Sussex MSK Partnership Central team

Clinical Specialist Practitioner


Are you an Advanced Practitioner of the future?

We are looking for dynamic and proactive Band 7 Musculoskeletal (MSK) Clinical Specialist Practitioners with a passion to develop their clinical skills to an advanced level. The post holder will play a key role in delivering excellence within the MSK outpatient teams across the geography of the Sussex MSK partnership. There is also the opportunity to become involved in our expanding FCP workforce dependent on interest and experience.

The Sussex MSK Partnership is a unique local, not for profit partnership bringing together primary care, specialist musculoskeletal care and community, mental health and wellbeing experts to deliver the whole musculoskeletal service in Sussex. We are committed to providing a truly integrated MSK service that is effective, efficient and compassionate. Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust is the main provider of community NHS health and care across West Sussex and delivers care in collaboration with other NHS providers under the Sussex MSK Partnership.

You must be a UK registered Physiotherapist/Osteopath to apply, with an extensive range of musculoskeletal expertise. Recent senior clinical level experience and experience of clinical governance is essential. Working at MSc level or equivalent would be advantageous. Applicants should be committed to delivering high quality care and have excellent communications skills. You will be required to work across the geography of the service.


In return we can offer you:

• Flexible working patterns, including a four day compressed week, to include an evening clinic

• Supportive learning environment: your clinical development will be supported by senior staff, Advanced Practitioners and Physiotherapy Consultant

• Dedicated career pathways and great opportunities to develop your clinical and management skills with access to in-service training and professional development

• Commitment to and support for your wellbeing

• Excellent therapeutic and newly-refurbished working environments

If you are passionate about making a difference and want to contribute to an organisation which is continuously striving to improve then we would love to hear from you.

For more detail please contact Dan Lethbridge  01273 696011 ext 4415

Next steps

Please click on the Job Description and Person Specification to download a copy for more detail.

Closing date 24/06/2021

To apply for the role please follow this link to NHS Jobs and submit an application.

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Primary Care team

Governance Coordinator – Maternity Leave Cover


An opportunity has arisen to join our Improving Access Service to support with Governance across our services.

This role would suit someone with strong interpersonal and organisational skills with an eye for detail and the ability work autonomously. Strong IT skills are essential as the service uses Datix and a variety of other clinical software packages.

Being an out of hour’s service, there may be a requirement to work in the out of hour’s period supporting the management team complete site audits and checks relevant to the role.

Brief Job Summary

The role of Governance coordinator is to support the Service Manager, Clinical Lead and leadership team to achieve the implementation of service – wide quality and governance standards. Working as part of a small but growing team, to ensure excellence in patient care and safety are implemented and maintained.

The role encompasses governance, some project work and quality assurance. You will develop an expert understanding of the entire Improved Access Service. You will be responsible for implementing systems to ensure that the service complies with its governance structures (complaints and incidents, governance meetings and SLAs). You will develop and maintain productive relationships with clear roles and responsibilities, encouraging the giving and receiving of regular feedback. You will work collaboratively with key managers and clinicians in the relevant partner organisations, i.e. GP Practices, South Downs Health Care and urgent care providers.


The Improving Access Service offers weekend and evening primary care appointments to patients locally in Brighton and Hove as well as High Wealds, Lewes and The Havens. Part of this role will also support with governance for our Vaccine Programmes including Racecourse Vaccination Site, Housebound Vaccinations and Mobile Vaccination unit.

Please download the Job Description and Person Specification which detail the necessary management, organisational and personal skills required for this role.

Our offer

  • £21,282 – £28,612 per annum pro rata
  • This role is for a Fixed Term Contract (to cover maternity leave)

Closing date: 24/06/2021

To apply, please follow this link to NHS Jobs and submit your application.

If you are successfully shortlisted for an interview you will be contacted via email or telephone so please ensure all details are correct when submitting an application.

Please note that the vacancy may close early if enough applications are received.

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