Extended Scope Practitioner
Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust
Preston
7d ago

Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust is a great place to work and has a sound future as a leading provider of excellent services.

The Trust invests in its staff and seeks to provide them with opportunities for training and personal development.

Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2002 and authorised as a Foundation Trust on 1st December 2007.

The Trust provides health and wellbeing services for a population of around 1.5million people. The services provided include community nursing, health visiting and a range of therapy services including physiotherapy, podiatry and speech & language.

The Trust specialises in inpatient and community mental health services. Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust covers the whole of the county and employs around 7,000 members of staff across more than 400 sites.

Lancashire Care is proud to be listed in the Top 50 Inclusive employers list. This is recognition of the outstanding efforts made by LCFT in our commitment to attracting and retaining a truly diverse workforce, achieving equality, diversity and inclusion at its purest form.

For more information on Lancashire Care please visit our website via

Full time and part time posts available

An opportunity has arisen for a dynamic to join our newly established multi-displinary community pain team covering Preston, Chorley and Southport.

We are looking for a passionate and dedicated physiotherapist who demonstrates excellent clinical, leadership and communication skills.

We would welcome applicants with innovative and creative ideas, who can lead the development of this service.

You will have had post graduate training in the management of Pain / MSK conditions and joint injections, and be able to demonstrate a biopsychosocial approach to the management of long term pain.

You will have extensive post graduate clinical experience, including in the use of research and other evidence to inform and drive service improvements.

You will be self motivated and willing to be flexible in your working arrangements to support the delivery of a service that operates between 8am and 6 pm Monday to Friday, but has arrangements in place to increase accessibility for patients by offering evening and Saturday morning appointments

If successful you will work closely with senior colleagues, including a GP with a special interest in the management of pain, to lead this new team.

You will manage a caseload of patients providing expert assessment, care planning and intervention, including joint and soft tissue injections.

Clinical and professional supervision will be provided by the GP with a special interest and the physiotherapy professional lead.

An enhanced DBS will be required for these posts.

Please note that further communication from Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust (LCFT) will normally be to the email address given on the application form.

You should also ensure that email addresses and telephone numbers are provided for your referees, to enable LCFT to contact them.

Please ensure that you read the Person Specification attached below as your application will be measured against this document.

Applications from job share partners are welcome and other forms of flexible working will be considered for all posts.

For all posts which require a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check please be aware of the Disclosure & Barring Service Code of Practice, a copy of which is available by logging on to the DBS website.

If the post is subject to DBS disclosure, a charge will be made to the successful candidate(s).

You are advised to consider applying for LCFT vacancies as soon as possible as in some instances vacancies are closed as soon as a sufficient number of applications have been received.

If you are not invited to interview within three weeks of the closing date then please assume that on this occasion you have been unsuccessful, as it is not possible to contact all unsuccessful candidates.

We welcome applications from people regardless of age, disability (especially people who have experience of accessing mental health, or Learning Disability Services or caring for someone who has accessed mental health services or Learning Disability Services), ethnicity, gender, religion or belief or sexual orientation.

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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.

UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) 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 the .From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years.

Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here .

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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