MSK Therapist (Band 5)

Employer
Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Somerset
Salary
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
9 Oct 2022

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Profession
CBT Therapist / Other
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Are you looking for a chance to work in a dynamic outpatient setting within the MSK service in Somerset?

We have several posts available across the south of the county based in the community hospitals due to internal promotions to Band 6.

You will work closely along side the team including Exercise Instructors, Band 6 clinicians, Osteopaths, EPP ( Enhanced Practice Physiotherapists), FCP ( First Contact Practitioners), Minor Injuries Units, OASIS, Injection Therapists and community services. We receive referrals from GPs, Consultants, Orthopaedics, OASIS and FCP clinicians as well as other AHPs.

We offer a generous CPD allowance per week for Band 5s depending on project work, quarterly in-service training, service away day and yearly clinical away day. Therefore providing many opportunities for growth and development of both yourself and the wider service. Our EPP, FCP and OASIS practitioners work in the departments providing support, training and joint clinical sessions to enhance your learning and patient experience.

Main duties of the job

Healthcare within Somerset is undergoing exciting changes following the MSK recovery post Covid-19.

This offers great opportunities to gain new skills and work in an exciting and dynamic therapy team, within a Trust that places a strong emphasis on CPD, clinical supervision and staff development. We offer a mixed virtual and face to face clinic to our patients which gives staff variety in their day and offers up chance to hone in on different skills.

You will undergo a comprehensive and closely supervised induction programme to complete clinical competencies before taking on your own caseload and diary.

You will be responsible for your own caseload/ diary, stock ordering duties in the department, supporting students as well as taking an active part in the development of our service. You will also be involved in provision of our gym based group classes.

About us

As a Trust we are proud of the excellent, pioneering service the musculoskeletal therapy team delivers to our patients. As an employer, we recognise that our staff, truly are our greatest asset and we are committed to supporting them to achieve a rewarding and satisfying career.

Working and living in Somerset provides a mix of idyllic countryside, areas of outstanding natural beauty and stunning coastlines with just a short travel to Bristol, Exeter and Bath.

Somerset has established a pioneering FCP service across the county and this is continuing to provide development opportunities for junior physiotherapist to progress toward with both taught and portfolio routes.

As part of the interview process, you will be required to bring the following with you: Proof of any essential qualifications stated on the Job Description, proof of NHS payslip if coming from another NHS Organisation and all ID to prove your identity and Right to Work (More details will follow for successful applicants invited to interview)

Interview date to be confirmed.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see Job description attached for details and personal specification.

Essential Criteria

Degree/diploma in Physiotherapy or MSc or BSc (Hons) in Osteopathy and

Registration with the Health Professions Council (UK) or General Osteopathic Council.

Evidence of CPD maintained in a portfolio

Can demonstrate clinical skills encompassing the core areas of exercise therapy, management of pain relief, mobility training and therapeutic handling

Sound assessment skills with clinical reasoning and analytical ability

Ability to manage own caseload and prioritise workload pressures

Effective oral and written communication skills

Presentation skills

Please note: If you are successful for interview, you will be required to bring the following with you: Proof of any essential qualifications stated on the Job Description, proof of NHS payslip if coming from another NHS Organisation andallID to prove your identity and Right to Work (More details will follow for successful applicants invited to interview)

Our values are simple: Outstanding Care, Working Together, Listening and Leading.

We recognise that our colleagues are our most valuable resource, we are proud of the excellent levels of service our Trust provides to our service users and the dedication and conscientious of our colleagues. With this in mind, we offer a range of colleague benefits including:

Excellent annual leave entitlement

NHS Pension Scheme

Free parking on most of our sites

NHS discounts

Training and development

Flexible working

Paid registration fees for the 1st year for newly qualified colleagues

For more information please contact the recruitment team via email:SomersetNHSJobs@SomersetFT.nhs.uk

Person Specification Qualification Essential
  • Degree or MSc in Physiotherapy or Osteopathy
  • Registration by Health and Care Professions Council (UK) or the General Osteopath Council (GOC)
  • Evidence of relevant and up to date post graduate training in the field of MSk
Desirable
  • Attendance of relevant validated clinical courses
Knowledge and Experience Essential
  • Clinical skills encompassing the core areas of exercise therapy, management of pain, mobility training and therapeutic handling
  • Sound assessment skills with clinical reasoning and analytical ability
  • Knowledge of validated assessment tools and outcome measures
  • Specialist knowledge of a broad range of relevant conditions and their management
  • Experience of working within MSk outpatients
  • Understanding and use of reflective practice
  • Understanding of Health and Safety and Risk Management Policies
  • Experience of clinical supervision
Desirable
  • Working as part of a therapy team
  • Experience of leading and facilitating groups
  • Involvement in audit, research and understanding quality issues
  • Experience with the NHS
Skills and Abilities Essential
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent clinical reasoning, assessment and treatment skills
  • Remain up to date with professional and evidence based practice and new research
  • Able to present information, written and orally, in a clear and logical manner and keep accurate and legible patient notes
  • Competent IT skills
  • Ability to organise, prioritise and delegate
  • Understand clinical governance and it's implications for services, including experience of quality issues
  • Ability to comprehend and work within all the Trusts policies of data protection, equal opportunities and health and saftey
  • To be forward thinking
  • Adaptable to sudden changes in workload with fast turnaround of patients
  • Ability to reflect on and critically appraise own performance
  • Understand and use of shared decision making
Desirable
  • Ability to cope with distressing situations such as imparting unwelcome news regarding rehabilitation prospects
  • Presentation skills
  • Able to pass on skills and knowledge to others within formal and informal environments
Personal Qualities Essential
  • Committed to personal and team development
  • Ability to maintain high levels of concentration when under pressure from competing sources
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Motivation, drive, enthusiasm and confidence in the role
Other Essential
  • Access to transport to travel throughout the Somerset partnership area
Desirable
  • Willingness to be flexible in working locations


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