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Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist - Pain

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist - Pain

To work as an autonomous specialist Physiotherapist developing and delivering specialised programmes of care for patients with complex needs.

To undertake a Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist role within the Pain department at the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust working alongside Berkshire Healthcare Foundation trust and a multidisciplinary team.

To facilitate personalised care within an integrated care pathway between the Royal Berkshire Hospital and Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust

Interpret and analyse clinical and non-clinical data to form accurate diagnoses and prognoses informing complex decision making ensuring the delivery of high quality patient focused care.

To develop skills under the guidance of a consultant/Advanced Practitioners.

To support the lead of Physiotherapist and Advanced Practitioners in seeking opportunities to identify and engage in developments in professional practice and the transformation of service delivery.

To provide advanced training, advice and clinical education to service providers, service users and service commissioners.

Main duties of the job

To be professionally and legally responsible and accountable for all aspects of your clinical and professional activities.

To apply specialist clinical knowledge and leadership skills to ensure that service users receive care/services based on their needs and that all providers deliver these services to the best of their abilities.

To develop and maintain close working relationships and communication with users, consultants, commissioners and other existing and potential referrers in order to maximise the effectiveness of the Pain service whilst ensuring high levels of patient care.

To provide an advanced standard of assessment, treatment and management for patients from all referral sources, in order to maximise patients rehabilitation outcomes.

To formulate, evaluate and reassess individualised management and/or treatment plans, using a specialist level of clinical reasoning skills and utilising a wide range of treatment skills and options to formulate and carry out a specialised programme of care.

To support the multidisciplinary team on specialised Physiotherapy care and treatment for patients, based on best available clinical practice and evidence.

To practice independently at a specialist level, whilst effectively assessing risk.

About us

The Royal Berkshire Hospital achieved Foundation Trust status on 1st June 2006. It was the first Foundation Trust in the South Central Strategic Health Authority. The Trust has a successful track record of delivering high quality acute medical and surgical services for 500,000 patients across West Berkshire, an area extending from Newbury in the west to Henley-on-Thames in the east, and including Wokingham and parts of Hampshire to the south and parts of Oxfordshire to the north. The Trust is one of the largest general hospital Trusts in the country and is Reading's biggest employer:

The hospital provides all those services normally associated with a very large District General Hospital. The hospital provides services on a single site for all the major specialities including Accident and Emergency, Trauma and Orthopaedics, Intensive Care, Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Genitourinary Medicine, Ophthalmology, ENT, Maxillo-Facial surgery, paediatrics (including a NICU), general medicine (including all major medical specialities including CCU, Renal Unit, ITU and gastroenterology), radiotherapy and oncology, and all the general surgical specialities.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further details please see attached Job Description and Person Specification.

If you would like to discuss this post or arrange a visit please kindly contact our Professional Lead for Physiotherapy (details below).

Person Specification



  • Diploma or degree in Physiotherapy
  • HCPC registration
  • Evidence of continual professional development


  • Membership to professional body



  • Previous experience of working in a clinical specialist role.
  • An understanding of the needs of service commissioners
  • Service development within a multi-faceted organisation
  • Experience of working in a busy and dynamic environment
  • Experience of working in an inter-disciplinary manner
  • Experience of using research and other evidence to inform and drive practice
  • Experience in assessing and treating children or adults with physical conditions and complex multi pathologies
  • Experience of rehabilitation and treatment of Pain patients


  • Previous experience in a consultant clinic setting
  • Previous experience within the community setting



  • Ability to apply core Physiotherapy skills across a range of clinical conditions within a client centred, goal setting approach
  • Skills in the assessment and treatment of adults/children with complex physical disabilities
  • Ability to manage and prioritise a varied caseload
  • Ability to manage a 1:1 caseload and clients in a group setting



  • Experience of motivating and developing clinical staff of all levels


  • Experience of proactively engaging with service users and commissioners

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Berkshire Hospital

London Road



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