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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 15/05/2022.

Specialist Physiotherapist

Job Reference: 449-APC531

Solent NHS Trust
£47,126 - £53,216 p.a pro rata

Make a difference with us

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you’re looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

  • To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access
  • To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work
  • To deliver the best value for money

We are looking for experienced, motivated, and enthusiastic physiotherapists to join our B8 Specialist Musculoskeletal teams within our Spinal and Shoulder pathways.

We are looking for candidates withclinical experience and have a professional registration with HCPC.

Specialist MSK sits within the primary Care Service Line which comprises of

  • MPP Service, which encompasses the MSK (Musculoskeletal), Podiatry and Pain services for Portsmouth, Southampton, South East Hants and Fareham and Gosport. These teams provide physiotherapy, specialist physiotherapy services, podiatry, pain management and chronic fatigue syndrome clinics across these areas in the community.
  • Solent GP practice
  • Homeless Health providing healthcare to the homeless across Southampton City.

Referrals into the Specialist MSK service are from MSK physiotherapy, FCP, GP or self-referral. The caseload comprises complex patients with musculoskeletal pain, or those who have not responded to primary care intervention. Clinical reasoning, investigative and analytical skills are required to ensure the appropriate medical investigation are undertaken, and to facilitate decision making regarding the most appropriate management options

Within Solent CPD and mentorship is integral to effective service delivery and the Clinical Specialist Physiotherapists/Podiatrists have quarterly workshops/peer support /injection training as well as a role actively supporting more junior colleges within the primary care Physiotherapy service. Our integrated pathways afford opportunities to offer teaching within the wider Solent MPP team and to GP’s. The MSK service now also has 2 AHP Consultants in development posts, which will offer support and mentorship as well as a driving force for service development. The Specialist teams are key to shaping our service and are actively involved in Governance, clinical effectiveness, research, and supported Quality Improvement projects.

Personal Skills/Qualities

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Ability to organise prioritise and delegate
  • Ability to present information, written and orally , in a clear and logical manner


For more information on the post, please contact Janis Cummins on either 02381 031687 or

Job Specific Location/Base- Portsmouth, Fareham or Southampton

Hours per week 37.5 part time will be considered


We will contact you via NHS Jobs if you are shortlisted for interview.Candidates selected for interview will be contacted before the given interview date; therefore you should check your emails regularly including junk mail folders. Please be advised that we may choose to close adverts early should we receive a high number of applications.

Our shared values support the development of a strong working culture. They breathe life into our organisation – guiding and inspiring all of our actions and decisions. They enable us to be better at what we do and create a great place for our staff to work, whilst ensuring we provide the highest quality of care to our patients.

In creating our values, we spent time listening to our employees and members. Based on what people told us, we created our HEART values to reflect the deep belief that we are caring organisation at the centre of our community: Honesty, Everyone counts, Accountable, Respectful, Teamwork.

We are an accredited Real Living Wage employer.

We encourage and support our staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best line of defence against Covid-19.

UK Registration

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

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