Following the successful organisational merger of a range of PCT provider services under the Transforming Community Services Programme, Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Trust was established in April 2011 and has now started its journey to receive NHS Foundation Trust status by April 2013.
With a turnover of £160m and 4000 staff, the Trust delivers a wide range of community based healthcare services across five boroughs in the northwest of England and specialist community dental services through a network covering eight PCT areas. Bringing each of these community providers into one single trust will provide a platform for transformation of services.
Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Trust is committed to ensuring that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of sex, marital status, age, creed, colour, race or ethnic origins, or is disadvantaged by requirements which cannot be shown to be justified. We will interview all disabled job applicants, who meet the minimum criteria for a job vacancy, and consider them on their abilities. Job shares will be considered for all posts
This vacancy is Fixed Term Temporary until 31st March 2013.
A vacancy has arisen within the Orthopaedic Clinical Assessment and Treatment Service (OCATS) for a temporary Band 6 Physiotherapist. We are looking for experienced and innovative clinician to join our forward thinking team. You will be self motivated with excellent interpersonal skills and experience and knowledge of treating patients with musculo-skeletal conditions.
You will have gained a variety of experience across a range of settings such as intermediate care and have experience as a Band 5 clinician in musculo skeletal management. Experience of organising and prioritising own workload and delegation of responsibilities as appropriate is also required.
With strong communication skills, you will have the ability to be diplomatic in difficult situations. Effective organisational, planning and time management skills are also required. You must hold a degree or diploma in Physiotherapy, be HPC registered and a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.
Musculo-skeletal Service Developments include:
- Orthopaedic Triage in Primary Care service, provided by physiotherapy clinical specialists and GPs with a Special Interest in Orthopaedics
- Back rehabilitation programme in collaboration with Secondary Care
- Upper and Lower limb gym. Pilates classes and OA knee group
The post holder will have shown a commitment to maintaining CPD/specialist skills
Successful applicants will be required to apply for an enhanced Criminal Records Bureau Disclosure.
For an informal discussion please contact Jo Barnfield, Orthopaedic Clinical Assessment and Treatment Service and Podiatry Service Manager on 01925 251405 or 07979 548963
Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit UK Border Agency website
It is important that your application meets the minimum requirements of the person specification, as we will shortlist against these details. If you do not hear within 4 weeks of the closing date, you may presume that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion.
In the event that a high volume of suitable applications are received, the post may close prior to the specified closing date. Please apply as soon as possible if interested.
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