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Highly Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 a year p.a. inc. pro rata
Closing date
23 Apr 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
Are you an experienced MSK Physiotherapist, keen to develop your physiotherapy and leadership skills in a forward thinking physiotherapy department?

We are a service with an excellent reputation for developing its staff to meet the demands of the changing healthcare climate and offer a wide range of learning opportunities.

Homerton's' Physiotherapy service provides rehabilitation in a supportive teaching hospital environment.

You will be supported to develop your skills andcompetencies with:
  • Regular senior MSK teaching
  • Dedicated MSK physiotherapy management support
  • Dedicated 1:1 band 8a supervision
  • Access to training in areas such as leadership, quality improvement and mentorship
  • Access to funding for courses and MSc modules

The role will include:
  • Mixed clinical caseload of secondary care MSK referrals
  • Opportunities to work alongside Trauma & Orthopaedic or Sports & Exercise Medicine Consultants in specific joint clinics.
  • Supervision opportunities - Band 6 / Band 5/ assistant physiotherapist.
  • Participation in the triaging and team lead rota (providing clinical and managerial support to the team in the department).

Main duties of the job

As a Band 7 you will work with our Physiotherapy team in our well-equipped Physiotherapy Department at Homerton Healthcare and satellite physiotherapy clinics across Hackney.

The successful candidate will be a key member of the team helping deliver clinical education and quality improvement projects throughout the service, as well as evidence-based, patient-centred, physiotherapy management to a varied caseload of musculoskeletal patients.

About us

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is a high performing and flourishing organisation serving the population of Hackney, East London, The City and beyond.

We are extremely proud of the fact that Homerton Hospital has attained the highest possible rating of Outstanding from the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Our integrated Trust provides comprehensive hospital and community health services for its local population and a range of specialist services for a wider group of patients. In addition, the Trust manages services out of St Leonard's Hospital and the Mary Seacole Nursing Home.

Homerton aims to ensure equality and value diversity, and we are committed to inclusion for all of our staff. This is reflected in our policies, procedures and People Plan. All of our staff are expected to embody our Trust values at all times.

We are also committed, through our Fair Recruitment Standards, to ensuring all applicants are treated fairly.

Homerton has a proud tradition of supporting and developing its staff, including its well-regarded and valued nursing community, and all staff are able to take advantage of a great range of benefits.

Homerton is proud to have been included on the HSJ & Nursing Times Best Places to Work list.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience, and knowledge required. For both documents, please view the attachment/s on this page.

The person specification below is not the full person specification but outlines the criteria against which your application form will be assessed.

Person Specification



  • HCPC registered Physiotherapist Degree/diploma in Physiotherapy
  • Post-graduate courses in related area


  • Member of the Chartered society of Physiotherapy.
  • Working towards Post graduate M level certification or equivalent
  • Member of relevant clinical special interest groups e.g., Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists

Skills / Abilities


  • Specialist Musculoskeletal assessment skills/clinical reasoning
  • Complex caseload managment
  • Communication patients & colleagues
  • Problem solving skills
  • Leadership & supervision experience in Musculoskeletal
  • Teaching & presentation skills, computer skills
  • Effective project management skills
  • Organisation/ prioritisation


  • Peristent pain management skills
  • Specialist clinical skills: Manipulation, Imaging request interpretation
  • Report writing Recruitment and selection skills



  • Management of complex acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries & rehabilitation
  • Audit/QI/ Service improvement
  • Experience at senior level in MSK outpatients


  • Working within a multicultural community
  • Management of sports related injuries and orthopaedic conditions



  • Evidence based practice
  • Knowledge of Musculoskeletal Rx approaches & philosophies
  • Awareness of NHS and current professional issues
  • Understanding of confidentiality issues


  • Audit/research methodologies.
  • Understanding of sports related MSK pathologies



  • Understanding and demonstration of the Trust Values.
  • Commitment to equal opportunities
  • Able to respond to pressure positively and appropriately

Employer details

Employer name

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Homerton Row


E9 6SR

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