Advanced Practitioner Physiotherapist - Hip Preservation Service - Band 8a

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37.5 hours per week
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University Hospital and Hospital of St. Cross, Rugby
£40,428 - £48,514 per annum
25/07/2018 23:59

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire is located in the West Midlands and is home to one of the largest teaching hospitals in England. Our mission to Care, Achieve and Innovate is demonstrated in our reputation for innovation, teaching and research and high quality patient care. University Hospital in Coventry is one of the most modern healthcare facilities in Western Europe with £200 million of new medical and research equipment and a hospital that is at the forefront of digital imaging and technology.

We provide general acute hospital services to approximately 500,000 people from Coventry and Rugby and specialist hospital services to over one million people from Coventry, Warwickshire and beyond. The Trust has a revenue budget of approximately £473 million, we employ 5,639 staff, manage 1,380 beds and 32 operating theatres.

The Trust is made up of the following hospitals:
University Hospital Coventry 
Hospital of St Cross – Rugby 

Advanced Practitioner Physiotherapists – Hip Preservation Service

An exciting opportunity has arisen to appoint an Advanced Practice Physiotherapists to join the Orthopaedic Hip Preservation team at UHCW NHS Trust. We are looking for a Physiotherapist with significant knowledge, skills and experience in the management of patients presenting with a wide range of acute, complex and chronic hip conditions.

The successful candidates will work closely with the hip Consultants within Orthopaedic clinic settings, using an advanced scope of practice for patients including initial history taking, clinical assessment, differential diagnosis, treatment, evaluation of care, onward referrals and discharges. They will also support the Hip Team with service delivery and pathway improvements of the hip preservation service, and will work alongside another Physiotherapist to develop and share clinical expertise within this specialty.

The post holders will also have their own Physiotherapy caseload within our Out Patient department on Rugby site, and have responsibilities for training and education in relation to the Physiotherapy management of hip conditions.

Orthopaedic services at UHCW NHS Trust run from both hospital sites – University Hospital and Hospital of St. Cross, and post holders will be required to attend clinics on both sites.

Both the Orthopaedic and Therapy services at UHCW NHS Trust are expanding, forward thinking and highly regarded services and this post offers excellent personal and professional development opportunities within an established, supportive team working closely with other established Advanced Practitioners within Orthopaedics, Orthopaedic Consultants and our Occupational Therapy colleagues.

Recruiting to Values:
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.

Before applying, we encourage you to review the Trust’s Values and Behaviours Framework and Values Based Recruitment Factsheet which can be accessed on the right side of this page under the job description.

The Supporting Information Section in your application should therefore reflect your understanding of the Trust’s Values and associated Behaviours. You will be expected to provide us with examples from work experience and/or personal life which demonstrate these values through your behaviour.

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If you are invited to attend interview you will be asked to set up an account with the Trac recruitment system in order to confirm your interview time.

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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

Ivor Hughes; Advanced Practitioner Hip preservation Service 01788 663054 or Diane Hawtin; Head of Therapy Rugby 01788 663053

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