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Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner

Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year pro rata
Closing date
7 Jun 2024

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Part Time
Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy services are evolving and the Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner service has an exciting opportunity to join the Trust and be at the forefront of expert clinical practice and the transformation of Musculoskeletal pathways across beautiful Worcestershire.

We are fortunate to be able to offer two permanent positions to join the established APP service providing specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy assessment and utilisation of advanced practice skills for management of patients with complex MSK presentations. The one post is full time and based at Bromsgrove and the second post is 30hours a week and will spend separate days at our bases in Malvern, Worcester city and Droitwich.

You can expect, and support, personal and professional development through in-service training program, with strong established links between service partners in primary, secondary and tertiary care. The Trust provides a structure offering career mobility, coaching and/or mentoring. There is great potential for career growth, learning new skills and being involved with exciting clinical and service developments.

Main duties of the job

The service provides a single point of access for MSK and Orthopaedic referrals. You will provide specialist triage of referrals form GPs, FCPs and Physiotherapists into the single point of access.

You will contribute to high quality, patient-centered care using evidence-based knowledge and skill. You will be managing a highly complex clinical case load. You will provide advanced clinical assessment and utilise advanced clinical practice skills such as diagnostics, peripheral joint injections (injection skills required), or specialist secondary care referral, to support management of patients within the Worcestershire Musculoskeletal pathways.

You will be provided with Specific Professional Activity time. You will lead on clinical and service development of the APP service and musculoskeletal Physiotherapy team. You will provide teaching and supervision of clinicians and students to help to shape the future workforce. You will complete audit and research within the service.

About us

At Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, we are working together to deliver outstanding care. We run community hospitals and community health services across Worcestershire and provide mental health and learning disability services across both Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

Our people (all 4500+ of them) provide services for people of all ages, experiencing both physical and/or mental health conditions from over 100 sites.

We will support you to thrive offer flexible working options for a great work-life balance, help you fulfil your ambitions, and empower you to make positive changes within your team or service. Its why we were named Large Apprenticeship Employer of the Year award at the 2022 Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards. We value diversity and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, cultures, and ethnicities.

What we offer

27 days leave plus bank holidays, increasing up to 33 days with long service

Generous NHS pension and enhanced pay when you work unsocial hours

Flexible and agile working opportunities

Great maternity, paternity, and adoption support

Wide range of staff networks such as LGBT+ and ENRICH (Equality Network for Race Inclusion and Cultural Heritage)

Health service discounts and online benefits including excellent cycle to work and car salary sacrifice schemes

Health and wellbeing opportunities

If you would like to know more, please visit our careers website.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Consistently demonstrate the values and beliefs of the organisation

Act as a role model to colleagues, demonstrating the highest standards of professionalism.

Use initiative and take responsibility for the quality of the service they provide to patients.

Work with a high degree of autonomy and complex decision making underpinned by a masters level award that encompasses the four pillars of clinical practice, with demonstration of core capabilities and area specific clinical competence.

Act as a source of clinical expertise, knowledge and skills in advanced clinical practice.

lead in the advanced clinical assessment of patients who have highly complex presentations, making a differential diagnosis and prescribing treatments as an independent non-medical prescriber.

professionally accountable for autonomous assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of programmes of evidence based clinical care.

Maintain records as an autonomous practitioner liaising closely with the patients medical practitioner.

Work collaboratively and cooperatively with clinical colleagues to develop services and quality of care delivered.

For full details of the duties and criteria for the role please refer to the job description and person specification attached.

Person Specification



  • Extended and advanced clinical skills and knowledge base
  • Understanding of professional and current issues in relevant clinical area
  • Demonstrate an understanding of clinical governance
  • Understanding of relevant legislation and guidance relating to clinical area
  • Understand the framework for working at an advanced level
  • Knowledge of theory behind change management

Skills and Abilities


  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English in both verbal and written formats
  • Ability to constructively challenge and articulate clinical opinion
  • Advanced clinical assessment and clinical skills
  • Evidence of leading and managing a team
  • High level problem solving skills
  • Clinical leadership skills



  • Demonstrable post-graduate experience in a relevant area
  • Extensive post-graduate experience in a role undertaking assessment and management of musculoskeletal and orthopaedic patients
  • Extensive post-graduate experience managing patients with undifferentiated pain and ability to demonstrate an advanced knowledge of red flags and their management
  • Extensive post-graduate experience in a role undertaking assessments of complex needs
  • Experience of working with people with long-term illness and/or older people
  • Clinical experience of caring for people with cognitive impairment
  • Experience of working across professional boundaries
  • Experience of change/leading service development
  • Experience of clinical leadership

Other Qualities


  • Able to meet the travel requirements of the role



  • Registered Allied Health Professional
  • Relevant full masters degree or demonstrable extensive equivalent experience in the relevant speciality
  • Evidence of a portfolio of knowledge, skills and professional development

Employer details

Employer name

Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust


Princess Of Wales Community Hospital

Stourbridge Road



B61 0BB

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