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Band 6 MSK Outpatient Physiotherapist/Osteopath

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
Bognor Regis
£35,392 to £42,618 a year PA
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for a driven and enthusiastic Band 6 Specialised MSK Physiotherapist / Osteopath to join our team and take advantage of the fantastic developmental opportunities on offer. A successful candidate will work in an outpatient physiotherapy clinic assessing, diagnosing and treating a variety of musculoskeletal disorders from a range of sources including GP, orthopaedic and self-referrals.

The post will provide an opportunity to rotate across our main hub sites at Bognor or Chichester areas and in our range of satellite sites across the same area.

Main duties of the job

You must be a UK registered Physiotherapist or Osteopath to apply, with a broad range of musculoskeletal experience. Applicants should be committed to delivering high quality care and have excellent communications skills.If you are passionate about making a difference and want to contribute to an organisation which is continuously striving to improve then we would love to hear from you.

About us

We are the main provider of NHS community services across East and West Sussex. Our 6,000 staff serve a population of 1.3 million providing essential medical, nursing, and therapeutic care to adults and children.

Our Trust vision is to provide excellent care at the heart of the community, helping people plan, manage, adapt to changes in their health, supporting avoidable hospital admissions and reducing hospital stay times.

We have opportunities for everyone across our wide variety of services including medical, clinical, support and corporate services.

Why work for us?
  • Positive 2022 NHS Staff Survey results, scoring highly in compassionate culture & leadership, and staff wellbeing support
  • Variety of working environments across the community, in patients' homes, within our community hospitals and bases across the county
  • Supportive flexible working patterns such as: part time, flexi time, annualised hours, and flexi retirement options
  • Excellent training and development opportunities
  • Research opportunities
  • Cost-effective workplace nurseries in Crawley, Hove and Brighton
  • Thriving BAME, Disability and Wellbeing, LGBT+ and Religion and Belief staff networks
  • Level 3 accredited Disability Confident Leader, committed to creating inclusive workplaces
  • Veteran Aware Trust, achieving accreditation from Veterans Covenant Healthcare Alliance (VCHA)
  • Located in stunning Sussex, with easy access to the South Downs and the coast
  • Access to a wide range of benefits and discounts for NHS staff

Job description

Job responsibilities

To assess and treat own caseload of patients who may have complex presentations, and maintain own records as an autonomous practitioner. This will include treating a variety of acute and chronic pain patterns, significant impairments due to pain or injury, psychological issues and post-operative rehabilitation.

To take an active role in the teaching and supervision of junior staff, assistants and students

Running Rehabilitation Classes

Delivering rehabilitation from within one of our GP Practices

To deputise for the Team Leader as necessary

Person Specification



  • Degree in Physiotherapy or Osteopathy
  • HCPC/General Osteopathic Council Registration
  • Attendance of relevant post graduate courses
  • Up to date professional development portfolio


  • Masters level qualification or equivalent experience
  • Member of Professional Body



  • At least 12 months post-qualification as a band 5 physiotherapist working within NHS physiotherapy department/s with experience treating ranges of musculoskeletal conditions and post-operative orthopaedic patients
  • Experience of supervising less experienced staff/ Physiotherapy assistants and students
  • Experience of working as part of a physiotherapy team and/ or MDT

Skills and Knowledge


  • Proven ability to build and maintain relationships with physiotherapy and multi/interdisciplinary teams
  • Presentation skills to physiotherapy colleagues
  • Basic working knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology with particular reference to MSK speciality.
  • Basic knowledge of assessment and treatment tools for speciality. Competency and ability to assess and treat core patient caseload in specialist field
  • Able to plan and prioritise own workload efficiently
  • Basic IT skills
  • Ability to use specialist physiotherapy software such as Physio tools, Systm1 etc
  • Good Communication skills
  • Able to work collaboratively with the Team
  • Committed to personal, team and service development
  • Able to maintain judgement under pressure
  • Able to seek support as required
  • Can demonstrate motivation, drive, enthusiasm, flexibility, reliability, empathy and confidence
  • Sensitive, empathetic manner
  • Positive and innovative in attitude
  • Reliable


  • Ability to delegate work to others

Other requirements


  • Able to travel between sites
  • Able to work unsocial hours
  • Happy to Lone Work

Employer details

Employer name

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust


Bognor Regis War Memorial Hospital

Shripney Road

Bognor Regis

PO22 9PP

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