First Contact Practitioner (Physiotherapist) in General Practice

Position Filled
The White House Clinic
South Yorkshire & Derbyshire
Starting from £35,000.00 (dependent on experience)
Job type:
Full-time and part-time available

About this Job

The White House Clinic are looking to recruit experienced and enthusiastic First Contact Practitioners (FCP's), or Senior MSK Physiotherapists who wish to train to become FCP's, to join our team. Candidates must have a minimum of 3 years MSK post-graduate experience and must have their own transport.

The practice has been a leading provider of physiotherapy and FCP services across Sheffield, North East Derbyshire and North Nottinghamshire for over 50 years. We are looking for FCP's/Senior Physiotherapists to expand on the clinics we offer to PCN's working as FCP's in General Practice in Sheffield & Derbyshire. These particular roles are ideally positioned for candidates wanting to work full-time, although candidates wishing for part-time hours would be considered.

Job Details

Hours for role: 37.5 per week

Job type: Full-time/Part-time - Permanent

Job working schedule: Monday to Friday

Experience requirements: Minimum 3 years working in MSK Physiotherapy specialism

Education requirements: BSc (hons) Physiotherapy is required, candidates with MSc or further education in Physiotherapy would be desirable

Salary and benefits: Salary starting from £35,000.00 (dependent on experience), competitive Annual Leave allocation and company pension

Job Description

Position Summary:

The First Contact Practitioner provides specialist MSK physiotherapy assessment and treatment in a mixture of clinic-based settings, working as an autonomous practitioner and working in GP surgeries/primary care networks as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.  

You will also assist with service development and training programmes. Our mixture of services provides:

  • Face-to-face appointments
  • Virtual appointments (video and telephone)
  • Digital MSK support for front line conditions

Job Purpose:

  1. Provide clinical expertise, acting as first-contact physiotherapist and making decisions about the best course of action for patients' care (including in relation to undifferentiated conditions). This will involve seeing patients, without prior contact with their GP, to establish a rapid and accurate diagnosis and management plan.
  2. Progress and request investigations to facilitate diagnosis and choice of treatment regime, understanding the information limitations derived from these and the relative sensitivity and specificity of diagnostic test services such as x-rays and blood test and interpret and act on results to aid diagnosis and the management plans of patients.
  3. Deliver programmes of supported patient self-management, in ways that facilitate behavioural change, optimise individuals' physical activity, mobility, fulfilment of personal goals and independence, and that minimise the need for pharmacological interventions.

Main Overview of Role:

  • To independently provide physiotherapy assessment to formulate a clinical diagnosis and an appropriate treatment plan which places the patient at the centre of care using evidence-based and best practice approach.
  • Utilise support from a senior physiotherapist where required, recognising own limitations.
  • Maintain physiotherapy records in line with HCPC regulations.
  • Timely completion of medical reports when required.
  • Participate in training to ensure CPD maintained in line with professional standards.
  • Excellent communication with staff, patients and relatives.
  • To be involved in the development of new FCP clinics and service.
  • Co-ordinate Annual Leave with other PCN FCP staff and PCN lead FCP.
  • Work alongside the support from PCN lead FCP's and the management team.

If you wish to discuss this role further before applying, please contact, or call 0114 2302030 and ask for Gregg Roberts.

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