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Band 6 Physiotherapist (MSK Outpatients)

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
28 Jun 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity to work as a band 6 MSK physiotherapist in the 100 million state-of-the-art Heartlands Treatment Centre. The physiotherapy department works closely with the orthopaedic team and also has links to ENT, Rheumatology and Spinal services and we run several clinics linked through these specialities. We treat patients from a wide scope of conditions and referral sources. We are also linking in with the new Elective Surgery Hub being opened at Solihull Hospital which will increase our variety in caseload here at Heartlands Hospital.

As a physiotherapist in our department, you would work in one of our individual clinic rooms to see 1:1 patients and have opportunity to also work in our rehabilitation gym. You would have numerous learning opportunities such as to take part in weekly in service training, band specific training led by highly experienced staff and trust led training opportunities also. You would work within a large, friendly team with a wide scope of experience. We promote team members who show enthusiasm, empathy and patient centred care. We're an innovative and outward looking department and this is a fantastic opportunity for those looking to develop clinical skills and see the positive impact of their work on people's lives. It's highly rewarding and will enable the successful candidate to work in a service that prides itself on quality & putting the patient first.

Main duties of the job

To provide a high standard physiotherapy service to MSK out-patients within University Hospitals -- based at Heartlands Hospital Treatment Centre, linking in with the other sites in our trust including Good Hope Hospital and Solihull Hospital. Incorporating extended hours over 6/7 day working patterns

To hold responsibility for own case load and be responsible for a defined area of the service, working without direct supervision. Supervision takes the form of regular formal training and clinical reasoning sessions, peer review, case conferences. Access to advice and support from senior physiotherapists is available if required, clinical work is not routinely evaluated. There may also be opportunity to take on a more specialist caseload within this role.

To assist with supervision, education and assessment of the performance of physiotherapy students this would be to a graduate standard and involve working with universities to ensure the standard of practice and teaching meets the standards set by the degree level qualification.

To assist with supervision, education and mentoring of junior therapy staff.

Undertake evidence-based audit and research projects to further own and teams clinical practice and lead to service development projects. This may involve making recommendations to clinical lead/manager of service for change and the implementation of specific changes to practice or contribute to service protocols.

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Smoke-Free premises hospital.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a specific detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • * Diploma / degree in physiotherapy/occupational therapy.
  • * Current registration with Health Professions Council.
  • * A levels or equivalent qualification
  • * Good standard of general education including GCSE maths and English grade C and above.
  • * Evidence of CPD including recent post graduate training relevant to clinical speciality.



  • * Demonstrates comprehensive clinical experience enabling the post holder to manage a caseload of patients with complex needs in this speciality.
  • * Significant experience of working in an a large complex organisation in a health care environment / acute hospital setting including acute hospital experience in MSK
  • * Evidence of Team /service development
  • * Supervision of students/assistants/Therapy Support Workers
  • * A specialist knowledge across a range of physiotherapy practices, routine and non-routine, requiring expertise within the field of physiotherapy

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust


Heartlands Hospital

Bordesley Green E


West Midlands

B9 5SS

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