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Who is the Sussex MSK Central Team?

The team is largely made up of Patient Care Advisors, Extended Scope Practitioners and Consultants.  We aim to transform people’s experience of being treated for musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions (those conditions which affect the muscles, joints or bones) by putting people in control of their own healthcare and delivering care that is tailored to individual needs.

How do we work?

We put those with musculoskeletal conditions at the centre of everything we do, shifting the question from “what’s the matter?” to “what matters to you?” This involves enabling people to

  • Understand health choices and feel involved in their care journey.
  • Have visibility of their care journey and be able to hold us to account for delivery of health goals.
  • Be supported to self-manage MSK conditions.

What do we do?

We support the four main areas of MSK care:

  1. Self Care – giving people and their carers the tools needed to manage their condition as part of your everyday life at home, and connecting them with people and organisations who can continue to support them.
  2. Primary Care – working with GPs and Practice Nurses to make sure they are connected to our service, ensuring that they have the latest education and training to deliver the most up to date treatment and care, and when people are discharged after being seen by our service, their GP is connected to and understands their care plan.
  3. Community Based Specialist MSK Care – community teams of physiotherapists, podiatrists, doctors, specialist nurses, osteopaths and occupational therapists to deliver a truly joined up service with clinical staff all working together to agree a care plan which recognises the individual’s health goals and supports people to achieve those goals.
  4. Hospital Care – if an operation is needed, giving people a choice of a wide range of hospitals. We work with hospital teams to ensure that people receive the right care and appropriate follow up and rehabilitation following surgery.

Visions and Values

Our values were created by members of staff and patients and reflect what’s important to us individually and as a service. Every year we take time to come together to reflect on what they mean to us, how we see them in action and what we need to do to bring them more to life in the service on a day-to-day basis.

Keeping these values in mind and reflecting on them regularly helps us to stay focused on what really matters and support us to deliver a service we can be proud of.

The SMSKP values are:

Integrity and Transparency – ‘Visible decisions and shared goals’

Autonomy, Proactivity and Accountability – ‘Responsible and response-able’

Respect and Compassion for patients and colleagues – ‘Seeing the whole person’

Learning and development for all – ‘Bringing out the best’

Innovation and Creativity – ‘Leading the way’

Positivity and Passion – ‘Celebrating success and team work’

 

 

 

Meet the team

Jon Ota, Managing Director for Sussex MSK Partnership

I lead the team at Sussex MSK Partnership. What most interests me is the role health and social care services can take in supporting people to live life to the full.

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Jobs in the Sussex MSK Partnership Central team

Find opportunities to join the Sussex MSK Partnership Central team

MSK Patient Care Advisor

Description

Who we are

Welcome to Here. We help people to live well. Through partnerships with primary care and providers in health and social care, we create health services and solutions which are shaped around the needs of the person. We are a not-for profit, social enterprise, membership organisation based in Brighton delivering in Sussex and nationally.

We are the Sussex MSK Partnership a unique local, not for profit partnership bringing together primary care, specialist musculoskeletal care, community and mental health and well-being experts to deliver the whole musculoskeletal service in central Sussex. Our commitment is to a truly integrated MSK service that is effective, efficient and compassionate.

The role

What will you be doing? As a Patient Care Advisor you are the first point of contact for our patients and you will be supporting delivery of services that exceed their expectations – so you’ll be booking appointments, coordinating diagnostic results, resolving queries and working closely with our fantastic team of clinicians. You will be proactively managing patients at all stages of their care.

What is needed

Friendly, accommodating and compassionate people who can help to change the way health and wellbeing services work so care can focus on what matters to individuals.

We celebrate innovation and creativity and change happens often here so you’ll have opportunities to contribute to the way we do things. We believe in bringing out the best in all our colleagues so you can learn and develop as an individual. We’re not going to lie – we work very hard and so looking after ourselves is really important which is why we have daily mindfulness as well as yoga, art club, football and other Wellness groups.

