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Musculoskeletal (MSk) Physiotherapist

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
13 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Do you think like us? Are you a driven and motivated Physiotherapist looking to join an exciting MSK team?

1. Full time B6 post at West Mendip Hospital, Glastonbury

2. Full time B6 post split between West Mendip Hospital, Glastonbury and Shepton Mallet Community Hospital

These posts would suit a band 5 with a minimum of 12 months MSK experience looking to progress to their first band 6 role or an experienced band 6 who may be looking for a change or career progression. We would also consider a B6 development post for a Band 5 who needs structured support over a minimum of 6 months to reach the B6 level.

We do what we do because we care deeply about not only our patients but our team. We are a supportive, motivated, and forward-thinking service where the sky is the limit. You will work with our EPPs who offer mentoring, supervision, and injection therapy. We receive referrals from GPs, the orthopaedic assessment service, first contact practitioners, orthopaedic departments and other Health Care practitioners.

We value time to reflect, with a strong emphasis on learning, clinical supervision, and clinical development. We support our colleague development through flexible clinical support, comprehensive in-service training programme, protected 10% CPD time and our annual clinical away day. This is to help our team provide the latest evidence based and person-centred care.

Main duties of the job

Provide a high standard of therapy service to musculoskeletal outpatients.

Provide specialist advice regarding the musculoskeletal assessment, diagnosis and treatment for patients referred to the service.

Participate in the development of the Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Service.

Actively participate in their own clinical development.

Act as a source of expertise in the management of musculoskeletal conditions. Provide an advisory service to patients, carers, other physiotherapists and osteopaths, other health care professionals and the primary healthcare team including GPs.

Be responsible for the safe and correct use of equipment within the department.

Provide clinical supervision, support and training to Peers, Band 5 physiotherapists and osteopaths, students, and Exercise Instructors.

About us

As a Trust we are proud of the excellent, pioneering service the musculoskeletal team delivers to our patients. As an employer, we recognise that our colleagues, truly are our greatest asset and we are committed to supporting them to achieve a rewarding and satisfying career.

Would you like to work in one of the most desirable places within the UK?

Working here in Somerset you can soak up all that the idyllic countryside has to offer with our areas of outstanding beauty and stunning coastlines. You get to enjoy these perks whilst still only being a stone's throw away from bustling city centres like Bristol, Bath and Exeter and only two hours away from London.

There are excellent educational facilities in the area and, when compared to other regions, house prices are reasonable. You get to experience the best of both in Somerset, the countryside and the cosmopolitan -- there is truly something for everyone!

Please note that pay scales are dependent on NHS experience.

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Somerset NHS Foundation Trust


West Mendip Community Hospital

Glastonbury Road




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