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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 21/01/2020.

Advanced Practitioner- Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

Job Reference: J139-39792

Horder Healthcare
HH Eastbourne
44,606 - 50,819

Horder Healthcare has been committed to caring since 1954 when we were called ‘The Horder Centre for Arthritis’. We’ve come a long way since then. Our consultants are amongst the most skilled, experienced and innovative in their field. Our staff love to work here, so it makes sense that our patient outcomes are in the top 99%.

We have grown into a multi-service healthcare provider, with hospitals in Crowborough and East Grinstead, and outreach clinics in Eastbourne and Seaford and we are committed to making a positive impact on the health of individuals and the communities in which we work. The principled way in which we deliver care truly sets us apart, enabling all patients to lead fulfilled and happy lives.

Not only have we have developed an international reputation for orthopaedic and musculoskeletal care, our partnership with The McIndoe Centre- the birthplace of pioneering plastic surgery treatments, means that we can deliver high-quality plastic, reconstructive, maxillofacial, ophthalmology and orthopaedic services from world-class consultants to an even greater number of people.

At Horder Healthcare we know that our working lives are fundamental to emotional wellbeing. Our employees are as valuable to us as our patients and we see it as our duty to nurture an engaged and skilled workforce.

We are committed to caring, and committed to you.

'Caring for your Career'


Advanced Practitioner - Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Eastbourne & Seaford


£44,606 - £50,819 Full Time


We are on the look-out for an Advanced Practitioner to join our well established team working along the south coast of East Sussex.


You will autonomously undertake electronic triage of new referrals and run clinics to assess new referrals into the Intermediate MSK Service (AP Service) and use advanced clinical reasoning skills to clinically diagnose and manage a complex group of patients who have not responded to conservative measures. Request and interpret appropriate diagnostic investigations such as imaging and pathology. You will provide a patient centred collaborative approach to assessment, diagnosis and treatment planning including providing patient choice and shared decision making and working within an MDT to provide a range of evidence-based treatment options, in line with clinical pathways. Participate in the development of their specialist area within the MSK Service participating in clinical audit within the service and maintaining and improving all aspects of clinical governance, evidence based practice and quality assurance in the service area. Manage and treat a caseload of outpatient musculoskeletal physiotherapy patients.




Must Haves

    • HCPC registration (physiotherapist)


    • Member of CSP


    • BSc or MSc (Hons) Physiotherapy


    • A clinical/professional interest for supporting the provision of Advanced Practice in the required field of expertise (upper/lower limb, spine) with either previous experience in this field, or a desire to develop further skills in this field


    • Expert MSK Physiotherapy clinical skills


    • Experience in audit and development of improved MSK services, utilising data/clinical outcomes/research to justify improvements to MSK services


    • Previous experience of MDT working in the MSK field


    • Proven clinical leadership and past experience of clinical development of senior MSK staff


    • Teaching experience in the field of MSK to physiotherapists and other health care professionals


    • Advanced MSK assessment and treatment skills with proven advanced clinical reasoning abilities


    • Excellent written and spoken presentation skills


    • Ability to justify clinical decision making with consultants, GP's, physiotherapists and other key stakeholders using critical appraisal of clinical evidence and evidence based practice and maintain professional judgement under pressure during conflict with patients and other stakeholders


    • Independent and unsupervised advanced decision-making and problem solving skills


    • Ability to work in collaboratively with multiple varied teams across organisational boundaries and supporting clinical development of clinical staff


    • Maintain concentration when exposed to frequent interruptions


    • Innovative and creative in developing services in the absence of formal guidance


    • Thorough understanding of clinical governance and its implications for service provision


    • Understanding of scope of practice issues and legal accountability and responsibilities


    • Ability to comprehend, assist with writing and implement policies


    • Strong computer literacy


    • Flexibility, confident and innovative team player


    • Strong leadership


    • Live the HH values


    • Self motivated proactive approach


    • Well presented / articulate with excellent communication skills to both patients and clinicians with effective and sensitive communication skills in conveying and receiving highly complex and emotive information



Nice to Haves

    • Previous experience of working in AP(ESP) role


    • Educated to masters level in the field of MSK physiotherapy

    • Member of specialist interested groups relevant to post (ESPPN, MACP, etc)

    • Understanding of strategic and political issues affecting advanced MSK healthcare practice

    • Previous experience in implementing research in practice


    • MSK Injection training and experience


    • Independent prescribing


    • Pilates



For more information check our full Role Brief or get in touch with the Talent Team at

This post may close earlier than the published closing date if sufficient applications are received.

If you have not received a response within 14 days after closing of the advert, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.

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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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