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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 28/02/2020.

Extended Scope Practitioner in MSK Physiotherapy

Job Reference: 382-PHYS08-20

Employer:
Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Physiotherapy
Location:
Fylde Coast
Salary:
£44,606 - £50,819 pro rat

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is ideally situated on the Fylde Coast just a 45 minute drive from Manchester. The Trust provides services to the 440,000 residents of Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre and North Lancashire, as well as specialist tertiary services in haematology, cystic fibrosis, cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery. We employ more than 6,500 staff, have approximately 900 beds and have a planned turnover in excess of £410m for 2017/2018.

As one of the United Kingdom’s largest coastal resorts, Blackpool has plenty to offer its residents – it’s not just a good place to work; it’s a great place to live. In addition to its bustling centre and historic seafront, the town is world famous for its many attractions, including the Blackpool Tower. This seaside town also offers a number of scenic cycling routes round its local parks and across the surrounding countryside, as well as panoramic views of the coast on its picturesque Promenade. Further afield, Blackpool benefits from less than three-hour connections via rail to Edinburgh in the north and London in the south.

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals encourages flexible working in all our roles to support staff in maintaining healthy home-life balance. Working patterns such as; part time working, self-rostering, compressed hours, annualised hours, term time, reverse term time and flexitime working can be explored. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.


We are seeking an enthusiastic self-motivated experienced Physiotherapist who has advanced Musculoskeletal clinical assessment and treatment skills with a proven ability to work collaboratively.

You will be; Responsible for providing a high standard of Musculoskeletal clinical assessment and treatment to highly complex patients within an established well regarded service, holding responsibility for your own caseload.


You will work closely with and contribute to a well-established MDT including a Consultant Physiotherapist other extended scope practitioners as well as a GPwSI and Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon.
You will and liaise appropriately with other specialties to promote evidence based, thoughtful, seamless care for your patients.
You will have access to regular in-house CPD opportunities.
You will provide clinical mentorship to the Physiotherapy Services across the Fylde Coast and be a source of specialist advice to the Physiotherapists in the management of patients.
You will be expected to contribute to the further development of the service and to be an advocate for the appropriate management of patients with musculoskeletal problems. The role is likely to include some involvement with developing, supporting and running new First Contact Practitioner clinics.
You will not be limited to assessing & treating patients, but also must be committed to empowering the population to self-care for their MSK issues and share responsibility of the management of their conditions, with a focus on education and lifestyle modification, as well as making effective use of local services.

 

For further details / informal visits contact:

Stephen Hill
Consultant Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
MSK service

01253 957395

or

George Rogers

MSK & Foot Health Service Manager

01253 957395

 

 




What happens next?

Please ensure that you read the person specification (attached below) BEFORE you begin the application, as your application WILL be screened using this specification.

Any invitation to attend an interview will be sent to you via the email address you provide, so please ensure this is correct. If you do not receive a response within three weeks, then you should assume that your application has not been successful on this occasion.

If you are currently employed by another NHS organisation and have been formally notified as being "at risk", please notify the recruitment team on 01253 957001 to highlight your application (providing, of course, you meet the essential criteria for the post

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Please note that in line with national NHS guidelines, this Trust operates a strict non-smoking policy. Members of staff are not permitted to smoke on Trust premises or grounds at any time, nor take breaks during working hours for the purposes of smoking.

The Trust does not offer interview expenses to shortlisted candidates unless indicated in the advert.


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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