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MSK Physiotherapist

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year Based on full time hours
Closing date
27 Mar 2023

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CBT therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Andover MSK physiotherapy service is a forward thinking, dynamic team that is constantly looking to improve patient care. We are looking to recruit a Band 5 MSK Clinician is a motivated team player, is patient focussed and has a passion for MSK. This is an excellent opportunity for physiotherapists looking to specialise within a static MSK role and is suitable for newly qualified physiotherapists.

The successful applicant will manage a varied caseload. Referral sources include GPs, Consultants, Extended Scope Physiotherapists and staff self referral. You will work as part of the wider MSK service which covers a number of locations within Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust. The service is delivered out of the Andover War Memorial Community Hospital. Access to physiotherapy exercise therapists and classes which enables you to make rehabilitation programmes specific and patient focussed.

There is an extensive professional development programme aligned against an education protocol which is in place for all MSK staff. The successful candidate will have regular supervisions with their senior. We offer a varied local in-service training programme that is mapped out by the Andover team and there will also wider CPD opportunity with Band 5 specific and Trust-Wide Study days. The education committee also work hard to bring international calibre speakers in-house to deliver their courses to Southern Health staff.

Main duties of the job

Undertakes a 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.

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

Participates in evidence based projects, assists in implementing changes within designated team/area and setting and monitoring standards of practice.

There may be a requirement to work elsewhere in the Trust for part of this role.

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

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

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

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.

To be responsible for own case load and maybe consulted for advice and guidance by junior team members and other health care professionals.

To continually reassess patients in order to progress treatments effectively and advise patients, employers and occupational health departments on the appropriate time to return to work, sports and other activities

To co-ordinate intervention which may include other disciplines; advises and educates patient/carers/relatives/other health professionals

To manage clinical risk within own caseload at all times

To be responsible for maintenance of accurate written records using the Rio system, to include comprehensive progress and discharge reports to medical referrers.

To use knowledge to refer to other health disciplines as appropriate

To demonstrate physical ability to carry out physiotherapy assessment and interventions including manual therapy techniques and therapeutic handling

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

To be competent in assessing a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions based on theoretical knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology, often in situations where conflicting evidence is present.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • *Degree or equivalent in physiotherapy
  • *HPC registration
  • *Evidence of CPD in musculoskeletal physiotherapy in the form of a detailed personal development portfolio
  • *Relevant special interest group membership
  • *Postgraduate education/courses in musculoskeletal physiotherapy
Experience Essential
  • *Demonstration of experience at undergraduate level in Musculoskeletal rotations
  • *Good working knowledge of anatomy and physiology underlying musculoskeletal injuries
  • *Understands the legal responsibilities of the profession
  • *Basic understanding of computers and their applications
  • *Previous experience at Band 5 level in musculoskeletal physiotherapy
  • *Experience of service developments
  • *Working knowledge of all areas of Clinical Governance Including quality, audit and risk management
  • *Experience of the research process
  • *Experience of working with patients in group settings

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