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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 13/06/2021.

First Contact Physiotherapist (Development post)

Job Reference: 449-APC399

Solent NHS Trust
Adelaide Health Centre
£38,890 - £44,503 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

B7 MSK First Contact Physiotherapist

Solent’s MSK First Contact Physiotherapy (FCP) Service is expanding! We now have an exciting new opportunity for a highly skilled, experienced, and motivated musculoskeletal physiotherapist to join our established team, led by expertly trained Advanced Practice Clinicians, in delivering MSK FCP clinics to a growing number of Primary Care Networks across Hampshire.

Our FCP model of care ensures timely access to appropriate MSK assessment and management, as well as streamlining our well-established MSK pathways and supporting the transformation of musculoskeletal care. As a service, we fully recognise the value of and support the development of all pillars of Advanced Clinical Practice. Our FCP clinicians are key to shaping our service as it grows, and are actively involved in governance, clinical effectiveness, research, and Quality Improvement projects.

Our FCP Service forms parts of a fully integrated wider MSK Physiotherapy, Pain and Podiatry (MPP) Service, accepting FCP, GP & self-referral. Many of our FCP clinicians perform dual-roles, enabling them to also continue to deliver treatment/rehab within MSK Physiotherapy or provide specialist diagnostic and care pathway planning for patients with complex MSK disorders across our Lower Limb, Spinal and Upper Limb pathways, depending on their area of interest and skillset. We also have a variety of other specialities within the MSK service including: Pelvic Health, Hydrotherapy, Rheumatology, Adolescent MSK, Persistent Pain, Podiatry, Long-Covid Management, and have excellent working relationships with our local primary and secondary care providers.

Are you:

  • Already working at an Advanced Practitioner level, or actively working towards achieving the level of expertise required?

  • Experienced in delivering high quality, evidence based musculoskeletal care through a variety of consultation methods including virtual appointments?

  • Interested in being part of an innovative, expanding service with opportunities to also work some of your hours within either the MSK physiotherapy or Specialist MSK team?

If so, then this could be the perfect opportunity for you!

Please note: A Band 8a post is also being advertised in both Southampton and Portsmouth.We welcome applications to both posts. Appointments will be made based on your skills and experience and assessment at interview

Our trust shared values (HEART – honesty, everyone counts, accountable, respectable and team work) support the development of a strong working culture and guides and inspires all of our actions and decisions. They enable us to be better at what we do and create a great place for our staff to work, whilst ensuring we provide the highest quality of care to our patients. Our last CQC rating of ‘outstanding’ for care and ‘good’ for the other domains depict these.

We are recruiting to both Southampton and Portsmouth sites. We have job adverts out in each location at band 7 and band 8a.

Our main sites are within the Portsmouth and Southampton City localities; at St Mary’s Community Campus, Queen Alexandra Hospital, Adelaide Health Centre and Moorgreen Hospital with a variety of other community sites in southern Hampshire.

For further information, please contact

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 (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2/skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. 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.

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