Band 5 Physiotherapist in Rheumatology

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
6 Jun 2023

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Job summary

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced and motivated physiotherapist to join our Outpatients Therapy Team at Weston General Hospital, part of UHBW NHS Foundations Trust (CQC rated Good). This is a fixed term, full-time post based at Weston General Hospital.

The role is a maternity cover position supporting and managing referrals from the Rheumatology multidisciplinary team in UHBW. Your role is based within the MSK Outpatient Therapies Dept, working closely with the clinical and admin teams within MSK Physiotherapy, as well as the Rheumatology MDT. Previous experience in treating Rheumatology patients is desirable.

You will be supported by highly skilled and experienced band 7s, the wider MSK team and the Adult Therapies MSK Pathway and Divisional Lead. You will have the opportunity to participate in a robust in-service-training .

Main duties of the job

Static band 5 physiotherapist roles require previous experience across different core rotations. The post-holder will act as an autonomous practitioner, providing physiotherapy assessment and treatment, and managing their own patient caseload within a speciality team, with the support and mentoring of senior specialist physiotherapists. They will supervise and train junior members of staff, Technical Instructors and Students as required. The post-holder will support and manage Rheumatology Team referrals as part of the Musculoskeletal Therapy service

Working patterns include late working shifts and may include weekend working.

About us

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as 'Good' overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward-thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact. Our hospitals are spread across Bristol and Weston, join us and you can enjoy the very best of both worlds; city living within a stone's throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, both with easy access to all that the South West has to offer. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we're meeting our pledge

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a more detailed job description and main responsibilities, please refer to the job description document attached to this vacancy.

Person Specification



  • Degree or Diploma in Physiotherapy
  • Health Professions Council registered
  • Demonstrate a broad range of clinical undergraduate experience


  • Member of Chartered society of Physiotherapy

Skills and Abilities


  • Effective communication skills both verbal & written
  • Planning & organisational skills
  • Demonstrate assessment, analytical & reflective skills
  • Understanding of role within MDT
  • Demonstrate the ability to carry out assessments & interventions, including manual therapy & therapeutic handling
  • Ability to carry out moderate to intense physical effort throughout the working day & carryout concurrent activities
  • Ability to work in a stressful environment
  • Ability to meet deadlines & work under pressure
  • Demonstrate enthusiasm & a willingness to learn
  • Demonstrate empathy & resilience
  • Able to travel between sites
  • Basic Information Technology Skills
  • A flexible approach to work


  • Leadership Skills
  • Ability to effect & manage change
  • Evidence of having undertaken some research or audit project

Knowledge & Experience


  • Evidence of core rotation experience at undergraduate level
  • Experience of team working


  • Evidence of extra responsibilities taken at undergraduate level
  • Evidence of rheumatological experience at undergraduate and post graduate level

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