MSK Physiotherapist

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Physiotherapist, Other allied health
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
Job summary

Do you want to make a real difference to the patient experience? Do you want to be part of a forward thinking, dynamic, friendly innovative team? If the answer is yes, we have the job for you. An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Physiotherapist to join the Musculoskeletal Outpatient Physiotherapy team working for Dorset HealthCare University NHS Trust based at Portland Community Hospital. As a key member of the team you will find the experience challenging, rewarding and varied.

You would be joining our team working in our friendly Community Hospital at Portland . The Outpatient Physio team have strong links to the local community in the area. Within Dorset HealthCare Trust, we work closely with the MSK Orthopaedic Interface service (known as Dorset MSK) and our local hospitals. Through these links, we can further your experience to expand your knowledge and skills and provide career development opportunities. As a University Health Trust we make the most of our links to Bournemouth and Winchester Universities and are expanding our involvement in research projects. You should be a committed, dynamic, motivated professional having good organisational skills, the ability to prioritise your work and excellent communication skills.

If you are committed to provision of a high level of care through evidence based practice and your own personal development then we will support your professional and personal development.

Main duties of the job

The main responsibilities will be
  • To work autonomously to provide skilled assessment and treatment/management for a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions including those with complex needs. Referrals are received from GP, Orthopaedics, Rheumatology, MIU/A+E, self referral and other NHS colleagues. When appropriate onward referral to other services may be required.
  • To support the development of students and other colleagues . This will include being a student educator and being involved in In-house training
  • To assist the Team Lead in the management of the Physiotherapy Service i.e triage, service development

Personal Qualities
  • Excellent at communicating , sometimes within a complex situation and with patients with complex needs.
  • Able to work within a team and independently
  • Able to work flexibly and possibly within challenging situations
  • Forward thinking and positive so able to find solutions to problems

About us

At Dorset HealthCare we're on a mission to empower people to make the most of their lives through our outstanding, joined-up healthcare services. We're a dynamic, forwardlooking Trust, running 12 community hospitals, specialist inpatient facilities and a wide range of integrated community and mental health services for a population of almost 800,000 people.We do things differently here - it's one of the reasons the CQC rated us 'outstanding' in 2019. It's also why 95% of patients across our services say they have a good or very good experience of our services and 89% of staff feel they can really make a difference.Whether you're looking to work with us in one of our bustling market towns, vibrant urban locations, thriving seaside spots, or among the rolling hills of Dorset, there are lots of ways you can make a difference in our communities.Our 7,000-strong workforce is at the heart of what we do and our success is a testament to our brilliant people. We're all about building a workplace for the future, we believe in equal opportunities and we celebrate diversity. We're an inclusive workplace, where everyone is welcome, everyone can be authentic, and we are all encouraged to be the best version of ourselves.Working with us you'll be part of a strong team, challenge yourself, build a career, and teach us what we don't know. And you'll be working towards our vision to be better every day through excellence, compassion and expertise in all we do.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For the main duties and responsibilities for this role please read the attached job description and person specification. When completing your application please ensure your supporting statement reflects the criteria set out in these documents by showing how your experience and skills apply to this post.

Dorset HealthCare is in partnership with The Princes Trustto support people getting into work, as part of this partnership, we offer an employability service to support individuals between 16-30 years old with application writing, interview skills and other employment support. Please contact to access the support.

Person Specification

Knowledge,skills and training


  • Bsc Hons/Masters in Physiotherapy
  • NHS Experience in Msk physiotherapy
  • Evidence of relevant post graduate training in Musculoskeletal physiotherapy
  • Evidence to show competency in musculoskeletal physiotherapy enabling the post holder to autonomously assess, diagnose and treat own caseload.
  • Evidence of knowledge of current best practice in musculoskeletal physiotherapy to inform clinical decision making.

Job specific experience


  • Evidence of wide and varied experience in musculoskeletal physiotherapy assessment and treatment within the NHS
  • Ability to work independently and responsibly as an autonomous practitioner without direct supervision
  • Ability to initiate and lead on service improvements
  • Good assessment and treatment skills in musculoskeletal physiotherapy setting.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team

Managerial/supervisory experience


  • Experience of supervising others i.e., less experienced staff and students.
  • Ability to be well organized and manage time effectively to manage a demanding workload to agreed timescales.
  • Experience of providing teaching for other physiotherapy colleagues and students

Excellent Communication


  • Ability to communicate effectively despite potential barriers to communication.
  • Excellent communication skills with a wide variety of people

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