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Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist - Chronic Pain

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
1 Dec 2023

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Band 7
Full Time
The Integrated Musculoskeletal, Pain and Rheumatology Service (IMPReS) covers the East Lancashire footprint of Burnley, Pendle, Rossendale, Hyndburn, Ribble Valley, Blackburn and Darwen.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Band 7 Physiotherapist to join our multidisciplinary Pain Management Service fir a 12-month secondment to cover maternity leave.

If successful, you will be working alongside an existing Band 7 Physiotherapist and Team Leader within the Pain Management Service and will work closely with an established multi-disciplinary team of Pain Consultants, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Clinical Psychologists and Specialist Occupational Therapists, who are committed to improving the quality of life of people living with persistent pain.

Main duties of the job

  • To act as a clinical specialist physiotherapist providing a high level of clinical expertise with regard to advanced assessment skills and therapeutic interventions.
  • To be involved with integrated working across the IMPReS model, developing best practice and innovative solutions, working across sectors and embedding practice across the IMPReS services.
  • To be responsible for the evaluation of the pain management pathway including development and established use of quality outcome measures and provide highly specialist knowledge and advice.
  • To provide teaching and highly specialist support in a variety of formats to colleagues/patients/carers/stakeholders.
  • To contribute to the delivery of a highly effective, safe and personal service delivered around the needs of individual patients/carers as described by agreed goals/outcome measures.
  • The post holder will be responsible for carrying a defined caseload of patients that require highly specialised therapy skills.

About us

Only those applicants who demonstrate clearly how they meet our person specification will be shortlisted for interview.We reserve the right to close any vacancies from further applications when we have received a minimum number of applications from which to make a shortlist. Please ensure you apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role.The Trust is committed to creating a well-managed, flexible working environment that supports staff and promotes their welfare and development. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity we value the contribution of individual talent, skills, knowledge and experience and aim for a workforce demography representative of the local community. We operate Zero Tolerance to aggression, violence, bullying and harassment. We will make reasonable adjustments to ensure our recruitment and selection process is accessible to all. Flexible Working applications will be considered. The Trust operates a No Smoking Policy.Should you require a reasonable adjustment to our recruitment process please contact a member of Recruitment Services on 01254 732075 at the earliest opportunity to ensure that measures can be put in place to enable your application for this post.

Please Note: new entrants to the NHS will normally commence on the first pay point of the relevant band.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be expected to have a good understanding of the biopsychosocial approach to managing persistent pain conditions and as a clinician will be expected to be the first contact for some patients attending the Service. Therefore previous experience in Pain Management Services or the type of input provided will be required to assist in the signposting of patients appropriately within the multi-disciplinary team.

You will also be expected to be able to demonstrate clear clinical reasoning and have the ability to explain your decisions and actions in a way that all concerned will be able to understand.You will be required to provide effective management, treatments and techniques within an individual caseload and also contribute to the delivery of Pain Management Programmes.

You must also be able to demonstrate proven team working, flexibility, good time management skills, organisational skills, and evidence of self-motivation. You must also be able to demonstrate evidence of recent learning and examples of continued professional and clinical development.

You will have the opportunity to consolidate and further develop clinical and leadership skills and will be supported clinically and managerially by highly skilled and motivated clinicians at all levels.

Above all you will deal with each and every situation following Compassion in Practice and the six key elements Care, Compassion, Courage, Competence, Communicating effectively and Commitment. As well as delivering the Trust, Divisional and Departmental objectives.

As the Pain Management Service sits alongside other Services within an integrated model (MSK, Physiotherapy and Rheumatology Service) you will be expected to acknowledge the importance of close working relationships to assist the optimum patient pathway and provide support to colleagues within these Services for advice and education on the treatment of persistent pain patients.

Full time or Part time, we are happy to consider all applications. Our staff are warm, friendly, supportive and dedicated professionals who will make you feel very welcome.

Person Specification



  • Good written & spoken English
  • OT/Physiotherapy qualification Degree level or equivalent
  • Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) Registration


  • Qualification in Leadership
  • Membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy



  • Relevant post -registration experience
  • Relevant experience at Band 6 level
  • Experience of MDT working
  • Demonstrates a problem solving approach
  • Appropriate post graduate clinical courses
  • Clinical Educator course
  • Demonstrates evidence of continuing professional education
  • Demonstrates IT literacy to an appropriate level
  • General experience relevant to the post at masters level or equivalent
  • Special aptitudes/abilities/interests
  • Monitored/supervised/taught junior therapy & support staff including students
  • Involvement in special interest Groups
  • Involvement in appraisal scheme

Knowledge and Skills


  • Ability to prioritise
  • Awareness of developments in the NHS and service delivery
  • Management of complex clinical caseload
  • Ability to work alone as well as part of a team
  • Experience of recruitment
  • Knowledge of research/evaluation of practice
  • Participate in audit
  • Evidence of participation in service developments
  • Demonstrate the ability to work in a team


  • Published research of practice evaluation

Personal Attributes


  • Personally & Professionally responsible
  • Ability to self-motivate
  • Interest in developing others
  • Flexible approach to changing circumstances
  • Able to demonstrate excellent communication skills, including evidence of presentation skills

Employer details

Employer name

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust


Burnley General Hospital


BB10 2PQ

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