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MSK Specialist Physiotherapist

Cheshire & Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
1 Apr 2023

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CBT therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
To manage and undertake physiotherapy intervention to a designated caseload with complex needs, gaining experience through involvement in a specialist clinical area.

To provide a high quality, effective physiotherapy service to MSK patients in outpatients across the Western Cheshire Joint Therapies MSK service, and professional leadership to junior and assistant physiotherapy staff.

To provide a specialist physiotherapy assessment of patients with diverse clinical presentation and pathology to determine a clinical diagnosis and provide treatment via therapeutic interventions as indicated and develop effective treatment plans.

This post reports to senior physiotherapists, professional lead for physiotherapy, team leaders and is accountable to Lead Therapist MSK and ultimately the Head of Joint Therapy Services.

Please note, this post will also be considered as a band 5 training post for those with limited post-graduate MSK experience, upon completion of set competencies uplift to a band 6 role will be possible.

Main duties of the job

Our Teams provide MSK services across acute and community based settings, and as such we can offer you experience working in a range of clinical environments to enable you to develop your skills with postoperative, rehabilitation, and primary care patients. You will have the opportunity to work closely with our Advanced Practitioners, and will be able to build excellence in patient assessment and treatment techniques.

We will support your ongoing development through funding for external courses, regular in-house training sessions and clinical supervision, along with annual appraisal and personal development planning. We operate rotations through our different MSK areas to maximise learning opportunities and ensure that we can help you build fully rounded clinical skills. We have an extensive number of First Contact Practitioners in addition to our Advanced Practitioners, and can offer career development towards either.

Applicants should be able to demonstrate a keen interest in MSK, along with solid time management and team working skills. We welcome applications from those already working in an MSK post, but will also consider applications from those looking to move into their first static role.

Our Therapies teams are forward looking and innovative, and if you share our ideals of working together to deliver excellence in patient care we would like to hear from you.

About us

CWP provides health and care services for local people, including mental health, learning disability, community physical health and all-age disability care - including the provision of three GP surgeries.

Our aim is to help people to be the best they can be, adopting a compassionate, person-centred approach to everything we do. We were recently rated as Outstanding for Caring by the Care Quality Commission with a Good rating overall.

We offer a variety of roles at all levels, so whether you are just starting out in your career or looking to use your skills and experience in a new role, CWP is the right employer for you.

CWP are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences.

CWP is proud to be an accredited Veteran Aware organisation helping to provide and share best practice in NHS care for our armed forces community. As a veteran aware organisation, CWP is committed to delivering on the principles of the Armed Force Covenant and has a 'Bronze' award with the MOD Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (DERS).

The trust offers a Guaranteed Interview Scheme to any armed forces community applicants who meet the essential criteria for the post and encourages applications from armed forces reservists or cadet force adult volunteers.

We welcome applications from people who have direct experience of accessing our services.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please download a copy of the job description for full details.

Recruitment selection processes are based on competence (see Person specification) and values.

CWP recruits people that can demonstrate the Trusts Values and Behaviours in their everyday life. Therefore, if you are invited to interview, you will be undertaking a Values Based Interview/Assessment, which explores not only what you do but how and why you do it.

Before applying, we encourage you to review the Trusts Values and Behaviours which are the 6 Cs Communication, Competence, Courage, Care, Compassion and Commitment. A Guide to completing your application form can be accessed on the right side of this page under the job description.

The Supporting Information Section in your application should therefore reflect your understanding of the Trusts Values and associated Behaviours. You will be expected to provide us with examples from work experience and/or personal life which demonstrate these values through your behaviour.

If your disability meets the definition set out in the Equality Act 2010, and you can show that you meet the essential criteria described in the person specification for an available position, please answer YES to the question: Do you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme? Please also inform the team if you have any special support needs to be considered as part of the interview and selection processes.

We offer a guaranteed interview scheme for our Armed Forces community. Please answer YES to the question in the application form.

All new clinical support staff will be required to have completed or working towards the Care Certificate (CWP In-house 2 day training to be completed within 6 months of start date).

Please note applicants will be required to pay for their DBS check. Costs are deducted from salary following appointment. You are encouraged to enrol for the DBS Update Service. A small annual fee of £13 per year applies.

New entrants to the NHS will commence on the minimum of the scale stated above.

CWP encourages and supports all staff to become vaccinated against COVID-19.

Applicants are advised to apply early as if a large number of applications are received for this post we reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the advertised date.

If you experience any technical difficulties or need help when making an application please contact our Recruitment Team on 01244 393100.

Good luck with your application. We hope to welcome you to Team CWP very soon.

Person Specification Qualification Essential
  • Degree/diploma in Physiotherapy
  • HPC Registration
  • Evidence of CPD/up to date portfolio demonstrating interest in the MSK field and evidence of reflective practice
  • Evidence of relevant validated post-graduate courses
  • Society of Orthopaedic Medicine or MACP course/membership
Knowledge and Experience Essential
  • Minimum 3 years' experience in general physiotherapy in the NHS
  • Experience in MSK including short courses, and postgraduate learning
  • Good working knowledge of all areas of clinical governance including audit, quality and risk management
  • Experience in management of MSK conditions
  • Special interest/awareness of MSK conditions and rehabilitation

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