMSK practice.

" Keynsham PCN is a friendly, forward thinking primary care network in a pleasant market town set between Bristol and Bath (5 miles either way). We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced physiotherapist to work as a First Contact Physiotherapist across our PCN.

We have three member GP practices in the network - St. Augustine's Medical Practice, Temple House Practice and West View Surgery with a total population of around 25,000 patients. All three practices have been successfully involved in training GP registrars and medical students for a long time, so have staff experienced in supporting learning and development. Keynsham PCN has embraced the multi-disciplinary approach having employed practice pharmacists, advanced nurse practitioners and social prescribing link workers.

We value our longstanding relationship with BEMS+ who we have worked with successfully in employing, training and supporting different roles within our PCN.

St. Augustine's Medical Practice was one of the BANES practices who ran the BANES CCG pilot for First Contact Physiotherapy in 2019/20. We therefore have experience of implementing the FCP concept and see the value of what it can contribute to patient care. We are therefore excited to be adding First Contact Physiotherapists permanently to our growing team."

The Role

The Band 7 FCP job plan will include your progression through the FCP roadmap to practice. Unless you are already working at Band 7 level, you will start at the beginning of Band 7 salary (trainee FCP) and develop your FCP competencies and complete stages of the Roadmap through fully funded learning, in work time. Once you have achieved this and are able to work independently you will be promoted to a higher increment band 7 FCP. We will support a range of FCP training eg IRMER, MSc modules in injection therapy and prescribing, Advanced Practitioner Apprenticeships, mentorship and ongoing support to the successful candidates in these roles.

Your duties will involve telephone and face to face consultations and follow up. You will provide clinical assessment and diagnosis, arrange investigations eg X-ray, treatment plan options, work advice, exercise and lifestyle advice etc. You can refer to secondary care eg pain management, local physiotherapy services, social prescribing, orthopaedic care pathways etc

Our offer:
  • Attractive Salary:from £38,890- £44,382 per annum pro rata
  • Flexibility: Full time, with option of part time/ job share, when FCP training is completed or fully inducted into the FCP service.
  • Excellent Leadership: BEMS were CQC "Well led "graded as "Excellent"
  • Teamwork:Work within progressive & high performing GP practices
  • Training & CPD:You will have access to the full scope of FCP/ Advanced Practitioner training to MSc level & continuing professional development eg in house, APPN, local and national
  • Pension:NHS Pension scheme
  • Lifestyle: Our GP practices are adjacent to all/ or some of the following -childcare nurseries, gyms, beautiful countryside, historic Bath, theatres and performance venues, M4/M5 motorway access, fabulous sports facilities etc
  • Professional:Permanent post in progressive & thriving NHS settings, with options to career progress

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Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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