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Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

NHS AfC : Band 6

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NHS AfC : Band 6
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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Furness General Hospital
Barrow in Furness
£32,306 - £39,027 Per Annum Pro Rata
Salary period
06/07/2022 23:59

''A great place to be cared for; a great place to work''

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay has a firm commitment to strengthening the diversity of our workforce, and therefore welcome and encourage applications from likeminded people who can support our ambition to become effortlessly inclusive. We are particularly keen to hear from protected groups – including BAME, LGBT+ and people with a disability.

Job overview

We are delighted to be able to offer an opportunity for a highly motivated, ambitious individual to join our Outpatient Physiotherapy team . The post holder will be based at Furness General Hospital with services also provided at Ulverston Health Centre. We also work closely with our Orthopaedic Consultants and GP colleagues as part of the Trust's Physiotherapy Service based within the locality.

If you’re looking for an opportunity to continue to develop your skills in MSK and to join an established multi-disciplinary team delivering specialist MSK services in both a secondary and primary care setting, then this could be the role for you.


Main duties of the job

As a Trust we actively support you to develop your knowledge and skills via our Annual Development Review programme. You will also have the opportunity to learn from a team of experienced Specialist and Advanced Physiotherapists through the in-service training programme and there is support for external courses.

We welcome applications from qualified physiotherapists with musculoskeletal experience and a valid HCPC registration.

Our primary focus is to deliver quality, patient-centred care which is evidenced based and sustainable for the future in an ever changing NHS landscape. To achieve this, we aim to give you the opportunity to develop your skills in a supportive, dynamic and varied environment and to be involved in service development. We have a strong commitment to staff development and service improvement and provide regular supervision and in-service training.


Working for our organisation

We operate from three main hospitals - Furness General Hospital (FGH) in Barrow, the Royal Lancaster Infirmary (RLI), and Westmorland General Hospital (WGH) in Kendal, as well as a number of community health care premises including Millom Hospital and GP Practice, Queen Victoria Hospital in Morecambe, and Ulverston Community Health Centre.

FGH and the RLI have a range of General Hospital services, with full Emergency Departments, Critical/Coronary Care units and various Consultant-led services.

WGH provides a range of General Hospital services, together with an Urgent Treatment Centre, that can help with a range of non-life threatening conditions such as broken bones and minor illnesses.

All three main hospitals provide a range of planned care including outpatients, diagnostics, therapies, day case and inpatient surgery. In addition, a range of local outreach services and diagnostics are provided from community facilities across Morecambe Bay.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay visiting our website https://www.uhmb.nhs.uk/

Person specification

Education and qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Health & Care Professions Council registered Physiotherapist
  • Honours Degree or equivalent in Physiotherapy approved by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy/Health Professions Council
  • Evidence of relevant post graduate specialist clinical education
Desirable criteria
  • Membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy


Essential criteria
  • Comprehensive rotational experience as a Staff grade in the core competencies within physiotherapy for example: musculo-skeletal, neurology and cardio- respiratory care
  • Evidence of effective written and oral communication skills in English in a variety of settings
  • Experience of working within a team
Desirable criteria
  • 12 months or more experience of treating general MSK outpatients

Skills, ability and knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Evidence of commitment, motivation and adaptability
  • Ability to think quickly, assess clinical situations and make decisions upon that information
  • Must demonstrate a knowledge of team / group dynamics and understand the role of a Specialist Physiotherapist within a team
  • Understanding of legal responsibilities within the profession
  • To have a clear understanding of the role of a Specialist Physiotherapist in their approach to their professional duties
  • Must be able to demonstrate basic awareness of current NHS issues
  • Basic IT skills
  • To have a knowledge of audit tools and awareness of organizational and clinical standards in Physiotherapy
  • Evidence of leadership
  • Mentoring staff

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Disability Confident - two yearsVeteran AwareNo smoking policyDisability confident employerArmed Forces Covenant (Silver Award)Stonewall equality policy. Equality and justice for lesbians, gay men, bisexual and trans people.Morecambe Bay - Inclusive EmployerStep into health

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Laura Dodd
Job title
Out-patient Physiotherapy Team Manager
Email address
Telephone number
01229 402807
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