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First Contact Physiotherapist

Banes Enhanced Medical
B&NES area
Competitive salary
Closing date
16 Oct 2021
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Job Details

3VH (3 Valleys) PCN is a network of 9 friendly general practices covering approximately 68 K patients living in rural and semi- rural North East Somerset. We ensure our PCN additional staff are fully supported to integrate within existing teams and we encourage the development of skills and interests. You will work over a group of 3 practices but network with colleagues in the same role over the PCN.

Are you an experienced senior neuromusculoskeletal (NMSK) physiotherapist working at B6 or B7 equivalent and looking for exciting challenges in a new & progressive NHS GP Service delivery?

Background- the service

Bath & NE Somerset Enhanced Medical Services (BEMS+) is a local not-for-profit GP organisation that works across the Bath & North East Somerset GP community to improve patient care, through providing high quality, community based, clinical services.

The implementation of the FCP service is led by Julia Griffith (Business Director), Melanie Downs, (Advanced Practitioner) and the GP lead in MSK. They have been involved in planning, recruiting, training and integrating the FCP roles to the 6 GP Primary Care Networks (PCNs). Initially we require 1 WTE FCP per PCN.

BEMSare 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.

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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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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