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Band 7 First Contact Practitioner

Job Reference: 313-A-21-96421-KW

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
MSK Physiotherapy
Wigston, Leicestershire

Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion? Do you share in our ambition to create high quality, compassionate care and wellbeing for all?

Then take a step towards LPT...

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) provides a range of community health, mental health and learning disability services for people of all ages. Delivered through over 100 settings from inpatient wards to out in the community, our 6,500 staff serves over 1m people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.



Band 7 FCP– Part or Full time

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced and enthusiastic person to become part of an effective team, providing a high standard of clinical care to patients attending GP practices in Leicester and Leicestershire

The successful candidate will:

  • Hold a Degree / Diploma in Physiotherapy.
  • Be registered with the HCPC.
  • Have relevant NHS experience either pre or post qualification.
  • Have clinical expertise, knowledge and experience in the field of MSK Physiotherapy.
  • Be able to work in a fast pace environment, with extended skills and responsibility.
  • Have excellent communication skills.
  • Have high level complex decision making skills, to diagnose and triage complex cases and manage them appropriately.
  • Have the ability to work sensitively and effectively with patients and their carers.
  • Be able to work well both individually and as part of the multi-disciplinary team.
  • Be able to carry out moderate to intense physical effort throughout the working day.
  • Have evidence of continuing professional development.
  • Be able to be flexible to meet the needs of the service.

TRUST: A firm belief in the reliability, truth, or ability of someone

RESPECT: A due regard of the feelings, wishes and rights of others

COMPASSION: Be motivated to go the extra mile to help the physical, mental and emotional pain of others and yourself.

INTEGRITY: The quality of being honest and having strong moral principles

"LPT has proven a fantastic organisation to work for as an MSK Physiotherapist. In my time with the Trust there has been considerable opportunity to progress professionally and in particular to engage with new models of MSK Physiotherapy working such as FCP. Team working and knowledge sharing has been excellent both locally and across sites and there is a strong foundation of clinical interest groups supported by clinical specialists. I am proud to represent my locality in working for LPT and hope to continue to develop in such a proactive and forward thinking organisation" (band 6 Physiotherapist, LPT)

Please be advised that should this vacancy attract a high volume of applications then it may be necessary to close the advertisement ahead of the stated end date.

The Trust is progressing toward a seven day week working pattern; consequently the post holder must be prepared to work the weekly contracted hours over a 7 day rotation in accordance with the needs of the service.

For further information please contact:

Sam Branston–FCP operational lead via email

We are committed to providing the best care that we can to our patients, and so some of our roles involve a Maths and English assessment. Where this is so, details will be shared with you as part of the recruitment process.

Details of our benefits, pledge and other important information about the application process, and working for us is contained in the documents linked to our advert.

For areas where our teams work to staffing rosters, rosters are set in advance at a team level and you will be joining an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date. We will consider requests to vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

To make the most of your application, we may consider successful applicants for vacancies for the same post in different locations where this is appropriate and meets our mutual requirements.

For all substantive roles the appointment of every new member of staff (excluding medical and dental staff) to a post is subject to a 6 month probationary period, details of which are in our Probation Policy.

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our service users. To this end we actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups, including members of our black and minority ethnic communities. All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of undertaking a DBS disclosure at the required level will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary following commencement.

Requests from applicants to work alternative hours to those advertised may be considered.

Applicants who are currently ‘at risk’ within the local NHS, and meeting essential criteria will be given preference for interview over any other candidates who may apply for this post.

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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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