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Band 6 Physiotherapist (Civilian)

Job Reference: J221-A-19-17489

Ministry of Defence (Defence Medical Services)
Defence Medical Services
PCRF Tidworth
£30,401-£37,267 per annum (pro-rata if part time)

Ministry of Defence - Defence Medical Services

Defence Primary Healthcare (DPHC) Central & Wessex Region are looking to appoint motivated and dynamic Band 6 Physiotherapists at the following locations;

Regional Rehabilitation Unit (RRU) Tidworth, Jellalabad Barracks, Tidworth, SP9 7DX

PCRF Tidworth, Queen Elizabeth Memorial Healthcare Centre, St Michaels Avenue Tidworth, SP9 7EA

Larkhill Garrison, Larkhill, Salisbury Wilts, SP4 8QT

You will be expected to provide a high standard of physiotherapy care for entitled personnel. Successful candidates will be expected to use their imagination and expertise to develop creative rehabilitation programmes to get the very best from personnel in their care.

You will be presented with a wide range of complex musculoskeletal training and sports injuries up to an elite level. You will have access to well-equipped gym facilities and be able to extend patient slots with the flexibility to offer intensive rehabilitation alongside the support of an extensive Regional Rehabilitation service. You will have the opportunity to work alongside strength and conditioning experts.

Your main duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Provide a positive caring environment, in which patients can expect a high-quality professional service.
  • Perform highly skilled physiotherapeutic assessment of patients with diverse presentations and complex and acute/chronic physical conditions and sports injuries.
  • Use clinical reasoning skills to provide an accurate clinical diagnosis.
  • Formulate, develop and deliver a specialised individualised treatment programme based upon evidence-based practice, manual assessment and appropriate clinical reasoning.
  • Communicate effectively with patients to ensure informed consent for assessment and treatment, good understanding of their conditions and maximise their rehabilitation potential.
  • Development and maintenance of your own personal, Service and Professional Standards at the highest attainable levels through continuing professional development activities and maintenance of a portfolio.
  • Assist in identifying training needs and organising in-service training for the unit medical facility.

The successful candidate must hold a Degree in Physiotherapy plus additional specialist training or experience to post graduate diploma level or equivalent. Must be a member of the Charted Society of Physiotherapist (MCSP), State Registered Physiotherapist (HPC).

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

The selection at sift stage will be based on your CV. At interview, you will be tested against the following Framework:

  • NHS Core - NHSC1 - Communication
  • NHS Core - NHSC2 - Personal & People Development
  • NHS Core - NHSC4 - Service Improvement
  • NHS Health & Wellbeing - HWB6 - 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.

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

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

From time to time The Ministry of Defence may advertise per regional Headquarters. To ensure your search yields the best results, search under MoD-Healthcare jobs from the home page or alternatively avoid completing the mileage section when using the search criteria based on your post code.

For details of which locations are in each region, please see attached Regional Layout document.

Please ensure you have read all the details in the important information link prior to applying.

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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.

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

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