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Band 8 Clinical Lead Advanced Physiotherapy Pain Management

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
£58,698 to £65,095 per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Band 8A
Full Time
Clinical Lead Advanced Practice Physiotherapist in Pain Management - Royal Free Pain service

Band 8a

37.5 hours per week (24-month fixed term contract)

This is an exciting time to be working at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation one of the biggest NHS Trusts in the UK, delivering care to more than 1.6 million people a year through our three main hospitals: Barnet, Chase Farm and Royal Free.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for a highly motivated Advanced clinical practice physiotherapist to lead our team of Pain management physiotherapists at the Royal Free London. We are looking for a clinical leader who has experience working in Pain management as an Advanced practice physiotherapist and who also has some experience of operational service delivery. As well as providing clinical leadership and line management to the team of specialist pain management physiotherapists, you will work alongside and integrate with the Pain management multi-disciplinary team of Medical consultants, Psychologists and Nurses to support the holistic approach supporting people with persistent pain and long-term health needs.

The successful candidate is required to be able demonstrate the Trust values, the responsibilities of the job description and person specification

About us

The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK's biggest and most innovative trusts. Across three main hospitals, our dedicated army of staff care for over 1.6million patients, treat more than 200,000 in A& E, deliver over 8,000 babies and carry out more than 17million tests.

Our size, scale and influence offer you unrivalled career opportunities and a forward-thinking approach to working that works around your lifestyle. From flexible hours and generous benefits, to next level training, we make it easier to take your career to the top

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Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description for more detail around main responsibilities and specification requirements

Person Specification

Education & professional Qualifications


  • oBSc Degree/Diploma in Physiotherapy
  • oHealth and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registration
  • oPostgraduate training or development in clinical skills up to MSc level or equivalent with a focus in pain management
  • oEvidence or portfolio of post-graduate continued development
  • oPostgraduate training or development in management and leadership skills


  • oMembership of specialist interest group
  • oIndependent prescriber qualification

Royal Free World Class Values


  • oDemonstrable ability to meet the Trust Values



  • oSubstantial postgraduate experience in musculoskeletal field including pain management
  • oAdvanced knowledge and experience of a wide range of approaches to the management of patients with a wide variety of conditions including complex chronic pain conditions
  • oExperience of cognitive behavioural approaches to pain
  • oExperience of delivering group work
  • oExperience in managing highly distressed patients in group and individual settings
  • oExperience of supervising senior qualified staff
  • oActive involvement in clinical audit, research and policy/ guideline implementation
  • oExperience of teaching to uni-disciplinary/ multidisciplinary groups
  • oEvidence of service development & contribution to change within the workplace
  • oExperience of working alone, managing own time, and using excellent organisational skills


  • oExperience of working within an Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner role
  • oExperience of leading a service

Skills and aptitudes


  • oHighly specialist knowledge within the pain management field and ability to apply this in a clinical setting
  • oKnowledge of recent developments in the profession
  • oTo be competent in the decision-making process and requesting investigations as necessary to aid in diagnosis or direct management of patient's e.g. x-rays, MRI, blood tests, EMGs, ultrasound, listing for surgery in line with protocols and guidelines. This will require highly advanced clinical reasoning and highly developed problem solving and analytical skills and is beyond the normal scope of physiotherapy practice.
  • oSkills in critical analysis and the application of research to practice
  • oAbility to support and facilitate change
  • oExcellent communication / interpersonal skills both written and verbal
  • oTo manage stressful situations by remaining calm, objective and professional at all times
  • oExcellent time management and prioritisation skills
  • oAble to carry out concurrent activities (multi-tasking) and work in an unpredictable working pattern
  • oAbility to take a lead role in service development, liaising closely with the MDT in order to promote clinical excellence
  • oCompetent IT skills including use of internet, email and word processing
  • oExcellent presentation skills
  • oExcellent leadership skills and proven clinical leadership ability
  • oA commitment to professional development of self and others


  • oDemonstrate an understanding of NHS reforms and policies and their impact on service

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Free Hospital

Pond Street



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