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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 15/03/2021.

Advanced Practice Physiotherapist

Job Reference: 449-APC380

Solent NHS Trust
£45,753 - £51,688 p.a pro rata

Make a difference with us

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you’re looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

  • To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access
  • To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work
  • To deliver the best value for money

Job Specific Location/Base: St Marys Health Campus, Portsmouth

Hours per week:37.5 (part time applicants would be considered).


Job Summary

We are looking for experienced, motivated, enthusiastic physiotherapists to join our B8 Clinical Specialist team covering Portsmouth and some areas of Fareham & Gosport /South East Hants.

The role will cover lower limb referrals initially, with an expectation of combining this with a spinal caseload in the future. Interested candidates would need to be working at a Clinical Specialist level, or actively working towards achieving the level of expertise required. The successful candidate can be supported through advanced practice competencies as required.


Service Summary

We are an integrated MSK Physiotherapy, Pain and Podiatry (MPP) Service providing specialist diagnostic and care pathway planning for patients with complex MSK disorders. Referrals come into the service via MSK physiotherapy, FCP, GP or self-referral. The role involves the management of complex patients with musculoskeletal pain, or those who have not responded to primary care intervention. Clinical reasoning, investigative and analytical skills are required to ensure the appropriate medical investigation are undertaken, and to facilitate decision making regarding the most appropriate management options.

The Portsmouth service delivers clinics from St Mary’s Health Campus and Queen Alexandra Hospital. Cover for F&G/SE Hants is likely to be at Oak Park Community Clinic in Havant.


Job Responsibilities

The Clinical Specialist Physiotherapists/Podiatrists across Solent have quarterly workshops/peer support /injection training, and actively support more junior colleges within the primary care Physiotherapy service. Our integrated pathways afford opportunities to offer teaching within the wider Solent MPP team and also to GP’s.

The Specialist teams are key to shaping our service and are actively involved in Governance, clinical effectiveness, research, and supported Quality Improvement projects.


For more information on the post, please or 02381 031687.


Please note that should this post attract sufficient interest, we may choose to close at an earlier date. We strongly suggest that you apply at an early stage.If we have not contacted you within four weeks of the closing date of this post, please presume that you have not been selected.Candidates selected for interview will be contacted within 2-3 weeks; therefore you should check your emails regularly including junk mail folders.

Note about shortlisting/interviews:

Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, and the associated restrictions in place, we are currently unable to schedule interviews as we normally would. Therefore interviews will be held virtually until further notice. Please be assured that we will be in touch with details of the arrangements. We will endeavour to keep delays to a minimum but shortlisting may take longer than usual, dependant on staff availability.Thank you for your patience and understanding at this time.

The Rewards

Solent NHS Trust offers a competitive starting salary and access to a wide range of employee benefits:

  • 27 - 33 days annual leave plus bank holidays (for permanent staff) - pro rata for part time
  • Pay enhancements to reward out of hours working
  • Ability to join the generous NHS pension scheme
  • Purchase of additional annual leave
  • Training and development opportunities
  • An extensive health and wellbeing service
  • Flexible working options
  • Free yoga, pilates and mindfulness classes
  • NHS discounts from leading retailers
  • Opportunity to purchase a public transport annual season ticket - 11 month repayment period

Our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion starts with our people; shapes the way we deliver our services and the way we build our teams. We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds to help us deliver great care to all of our communities.

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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