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MSK Physiotherapist

Job Reference: 841-19-084-BJ

Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust
Countywide -The Vale Hospital
£24,214-£30,112 per annum pro rata

In September 2017, we announced that our Trust Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust and 2Gether NHS Foundation Trust (2gether) were planning to join. From October 2019, we hope to be one organisation providing integrated community mental health, physical health and learning disabilities services. The new Trust will be called Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust.

We are already working closely together but the benefits we really want for our communities can best be achieved if we become a single trust, delivering outstanding integrated physical and mental health care.

The aim of the proposed merger is to improve our services and ensure we are providing the most appropriate and seamless information, support and treatment for people with mental health issues, physical health problems or learning disabilities. It will mean we can help people as a ‘whole person’, not just separate conditions or symptoms. As healthcare professionals in the new Trust, you will be able to ensure better outcomes for service users which we know is really important to all clinical, medical and support professionals alike. For colleagues, it will also provide more opportunity to develop and realise your potential.

While our overall name will become Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, services in Herefordshire will be given their own, separate, name, which will be Herefordshire Mental Health and Learning Disability Services.

The details of the merger will be finalised early September and the Trusts hope to be one organisation from 1st October 2019.

Both Trusts are high performing with ‘good’ CQC ratings and strong financial foundations.

MSK Physiotherapist - Physiotherapy Service

Band: 5

Salary: £24,214-£30,112 pro rata per annum

Hours: Up to 37.5 Hours per work

Location: The Vale Hospital

We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic Physiotherapist to join our well established team of musculoskeletal physiotherapists working at the Vale Hospital Dursley.

You will be required to work in the outpatients department managing a comprehensive range of MSK conditions. We receive self- referrals, GP and Consultant referrals in addition to referrals from our Advanced Practitioner Triage and Other Health Care Professionals.

You will be encouraged to act as a clinical educator and assist in the supervision of undergraduate physiotherapy students from the University of the West of England.

We have a genuine interest and commitment to the training and development of our band 5 staff. As a result we have a band 5 physiotherapy preceptorship programme in place which aims to equip new graduates with the necessary skills, knowledge base and attributes needed to progress their physiotherapy careers. You will have an experienced band 6 preceptor and will receive regular appraisal and clinical supervision as part of this scheme.

In Service Training is encouraged and supported. You will play an active part in the local and Countywide MSK in-service training programmes.

Close links exist with the band 7 staff working in the Musculoskeletal Advanced Practitioner Service (MSKAPS.)

You need to be:

  • Self motivated

  • Committed to your own personal development

  • A dynamic and flexible team player

  • Committed to provision of a high level of care through evidence based practice.

The postholder must have the ability to travel between sites where our services are provided when necessary.

For further information please contact

Angela Sycamore, Team Lead in MSK Physiotherapy on 0300 421 8481

Shortlisting Date: Friday 26th July 2019

Interview Date: W/C 5th August 2019

This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check with an Adult Barring List check. Successful candidates are expected to undertake a DBS check at their own cost and sign up to the DBS update service.

The Trust aims to promote a culture of inclusion, where colleagues understand and celebrate the diversity and different perspectives of our service users and colleagues.

The Trust is a safeguarding employer committed to the safeguarding and promotion of welfare of children, young people and adults at risk. The trust expects colleagues and volunteers to share this commitment. The Trust is committed to safe recruitment practices to protect children and adults at risk, and any appointment will be subject to satisfactory clearance relevant to the post.

For customer-facing roles all applicants must be able to demonstrate that they can communicate in English with confidence.

Successful candidates are expected to self-fund either an enhanced or standard or basic DBS check, and sign up to the DBS update service if required for the role.

Candidates are advised to monitor their NHS jobs as initial feedback will be through their account. Interview dates will usually be advised to shortlisted candidates within 2 weeks of the closing date. This is not always the case and so if candidates have not had any feedback from their application, they can call the Recruitment Team on 0300 421 8602.

Subsequent conditional offers of employment will be via NHS jobs followed by communication via email and hard copy letters.

Please note that if you are successful in your application and you have previously worked for an NHS Trust, Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust will request confirmation of your previous NHS service from your last NHS employer via the inter authority transfer system to verify service and pay grade.

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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