Sunday, 12 June 2011

Locum / fixed term Physician required for the Department of Musculoskeletal, Sport and Exercise Medicine - Anglia Community Enterprise.



An opportunity has arisen for a 6 month fixed term position with the possibility for extending the arrangement.
There are 9 sessions per week and consideration will be given to applicants who wish to work all the sessions, or part of the sessions. 
 The physician (s) will be required:-

·        To work as part to the Tier 2 Musculoskeletal service within ACE along with the existing physician
·        To receive referrals from other Health Professionals (primarily General Practitioners) regarding patients with musculoskeletal and/or exercise/activity-related problems.
·        To provide a high standard consultation, investigation, diagnosis and treatment service for such patients
·        To communicate with the patients General Practitioner
·        To paper triage all referrals of patients with spinal problems
·        To advise the referral and booking service where problems arise triaging patients with musculoskeletal problems.
·        To see patients with knee osteoarthritis for hyaluronan injections (regular weekly session)
·        To maintain spreadsheets for audit purposes.
·        X Ray, MRI, CT, Ultrasound, Nuclear Medicine, Pathology and all usual investigative facilities are available
·        Facilities for joint and soft tissue injection available.
·        Links with Ace and Colchester Hospital Physiotherapy services and links with ACE podiatry service are in place.
·        All consultations will be recorded on Systm1
·        Secretarial support is provided.

The successful candidate(s)  is likely to have -
o       Higher qualifications and experience in Sport and Exercise Medicine or Musculoskeletal Medicine
o       Considerable practical experience in Musculoskeletal Medicine
o       Ability to perform joint and soft tissue injections
o       Ability to record consultations on an IT system.

Salary £74,505 pro rata 


For more information please contact 
Dr Paul Marfleet telephone 01206 286801 

Please note that these  attachments are drafts- please look for the final advert and
reply accordingly HR have yet to tweak the wording I am told.

The drafts also say respond to me but I will be teaching on the Foundation course
all week and will not be able to respond to any questions before next Friday.

Cheers

Paul



JOB SUMMARY - DRAFT Release

To work as part of the Tier 2 Musculoskeletal Service receiving referrals regarding patients with musculoskeletal and or exercise / activity related problems

To provide a high standard consultation, investigation, diagnosis and treatment service for such patients

To communicate with the patients General Practitioner

To undertake  paper triage all referrals of patients with spinal problems

To advise the referral and booking service where problems arise triaging patients with musculoskeletal problems.

To manage the administrative support to the service

DEPARTMENTAL STRUCTURE

Head of Allied Health Professions

Senior MSK Physician   ( Tendring )

Temporary MSK Physician


MAIN DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Lead physician for the primary secondary care interface providing diagnosis and treatment and prevention strategies for patients with musculoskeletal and sports injury / dysfunction

To provide a high standard consultation, investigation, diagnosis and treatment service for patients referred

To work closely with the Clinical Assessment service, advising where problems arise triaging patients with musculoskeletal problems

To work with the ACE musculoskeletal specialist physiotherapists for specific interventions

Clinical/Professional Duties


To see patients with knee osteoarthritis for hyaluronan injections To maintain spreadsheets for audit purposes.

To refer patients for X Ray, MRI, CT, Ultrasound, Nuclear Medicine, Pathology and other investigations as required.

To work as part of a team in close liaison with physiotherapy services.

To work wit other relates services such as podiatry

To advise on service developments and best practice


Communication Skills

To communicate with GPS, patients and other services within ACE and other local health providers.

To establish and maintain effective communication regarding the service with stakeholders


Analytical & Judgemental skills

To utilise a wide range of treatment skills and options to formulate and carry out interventions in relation to the specialist area

To demonstrate high level of professional behaviours, competence and sound decision making

Patient/Client Care

To work as an autonomous practitioner evidencing high levels of problem solving, clinical reasoning and independence of judgement

To provide a high standard consultation, investigation, diagnosis

To provide specialist interventions as appropriate to patient need

To make referrals to secondary care as appropriate.

To refer patients for further investigations such as X-ray, MRI CT ultrasound, pathology



Policy & Service Development

To participate and contribute to any local pathway / service developments relating to Musculoskeletal Services
To contribute to strategic developments within ACE

To be responsible for the formulation of service protocols and guidance to support evidence based clinical practice


Planning & Organisation

To plan and organise the flow of patient through the service in conjunction with the other physician

 To use excellent prioritising skills and time management to meet  the unpredictable and conflicting needs of the service.

