Advanced Physiotherapist MSK Team leader- Integrated MSK Out Patient Physiotherapy

Band 7

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Diagnostic and Clinical Support
Band 7
37.5 hours per week
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East Lancashire
£31,696 to £41,787 pa
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At East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust our vision is to be widely recognised for providing safe, personal and effective care.  We currently provide high quality services and treat over 600,000 people across East Lancashire and the surrounding area. We employ over 7,000 staff, many of whom are internationally renowned and have won awards for their work.

The Integrated Musculoskeletal, Pain and Rheumatology Service (IMPReS) covers the East Lancashire footprint of Burnley, Pendle, Rossendale, Hyndburn,  Ribble Valley, Blackburn and Darwen. We are looking for suitably qualified, high performing Band 7 HCPC registered physiotherapists to join our team.   This is a great opportunity to develop your leadership and clinical skills.  As our service is delivered across multiple sites you will also have the opportunity to work alongside other team leaders and to demonstrate your flexible approach to supporting the wider service.

Full time or Part time, we are happy to consider all applications. Our staff are warm, friendly, supportive and dedicated professionals who will make you feel very welcome


The IMPReS service consists of:

Integrated MSK, comprising G.P.s with a special interest in MSK, ESPs in Physiotherapy and Podiatry and highly skilled Physiotherapists.

The Rheumatology MDT, a dynamic team consisting of Rheumatology Consultants, Specialist Doctors, Specialist Physiotherapists, Specialist Occupational Therapists, Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS), Podiatrists and Psychologists.

The Pain Management Service (PMS), a well-established and continually developing specialist service provided by an MDT including Pain Management Consultants, Specialist Physiotherapists, Specialist Occupational Therapists, Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS), Psychologists and a Pharmacist.


As part of our service we operate an award winning spinal Drop-in service across most sites - (North West Winners of the NHS Health and Social Care Award 2010. Included in NICE Shared Learning Data base in 2011 and Chartered Society of Physiotherapy ‘Physiotherapy Works – Musculoskeletal Disorders’ information sheet as case study in 2013.)


Working as a team we continually strive to improve clinical pathways and clinical expertise including the recent development of Cauda Equina Syndrome clinical pathway and red flags / serious pathology training.

We support the Trust 24/7 agenda and operate extended hours services to meet our patients’ needs and to offer them choice.

Working as an autonomous clinician and as a leader within the IMPReS team you will be responsible for assessing complex patients, discussing patient agreed goals and expectations, delivering highly skilled treatments and providing education for patients, carers and ensuring safe and timely discharges for patients in each of the clinical areas. You will act as the clinical lead for the team, advancing clinical practice in this area of work and taking a lead in developing best practice and embedding this into the service.


You will be responsible for the operational management of the team providing  specialist knowledge and advice to the therapies management team and other senior managers and clinicians in order to ensure appropriate representation of your service at operational and strategic levels.

You will be responsible for all aspects of Governance within the team, using appropriate delegation and monitoring.


You will be required to supervise and train more junior health care professionals.


The successful applicant will have the opportunity to consolidate both leadership and clinical

skills and in conjunction with other Band 7 physiotherapists, ESPs and GpwSIs  will ensure

clinical governance targets are met, including the development of clinical standards and protocols,

specialist evidence based practice and audit.


The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate clear clinical reasoning and have the ability

to explain their decisions and actions in a way that all concerned will be able to understand. 

They must also be able to demonstrate proven leadership skills, flexibility, good time management

skills, organisational skills, and evidence of self-motivation.

They must also be able to demonstrate evidence of recent learning and examples of continued professional and clinical development.


Above all you will deal with each and every situation following Compassion in Practice and the six key elements Care, Compassion, Courage, Competence, Communicating effectively and Commitment. As well as delivering the Trust, Divisional and Departmental objectives.


If this post interests you and you would like to know more about it – we would love to hear from you, so don’t hesitate to ring us or arrange an informal visit.  Please call Gemma Aspinall 07841500026 or Stephen Hoyle on 07711186266.

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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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