Physiotherapist - Occupational Health

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rota
Closing date
1 Oct 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
An exciting opportunity is available for a competent musculoskeletal physiotherapist to join a friendly, and supportive team in the Occupational health department at Salisbury Foundation Trust. You will be invaluable in helping to improve the health and wellbeing of our NHS work staff and help the Trust with its commitment to fulfilling the NHS People Plan and People Promise. Occupational Health Physiotherapists utilise their skills to accelerate workers recovery from, or self management of, their musculoskeletal conditions and thereby assist their ability to undertake their jobs efficiently and effectively. You will also play a key role in helping to prevent or reduce sickness absence from musculoskeletal disorders. Full training will be provided with regards to developing your physiotherapy skills in occupational health and ergonomics such as undertaking ergonomic assessments, job task analysis, assessing fitness for work, vocational rehabilitation and mentoring. To find out more about the role, informal chats or informal departmental visits are welcomed.

Main duties of the job

As an autonomous practitioner within the Occupational Health Department, you will have the freedom and authority to initiate and implement a seamless episode of care to members of staff experiencing musculoskeletal problems through direct referrals into the Occupational Health department.

You will have the opportunity to treat a diverse range of staff, from a variety of environments, experiencing different clinical conditions. These conditions can range from tennis elbow to complex problems such as spinal disc protrusions.

The aim of the service is to provide easy and early access to a specialist physiotherapy service with the view to access treatment in a timely manner, which will help facilitate a safe and structured return to work plan.

Please see attached Job description and person specification for full details of roles and responsibilities

About us

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust (SFT) is an innovative hospital with a proud heritage and over 250 years of experience behind us. Here we're driven to deliver an outstanding experience for everyone and have been well regarded for the quality of care and treatment we continue to provide for our patients and also our staff.

We are an acute Trust, rated Good by the CQC, with a track record of high performance providing regional and super regional specialist services such as: Burns, Plastics & Reconstructive Surgery, Wessex Regional Genetics Laboratory, Wessex Rehabilitation, Spires Cleft Centre and the Duke of Cornwall Spinal Treatment Centre. We have about 470 beds and employ over 4000 staff.

We support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. We think working here is pretty rewarding. You can access a range of NHS discounts, receive a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme. On-site benefits include car parking (fee applies), leisure center, day nursery and holiday play scheme.

Salisbury is an attractive place to live and work and really gives you the best of everything. With easy access to London and local airports, the city of Southampton is only a short train or car journey away or if you prefer the sea, Bournemouth is also accessible. Don't just take our word for it, why not explore what Salisbury has to offer by visiting

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Trust is proud of its commitment to the health and well being of all its employees. To support our service further, we are excited to recruit an additional Physiotherapist.

We promise a kind and enthusiastic team, focused on our values of being professional, kind, responsive, patient centered and safe. We are passionate about providing a quality Occupational Health, Safety and Well being service to our 4,000 staff so if you would like to work within this fantastic team and service, please apply

Please see attached Job description and person specification for full details of roles and responsibilities

Person Specification



  • Degree or diploma in Physiotherapy
  • HPC registration
  • 3 years post qualified


  • Occupational health experience



  • working with adults in a rehabilitation role

Employer details

Employer name

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust


Occupational health, Salisbury Foundation trust

Odstock Road



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