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Extended Scope Practitioner

? Job Title: Extended Scope Practitioner
? Reports to (job title): Operationally: - Service Manager Clinically: - Clinical Service Lead
? Area: Luton
? Salary: Band 8a (£40,000 - £44,000)

Job Purpose:
To provide expert physiotherapeutic assessment, treatment, prognosis and advice to a complex and diverse range of patients within the musculoskeletal / orthopaedic specialty.
To manage the care of those patients that would have traditionally been referred into the consultant orthopaedic services with spinal and peripheral problems using advanced decision-making and clinical reasoning skills.

Key Responsibilities

This list is intended to summarise the key responsibilities and is not intended to cover every task that may be required of the role: -

? To independently determine the clinical diagnosis and future clinical management of patients through clinical assessment, requesting and interpretation of results of specific medical investigations such as MRI, X rays and pathology tests etc.;
? Contribute to the education of the other healthcare professionals and GPs in the physiotherapeutic management of orthopaedic / musculoskeletal conditions.
? To contribute to multidisciplinary audit research and evaluation of the clinical effectiveness and evidence base for the management of orthopaedic/musculoskeletal conditions.
? To provide highly skilled assessment, plan, initiate and evaluate appropriate individual patient care programs in written and verbal format.
? To determine, without supervision, the future clinical pathway of patients referred into MSK clinics.
? To undertake a highly specialised assessment of complex patients presenting with musculoskeletal / orthopaedic conditions using advanced management and treatment plans utilising a range of specialist treatments.
? To interpret and analyse tests and investigations to form accurate diagnosis and prognosis for a wide range of conditions or seek guidance from clinical lead if unsur

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