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Senior Outpatient Physiotherapist

Job Description

Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust is a dynamic and challenging environment, which provides acute healthcare for people in Plymouth, South West Devon and South East Cornwall, and has more than 6,390 staff working in its services.

The Trust became a teaching hospital with the opening of the Peninsula Medical School, a joint venture with the Universities of Plymouth and Exeter and We are the largest teaching hospital in the South West and have an active commitment to developing and supporting our staff.

The Trust is one of the largest acute healthcare providers in the country. Our services include Emergency and Acute Assessment units, General Medical and Surgical Services, Cancer Care, Orthopaedics, Paediatrics, Dentistry, Ear Nose and Throat, Neurosciences and Renal services. We offer a full range of general hospital services to around 450,000 people in Plymouth, North and East Cornwall and South and West Devon. These include emergency and major trauma services, maternity services, paediatrics and a full range of diagnostic, medical and surgical sub-specialties.

We are a people business – where every member of staff matters and can make a difference. Patients are at the heart of everything we do. Joining Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust means becoming part of a team of dedicated staff, who are committed to leading the way through innovation, clinical excellence and great customer care. The Trust has great opportunities for career development in a highly progressive working environment. We offer all of this in a vibrant, modern city with a historic reputation for adventure.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced, dynamic and enthusiastic physiotherapist to join our highly regarded musculoskeletal (MSK) outpatient physiotherapy team. The physiotherapy MSK outpatient service for Plymouth is hosted by the acute trust but provides the service at various locations across the city. This post will rotate through all these clinical environments. The successful candidate must have a broad range of post graduate demonstrable experience including general MSK Outpatients and Orthopaedics, proven knowledge of neurology and respiratory care would be an advantage.

The successful candidate will join this well-established service to support, deliver, develop and promote this service for the local Health Community. Plymouth Hospitals is committed to providing both quality care to the local population and supporting our staff. You will be given opportunities to develop both your clinical and managerial skills, through CPD, staff supervision, mentoring and in-service training.

The successful candidate must have demonstrable experience in the field of outpatient MSK physiotherapy; be able to demonstrate an appropriate level of personal autonomy, clinical skill, leadership and knowledge of the national healthcare agenda that impacts on day to day life in a busy outpatient department. You must have good inter-personal skills, work well in a team environment. You will have a varied MSK caseload in this post that rotates on a 9 -month basis. This post will not be suitable for job share due to the clinical capacity required when rotating out to the smaller peripheral locations. A wide range of treatment approaches are supported within the department, which actively promotes evidence based practice.

For an informal visit or further information please contact Donna Pike on  ( Phone number removed )  or e-mail ( Email address removed )

***Preference will be given to internal Trust staff, as well as ‘Priority’ and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon who are able to display recent relevant experience as dictated by the Person Specification.***

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Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust is committed to safeguarding & promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults. Many of our posts are subject to Disclosure & Barring Service check (DBS). A copy of the DBS Code of Practice is available on request. Should the position that you are applying for be subject to a DBS check, Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust will fund the cost* of your DBS check application. Should you decide to voluntarily resign from the Trust within two years from the start date of employment, you will be asked to meet the cost* of the original DBS application, which will be reclaimed from your last month’s salary. *Current cost of an enhanced DBS is £4400 per application.

All Applicants are required to detail referees on their application form covering the current & previous 3 years of Employment / Unemployment history.

Please note that if you are successful in your application & accept the position you agree that the Staff Health and Wellbeing Department can access your health records from your current or previous employer in order to check the status of your inoculations and screening tests. This is an automated process & the information will only be used for these purposes prior to your taking up the position with us.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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