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MSK Physiotherapist - St Austell

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
St Austell
£28,407 to £34,581 Per Annum / Pro Rata
Closing date
1 Aug 2024

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Band 5
Full Time
Looking to relocate for exceptional lifestyle benefits and career progression opportunities?

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 plus opportunity for funding for appropriate external courses to support career progression.

An opportunity has arisen on a fixed term for 12 months to join our well respected physiotherapy outpatient team in the Restormel Locality working at St Austell hospital and may also cover our Newquay department if circumstances require it.

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.

We are looking for a capable, motivated and flexible colleague to join our team on a full time basis. To cover maternity leave for 12 months.

Main duties of the job

To provide a high standard physiotherapy service to the Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy service.

1. Performs musculoskeletal assessment of patients and from this formulates a diagnosis and treatment plan and carries out this plan as an autonomous practitioner.

2. Work in a range of settings within outpatient physiotherapy.

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
  • Degree or Diploma in Physiotherapy
  • IELTS unless qualification taken in English


  • Evidence of further training relevant to specialty e.g. Post Graduate Courses



  • Experience of working within a multidisciplinary team
  • Broad range of placement experience of medical, surgical, orthopaedic and rehabilitation work


  • Previous NHS experience
  • Previous experience in MSK Outpatients

Skills and Aptitude


  • Up to date clinical skills
  • Excellent communication skills-empathy, negotiation, and motivation, presenting of complex facts in an understandable way, re-assurance and support particularly to anxious people


  • Evidence of responsibility e.g. health and safety, steward, committee member

Employer details

Employer name

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


St Austell Community Hospital

Porthpean Road

St Austell

PL26 6AA

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