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Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
£25,655 to £31,534 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
30 Jan 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist with a passion for delivering outstanding care? If so, we want to hear from you.

We are looking to recruit physiotherapist at Band 5 level to join our Musculoskeletal service in Knowsley on a permanent basis. We need a Physiotherapist who is able to manage a caseload of various musculoskeletal conditions. The post is ideal for anyone looking to specialise in MSK physiotherapy.

You will have the opportunity to work at sites across Knowsley and gain a wide range of experience within an MSK position. You will carry out specific physiotherapy assessments, which will include goal setting and treatment planning, and implement these treatment plans across a varied caseload.

You will be responsible for your own patient caseload. You will be committed to a person-centred approach to your work, have an ability to prioritise and work flexibly. You will have the opportunity to develop your musculoskeletal skills and knowledge through patient management, clinical supervision and a comprehensive In Service Training Programme.

The role will involve regular travel across multiple sites . Therefore, the post holder must be able to meet the travel requirements of this post. Please indicate on your application how you meet this requirement.

Main duties of the job

To work within Trust clinical guidelines, HPCP and Registrant Body guidelines and to have a working knowledge of national and local standards and monitor own practise against these.

To demonstrate as appropriate to role physical skills for assessment and treatment of patients e.g. dexterity, co-ordination, palpatory and other senses

The post holder will demonstrate an attitude which respects and values service users' and their carers.

About us

Mersey Care is one of the largest trusts providing physical health and mental health services in the North West, serving more than 11 million people.

We offer specialist inpatient and community services that support physical and mental health and specialist inpatient mental health, learning disability, addiction and brain injury services. Mersey Care is one of only three trusts in the UK that offer high secure mental health facilities.

At the heart of all we do is our commitment to 'perfect care' - care that is safe, effective, positively experienced, timely, equitable and efficient. We support our staff to do the best job they can and work alongside service users, their families, and carers to design and develop future services together. We're currently delivering a programme of organisational and service transformation to significantly improve the quality of the services we provide and safely reduce cost as we do so.

Job description Job responsibilities

To be professional and legally responsible and accountable for all aspects of your own work including the management of patients/clients in your care.

To undertake a comprehensive assessment of patients/clients using clinical reasoning skills and appropriate assessment techniques to provide an accurate diagnosis of their condition.

Formulate and deliver an individual treatment programme using assessment, reasoning skills and treatment skills based on a sound knowledge of evidence based practice and treatment options.

To take delegated responsibility from a senior clinician for managing patients/clients with particular conditions and be responsible for providing assessment and treatment plans for patients with these conditions.

Evaluate patient progress, reassess and alter treatment programmes as required reporting back to senior clinician with regular support and advice from senior clinician.

To have the ability to undertake self-directed/lone working in a variety of locations.

Managerial/Leadership (including Financial/Physical Resources and Staffing)

To demonstrate leadership by means of:

Effecting change within sphere of practice, when and where indicated, to improve service delivery

Motivating, supporting and enabling others to contribute towards the effectiveness and success of Merseycare NHS Trust.

To take responsibility for own decision making and the decisions of their team which effect service delivery.

To undertake any other duties that might be considered appropriate by senior staff.


To be responsible for a designated area of work, as delegated by a senior clinician. Plan and organise efficiently and effectively patient/client caseload, and use of time for self.

To be responsible for equipment used in carrying out clinical duties, and to adhere to policy, including competence to use equipment and to ensure the safe use of equipment by others through teaching, training and supervision of practice.

To provide spontaneous and planned advice, teaching and instruction to relatives, carers and other professionals to promote understanding of the aims of treatment and to ensure a consistent approach to patient care.

To provide clinical advice to colleagues working within other clinical areas.

To provide clinical advice, teaching and training to other members of the MDT regarding the management of patients.

Learning and Development

To maintain own clinical professional development (CPD) by keeping abreast of any new trends and developments, and incorporate them as appropriate into your work. To support junior staff to do likewise.

To be an active member of relevant training programmes attending and delivering presentations at staff meetings/tutorials and by attending external courses and being a reflective practitioner.

To participate in the supervision scheme as supervisee and supervisor when appropriate.

Clinical Governance/Research Audit

To adhere to the appropriate Registrant Body code of Ethics and Professional Conduct and comply with local and national standards of practice.

Undertake policy and service development changes as directed.

Demonstrate an understanding of clinical governance and risk management and apply to work situation.

Undertake the measurement and evaluation of your work and current practices through the use of evidence based practice projects, audit and outcome measures under direct guidance.

To comply with the organisational and local policies and procedures and to be involved in the reviewing and updating as appropriate.

To support research activity within the Service.

To engage actively in practice development, evaluation, audit and research activities relevant to service to promote evidence based practice.


To communicate effectively with patients and carers to maximise potential and to ensure understanding of their condition.

To assess capacity, gain valid informed consent and have the ability to work within a legal framework with patients/clients who lack capacity to consent to treatment.

To communicate effectively and work collaboratively with the Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) to ensure delivery of a co-ordinated multidisciplinary service. This will include participating in a variety of MDT, internal and external agency meetings and forums plus other forms of verbal/written communication as necessary including report writing and referrals to other agencies.

To communicate highly sensitive information effectively with all patient groups/clients/carers where there may be difficulties in accepting or understanding information.

To maintain tact and diplomacy and use highly developed communication skills when working in situations which may become hostile/antagonistic including potential complaints as per trust Policy.

To maintain accurate, comprehensive and up to date documentation, in line with legal and local requirements, and communicate assessment and treatment results to the appropriate disciplines in the form of reports and letters.

To undertake as directed the collection of appropriate data and statistics for the use of the department.

Person Specification Qualification Essential
  • Professional qualification in physiotherapy
  • Registering Body e.g. HPCP
Experience/Knowledge Essential
  • Ability to demonstrate a good level of knowledge and skills within a musculoskeletal setting
Skills Essential
  • Leadership skills
  • Excellent communication (written and oral) skills
  • Organisational/ time management skills of self
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Able to work under supervision and as part of a team
  • Ability to travel in the course of performing duties
Values Essential
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Accountability
  • Respectfulness
  • Enthusiasm
  • Support
  • High professional standards
  • Responsive to service users
  • Engaging leadership style
  • Strong customer service belief
  • Transparency and honesty
  • Discreet
  • Change oriented

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