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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 07/07/2022.

Band 6 MSK Physiotherapist

Job Reference: 365-A-22-180304

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
Physiotherapy Department
Worcestershire Royal Hospital
£32,306 - £39,027 p.a/pro rata

Our purpose is simple - Putting Patients First. We are looking for exceptional colleagues who can help us achieve this.

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust is a large acute and specialised hospital trust that provides a range of local acute services to the residents of Worcestershire and more specialised services to a larger population in Herefordshire and beyond.

The Trust operates hospital-based services from three sites in Kidderminster, Redditch and Worcester

Our workforce is nearly 6,800 strong, and our caring staff are recognised as providing good and outstanding patient-centred care. You could be one of them.

We are committed to recruiting the best people to work with us to achieve our Vision - working in partnership to provide the best healthcare for our communities, leading and supporting our teams to move 4ward. Our 4ward behaviours, which we ask all staff to demonstrate, underpin our everyday work and remain firmly at the heart of all we do.

Our objectives are simple:

  • Best services for local people
  • Best experience of care and best outcomes for our patients
  • Best use of resources
  • Best people

Better never stops, and our Clinical Services Strategy provides a clear future vision for our Trust, our hospitals, our services and our role in the wider health and care system. Key to making all of this happen, and making sure that our teams are empowered and equipped with have the skills, tools, techniques and mindset to drive continuous improvement in every part of our Trust is our single improvement methodology

If you can help us to achieve these; if your vision matches our vision; and you believe in Putting Patients First, we would love to hear from you!

In return, we commit to investing in our staff to ensure that we retain and develop the right people, with the right skills, who care about and take pride in, putting patients first.

Senior MSK Physiotherapist (Band 6)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a skilled and enthusiastic Physiotherapist to join the MSK Physiotherapy Outpatient Team at Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust. This is a permanent, part time position (36.9 hr per week) and will be based at Worcester Royal Hospital. The successful applicant dependent on workload demands must be willing to work / support across the Trust. The exact hours / working times can be discussed at interview.

We are looking for a Physiotherapist with experience of working in MSK outpatients within the NHS, who possesses advanced skills in the assessment and treatment of MSK conditions. The post holder will also be required to be proactive and highly motivated in regard to their own development, be able to demonstrate sound clinical reasoning skills and a commitment to the provision of evidence-based practice.

The post holder will have the opportunity to manage a complex, mixed caseload of patients in a busy and friendly department. There will also be opportunities to run gym based group sessions and work in fracture clinics to offer initial assessment and advice to patients acutely following injury or procedure. The department also benefits from close working links with our Extended Scope Practitioner service who work in spinal, knee, shoulder and pain clinics.

Post holders will be supported in their continuing professional development by the very experienced and supportive team leads at Kidderminster Hospital; encouraged to take part in audit and to contribute to the development of others and the service.

For further information or to arrange an informal visit please contact Ben Thomas, Clinical Lead Outpatients on or 01562 513066

Important information about your application

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  • You must fulfil all of the essential criteria in the person specification
  • References from current and previous employers must cover at least three years
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Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust is an equal opportunities employer and supports flexible working.

We offer excellent learning and development opportunities, career progression, and are part of the NHS pension scheme. All of our sites are completely smokefree.

We are proud to have achieved Timewise accreditation - this means we are committed to embedding flexible working within our organisation as a flex positive employer.

Guidelines on COVID Vaccinations

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust encourages and supports staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best line of defence against COVID19. The Trust continue to support the COVID vaccination and believe that all staff should be fully vaccinated to protect themselves, their families, their colleagues and our patients.

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