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MSK Physiotherapy
NHS AfC: Band 6
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Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
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Altrincham Hospital
£26,565 - £35,577
23/03/2018 23:59
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Band 6 MSK Physiotherapist

NHS AfC: Band 6

Formed in 2002, Pennine Care has grown to become a leading provider of community and mental health services.

Our vision is to deliver the best care to patients, people and families in our local communities, by working effectively with partners to help people to live well.

We provide care to thousands of people every day. In fact our community and mental health services support around 2.4 million patient contacts each year across six boroughs of Greater Manchester - Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport, Tameside and Glossop and Trafford.

As well as looking after our patients, we look after our 5,500 staff, and we’re proud to be listed in the HSJ and Nursing Times ‘Top 120 Places to Work’ list (2015). Staff are supported to continue their professional development with relevant training and progression opportunities. 

We consider ourselves lucky to be based just a few miles from the wonderful city of Manchester. We have vibrant city life in one direction and rolling green countryside in the other – the best of both worlds!

The Trust provides support to all new starters, in patient facing roles bands 1 to 4, to successfully complete the Fundamental Care Certificate standards relevant to their role. The certificate provides knowledge and skills to enable staff to perform safely and effectively.

Service/Department Summary:

The Musculoskeletal service in Trafford works from 2 bases, Altrincham Hospital and Trafford Hospital. We work as part of the MSK Integrated Service including Pain Management, Rheumatology and Specialist Orthopaedic Teams. We see a large range of musculoskeletal conditions and complaints, with the majority of referrals from Trafford GPs and some Orthopaedic referrals. We also run group exercise classes for a variety of conditions.

Role Summary:

This role will allow a Physiotherapist with a keen interest in MSK to progress their career. The role will involve the assessment and treatment of patients presenting with Musculoskeletal conditions. There will also be opportunities to be involved with service development. Support will be provided via clinical supervision, regular in-service training and the appraisal system.

The successful candidate may be based in any of the clinics / Hospitals in Trafford dependant on service need.  Exact hours of work will be confirmed on appointment but the post holder will need to be required to work extended opening hours across the week including one evening clinic and rotational Saturday clinics.

Key Requirements of the Person Specification:

 A broad range of band 5 rotations, with additional experience in MSK field

  • NHS Experience
  • Experience of supervising students, junior staff or assistants

Interview Dates will be 18th April 2018


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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Informal Contact Name: Martina Scopes

Job Title: MSK Team Lead

Contact Number: 0161 413 7772

If you have problems applying, contact

0161 716 3049