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Advanced Practitioner MSK FCP/Clinical Expert Physiotherapist MSK

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pro rata (Band 6-7 development opportunity)
Closing date
27 Sep 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
A new opportunity has arisen for a senior MSK physio to join our team of Advanced first contact practitioners working within North Lincolnshire. The primary role of the post holder will be to provide excellent assessment and clinical skills whilst working within the primary care networks as a first contact practitioner.

Band 6-7 development opportunity also available working towards completion of set competencies

Main duties of the job

This post takes professional responsibility as a first-contact physiotherapist in General Practice, with high-level decision-making and clinical-reasoning skills to assess, diagnose and triage of patients. Leads, manages and contributes to service delivery. Your role would streamline the pathway of care by providing a responsive service so that patients receive timely access to care.

For the FCP component of this role you would be based with one Primary Care Network but would be required to provide cover for annual leave and sickness across the Northern Lincolnshire, working as part of a team of First contact Physiotherapist. As a team you would be expected to work closely with the integrated MSK and pain service to provide a seamless service for our patients.

For the MSK component of this role this post provides specialist clinical intervention for patients who have identified MSK rehabilitation needs. There will be a need to provide intervention to patients who have undergone elective Orthopaedic surgery or have acute injury. There will be a need to provide expert level therapy as well as support the MSK team and develop the service to it's full potential alongside other senior clinicians and the Operational Lead.

You will be based in the Physiotherapy Team at Scunthorpe General Hospital but may be asked to cover clinics at our satellite bases in Barton. Brigg, Winterton or Epworth.

About us

We're a large organisation with three hospitals located in Scunthorpe, Grimsby and Goole. We also provide community services in North Lincolnshire. Our 6,500 members of staff care for and support a population of more than 400,000 people.

We encourage all our staff to innovate and adopt 'best practice' so we can deliver excellent care to our patients. We ask staff to live our values kindness, courage and respect.

We are committed to recruiting the best people to work with us. You could be one of them.

To learn more about Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust, and discover the unique benefits on offer to employees, view our latest videos, plus more, please visit our recruitment website at

Should we receive a high volume of applications for this vacancy, the advert may be closed earlier than stated. To view a full job description and person specification please see attachments on this advert.

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We are committed to safeguarding the welfare of children/vulnerable adults and expect the same commitment from all staff and volunteers.

Please be aware that all newemployees starting work with us will be charged for the cost of their DBS check, if it is required for their role.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Practice autonomously demonstrating expert problem solving and clinical decision making skills while demonstrating professional accountability and responsibility

Provide clinical expertise, acting as first-contact physiotherapist and making decisions about the best course of action for patients' care (including in relation to undifferentiated conditions). This will involve seeing patients, without prior contact with their GP, in order to establish arapid and accurate diagnosis and management plan.

Progress and request investigations to facilitate diagnosis and choice of treatment regime, understanding the information limitations derived from these and the relative sensitivity and specificity of particular tests diagnostic services such as x-rays and blood test, and interpret andact on results to aid diagnosis and the management plans of patients.

Deliver programs of supported patient self-management, in ways that facilitate behavioural change, optimise individuals' physical activity, mobility, fulfilment of personal goals and independence, and that minimise the need for pharmacological interventions.

We are committed to creating and maintaining a fair and supportive working environment and culture, where contributions are fully recognised and valued by all and staff feel empowered to carry out their duties to the best of their abilities. As employers we are committed to promoting and protecting the physical and mental health and well-being of all our staff. This underpins our values as set out in the NHS Constitution, supports us to be an Employer of Choice and ultimately enables our employees to support the effective care of our patients.

We strongly value the different perspectives and ideas a diverse workforce brings to deliver better outcomes for our patients. We welcome applications irrespective of peoples age, disability, sex, gender identity and gender expression, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or other personal circumstances.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • Relevant Health Professional qualification
  • Evidence of Masters level study relating to the relevant clinical area or able to demonstrate equivalent level of experience e.g extensive CPD in relevant specialist area
  • HCPC registration


  • Masters level qualification in relevant subject
  • Leadership and management training/ qualification
  • Member of specialist interest group or clinical network

Occupational Experience


  • Demonstrable post registration experience at Band 6 in relevant clinical field.
  • Leadership/management experience
  • Highly developed assessment/management skills
  • Teaching and Learning- Experience of delivering education to a range of audiences e.g students/MDT colleagues/service users and or their families.
  • Quality - Evidence of ability to identify need for change associated with best practice or emerging service need. Leading innovation and change in practice.


  • Evidence of leading change

Employer details

Employer name

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust


Scunthorpe General Hospital

church Lane


DN15 7BH

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