MSK Physiotherapist and Hand Therapist (split role)

Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
15 Jun 2023

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Physiotherapist, Other allied health
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking to recruit a Hand Therapist and MSK Physiotherapist (split role) to join our dedicated and motivated team on a full time permanent basis. Part time and flexible working will be considered. The role is a split physiotherapy position, with equal time spent with the hand therapy and MSK physiotherapy outpatient teams. You will work alongside an established team of Physiotherapists who are committed to providing the highest standard of patient care.

The position will provide a broad range of both peripheral and spinal problems that present in both an acute and persistent manner. Rotations within the MSK outpatient role include aquatic therapy, long term conditions and chronic pain, acute presentations (e.g from ED) and a variety of group based classes. You will be expected to manage your own caseload of patients and work closely within the MSK and hand therapy teams, as well as the wider MDT.

There potential to be involved in the FCP service and advance skillset towards this in line with the FCP/AP Roadmap.

Main duties of the job

Assess and treat a variety of MSK and hand therapy conditions whilst working as part of a team to promote and develop evidence based care. Whilst managing your own case load, you will also be part of a full and constantly evolving training and development programme. You will be expected to rotate through a variety of MSK specialist roles, alongside your hand therapy role, whilst receiving expert clinical guidance and support. The role also includes an expectation to support band 5 and student colleagues.

About us

Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is committed to providing patients, visitors and staff with a high quality and safe environment.Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital (BNHH) and Royal Hampshire County Hospital (RHCH) both provide a full range of planned and emergency services including accident and emergency, general and specialist surgery, general medicine, intensive care, rehabilitation, chemotherapy, diagnostic services, maternity, neonatal, gynaecology, paediatric care and outpatient clinics.

HHFT Therapies provides MSK services at Alton, Basingstoke and Winchester, as well as some FCP roles within GP Practices and clinics run out of Andover War Memorial Hospital.

The post holder will uphold the Trusts core values:

Compassioncaring about our patients and our staff

Accountable and responsible, always improving

Respectfor all colleagues, patients and their families

Encouragingand challenging each other to always do our best

Job description

Job responsibilities

Further information about the Trust and this role can be found on the Job Description and Person Specification document attached.

Happy to Talk Flexible Working - all requests for flexible and part time working will be considered.

Person Specification

Training and Qualifications


  • BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, Grad Dip Phys or equivalent
  • HCPC registration
  • Indemity insurance


  • CSP membership
  • Formal splint training
  • Working towards British Association of Hand Therapists - Accredited Hand Therapist Qualification.

Knowledge and Experience


  • Evidence of recent and continuous appropriate band 5 rotational experience including orthopaedics.
  • Demonstrate effective management of own workload and autonomous practice
  • Evidence of undertaking relevant post graduate training/ CPD including reflective practice
  • Knowledge & experience in a wide range of MSK conditions (including hands and rheumatology) and good awareness of evidence based practice.


  • Previous Band 6 experience
  • Show evidence of doing or have potential to supervise and teach more junior staff, students and other members of the healthcare team
  • Relevant project or service improvement work
  • Evidence of researching HHFT as an employer
  • Experience or interest in audit

Skills and Ability


  • Effective verbal and written communication & interpersonal skills.
  • Deputise for more senior therapists
  • Demonstrate understanding and appropriate application of all principles surrounding risk management, data protection, consent, confidentiality etc


  • Presentation skills
  • An interest in management of long term conditions

Other Specific Requirements


  • Flexible approach to working hours and site of work
  • Committed to maintaining improving own standards
  • Committed to providing high quality care as demanded through the Clinical Governance Agenda
  • Able to occasionally deal with distressing circumstances pertaining either to patients or colleagues


  • Able to recognise stress in others & act on it appropriately
  • Able to maintain judgement under pressure

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

Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Basingstoke Hospital


RG24 9NA

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