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MSK Physiotherapist

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for motivated, dynamic and enthusiastic Physiotherapists to join our well-established musculoskeletal Team at the Vale Community Hospital, Dursley.

You will be required to work in the outpatient's department managing a comprehensive range of MSK conditions. We receive self- referrals, GP, Consultant in addition to referrals from our Advanced Practitioner Service and Other Health Care Professionals.

Once you have received the appropriate training you will be encouraged to act as a clinical educator and assist in the supervision of undergraduate physiotherapy students.

In Service Training is encouraged and supported. You will play an active part in the local and Countywide MSK in-service training programmes and be expected to commit to your own personal development.

Close links exist with the band 7 staff working in the Musculoskeletal Advanced Practitioner Service (MSKAPS.)

Main duties of the job

  • To undertake all aspects of clinical duties as an autonomous practitioner to work independently with access to guidance from highly specialised Physiotherapists within Gloucestershire Health and Care Services
  • To be professionally and legally accountable for a designated patient caseload and to decide priorities for own work area balancing other patient related and professional demands
  • To manage clinical risk within own patient caseload
  • To undertake the comprehensive assessment and accurate diagnosis of patients, including those with a complex presentation, using investigative, analytical and enhanced clinical reasoning skills
  • To formulate individualised clinical management programmes, utilising a wide range of treatment skills and options to plan a specialised programme of care

About us

We have in excess of 5000 staff working over 50 sites, providing a diverse range of services. We strive to support an organisational culture that is welcoming, builds and celebrates inclusivity and diversity and provides a sense of belonging and trust.

The annual NHS Staff Surveygives our people the opportunity to tell us about their experience working at the Trust. For the 2023 survey just over 2800 colleagues gave us their views (58.5%). It was great to see from the results that colleagues are saying that:
  • 89.7% believe they are making a positive difference to patients/service users
  • 73.3% would recommend the organisation as a place to work
  • 82.4% agree that care of patients and service users is the organisations priority
  • 76.7% would be happy with the standard of care for a friend or relative

Our results put us as 5th nationally as a Community, Mental Health and Learning Disabilities NHS Employer of Choice and 1st equal amongst all NHS Provider Trusts in the South West. However, we know we have more to do and will continue to drive forward our commitment to making GHC a Great Place to Work.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Gloucestershire Health and Care is committed to embedding and providing personalised care through all of its services as part of our high-quality care strategy. The purpose of personalised care is to empower people to lead the lives they want to live. Personalised care starts with a conversation with people about what matters to them. It builds on what people can do, as well as addressing their health needs. Including new ways of working and delivering care, emphasising that we need to make effective use of the full range of our peoples skills and experience to deliver the best possible patient care. So we want to know What Matters to You and that you will share our values and join us on this very important journey.

The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.

Please refer to the Additional Information attachment before submitting your application.

We provide a Multi-professional preceptorship programme that is aligned to the National Preceptorship Framework for Nursing and have been awarded the Interim quality mark from NHS England. Our programme is provided to all Newly Qualified Nurses, Nursing Associates, Internationally Educated Practitioners, Allied Health Professionals and Return to Practice Practitioners. In addition to the programme we also offer all preceptees the opportunity of enrolling and completing the level 7 (Masters) 15 credit validated module Preceptorship for Healthcare (AP7026).

Newly qualified Social Workers are offered the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment programme (ASYE) which is similar to a preceptorship programme.

Person Specification



  • Diploma/Degree in Physiotherapy
  • Member of CSP
  • Registration with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC)



  • To have a good working knowledge of relevant national standards to which quality of practice should be monitored



  • Good communication skills both verbal and non-verbal and written
  • To be able to evidence clinical reasoning in the management of non-complex patient presentation
  • Evidence of continuing professional development



  • Good communication skills both verbal and non-verbal and written


  • Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options

Employer details

Employer name

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust


Vale Community Hospital, Dursley

Lister Road


GL11 4BA

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