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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 23/11/2020.

Advanced Practitioner in Community Fracture Clinic

Job Reference: 085-WHC-20278

Wiltshire Health and Care
085 MSK - WHC4011
Chippenham / Warminster
£45,753 to £51,668 pa pro rata

Wiltshire Health and Care provides adult community based services, enabling people to live healthy independent lives.

There has never been a better time to join us. We have received an overall ‘Good’ rating from the CQC, with the majority of our services deemed outstanding. We are always keen to review the way we work, making the best use of resources and up to date technology to deliver improved services for our patients and a good working experience for our staff.

Our values and behaviours were developed by our staff and are important to us.

Historic Wiltshire with its rolling countryside, bustling market towns and vibrant city life combined with excellent transport links and good schools really does have something for everyone. What are you waiting for?

Band 8a - Advanced Practitioner in Community Fracture Clinic


15 Hours per Week, Permanent 

This post will be split between Chippenham and Warminster covering North and West Wiltshire patient populations. We are looking for a competent, driven professional to join our expanding musculoskeletal (MSK) physiotherapy team, offering progressive and new ways of working.

We have the opportunity for a highly experienced suitably registered practitioner (ANP, ENP, ECP, APP) with a strong orthopaedic skill set to lead and develop the community fracture clinics. You need to be a self-motivated person, in order to develop this advanced practitioner role, being keen to take part in data collection and evaluation.

You must be able to demonstrate excellent assessment and clinical reasoning skills, with the ability to appropriately request and accurately interpret Xrays/investigation results. Excellent communication skills with a variety of people, conditions and within demanding situations, will be an asset. Experience of electronic patient records is advantageous.

You will join a friendly multidisciplinary team (MDT), including MSK Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioners (APP), First Contact Physiotherapists (FCP), Emergency Nurse Practitioners and Advanced Practitioners. Opportunity for advanced Practice competency development will be encouraged.

There is a strong emphasis on personal development with annual Personal Development Review (PDR), clinical and management supervision and in-service training programme.  Study leave and funding can be applied for and often granted for training directly linked to the job role.

The Wiltshire Health and Care NHS partnership are rolling out a large MSK Pathway transformation project to the physiotherapy outpatient’s service. We benefit from shared patient records with GP’s and other healthcare providers. We are developing more advanced career pathways in GP practices as First Contact Practitioners and APP clinics, creating secondment opportunities in Acute/specialist hospital settings or community teams to fulfill future career aspirations, and invest in our staff long term proficiencies.

The MSK service for Wiltshire is based in 9 locations and additional GP clinics with excellent links with our acute hospital at Salisbury, Bath and Swindon.  We receive MSK referrals from GPs, Orthopaedics, A&E, Rheumatology, Midwives and other Health Care Professionals. Alongside MSK Physiotherapy we deliver services in Hand Therapy, Rheumatology, Women’s Health and Amputees.

Wiltshire Health and Care is a partnership, focused solely on delivering improved community services in Wiltshire and enabling people to live independent and fulfilling lives for as long as possible.

•           We are an NHS partnership formed by the three local Foundation Trusts which serve Wiltshire:

•           Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

•           Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust

•           Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust

For more information or an informal discussion please contact-

Rachel Meakin OIS Lead)

01249 456442


We may close this vacancy early if sufficient applications have been received. We aim to contact all applicants within four weeks, but if you do not hear from us, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

All new starters with Wiltshire Health and Care are subject to a six month probationary period, which runs alongside the induction process to help create a positive and supportive working environment which allows new staff to learn the key elements of the role.

Wiltshire Health and Care are supportive of flexibility and are open to discussions regarding flexible working for our roles. We will endeavour to meet the flexibility needs of individuals however we must always ensure delivery of our services to our patients and communities is not impacted.

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

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