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Senior MSk Physiotherapist

Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
South Ealing
£45,024 to £50,806 a year per annum HCAS inclusive (pro rata if P/T)
Closing date
8 Aug 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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Senior MSk Physiotherapist
  • To provide clinical expertise in the treatment of patients with musculoskeletal problems and in the education and supervision of less experienced members of the musculoskeletal team.
  • To support the management of the musculoskeletal team to deliver and develop high quality seamless musculoskeletal services in primary and acute care settings.
  • To autonomously assess and diagnose patients with a diverse range of Musculoskeletal, orthopaedic or rheumatology conditions, using appropriate assessment/diagnostic techniques, skills and tools.
  • To autonomously create individual treatment plans using a variety of appropriate physiotherapy treatment regimes for a range of patient groups including patients with complex and multiple musculoskeletal and medical problems.

The successful applicant may have contact with patients or service users. As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination as this remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients and service users when working on our healthcare settings

Main duties of the job

We are looking for a highly motivated Band 7 Physiotherapist to work within the Ealing Community Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Service. This is a Full Time post of 37.5 hrs/week in a community out patient set up.

We have a commitment to clinical quality and service efficiency and can offer a supportive working and learning environment.

The physiotherapy team is integrated with our interface service and there is opportunity to work alongside Extended Scope Practitioners and Musculoskeletal Physicians, as well as experienced senior physiotherapists. We aim to provide a supportive environment with the chance be involved in a range of innovative service projects.

If you would like to talk to somebody about this vacancy then please contact:

Name: Fal Mehta (Clinical Lead MSK Physiotherapy)


About us

Ealing Community Partners is a group of NHS, Ealing Council and voluntary organisations working together to deliver community health and care services for the people of Ealing.

The catchment area spans diverse communities, with over 100 first languages spoken. We are committed to providing services that meet the needs of the people who use them, and we actively encourage involvement from local people who can help make a difference.

We're passionate about delivering first-class patient-centred, safe and effective care. Patients are at the heart of everything we do.

We're always looking to recruit outstanding people who will go the extra mile to support our patients, colleagues, teams and the Trust. With every new employee we're hoping to find our future leaders and we'll support our staff by providing opportunities to develop theircareer.

Job description Job responsibilities

  • To provide a comprehensive service to patients with physiotherapy need at a variety of locations. Skills required include:
  • Management of patients with complex musculoskeletal, orthopaedic and rheumatological disorders and conditions
  • Advanced manual therapy and therapeutic exercise skills.
  • Extensive knowledge of patient self- management and education
  • Excellent communication with consultants, GPs and other healthcare professionals is essential in providing a holistic approach to patient management
  • To initiate and participate in the development of new ideas and the evolution of existing systems within Primary care and hospital based musculoskeletal services.
  • To provide structured supervision, for more junior members of the team.
  • To carry out annual appraisals and subsequently create professional development plans with more junior members of the physiotherapy team
  • To provide specific advanced level teaching for more junior members of the team.
  • To organise, coordinate and deliver training for GPs and other healthcare professionals as required.
  • To be responsible for helping to plan service development and implementing decisions.
  • Dealing with problems/issues as they arise and passing things on to more senior managers as required
  • Support and liaison with the admin/booking teams
  • To lead on the planning and clinical education of undergraduate students in the physiotherapy team
  • To participate and lead, when appropriate, in the monitoring of activity and audit of Musculoskeletal physiotherapy service.
  • To adopt a problem solving approach, engaging patients and carers in their treatment plan, negotiating on agreed outcomes, gaining consent and educating patient on self-care.
  • To evaluate and review treatment outcomes to facilitate discharge of patients.
  • To deliver care in a range of settings including clinics, GP surgeries and acute hospital as required.

Person Specification Education & Qualifications Essential
  • Graduate Diploma Physiotherapy/BSc Physiotherapy or equivalent level
  • HCPC Registration
Experience Essential
  • Good general experience, plus some specialist experience in musculoskeletal out- patients
  • Participation in in service training programme
  • Have been involved in service training evaluation/initiated service change
  • Experience of sole responsibility for supervision of staff and students
  • Experience in MDT working MDT in the NHS

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