Clinical Lead Physiotherapist

£46,244 - £53,789
Town/City Kirkwall KW15 1NZ
Payment type Per annum
Region Scotland
Contract type Permanent contract
Closing date
Hours Full-time
Job reference 152857
Type of employer NHS
Name of employer NHS ORKNEY
Workplace The Balfour

Vacancy details

Band 7

Contract: Relocation Allowance may be available*

We are seeking to recruit a Clinical Lead Physiotherapist for Orkney Health and Care Partnership, based in our new Balfour Hospital in Kirkwall.

If you are interested in leading our dynamic and committed Physiotherapy teams covering all Adult Services, we would be delighted to hear from you. We are looking for a forward-thinking Physiotherapist with highly developed leadership and interpersonal skills to join our team, also bringing your own clinical expertise to the post.

The Orkney Isles are located approximately 6 miles of the northern tip of Scotland and are well connected to the UK mainland with air and sea links. A very welcoming, diverse, and vibrant community of approximately 22,000 people spread over Orkney mainland and surrounding islands.

Orkney offers low pollution, low crime, excellent schools and leisure facilities, unique wildlife, and the most amazing scenery where traffic jams are almost unheard of.

The successful applicant will provide clinical leadership to our physiotherapy teams that provide highly specialist physiotherapy care across many settings as required within the hospital, community, primary care and in reach to other settings.

There will be the potential to develop your own clinical area of expertise to Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner level and work with the other Physiotherapy services where you will be able to help shape and support the evolution of Physiotherapy practice.

We encourage innovation and the use of technology to develop services across our remote and rural landscape.

The post holder will work as an autonomous practitioner roughly a 40/60 split between a clinical case load and management responsibilities.

In a small community it helps to be flexible and have good generalist skills.

*An excellent relocation package of up to £8,000 is available depending on eligibility. Distant Islands Allowance, currently £1,504 pro rata per annum.

How to apply

For an informal chat about the role, the move or Orkney itself, please contact:

Peter Mackellar (Physiotherapy Clinical Lead) at or 01856 888231 or Morven Gemmill, Lead Allied Health Professional at or 01856 888231

This post is subject to a PVG Scheme Record check.

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