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Senior MSK Physiotherapist

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year
Closing date
13 Feb 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The Southern Health MSK service is advertising Band 6 MSK Physiotherapy post within our Romsey and Eastleigh locality. Full time and part time applications are welcomed. The large MSK service across Southern Health takes pride in delivering high quality care and rehabilitation in the community. As a team member you will have access to regular clinical supervision, access to funding through our ACE academy and support on your journey towards advanced practice. We are very happy to discuss flexible working options.

The team works out of Romsey Hospital and The Hub in Eastleigh. It forms part of a much larger MSK service that is Hampshire wide. Working closely with primary and secondary care colleagues, the team works to serve the local community in and around the Romsey and Eastleigh locality. Referrals are received directly from GPs and Orthopaedic Consultants as well as self-referrals from patients and Southern Health staff.

Alongside a varied MSK caseload, the successful applicant will have opportunities for leadership responsibility of band 5 staff and students. The service is committed to supporting those staff that wish to work towards advanced practice accreditation and there will be ample opportunity to build and develop their portfolio against each of the four pillars.

Main duties of the job

a)Undertakes highly skilled musculoskeletal assessment of patients including those with highly complex presentations and from this formulates a diagnosis and treatment plan which is carried out as an autonomous practitioner.

b)Takes a role in the supervision, teaching and appraisal of senior, junior and rehabilitation assistants, physiotherapy students and other members of the multi disciplinary team.

c)Deputises for Team Leader as required.

d)Active involvement in service development for the department, Trust and profession.

e)Complete tasks assigned/delegated by team lead in a timely and professional manner.

f)Supervises, initiates and participates in evidence based projects, assists in implementing changes within designated team/area and setting and monitoring standards of practice.

About us

Are you committed to providing remarkable care and service?

Are you passionate about helping people and want to make a difference every day?

We want to meet you!

Southern Health is one of the largest Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health, adult and child community health and learning disabilities. We are committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk of abuse and neglect through our 6,500 strong workforce.

Southern Health has over 300 sites across the county and we serve 1.5 million people throughout all stages of their lives. Our aim is to work alongside the people we support (and our health and care partners) to deliver the best possible care and constantly improve.

Here at SHFT we have so much to be proud of:
  • Working as a team and supporting each other, we put patients and our staff at the heart of everything we do.
  • We have a skilled and diverse workforce and are committed to our staff development, offering bespoke training packages, leadership pathways and career opportunities.
  • We offer a variety of benefits such as an amazing pension scheme, generous annual leave, Childcare Choices scheme, many discounts (Blue Light card, The Company Shop, NHS Staff Discounts, cycle to work scheme) and much more.

Come to work with us, together we will provide outstanding treatment and care to improve lives.

Job description Job responsibilities


a)To be professionally and legally responsible and accountable for all aspects of the practitioner's professional activities.

b)To take responsibility for the highly specialised assessment, treatment and advice of patients referred by medical staff, General Practitioners or other health professionals including extended scope practitioners.

c)To interpret and analyse clinical and non-clinical facts to form accurate diagnoses, prognoses and recommend best course of intervention in a wide range of highly complex musculoskeletal conditions.

d)To demonstrate highly developed dexterity, co-ordination and palpatory sensory skills for assessment and manual treatment of patients

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • *Degree or equivalent in physiotherapy
  • *HCPC registration
  • *Evidence of CPD in musculoskeletal physiotherapy in the form of a detailed personal development portfolio
  • *Postgraduate education/courses in musculoskeletal physiotherapy

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