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Senior Physiotherapist

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
317 Trustwide
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for Band 6 Physiotherapist's to develop their musculoskeletal skills within Tyneside Integrated Musculoskeletal Service (TIMS) working in clinical settings across Gateshead and Newcastle.

The successful applicants will be expected to work as part of a team providing physiotherapy care within TIMS. They will undertake a high standard of physiotherapy and manage a clinical caseload of patients referred into the service via a single point of access. Management will include supporting patients through a shared decision making process and supporting patient self-management.

This rotational posts will allow the applicants to gain experience across the various musculoskeletal clinical pathways in both community based and hospital settings.

If you have excellent communication skills, understand the importance of person-centred care and have a desire to develop your knowledge and skills in the musculoskeletal physiotherapy then this is an excellent opportunity for you.

Candidates looking for full and part time hours are invited to apply.
  • Interview Date Monday, 5 August 2024
  • 37 Hours 30 Minutes/Week
  • You will be redirected to Trac to apply for the vacancy. Please expand the job details section and read all of the information before applying for the vacancy

Main duties of the job

You will manage your own caseload of patients including those with diverse presentations referred into TIMS.

There will be opportunity to develop your own skills in the management of musculoskeletal conditions within our musculoskeletal rotations in upper limb, lower limb, spinal and persistent pain specialties.

You will also contribute to the development of others through supervision and as student clinical educator.

About us

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with around 16,000 staff and an annual income of �1 billion.

We have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We're also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 2 million patients 'contacts' each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

Please see attached information on what Staff Benefits we have to offer at our Trust.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people's race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Provide a high standard of physiotherapy care to a complex patient group referred to TIMS.
  • Manage a complex clinical caseload within a clinical pathway.

As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate.The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first months pay.

Person Specification



  • Advanced knowledge of a range of conditions and their impact on patient's functional abilities
  • Sound knowledge of the physiotherapy process


  • Knowledge of undertaking research and audit projects
  • Knowledge of current NHS issues



  • Organisation and time management skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Commitment to personal and service development
  • Ability to present information, written and orally in a clear and logical manner


  • IT Skills
  • Presentation Skills
  • Specialist treatment skills e.g. Manual Therapy
  • Able to meet the travel requirements of the post



  • Post graduate experience across a range of clinical specialties including MSK
  • Experience of working as part of a multi-disciplinary team


  • Previous experience at Senior level



  • Degree or Equivalent Diploma in Physiotherapy
  • State Registered with Health Professions Council


  • Member of Chartered Society Of Physiotherapists
  • Involvement in relevant CSP Clinical Special Interest groups

Employer details

Employer name

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust



317 Trustwide


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