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Physiotherapist MSK

Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Whitby, Cheshire
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
13 Jul 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Joint Therapy services are pleased to invite applications from enthusiastic physiotherapists who want to join our friendly patient focused MSK team, as a Band 5 MSK Physiotherapist.

Applicants should be able to demonstrate a keen interest in MSK, be motivated and passionate to progress within this field. We welcome applications from those already working in an MSK post as well as newly registered physiotherapists with a desire to specialise straight away.

We offer rotations within MSK across our acute and primary care teams, enabling you to build strong skills in assessment and treatment of a wide range of patient presentations.

**We offer a relocation package of up to �8,000**

The relocation package is for anyone who would need to relocate in order to take up employment with Cheshire and Wirral Partnership.

To be eligible for the relocation payment, you must live more than 40 miles from the base/location of the post you are applying for and you would need to relocate to within 15 miles of the new base.

If this applies to you, please state this on your application so we can discuss this with you if you are invited to interview.

Main duties of the job

Work within the MSK Therapy team to deliver efficient and clinically effective care to your caseload of patients, using evidence-based practice to ensure that your patients can achieve the best possible outcomes.

Undertake assessments, design, and implement treatment plans independently, to rehabilitate your patients who be mainly drawn from Orthopaedics, Rheumatology, and Primary care referrals, amongst other sources.

Work towards the clinical competencies for your role, supported by regular clinical supervision, In-Service Training, Journal Club, and Preceptorship (where appropriate).

Maintain accurate and contemporaneous clinical records, will maintain your CPD portfolio, and will supervise the work of the Therapy Assistants

About us

CWP provides health and care services for local people, including mental health, learning disability, community physical health and all-age disability care - including the provision of three GP surgeries.

Our aim is to help people to be the best they can be, adopting a compassionate, person-centred approach to everything we do. We were recently rated as Outstanding for Caring by the Care Quality Commission with a Good rating overall.

We offer a variety of roles at all levels, so whether you are just starting out in your career or looking to use your skills and experience in a new role, CWP is the right employer for you.

CWP are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences.

To support this, we offer up to three weeks induction, dependent on role, with our Prepare to Care programme for all new starters. This aims to give you all the knowledge and guidance to help you grow and flourish with CWP.

We welcome applications from people who have direct experience of accessing our services.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please download a copy of the job description for full details.

Recruitment selection processes are based on competence (see Person specification) and values.

CWP recruits people that can demonstrate the Trusts Values and Behaviours in their everyday life. Therefore, if you are invited to interview, you will be undertaking a Values Based Interview/Assessment ,which explores not only what you do but how and why you do it.

Before applying, we encourage you to review the Trusts Values and Behaviours which are the 6 Cs Communication, Competence, Courage, Care, Compassion and Commitment. A Guide to completing your application form can be accessed on the bottom of this page under the job description, or via our website

The Supporting Information Section in your application should therefore reflect your understanding of the Trusts Values and associated Behaviours. You will be expected to provide us with examples from work experience and/or personal life which demonstrate these values through your behaviour.

If you have a disability that meets the definition set out in the Equality Act 2010, and you can show that you meet the essential criteria described in the person specification for an available position, please answer YES to the question: Do you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme?

Please inform the team if you have any special support needs to be considered as part of the interview and selection processes.

CWP is proud to be an accredited Veteran Aware organisation helping to provide and share best practice in NHS care for our armed forces community. As a veteran aware organisation, CWP is committed to delivering on the principles of the Armed Force Covenant and has a Silver award with the MOD Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (DERS).

The trust offers a Guaranteed Interview Scheme to any armed forces community applicants who meet the essential criteria for the post and encourages applications from armed forces reservists or cadet force adult volunteers.

Please note applicants will be required to pay for their DBS check. Costs are deducted from salary following appointment.You are encouraged to enrol for the DBS Update Service. A small annual fee of �13 per year applies.

New entrants to the NHS will commence on the minimum of the scale stated above.

Applicants are advised to apply early as if a large number of applications are received for this post we reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the advertised date.

If you experience any technical difficulties or need help when making an application please contact our Recruitment Team on 01244 393100.

Good luck with your application. We hope to welcome you to Team CWP very soon.

Person Specification



  • Degree in physiotherapy or equivalent
  • HCPC Registration


  • Membership of professional body and specialist interest group5 MSK
  • Current full UK driving licence
  • Relevant student training course or qualification

Knowledge and Expertise


  • Solid evidence of MSK interest and experience
  • Evidence of CPD and reflective practice
  • Knowledge of current best practice in specialist physiotherapy area
  • Understanding of professional ethics and their application in practice
  • Knowledge of the principles of clinical governance


  • Understanding of professional conduct
  • Health, safety and risk awareness
  • Experience of undertaking reviews and amending action plans.
  • Evidence of audit and/or research work



  • Evidence of group working and teamworking
  • Evidence of participation in health, safety and risk management
  • Broad range acquired at undergraduate/newly qualified level and solid NHS experience


  • Supervisory skills and/or first line of management experience

Employer details

Employer name

Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Ellesmere Port Hospital

114 Chester Road

Whitby, Cheshire

CH65 6SG

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