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Band 7 Senior Physiotherapist Team Leader MSK

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year
Closing date
26 May 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a Band 6 Physiotherapist wanting to progress or an experienced Band 7 looking for enhanced skills and new opportunities within MSK? Do you have significant acute NHS experience?

Within our Outpatients Physiotherapy department, an exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist (Team Lead) role

The new year saw University Hospitals Birmingham recognise and acknowledge the incredible work our AHP's do. Four Board level Hospital Directors for AHP's were appointed and our facilities invested in.

Within this friendly and supportive team, applicants will be able to experience management of patients in an acute NHS setting. Applicants could gain experience in numerous clinical settings including MSK, major trauma, spinal surgery, pain, sports rehabilitation, upper limb, haematology, rheumatology and emergency medicine.

Our service has a strong focus on staff development and training, with a regular comprehensive in-service training and close support from our highly experienced team of Clinical Specialists and Consultants. Development opportunities exist towards specialisms in a variety of clinical areas such as emergency medicine and first contact practitioner roles.

Our department has a strong focus on staff wellbeing. With CPD opportunities and flexible working options. We expect all staff to uphold the trust values of kind, connected and bold.

Main duties of the job

To deliver advanced Physiotherapy assessment, advice and treatment of patients and act as a source of expertise to fellow clinicians, Trust managers, Healthcare Professionals and other services internal and external to the Trust as required.

To use evidence based skills to manage a complex caseload of acute and chronic MSK conditions and work within various consultant led clinics.

To work independently and as part of the MDT.

To manage, supervise and appraise junior staff and students.

To lead in the training and service development of clinical practice. To undertake clinical audits and evaluation of evidence-based practice initiating/participating in research within specialist area.

The candidate will be expected to be support our weekend trauma rota.

The candidate should have evidence of leadership qualifications and skills suitable to the job role.

The role is a full-time position, but part time hours will be considered.

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Smoke-Free premises hospital.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note*: For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • * Appropriate Physiotherapy or professional qualification e.g. MCSP/ BSc or MSc.
  • * Registration with Health Care Professions Council
  • * CSP or equivalent professional registration
  • * Evidence of commitment to advanced clinical and non-clinical continued professional development within own speciality, e.g. post registration training,management / Leadership competencies and evidence of a detailed personal development portfolio
  • * Relevant, accredited, postgraduate education/courses in musculoskeletal physiotherapy



  • * Significant post registration experience of which considerable experience has been in a musculoskeletal specialty in an acute NHS organisation. To include experience of treating
  • acute and chronic patients.
  • * Experience of staff management including supervision and of development and performance management of staff.
  • * Significant experience in education and clinical training of others.
  • * Some experience of clinical/service evaluation
  • * Proficient knowledge and skill in the specialist assessment and treatment of a wide range of complex acute and chronic clinical presentations relating to the musculoskeletal
  • patient.
  • * Excellent knowledge of anatomy and physiology.

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust


Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Mindelsohn Way


West Midlands

B15 2TH

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