Advanced Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

North Somerset Community Partnership
Weston-Super-Mare, UK
15 Jun 2019
21 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
North Somerset Community Partnership (NSCP) became a staff led Social Enterprise on October 1st 2011 with an ethos of delivering high quality innovative services driven by the needs and choices of the local population.

We work in partnership with the Local Authority, General Practitioners and voluntary organisations to provide a wide range of community health services to the people of North Somerset. We are providing NHS services and this will always remain at the heart of what we do but we also have the freedom to bid for other contracts and extend our service to meet the needs of the community.

Advanced Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

Band 8a, £44,606 - £50,819 p.a.

Fixed-term for 12 months. Also available as a secondment opportunity. (possible conversion to recurrent post in 2020 as part of procurement process)

37.5 hours

North Somerset

Reference: 279S/9693629

Our Musculoskeletal (MSK) Service has been through an exciting period of re-development. Recently the service has successfully gained funding for additional staffing to match the services increasing demand. We are looking for an Advanced Musculoskeletal Specialist to join our well-established Interface team. The main 'hub' for the service is currently North Somerset Community Hospital with clinics run in several locations across North Somerset.

MSK services form part of the NSCP Specialist Services Business Unit. The department is made up of Musculoskeletal Interface, Biomechanics and Physiotherapy Services offered in various clinic locations in the area, including Portishead, Nailsea and Weston-super-Mare. We are focused on delivering quality, evidence based, cost effective care for the local population. The clinical team includes AMP's, GP with special interests, Podiatrists and physiotherapists supported by a dedicated team of administrators. As part of the AMP team you will work in busy clinics assessing complex spinal and peripheral orthopaedic presentations. You will have the responsibility of arranging further investigations as indicated, providing injection therapy, actioning appropriate onward referrals within referral to treat (RTT) pathways, and providing timely and accurate communication to referrers. We have developed a robust governance framework to ensure the team can deliver the commissioned contract via a quality musculoskeletal pathway with high patient satisfaction and progressive staff development. The successful candidate will work as part of an integrated MSK team to deliver the governance framework, enabling key service goals to be achieved including, audit and research, staff development, clinical pathways and communication. We have a number of staff who are Non-Medical Prescribers and some providing in-house ultrasound guided injections. We are also currently running a commissioned First Contact Practitioner Pilot in a local GP practice, which the whole team will be engaged with in the future.

We are looking for a clinician who is keen to join a developing service, that can provide experience and leadership to further develop the musculoskeletal pathway. This clinician should have significant musculoskeletal experience and be either currently working as an AMP or working towards a Masters with advanced clinical skills to support an AMP role.

If you have any further queries, please feel free to contact the MSK Service lead, Paul Haworth, on 07747 767224 or email ( Email address removed )

In return you will also have access to a range of benefits including pension scheme; annual leave (27 days on joining), cycle scheme and employee assistance programme.

NSCP has been awarded Employing Authority status for the NHS Pension Scheme as an Independent Provider. NSCP has been approved under the closed scheme. This means that people joining NSCP on or after 1 August 2014 are eligible to join if within 12 months prior to your start date with NSCP you have been employed by an organisation where you were eligible for the NHS pension, even if you're not currently making contributions.

If you are not eligible for the NHS Pension scheme, you will be eligible for membership of our Legal & General defined contribution Group Pension Scheme. From 1st April 2015 if you have not elected to join either scheme, you will be automatically enrolled into the Group Pension Scheme at 5% and receive employer contributions if you: earn £10,000 or more a year (£833 a month); are aged 22 or over; and; are under State Pension age.

Closing Date: Friday 28th June 2019

Interview Date: To be confirmed

If you are a current NSCP staff member, please apply for this vacancy using the Internal Application Form which is available to download from the NHS Jobs advert.

Please note: When applying for this post it is essential that you read the Job Description and Person Specification and use the "supporting information" space to demonstrate how your skills, knowledge and experience meet the requirements of the person specification, as your application will be judged against this.

NSCP is an equal opportunities employer who is committed to safer recruitment - all offers of employment are subject to appropriate checks to safeguard those who use our services.

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects diversity of our population and our service users. We would welcome applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups such as our black and minority ethnic (BME) communities, and LGBT communities. We also hold the Disability Confident Level 2 symbol and have made the pledge to commit to employing more people with learning disabilities. If you require this application from in another format i.e. large print, Braille or audio tape etc., please contact the People Team on 01275 546808 or email ( Email address removed ) and we will arrange for this to be sent to you.

References: Please provide details of at least two referees to cover the whole of the last three years of your employment history. Referees must be line managers or HR departments.

Please note that candidates selected for interview will be notified through your NHS jobs on-line account.

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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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