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Spinal Clinical Specialist/ Advanced Practice Physiotherapist

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year Per annum
Closing date
20 Mar 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time

We require a highly skilled, highly motivated Physiotherapist to work in West Cornwall as a Spinal Clinical Specialist/ Advanced Practice Physiotherapist, within the Spinal Interface Service.

The successful applicant will have advanced clinical reasoning skills and excellent communication skills. Working as a Spinal Clinical Specialist/ Advanced Practice Physiotherapist the post holder will assess, diagnose, organise investigations and act on results as required, including listing for spinal injections and referring for surgical opinion. The applicant Will be expected to convey complex pain management and pathology concepts, educate and advise appropriately.

Main duties of the job

The role holder will be involved in regular MDT discussing cases with Spinal Surgeons and Pain Consultants. The role presents great opportunities to develop as a spinal clinician with in a very supportive team, plus collaborate with the wider spinal community in the South West on national pathway issues and initiatives.

Working as a Spinal Clinical Specialist/ Advanced Practitioner the post holder will provide clinical expertise, and make decisions about the best course of action for patients' care (including in relation to undifferentiated conditions).

The post holder will be working in west Cornwall, base to be agreed. Clinics primarily in west Cornwall however as a countywide service, flexibility to work and cover clinics across the county maybe necessary.

Full and Part time applications will be considered.

About us

We're an NHS community and mental health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people's physical and mental health. We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability.

We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you'll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK.

Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff.

We work in people's homes, in community clinics and bases. Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner.

Approximately 568,000 people live here. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon. As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increases the numbers of people who use our services.

Job description Job responsibilities

To view a detailed job description and person specification including the main responsibilities of this role please see supporting documents.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Degree or Diploma in Physiotherapy, or equivalent.
  • Membership of appropriate clinical interest groups.
  • HCPC registered.
  • Masters Degree in Appropriate subject or evidence of working towards one e.g. Orthopaedic Medicine/Pain Management etc.
  • Membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
Experience Essential
  • Significant senior experience within a Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Service.
  • Substantial experience of managing musculoskeletal and orthopaedic spinal patients
  • Extensive experience of working within a multidisciplinary team, an in-depth understanding of their roles and respect for the other professionals within the team.
  • Broad range of Senior experience in acute medical, orthopaedic, and rehabilitation work.
  • Significant experience of working in Spinal Consultant clinics or Pain Services.
Skills Essential
  • Advanced level orthopaedic assessment and treatment skills.
  • Computer literate and excellent presentation skills.
  • Good teaching ability / education experience.

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