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First Contact Physiotherapist / Highly Specialist MSK Physiotherapist

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 a year p.a. inc.
Closing date
20 May 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We have an opportunity to join one of London's Leading NHS providers of FCP Physiotherapy.

We offer the opportunity and support to develop as an FCP while continuing to grow as a departmental Physiotherapist within an NHS MSK Physiotherapy team.

We are an innovative team with a strong track record of staff development & great support, led by an established team of Band 8a FCP's & Extended Scope Physiotherapists/APP's.

The role combines the best of both worlds, where you will form a key part of a primary care network & work within Homerton's Outpatient therapy service (secondary care) providing rehabilitation.

Main duties of the job

Some of the main duties are as follows:

- Provide clinical expertise as a first contact Physiotherapist managing musculoskeletal patients. With our comprehensive support you will be expected to work towards and complete the Health Education England FCP roadmap stage 1 and 2.

- As an FCP you will be based in one of primary care networks and as a Band 7 you will work with our Physiotherapy team in our well equipped Physiotherapy Departments.

- The successful candidate will be a key member of the team in delivering 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.

- You will have the opportunity to develop your supervision and mentorship skills with the opportunity to supervise band 6 Physiotherapists

***Please note, there will be a two-stage interview process: Candidates will first be shortlisted to undertake an online written test. Those candidates who are successful in the written test will then be invited to an interview***

About us

Homerton University Hospital 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 recently 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



  • Degree/Dip in Physiotherapy
  • Level 7/MSc courses/ FCP competencies


  • Awareness of FCP competancy framework
  • Completed or working towards IRMER
  • CSP membership
  • Working towards relevant M level qualification

Skills & abilities clinical


  • Level 7 specialist MSK assessment skills/clinical reasoning
  • Complex caseload managment
  • Comunication paitents & colleagues
  • Multicultural community


  • Peristent pain skills

Skills non clinical


  • Leadership
  • Teaching & presentation skills
  • Projects


  • Supervision & appraisal skills



  • Indepth MSK concepts and Rx approaches
  • Current professional & NHS issues & NHS pathways
  • Substantive post grad experience in MSK


  • Experience working with primary care & Management of post operative, sports and trauma rehabilitation
  • Experience of working in an NHS team & NHS Musculoskeletal pathways



  • Evidence based practice
  • Insight into FCP role
  • Demonstrating understanding of Trust Values

Employer details

Employer name

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Homerton Row


E9 6SR

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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