Details

Our offer

  • £18,243 per annum pro rata
  • The role is a substantive post. We are open from 8am-7pm Monday – Friday and so it is easy for us to offer flexible options for those seeking full time, part time, flexible working and compressed hours.
  • Permanent

Job Description

Person Specification

What next

Here are committed to equality and valuing diversity.

Advanced Practitioner Upper Limb

Description

Who we are

Welcome to Here. We help people to live well. Through partnerships with primary care and providers in health and social care, we create health services and solutions which are shaped around the needs of the person. We are a not-for profit, social enterprise, membership organisation based in Brighton delivering in Sussex and nationally.

The Sussex MSK Partnership Central is an innovative organisation operating across three Clinical Commissioning Groups in Central Sussex. The vision is to transform MSK services for a population of over 650,000, putting patients in control of their healthcare journeys and delivering care that is tailored to their needs and where shared decision making is paramount.

The role

We are looking to recruit Advanced Practitioner roles within our established multidisciplinary team who already have experience in working at this level or are looking to develop their skills further in upper limb with the option to later diversify in line with the needs of the service and the individual. Although this is a post for an upper limb Advanced Practitioner role, we would welcome interest from clinicians with experience or enthusiasm in either Shoulder & Elbow or Hand& Wrist pathways. Our team consists of specialists from a range of professional backgrounds including physiotherapy, occupational therapy, osteopathy and podiatry.

We offer a good training programme for staff and the service is well supported to deliver patient centred care by our Self-Management Lead and Patient Director.

What is needed

Friendly, accommodating and compassionate people who can help to change the way health and wellbeing services work so care can focus on what matters to individuals.

We celebrate innovation and creativity and change happens often here so you’ll have opportunities to contribute to the way we do things. We believe in bringing out the best in all our colleagues so you can learn and develop as an individual. We’re not going to lie – we work very hard and so looking after ourselves is really important which is why we have daily mindfulness as well as yoga, art club, football and other Wellness groups.

Details

Our offer

  • £39,045 – £46,854 per annum pro rata
  • Applications for both full or part time hours will be considered
  • Interviews will take place week commencing Monday 2nd July 2018

Job Description

Person Specification

What next

  • Apply for the role by following this link to NHS Jobs
  • Closing date 22/06/2018
  • Contact for any questions hpatten@nhs.net

Here are committed to equality and valuing diversity.

Quality and Improvement Officer

Description

Who we are

Welcome to Here. We help people to live well. Through partnerships with primary care and providers in health and social care, we create health services and solutions which are shaped around the needs of the person. We are a not-for profit, social enterprise, membership organisation based in Brighton delivering in Sussex and nationally.

SMSKP is made up of Here, Horder Healthcare (HH), Sussex Community NHS Trust (SCT) and Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (SPFT). We are a unique local, trusted, non for profit integrated partnership, bringing together primary care, expert musculoskeletal intermediate and specialist care, community and mental health and wellbeing clinicians to deliver all elements of the new Integrated MSK service commissioned by the CCGS.

The role

What will you be doing?

The role holder will support the Patient Director in patient engagement and patient partnership as well as leading on the co-ordination of incident and complaint management and the subsequent learning. There will be project management elements to the role which will focus on the quality and performance improvement of the service. The role will be based at 177 Preston Road in Brighton but will require the candidate to travel between sites.

What is needed

Friendly, accommodating and compassionate people who can help to change the way health and wellbeing services work so care can focus on what matters to individuals.

We celebrate innovation and creativity and change happens often here so you’ll have opportunities to contribute to the way we do things. We believe in bringing out the best in all our colleagues so you can learn and develop as an individual. We’re not going to lie – we work very hard and so looking after ourselves is really important which is why we have daily mindfulness as well as yoga, art club, football and other Wellness groups.

Details

Our offer

  • £21,282 – £27,671 per annum pro rata
  • The role is a substantive post. We are open from 8am-7pm Monday – Friday and so it is easy for us to offer flexible options for those seeking full time, part time, flexible working and compressed hours.
  • Permanent

Job Description

Person Specification

What next

  • Apply for the role by following this link to NHS Jobs
  • Closing date 02/07/2018

Contact for any questions  james.smith18@nhs.net

Here are committed to equality and valuing diversity.

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