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Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year pa
Closing date
12 Jun 2023

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Other allied health
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
At MPFT we pride ourselves on staff wellbeing and development and can we offer you:
  • Our SOOTHE resources - supporting staff across the trust with their physical, mental and financial health. In addition to the support offered from our occupational health provider Team Prevent.
  • Counselling support and lifestyle information with advice on a variety of personal matters
  • In our Gift providing a platform for your voice to be heard to inform change
  • The opportunity to purchase additional annual leave
  • Opportunities for flexible working ( depending on the role )
  • Career development opportunities and coaching plus access to in house training programs
  • Innovative research training program entitled STARS (Supporting the advancement of Research Skills)
  • Child Care Vouchers Scheme
  • Recognition and engagement through our staff LOVE awards, LOVE long service awards and Staff Engagement Surveys
  • NHS discounts available via the Blue Card and Red Guava schemes

Main duties of the job

Previous applicants need not apply

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and motivated Band 5 Physiotherapist to join the Musculoskeletal (MSK) Physiotherapy Service in the Midlands Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust. You will be working as part of a friendly team of Physiotherapists and Advanced Practice Physiotherapists. We have physiotherapy teams throughout the South Staffordshire area and this post is located in Tamworth.

The post holder will be supported by experienced physiotherapists and the wider multidisciplinary team. As part of their job role they will be required to independently manage their own case load and contribute to departmental and service needs. The post holder will be required to have excellent communication skills, show initiative and team spirit as well as be committed to patient care. An understanding of MSK rehabilitation is desirable along with varied clinical placements as a student. Continuing Professional Development is encouraged and identified through annual appraisal. Clinical supervision is offered through groups or individual sessions as appropriate.

The post holder will need to be flexible and able to travel in a timely manner to work in a variety of locations across the Trust, as the service requires. All references from university and any previous employers will be sought. Failure to complete this section may result in your application not being processed.

About us

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is an award winning organisation with over 9000 employees. We are one of the largest integrated Health and Social Care providers, covering services across North & South Staffordshire, Shropshire, Hampshire, Buckinghamshire, Isle of Wight and Essex.

We pride ourselves on the services provided to support with the well-being of all of our employees both physically and mentally and offer counselling support and lifestyle information. Opportunities for flexible working are also available depending on the role.

We encourage career development provided by in house training programs and coaching support.

Demonstrating our strong commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, and in context of our objective aligned to the growth of diversity across the workforce we are particularly seeking applications from individuals who may be from under-represented groups, such as black, Asian or other ethnic groups, individuals with a disability, or LGBTQ+ individuals who meet the specific criteria.

We are embedding values based and inclusive recruitment practices to ensure that all applicants, from any backgrounds, have an equal chance of success in achieving a role with us.

Job description

Job responsibilities




To adhere to and apply the Health and Care Professions Councils (HCPC) standards of proficiency and the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Code of Members Professional Values and Behaviour and all other relevant guidance from the Partnership Trust.

To be professionally accountable and responsible for all aspects of own work.


To establish and maintain effective working relationships both within the Partnership Trust and with external organisations in order to meet service requirements and support and demonstrate the Trusts equality value


To assess new service user referrals and care/support needs. Assesses service users and formulates, develops, implements and evaluates programmes of treatment /care/support for individuals, families and carers. The treatment/care/support plans may include the following:

Promoting independence/self-management and maintaining safety

Increased functional ability

Improvement in health and wellbeing including mental health

Interventions in disease/condition management

Prevention and reducing of health inequalities

Admission avoidance

Early supported discharge

Case management/ treatment/ care plans

Palliative and end of life care


To use professional knowledge and judgement to take into account the range of care/support packages and treatment options available. To consider each service users personal circumstances and preferences in order to implement and adjust individualised programmes of care and intervention.


To maintain and develop skills and knowledge to deliver a range of interventions and set an example of good practice to other team members including skill sharing.


To maintain sensitivity at all times to the emotional needs of the service user and their carers offering reassurance and empathy. This may be in regard to the nature/prognosis of their condition and implications of the same.


To work with individuals and carers who may find it difficult to engage with the service or aspects of the service resulting in uncooperative or challenging behaviour that has to be managed.


To use professional knowledge, skills and experience when working in changing environments and across professional boundaries.


To maintain contemporaneous and accurate records as required by the Partnership Trust and in line with professional standards (HCPC/ CSP). This includes self-management and supervision of identified team members, giving guidance and direction where appropriate.


To take responsibility for the safe use and transportation of equipment between locations. To work in non-purpose built rooms involving the necessity to move furniture, therapy equipment etc.


To ensure that the skills of identified team members are appropriately deployed and that care is delivered by staff with the relevant education, experience and competence.


To deliver a high standard of intervention, whilst managing the demands of unplanned aspects of the role using innovative problem solving techniques where appropriate.


To provide advice education and training to service users, carers and professionals regarding the management and care/support of service users.


To provide professional and clinical support and leadership to identified team members.


To take accountability for allocated assessments, planning and implementation of care packages/ programmes of support within their caseload.



To provide and receive regular supervision in order to support the continuous professional development of self and others.


To contribute to the process of induction for new team members and other disciplines, as appropriate.


To identify own training/educational needs as part of the supervision and appraisal process. Attains and maintains an agreed level of expertise through ongoing training and development.


To have an understanding of people management skills which incorporate compassionate and appreciative leadership.


To set workload priorities for self, and oversee the workload of more junior team members and students as required.


To provide training, undertake work based assessments and supervision of pre-registration students, typically for periods of 4-12 weeks as required.

Performance & Quality


To collect and input statistical information as required within agreed timescales.


To participate in and support the team in undertaking clinical audit.


To contribute to, and actively promote the implementation, development and upholding of policies, procedures, guidelines and directives, along with relevant statutory measures and governmental directives.


The post holder may be required to order/monitor stock.

Job description Agreement

The duties and role requirements are accurate at the time of creating this job description. However, it is anticipated that service developments may influence the role and require reasonable change/adjustments commensurate with the role. The post holder must act within the limits of their competence and authority.

Person Specification



  • Degree in Physiotherapy or equivalent. Registration with HCPC.


  • Evidence of/willing to undertake post-registration training relevant to the post.



  • Relevant experience/placements to the role including assessment and management of functional ability
  • Ability to manage time and caseload effectively.
  • Supporting service users, families and carers in dealing with the impacts of disability.


  • Working in a multidisciplinary team



  • Evidence of clinical knowledge relevant to the post.


  • Awareness of standardised assessments and outcome measures. Awareness of relevant NICE guidance

Employer details

Employer name

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust




B78 3NG

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