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Advanced Practice Physiotherapist

Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust
£48,526 to £54,619 a year per annum, pro-rata
Closing date
20 Feb 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 8A
Contract Type
Part Time
To work as an Advanced Practice Physiotherapist to assess, investigate and manage complex patients referred to the interface service.

To treat and manage patients with highly complex presentations

To work with the Clinical Lead to develop the service in line with national/local criteria and initiatives to meet the needs of the local population.

Please note that should we receive a high number of applications, we reserve the right to close the advert earlier than advertised

Main duties of the job

Main Duties and Responsibilities


Provide highly specialist assessment, diagnosis, screening and management of clients with highly complex musculoskeletal conditions

To provide clinical expertise to contribute to the multi-professional screening/triage of choose and book referrals to ascertain the appropriate referral pathway for individual patients.

Initiate a highly specialist package of care including early signposting to relevant services, evaluation of clinical outcomes to treatment. This client group regularly requires imparting of unwelcome news regarding diagnosis and prognosis.

Request appropriate diagnostic investigations and tests (within agreed protocols where applicable). Analyse and interpret the results to inform clinical treatment plan.

To refer to other specialities when required.

To attend appropriate clinics and case conferences

To maintain professional knowledge by keeping up-to-date with developments in line with clinical governance requirements especially in the field of musculoskeletal conditions.

To provide expert advice to colleagues within physiotherapy and the musculoskeletal field and other professionals as required.

To maintain close links with appropriate secondary care consultants, the multidisciplinary team and other health care professionals.

To contribute to the development and implementation of uni-professional and multi-professional guidelines within the area of speciality.

About us

Rated 'Outstanding' by the Care Quality Commission, we are proud to provide high quality innovative services across most of the east of England that enable people to receive care closer to home and live healthier lives.

There's one reason why our services are outstanding - and that's our amazing staff who, for the seventh year running, rated us incredibly highly in the national staff survey.

If you share our passion for innovative and high-quality care delivery, then please submit your application and join us on our exciting journey as a leading-edge specialist community provider. All are welcome to apply and our promise to you is a culture which prioritises staff engagement and development.

Job description Job responsibilities


The post holder must at all times carry out his / her duties with regard to Cambridgeshire Community Services Equal Opportunities Policy.

To be aware of the responsibilities of all employees to maintain a safe and healthy environment for patients, visitors and staff.

All post holders must adhere to the code of conduct on confidentiality and be aware of and adhere to all CCS policies and procedures.

This job description is intended only as a guide to the range of duties involved.

The post holder will need to be flexible and adaptable in order to respond to other duties that may be required from time to time and the changes and developments within CCS.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exemptions) Order 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure of Barring Service to be made to check for any previous criminal convictions. Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust is committed to the fair treatment of its staff, potential staff or users in line with its equal opportunities policy and policy statement on the recruitment of ex-offenders.

See Job description for detail on the following headings

Clinical and Practice Governance


Training and Development

Patient and Public Engagement

Audit and Research

Human Resources


Person Specification Qualifications & Training Essential
  • HCPC registration
  • Undergraduate Qualification in Physiotherapy (Physiotherapy diploma / degree)
  • Post Graduate MSc in MSK related topic
  • Accredited post registration training in relevant areas
  • Experience in management development
  • Experience in setting up a service and formulating business proposals
Experience Essential
  • Extensive experience working within the NHS
  • Extensive experience in managing complex MSK conditions
  • Evidence based approach to practice
  • Experience of service development / redesign
  • Audit experience
  • Working in appropriate research fields
  • Working in consultant led clinics
  • Clinical supervision / mentoring
  • Team leadership experience
  • Experience in requesting diagnostic investigations & tests
Knowledge and Skills Essential
  • Highly advanced clinical reasoning skills
  • Reflective practice
  • Clinical governance
  • Presentation skills and project planning
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Aware of NHS modernisation (BESTMSK)
  • Formal teaching skills
  • Injection qualifications
  • Supplementary prescribing qualifications
  • Able to manage and lead a team via skill of delegation, time management, conflict resolution and negotiation
Other Essential
  • Flexibility to work across the county and work across extended hours support the delivery of the service
  • Presentation and IT skills
Qualities / Attributes Essential
  • Interpersonal and communication skills at all levels
  • Able to work under pressure and to deadlines
  • Able to concentrate intensely for long periods of time
  • Able to prioritise work demands and respond to the demands of the service
  • Demonstrates motivation and innovation
Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults Essential
  • Demonstrates understanding of safeguarding issues
  • Appreciates the significance of safeguarding and interprets this accurately for all individual whatever their life circumstances.
  • Has a good understanding of the Safeguarding process
  • Can demonstrate an ability to contribute towards a safe environment
  • Can demonstrate how has promoted 'best practice'
Working within Professional Boundaries Essential
  • Accepts responsibility and accountability for own work and can define the responsibilities of others
  • Recognises the limits of own authority within the role
  • Seeks and uses professional support appropriately
  • Understands the principle of confidentiality
  • Demonstrates professional curiosity
Emotional Awareness Essential
  • Aware of the range of emotions in self and others
  • Demonstrates empathy for the concerns of others
  • Manages strong emotions and responds constructively to the source of problems
  • Shows respect for others' feelings, views and circumstances
  • Has a range of mechanisms for dealing with stress, can recognise when to use them and does so
Self-awareness Essential
  • Has a balanced understanding of self and others
  • Can demonstrate flexibility of approach

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