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Physiotherapy Advanced Practitioner

Job Reference: 841-19-176-FB

Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust
Countywide - Musculoskeletal Advanced Practitioner Service -
Southgate Moorings
£37,570-£43,772 pro rata per annum

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust was formed on Tuesday 1st October 2019, following the merger of 2gether NHS Foundation Trust and Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust. The two Trusts joined together to provide integrated mental health, physical health and learning disability services to communities.

Physiotherapy Advanced Practitioner

Band: 7

Salary: £37,570-£43,772 pro rata per annum

Hours: 37.5 Hours per Week - Flexible working may be considered

Location: Southgate Moorings

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Physiotherapist to join our Musculoskeletal Clinical Assessment and Treatment Service (MSKCAT) as an Advanced Practitioner.

We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic team-player for this new post within our MSKAPS team. In return we can offer you a unique opportunity to work in a friendly team consisting of AHP Clinical Leads, a GPwSI, Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy and Podiatry Advanced Practitioners and Administrative and Clerical staff.

MSKAPS clinicians work within a robust governance framework that includes strong professional links within Gloucestershire Care Services. There is an emphasis on working closely with GP colleagues and building strong links with Secondary Care providers around clinical pathways. A truly multi-disciplinary service, the focus is on appropriate, safe and effective clinical assessment and management of patients with musculoskeletal conditions within Primary Care settings.

You should highlight within your application how you meet the requirements of the role and your suitability for this opportunity. Please also describe within your application what you feel is the biggest challenge facing advanced clinical practice in the next 12 months.

Applications will be welcome from candidates who wish to work flexibly or who are looking to combine with existing contracts.

For more information enquiries should be directed to Louise Bevan, Tel 0300 421 8168 or

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.

Short-listing Date: Wednesday 24th July 2019

Interview date: Friday 16th August

Applicants who have been shortlisted will be contacted via NHS Jobs. Please check your account regularly. If you do not hear from us within 3 weeks of the closing date you have probably not been shortlisted. We are sorry that on some occasions we are unable to let you know the outcome of your application personally. The Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

Applicants should note that all appointments to Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust are subject to the completion of a satisfactory 6 month probation period.(excluding Medical Staffing appointments).

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.

Please note that if you are successful in your application and you have previously worked for an NHS Trust, Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust will request confirmation of your previous NHS service from your last NHS employer via the inter authority transfer system to verify service, pension, sick pay entitlement and pay grade. Your permission will be sought at application and /or later in the process.

Flexible working arrangements will be considered. Any request will be set against genuine operational requirements and limitations and it is not obligatory for a manager to accede to the request.

For positions Band 8a and above there is a requirement to participate in an on-call rota to ensure a high quality of care for patients at all times and continued support to all staff with access to the right knowledge and expertise. For further information on this please consult the job description.

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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