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Specialist MSK/Pain Physiotherapist

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
27 May 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We have an exciting opportunity for a proactive and enthusiastic individual to join our Musculoskeletal Outpatient Service in a split Specialist MSK/Pain Physiotherapy role. You will be either an experienced band 6, or an existing band 7, looking to progress your career and specialise in this area.

You should have extensive experience and evidence of skills and training required for a band 7 MSK/pain post. You will be able to demonstrate evidence of excellent bio-psychosocial assessment skills and the outstanding communication skills required to successfully deliver pain management interventions.

The MSK team has close links with the Bury Integrated Pain Service, a multi-disciplinary pain service, and you will receive training and support from peers and Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioners within that service.

The job plan for this role is typically based on 80% clinical and 20% SPA time which will enable you to develop your teaching, research, and quality improvement skills.

Main duties of the job

Specialist bio-psychosocial assessment of patients with complex pain conditions. Specialist assessment of patients with a variety of musculoskeletal presentations, Delivery of individualised MSK and pain management interventions, Management of a complex caseload of patients with both acute and chronic conditions Support Operational leads with workforce planning and recruitment Work closely with Operational Leads on the planning, delivery, and evaluation of the service. Contribute to service development, research, and audit within the specialism. Provide teaching, training, supervision and support for junior staff and students.

About us

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust (NCA) provides hospital and integrated health and social care services to over one million people living across Greater Manchester. Our 20,000 colleagues care for people in hospital and in the community, working across Bury, Rochdale, Oldham and Salford, to save and improve lives. As a large NHS trust we are committed to enhancing the health of our local population by delivering consistently high standards of care and working closely with local authorities and key partners. We believe in our power and potential to make a difference and we're always looking for people who demonstrate our three core values - care, appreciate and inspire - to join our team. In return, we can offer you a job role with purpose and flexibility. The size and scale of the NCA means we can provide more challenge and opportunities so your career can always be moving in the right direction. By joining us you can also access a competitive benefits package, including, a fantastic annual leave allowance, flexible working opportunities and protected hours for health and wellbeing activities, helping you to achieve more personal downtime and a better work-life balance.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about working at the Northern Care Alliance within the attached Candidate Information Pack or by visiting our careers website:

In line with the Trusts Single Equality Scheme we welcome applications from everyone irrespective of ethnic origin, disability, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, religion, marital status, social back ground or trade union membership. However, as members of ethnicity minority groups and individuals with disabilities are currently under-represented at this level of post, we would encourage applications from members of these groups. Appointment will be based on merit alone.

Person Specification



  • Must be HCPC registered



  • Specialist knowledge of acute and chronic pain and the principles of Physiotherapy interventions in pain management.
  • Good working knowledge of clinical governance including knowledge of clinical guidance for relevant conditions.


  • Knowledge/Involvement in project working



  • Effective communication and negotiation skills.
  • Group facilitation, presentation and educational skills.



  • Degree in Physiotherapy or equivalent



  • Evidence of post-registration clinical experience in long term condition management.
  • Experience of using biopsychosocial consultation skills in the management of complex patients


  • Previous experience undertaking band 7 role
  • Research and Development experience

Employer details

Employer name

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust


Fairfield General Hospital

Rochdale Old Road



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