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Team Lead MSK Physiotherapist/First Contact Practitioner

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 a year pa
Closing date
2 Oct 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity for a highly skilled, motivated and enthusiastic Team Lead Physiotherapist has arisen within the MSK physiotherapy Team at King's College Hospital. In addition to having a specialist clinical caseload in MSK you will also be part of the FCP practitioner service in South Southwark, working collaboratively with the local Primary Care Network.

With proven skills in the management of musculoskeletal disorders, the post holder must have excellent clinical communication and interpersonal skills, and be able to teach and develop staff and students of all grades working within the service. The post holder will be encouraged and supported to develop their clinical, teaching, research and managerial skills. A cohesive team approach is maintained through an established in-service training program and regular staff meetings. Attendance at post registration courses is supported.

You will join a team which includes MSK Consultant Physiotherapists, Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner Clinical Leads, and a large MSK team working across 3 sites, offering an excellent opportunity to develop your skills within a supportive and friendly environment.

You must have a degree or equivalent in Physiotherapy, and significant experience working in MSK. Registration with the Health Care Professions Council is essential for this post.

Main duties of the job


To be a physiotherapy clinical expert in the management of patients with musculoskeletal conditions for King's College Hospital.

To be a first contact practitioner for patients referred to the virtual fracture clinic (VFC) and to be a first contact practitioner clinics in GP practices, providing expert clinical intervention, developing and using advanced clinical practice as required.

The postholder will be required to train to work in other related clinics including musculoskeletal Clinical Assessment Triage Service (MCATS) and FCP as required.

To be responsible for some operational management and clinical leadership of physiotherapy services related to the VFC in conjunction with the Deputy Head of Physiotherapy.

To use expert physiotherapy knowledge skills to provide specialist support and advice to the musculoskeletal team, Orthopaedic consultants, Rheumatologists, Spinal Surgeons, GPs and other healthcare staff, and to manage own caseload of patients with highly complex conditions as an autonomous practitioner.

To ensure a high quality, effective and efficient physiotherapy service in the musculoskeletal outpatient department.

To be a member of the Physiotherapy Department Management team, contributing to planning and policy development in the physiotherapy department, and deputise for the Deputy Head of Physiotherapy as required.

About us

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK's largest and busiest teaching Trusts with a turnover of c�1 billion, 1.5 million patient contacts a year and more than 15,000 staff based across South East London. The Trust provides a full range of local and specialist services across its five sites. The trust-wide strategy of Strong Roots, Global Reachis our Vision to be BOLD, Brilliant people, Outstanding care, Leaders in Research, Innovation and Education, Diversity, Equality and Inclusion at the heart of everything we do. By being person-centred, digitally-enabled, and focused on sustainability, we aim to take Team King's to another level.

We are at a pivotal point in our history and we require individuals who are ready to join a highly professional team and make a real, lasting difference to our patients and our people.

King's is committed to delivering Sustainable Healthcare for All via our Green Plan. In line with national Greener NHS ambitions, we have set net zero carbon targets of 2040 for our NHS Carbon Footprint and 2045 for our NHS Carbon Footprint Plus. Everyone's contribution is required in order to meet the goals set out in our Green Plan and we encourage all staff to work responsibly, minimising their contributions to the Trust's carbon emissions, waste and pollution wherever possible.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see Full Job Description and Person Specification for complete details of this role. Documents are attached.

Person Specification



  • HCPC registration
  • Post graduate MSK experience
  • Evidence of suitable and ongoing CPD


  • Previous experience in Band 7 role
  • Previous FCP experience
  • Evidence of M level/ Level 7 learning
  • Knowledge / Understanding of the NHS

Employer details

Employer name

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


King's College Hospital

Denmark Hill



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