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Advanced Practitioner Physiotherapist

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
317 Trustwide
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pro rata
Closing date
25 Jun 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an opportunity for a Band 7 Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner to develop their skills in Tyneside Integrated Musculoskeletal Service (TIMS) working in clinical settings across Gateshead and Newcastle upon Tyne.

The post will suit applicants looking for full or part time work.
  • Interview Date Wednesday, 17 July 2024
  • Full & Part Time Hours/Week
  • You will be redirected to Trac to apply for the vacancy. Please expand the job details section and read all of the information before applying for the vacancy

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant will work as part of a team to provide a comprehensive service within our musculoskeletal pathways. They will maintain a specialist caseload and act as a source of expertise within the team and be expected to contribute to service evaluation, treatment and research within the service.

Depending on the successful candidate's experience, there is also an opportunity to develop skills in a First Contact practice role working in GP practices in Newcastle.

You will be required to have a degree or equivalent qualification in Physiotherapy, State registered with Health and Care Professions Council and hold or be willing to work towards Master's level qualification. You will have extensive post graduate experience in the area with experience of integrating evidence-based guidelines into clinical practice. Also, evidence of ongoing accredited CPD in a specialist area including relevant post graduate courses.

If you have excellent communication skills, understand the importance of person-centred care and want to develop your knowledge and skills in musculoskeletal physiotherapy, this is an excellent opportunity for you.

About us

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with around 16,000 staff and an annual income of �1 billion.

We have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We're also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 2 million patients 'contacts' each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

Please see attached information on what Staff Benefits we have to offer at our Trust.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people's race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Provide a high standard of physiotherapy care to a highly complex patient group referred to TIMS.
  • Take a major role in the advanced assessment and treatment of patients within the speciality with musculo-skeletal conditions referred to TIMS who may have complex physical, psychological and chronic presentations.
  • Triage referrals and make onward referrals to other healthcare professionals some of which may be urgent, and to determine clinical diagnosis, develop and deliver an individualised treatment programme, and maintain records as an autonomous practitioner.
  • Carry a clinical caseload of complex patients within the speciality using skills to aid diagnosis and development of treatment plans e.g. ordering x-rays, administering injection therapy.
  • Liaise with MDT colleagues, specifically GPs and consultants with regard to the delivery and evaluation of the TIMS service.
  • Provide day to day clinical leadership to Band 6 and 5 Physiotherapists within the clinical pathway through supervision, assessment, education and support.

As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate. The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first months pay.

Person Specification



  • Highly specialist knowledge of medical conditions relevant to the speciality and their impact on patient's functional abilities.
  • Highly specialist knowledge of the physiotherapy process and its application with the client group in the speciality


  • Knowledge of undertaking research projects
  • Knowledge of current NHS initiatives



  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Teaching skills Good organisation, time management, problem-solving and prioritisation skills.
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to reflect and critically appraise own practice
  • IT Skills


  • Specialist treatment skills e.g. Manual Therapy, Splinting



  • Extensive post-grad experience including considerable experience as a senior physiotherapist within a Musculoskeletal setting
  • Experience of working as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Experience of teaching and delivering presentations


  • Previous Band 7 experience
  • Experience of carrying out audit projects



  • Degree or Equivalent Qualification in Physiotherapy
  • State Registered with Health and Care Professions Council
  • Evidence of CPD and relevant post-graduate courses to MSc level


  • Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
  • Involvement with the relevant CSP Clinical Special Interest Group
  • Management/Leadership qualification

Employer details

Employer name

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust



317 Trustwide


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