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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 10/02/2020.

MSK Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner

Job Reference: 085-WHC-20010903

Wiltshire Health and Care
MSK Orthopaedics Interface Service
£44,606 - £50,819

Wiltshire Health and Care provides adult community based services, enabling people to live healthy independent lives.

There has never been a better time to join us. We have received an overall ‘Good’ rating from the CQC, with the majority of our services deemed outstanding. We are always keen to review the way we work, making the best use of resources and up to date technology to deliver improved services for our patients and a good working experience for our staff.

Our values and behaviours were developed by our staff and are important to us.

Historic Wiltshire with its rolling countryside, bustling market towns and vibrant city life combined with excellent transport links and good schools really does have something for everyone. What are you waiting for?

Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner

Orthopaedic Interface Service (OIS)

Band 8a

Full or Part Time Opportunities available


We are looking for an experienced, self-motivated, Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner to join our flourishing musculoskeletal (MSK) physiotherapy service. This position is based in South Wiltshire at Salisbury hospital. However you could be expected to do some community based clinics including Amesbury and in future possibly Warminster and Devizes.

We are looking for a professional already working at Band 8a, with current up-to-date injection therapy skills. You must be able to demonstrate an advanced level of assessment and clinical reasoning skills and hold a post graduate qualification or recognised training in advanced physiotherapy practice. Excellent communication skills with a variety of people, conditions and within demanding situations are also a requirement.

In your orthopaedic interface clinics you will assess and give an orthopaedic opinion to complex patients, ordering and interpreting the appropriate investigations and discussing the patient’s treatment options including pain clinic and surgical options including the risks and potential benefits of these treatments. Part of your role is to join the team triaging all referrals to secondary care to ensure patients follow the evidence-based pathways of care and adhere to criteria based access to orthopaedic clinics in Secondary Care. The emphasis of our OIS workload is spines, knees and shoulders and expertise in these areas is desirable.

The role would be joining a purely musculoskeletal and orthopaedic service where you would have excellent training and CPD opportunities, following an APP competency framework, with regular supervision/peer reviews from other APPs.

We are rolling out First Contact Physiotherapy posts in primary care networks and self-referral to physiotherapy outpatient services and we benefit from shared patient records with GPs and other healthcare providers. We are developing more advanced career pathways in GP practices as and APP clinics, creating secondment opportunities in Acute/specialist hospital settings or community teams to fulfil future career aspirations, and invest in our staff long term proficiencies.

The successful candidate will be team spirited, and possess a friendly, professional attitude to supplement their excellent MSK knowledge. There is currently no on call rota or weekend working.

The MSK service for Wiltshire is based in 9 locations and additional GP clinics with links with our acute hospital at Salisbury, and also Bath and Swindon. We receive MSK referrals from GPs, Orthopaedics, A&E, Rheumatology, Midwives and other Health Care Professionals. Alongside MSK Physiotherapy we deliver services in Hand Therapy, Rheumatology, Women’s Health and Amputee rehabilitiation.


For more information or an informal discussion please contact:

Alison Wright, Physiotherapy Outpatient Clinical Lead (South Wiltshire)

01722 336262 ext 4425/4413, or mobile 07867 165495


Wiltshire Health and Care was formed in July 2016 and is a partnership of the three NHS Foundation Trusts that serve Wiltshire; Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust and Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust.

We may close this vacancy early if sufficient applications have been received. We aim to contact all applicants within four weeks, but if you do not hear from us, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

All new starters with Wiltshire Health and Care are subject to a six month probationary period, which runs alongside the induction process to help create a positive and supportive working environment which allows new staff to learn the key elements of the role.

Current employees should be aware that this position is advertised under Wiltshire Health and Care terms and conditions and appointment ends any TUPE protection.

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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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