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Band 6 Rotational Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced and motivated Physiotherapists to join our musculoskeletal outpatient team at University Hospitals Bristol and Weston (UHBW) NHS Foundation Trust

As a result of supporting staff to go on secondment and career breaks, we have a permanent and a fixed term rotational musculoskeletal (MSK) band 6 physiotherapist posts, based on the Bristol site, with rotations including general outpatients, emergency department, aquatic physiotherapy, gym rehabilitation, rheumatology, long term pain, haemophilia, hand unit, pelvic health, trauma and orthopaedics and fracture clinic working alongside other physiotherapists, occupational therapists and therapy technicians.

Main duties of the job

Successful applicants will, manage their own caseload as an autonomous practitioner, providing physiotherapy assessment and treatment. You will work closely with the other members of the outpatient team and mentor band 5 colleagues, therapy technicians and undergraduate students as required.

You will be supported by highly skilled and experienced band 7s and 8a's across a range of specialities, the wider MSK team and the Adult Therapies MSK Pathway and Divisional Leads. As a teaching Trust we actively promote and encourage lifelong learning. You will have access to a robust in-service training programme, annual development review, coaching and mentoring. We can also support appropriate external training courses.

About us

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England.

UHBW has been rated by the CQC as 'Good' overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward-thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact. Our hospitals are spread across Bristol and Weston, join us and you can enjoy the very best of both worlds city living within a stone's throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, both with easy access to all that the South West has to offer. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we're meeting our pledge.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a more detailed job description and main responsibilities, please refer to the job description document attached to this vacancy.

We also wish to make candidates aware that for these roles we do not have any funding available to support successful candidates with relocation. As an organisation we will cover the cost of any Certificates of Sponsorships required for full-time posts, though that is the only cost we can support

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Person Specification

Knowledge and Experience


  • Experience of working as part of a Physiotherapy team and/ or multidisciplinary team
  • Contributing to clinical education of less experienced staff, students or assistants
  • Evidence of previous experience & participation in audit
  • Clinical supervision of students and assistant staff


  • Previous experience at Band 6 (or equivalent)

Skills and Abilities


  • Effective communication skills both verbal & written
  • Ability to work unsupervised
  • Ability to plan, prioritise & delegate
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Demonstrate Assessment, Analytical & Reflective skills across a diverse patient group
  • Ability to meet deadlines & work under pressure
  • Ability to effectively perform patient assessments & interventions, including manual therapy & therapeutic handling
  • Presentation skills
  • Ability to cope in a stressful environment undertaking moderate to intense physical effort throughout the working day and carrying out concurrent activities
  • Competent IT Skills
  • Knowledge of clinical governance and its application to physiotherapy


  • Ability to effect & manage change



  • Credible & mature attitude, which is recognised & respected by other staff
  • Demonstrates a commitment to own professional development
  • Committed to team working
  • Proactive attitude
  • Commitment to UHBW & Trust values: We are supportive, we are respectful, we are innovative, we are collaborative

Qualifications and Training


  • Degree or Diploma in Physiotherapy
  • Health Professions Council registered
  • A variety of experience in core areas as a postgraduate physiotherapist e.g. Care of the Elderly, T& O, musculoskeletal, respiratory & neurological, dealing with a wide range of patients with differing needs
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development
  • Previous musculoskeletal experience


  • Involvement in Relevant Special Clinical Interest Groups

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)


Trustwide - Bristol Royal Infirmary



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