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Specialist/ Team Lead Physiotherapist

Job Description

Work for the Best in the North West*

Would you like to be part of a multi award winning NHS Foundation Trust that is one of the best performing Trusts in the region?

We are seeking an experienced, dynamic and forward thinking physiotherapist to join our Acute Therapy team at Royal Albert Edward Infirmary, Wigan, This vacancy is advertised on a fixed term basis for 12 months to provide a high standard of physiotherapy to our In patient Trauma & orthopaedic patients. This has has been established to provide cover for an employee on maternity leave.

This post involves working at an advanced level providing expert clinical intervention for our patients while maintaining a leadership role.

This post offers the opportunity to further develop your clinical skills at a specialist level, as well as leadership skills. It will involve the supervision of more junior members of staff, contribution to service development and in service training both within the therapy team and the wider MDT and participation in the training of students.

Weekend work and participation in the on call rota is an essential part of the role.

You will require extensive postgraduate experience, including substantial specialist experience in MSK disorders at a senior level. You will also have advanced knowledge and experience of a wide range of approaches to the management of complex trauma and chronic orthopaedic conditions.

The service is committed to CPD and encourages supervision at all levels. This post will give an invaluable opportunity to anyone that wishes to further their career within the musculoskeletal field. We have a genuine commitment to training and development and you will be expected to develop yourself professionally in line with the needs of the service.

This vacancy is open to all internal and external candidates. NHS Employees should secure their manager’s agreement for a secondment arrangement ideally prior to applying, as this will be a condition of any offer made.”

For further details / informal visits contact:
Sarah Russell. Therapy lead  ( Phone number removed )  or Claire Granato Specialist physio/team Lead on  ( Phone number removed ) 

About our Trust

WWL NHS FT are the proud providers of acute hospital services to the people of the Wigan Borough. At WWL, we value our staff believing that ‘happy staff, makes for happy patients’. We have a recognised track record in staff engagement, and living our values ‘the WWL Way’.

We are committed to placing the patient at the heart of everything we do, and in the provision of safe, effective care that ensures dignity. With this in mind we are seeking to recruit people who share the WWL’s values and beliefs.

*Since 2014 our trust has been honoured to receive more than 25 local, regional and national prominent awards, including the prestigious HSJ Provider Trust of the Year Award.

We have recently opened a new Orthopaedic Centre, Fertility Unit and Cancer Care Suite which will revolutionise the way we work and care for our patients.

What Our Staff Say about Us

Here are some excerpts from our recent anonymous Staff Survey

'I am proud to work for WWL and to help the organisation provide first class healthcare to my community.'

'WWL is a great place to work and staff are always encouraged to do their best.'

Recruitment Information

We prefer candidates to submit applications online. Please contact the Recruitment Team on  ( Phone number removed )  if you have difficulty applying online.

The recruitment information for candidates document attached includes details of local places where you can access the internet, and useful information about the recruitment process. We recommend that you use the supporting information section of your application form to demonstrate how you meet the essential and desirable criteria listed in the Person Specification. We aim to inform all applicants of the outcome of their application by email.

Please note that senior positions (AFC band 8B or above) will be expected to participate in the Senior Manager on Call rota.

No unsolicited Advertising Company approaches.

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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