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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 14/06/2021.

Rotational Physiotherapist (MSK)

Job Reference: 302-21-547SS

Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust
Specialist Services
Trust Wide, Wigan
£24,907 to £30,615pa

Choose Well – Choose WWL

Do you want to come and work for the North West's leading specialised orthopaedic hospital? We have an exciting opportunity for 3 x Band 5 Physiotherapists to work in a limited orthopaedic/MSK rotation. These are full time posts (37.5 hours) Monday to Friday with some weekend shifts.

Applications are invited from enthusiastic individuals who would like to join our friendly and supportive physiotherapy teams at Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh.

Opportunities are available to join our cross site rotation moving throughout the specialties of elective orthopaedics and outpatient trauma and orthopaedics at Wrightington Hospital, and MSK outpatients in one of our community bases. This gives you a varied caseload and the opportunity to treat orthopaedic patients in secondary care and GP patients in a primary care setting.

The post offers the opportunity to work within supportive teams alongside senior physiotherapists and other members of our MDT.

We have a genuine commitment to training and development and post holders are expected to develop themselves professionally in line with the needs of the current/future service.

The post holder will have access to regular supervision and from senior staff and be encouraged to participate in a variety of training and development opportunities. They will be required to contribute to the in-service training programme within the Therapy Team and will have the opportunity to participate in the supervision of students and more junior staff.

Weekend working is essential on the elective orthopaedic rotation which covers a 7 day service. Due to the nature of the community rotation, you must be able to travel across Trust independently.

The role will require you to work across all areas in the Trust which may include those that are designated as positive, asymptomatic and negative COVID areas.

An Enhanced DBS with Children's and Adults' Barred list checks will be obtained during pre-employment checks.

Please note this vacancy may close before the advertised closing date if a sufficient number of suitable applications are received.


About our Trust

Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust are the proud providers of acute hospital and community services to the people of the Wigan Borough and surrounding areas. At WWL, we value our staff believing that ‘happy staff, makes for happy patients’. We have a recognised track record in staff engagement, and living our values ‘the WWL Way’.

WWL are committed to placing the patient at the heart of everything we do, and in the provision of safe, effective care that acknowledges and ensures dignity. With this in mind we are seeking to recruit people who share our values and beliefs.

Information for Applicants

Our Trust prefers candidates to submit applications online. Please contact the Recruitment Team or 01942 822658 if you have difficulty applying online.

Guidance on Completing Your Application

Applications are scored against the person specification, therefore we recommend that you use the supporting information section of your application form to demonstrate how you meet the essential and desirable criteria for the role, providing illustrative examples where possible.


Please note that senior positions (AFC band 8A or above) may be expected to participate in an on-call rota, if the role is predominantly operational.

Continuous Service

WWL has signed up to the Greater Manchester Continuous Service Commitment. That means we will recognise your continuous or ‘unbroken’ service in any Greater Manchester local authority or NHS organisation, Transport for Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service or Greater Manchester Combined Authority; giving you access to our service-related benefits.

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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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

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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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