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PCN First Contact Physiotherapist – North Cornwall

Hours: 37.5 hours but part time will be considered
Salary: Band 7 – 8a, £40,056 - £47,125 pro rata
Closing date: 21/09/2021


This is an exciting opportunity for a First Contact Physiotherapist to join the Coast & Country Primary Care Network, working as part of an established multi-disciplinary team to deliver timely and personalised care for patients, and deliver key objectives of the PCN.

First contact physiotherapists operate at an advanced level of clinical practice, with skills to assess, diagnose, treat and manage musculoskeletal (MSK) problems and undifferentiated conditions. This will involve seeing patients, without prior referral from their GP, to establish a rapid and accurate diagnosis and management plan, thus streamlining pathways of care. FCPs develop integrated and tailored care programmes in partnership with patients through:

– effective shared decision-making with a range of first line management options (appropriate for a patients level of activation);
– assessing levels of patient activation to support a patients own level of knowledge, skills and confidence to self-manage their conditions, ensuring they are able to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of self-management interventions, particularly for those at low levels of activation;
– agreeing with patients appropriate support for self-management through referral to rehabilitation focused services and wider social prescribing as appropriate; and
– designing and implementing plans that facilitate behavioral change, optimise patients physical activity and mobility, support fulfilment of personal goals and independence, and reduce the need for pharmacological interventions;

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To apply for this job please contact:

Kate Longthorne (Network Manager)

Coast & Country Primary Care Network