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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 28/09/2020.

Band 6 Physiotherapist (Civilian)

Job Reference: J221-A-20-24835

Ministry of Defence (Defence Medical Services)
Defence Primary Healthcare
Medical Centre, RAF Benson, Oxon
£31,365-£37,890 Per Annum (Pro-rata if Part Time)

Ministry of Defence - Defence Medical Services

Are you looking for a new and challenging role? Are you seeking job satisfaction, numerous benefits and training opportunities? Do you want to take your career in a different direction with a professional and supportive organisation?

If the answer is yes, then we have an opportunity for a Band 6 Physiotherapist to take up a post within Defence Primary Healthcare (DPHC) at Medical Centre, RAF Benson, Oxon.

The successful candidate will give full support to the Line Manager in ensuring the provision of a comprehensive and professional physiotherapy/rehabilitation service for entitled personnel. This will include undertaking highly skilled and specialist work in the musculo-skeletal/sports and training injury area including group therapy.

You will provide a positive caring environment, in which patients can expect a high quality professional service.

Main responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Performing highly skilled physiotherapeutic assessment of patients referred by Consultants, General Practitioners and other Healthcare Professionals with diverse presentations and complex and acute/chronic physical conditions and sports injuries.
  • Formulating, developing and delivering a specialised individualised treatment programme based upon evidence-based practice and appropriate clinical reasoning.
  • Communicating effectively with patients to ensure informed consent for treatment, good understanding of their conditions and to maximise their rehabilitation potential.
  • Managing and prioritising own clinical caseload efficiently and effectively and work without direct clinical supervision.
  • Supporting and attending weekly staff meetings and monthly Healthcare Governance Meetings where audit, service and policy development, and presentations are conducted within the multidisciplinary team environment.
  • Using evidence-based practice, audit, outcome measures and published research to inform, measure and evaluate your own work and current practice.

Please note the sift will be CV based and interviews for this post will be based on the NHS Framework below;

  • NHS Core - NHSC1 - Communication
  • NHS Core - NHSC2 - Personal & People Development
  • NHS Core – NHSC4 – Service Improvement
  • NHS Core - NHSC5 - Quality
  • NHS Health & Wellbeing – NWB6 - Assessment & Treatment Planning
  • NHS Health & Wellbeing – HWB7 – Interventions & Treatment

Please ensure you demonstrate that you have the required skills, qualifications and memberships in your CV and that you have saved it using your surname then first name prior to submitting your application.

The successful candidate will be required to provide evidence of the following:

  • Degree in Physiotherapy plus additional specialist training or experience to post graduate diploma level or equivalent
  • State Registered Physiotherapist (HCPC)
  • Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (MCSP)

Further Information

Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check.

There is no requirement to deploy as this is met by our uniformed personnel, but you will form the continuity of care required by our patients when based at home.

Please note the salary will be pro-rata where part time hours are undertaken.

All employees joining Ministry of Defence who are new to the Civil Service will be subject to a 6-month probation period (unless otherwise advised) effective from the employment start date.

Please be aware that if you are found successful you will be asked to provide evidence of your immunity to Hepatitis B.

This is a Fixed-term Appointment as a Band 6 Physiotherapist at the Medical Centre, RAF Benson. Your responsibilities will be as described in this job advert. The reason why you are appointed for a fixed period is due to a funding review. This post will end on 01/07/2021. You should be aware that when your Fixed-term Appointment at MOD comes to an end, arrangements will be made in line with the FTA policy.

If you are a permanent MoD civil servant and are found successful for an advertised Fixed-term Appointment (FTA) you should move into the post under a Temporary Transfer (for up to a maximum of 3 years). At the end of the posting you will return to your previous MoD Business area. If this posting is at a higher grade, your promotion will be temporary, and you will return to your substantive grade at the end of the Temporary Transfer. If a Temporary Transfer cannot be agreed between all parties then a transfer on an FTA contract is possible, read the FTA and Change of Work Location in the UK policy for further information.

If you are transferring to MoD from another government department (OGD) you should join the MoD on an inward loan. At the end of the loan you will return to your home (OGD) department. If a loan cannot be agreed between all parties then a transfer on an FTA contract is possible, read the FTA policy for further information.

Please ensure you have read all the details in the important information link prior to applying - These documents contain information regarding NHS pay scales.


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Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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