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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 09/12/2021.

Senior MSK Physiotherapist

Job Reference: 349-CSS-3529894

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy
North Manchester General Hospital, Crumpsall
£32,306 - £39,027 Per annum (pro rata)

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the UK, employing over 28,000 staff.

We are responsible for running a family of ten hospitals across seven separate sites, providing a wide range of services from comprehensive local general hospital care through to highly specialised regional and national services.

We are the main provider of hospital care to approximately 750,000 people in Manchester and Trafford and the single biggest provider of specialised services in the North West of England. We are also the lead provider for a significant number of specialised services including Breast Care, Vascular, Cardiac, Respiratory, Urology Cancer, Paediatrics, Women’s Services, Ophthalmology and Genomic Medicine.

Our vision is to improve the health and quality of life of our diverse population by building an organisation that:

  • Excels in quality, safety, patient experience, research, innovation and teaching
  • Attracts, develops and retains great people
  • Is recognised internationally as a leading healthcare provider.

Applications are invited from suitably experienced physiotherapists who wish to specialise in the musculoskeletal(MSK) field. You must have a broad post graduate clinical experience in a variety of settings including recent MSK experience.

This is an ideal opportunity for an experienced band 5 or existing band 6 to develop clinical skills working in a supportive environment where CPD, service development and evidence based practice is encouraged with a strong emphasis on quality and excellence in clinical care.

As part of a large dynamic physiotherapy team, you will benefit from regular training and support from our experienced band 7 team leaders and advanced practitioners. You will have supervision and teaching responsibilities for junior staff and students. We are looking for a dynamic physiotherapist who has a passion for service improvement and is able to work well both autonomously and as part of the team. We run an a award winning self referral service working with our local GPs to develop this further along with our First Contact Practitioners roles.

The Physiotherapy Department accept referrals from both GPs and hospital consultants so this is a role that will enable you to maintain a varied clinical caseload and use your initiative to meet the different needs of patients. In addition to the main outpatient department within the hospital, we also provide treatment in a satellite clinic held in a community location.

This post will require participation in the Orthopaedic weekend rota at North Manchester General Hospital.

The department is working towards a 7 day model of service delivery and as such you will be expected to be flexible in terms of working patterns including weekends, bank holidays and extra hours if necessary.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: Alison Ahamed

Job title: Operational and Professional lead for Physiotherapy

Email address:

Telephone number: 0161 720 2764/2335

From 11th November 2021, it has been a mandatory requirement for Care Home workers to have had first and second COVID-19 vaccinations or to evidence medical exemption in order to comply with Government legislation.

From 1st April 2022 all NHS workers in England who have face to face or incidental contact with patients must have had their first and second vaccinations for COVID-19. Only those with medical exemptions will be excluded from this requirement.

This mandatory requirement may apply to this position. If it does apply, you will be asked to provide evidence of vaccinations / exemption as part of the employment checks if you are offered the position.

We may decide to close this vacancy earlier than the published closing date if sufficient applications are received.

Trust policy requires that the cost of submitting & processing the successful applicant/s DBS application be recovered via salary deduction in the first 3 months following start in post. The amount of £26.85(standard disclosure) or £43.85(enhanced disclosure) If you wish to withdraw once a DBS application has commenced you will be still liable for payment.

MFT would like to develop a committed, flexible workforce that is able to adapt to the changing needs of the NHS. We aim to support employees who wish to work flexibly, to allow them to maintain a healthy work life balance and fair consideration will be given to any flexible working requests.

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of race, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership are encouraged to apply for this post.

We welcome applicants from the Armed Forces Community.

Please be aware that all roles at MFT(except Medical and Dental posts) are subject to a probationary period.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) 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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