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Senior Physiotherapist B6 - MSK

Employer
University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Dorset
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa/pro rata
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Profession
Physiotherapist
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
At University Hospitals Dorset, we take pride in investing in the professional growth of our Band 6 Physiotherapists. This commitment to development has led to the recent promotions of several team members into Band 7 roles. Now, exciting opportunities have emerged for us to recruit talented individuals into the vacated Band 6 positions within our MSK department in both permanent and fixed term positions.By joining our Band 6 rotation, you will gain access to our comprehensive in-house training and development programme, paving the way for your own career advancement. There is opportunity to work across our two sites and with patients referred from orthopaedics, primary and secondary care as well as self-referral.

University Hospitals Dorset has been created following the merger of Poole, and Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Trusts. As a large NHS foundation trust, we can offer a wide range of rotations to develop your skills. Our close affiliation with two local Higher Education Institutions is mutually beneficial and offers great opportunities to advance your career and inspire the next generation of physiotherapists.

Our Christchurch site has recently benefited from a million-pound refurbishment, providing two spacious physiotherapy gyms and consulting rooms.

Base Location: Christchurch or Poole Hospital

Interview Date: TBC

Main duties of the job

Successful candidates will be responsible for the clinically reasoned assessment and evidence-based treatment of patients presenting with musculoskeletal pathology. As a Senior Physiotherapist you will be encouraged to develop your clinical skills and to participate in the supervision of junior staff, students and therapy technicians. We have a comprehensive in-service training program and a highly skilled and experienced senior workforce who can support your development.

UHD is a major trauma centre and currently undergoing a transformation process as our two trusts merge. As such there are excellent opportunities to develop your skills in this area. Our more senior clinicians are well established in the fracture clinic, elective clinics, FCP and ED. We encourage our staff to upskill wherever possible and are always looking out for motivated team members to step into enhanced roles.

Our rotations encompass
  • Spinal/upper and lower limb
  • Hand therapy
  • In house work at local GP surgeries
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Rehab classes


About us

We recognise the growing preference of maintaining an interest in a variety of clinical areas and support flexibility in roles, we promote the importance of a good work life balance and will consider requests provided the core needs of the service are met.

We are open to applications from both aspirational and established clinicians who are team players and passionate about delivering quality, patient centred services. These roles are open to job share and part time applicants. Please get in touch if you would like to find out more or visit us in person.

Our values define who we are as #TeamUHD. They underpin everything we do now and in the future. They define how we treat our patients, visitors, and each other, our valued teammates and colleagues.

UHD are investing in services across the Trust, with many being transformed and developed following merger and the New Hospital Programme.

This means that some services may move site this year or next, either temporarily or long term. Recruiting Managers interviewing for this role will be happy to answer any specific questions that you have at interview.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Successful candidates will be responsible for the clinically reasoned assessment and evidence-based treatment of patients presenting with musculoskeletal pathology. As a Senior Physiotherapist you will be encouraged to develop your clinical skills and to participate in the supervision of junior staff, students and therapy technicians. We have a comprehensive in-service training program and a highly skilled and experienced senior workforce who can support your development.

UHD is a major trauma centre and currently undergoing a transformation process as our two trusts merge. As such there are excellent opportunities to develop your skills in this area. Our more senior clinicans are well established in the fracture clinic, elective clinics, FCP and ED. We encourage our staff to upskill wherever possible and are always looking out for motivated team members to step into enhanced roles.

Our rotations encompass
  • Spinal/upper and lower limb
  • Hand therapy
  • In house work at local GP surgeries
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Rehab classes

We recognise the growing preference of maintaining an interest in a variety of clinical areas and support flexibility in roles, we promote the importance of a good work life balance and will consider requests provided the core needs of the service are met.

We are open to applications from both aspirational and established clinicians who are team players and passionate about delivering quality, patient centred services. These roles are open to job share and part time applicants. Please get in touch if you would like to find out more or visit us in person.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Honours BSc. or equivalent in Physiotherapy
  • HCPC Registration


Desirable

  • Post-grad M-level study in a relevant clinical subject in addition to essential criteria


Experience

Essential

  • Minimum 2 years of post-graduate experience that includes inpatient and outpatient working in NHS or near equivalent all-round MSK spinal and peripheral experience.


Desirable

  • Recognised validated MSK specialist education and training eg. McKenzie Institute, MACP, SoMM.


Technical skills and competencies

Essential

  • Proven experience and skills in the assessment, diagnosis and management of a caseload of adults with MSK pathology
  • Familiarity with patient pathways and management options within the NHS
  • Proven team-working aptitudes and experience
  • Proven initiative and prioritisation of working in the clinical environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including proven listening and communication skills
  • Demonstrable ability to work in a busy environment and withstand pressure
  • To be competent to deal calmly and professionally with patients, relative and colleagues


Desirable

  • Trained/educated in clinical skills associated with extended scope of practice in MSK Therapy such as IR(ME)R acupuncture, Xray interpretation et cetera.
  • Experience in the formulation and delivery of clinical and information governance systems, clinical operational procedural documentation as would be necessary in a specific healthcare setting eg. a GP practice


Knowledge

Essential

  • Demonstrable familiarity with the NHS MSK pathways, the MSK Multidisciplinary team, Primary and secondary healthcare interfaces, technical terms, policies and legislative procedures as they apply to the management of patients referred to your service for further management
  • Ability to work independently when supervision is scheduled rather that constantly available for reference.


Personal attributes

Essential

  • Self-motivation and reliability
  • Ability to respond positively to change.


Language

Essential

  • Be able to speak English as necessary to undertake the role


Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust

Address

University Hospitals Dorset - All Sites

Dorset

BH15 2JB

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153-SP03044

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