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Extended Scope Physiotherapist

NHS AfC: Band 8a

Main area
NHS AfC: Band 8a
Full Time 37.5 Hours Per Week
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Across Morecambe Bay
£44,606 - £50,819 Per Annum Pro Rata
03/02/2020 23:59
Interview date

''A great place to be cared for; a great place to work''


 About the role…

Following a successful pilot of an integrated MSK (‘iMSK’) service in South Cumbria, we are seeking suitably qualified and experienced physiotherapists to join the permanently commissioned service. The expanded service will cover the Morecambe Bay footprint, working in partnership with the well-established service in the Lancashire North area. The iMSK service will provide a single point of access to MSK services, working with Consultants, GPs, Physiotherapists and other members of the MSK team to ensure a seamless service.

1.5 WTE role are available at Band 8a Extended Scope Practitioner level, or at Band 7 Advanced Practitioner level, depending on knowledge, skills and experience, progressing to Band 8a ESP level in line with a competency framework. Team members are supported by our Consultant Physiotherapist, Orthopaedic, Pain and Rheumatology Consultants & GPSIs who will contribute to a multi-disciplinary approach to patient care. Training, mentoring and education will be provided for staff to develop sustainable strategies for running musculoskeletal clinics. You will be supported to attend internal & external training relevant to this extended scope role, and to take an active part in audit, research & service improvement relevant to the service.

The post holders will be based at primary and secondary care venues across Morecambe Bay, enhancing the choice, convenience and flexibility available to patients, and developing close links with primary & secondary care services. Post holders will also contribute to the clinical leadership of MSK services, and will support the learning & development of MDT colleagues.

The iMSK Service will not be limited to assessing & treating patients, but also must be committed to empowering the population to self-care for their MSK issues and share responsibility of the management of their conditions, with a focus on education and lifestyle modification, as well as making effective use of local services.

About the Trust

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT) covers a large geographic area which encompasses the Furness peninsula, the city of Lancaster and the Southern Lake District. It provides a comprehensive range of acute and support hospital services to a population of 350,000 based around Morecambe Bay. UHMBT is one of the largest employers in the area, with approximately 6,000 staff working across five sites.

What can the geographic location of UHMB offer you…

The Lake District, also known as The Lakes or Lakeland, is a mountainous region in North West England. It is famous for its lakes, forests, mountains and fells. The Lake District is home to a great variety of wildlife. The lakes and mountains combine to form impressive scenery, so if you are a hiker, mountain biker, fell walker or just enjoy being in the great outdoors then this is the place for you. You won’t just reap the professional rewards working for UHMBT. Based on the edge of the Lake District, we really do have it all - sensational views, educational opportunities for all ages, affordable housing, and easy access by road and rail to Manchester, Liverpool and beyond.

Dedicated to Better Care Together

The University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Foundation Trust wants to provide sustainable high quality services that fit with the Better Care Together integrated model of care – high quality specialist hospital services wrapping around community based teams to deliver responsive specialist expertise within both acute hospital and community settings and helping to keep people well and to manage their long term conditions closer to home. Plans have been approved to make some bold transformational steps to start to make the changes needed to deliver this vision. Anyone newly appointed to the trust will be subject to the completion of a satisfactory six month probationary period (this includes bank staff). This will give the new member of staff an opportunity to become familiar with the role and working environment.


Please note if you are shortlisted for interview you will be required to complete a Psychometric Test. 

Details will also be emailed to you of a series of Psychometric tests which you should complete in accordance with the timescales specified. These tests will be conducted on-line in advance of your interview with full instructions supplied. 


Anyone newly appointed to the trust will be subject to the completion of a satisfactory 6 month probationary period (this includes bank staff). This will give the new staff member an opportunity to become familiar with the role and working environment. 



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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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Further details / informal visits contact

Jon Ashton  Consultant MSK Physiotherapist.

Heysham Primary Care Centre,

Middleton Way.


LA3 2LE.

01524 518596