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Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

NHS AfC : Band 6

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NHS AfC : Band 6
Fixed term: 12 months
Part time - 15 hours per week
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Royal Lancaster Infirmary
£32,306 - £39,027 Per Annum Pro Rata
Salary period
30/11/2021 23:59

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

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay has been nationally recognised as the UK’s most inclusive NHS organisation. As such we have 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 team here within Occupational Health and Wellbeing supporting our colleagues within the trust. If you’re the type of health professional who truly has the patient at the heart of everything you do and you want to work in a Trust that shares your values and is going places, then this might just be the perfect role for you.

Services are based in the Royal Lancaster Infirmary 

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.

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.

We welcome applications from qualified physiotherapists with musculoskeletal experience and a valid HCPC registration, who would like the opportunity to continue and develop their skills.


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
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship here. It is vital that you provide full and accurate details of your current immigration status on the application form. Overseas applicants applying for entry clearance into the UK must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided in continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Guidance can be found here. Not everyone needs a ‘Skilled Worker’ visa. If you are applying for a vacancy in health or adult social care, check if you’re eligible to apply for the Health and Care Worker visa instead. It’s cheaper to apply for and you do not need to pay the annual immigration health surcharge

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

Clare Hill
Job title
Head of Wellbeing
Email address
Telephone number
01524 512290
Additional information

Clare Hill. Head of Wellbeing,

Occupational Health and Wellbeing department, Royal Lancaster Infirmary
Tel: 01524 512290