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Advanced Physiotherapist Practitioner in Rheumatology (HERTS12)

Reference: HERTS12 / Region: Hertfordshire

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Come Grow with Us

New: Rheumatology Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner (APP) 

Connect Health is the largest specialised independent provider of community musculoskeletal (MSK) services in the UK, serving over 250k NHS patients per year and 75 businesses.

‘If we don’t consider our key stakeholders, patients, tax payers and our colleagues, when making decisions then we have failed’ – Andrew Walton Exec Chair

We are dedicated in delivering the highest level of patient care, in the most efficient and cost-effective way, with re-investment to ensure services are sustainable.

About the role 

Connect are looking for a well-organised and conscientious Rheumatology Specialist APP to deliver quality clinical care of musculoskeletal/rheumatology conditions for patients as part of a full MSK Community Services Pathway.

As part of the Community Rheumatology Service, you’ll be a key part of the multi disciplinary team including Physio’s, OT’s, APP’s, GPwSI and Consultants, as well as working alongside our wider MSK service and Community Pain Team.

The role is focussed on expert assessment and management of potential Rheumatological patients. You’ll be highly skilled in the assessment and management of this patient group. This could include but is not limited to; Evidence of specific training in this area, injection therapy, bloods ordering and interpretation skills, radiological imaging skills, independent prescribing and Ultrasonography. Some of these skills we would support once in the role.

You will help develop and influence the design of the service, ensuring you maintain strong relations with the existing service provision within the hospital that is to focus more on the management of high risk complex patients.

Whilst undertaking comprehensive assessment and diagnosis of patients with a wide variety of physical and emotional needs, you must formulate, deliver, review and progress individual treatment programmes and ensure effective treatment, specialist advice and timely discharge is achieved.

Developing and promoting a positive and dynamic image and culture, you must foster productive relationships with key stakeholders such as local Consultants, GP’s and corporate client sites and provide support and training to junior staff and Physiotherapy students.

Who we’re looking for

You will be positive, constructive and approachable, along with being registered with the HCPC, a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP). We’re looking for you to be capable of managing a varied caseload of MSK patients, you will have the ability to work under pressure and be committed to CPD.

We are looking for you to have the desire to facilitate improvement in both self and service, you will have excellent communication skills and be able to communicate confidently and effectively with both patients and colleagues alike.

You may have experience of working within the NHS or it may be in the public or private sector, however it’s more about you and the skills you can bring to the service.

About the Business Area

Our expertise and experience, puts us at the forefront of MSK pathway design so we deliver care that is integrated, evidence-based and locally responsive.

Connect offer a range of accessible musculoskeletal and rehabilitation services in a variety of convenient locations including GP surgeries, hospitals, clinics and health centres. Our community-based models focus on prevention and effective rehabilitation for over 15 Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), including this one in Herts Valleys

If you wish to discuss the role further please phone:

Chandrasekhar Dekka (Clinical Lead) 07809 828578

Rachel Gori (Senior Service Manager) 07568 428145

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