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Outpatient Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year p.a. pro rata for part time
Closing date
30 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Do you want to be part of a forward thinking, dynamic, friendly innovative team? An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Physiotherapist to join the Musculoskeletal Outpatient Physiotherapy team working for Dorset HealthCare University NHS Trust . As a key member of the team, you will find the experience challenging, rewarding, and varied.

At work - The Outpatient Physio team have strong links to the local community in the area, linking with local leisure services and community groups. Within Dorset HealthCare Trust, we work closely with the MSK Orthopaedic Interface service (known as Dorset MSK) and our local hospitals. Through these links, we can further your experience to expand your knowledge and skills and provide career development opportunities. As a University Health Trust we make the most of our links to Bournemouth University, Winchester University and the AECC and are expanding our involvement in research projects. You should be a committed, dynamic, motivated professional having good organisational skills, the ability to prioritise your work and excellent communication skills.

If you are committed to provision of a high level of care through evidence-based practice and your own personal development then we will support your professional and personal development.

Applications from candidates that require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are unfortunately ineligible to apply for this position.

Main duties of the job

The main responsibilities will be

To work autonomously to provide skilled assessment and treatment/management for a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions including those with complex needs. Referrals are received from GP, Orthopaedics, Rheumatology, MIU/A+E, self-referral and other NHS colleagues. When appropriate onward referral to other services may be required.

To support the development of students and other colleagues. This will include being a student educator and being involved in In-house training.

To assist the Team Lead in the management of the Physiotherapy Service i.e triage, service development

Personal Qualities

Excellent at communicating, sometimes within a complex situation and with patients with complex needs.

Able to work within a team and independently.

Able to work flexibly and possibly within challenging situations

Forward thinking and positive so able to find solutions to problems

About us

At Dorset HealthCare we're on a mission to empower people to make the most of their lives through our outstanding, joined-up healthcare services. We're a dynamic, forward-looking Trust, running 12 community hospitals, specialist inpatient facilities and a wide range of integrated community and mental health services for a population of almost 800,000 people.

We do things differently here - it's one of the reasons the CQC rated us 'outstanding' in 2019. It's also why 95% of patients across our services say they have a good or very good experience of our services and 89% of staff feel they can really make a difference. Whether you're looking to work with us in one of our bustling market towns, vibrant urban locations, thriving seaside spots, or among the rolling hills of Dorset, there are lots of ways you can make a difference in our communities.

Our 7,000-strong workforce is at the heart of what we do and our success is a testament to our brilliant people. We're all about building a workplace for the future, we believe in equal opportunities and we celebrate diversity. We're an inclusive workplace, where everyone is welcome, everyone can be authentic, and we are all encouraged to be the best version of ourselves.

Working with us you'll be part of a strong team, challenge yourself, build a career, and teach us what we don't know. And you'll be working towards our vision to be better every day through excellence, compassion and expertise in all we do.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For the main duties and responsibilities for this role please read the attached job description and person specification. When completing your application please ensure your supporting statement reflects the criteria set out in these documents by showing how your experience and skills apply to this post.

After work Dorset HealthCare is committed to getting the work: life balance right and offers a wide range of staff benefits. Plus the beautiful beaches and hills of Dorset are right on your doorstep.

As part of our vision to have a skilled, diverse and caring workforce, Dorset HealthCare is working in partnership with The Princes Trust to support people getting into work, as part of this partnership, we are offering an employability service to support individuals between 16-30 years old with application writing, interview skills and other employment support. If you would like or know of anyone who would value this support please do contact

Person Specification

Knowledge and Education


  • oBsc Hons/Masters in Physiotherapy
  • oNHS Experience in Msk physiotherapy
  • oEvidence of relevant post graduate training in Musculoskeletal physiotherapy in the UK/NHS
  • oEvidence to show competency in musculoskeletal physiotherapy enabling the post holder to autonomously assess, diagnose and treat own caseload.
  • oEvidence of knowledge of current best practice in musculoskeletal physiotherapy to inform clinical decision making.

Job specific experience


  • oEvidence of wide and varied experience in musculoskeletal physiotherapy assessment and treatment within the NHS
  • oAbility to work independently and responsibly as an autonomous practitioner without direct supervision
  • oAbility to initiate and lead on service improvements
  • oGood assessment and treatment skills in musculoskeletal physiotherapy setting.
  • oAbility to work effectively as part of a team

Managerial/supervisory experience


  • oExperience of supervising others i.e., less experienced staff and students.
  • oAbility to be well organized and manage time effectively to manage a demanding workload to agreed timescales.
  • oExperience of providing teaching for other physiotherapy colleagues and students

Excellent Communication


  • oAbility to communicate effectively despite potential barriers to communication.
  • oExcellent communication skills with a wide variety of people

Employer details

Employer name

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust


Victoria Hospital Wimborne

Victoria Road


BH21 1ER

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