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MSK Physiotherapist

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Kirkby in Ashfield
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
This is an opportunity for an aspiring MSK Physiotherapist to join the integrated musculoskeletal service offering assessment and treatment to Patients within Mid Nottinghamshire.

As part of the Community Health Services Division in Nottinghamshire Healthcare we provide musculoskeletal services working within the Mid Nottinghamshire Alliance MSK pathway, MSK Together. This consists of collaborative working with our primary care colleagues, first contact practitioners, triage team and secondary care colleagues. The MSK Physiotherapy service has strong links with local pain services, secondary care orthopaedics and the specialist spinal unit at Nottingham University Hospital Trust. We are looking for an individual, who is an excellent team member, is self-motivated and able to deliver evidence based MSK physiotherapy services in a friendly and supportive environment, working with wider MSK teams within the integrated service.

This post is eligible for a Golden Hello payment of �2,750 for new starters who are external to the Trust. This is payable in 3 instalments over a 2 year period. This payment is only eligible to new starters who do not already hold a contract of employment with the Trust. This post also includes paid enhancements for unsocial hours working during night, weekends and bank holidays.

Main duties of the job

An ability to work under pressure and to be able to respond and adapt to changes is a must in the current NHS environment. You will be responsible for delivering high quality, patient focused physiotherapy interventions to all service users as part of the Musculoskeletal Therapy Team. Linking with First Contact Practitioner Physiotherapists in Primary Care Networks is an essential role to offer clinical management of a wide variety of both acute & chronic musculoskeletal conditions. Care will be offered through a variety of platforms- face to face, virtual, 1:1 and group settings. We currently offer a number of group sessions, for example ESCAPE pain and are seeking to further develop our rehabilitation offer. Involvement in service transformation will be a key part of the job.

A full UK driving license and vehicle for business use is required for this post however reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled individuals in line with the Equality Act 2010.

About us

Nottinghamshire Healthcare employs over 10,000 colleagues who help #MakeADifference every day. We provide intellectual disability, mental health, community health, forensic and offender healthcare services across Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire. Care is delivered from over 120 sites within the community from acute settings and across low, medium and high secure environments including prisons.

As one of the largest mental health and community trusts in the East Midlands and one of the biggest employers in Nottinghamshire. We are also home to national and regional services such as the National High Secure Deaf Service and the Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health.

We are committed to flexible and agile working, including the opportunity to join our bank.

Your health and wellbeing is our priority and as such we invest significantly in this via our in-house Occupational Health Service, Staff Counselling Service and Health and Wellbeing Team.

We offer a number of employee-led staff networks, including Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) groups, our Green Champions Network, Freedom to Speak Up Network. Health and Wellbeing Champions Network and Menopause Champions. We provide care to a diverse range of communities and are passionate about supporting diversity and inclusion in the Trust.

If you believe in our values of Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork, then we would love to hear from you!


Job description

Job responsibilities

The successful applicant will be fully supported by the clinical team leads and we have a varied skill mix within the team. You will be expected to participate with the in-service training programme & the supervision of students & junior staff

We have a structured in-service training programme, regular clinical supervision, mentoring and peer support.

We are committed to CPD and promoting evidence-based practice and a high standard of care throughout the service

To manage a personal caseload using specialist physiotherapeutic assessment for patients who may have complex and diverse presentations, determine clinical diagnosis and plan appropriate management and treatment using specialist clinical reasoning skills and a wide range of therapeutic techniques

To assist clinical triage of patients with complex conditions as required

To be a specialist practitioner and act as a role model to staff to empower and develop more junior team members skills

Person Specification



  • HCPC registration
  • BSc/Diploma in Physiotherapy.
  • Specialist knowledge of musculoskeletal physiotherapy underpinned by theory, postgraduate courses



  • Clinical Educator
  • Post graduate MSK training



  • Significant experience at Band 5 or equivalent level in treatment of patients with musculoskeletal pathology
  • Varied rotational experience


  • Previous experience at Band 6 level or equivalent
  • NHS experience
  • Ability to undertake audit
  • Supervisory Experience



  • Specialist knowledge of musculoskeletal physiotherapy underpinned by theory and postgraduate courses


  • Evidence based practice
  • Understanding of national and local priorities



  • Effective team working
  • Ability to plan, organise, delegate and prioritise own work
  • Ability to time manage and respond quickly to change.
  • Self motivated and able to work as an effective team member
  • Excellent communication skills, ability to demonstrate negotiation, motivation, empathy and tact.
  • To be flexible, forward thinking
  • Ability to teach and pass on knowledge
  • Self motivated and able to work as an effective team member
  • Leadership skills


  • Presentation Skills
  • Teaching skills

Values and Behaviours


  • All colleagues are expected to demonstrate that they act in line with Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Values: Trust Honesty Respect Compassion Teamwork
  • All colleagues are expected to demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) and how it applies to their role. The Trust's expectations are highlighted within our EDI Policy, and associated EDI and Human Rights legislation

Employer details

Employer name

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Ashfield Health & Wellbeing Centre

Portland Street

Kirkby in Ashfield

NG17 7AE

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