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MSK Physiotherapist

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
4 Jun 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a driven and motivated physiotherapist looking for a new role that will give you the opportunity to gain new skills and develop professionally?

Due to internal development an exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 6 Physiotherapist to join Somerset NHS Foundation Trust. We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and forward thinking qualified Physiotherapist to the Minehead area.

This post would suit a band 5 with a minimum of 12 months MSK experience looking to progress to their first band 6 role or an experienced band 6 who may be looking for a change or career progression.

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 and Band 4 exercise instructors. You will be working collaboratively with our clinical specialists in all departments who offer mentoring, supervision and injection therapy. 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?

We support our staff development through flexible clinical support, comprehensive in-service training program and our annual clinical away day.

Main duties of the job

  • Provide a high standard of therapy service to musculoskeletal outpatients.
  • Provide specialist advice regarding the musculoskeletal assessment, diagnosis and treatment for patients referred to the service.
  • Participate in the development of the Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Service.
  • Actively participate in their own clinical development.
  • Act as a source of expertise in the management of musculoskeletal conditions. Provide an advisory service to patients, carers, other physiotherapists and osteopaths, other health care professionals and the primary healthcare team including GPs.
  • Be responsible for the safe and correct use of equipment within the department.
  • Provide clinical supervision, support and training to Peers, Band 5 physiotherapists and osteopaths, students, and Exercise Instructors.

About us

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

Would you like to work in one of the most desirable places within the UK?

Working here in Somerset you can soak up all that the idyllic countryside has to offer with our areas of outstanding beauty and stunning coastlines. You get to enjoy these perks whilst still only being a stone's throw away from bustling city centres like Bristol, Bath and Exeter and only two hours away from London.

There are excellent educational facilities in the area and, when compared to other regions, house prices are reasonable. You get to experience the best of both in Somerset, the countryside and the cosmopolitan - there is truly something for everyone!

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Please note that pay scales are dependent on NHS experience.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job description and person specification for more details about this fantastic role.

Example from the Job description below:

  • To work with the Locality Lead to ensure a high standard of clinical care in line with national and local standards and the CSP code of professional conduct.
  • To maintain personal clinical professional development (CPD), by keeping abreast of any new trends and developments and incorporate as necessary into the workplace.
  • To take an active role in the in-service training programme by attendance and deliverance of presentations and training sessions at colleague meetings, peer review, in service training sessions and by attending courses and practising reflective practice.
  • To participate in the colleague appraisal scheme as an appraisee, and to be responsible for complying with your agreed personal development programme to meet set knowledge and competencies.
  • To participate in the colleague appraisal scheme as an appraiser and to formulate personal development programmes with the appraisee(s).
  • To undertake the measurement and evaluation of your work and current practices through the use of evidence-based practice projects, clinical audit and outcome measures either individually or within the MSK team.

Person Specification



  • Degree/diploma in Physiotherapy
  • Registration with the Health Professions Council (UK)
  • Evidence of relevant and up to date post graduate training in the relevant field of MSK


  • Membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
  • Relevant validated clinical courses



  • Clinical skills encompassing the core areas of exercise therapy, management of pain relief, mobility training and therapeutic handling
  • Knowledge of shared clinical decision making and person centred care and how to apply this in clinical practice



  • Substantial experience within the NHS
  • Experience of working within MSK outpatients
  • Experience of clinical supervision with Band 5 physiotherapists, osteopaths, students or Exercise Instructors



  • Committed to personal and team development


  • Experience of participation in running internal/external courses



  • Motivation, drive, enthusiasm and confidence in role
  • Competent IT skills
  • Willingness to use technology to improve standards of care and support to our patients including Computer literacy
  • Access to transport to travel throughout the Somerset area


  • Willingness to be flexible in working locations

Employer details

Employer name

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust


Minehead Community Hospital

Luttrell Way


TA24 6DF

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