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Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

Employer
South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Sunderland
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
22 Jul 2024

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Profession
Physiotherapist
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We are looking for a Band 6 specialised MSK physiotherapist to join The Sunderland Integrated Musculoskeletal Team (SIMS) as a Physiotherapist specializing in the delivery of care to patients with MSK conditions. The banding of the post would subject to the relevant MSK experience and could be offered as a band 6 ,or as the Trust are committed to developing our work force and would be open to applications from experienced band 5 physiotherapists who are seeking a development opportunity (competency based ) into a band 6 role

The Service offers patients a fast track route to full specialist assessments, necessary diagnostic tests, and treatment as an alternative pathway to Hospital referral. Staff should be able to demonstrate excellent skills and knowledge, leadership, motivation and organization to become part of our enthusiastic team who will support you in developing and advancing your musculoskeletal and management skills. You must have excellent communication skills with experience of sharing specialized information and ideas across multiple disciplines.

Main duties of the job

The SIMS team is part on the community division within South Tyneside and Sunderland Foundation Trust. The team is based in Community health centres across Sunderland.

You would be working alongside a team of GPWSI, ESP and Physiotherapists, but also developing close working relationships with secondary care consultants. The candidate should have gained experience across a number of specialities and should have musculoskeletal experience or looking to develop this. They should also have a good grounding in the NHS.

They should be looking to work as an autonomous practitioner within a specialist team using specialist clinical reasoning skills to provide specialist physiotherapy assessment, diagnosis, treatment and advice to an independently managed caseload which will incorporate routine and complex presentation of conditions. To begin to develop specialist skills to take a lead role in clinical practice issues, raising the profile of the service and offering specialist advice to planning and service development teams in order to assist in the implementation of service.

The service operates working one late night and alternative Saturday mornings.

About us

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One Team One Trust - There are many reasons to work at our Trust. From our commitment to putting people first to our accessible services and award winning teams. We have a passion for research, innovation and tackling inequalities. We are committed to respect, fairness and civility and promote a compassionate, caring and positive culture / working environment.

We welcome all applications irrespective of peoples race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion/belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy/maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups. Looking after our workforces health and wellbeing is a priority for STSFT. We also provide access to high quality education, training, career progression and support. Flexible working is supported via the Trust's Flexible Working Policy.

The Trust employs around 8,300 people and provides a range of hospital services to a local community of around 430,000 residents. We also provide a range of more specialised services outside this area, in some cases to a population as great as 860,000. We offer our staff outstanding benefits - Fitness Centre (SRH), libraries at both hospital sites, chaplaincy support and access to a Childcare Co-ordinator to help staff with childcare arrangements.

Job description

Job responsibilities

PLEASE SEE THE ATTACHED JOB DESCRIPTION FOR FULL DUTIES OF THE ROLE.
  • To work as an autonomous practitioner within a specialist team using specialist clinical reasoning skills to provide specialist physiotherapy assessment, diagnosis, treatment and advice to an independently managed caseload which will incorporate routine and complex presentation of conditions.
  • To begin to develop specialist skills to take a lead role in clinical practice issues, raising the profile of the service and offering specialist advice to planning and service development teams in order to assist in the implementation of service improvements.
  • To consolidate post-graduate skills and continue professional development, including participation in physiotherapy in-service training programmes and external postgraduate training.
  • To develop the clinical education of staff within the specialism and be responsible for the supervision of unqualified and newly qualified Physiotherapists who work under your direct supervision.

To undertake research relevant to the needs of the specialist area.

To comply with the trusts vision, values and behavioural compact

Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Evidence of high level communication skills within a wide variety of settings
  • Evidence of high level of post graduate training including CPD


Desirable

  • Evidence of working on strategic planning and development
  • Evidence of working within MSK services


Personal Qualities

Essential

  • Ability to carry out moderate to intense physical effort throughout the working day and to work within an environment with competing demands
  • Ability to maintain high levels of concentration


Desirable

  • Evidence of maintaining a healthy lifestyle


Physical Skills

Essential

  • Ability to move and handle safely without causing harm to themselves or others
  • Car driver


Qualifications

Essential

  • BSc Physiotherapy or equivalent
  • HCPC State Registration
  • Comprehensive experience at band 5 level incorporating some experience within a range of specialities
  • Basic numeracy and literacy skills to level 1 or equivalent
  • Basic IT skills


Desirable

  • An understanding of South Tyneside and Sunderland Foundation Trust, its culture, strategic direction, achievements and NHS standing
  • Experience in specialist field to post graduate diploma level or equivalent


Attitude

Essential

  • A proactive ability to represent the profession and the Trust with positive enthusiasm
  • Commitment, motivation and adaptability
  • Good levels of general fitness
  • Flexibility


Desirable

  • Adaptability


Skills and Knowledge

Essential

  • Ability to manage staff
  • Ability to lead in service developments
  • Ability to lead on audit
  • Able to present information, written and orally in a clear and logical manner
  • Ability to communicate at all levels
  • Basic IT skills


Desirable

  • Able to use own initiative appropriately to enhance service delivery
  • Evidence of ability to be innovative and proactive
  • Intermediate IT skills
  • Presentational skills


Employer details

Employer name

South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Sunderland Royal Hospital

Kayll Road

Sunderland

SR4 7TP

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

C9155-CMAHP-0724-20

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