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Adult Neuromuscular Physiotherapist

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
An exciting new opportunity has arisen for an experienced and dynamic physiotherapist to join the Oxford Muscle Service, for a role with both research and clinical components.

The Oxford Muscle Service is a regional specialist service, supporting five surrounding counties for those with neuromuscular conditions. There has been a recent large investment to the service, with the creation of the MDUK Oxford Neuromuscular Centre. This research focused centre aims to lead innovation in new treatments by conducting clinical trials to benefit patients with neuromuscular disease. This new centre also brings opportunities for AHP research in both supporting and leading roles within the expanding team. With new and emerging therapies, this post offers a fantastic opportunity for a physiotherapist with an interest in neuromuscular and research, to develop their skills in this changing landscape of neuromuscular disorders and forge a neuromuscular career in this expanding field of physiotherapy.

Main duties of the job

The Oxford Muscle Service is made up of adult, paediatric and research teams. Each team has multi-disciplinary input consisting of highly specialist doctors, physiotherapists (both clinical and research), care advisors and access to psychology. The teams work closely together to deliver a cradle to grave service. The post holder will work as part of the adult team to deliver out-patient clinical care with the neuromuscular population, with a special interest in Spinal Muscular Atrophy.

About us

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trustis one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research.

The Trust comprises four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton General Hospital in Banbury.

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community.We call thisDelivering Compassionate Excellenceand its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence.These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via theOUH YouTube channel.

Job description

Job responsibilities

We are looking for a highly motivated and experienced physiotherapist with the ability to work with a significant degree of professional autonomy. The candidate will be able to demonstrate a high level of physiotherapy skill and expertise and be expected to use advanced clinical reasoning skills to provide specialist assessment and treatment of complex patients.

Successful applicants will have relevant postgraduate experience.

Interview Date: TBC

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust has a world-class reputation for teaching and research. It provides a wide range of general and specialist services as well as playing a central role in the local community. Being based in the city of Oxford, the hospital is easy to reach and has excellent access to London.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Emilia Bartram, Specialist Neuromuscular Physiotherapist

Person Specification



  • HCPC registered
  • Postgraduate experience with CPD evidence
  • Degree/Diploma in Physiotherapy


  • Member of CSP
  • Member of ACPIN



  • Extensive broad experience in the NHS including neurological physiotherapy
  • Experience of working as part of a Physiotherapy team and multidisciplinary team
  • Understanding of the management of neuromuscular patients
  • Interest in audit and research


  • Experience of quality issues and audit
  • Supervision of other staff e.g. B5 therapy staff, therapy assistants, students
  • Experience in the use of neuromuscular specific outcome measures
  • Evidence of participation in research
  • Presentation skills

Skills and Knowledge


  • Advanced clinical reasoning skills in neurological physiotherapy
  • Good knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology related to adult neurological disorders.
  • Remains updated with professional practice and new research
  • Ability to organise, prioritise and delegate
  • Ability to work with a multidisciplinary team and set team goals
  • Willingness to participate in staff training
  • Ability to organise, prioritise and delegate


  • Experience in clinical research.
  • Advanced IT skills
  • Knowledge of gait analysis

Personal and people development


  • Good team member and worker
  • Motivated and shows initiative
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Good communicator

Employer details

Employer name

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


John Radcliffe Hospital

Headley Way



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