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Senior Physiotherapist Rheumatology (EK13)

Reference: EK13 / Region: East Kent, South

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About the role

Connect are looking for a well-organised and conscientious Rheumatology Specialist Clinician to deliver quality clinical care of musculoskeletal/rheumatology conditions for patients as part of a full MSK Community Services Pathway.
You’ll work alongside an administration team and clinicians such as; Physio’s, OT’s, ESP’s/APP’s, psychologists, GPwSI and Consultants
The role is focussed on expert assessment and management of potential Rheumatological patients, with the option to hold a traditional MSK caseload as well. 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 for the right candidate.
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 higher risk 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.

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