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Band 5 to 6 Physiotherapist in MSK Outpatients

Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
5 Mar 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Part Time
We're looking for an exceptional Physiotherapist and we want to hear from you! We're a successful Trust with a strong commitment to delivering the highest standards of clinical quality, patient care and staff experience. The key to our success is simple: our people. Their experience, knowledge, passion and ideas are our greatest resource. Your job, alongside your team colleagues, will be to deliver an excellent MSK Out-Patient Physiotherapy service, with experience being particularly gained in supporting adults and children with Rheumatological conditions.

You will be working with our current team and our system partners to ensure our patients receive timely and expert musculoskeletal assessment and access appropriate pathway driven care. You will work in a Band 5 role, working towards fulfilling a B6 role, or as an established Band 6, within the MSK Out-Patient Team, dependent on your level of clinical experience in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, which we will discuss at interview.

Together with your energy and commitment to our public service, you will be able to make a huge difference. We're looking for a skilled physiotherapist, with experience in musculoskeletal physiotherapy, and an interest in rheumatology, who is keen to work with our current team and system partners to develop services and deliver excellent musculoskeletal care.

Main duties of the job

As a member of the MSK Out-Patient Physiotherapy Team, you will support the Team Leads for MSK Out-patient Physiotherapy to develop and deliver the Musculoskeletal (MSK) Physiotherapy Service, including working in Rheumatology. Alongside other team members, you'll embody our proud to CARE values to contribute to a truly inclusive workplace.

At the heart of this role is providing specialised MSK physiotherapy assessment, treatment and rehabilitation, including identifying appropriate treatment pathways for our patients. You will be working collaboratively with our current team, which includes ESP and FCP clinicians, and our system partners, developing and implementing the plans, procedures and governance to contribute to the system wide Musculoskeletal Service.

We are not shy about celebrating our people at the Trust and taking them with us on our collaborative, system working journey, we want you to contribute to developing the MSK Physiotherapy Service at our Trust.

Here's a message from Sharon Wood, one of our Professional & Service Development Lead's in Physiotherapy: If you have experience in and a passion for musculoskeletal and rheumatology physiotherapy and believe your motivation can help us work with our system partners to deliver the excellent Physiotherapy service our patients deserve, come and join us! I'd love to welcome you in our MSK team.

About us

We provide a full range of district general services including urgent and emergency care, specialist children's services, maternity and community midwifery. We also offer primary care through three GP practices with eight surgeries between them. Our vision is exceptional care provided by exceptional people. Our mission is to bring our people, communities and partners together- providing patient care we can all be proud of. Your energy and leadership will be critical to our success.

We are firmly rooted in the founding principles of the NHS, and we have built on this by Leading the Chesterfield Way, and with our Proud to CARE values. This means leading with care, openness, integrity and embedding an inclusive culture. We know that people have a life and responsibilities outside of work and we offer flexibility and a whole raft of support to care for your physical and mental wellbeing. This role is hugely important to us and we look forward to hearing from you.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description and person specification for further details. Recruitment to this role will require a face-to-face interview and skills test.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • HCPC Registered / pending
  • Degree in Physiotherapy / pending



  • Undergraduate / Postgraduate Physiotherapy experience
  • Undergraduate / Postgraduate Physiotherapy experience within MSK/ Orthopaedics Out-patient Physiotherapy


  • Stable periods of employment / volunteering within relevant settings
  • Undergraduate / Postgraduate Physiotherapy experience within an acute Trust, in a variety of specialities, particularly In-patient Orthopaedics
  • Undergraduate / Postgraduate Physiotherapy experience within a community MSK/ Orthopaedic/ Rheumatology Out-Patient Physiotherapy service

Skills and Knowledge


  • Demonstrate an understanding of appropriate MSK/ Orthopaedics/ Rheumatology Out-patient physiotherapy assessment and treatment techniques in a range of clinical situations.
  • Demonstrate good clinical reasoning skills across a range of MSK/ Orthopaedics/ Rheumatology Outpatient physiotherapy clinical situations
  • Evidence of IT competence.


  • Familiar with research/ audit process

Personal Attributes


  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills written, verbal and non-verbal.
  • Demonstrate a specific interest in the role advertised.
  • Demonstrate a specific interest in working at Chesterfield Royal Hospital
  • Flexible attitude to working.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work within a team and understand team dynamics.
  • Demonstrate enthusiasm and initiative.
  • Willingness to respond positively to change.
  • Has a professional manner.
  • Willingness to undertake post-graduate study and CPD
  • Car driver / access to transport for weekend or on-call working purposes


  • Evidence of work as a reflective practitioner.
  • Holistic approach to patient care.

Demonstrates Trust Values


  • Proud to CARE Compassion, Ambition, Respect, Encouragement.

Employer details

Employer name

Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Chesterfield Royal Hospital



S44 5BL

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