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Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum plus HCA
Closing date
1 Feb 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Band 6 MSK Physiotherapist/Osteopath opportunity at St Margaret's Hospital, Epping.

We are looking for full time and/or part time Band 6 Physiotherapists/Osteopaths to work at our Epping EPUT Community MSK services. Physiotherapists returning to work after a career break are welcome to apply. We are a large dynamic team working over four sites which also includes Epping, as well as Harlow, Bishop's Stortford and Saffron Walden.

Interview date 22 February 2023

Main duties of the job

You will be working in a friendly, supportive MSK Physiotherapy Team in Epping. We have a high ratio of senior to junior staff and provide comprehensive supervision, training and development opportunities.

You will work as part of the Integrated MSK Service and you will have close contact with the Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioners. Our service accepts referrals from primary and secondary care and we work closely with our local First Contact Practitioner Physiotherapists.

The department offers a well-developed Clinical Education Programme comprising of internally and externally run courses. Continuing professional development is actively supported.

EPUT are proud of the Quality First Programme to support individual clinicians to deliver quality initiatives and ongoing improvements in patient care.

This is a great time to join the West Essex MSK service at EPUT, with current NHS initiatives expanding the clinical role of Allied Health Professionals including Physiotherapists throughout healthcare within West Essex.

EPUT is a key system partner for the West Essex Integrated Care Partnership (ICP). The partnership includes Princess Alexandra NHS Trust, 2 GP Provider companies and West Essex Clinical Commissioning Group

About us

EPUT are looking for motivated staff who shares our Trust values of Care, Learn and Empower. In return, EPUT can offer you a range of benefits and development including;
  • Season Ticket Loans
  • NHS discounts for staff
  • Excellent Training facilities and opportunities
  • Buying and Selling annual leave scheme
  • The opportunity to work bank shifts and expand knowledge and experience in other areas
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars and Cycle to Work
  • Day One Flexible Employer

Join our Staff bank

What is Staff Bank?

Our EPUT NHS staff bank is an entity managed by the trust that hires clinical and non-clinical healthcare professionals to take on shifts at our trust hospitals and community settings. Here at EPUT we maintain our own bank of specialist staff to ensure that we are able offer safe and effective care at all times.

All our permanent staff are automatically enrolled onto the staff bank however this does not mean you have to work any additional shifts, but the option is there for you if you wish.

If you are joining our Trust in a fixed term role, please indicate on your New Starter Paperwork that you wish to join our staff bank.

Job description Job responsibilities

To be a Specialist Physiotherapist and /or Structural Osteopath responsible for providing a high standard of assessment, advice, treatment and evaluation of patients referred to the Musculoskeletal Service. This may include patients with diverse presentations and complex physical and psychological conditions

To build on previous experience to further develop clinical and managerial competencies.

To work as an autonomous professional according to the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy rules of Professional Conduct and Standards of Physiotherapy or equivalent Structural Osteopaths union, and the Health Professions Councils regulations.

To work as part of the multidisciplinary team (MDT) in the provision of a high standard of care to those patients referred to the musculoskeletal service, to ensure the continuation of therapy on transfer or discharge as necessary

Working without direct supervision, to hold responsibility for own caseload and the seamless transfer of physiotherapy care for a defined area of the service or a particular patient type. Supervision may take the form of regular formal training and clinical reasoning sessions, peer review or case presentations / discussions. Access to advice and support from a more Senior Physiotherapist is available if required, with clinical work not routinely evaluated by others.

To assist more senior physiotherapists, in the further development and the coordination of the provision of physiotherapy.

To deputise for the Team Leader as appropriate

To supervise, educate and assess performance of physiotherapy students. This would be to a graduate level and involve working with the universities to ensure the standard of practice and teaching meets the standards set by the degree level qualification.

To supervise band 5 staff, this will involve clinical supervision, 1:1 support and appraisals.

Person Specification Training Essential
  • Evidence of relevant continuing professional development
Previous MSK experience Essential
  • Experience with MSK patients
Experience Essential
  • Broad range of experience at student and junior level
  • Experience of working within the NHS as a Physiotherapist/Osteopath
Registration Essential
  • HCPC registration
Supervision Desirable
  • Experience of supervising lower band and / or students

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