Bank Advanced Musculoskeletal Practitioner Physiotherapists

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
18 Jun 2023

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Central Cheshire Integrated Care Partnership's (CCICP's) Musculoskeletal Clinical Assessment and Triage Service (MCATS) are recruiting experienced Advanced Musculoskeletal Practitioner Physiotherapists to join our bank team.

The Bank posts require flexibility to work within our well-established MCATS community or First Contact Practitioner (FCP) clinics at GP practices throughout Mid Cheshire, providing high quality specialist MSK assessments and care.

In February 2018 the MCATS service launched an MSK Single Point of Access (SPA) for Central Cheshire. The MSK Single point of access triages GP referrals to Orthopaedic, Rheumatology and Pain consultants. The MCATS team works closely alongside Consultant, GP, Nursing and Therapy colleagues to support patient pathways and ensure the patients receive the right care first time.

Main duties of the job

The post requires highly specialist triage, assessment and treatment skills to manage complex Musculoskeletal cases to include chronic conditions. You will be expected to have a broad range of advanced practice knowledge and skills to incorporate the medical management of MSK patients and early identification of serious pathology. Evidence from your application must include relevant experience and postgraduate training in Advanced Musculoskeletal Practice.

Posts are available on a bank basis as required to cover the South and Vale Royal Primary Care locations within the Central Cheshire Footprint. You will be expected to work as part of a team with other Advanced MSK Practitioners, GP with Specialist interest in MSK and Advanced Clinical Specialist therapists to support the advancing MSK service and ensure robust evidence based clinical practice is disseminated down through the service.

About us

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides a full range of local hospital and community services for people across East Cheshire (population 399K) and West Cheshire and Chester boroughs (population 357K).

The Trust provides high quality planned and unplanned/emergency care, cardiac and critical care as well as child health, maternity services, and intermediate care across our sites at Leighton Hospital in Crewe, Victoria Infirmary in Northwich, and Elmhurst Intermediate Care Centre in Winsford. The Trust provides 500 beds and employs over 5,000 members of staff.
An extensive range of community services is provided across 26 medical centres and schools by our community arm, Central Cheshire Integrated Care Partnership, in collaboration with Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS FT and the South Cheshire and Vale Royal GP Alliance. With the formation of Integrated Care Systems in July 2022 the Trust became a strategic partner in both Cheshire East and Cheshire West and Chester 'places' and is part of the Cheshire and Merseyside partnership caring for a population of over 2.7million.
During the Coronavirus pandemic, the Trust was recognised nationally for its 'Be Safe Be EquiPPEd' campaign, which aimed to make the Trust as safe as possible for staff and patients, through supporting the correct use of PPE.

At Mid Cheshire, our mission is to inspire hope and provide unparalleled care for the people and communities of Cheshire, helping them to enjoy life to the fullest.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder must have the ability to converse with service managers, consultants and GP's to support links with these services and promote the service in a positive manner. They will also be expected to support implementing innovative, efficient and effective ways of working within the area of MSK conditions.

Please see the job description and personal specification for more detail.

Applicants should have experience working autonomously in an Advanced MSK Practice role.

Person Specification



  • Relevant professional qualification



  • Relevant post graduate experience for role

Skills & Knowledge


  • Relevant skills for the role
  • Relevant knowledge for the role

Desirable Criteria


  • Desirable criteria benched against JD

Essential Criteria


  • Essential Criteria benched against JD

Trust Values & Behaviours


  • Demonstrates Trust Values & Behaviours

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to 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) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Vale Royal and South Cheshire CCG various sites

Eaglebridge Health & Wellbeing Centre



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