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MSK Physiotherapist

Job Reference: 833-SS-SP-427-19

(SP) Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Specialist Services / Musculoskeletal
£30,401 to £37,267 pa (pro rata)

We are delighted to announce that we have been rated as a “Good” organisation by CQC and our Adults Services were rated ‘Outstanding’ for caring.

The Community based Musculoskeletal (MSK) Service has an exciting opportunity to recruit to a permanent Band 6 physiotherapy post or a developmental Band 5 (depending on experience) to work as part of our team of physiotherapists, advanced physiotherapy practioners (APP) and MSK Doctors. We work out of a range of health centres and GP practices across the city. We are able to offer this post as we have had some recent internal promotions.

We are looking for an enthusiastic MSK physiotherapist passionate about providing
specialised management of patients presenting with a wide variety of MSK conditions.
The Community based musculoskeletal service is currently providing specialist MSK first contact practitioner clinics in a range of areas around Leeds, involving APP's/highly specialised Physiotherapists.

We are exploring the possibility of working in partnership with other providers of the MSK path ways in Leeds. The service may progress to extended hours provision (evenings/weekends) in order to respond to commissioning requirements in the future.

There may be an opportunity for the right person to deliver some sessions with the Community pain management service. We have recently been successful in our bid to become the sole provider of Community pain management in Leeds, from the 1st of October.

You will have at least 12 months of recent MSK experience, with an ability to manage an independent caseload in a fast paced environment.

We are looking for people who have:
. Been qualified as a Physiotherapist for a minimum of 2 years
. Current HCPC registration
. Significant and demonstrable broad based post graduate clinical experience in a variety of settings including recent MSK experience
. Evidence of post graduate training within the MSK speciality
. A good understanding of the current challenges in delivering high quality physiotherapy in a health centre setting
. Excellent communication skills with both patients and health care professionals
. The ability to use electronic patient records both for recording assessment and treatment documentation and for administrative tasks related to patient care
. The ability to work flexibly and as part of a team
. The ability to demonstrate commitment to high quality care and service
. The ability to mentor band 5 staff and provide quality clinical supervision placements for undergraduate physiotherapy students
. An interest in service development and innovation
. An interest in working collaboratively within a GP practice setting

You will be responsible for:
. Your own independent caseload and undertaking MSK assessment of patients with a wide range of health needs who may have additional complex and multiple pathologies
. Identifying patient needs, agreeing goals and providing appropriate therapy interventions
. Keeping the patient at the centre of care, ensuring patient is engaged in a shared decision making approach
. Mentoring Band 5 staff and providing support and training

You will be based in one of our main hub sites for at least part of the week, working alongside more senior Physiotherapy staff. There is also the requirement to be able to work independently within GP practices, it is essential therefore that you are flexible and prepared to work at a range of venues according to the needs of the service.

This is a busy, fast paced environment to work in but we will support your personal and professional development with senior mentorship.

We have a strong emphasis on clinical supervision and in service training. The MSK service has an experienced research group, having participated in and run clinical trials.

Due to the nature of the role it is essential that applicants are able to travel independently across the city and you have access to a suitable vehicle for business purposes. If necessary, adjustments can be considered in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.

If you are successful in being offered a position which involves working with patients, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The level of check required is dependent upon the position that you have applied for. The Trust will administer the DBS check on your behalf and will recover the cost from your salary. There will be no charge if you are enrolled in the DBS Update Service.

**Please be advised that at all stages of the recruitment process NHS staff from the Yorkshire and Humber region designated ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ will be given priority consideration. If you are ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ please make it clear on your application so that you receive priority consideration.**

Please note: all correspondence regarding this vacancy including the interview process will be sent to your registered NHS jobs e-mail address.

Please ensure you meet all the essential requirements in the person specification before applying for this vacancy.

Recruiting Managers may close an advert once sufficient applications have been received therefore all candidates are strongly advised to complete their application as soon as possible.

If you have not heard within four weeks of the closing date please assume that on this occasion you have been unsuccessful.

The Trust operates a no smoking policy and is a smoke free environment.

We are committed to improving the working lives of our employees and we have an active flexible working policy and welcome applications for job share and flexible working. As an equal opportunities employer we also welcome applications from anyone, irrespective of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, religious beliefs or disability as we embrace diversity within our workforce.

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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Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

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