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MSK Occupational Health Physiotherapist

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
Winwick, Warrington
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
We have an exciting opportunity for you to join our multidisciplinary Team within the Occupational Health & Wellbeing Service at Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust.


We have recently completed a re-structure which has created new opportunities and roles.

We have secured a new operational service based at Winwick, Warrington and satellite units in Netherton / Knowsley areas of Liverpool to support delivery of the service across the Trust footprint. We will also support opportunities for remote working in line with operational demands.

Who do we want?

We are looking for enthusiastic and experienced MSK Physiotherapists with a special interest relating to the impact of work on health and vice versa.

If you are pro-active, dynamic, and motivated to support the development of the service, specifically with the introduction of preventative interventions, this job is for you!

Main duties of the job

What does it involve?

The role involves delivering MSK preventative workshops on a range of MSK issues, supporting colleagues remain in work, clinical assessment and treatment, sickness absence management and advice reports to managers/HR, functional capacity assessments in relation to fitness for role, new employee health assessments.

About us

Mersey Care is one of the largest trusts providing physical health and mental health services in the North West, serving more than 1.4 million people across our region and are also commissioned for services that cover the North West, North Wales and the Midlands.

We offer specialist inpatient and community services that support physical and mental health and specialist inpatient mental health, learning disability, addiction and brain injury services. Mersey Care is one of only three trusts in the UK that offer high secure mental health facilities.

At the heart of all we do is our commitment to 'perfect care' - care that is safe, effective, positively experienced, timely, equitable and efficient. We support our staff to do the best job they can and work alongside service users, their families, and carers to design and develop future services together. We're currently delivering a programme of organisational and service transformation to significantly improve the quality of the services we provide and safely reduce cost as we do so.

Flexible working requests will be considered for all roles.

Job description

Job responsibilities

In addition to providing physio to the Trust employees, you will be required to provide an expert and reliable Occupational Health Service to other paying private organisations, including other NHS employers and private companies/businesses.

The service uses Civica Occupational Health (OPAS-G2) software which supports all clinical functions.
Interested in joining our team? Apply now! See job description / person specification attached for more detail.

Person Specification



  • Degree in Physiotherapy/BSc (PT) or equivalent
  • Health Professions Council registered
  • Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy



  • Evidence of CPD
  • Significant demonstrable post qualification experience in relation to musculoskeletal conditions
  • Experience in independently managing musculoskeletal caseload
  • Broad experience.
  • Working within a multidisciplinary team
  • Working autonomously
  • Student Educator/supervisor
  • Assessing /treating patients with psychological issues i.e., 'yellow flags'
  • Sound knowledge of evidence-based strategies
  • A demonstrable understanding of clinical governance and Equality and Human Rights and legal policies in relation to occupational health.
  • Understanding of clinical governance and its implications for services, including experience of quality issues and audit
  • Knowledge of the psychological issues of rehabilitation e.g., yellow flags.


  • Evidence in CPD of experience relevant to occupational health field or special interest groups e.g. (MACP).
  • Previous experience of health promotion and education
  • Previous occupational health experience
  • Previous experience of outcome measures and involvement in audit
  • Specialist postgraduate study
  • Knowledge of field of Occupational Health
  • Knowledge of relevant NICE Guidelines



  • Ability to plan, implement and evaluate a physiotherapy treatment programme, using outcome measures and audit effectively.
  • Sound clinical reasoning.
  • Ability to comprehend and work within the Trust's policies of data protection, equal opportunities and health and safety and meet the differing needs of the patients
  • Ability to keep accurate and legible patient notes
  • Highly developed communication skills both verbal and non-verbal.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and to facilitate team working.
  • Ability to work with a high degree of autonomy
  • Ability to manage own caseload and prioritise workload.
  • Computer literate.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to respecting and displaying the Trust Values at all times



  • Continuous Improvement
  • Accountability
  • Respectfulness
  • Enthusiasm
  • Support
  • High professional standards
  • Responsive to service users
  • Engaging leadership style
  • Strong customer service belief
  • Transparency and honesty
  • Discreet
  • Change oriented

Employer details

Employer name

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust


Hollins Park House

Hollins Lane

Winwick, Warrington


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