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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 10/03/2019.

CATS Extended Scope Physiotherapist

Job Reference: J62-SIR649

Sirona care and health CIC
Cossham Hospital, Bristol
£34,168 - £41,212

We are Sirona care & health, a Community Interest Company committed to providing local communities with a range of high quality specialist health and social care services across South Gloucestershire, parts of Bristol and Bath and North East Somerset. For us, it’s about the personal approach; we take pride in what we do and deliver the high standard of care that we’d expect for ourselves and our families.

In return we offer an excellent range of benefits including generous holiday entitlement, paid enhancements for bank holiday/night working (where applicable), a contributory pension scheme (including, for some roles, the NHS pension scheme), a planned induction program, extensive learning and development opportunities, health and wellbeing programmes, flexible working patterns, staff excellence awards, in-house physiotherapy support and more!

The Musculoskeletal (MSK) service delivers physiotherapy and triage services for people with musculoskeletal problems or orthopaedic conditions in the South Gloucestershire area. Our aim is to offer excellent assessment and treatment of people with musculoskeletal problems in a timely manner; clinicians are predominantly physiotherapists and extended scope physiotherapists (ESP’S) but we do also have GPs working for the service.

The ESP role is based within the Clinical/Spinal assessment and Treatment Service. This is an Adult interface clinic between primary and secondary care whose goal is to provide patients with Musculoskeletal conditions with a specialist assessment and management plan. These patients who traditionally would have been referred to secondary care are now managed in a community setting and receive an expert opinion on their condition in a timely manner

We are seeking an experienced musculoskeletal clinician to join the Clinical Assessment and Treatment (CATS) team. The CATS team clinically assesses peripheral joint presentations with the Spinal Assessment and Treatment (SATS) team seeing spinal presentations, however the teams work closely together and a broad knowledge of both areas is essential.

The role of the ESP is to provide an advanced musculoskeletal assessment for patients both in and outside of the standard scope of musculoskeletal physiotherapy, including the selective scope of ordering investigations such as MRI scans, X-Rays and other diagnostics as required. For this post an injection qualifications is desirable.

As part of the team the successful candidate will be involved in service development, evaluation and audit. They will also deliver mentoring and teaching within the department and to colleagues externally.

The senior clinical team which includes GP’s, ESP’s and senior Physiotherapists partake in regular clinical observations and peer review, clinical teaching, management support and appraisals.

The successful candidate will work within an outpatient clinic setting across the 3 bases depending on service need.

The working arrangements will be Monday- Friday, the hours are flexible to meet the needs of the service and to ensure maximum cover, this could include hours between 8-8pm but this is negotiable and flexible. The service does not currently operate over the weekend or bank holidays.

Pay review pending


For general recruitment enquiries please email or call 03001245444.

Sirona care and health is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment and promote safeguarding by implementing policies and procedures, acting promptly on concerns, and sharing information appropriately. Sirona is committed to safe recruitment practice and any appointment will be subject to satisfactory clearance appropriate to the post.

As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy. Sirona care and health is a Disability Confident Employer.

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.

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