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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 30/04/2020.

Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner – Lincoln

Job Reference: J143-A-20-31379

Care UK
£45,000 - £49,000 per annum

About the Job

Do you have the passion to make a difference to patients who need MSK treatment? Are you looking for the next step in your career or are you looking to add extra skills to your portfolio? If so, look no further, as we could have the job for you!

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner (APP) to join our clinical team at the Lincolnshire Musculoskeletal Clinical Assessment and Treatment Service (LCATS) on a permanent part time, bank or self-employed basis. LCATS provides an outpatient clinical assessment and treatment service for patients presenting with musculoskeletal conditions.

We offer regular department in-service training, funding for external clinical courses, and an excellent supportive learning environment in order to continually develop you own personal learning and CPD. You will work closely with our Orthopaedic Consultants, delivering MDT clinics and if you are interested you can be involved with our FCP pilot.

LCATS currently operates within 7 existing health centres and hospitals throughout Lincolnshire and we are developing further clinics throughout the region. Depending on your hours, you may need to travel between these locations, so having a full UK driving license and access to your own vehicle is essential. (Expenses will be paid from your base site if you choose an employed contract).

There is no on-call or compulsory weekend work to allow for a strong work life balance.

Within this job, you will be responsible for:
•Managing a case load of patients with varying diagnosis and/or highly complex needs using evidence based and/or patient centered principles.
•Working closely with the Clinical Lead, including supporting and coordinating clinical education within the service.
•Acting as a source of expertise in the management of the service by providing advice to patients and other healthcare professionals, GP’s and Consultants.
•Performing steroid injections as appropriate

* Taking part in MDT clinics with Orthopaedic Consultants
* An opportunity to be involved in an FCP pilot if interested

About Care UK
Care UK was founded in 1982. Today our healthcare services include treatment centres, prison health services, GP practices, NHS walk-in centres, GP out-of-hours and clinical assessment and diagnostics facilities. This means that we provide a greater range of specialist care services than any other organisation in the UK.

Care UK is the largest independent provider of urgent care services in England incorporating OOH's, single point of access and referral management. We deliver excellent, high value patient care on behalf of the NHS for over eight million patients across England.

We work with the NHS to deliver high quality healthcare services, reducing waiting times and giving the patient a greater level of choice. We also take healthcare services closer to where people live and work – increasing the efficiency and quality of the services we deliver and helping to reduce waiting times.

The Requirements
In order for you to be considered for the job, as a minimum we are looking for the following:
• A qualified Physiotherapist with valid HCPC pin number
• Have a Pg Cert in MSK ultrasound
• Have completed an MSc in Physiotherapy
• Have recognised/validated orthopaedic musculoskeletal postgraduate training
• Have a full UK Driving License and access to your own transport
• Hold a qualification to administer peripheral joint/soft tissue injections
• Qualified to administer ultrasound guided injections
• Previous experience of orthopaedic triage

Salary & Benefits
This is a part-time permanent role (or choice to be self-employed / bank contract) that is ideally for 25.5hours per week on a rota basis; however for the ideal candidate we can be flexible on hours. We specifically need someone who is available on Wednesdays; other working days can include Thursday and Friday. The working pattern will be agreed with the successful candidate.

We can offer you:
•A salary between £45,000 - £49,000 per annum pro-rata dependent on experience
•25 days annual leave + 8 public holidays (pro rata for part time)
•Contributory pension scheme (2-5%)
•CPD (including free online and face-to-face training, we also offer support for external courses and provide regular in-service training)
•Regional/National opportunities
•Cycle to work scheme
•Childcare vouchers and online discount

Once you have pressed apply to this job you will be contacted by our Internal Recruiter, Glenn by phone or email.

If you have been shortlisted, the recruiter will submit your CV to the hiring manager who will in turn arrange an interview with you if they feel that you are suitable for the job.

For further information, an informal conversation or to arrange a site visit please contact Glenn Coles - Internal Recruiter on 01189 521 951 /

Please note that offers of employment are subject to receipt of satisfactory references and a DBS check.

Care UK is committed to creating a diverse environment and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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