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4238 - Specialist Occupational Physiotherapist

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro/rata
Closing date
9 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
Interview date: TBC

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated individual to join our SEQOHS accredited service based at Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

You will provide a specialist physiotherapy service for the treatment of staff with musculoskeletal conditions at Barnsley Hospital. As an autonomous practitioner, this will encompass specialist Occupational Health Physiotherapy assessment, treatment and management of members of staff within BHNFT and BFS with musculoskeletal disorders.

The successful individual will act as a source of expertise and work closely with Occupational Health Nurse Practitioners, Physicians, Moving and Handling Team, Human Resources, Health and Safety Department and CBUl Managers regarding an individuals fitness to work/return to work. This may include a workplace assessment to prevent/reduce the risk of musculoskeletal injury to staff, patients and the public (others).

Main duties of the job

The Occupational Health Service is responsible for assisting managers in delivering the Trusts objectives, in particular:

By responding to the professional developments in Occupational Health practice and health and safety legislation

By the development of new initiatives and policies to ensure that the organisation operates lawfully and minimises health and safety risk to staff, patients and visitors

By the delivery of specialist Occupational Health advice and support to staff.

About us

Please note that the Trust reserves the right to close a position early.

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a high performing Trust achieving a Good rating in our most recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) assessment and achieving significant progress in the delivery of our strategic objectives. We are proud of the commitment of our staff to ensuring a strong and sustainable future for this organisation which is highly valued by our local communities.

There has never been a better time to join Barnsley Hospital. It is moving at pace and a we can do this attitude is evident right through the organisation, where staff are engaged for change and committed to being part of the journey to sustainability and growth.

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is committed to promoting equality of opportunity and fair treatment to all applicants regardless of race, nationality, ethnic origin, gender, marital status, mental or physical disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation, age or offending history.

The cost of the DBS (criminal records check) for Band 6 and above roles only will be met by the successful candidate(s) through salary deduction.

Certificates of Sponsorship

For individuals who may require sponsorship under the skilled worker or health & care visa route please use the link below to check your eligibility Check if you need a UK visa - GOV.UK (, band 2 and 3 roles are no longer eligible for sponsorship.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Job Description for Specialist Occupational Health Physiotherapist

Please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details of the role and responsibilities.

Supporting Documents

Please refer to the values-based recruitment guidance and associated documentation.

Person Specification

Trust Values


  • In around 100 words please describe what Equality & Diversity means to you and why they are important.
  • In around 100 words please describe how you ensure you build and sustain positive working relationships within a team.

Skills and Abilities


  • Specialised level of clinical reasoning, handling and treatment skills.
  • Good communication skills written and verbal.
  • Ability to teach and supervise.
  • Ability to work as part of a team, in isolation and on own initiative.
  • Organisational, interpersonal and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to work under time pressures and constraints.
  • Ability to risk assess and awareness of H & S for own and others work area and caseloads.



  • Significant post-graduate clinical experience, with experience in each of the following areas musculoskeletal/orthopaedics, medical/surgical/ITU and neurology.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development and training in relevant area.
  • Experience of evidence based practice and risk assessment.


  • Experience of audit/research
  • Experience in the NHS in the UK as a qualified physiotherapist.
  • Experience of supervision
  • Rotations in non-core skill areas e.g. mental health, learning disabilities, community
  • Involvement in Research and Audit projects

Knowledge and Awareness


  • Awareness of NHS issues.
  • Awareness of confidentiality issues.



  • Degree or equivalent in Physiotherapy
  • Current HCPC Registration


  • Member of specialist interest group
  • MCSP

Employer details

Employer name

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Pogmoor Road


South Yorkshire

S75 2EP

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