Sunday, 10 January 2010

Person Specification - Community Consultant Sports and Exercise Medicine - Connect Physical Health- Contact Kerry Thackray Tel 0191 2504858

Person Specification

Essential Requirements
Desirable Requirements
Education &
*       Medical degree
*       Registration with GMC
*       On Specialist Register Sports & Exercise medicine
*       Eligible for Revalidation
*       Medical defence insurance cover
*       Evidence of relevant CPD

*       MRCGP
*       Postgraduate training/ qualification in MSK Ultrasound

Knowledge & Understanding
*       Up to date with effective professional practice and research
*       Up to date with effective musculoskeletal medical practice including research and related fields of practice
*       Understanding of Public Health Agenda in relation to Physical Activity
*       Knowledge and understanding of Community MSK services
*       Thorough understanding of clinical governance and its implications for service provision
*       Sound knowledge of quality and audit and how to implement change
*       Understanding of scope of practice issues and legal accountability and responsibilities
*       Ability to comprehend, write and implement policies
*       Basic computer literacy and willingness to incorporate IT into daily practice.

*       Use of MSK Ultrasound in clinical practice
*       Worked in General Practice for at least 6 months
*       Worked in Public Health for at least 6 months
*       Worked in elite team sport for at least 2 years
*       Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary team in a multi-sport environment
*       Experience in a wide range of joint /soft-tissue injection techniques
*       Teaching/supervision/training/mentoring of professional staff
*       Working in Intermediate Care MSK clinics
*       Ultrasound guided injections
*       Triage of common MSK conditions
*       Membership of related special interest group
*       Understanding of strategic and political issues affecting advanced practice healthcare

Skills & Abilities
*       Ability to develop the varied role of SEM in the Community
*       Critical appraisal of clinical evidence and evidence based practice
*       Audit
*       Appraising and undertaking research
*       Excellent written and spoken presentation skills
*       Knowledge of complex cases in musculoskeletal field
*       Ability to justify clinical decisions with consultants, GPwSI’s, Physiotherapists and GP’s
*       Independent and unsupervised advanced decision-making and problem solving skills
*       Ability to successfully promote the SEM Community role to primary and secondary care and PCT’s
*       Clinical leadership to teams and individuals
*       Ability to pass on skills/knowledge to others in formal and informal settings
*       Maintained portfolio of continuing professional development
*       Maintain professional judgement under pressure and during conflict with patients and all other stakeholders
*       Collaborative working within and across organisational boundaries
*       Innovative and creative in developing services in the absence of formal guidance
*       Interpretation of written information to make partial clinical judgements during paper triage.

*       Previous experience in service development and/or project work
Other Qualities & Attributes
*       Willing to promote Connect as an NHS provider to Commissioners
*       Diplomacy, resilience and robustness to work within an evolving new clinical role and service
*       Valid UK/EU driving licence with access to own transport

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