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Specialist MSK Physiotherapist - Community Based

NHS AfC: Band 6

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NHS AfC: Band 6
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (37.5 hours per week)
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Across Morecambe Bay/Furness
Furness Area
£31,365 - £37,890 Per Annum Pro Rata
Salary period
29/07/2021 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

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic Physiotherapist to join our Community based MSK Out-patient team involving assessment and treatment of a mixed caseload. 

The post offers rotations at Alfred Barrow Health Centre, Dalton Clinic and Millom Community Hospital therefore you must have the ability to work and travel to various sites within the Furness Locality. The team has fully equipped clinical areas and gym facilities and  the opportunity to work closely with GPs and other health staff.

Main duties of the job

The Physiotherapy Service has a well-developed appraisal system, regular in-service training, monthly clinical supervision and actively encourages continuing professional development.

You will be expected to be involved in the supervision and teaching of physiotherapy students and other staff within the service.


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 healthcare 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
  • BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy or equivalent qualification
  • HPC Registration
  • Evidence of recent post-graduate courses and continuing professional development
  • Sound knowledge of relevant conditions including specialised knowledge of musculoskeletal physiotherapy
Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of attendance at relevant post graduate courses


Essential criteria
  • Completion of all Core Junior Rotations in the NHS
  • Involvement in service development through clinical audit, use of outcome measures etc
  • Evidence Based practitioner
Desirable criteria
  • Additional experience at Band 6 level within relevant speciality

Skills, ability and knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Effective communication
  • Team player
  • Organisational and time management skills
  • Good IT skills
Desirable criteria
  • Awareness of current NHS issues
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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

claire Hope
Job title
Team Lead MSK Physiotherapy
Email address
Telephone number
01229 402677
Additional information