To work with the other physician within the service, ensuring that there is cover for periods of annual leave and that waiting time requirements within the service are adhered to

Information Management

To ensure that all written electronic records are maintained in a timely and accurate manner in line with the organisation policy for record keeping and Information Governance policy and procedure

To maintain activity databases, recording all consultations within the organisation information system ( S1)



Education & Research

To undertake audit, research and use government guidelines to recommend changes in service delivery and clinical practice.

To comply with the organisation mandatory audit procedures

To attend relevant training as identified at annual appraisal including mandatory training

To keep up to date with current literature and national guidelines relating to the service


Freedom to Act

To work within standards set by ACE , and relevant professional code of conduct

To manage own caseload and work with other physician to manage the waiting list 

To be responsible for own practice and accountable for all aspects of treatment and care delivered to patients

To supervise the department administrative support


Effort & Environment

To manage distressed or aggressive patients/ carers

To be able to drive and have use of a vehicle to carry out duties

To have frequent concentration in areas of service planning , reporting, dealing with complaints and aspects of staff management

Further information – Additional Job Requirements


Infection Control

You are accountable and responsible for the prevention and control of healthcare associated infections and must comply with the standard set by the Health and Social Care Act 2008: Code of Practice for health and adult social care on the prevention and control of infections and related guidance (Revised December 2009).

Information Governance

Information Governance (IG) includes, but is not limited to, Data Protection, Code of Confidentiality, Freedom of Information, Information Security, Records Management and the Registration Authority.  You have a responsibility to keep up to date with the organisations IG policies and ensure they are adhered to whilst performing your duties.  You must not breach these policies, whether during your employment with the organisation, or after the end of it, whether you resign or are dismissed by the organisation.  All IG policies are available on the public website and the staff extranet.


Child Protection

Everyone employed by the organisation regardless of the work they do has a statutory duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. When children and/or their carers use our services it is essential that all child protection concerns are both recognised and acted on appropriately.  You have a responsibility to ensure you are familiar with and follow the Southend Essex and Thurrock (SET) child protection procedures and the organisations supplementary child protection guidance which is accessed electronically on the Extranet site. To ensure you are equipped to carry out your duties effectively, you must also attend mandatory child protection training and updates at the competency level appropriate to the work you do and in accordance with the organisations child protection training guidance. 

Safeguarding Adults

Everyone employed by the organisation regardless of the work they do has a duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of vulnerable adults. When patients and/or their carers use our services it is essential that all protection concerns are both recognised and acted on appropriately.  You have a responsibility to ensure you are familiar with and follow organisational policies in relation to safeguarding vulnerable adults. To ensure you are equipped to carry out your duties effectively, you must also attend mandatory vulnerable adult protection training and updates at the competency level appropriate to the work you do and in accordance with the organisations vulnerable adult protection training guidance. 




This job description is not a definite or exhaustive list of responsibilities but identifies the key responsibilities and tasks of the post holder.  The specific objectives of the post holder will be subject to review as part of the individual performance review process.



PERSON SPECIFICATION FOR
JOB TITLE


CRITERIA

Essential
P
Desirable
P
Education/ Qualifications
Higher qualifications and experience in Sport and Exercise Medicine or Musculoskeletal Medcine

P



CRITERIA

Essential
P
Desirable
P
Skills/Abilities
Able to carry out joint and soft tissue injection
Able to use ultrasound
Ability to use Word, PowerPoint, e-mail, Excel and Access (or similar spreadsheet or database packages)
Car owner/driver/access to a motor vehicle (role will involve travel to other sites that cannot be easily accessed by public transport means)
Demonstrates the ability to work independently using own initiative.

Ability to work as part of a team liaising with a range of professionals and services


P


P




CRITERIA

Essential
P
Desirable
P
Experience
Considerable practical experience in Musculoskeletal Medcine

Experience of working with Specialist  physiotherapist

Advanced clinical skills in the diagnosis, assessment and treatment  of musculoskeletal patients




CRITERIA

Essential
P
Desirable
P
Knowledge/ Understanding
Sound knowledge and understanding of national and local strategy relating to musculoskeletal services.
 Understanding of clinical governance and risk





CRITERIA

Essential
P
Desirable
P
Personal Attributes/Other
Able to build good networks and relationships
Ability to communicate effectively with client group and families
Able to demonstrate empathy, sensitivity and tact






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