Specialised Physiotherapist

St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 a year pa pr inclusive of HCAS (20%)
Closing date
4 Jun 2023

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

Full time position providing assessment and treatment of MSK patients, leading group exercise classes, supervising band 5s and students.

To develop and maintain close working relationships with physiotherapy colleagues,referring clinicians and other disciplines within St George's Healthcare Trust, neighbouring CCGs and Social Services, etc as appropriate.

Face to face interviews: 22nd June

Main duties of the job

Successful candidates will work for a leading MSK outpatient department with a wide variety of rotations. As a teaching hospital they will have lots of opportunity for personal and professional development and have the opportunity to work with experienced advanced physiotherapy practitioners and consultant physiotherapists.
  • High quality assessment and treatment skills for MSK patients
  • Good organisation and time management
  • Works autonomously and able to manage a busy MSK caseload
  • Leading classes and the delivery of group interventions
  • Supporting training and supervision of junior staff and students.

**Please see the attached supporting job description and person specification document, which contains more information about the role and requirements. Please ensure your application refers to the job description and person specification**

About us

St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provide services from two main hospitals, St George's Hospital and Queen Mary's Hospital, and two health centres, St Johns Therapy Centre, and The Nelson Centre.With over 9,000 dedicated staff caring for patients around the clock, we are the largest healthcare provider in southwest London.

Our main site, St George's Hospital in Tooting - one of the country's principal teaching hospitals - is shared with St George's, University of London, which trains medical students and carries out advanced medical research. St George's Hospital also hosts the St George's, University of London and Kingston University Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences, which is responsible for training a wide range of healthcare professionals from across the region.

Job description

Job responsibilities

**Please see the attached supporting job description and person specification document, which contains more information about the role and requirements. Please ensure your application refers to the job description and person specification**

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • oDegree or equivalent in physiotherapy
  • oHPC registration
  • oEvidence of CPD in musculoskeletal physiotherapy in the form of a detailed personal development portfolio


  • oRelevant special interest group membership
  • oWorking towards MSc or MACP membership



  • oMinimum 2 years post registration experience
  • oOut-patient musculoskeletal physiotherapy to include
  • o Consultant referrals
  • o GP referrals
  • o Rheumatology
  • oOrthopaedic In-patients
  • oLone working eg on call/GP surgery
  • oMinimum 8 months post registration clinical experience in musculoskeletal care
  • oParticipation in on-call and weekend rota
  • oExperience of chronic pain management and knowledge of different approaches in pain management
  • oAbility to formulate a sound prognosis and advise other members of the MDT
  • oSkilled in exercise prescription
  • oPosture analysis and biomechanical assessment skills
  • ooGood working knowledge of the principles of electrotherapy and its application to the management of musculoskeletal conditions Leave in or take out?
  • oExperience with patients with high depression and anxiety score


  • oPrevious experience at Band 6 level
  • oExperience of
  • oHydrotherapy
  • oWomen's Health
  • oHands and Plastics
  • oA&E
  • oClasses/Group work/Circuits
  • oChronic Pain Management
  • oWorking in a GP Practice
  • oTeaching experience in in-service programmes
  • oLectures to other members of the MDT
  • oExperience of the research process
  • o18 months to 2 years of Band 5 rotations in an NHS setting
  • oCommittee membership eg health and safety

Skills and knowledge


  • oCompetent manual therapy techniques of peripheral and spinal areas and including myofascial; neurological and skeletal systems
  • oGood assessment skills based on a sound clinical reasoning approach including assessment of symptom behaviour, history taking and gathering of physical/objective testing and hypothesis formation
  • oRemains updated with relevant professional practice and new research/ research papers
  • oAble to present information, written and orally in a clear and logical manner
  • oUnderstands the legal responsibilities of the profession
  • oAble to motivate self and others
  • oAbility to analyse research papers
  • oGood presentation skills
  • oProven organisational skills
  • oAble to work effectively in a team
  • oAble to keep accurate, legal notes in English (POMR)
  • oAble to prioritise and delegate
  • oUnderstanding and experience of quality and audit
  • oUnderstands importance of statistics
  • oAble to participate in weekend and on call emergency duties
  • oAbility to work autonomously
  • oLone working ability particularly in GP surgeries and on-call
  • oAbility to comprehend and work within the Trust's policies of data protection, equal opportunities and Health and Safety to meet the differing needs of the diverse patient population
  • oFlexible
  • oEmpathic and compassionate
  • oReliable and logical
  • oCompassionate
  • oGood communicator
  • oGood time management


  • oPost registration projects
  • oUndertaken audit projects
  • oUsed individual performance review system
  • oGood computer skills including word, excel and power point



  • oCompliance with Trust's No Smoking Policy and Dress Code Policy
  • oProfessional attitude/behaviour
  • oGood time management
  • oPhysically fit and able to comply with Trust manual handling guidelines
  • oAbility to work within a stressful and unpredictable environment
  • oAble to carry out moderate to intense physical effort throughout the working day and carry out concurrent activities

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