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MSK Specialist Physiotherapist

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per Annum/Pro Rata
Closing date
23 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Join our progressive MSK Physiotherapy Service and benefit from access to the Cornish countryside and the best surfing beaches in the country, alongside exciting career development opportunities.We actively support CPD and offer robust in house training including an annual MSK conference , plus funding for appropriate external courses to support career progression.

An opportunity has arisen to join our well respected physiotherapy outpatient teams in the Kerrier Locality at Camborne Redruth Community Hospital and Helston Hospital.

We have a mix of staff both administrative and clinical ranging from Band 2 to 7, including Clinical Specialists and First Contact Practitioners.Our service provides out-patient physiotherapy to the local community accepting referrals from GPs, Consultants and Allied Health Professionals, as well as Patient Self-referrals. We have a strong commitment to professional development, regular supervision and in-service training at a local and countywide level.The service actively supports CPD and can provide funding for appropriate courses to support further career progression. With the emergence of FCP roles and the APP framework we aim to offer a development pathway for our existing and aspiring FCPs and APPs.

We are looking for a capable, motivated colleague to join our team on a full time basis. However, part time hours may be available.

Main duties of the job

To provide a high standard physiotherapy service to the Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy service.1. Performs an advanced musculoskeletal assessment of patients including those with highly complex presentations and from this formulates a diagnosis and treatment plan and carries out this plan as an autonomous practitioner.2. Supervises, teaches and appraises recently qualified physiotherapists, physiotherapy students, support workers and other members of the multi-disciplinary team.3. Undertakes evidence based projects including recommendations for change in practice and may participate in departmental audit.4. Deputises for the physiotherapy team leaders in operational management.5. Will have acquired specialist knowledge in specific area i.e. musculoskeletal outpatients

About us

We're an NHS community and mental health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people's physical and mental health. We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability.

We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you'll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK.

Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff.

We work in people's homes, in community clinics and bases. Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner.

Approximately 568,000 people live here. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon. As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increases the numbers of people who use our services.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To view a detailed job description and person specification including the main responsibilities of this role please see supporting documents.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • Current professional registration - HCPC
  • Professional qualification - PT
  • Degree or Diploma in Physiotherapy
  • IELTS unless qualification taken in English
  • Evidence of further training relevant to specialty e.g. Post Graduate Courses


  • Previous experience supervising Band 5s and students



  • Significant experience in MSK Outpatients
  • Significant post qualification experience
  • Experience of managing a team of people - clinical and non clinical
  • Extensive experience working within a MDT, an indepth understanding of their roles and respect for the other professionals within the team



  • Up to date and specialist clinical skills
  • Advanced clinical assessment skills

Employer details

Employer name

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Camborne Redruth Community Hospital & Helston Hospital

Barncoose Terrace


TR15 3ER

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