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MSK Physiotherapist

Employer
Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Bridgwater
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
4 Jun 2024

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Profession
Physiotherapist
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Are you a driven and motivated physiotherapist looking for a role that will give you the opportunity to professionally develop within MSK?

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 5 Physiotherapist to join Somerset NHS Foundation Trust. We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and forward thinking qualified Physiotherapist to the Bridgwater area.

Are you interested in joining a supportive, motivated and forward thinking team to develop your skills and knowledge?

By joining the Somerset's MSK physiotherapy team you will be integrating into a network of highly skilled practitioners encompassing advanced practice physiotherapists to Band 4 exercise instructors. You will be part of a bustling team, working in a supportive environment. We receive referrals from GPs, the orthopaedic assessment service, first contact practitioners and orthopaedic departments.

Do you want to be part of an exciting and dynamic therapy team within a Trust that places a strong emphasis on CPD, clinical supervision and staff development?

You will be working collaboratively with our clinical teams in department who offer mentoring, supervision and training sessions. We support our staff development through a supported CPD programmequarterly in-service training, service away day and yearly clinical away day, providing many opportunities for growth and development of both yourself and the wider service.

Main duties of the job

Provide a high standard of physiotherapy service to musculoskeletal outpatients.

Participate in the development of the Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Service.

Provide specialist advice on the management of musculoskeletal conditions to patients, carers and other health care professionals.

Work without direct supervision. Supervision takes the form of regular formal training, clinical reasoning sessions and peer review. Access to advice and support is available from Senior clinicians within the team.

Provide support, guidance and training to Peers, Exercise Instructors, Physiotherapy assistants and students.

About us

As a Trust we are proud of the excellent, pioneering service the musculoskeletal therapy team delivers to our patients. As an employer, we recognise that our staff, truly are our greatest asset and we are committed to supporting them to achieve a rewarding and satisfying career.

Working and living in Somerset provides a mix of idyllic countryside, areas of outstanding natural beauty and stunning coastlines with just a short travel to Bristol, Exeter and Bath.

Somerset has established a pioneering FCP service across the county and this is continuing to provide development opportunities for junior physiotherapist to progress toward with both taught and portfolio routes.

As part of the interview process, you will be required to bring the following with you: Proof of any essential qualifications stated on the Job Description, proof of NHS payslip if coming from another NHS Organisation and all ID to prove your identity and Right to Work (More details will follow for successful applicants invited to interview)

Interview date currently planned for 29th June 2023 pm.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see Job description attached for details and personal specification.

Essential Criteria

Degree/diploma in Physiotherapy or MSc or BSc (Hons)

Registration with the Health Professions Council (UK)

Evidence of CPD maintained in a portfolio

Can demonstrate clinical skills encompassing the core areas of exercise therapy, management of pain relief, mobility training and therapeutic handling

Sound assessment skills with clinical reasoning and analytical ability

Ability to manage own caseload and prioritise workload pressures

Effective oral and written communication skills

Presentation skills

Please note: If you are successful for interview, you will be required to bring the following with you: Proof of any essential qualifications stated on the Job Description, proof of NHS payslip if coming from another NHS Organisation andallID to prove your identity and Right to Work (More details will follow for successful applicants invited to interview)

Our values are simple: Outstanding Care, Working Together, Listening and Leading.

We recognise that our colleagues are our most valuable resource, we are proud of the excellent levels of service our Trust provides to our service users and the dedication and conscientious of our colleagues. With this in mind, we offer a range of colleague benefits including:

Excellent annual leave entitlement

NHS Pension Scheme

Free staff parking at most of our sites

NHS discounts

Training and development

For more information please contact the recruitment team via email:SomersetNHSJobs@SomersetFT.nhs.uk

Person Specification

Qualification

Essential

  • Degree or MSc in Physiotherapy
  • Registration by Health and Care Professions Council (UK)
  • Evidence of relevant and up to date post graduate training in the field of MSk


Desirable

  • Attendance of relevant validated clinical courses


Knowledge and Experience

Essential

  • Clinical skills encompassing the core areas of exercise therapy, management of pain, mobility training and therapeutic handling
  • Sound assessment skills with clinical reasoning and analytical ability
  • Knowledge of validated assessment tools and outcome measures
  • Specialist knowledge of a broad range of relevant conditions and their management
  • Experience of working within MSk outpatients
  • Understanding and use of reflective practice
  • Understanding of Health and Safety and Risk Management Policies
  • Experience of clinical supervision


Desirable

  • Working as part of a therapy team
  • Experience of leading and facilitating groups
  • Involvement in audit, research and understanding quality issues
  • Experience with the NHS


Skills and Abilities

Essential

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent clinical reasoning, assessment and treatment skills
  • Remain up to date with professional and evidence based practice and new research
  • Able to present information, written and orally, in a clear and logical manner and keep accurate and legible patient notes
  • Competent IT skills
  • Ability to organise, prioritise and delegate
  • Understand clinical governance and it's implications for services, including experience of quality issues
  • Ability to comprehend and work within all the Trusts policies of data protection, equal opportunities and health and saftey
  • To be forward thinking
  • Ability to reflect on and critically appraise own performance
  • Understand and use of shared decision making


Desirable

  • Ability to cope with distressing situations such as imparting unwelcome news regarding rehabilitation prospects
  • Presentation skills
  • Able to pass on skills and knowledge to others within formal and informal environments


Personal Qualities

Essential

  • Committed to personal and team development
  • Ability to maintain high levels of concentration when under pressure from competing sources
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Motivation, drive, enthusiasm and confidence in the role


Other

Essential

  • Access to transport to travel throughout the Somerset partnership area
  • Valid driving licence for the UK


Desirable

  • Willingness to be flexible in working locations


Employer details

Employer name

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Bridgwater Community Hospital

Bower Lane

Bridgwater

TA6 4GU

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