Developing Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner (APP) in Pain Management – Wolverhampton

Developing Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner (APP) in Pain Management (Ref: COPS019)

Description

Our Service in Wolverhampton –
The Wolverhampton Integrated MSK Service (WIMS) is an exciting and newly commissioned community-based service to Wolverhampton. It is a single-point of access for NHS patients referred by their GP with MSK conditions, and offers fast and effective physiotherapy-led treatment, expert clinical assessment, diagnostics and onward referral, all from local and convenient community settings.
WIMS incorporates Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioners in MSK, Pain and Rheumatology together with MSK physiotherapists, a GP with special interest, psychologists and rehabilitation therapists to deliver care for musculoskeletal pain as well as complex persistent pain and non-urgent rheumatology conditions. The integrated service design allows clinicians to work together to deliver seamless and evidence based care for patients.

About the role –
Our integrated MSK service includes pathways of care specifically designed for the management of patients with complex persistent pain delivered in the community. This includes patients referred by their GP specifically for a pain management approach, as well as patients cross-referred from the Rhuematology and MSK arms of our service.
The developing APP in Pain will work closely with our established pain specialist clinicians to deliver multidisciplinary and multi-modal patient care which may involve individual clinical assessments and management, pain education seminars, pain management programmes, and psychological and pharmacological interventions.
It is expected that the role will involve working part of the time within the MSK arm of the service, and as such the developing APP in Pain will play a key role in maintaining successful integration of pain management and routine MSK care delivery across the service.

Who we are looking for –
The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate competencies relevant to Pain Management in Physiotherapy. They will have experience of using biopsychosocial consultation skills in the management of sometimes complex patients, and of applying advanced clinical consultation skills in communication which could involve utilising techniques such as motivational interviewing, ACT, CBT. In addition, they will utilise musculoskeletal expertise to function as a developing Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner managing a varied clinical caseload within designated clinical environments.
Suitable candidates might be working at NHS Band 6 or 7 in MSK or Pain Management roles and have a desire to pursue a new challenge in an exciting new service. They will be seeking a development opportunity to improve their skills in the management of persistent pain and work towards an Advanced Practitioner role.

Full/Part time

Full-time

Permanent/Temporary

Permanent

Salary

Starting salary between £30,000 – £36,000, depending upon experience

Closing date

28/05/2017

Employer details

Connect Health

Location

Wolverhampton

Contact name

HR

Tel.

0191 250 4580

Email

hr@connecthealth.co.uk

Link

http://www.connecthealth.co.uk/careers/current-vacancies/

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