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MSK Lead

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum (pro rata)
Closing date
18 Apr 2024

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Other allied health
Band 8A
Part Time
The post holder will develop clear standardisation of pathways and processes across the South Tees MSK teams. They will utilise best practice from each model to develop an equitable service for the South Tees run the MSK services in Teesside and North Yorkshire.The post holder will help develop MSK referral guidelines for each specific subspecialty area. The post holder will review current workforce resources and job plans with a view to standardising operational delivery of triage, management, and clinical care across a wide range of conditions to optimise clinical opinion and reduce waste of resources. This role is to give a clinical lead, dedicated project time to collaborate and support the clinical leads to embed best practice and ensure a robust service with key performance metrics embedded as per commissioning guidance.

This post is for internal candidates to South Tees Trust. If you are not currently working within the trust your application will not be reviewed and automatically rejected at shortlisting stage. Please be aware of this when submitting your application.

Main duties of the job

To provide visionary clinical leadership & to support the Head of Physiotherapy in the co-ordination, planning, delivery and evaluation of MSK care provided throughout South Tees and Hambleton and Richmondshire and the wider integrated healthcare systems.This may involve working in primary care community locations and across the region to ensure high quality, patient focused care and the adherence to safe seamless patient pathways.

Clinical expert and leader in the management of patients within the MSK service, developing and using advanced scope of practice. A practitioner able to make informed decisions within their own speciality and scope of professional practice, involving patients and public to ensure agreed standards, targets and objectives are met.

To provide a source of high-level expertise and clinical leadership in the management of musculoskeletal conditions to GPs/Medical colleagues and the wider MDT, patients, carers, support workers, third sector organisations, other allied health professionals, under/post graduate students, other partners and Trust colleagues.

To act as a professional lead for the advanced practice MSK team supporting the operational running of the service, communication and links with PCN's and Acute Services. Representing the APP team and South Tees clinical meetings within the trust, region and ICP footprint.

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

Knowledge and Skills


  • Highly specialist knowledge on broad range of Musculoskeletal conditions.
  • Ability to pass on advanced skills / highly specialised knowledge to others within both formal and informal environments
  • Understanding of clinical governance and its implications for the service
  • Significant knowledge of national drivers for AP and FCP
  • Excellent leadership knowledge and self-awareness

Qualifications and Training


  • HCPC registration for appropriate MSK AHP professional.
  • Evidence of leading successful service improvements in clinical area with understanding around change management
  • Excellent leadership knowledge and self-awareness



  • Evidence of leading on departmental/pathway supervision & clinical education of less experienced staff
  • Significant knowledge of national drivers in relation to MSK and FCP roles

Personal Attributes


  • Able to work effectively within team, reconcile conflict and in distressing/difficult circumstances
  • Able to present a verbal presentation appropriate to target audience using IT applications

Employer details

Employer name

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


The James Cook University Hospital

Marton Road



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