Trainee ACP Physiotherapist

University Hospitals C
UHCW NHS Hosptial Trust, Coventry
Competitive salary
20 Feb 2021
24 Feb 2021
Role Type
Start Date
University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust is one of the UK's leading teaching Trusts, providing acute and specialist services to a population of over 1 million. We have a strong reputation for innovation, clinical research, teaching and high-quality patient care and are the principal teaching hospital for Warwick Medical School.

We employ over 9000 staff, have a turnover of £660 million and have 1.7 million patient contacts a year. The Trust comprises of two busy hospitals with over 1,300 beds and 32 operating theatres, running clinical services from a number of other sites.

Our vision is to be a national and international leader in healthcare; our values-driven organisational development programme and our UHCWi methodology developed through our partnership with the Virginia Mason Institute are key to us achieving this vision by focussing on improving services via lean methodology.

Trainee ACP Physiotherapist

The Musculoskeletal Therapy teams at University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust and Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust offer assessment and treatment to MSK patients across the Coventry area.

It is an exciting time for the service as we look to develop our MSK service supporting the implementation of First Contact Practitioner roles. We are now looking for a new member to join our teams to contribute to the growth and development of the service. The role will work in collaboration with GPs, Orthopaedic, Rheumatology, Neurosurgery (spinal) and Pain Consultants and other professionals aligned to MSK conditions. We are looking for an individual who is forward thinking and will be integral in contributing to the future shape of the MSK service at the Trust.

The successful applicant will work in a trainee role progressing towards advanced practice, providing first contact to patients with MSK conditions (potentially with complex other medical needs). Working with support from existing 8a's they will lead patient care management to include assessment, treatment and onward referral for diagnostic or secondary care services as required. They will provide and advise on a range of treatment options within the scope of practice.

The successful candidate will be supported to complete the MSc Advanced Clinical Practice MSK apprenticeship course at Coventry University, and will have a clear competency framework to support and evidence development towards becoming an 8a advanced practice Physiotherapist.

The role will work as part of an integrated physiotherapy pathway working within GP practices, supporting a single point of access for musculoskeletal triage and providing specialist therapy treatment clinics with the opportunity to work alongside our consultant colleagues. If you have the skills outlined below and want a rewarding opportunity where you will be encouraged to be innovative whilst being valued and supported then apply today.

This is a post for an ambitious, motivated MSK clinician with excellent communication skills, dynamic leadership skills and expert assessment and treatment skills.

The role will be supported by a new consultant MSK physiotherapist who will provide specialist clinical supervision and training development.

Essential criteria
  • Degree/Diploma in Physiotherapy
  • Evidence of relevant MSK post graduate training
  • HCPC registration.
  • Working towards or willingness to undertake an MSc relevant to ACP
  • Extensive clinical experience within MSK settings

Further details regarding the post may be obtained by contacting the Tracy Siddons, Therapy Manager 02476 965697 or Lydia Herring Matusiak, Head of Out Patient Therapy 02476 965699

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameTracy SiddonsJob titleTherapy ManagerEmail addresstracy.siddons@uhcw.nhs.ukTelephone number02476 965697Additional contact information

Lydia Herring Matusiak, Head of Out Patient Therapy

02476 965699

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To ensure that we provide world-class patient care, UHCW recruits people that can demonstrate the Trust's Values and Behaviours in their everyday life. Therefore, if you are invited to interview, you will be undertaking a Values Based Interview/Assessment , which explores not only what you do but how and why you do it.

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