Highly Specialist MSK Physiotherapist/Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner

£42,186 - £49,160
Town/City Balfour Hospital, Foreland Rd, Kirkwall KW15 1BH
Payment type Per annum
Region Scotland
Contract type Permanent contract
Closing date
Hours Full-time
Job reference 095541
Type of employer NHS
Name of employer NHS Orkney

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Vacancy details

The Balfour - Physiotherapy
Band 7 £42,186 - £49,160 including Distant Islands Allowance pro rata per annum
Full time 37.5 hours per week (Part time hours would be considered)
Permanent - Fixed Term would be considered
Relocation Assistant may be available*
Ref: 095541

Are you interested in becoming part of the dedicated physiotherapy team at the brand-new Balfour Hospital on the wonderful Orkney Isles? We are looking for a forward-thinking physiotherapist with highly developed musculoskeletal skills to join our team.

You will become part of NHS Orkney’s physiotherapy team and provide highly specialist MSK assessment and treatment within the hospital and GP Surgery’s across mainland Orkney. There may be the potential to develop (if required) to Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner level and work within the First Contact Physiotherapy service where you will independently assess, plan, and manage the care of MSK patients who would traditionally be seen by a GP, working within and beyond the recognised scope of Physiotherapy practice. There is also the potential to develop and work within the Rheumatology service. We encourage innovation and the use of technology to develop services across our remote and rural landscape.

You will work as an autonomous practitioner with primarily a MSK caseload although, with working in a remote and rural setting, it helps to be flexible and have good generalist skills. Having non-medical prescribing and injection qualifications would be an advantage but not essential as training may be offered to develop these areas of practice.

NHS Orkney is the smallest territorial healthcare board with a vision to “Be the best remote and rural care provider in the UK” and a career with us means becoming a vital contributor in protecting the health and lives of Orkney’s residents.

Orkney is an archipelago of over 70 beautiful islands, 17 of which are inhabited, lying off the northern coast of Scotland, between John O’Groats and the Shetland Isles. Orkney is a wonderful place to live and work and offers low pollution, low crime, excellent schools, good leisure facilities, unique wildlife, and amazing scenery, whilst the excellent ferry and air connections make travel to the Scottish mainland, Shetland, and even Norway quite easy. The isles been settled since the
Neolithic period providing a rich archaeological history to be explored as well as many outdoor pursuits, including diving in Scapa Flow, kayaking, walking, cycling, bird watching, and many more. Orcadian culture is rich, with music and arts and crafts well represented, and the St Magnus Music Festival in June is internationally renowned.

To find out more about living and working in Orkney go to: www.orkney.com or www.visitorkney.com. Further information on NHS Orkney can be found at www.ohb.scot.nhs.uk.

Either of the following are happy to have an informal chat about any questions you have about the job, the move and Orkney itself.

Please contact Chris Ireland (Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner) at christopher.ireland@nhs.scot or on 01856 888231, or Peter Mackellar (Physiotherapy Clinical Lead) at peter.mackellar@nhs.scot or on 01856 888231

Closing date: 22 May 2022.

*An excellent relocation package of up to £8,000 is available depending on eligibility. Distant Islands Allowance for residents, currently £1,314 pro rata per annum, is also included into the NHS Orkney Salary.

This post is subject to a Protecting-Vulnerable-Groups scheme record check.

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