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MSK Physiotherapist Outpatients- Band 7

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
The Physiotherapy Outpatients department are seeking an experienced Physiotherapist with a special interest in MSK to join their excellent team of therapists.

You would join a well-established and highly skilled team of Physiotherapists and Hand Therapists who work across three satellite clinics with excellent Technical Instructor and administrative support

The service sits within the dynamic and evolving Therapy group which brings all Therapy services together to work in collaboration to ensure strong governance and leadership. Within the group there are opportunities for multi-professional learning and service development.

Hours per week: 37.5

Shift pattern: Mon - Fri

Main duties of the job

This post will involve managing a varied caseload of MSK conditions. The successful applicant will demonstrate excellent communication skills and enthusiasm to deliver high quality, patient centred care.

The post holder will provide assessment and treatment for a range of MSK acute and long term conditions, manage own caseload, provide timely treatment and discharge by following set protocols. Be confident to practice autonomously, support junior staff members with clinical and non clinical task . Work closely with Therapy Service Lead to improve service outcome and support in expansion of the service. Work closely with the admin team in providing the best patient experience.

The post holder will be responsible for supervising Junior staff members and students on placement. The role is expected to have elements of managerial responsibilities as a senior team memebr.

We offer a paper light service by using Systm One for record keeping and electronic exercise prescription.

About us

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides hospital services to a growing population of around 700,000 people living across Bedfordshire and the surrounding areas across two busy hospital sites in Bedford and Luton. Both hospital sites offer key services such as A& E, Obstetrics-led Maternity and Paediatrics.

You will be joining a friendly, high performing Trust committed to ensuring the health and wellbeing of staff. As one of the largest NHS Trusts in our region you will have access to a programme of high quality training and development to help you grow your career.

We have state-of-the art facilities placing us at the heart of cutting edge health care. The Trust continues to be committed to delivering the best patient care using the best clinical knowledge and technology available.

Please note that vacancies may close prior to the advertised closing date when sufficient number of applications have been received. Please ensure that you make your application as soon as possible.

All new staff will be subject to a probationary period covering their first six months in post. Travel between hospital sites may be required.

Please review all documents attached to this advert to ensure you familiarize yourself with all requirements of the job.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To work as a clinical specialist Physiotherapist in MSK Outpatients, which includes assessment and diagnostics to incorporate the use of medical procedures such as blood tests and imaging.
  • To work alongside the MDT to provide a service for patients with MSK conditions, triaging referrals, consulting with patients, reviewing them within agreed pathways and making clinical judgements related to future care as indicated.
  • To undertake the advanced assessment and treatment of patients within the MSK speciality who may have a complex and/or chronic presentation. To determine a clinical diagnosis, to treat as indicated and to maintain records as an autonomous practitioner.
  • To manage your own clinical and personal professional development, using your acquired knowledge to assist team education and development for an optimum provision of future patient car

Please see job description and person specification provided. If further information is required, please speak to our contact on advert.

Person Specification



  • Degree or equivalent in Physiotherapy
  • Current HCPC registration & Member of CSP
  • Relevant CPD


  • Research background within a clinical environment
  • member of Special interest group



  • Wide ranging post graduate clinical experience with substantial involvement in the MSK speciality
  • Experience of working within an MDT in the NHS
  • Experience of imaging and other clinical on-line systems
  • Experience of supervising less experienced staff and students


  • Project Management experience
  • Use of electronic record keeping e.g. SystmOne
  • Experience of service leadership and of operational management of staff including HR procedures



  • Proven specialist clinical knowledge in Musculoskeletal speciality including highly developed understanding of advanced assessment and treatment
  • Proven understanding of clinical governance with risk management, its importance and an awareness of how it is carried out
  • Experience of handling complaints.
  • Experience in large Caseload management.


  • Knowledge of national agenda, CQC and development involving Physiotherapy
  • Understand relevant NICE guidelines associated with MSK Orthopaedics and Rheumatology and how they impact on service provision



  • Ability to disseminate complex information to others in a clear and logical manner, maintain relationships with profession and multidisciplinary teams.
  • Able to problem solve, ability to work under pressure, ability to work within tight deadlines and effective stress management
  • Able to assess, plan and progress treatments appropriately with Empathetic approach.
  • Competent computer skills, enthusiasm for learning, assertiveness, experience in motivating and empowering staff and patients


  • Ability to manipulate data and produce reports related to activity

Employer details

Employer name

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


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