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Band 6 Physiotherapist Maternity Cover - Southend Outpatients

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust
Westcliff on Sea
£35,392 Per Annum, Pro Rata for Part Time
Closing date
26 Jun 2024

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Band 6
Part Time
Band 6 MSK (Musculoskeletal) Physiotherapist

12 month fixed term maternity leave cover, ends 23.5.25

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated and enthusiastic Physiotherapist to join our team within the outpatient physiotherapy service at Southend Hospital on a 12 month fixed term contract to cover maternity leave.

The successful candidate will be a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and hold a Degree in physiotherapy. The candidate will be required to have experience working as a Band 5 physiotherapist and have completed core rotations, including MSK outpatients.

Main duties of the job

We offer physiotherapy to patients presenting with a wide range of acute and chronic MSK conditions, accepting referrals form GP's, orthopaedics, Rheumatology and A& E etc. We are able to offer rotations including general MSK,hydrotherapy, fracture clinic,Rheumatology,Hand Therapy and classes which includes our lower limb rehabilitation class and Escape Pain. This post is ideal for those wanting to expand their MSK practice.

The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills and be interested in personal and service development. You will be expected to maintain a clinical caseload and provide supervision to junior members of staff and students. The Outpatient Physiotherapy team have a strong commitment to ongoing CPD andyou will actively participate in clinical teaching and in-service training sessions, whilst delivering a high standard of patient-centred clinical care.

About us

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust is now one of the largest in the country, with a workforce of approximately 15,000 who serve a population of 1.2 million people.

We work together, and in conjunction with MSE Health and Care Partnership, to deliver excellent local and specialist services, to improve the health and wellbeing of our patients in a compassionate way, and provide a respectful, but vibrant place for staff to develop, innovate and build careers.

From facilities through to consultant specialists we want to be the best, to achieve this we need to recruit not just those who are the finest in their field but also those who have the potential to be. Yes, experience is important but so is outlook - if you are dynamic, forward-thinking and enthusiastic we want you to join us.

We not only offer you a good working environment with flexible working opportunities, but also the opportunity to develop your career with access to appropriate training for your job and the support to succeed and progress

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Outpatient Physiotherapy team have a strong commitment to ongoing CPD in order to develop individuals both clinically and non-clinically to strengthen opportunities for future career development, providing regular accountability / supervision and monthly in-service training.

The post creates a fantastic opportunity for the successful candidate to join our busy outpatient physiotherapy department, assessing and treating patients with a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions. Patients may be referred to the service from their General Practitioners or a variety of members of the multidisciplinary team. They may have been assessed and triaged from our telephone assessment service or through our clinical assessment and triage service (CATS).

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to gain experience in a variety of areas including working with the acute team (A& E, fracture clinic, rehab gym classes), chronic team, satellites services, hydrotherapy, women's healthand hand therapy providing the opportunity to experience a wide range of MSK physiotherapy specialities.

Person Specification



  • oMember of Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
  • oRegistered with Health Professional Council
  • oDegree/Diploma in Physiotherapy
  • oRelevant CPD


  • oInvolvement in Special Interest Groups.



  • Previous MSK experience as a junior or senior.
  • Working knowledge of broad range of patient conditions.
  • Experience of audit and research


  • Clinical Educators course.
  • Supervision of junior staff or students



  • Good communication skills
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Evidence of presentation skills

Employer details

Employer name

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust



Prittlewell Chase

Westcliff on Sea


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