Band 7 MSK Physiotherapist

The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£49,178 to £55,492 a year per annum/pro rata/incl HCAA
Closing date
4 Jun 2023

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Physiotherapist, Other allied health
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Band 7 Physiotherapist - MSK Outpatients - Mount Vernon Hospital Site

Physiotherapist - Band 7

The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS FT

37.5 hours per week (we will consider part-time of job share applications)

Permanent contract

A vacancy has arisen in the field of musculo-skeletal outpatients. This post is based at Mount Vernon Hospital, but the post holder may be required to work at either of the Trusts two hospitals - Mount Vernon or Hillingdon Hospital, as service requirements dictate.

The department is looking for a highly experienced musculoskeletal physiotherapist who will have a relevant MSc, ideally with MACP membership, or have equivalent experience or be undertaking a comparable level of development.

The post holder will be employed as a band 7 within the physiotherapy MSK outpatient department and will be expected to provide a high standard of clinical leadership and physiotherapy intervention that adheres to clinical guidelines and best practice.

The role will also involve supervising and providing clinical guidance to the elective orthopaedic ward, where a mixture of hip / knee replacements and upper / lower limb daycases are performed

The post holder will join a friendly team of therapists, including rotational Band 5 and 6 staff, other Band 7 static MSK physiotherapists extended scope practitioners, therapy assistants and admin team.

Applicants are advised to submit a personal statement of no more than 600 words.

Main duties of the job

The role includes assisting in the day-to-day management of the outpatient team, proactive engagement with service development, staff and student supervision and providing teaching / in-service training.

To provide highly specialised assessment and treatment for musculoskeletal patients with complex needs, and to provide expert advice, guidance and information to health and social care professionals, carers and relatives, and other non-professionals.

To take a lead role in the Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy services, in theGymnasium and/or Outpatients departments as required and to provide a specialisedresource for other physiotherapy staff and health care professionals.

To support and provide senior clinical guidance to the elective orthopaedic therapy service on the MVH site as required.

To undertake delegated responsibilities to support the Therapy Manager inday to day service operation, evaluation and development.

About us

The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is the only acute hospital in the London Borough of Hillingdon and offers a wide range of services including accident and emergency, inpatient care, day surgery, outpatient clinics and maternity services. The Trust's services at Mount Vernon Hospital include routine day surgery, delivered at a modern treatment centre, a minor injuries unit and outpatient clinics.

The safety and well-being of our patients and of our staff is paramount and we are making urgent improvements to address this - particularly in infection prevention and control. We are making progress and going forward by working in partnership with local GPs, charities,community services, academic partners, our local authority, neighbouring hospitals and the wider North West London Integrated care system, and ensuring that we listen and work in partnership with our local population. We are absolutely focused on ensuring that our hospitals provide high quality, safe and compassionate care, while drive forward the building of the new Hillingdon Hospital.

We have over 3,500 members of staff that are proud to care for nearly half a million people, with a vision to be an outstanding provider of healthcare through leading health and academic partnerships, transforming services, to provide the best care where needed.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Job Summary:

To manage complex cases using and developing advanced clinical reasoning, critical thinking, reflection and analysis to support assessments using a client-centred approach and based on current evidence.

To undertake a significant clinical caseload to a high professional standard, using specialist knowledge and skills from theoretical and practical experience.

To be responsible for supervision, education and assessment of more juniorphysiotherapy staff, and under-graduate students.

To help secure, across both THHT sites, a professional, efficient and patient-centred musculo-skeletal outpatient service

To provide day to day management of the therapy services, taking responsibility delegated from the Therapy Manager, and deputising as appropriate and necessary.To initiate and support service evaluation and development in line with Trust strategy, commissioning requirements and department needs, in conjunction with the Therapy Manager.

To assist in the managing of the orthopaedic department alongside other Band 7s.

Person Specification



  • Shortlist
  • Reserve
  • Reject

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

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

The Hillingdon Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Mount Vernon Hospital

Rickmansworth Road



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