Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist-Stamford

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
8 Jun 2023

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Physiotherapist, Other allied health
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
The Department of Pain Management is looking for an experienced, enthusiastic and motivated physiotherapist to join the Department of Pain Medicine. This post is part time but may have the option of more hours.

The Department offers an assessment, advice and treatment service for people with a wide variety of pain conditions. The team aims to support and help people to manage their pain, whilst trying to maintain or improve their functioning, reducing the distress caused by pain and improving the quality of life.

This post offers an exciting opportunity to work within a team including physiotherapy, psychology, occupational therapy, nurse specialists, and pain consultants with administrative support and would be ideal for someone seeking to gain specialised experience. The successful candidate will offer individual care for patients with complex chronic pain and work alongside other therapists in delivering a variety of group based workshops to patients. Service development and improvement is so important to the service and this post will be key to innovative change. The team has close links with the Rehabilitation team across all sites.

Experience of working with patients with complex physical health needs applying a biopsychosocial approach and having an up-to-date understanding of developments within the field of chronic pain is essential.

Main duties of the job

  • To educate, assess and treat patients with chronic pain as part of a multidisciplinary team in the Department of Pain Medicine
  • To manage a caseload of patients with chronic pain
  • To work closely with therapists of other disciplines to develop and deliver group and individual pain management treatment packages.
  • To deliver the physiotherapy component of holistic individual care packages using a biopsychosocial framework.
  • Identify evidence based practice that provides patient focused care and ensure it is implemented in the management of patients
  • Support members of staff to provide a specialist service to patients with complex conditions.
  • Support and assist in developing the service to ensure it meets local and national standards and identify best practice for implementation.
  • Work collaboratively within the the multi-disciplinary and multi-agency teams.
  • Act autonomously in the advanced assessment and treatment of patients within the speciality who may have a complex presentation.
  • Provide support to Therapy Team Managers to ensure multi-professional culture.
  • Demonstrate a flexible approach to working and undertake weekend working as required within service developments.
  • This role entails 70% Clinical contact and 30% Service Development.

About us

We are committed to ensure a work-life balance to all our staff by offering full time and part time roles, flexible working hours on a shift pattern to fit around your family life.We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) and candidates form our local communities.Benefits to youo 27 days annual leave for new starters, rising to 29 days after five years of service and 33 days after 10 years of service, plus 8 Bank Holidays (pro-rata for part time staff) o NHS Pension Scheme:o Flexible working opportunities o Increased hourly rates for unsociable hours e.g. night shifts, weekends, bank holidays o Career development and training o Wellbeing support and activities o In-house physiotherapy Service o On-site canteens with subsidised meals o Subsidised staff parking (currently free).o Free Stagecoach Bus Travel to and from work within Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the job description and person specification for more information regarding the role.

Person Specification



  • Degree/ Diploma in Physiotherapy
  • HCPC Registration
  • Evidence of Post Graduate Training
  • Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy


  • Member of a special interest group



  • Minimum of 2-3 years' experience as a Band 6/Equivalent Physiotherapist working in musculoskeletal outpatients
  • Prior experience using a biopsychosocial approach to treatment


  • Prior experience of working in a multidisciplinary team
  • Prior experience of teaching other staff



  • Clinical knowledge in area of musculoskeletal physiotherapy
  • Understanding of the biopsychosocial nature of the pain experience and management


  • Understanding of cognitive behavioural therapy or other psychological methods



  • Excellent communication skills
  • Desire and ability to work as part of a team
  • Good assessment and clinical reasoning skills
  • Good assessment and clinical reasoning skills Ability to critically assess effectiveness of treatment and recognise when to stop treatment or refer on.


  • Ability to engage in audit and evaluation

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust


Stamford & Rutland Hospital

Ryhall Road



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