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MSK Physiotherapist

West London NHS Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 a year pa pro rata inc HCAS (Outer)
Closing date
25 Jun 2024

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Band 6
Full Time
We are looking for an enthusiastic and flexible Band 6 MSK physiotherapist who is looking to consolidate and further develop their specialist MSK skills.

Vacancy details:

Hounslow: 2 years Fixed term Band 6 MSK Physiotherapist role

The service consists of MSK consultant (Becky Lydon), MCATS, Specialist Hand Therapy, Outpatient MSK Physiotherapy and Women's Health.

Referrals are varied and offer the opportunity to consolidate and develop your musculoskeletal skills in a supported environment. We accept self-referral, consultant and GP referrals.A successful candidate for this post will need to be self-motivated, forward-thinking and committed to this area of specialism with experience and skills as outlined in the personal specification.

What we can offer you?
  • We offer regular in-service trainings and clinical supervision
  • A commitment to your training and development
  • Supportive environment and supervision by experienced senior MSK physiotherapists
  • Continued Professional Development to further develop your career

We encourage applications from Black, Asian & minority ethnic candidates, and applicants with a disability and/or long-term health condition, as these groups are underrepresented in senior roles.

Main duties of the job

Provide high quality Physiotherapy in Musculoskeletal Services working under the guidance of more senior Physiotherapists and in lone worker environment in satellite clinics.

Perform advanced Physiotherapeutic assessment of patients with diverse presentations and complex physical and psychological conditions.

Provide a diagnosis, develop and deliver an individualised treatment programme.

A high standard of clinical work is required which includes teaching and supervision of junior staff and students.

To undertake all aspects of care as an autonomous practitioner.

About us

Community healthcare is unlike any other part of the NHS. It's personalised care that helps people to retain their independence. It's the NHS at its best and the difference you make is truly tangible. Our colleagues often describe us as a family, and we know how important that sense of belonging and support is when you start a new job. It's simple - happy, engaged staff provide better services.

In 2018, we were named'Best Place to Work for Employee Satisfaction'by the Nursing Times. The same year, we won the Workforce category at the HSJ Awards. In the latest NHS Staff Survey results 2020, we had the best response rate amongst community trusts nationally.

We are the top community trust in the country on the theme Quality of care for the third year. We had the highest percentage of staff who felt they are able to deliver the care they aspire to and are satisfied with the quality of care they give to patients or service users.

Infection Control

As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination uptake as this remains the best line of defence against COVID19.

Job description

Job responsibilities

***Please refer to the full Job Description and Personal Specification attached.***

Please state in your supporting statement How does your clinical experience to date meet the NHS experience or equivalent required for this role (see person specification).

Our policy is that we would not reconsider applications that have not been selected in the past 3 months

Person Specification



  • Diploma/Degree in Physiotherapy or equivalent
  • Current HPC registration.
  • Membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy


  • Relevant special interest group membership
  • Working towards MSc or MACP membership



  • Gateway question: Significant post registration clinical experience in musculoskeletal care in the NHS or equivalent experience
  • Gateway question: Significant recent practical experience as a band 5 Physiotherapist in the NHS or equivalent experience
  • Broad range of band 5 care clinical specialities including Musculoskeletal and Orthopaedics
  • Out-patient musculoskeletal physiotherapy to include consutant, Gp and Rheumatology referrals and orthopaedic inpatients
  • How does your clinical experience to date meet the NHS experience or equivalent required for this role (see person specification)


  • Previous experience at Band 6 level
  • Significant NHS experience

Skills and Abilities


  • Able to present information, written and orally in a clear and logical manner


  • Experience of committee membership e.g. safety committee



  • Understanding and experience of quality and audit
  • Remains updated with relevant professional practice and new research/ research papers
  • Ability to comprehend and work within the Trust's policies of data protection, equal opportunities and Health and Safety to meet the differing needs of the diverse patient population

Employer details

Employer name

West London NHS Trust


O Block therapy centre

West Middlesex University Hospital



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