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MSK Clinician

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
28 Jul 2024

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Other allied health
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
The Southern Health MSK team is looking to recruit an MSK clinician into our Andover locality. The team forms part of a larger MSK service which takes pride in delivering high quality care & rehabilitation. We encourage conversations around flexible working options.

Working closely with primary & secondary care colleagues, the MSK teams serve the local community in outpatient settings across Hampshire. Caseloads are varied & referrals are received directly from GPs & Orthopaedic Consultants as well as self-referrals.

The MSK team are committed to continued professional development & promote evidence-based practise to ensure a high standard of care throughout the service. As a valued team member you will have opportunities to develop your four pillars of practice, benefitting from an extensive professional development programme including regular clinical supervision & band 5 training sessions, CPD funding through our ACE academy, & support towards progressing in your career.

We encourage you to contact Dave Burton ( The to discuss this post further.

Main duties of the job

Undertakes a musculoskeletal assessment of patients including those with highly complex presentations and from this formulates a diagnosis and treatment plan which is carried out as an autonomous practitioner.

Takes a role in the supervision, teaching and appraisal of rehabilitation assistants, students and other members of the multi disciplinary team.

Participates in evidence based projects, assists in implementing changes within designated team/area and setting and monitoring standards of practice.

There may be a requirement to work in other areas of the trust if the service requires it.

About us

Southern Health is one of the largest NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health and learning disabilities, as well as offering physical health community-based services.

With a workforce of more than 7000 and a footprint that spans more than 200 sites across Hampshire, we're wholeheartedly committed to providing the best possible healthcare, reaching a range of diverse communities, whilst placing patients and staff at the forefront of all our endeavours.

We are currently working closely with other NHS Trusts to integrate all our collective community, mental health, and learning disability services. Our new organisation, to be known as Hampshire and Isle of Wight NHS Foundation Trust, is set to launch in July 2024.

The transformation will happen in staggered stages Hampshire CAMHS, part of Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust joined Southern Health in February 2024, with Isle of Wight NHS Trust mental health and community services transitioning in early May 2024. The final combination of Southern Health and Solent Trusts is anticipated to occur in July 2024, when the new organisation will be formed.

Our new Trust will continue to cater to the unique needs of different communities, making healthcare across the county more accessible, as well as offering staff more opportunities for career development, training and partnership working.

Join us as we embark on this exciting journey to shape the future of healthcare in Hampshire.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Further information about the Trust and this role can be found on the Job Description and Person Specification document attached.

We are happy to talk Flexible Working - all requests for flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process.

Person Specification



  • *Degree or equivalent in physiotherapy
  • *HCPC or equivalent registration
  • *Evidence of CPD in musculoskeletal care in the form of a detailed personal development portfolio


  • *Postgraduate education/courses in musculoskeletal care
  • *Previous NHS experience
  • *CSP membership



  • Knowledge of anatomy and physiology underlying musculoskeletal injuries
  • Understands the legal responsibilities of the profession
  • Basic understanding of computers and their applications


  • Previous experience at Band 5 level in musculoskeletal physiotherapy
  • Experience of the research process
  • Experience of working with patients in group settings

Additional Criteria


  • *Clinical reasoning skills in musculoskeletal care
  • *Excellent verbal & written skills
  • *Able to present information in a clear and logical manner
  • *Good presentation skills
  • *Organisational skills including prioritisation and delegation
  • *Ability to comprehend and work within the Trust's policies of data protection, equal opportunities and health and safety to meet the differing needs of patients
  • *Ability to focus day to day within a busy MSK outpatient department.
  • *Ability to work within an unpredictable environment
  • *Commitment to/understanding of equal opportunities
  • *Ability to work as a team member
  • *Flexible
  • *Empathetic
  • *Reliable
  • *Logical
  • *Good communicator
  • *Good time management


  • Compassionate
  • Research skills

Employer details

Employer name

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust


Andover War Memorial Hospital

Charlton Road



SP10 3LB

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