Band 7 Lead Physiotherapist (Civilian)

  • Job Reference: J221-A-20-26467
  • Date Posted: 11 November 2020
  • Employer: Ministry of Defence (Defence Medical Services, Whittington)
  • Location: Defence Medical Services, Whittington, Lichfield, Staffordshire
  • Salary: £38,890 to £44,503
  • Sector: Government & Defence, Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Full Time, Part Time

Job Description

Are you a senior MSK physiotherapist looking for an exciting and rewarding role in Staffordshire? If yes, there is a fantastic new opportunity for a Band 7 Physiotherapist, working with Defence Primary Healthcare at Whittington Barracks, Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS14 9PY. You will be part of a friendly team, including Physiotherapists and Exercise Rehabilitation Instructors, providing a first-class rehabilitation service for military personnel. The working environment is welcoming, inclusive and supportive, and you will be valued for the skills you bring. We prioritise the health and wellbeing of our staff as well as our patients, our rehabilitation department includes an on-site military gym for our patients and secure car and bike parking. The patients are from a diverse military population and present with an interesting mix of sports and training injuries, trauma, as well as the usual occupational aches and pains. The team use evidence-informed practice, with clinical reasoning to provide the optimal care for service personnel. Returning personnel to full fitness, and maximising their well-being is our ultimate aim. You will be a key part of this effort, working with our Exercise Rehabilitation Instructors (ERI’s) and the rest of the healthcare team. You will also have the opportunity to be involved in innovative quality improvement projects with the aim of providing the very best rehabilitation service to our service personnel. The post holder will have four main roles: • They will be the Clinical Lead Physiotherapist for the care of personnel referred to the PCRF with musculoskeletal injuries. To select, assess, diagnose and manage patients referred to the PCRF and organise onward referral as appropriate. • They are to be the Clinical Lead with a special interest in musculoskeletal management. They are to assess, diagnose and treat complex patients referred for physiotherapy including assessment and treatment planning. • They are to lead in reviewing current clinical guidelines and protocols within the PCRF. This is to be in accordance with MOD Policies (MOD JSP 950), specifically the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Programme, and associated NICE and Directorate Defence Rehabilitation (DDR) Best Practice Guidelines (BPGs). They are to share in the development of a Continuous Quality Improvement programme through clinical audit and liaise closely with the SMO, OC PCRF and Regional Rehabilitation Clinical Lead (RRCL) regarding professional performance in accordance with JSP 950, Health and Care Professions Council guidelines and governing core standards. • Provide professional and clinical support to nearby PCRFs as appropriate, working with the RRCL to identify areas for continuous quality improvement. Qualifications and Memberships The successful candidate will be required to provide evidence of the following: • Degree in Physiotherapy plus additional specialist training or experience in the assessment and treatment of musculo-skeletal disorders, sports injuries and orthopaedic conditions to master's level or equivalent. • Healthcare Professions Council Registered Physiotherapist (HCPC). • Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (MCSP). It is also desirable for candidates to show evidence of the following; • Must have proven experience in the assessment and management of musculo-skeletal disorders, sports injuries and orthopaedic conditions. The selection at sift stage will be based on your CV. At interview, you will be tested against the following NHS Technical Skills: NHSC1 – Communication NHSC2 – Personal & People Development NHSC4 – Service Improvement NHSC5 – Quality HWB6 – Assessment & Treatment Planning HWB7 – Interventions & Treatment Please ensure you demonstrate that you have the required skills, qualifications and memberships in your CV and that you have saved it using your surname then first name prior to submitting your application. Further Information The sift will be completed within five working days of the vacancy closing date. Interviews will be held remotely on a date to be confirmed. The post does not offer relocation expenses (move of home, excess fares or temporary transfer). Non-Standard move applicants will be eligible for the full package. Travel to interview costs will not be reimbursed. Please be aware that if you are found successful you will be asked to provide evidence of your immunity to Hepatitis B. Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check. All employees joining Ministry of Defence who are new to the Civil Service will be subject to a 6-month probation period (unless otherwise advised) effective from the employment start date.