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Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust
Brierley Hill
£35,392 to £42,618 Pro Rata Per Annum -Annex 21 to be applied for developmental post
Closing date
28 Jun 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An excellent opportunity has arisen for an experienced Band 6 MSK physiotherapist to join the Community MSK Assessment & Physiotherapy Service (CMAPS). CMAPS is a dynamic MSK service providing patient centred assessment, treatment and rehabilitation to the adult community of Dudley, in the heart of The Black Country. This innovative and forward-thinking service comprises of physiotherapists, Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioners, Clinical and Operational Leads, physiotherapy support workers and an administration team, who all strive to deliver holistic, outstanding MSK care.

The post involves assessing patients within a health centre setting utilising your clinical reasoning to manage a varied caseload with support from peers, APP's and Clinical Lead. AHP Job Plans have been implemented for all the team and this role is 85% direct clinical contact and 15% protected for supporting professional activities. The post will be based at Brierley Hill Health & Social Care Centre ideally working over 3 or 4 days a week.

This may be offered as an developmental post if so annex 21 will be applied.

Main duties of the job

  • To perform comprehensive assessment of Musculoskeletal (MSK) patients to identify treatment targets based on sound clinical reasoning skills
  • To be confident in the use of a wide range of evidence based treatment techniques for multiple MSK pathologies
  • To be competent in assisting patients with pain management with a variety of approaches and skilled communication techniques
  • To be involved in teaching and audit in order to evaluate and improve service delivery
  • To assist senior colleagues in the development of the MSK service

About us

At the Dudley Group our patients and staff are at the heart of all that we do and that is to provide a world class service that aligns with our vision of excellent health care, improved health for all. We are seeking to recruit staff who share our vision and values of making Dudley Group an incredible workplace.

We are committed to becoming a diverse and an inclusive employer and where people feel sense of belonging. Seeking to expand diversity within our teams, we positively encourage applications from under-represented groups such as ethnically diverse, disabled and LGBTQ+ groups. We are also under-represented in-terms of gender within nursing roles and we would welcome applications from people from male and non-binary backgrounds.

Dudley Group offer many opportunities for our staff to develop and grow within their roles through our Learning & OD department. These include topics such as communication, wellbeing, team development, cultural competency, and values, plus much more. For those in a Management/Leadership role, there are additional programmes to support you to develop the skills you need. These include our Managers Essentials Programme and a Leadership Programme that all managers will attend as part of your Dudley Managers Induction. Our Learning Prospectus is a great way to discover the details behind what's available for you here at The Dudley Group.

We are committed to home life balance through flexible working and making reasonable adjustments where possible

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description for full details of the main duties and responsibilities that the post holder is required to undertake.

Person Specification

Qualifications and education


  • BSc / Diploma / MSc Pre-registration Physiotherapy

Knowledge and training


  • Evidence of Continuous professional development via relevant post graduate courses specific to MSK
  • Knowledge of national clinical guidance in MSK field
  • Competent IT skills



  • Experience in effectively managing patients with MSK conditions with a wide range of pathologies.
  • Able to perform appropriate subjective assessment including specific questions relative to specific conditions and identification of psychosocial barriers.
  • Demonstrate reasoned objective assessment techniques and able to perform in a timely manner.
  • Confident in implementing a range of evidence based interventions in practice underlined by a sound level of clinical reasoning.
  • Able to screen for suspected sinister pathology and experience in managing cases with support.
  • Experience in contributing to enhancing team performance by leading or participating in service improvements.


  • Experience of working in a community setting and management of GP referrals.

Communication and Relationship skills


  • Experience in supervising and appraising others with the ability to deliver feedback.
  • To act as a role model and manage conflict professionally

Analytical & Judgement Skills


  • Evidence of active involvement in clinical governance i.e. audit activity & patient related outcome measures
  • Able to analyse own practice and areas for development

Planning and organisational Skills


  • Competent time management skills
  • Ability to prioritise tasks both clinically and non-clinically

Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Trust Values


  • Able to provide safe, caring, and effective services
  • Values and behaviours that reflect the Trust values of Care, Respect and Responsibility
  • Commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace that is free from discrimination and where people feel they belong and their contribution is valued

Employer details

Employer name

The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust


Brierley Hill Health & Social Care Centre

Venture Way

Brierley Hill


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