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Lower Limb Musculoskeletal Advanced Practice Physiotherapist

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£58,698 to £65,095 Per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
Lower Limb Musculoskeletal Advanced Practice Physiotherapist(Clinical Specialist)

We have a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic, dynamic & suitably qualified physiotherapist with a specialist interest in Lower limb Orthopaedics to join our Musculoskeletal (MSK) Outpatient Therapy team at University College Hospital (UCH).

Working alongside the wider surgical, medical & nursing teams, the successful candidate will have a pivotal role in leading the development & provision of services related to complex lower limb disorders within the Musculoskeletal outpatient physiotherapy service.

We are a thriving department in the centre of London that boasts fantastic development & educational opportunities. We have good links with our medical & surgical colleagues, community facilities & run a variety of well-established group-based rehabilitation classes.

The post holder will focus on the expert management of a physiotherapy clinical caseload of predominantly orthopaedic outpatients with complex Lower Limb conditions. This includes complex surgical & non-surgical patients with pre-habilitation & rehabilitation needs.

You will be working with a team of senior clinicians to help deliver, co-ordinate & evaluate the MSK Physiotherapy service with opportunities to advance & progress service development as well as being involved in research projects.

Main duties of the job

You will facilitate evidence-informed patient care, playing a key role in sharing knowledge with other staff members to support & develop physiotherapy best practice in line with local & national guidelines.

You will be required to have significant previous MSK outpatient experience at Band 7 level including Orthopaedic & Rheumatology patient management. A range of excellent clinical, communication, clinical reasoning & rehabilitative skills appropriate to the caseload are essential & you will be expected to provide an accountable, autonomous & high-quality physiotherapy service.

You should demonstrate evidence of ongoing CPD to a Masters level (M-Level) or equivalent & be able to work in a flexible manner. As an expert clinician & leader, you will be able to prove your ability to assist in the education, appraisal, training & supervision of less experienced physiotherapy staff, students & other allied health & medical colleagues. We offer support for ongoing personal development, clinical excellence & leadership skills training.

Allied to your clinical work will be managerial & administrative duties, including the operational management of the UCH lower limb rehabilitation classes.

You will be well supported in all your roles by the MSK team including Advanced Practice Physiotherapists, Consultant Physiotherapists, the senior team & Heads of Service.

About us

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) is one of the most complex NHS trusts in the UK, serving a large and diverse population. We provide academically led acute and specialist services, to people from the local area, from throughout the United Kingdom and overseas. Our vision is to deliver top-quality patient care, excellent education, and world-class research.

We provide first-class acute and specialist services across eight sites:
  • University College Hospital (incorporating the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Wing)
  • National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery
  • Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals
  • University College Hospital Grafton Way Building
  • Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine
  • University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre
  • The Hospital for Tropical Diseases
  • University College Hospital at Westmoreland Street

We are dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of many complex illnesses. UCLH specialises in women's health and the treatment of cancer, infection, neurological, gastrointestinal and oral disease. It has world class support services including critical care, imaging, nuclear medicine and pathology.

We are committed to sustainability and have pledged to become a carbon net zero health service, embedding sustainable practice throughout UCLH. We have set an ambitious target of net zero for our direct emissions by 2031 and indirect emissions by 2040.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For the full Person Specification and more information regarding the main responsibilities of this role, please refer to the attached Job Description.
This vacancy may close before the current listed closing date. If you intend to apply for this post, you are advised not to delay submitting your completed application.
Please note when applying that all essential & desirable criteria will be assessed via your personal statement only please do not type your roles & responsibilities in the previous employment sections.

Come and be a part of the best NHS trust in England to work for, according to our staff*

UCLH top trust to work at in England for the second year running! : University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

*In the most recent NHS staff survey UCLH had the highest percentage of staff who said they would recommend us as a place to work, out of all general acute or acute/community NHS trusts in England for the second year in a row.

UCLH top trust to work at in England for the second year running! University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Once again, UCLH has received the highest score of all general acute and acute/community NHS trusts in England for staff that would recommend us as a place to work.

Person Specification

Knowledge & Experience


  • Good written/spoken English
  • Physiotherapy degree/or equivalent
  • HPC Registration
  • MSc or completed masters modules or equivalent in relevant subject
  • Significant post qualification experience in musculoskeletal outpatients
  • Experience at Band 7 level in Musculoskeletal outpatients
  • Experience of management of complex Lower Limb disorders & surgery
  • Highly specialist knowledge & experience of a wide range of approaches to the management of patients with a wide variety of complex musculoskeletal problems.
  • Ability to work as an autonomous practitioner in an area where no support or advice may be available
  • Evidence of commitment to advanced clinical and non-clinical continued professional development within musculoskeletal outpatients, e.g. post registration training, management competencies and evidence of a detailed personal development portfolio.
  • Awareness of current evidence pertaining to Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy and application to clinical practice, using advanced clinical reasoning skills.
  • Previous experience of supervision and clinical education of a broad range of clinicians and students.
  • Teaching experience to uni and multi-disciplinary groups with evidence of ability to deliver high quality presentations to senior staff.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the research process


  • Experience at clinical specialist level



  • Experience of managing a team including supervision and appraisal
  • Proven clinical and managerial leadership ability.
  • Involvement in/knowledge of service development in design, application and evaluation
  • Active participation in Clinical Audit and Policy/Guideline development.
  • Experience/knowledge of business planning.



  • Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills, both written and verbal
  • Competent IT skills

Employer details

Employer name

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


University College London Hospitals

235 Euston Road



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