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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 28/06/2021.

Clinical Specialist - Physiotherapy - Band 7

Job Reference: 323-KPG1087

Ashford and St. Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£40,681 - £46,294 pa Inc. HCAS

Our vision at Ashford & St Peter’s is to provide an outstanding experience and outcomes for patients and staff.

There has never been a better time to join us in the NHS at Ashford & St Peters Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. We provide acute and planned inpatient and outpatient care for our local community with a strong commitment to staff health and wellbeing. We are committed to providing continuous professional development, staff benefits and flexibility to shape our workforce around our patient care.

MSK Physiotherapist - First Contact Practitioner (FCP) (Fixed Term One Year)

Band 7Full time 37.5 hours

Base: Primary practice-multiple GP surgeries across North West Surrey, up to four days weekly, with ability to work from home up to two days per week. If service demands will also work from Ashford Hospital or Woking Community Hospital part of week.

Are you looking to be part of a forward thinking, award-winning MSK team?

Then this position with Ashford & St Peter’s will be for you!

The opportunity has arisen to recruit an experienced musculoskeletal (MSK) Physiotherapist to join our established outpatient Physiotherapy / FCP services at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals.

You will to work closely with the MSK clinical leads and GP Federation to evaluate and develop the FCP service. The Band 7 FCP job plan will include your progression through the FCP roadmap to practice. You will have the opportunity to supervise Band 6 team members. You will attend our monthly ½ day musculoskeletal in-service training programme and have the opportunity to lead on specialist topics. You will be expected to work closely with colleagues in the MSK and Advanced clinical practitioner teams to design and complete Quality Improvement projects.

This year we have relocated some of our Out-Patient Physiotherapy Services to Riverbourne Gym, Chertsey and Egham Orbit. This has given our team and patients the ability to access modern gym rehabilitation equipment and classes within the community.

We have a large, established Band 8a Advanced Clinical Practitioner (ACP) team working within the iMSK service as a point of triage to asses and diagnose patients, both face to face and virtually, and direct them to appropriate services. Three of these ACP’s are embedded in the MSK department and one of these will provide you with clinical supervision. You will need to have the ability to use your initiative, communicate with sensitivity and empathy and be an effective team worker with sound organisational abilities.

You will be required to participate in the Orthopaedic rota at weekends and bank holidays.

Despite the team being spread across different sites we regularly organise external events, so you can get to know the socially vibrant team!

We embrace social media for learning, contributing and connecting with the physio world and public. We are active on Twitter @ASPHphysio and have a ASPH Physio YouTube channelhosting our professionally made exercise and education videos.

For more information, please contact the Clinical Leads for Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Ryan Mackie


This post may close early if we have sufficient applications.


Where to find us:

Our main sites are Ashford Hospital, TW15 3AA near to Heathrow Airport and St Peter’s Hospital, KT16 0RQ which is close to junction 11, M25. We also operate services at Woking Bradley Unit and Milford Hospital. A free shuttle bus service operates between Ashford & St Peter’s Hospitals.

Staff Benefits

Flexible working: We want all staff to have a good life/work balance and we will support you to have a working pattern that meets your needs and helps us to provide our services in ways that best suit the needs of our patients.

We are Ofsted registered day nurseries at Ashford and St Peter’s sites, catering for children from 3 months to 5 years, and half-term play-schemes for primary school age children, open from 8am to 6pm.

We have car parking on all our sites and a new multi-storey car park on the St Peter’s site. We have onsite accommodation in shared flats or houses.

The NHS Pension scheme helps you to build your pension for when you retire. You receive tax relief on the contributions you make while you are working and the Trust makes a financial contribution as well. The NHS pension scheme has benefits that will support you and your family when you retire.

Career pathways: we support our staff to develop their careers and will ensure that you can access support, training and development to progress and fulfil your potential at ASPH

Find our more in our Guide for Applicants.

Coronavirus update:

We are reviewing our recruitment and on-boarding processes on a regular basis to ensure we are following the guidelines from Public Health England (PHE). Interviews will be virtual wherever possible.

After applying via NHS Jobs, your application will be transferred into our third party recruitment system, the HireLab. You will receive an email inviting you to log into the HireLab and you will be able to monitor the progress of your application, pre-employment checks and on-boarding.


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.

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