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MSK Clinical Specialist

Solent NHS Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year
Closing date
25 Jul 2024

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Other allied health
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for experienced, motivated, and enthusiastic MSK Clinicians to join our Band 8a Specialist Musculoskeletal teams within our Lower Quadrant pathway, specialising initially in hips and knees.

Referrals into the Specialist MSK service are from MSK physiotherapy, FCP, GP or self-referral. The caseload comprises complex patients with musculoskeletal pain, or those who have not responded to primary care intervention. Advanced clinical reasoning, investigative and analytical skills are required to ensure the appropriate investigation are undertaken, and to facilitate decision making regarding the most appropriate management options, ensuring delivery of high quality evidence based care.

You will work both independently and alongside a highly experienced team of Specialists, Clinical Leads and MSK Consultant Practitioners who are key to driving the development of the service. There are opportunities to be involved in Service Improvement, Audit, Research and Quality Improvement. CPD and mentorship is integral to effective service delivery and as well as undertaking a robust competency programme you will have regular workshops/peer support. You will also actively support more junior colleges within the primary care Physiotherapy service. Support in obtaining post graduate qualifications in injection therapy or other relevant skills will be considered depending on service needs and personal development plans.

Main duties of the job

To be professional and legally responsible and accountable for all aspects of your own work including the management of patients in your care.

To undertake specialist assessment, interpret the relevant clinical findings of complex patients with musculoskeletal pain or those who have not responded to primary care interventions.

To make decisions, using investigative, clinical reasoning and analytical skills regarding the appropriate medical investigation of choice and implementation of such including injections.

To ensure a high standard of clinical care for the patients under your management, and support and facilitate more junior staff to do likewise, using evidence based practices and evaluate outcomes.

Provide timely advice over the management of all patients entering the care pathway.

To advise GP's, patients, families, employers and Physiotherapists on best management.

To be responsible for the setting and monitoring of standards and policies of clinical practice physiotherapy service referring patients to the specialist pathways.

To keep accurate, legible records of patient care in line with Trust and service guidelines, being responsible for all physiotherapy records held by the Specialist service, using audit tools when appropriate

About us

We have been working with other local NHS Trusts to create a new organisation, bringing together all community, mental health and learning disability services from across Hampshire and Isle of Wight. Subject to approvals, the aim is for the new Trust to be formed by the end of 2024.

Project Fusion is the name for the programme to create the new combined NHS Foundation Trust. Hampshire and Isle of Wight Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust will be bringing the services into a single organisation will result in more consistent care, more equitable access to services irrespective of postcode, and a more sustainable workforce and services. The new organisation will operate locally to ensure services can best meet the needs of different communities.

The new Trust will be comprised of all the services currently provided by Solent NHS Trust and Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust, the community, mental health and learning disability services provided by Isle of Wight NHS Trust and child and adolescent mental health services delivered in parts of Hampshire by Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

Colleagues will transfer to the new organisation under Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) -- known as TUPE on the day the trust is formed. TUPE is a legal process to ensure you transfer out of one organisation and into another, maintaining the terms and conditions of your employment.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • BSc Hons Physiotherapy or equivalent
  • Health Professions Council Registration
  • Post graduate study to M level
  • Evidence of post graduate courses/CPD


  • Member of Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
  • IRMER qualification
  • Injection Therapy MSc Module / Orthopaedic Medicine
  • Membership of CSP Special Interest Group



  • Extensive experience as physiotherapist
  • Experience in management of musculoskeletal conditions

Additional Criteria


  • Competent IT & presentation skills
  • Demonstrates commitment to self- development

Employer details

Employer name

Solent NHS Trust


Adelaide Health Centre, Western Community Centre

William Macleod Way



SO16 4XE

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