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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 27/09/2021.

MSK Practitioner

Job Reference: 279-COW3452073

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust 279
Worthing Hospital, Worthing
£40,057 - £45,839 Per annum

About our Trust

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust is a newly formed organisation following a merger between Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (WSHFT) and Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals Trust (BSUH) on 1st April 2021. WSHFT and BSUH have been working in partnership with a shared leadership team for four years leading up to the recent merger. Our vision (Excellent care, every time - "Where better never stops") is at the heart of all that that we do - we pride ourselves in putting the compassionate care of patients first and foremost. WSHFT became the first non-specialist acute hospital trust to be awarded Outstanding in all of the CQC’s key inspection areas and BSUH became the fastest improving acute hospital trust in England and was rated Good overall and Outstanding for caring by the CQC. Moving forward together, the ambition is to continue improving and providing excellent care, every time, for patients.

The merger was a technical but important process for both WSHFT and BSUH which will ensure that the right leadership, structures, and governance are in place. Our journey has started but we have much still to learn as we work towards full merger, enabled by our Patient First ethos which shapes our values and gives structure to our improvement and performance management. Our shared sense of purpose, commitment to investing in and developing our workforce and focus on continuous improvement in the pursuit of excellent care, every time, for our patients underpins all that we do. The largest part of this journey is investing in staff and creating a vibrant and supportive organisation where successful careers flourish.

We are looking for a band 7 with excellent communication and team leadership skills, and a strong clinical background in adult MSK to support and lead teams, ensuring the safe and effective management of patients. Alongside this, you will be responsible for ensuring that physiotherapy pathways are efficient and clinically effective, and that staff have the knowledge and skills to provide safe care. You will be working alongside other band 7’s responsible for teams across Worthing and Southlands Hospitals, Littlehampton Health Centre and other sites as needed and will be supported by Advanced Clinical Practitioners and a Consultant Physiotherapist.

We take pride in developing both our services and staff, therefore experience of supporting and training others is vital, as is experience of developing services to improve patient care.

This is an excellent opportunity to be part of a friendly, supportive and integrated Physiotherapy service. We offer regular supervision and training opportunities for both professional and service development.

We encourage you to contact us for an informal chat or visit.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameStella SpiteriJob titleHead of Physiotherapy MSK Outpatient ServicesEmail addressstella.spiteri@nhs.netTelephone number01903 205111 Ext: 85591

General information for applicants

As part of our commitment to a safe working environment, we undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check on all new employees where the role is eligible for a criminal record check . We make offers in line with the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1975.

Applications for Skilled Worker sponsorship are welcome for those that meet the Visa and Immigrations eligibility criteria. For further information please visit the website searching for Skilled Worker.

Please apply as early as you're able for this role. In the event of exceptional interest we may close adverts earlier than specified.

Further Information

For help with the application process, please contact the Recruitment Team by Email:

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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