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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 03/12/2020.

First Contact Physiotherapist

Job Reference: 165-20-08-020

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust
MSK - Physio Therapy
£38,890 to £44,503 pa

Please Note - The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is following the current Government guidelines regarding social distancing.

With this in mind, all interviews are now conducted by video link using Microsoft Teams. Full details of our process will be given to shortlisted candidates when invited to interview.

The Rotherham Foundation Trust

First Contact Physiotherapist

Therapy Services Department

Band 7 - £38,890 to £44,503 per annum/pro rota

Part time 22.5

This is a fantastic opportunity to work for Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust within our First Contact Physiotherapy service; working as a First Contact Physiotherapist within a Primary Care setting.

The post holder(s) will work independently assessing musculoskeletal patients within the Rotherham GP Hubs. The successful candidates will assess/triage patients within 20 minute appointments following appropriate care navigation by the GP Practice teams.

The First Contact Physiotherapist will operate at an advanced level of clinical practice with skills to assess, diagnose, treat and manage musculoskeletal (MSK) problems and undifferentiated conditions. This will involve seeing patients, without prior referral from their GP, to establish a rapid and accurate diagnosis and management plan thus streamlining pathways of care.

The successful candidates will be an experienced Physiotherapist who:

  • Displays energy and passion in the pursuit of service excellence and delivery of a positive patient experience
  • Can support the FCP service and Clinical Lead to meet established targets and objectives
  • Has evidence of the development of advanced MSK assessment skills
  • Can evidence advanced MSK/Orthopaedic clinical experience and skills
  • Has a commitment to personal professional development and the development of others

We have a strong commitment to supervision, PDR, CPD, and staff training.

The successful applicant will have:

  • Current HCPC registration
  • Full driving license with access to a vehicle for business use
  • Valid work permit or be eligible to work within the UK

The post is subject to Occupational Health Screening and Criminal Records Bureau Disclosure checking.

For further information, please contact:

Joseph Henson - Clinical Lead First Contact Physiotherapy

mob: 07900918187/Email Joseph.Henson@nhs.netor Faye Costello - Clinical Lead Musculoskeletal and Orthopaedic Therapy Team

phone: 01709427049/

This job may close early if a large number of applications are received. You are advised to submit your application quickly to avoid missing your chance to apply. Should you be successful in your application we will contact you via NHS Jobs and this will appear on your homepage under 'Interviews'.

In applying for this post, you give the Trust permission to use your data for recruitment purposes.

Please ensure your application includes referees who can verify your employment/education history over the last three years and include valid email addresses for them. TRFT will request electronic Factual Employment References from your previous employers.

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is committed to diversity and inclusion and welcomes applications from everyone. The Trust seeks to establish a workforce as diverse as the population it serves. We will consider applications to work flexibly. If you are disabled and require reasonable adjustments to the application process, please contact the Recruitment Team to discuss.

The cost of undertaking a DBS disclosure will be met by the individual. The Trust will meet the initial costs of the disclosure, and you can choose to have this deducted from either your first month’s salary or in instalments over your first 3 months’ salary. The current price of a standard check is £23 and an enhanced check is £40.

The Trust offers free car parking at the Woodside Building (Woodside Building, Moorgate Road, Rotherham, S60 2TY) if your interview is at the Main Hospital Site, which is a five-minute walk from Woodside. If you require accessible parking or any other reasonable adjustment in order to attend your interview, please contact the Recruitment Team, who will be happy to help you.

You will be asked for proof of your qualifications at the conditional offer stage of your employment. If you are unable to provide evidence the offer may be withdrawn.

New starters to the NHS will start at the bottom of the advertised salary band.

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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