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MSK Physiotherapist - Pelvic Health

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
Base to be confirmed
£33,706 to £40,588 a year Per annum, pro rata
Closing date
21 Mar 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you an experienced and motivated MSK/Pelvic Health physiotherapist looking for a new challenge as part of a dynamic, innovative and supportive pelvic health team?

Then we have an exciting opportunity for you to become a Band 6 Pelvic Health Physiotherapist within our Team. Training option is available.

You will work closely with a Band 7/8 Pelvic Health Physiotherapists who will be responsible for clinically leading the development and provision of Pelvic Health Physiotherapy services. You will be supported by Pelvic Health Team giving you the opportunity to enhance your specialist skills to treat men and women with pelvic health conditions.

The successful candidate will be required to work as an autonomous practitioner, once trained, and provide specialised assessment and intervention within the speciality of pelvic health conditions, including patients who may have highly complex presentations, with the aim of facilitating short and long term self-management approaches to their condition

You will be required to supervise, teach and appraise more junior staff and support student physiotherapists, as appropriate

Main duties of the job

To provide a high standard of physiotherapy service to Pelvic Health outpatients.

To provide specialist advice regarding the Pelvic Health physiotherapy assessment, diagnosis and treatment for patients referred to the service.

To develop or maintain established expertise in the management of pelvic health conditions and deliver a comprehensive service to the localities within Somerset Foundation Trust and to provide an advisory service to patients, other physiotherapists, other healthcare professionals and the primary healthcare team including GPs

About us

As an organisation, the NHS offers a wide range of benefits including flexible working, fantastic pension contributions, market leading annual leave allowance, career progression and regular conversations, not to mention our Blue Light Card and NHS exclusive discounts.

The benefits of working in Somerset include the idyllic countryside, with our areas of outstanding beauty and stunning coastlines. You will get to enjoy these perks whilst still only being a stone's throw away from bustling city centres like Bristol, Bath and Exeter and only two hours away from London.

There are excellent educational facilities in the area and, when compared to other regions, house prices are reasonable. You will to experience the best of both in Somerset, the countryside and the cosmopolitan - there is truly something for everyone!

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job description and person specification for more details about this fantastic role.

Example from the Job description below:

  • To work with the Locality Lead to ensure a high standard of clinical care in line with national and local standards and the CSP Code of Professional Conduct.
  • To maintain personal clinical professional development (CPD), by keeping abreast of any new trends and developments and incorporate as necessary into the workplace.
  • To take an active role in the in-service training programme by attendance and deliverance of presentations and training sessions at staff meetings, peer review, in-service training sessions and by attending courses and practising reflective practice.
  • To participate in the staff appraisal scheme as an appraisee, and to be responsible for complying with your agreed personal development programme to meet set knowledge and competencies.
  • To participate in the staff appraisal scheme as an appraiser and to formulate personal development programmes with the appraisee(s).
  • To undertake the measurement and evaluation of your work and current practices through the use of Evidence Based Practice projects, clinical audit and outcome measures either individually or within the MSK team.

Person Specification Qualifications and Training Essential
  • Degree/diploma level education leading to Registration by the Health Professions Council (UK) as a Physiotherapist
  • Evidence of relevant and up to date post graduate training in the relevant area
  • Relevant validated clinical courses
  • Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
  • Evidence of undertaking POGP course
  • Evidence of shadowing or CPD in Pelvic Health
Knowledge and Experience Essential
  • Substantial experience within NHS 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
  • Understanding of Health and Safety and Risk Management Policies
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Competency in Moving and Handling
  • Presentation skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Understanding and use of reflective practice
  • Experience in clinical setting of Pelvic Health
Skills and Abilities Essential
  • Ability to reflect on and critically appraise own performance
  • Able to take instruction and direction and work effectively as part of a team
  • Ability to record and retrieve information on paper/electronic records as appropriate
  • Excellent Clinical reasoning skills
  • Compassionate - Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively with staff, patients, carers and relatives (as appropriate) remaining sensitive and empathetic
  • Listens to others' views respecting and valuing individual needs
  • Ability to recognise and manage challenging situations in a calm and professional manner
  • Able to develop a therapeutic rapport with patients
  • High standards of written communication skills with the ability to use email and internet
  • Able to pass on skills and knowledge to others within formal and informal environments
  • Professional and patient focussed approach with inspirational skills, acting as a role model to colleagues and junior staff members
  • Sound communication and interpersonal skills
Planning & Organising Skills Essential
  • To be forward thinking
  • Excellent organisational skills, ability to manage own time and plan timed activities
  • Adaptable to sudden changes in workload with fast turnaround of patients
  • Able to demonstrate awareness/history of treatment for obstetrics/gynaecology patients
  • Demonstrate willingness to develop clinical expertise within clinical role
Other Essential
  • Must be a car driver with a valid driving licence or have access to transport with appropriate business insurance in order to travel throughout the Trust, to meet the needs of the service
  • Willingness to be flexible in working locations
  • Intuitive and caring nature
  • Understanding of team dynamics
  • Flexible and adaptable to meet the needs of the patients
  • Well-motivated
  • Compassionate - Open minded, treats colleagues, patients, carers and relatives with dignity and respect
  • Act in a way that support equality and diversity
  • To be able to demonstrate an awareness and responsibility whilst recognising the impact frequent exposure to distressing circumstances has on care and compassion

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