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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 06/12/2020.

Trainee MSK First Contact Practitioner

Job Reference: 272-2769525

Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Physiotherapy Ortho CATs
Newgate Medical Group PCN / Bassetlaw Hospital Worksop
Dependent on experience

Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of Yorkshire’s leading acute trusts, serving a population of more than 444,000 across South Yorkshire, North Nottinghamshire and the surrounding areas.

Hosting three main hospital sites and a number of additional services, the Trust is one of only six Teaching Hospitals in Yorkshire and trains 25% of all medical students in the region, in addition to 30% of all other healthcare professional students.

A modern and forward-facing Trust employing over 6,600 members of staff, the hospital provides a full range of local hospital services across Doncaster Royal Infirmary in Doncaster, Bassetlaw Hospital in Worksop, Montagu Hospital in Mexborough.

In February 2020, the Trust was rated ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission, an accreditation which applies to the organisation’s four hospital sites.

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Trainee Band 6/7 (dependent on experience) MSK First Contact Practitioner (once qualified this role is Band 8a Afc)

Doncaster & Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is a large teaching hospital group that has a proven record in developing MSK physiotherapists’ career pathways. Developing our staff to deliver excellent care quality is embedded in our core values. We promote, encourage and support staff to develop as clinicians, educators, leaders and researchers.

We currently have a vacancy for a band 6/7 Trainee MSK First Contact Practitioner (FCP) to develop across all of the above pillars of practice in our NEW MSK FCP SERVICE.

We are looking for a dynamic MSK physiotherapist who is willing to develop their skills as an FCP whilst also developing the FCP roles within a large Primary Care Network in Bassetlaw. Newgate Medical Group Primary Care Network covers central Worksop and surrounding areas. It is a network that pride themselves on developing staff and innovative ways of practice – this offers further opportunity for this role to develop to Band 8a.

The trainee post for an MSK physiotherapist working at Band 6 level with a minimum of 3 years post graduate experience in MSK speciality. Post graduate experience of respiratory, neurology and care of the elderly is an advantage but not essential. As a teaching hospital, we have already secured funding to support the successful applicant in completing full MSc in MSK advanced clinical practice (or support relevant level 7 modules to reach this equivalence).

The post will be embedded in the PCN and will need to have excellent communication skills to develop as a member of the PCN team. As part of the role development, you will spend some clinical time within the iCATS service, alongside our experienced advanced practice physiotherapists in iCATS, spinal and pain services and our MSK physiotherapists and Consultants – we believe that this integrated approach to development will provide you and the PCN with a right skills development to become an effective MSK FCP.

Our aim as a service is to support all practitioners with the skills to register with the Centre of Advancing Practice. You will be allocated a trained supervisor and be supported by the Trusts advanced clinical practice framework. The role will require you to develop to level 7(MSc level) across the clinical, education, leadership and research pillars of practice and will include the requesting and interpretation of investigations and non-medical prescribing. Other skills may be required as the role develops, in conjunction with the PCN. This role will also enable you to work with our MSK physiotherapists as a supervisor and educator.

Interview date: mid December 2020

For further details / informal visits contact:

Heather Jackson - Clinical Lead Practitioner Services:, 01302 644206

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All employment with the Trust is subject to a number of NHS Employment Checks being met to a satisfactory standard including verification of identity, eligibility to work in the United Kingdom, references and qualifications in addition to professional registration, a disclosure and barring records check and occupational health check if these are deemed to be a requirement for the position to be undertaken.

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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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