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Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum (pro rata)
Closing date
6 Oct 2023

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
Up to 37.5 Hours per week

An opportunity has arisen for a part time highly motivated advance physiotherapy practitioner to join our established Intermediate Clinical Assessment and Treatment Service. The post holder will have a proven track record in the management of complex musculoskeletal pathology with excellent clinical skills, and be qualified in injection therapy. Experience of working in a multidisciplinary team would be desirable. Accountability will be to the Clinical Lead, with strong professional links to the Director of Physiotherapy.

We are an MDT comprising of Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioners, Advanced Podiatry Practitioners and GPwSI providing high quality clinical assessment, diagnosis and management of peripheral musculoskeletal conditions to ensure the right care at the right time, with strong links to Orthopaedics and Rheumatology Services. The post also involves the triage of secondary care referrals and will be delivered from the community locations at Whitby Hospital, Redcar Primary Care Hospital, Guisborough Primary Care Hospital, East Cleveland Primary Care Hospital and Onelife, Middlesbrough.

Main duties of the job

The postholder will provide independent assessment, investigation, diagnosis, advice on the management and treatment for patients presenting with peripheral musculoskeletal problems referred by primary care clinicians i.e. GP's, nurse practitioners, physiotherapists, podiatrists, whose complexity or severity precludes management in the primary care setting.

The postholder will act as a source of specialist knowledge and expertise on the management of peripheral soft tissue and non inflammatory joint disease and to provide an advisory service to senior community physiotherapists, GP's and other health care professionals (e.g. podiatrists, nurse practitioners).

The postholder will work as a part of the Clinical Assessment Service to independently and /or team triage all GP referrals to orthopaedics through highly advanced specialist assessment of patients with acute and chronic musculoskeletal disorders making on decisions on appropriate services for each referral.

About us

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust offers leadership and improvement training to all new staff to the Trust this training programme has been designed to support our leaders in developing their understanding of leadership and management skills. You will be expected to attend the leadership development programme, and the Quality Improvement Programme that the Trust delivers. This programme aims to

Explore leadership within the NHS

Promote Trust Values and Behaviours

Develop your Leadership effectiveness and skills

Practitioner level in quality improvement, equipping you with the skills to champion, lead and complete quality improvement within your role

After you complete this four and a half days of training you will be able to explore further leadership and improvement training opportunities, we offer further in-house courses dependent upon your role and bitesize programmes and leadership apprenticeships at level 3,5 and 7.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the full job description and person specification document(s) for main responsibilities of the role.

Person Specification



  • Diploma/Degree in Physiotherapy
  • Registered with HCPC
  • Evidence of M level training in Injection Therapy e.g. SOM

Knowledge and Skills


  • Advanced specialist knowledge and experience in assessment, diagnosis and management of highly complex peripheral musculoskeletal disorders beyond the usual scope of practice of staff within mainstream services.


  • Advanced level knowledge
  • Experience in educating physiotherapist, physiotherapy students, and other health professionals.



  • Significant experience in relevant specialist area (musculoskeletal/orthopaedic) as a band 7.
  • Experience working in a MDT


  • Experience working as a sole practitioner.

Employer details

Employer name

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Onelife Centre

Linthorpe Road



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