Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist, Band 5 or 6

Musculoskeletal Outpatients

Posted: 4 days ago

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust

£23,023 to £29,608 / £28,050 to £36,644 p.a.


Dorset HealthCare is a dynamic, forward-thinking Trust, running 14 local hospitals and providing a wide range of integrated community and mental health services to a population of almost 700,000 people. Whether working in busy urban locations such as Bournemouth, Poole, Dorchester and Weymouth or serving residents in rural areas, our 5,000-strong workforce is at the heart of what we do.

Staff thrive in a supportive, ‘family’ atmosphere in which we recognise that the importance of how we do things is just as important as what we do, and what we achieve. We strongly encourage behaviours that promote compassion and care between colleagues, supporting staff to be proactive, positive, respectful, supportive, reliable and trustworthy. We are also an organisation which leads the way in challenging stigma and discrimination experienced by those with lived experience of mental health problems or emotional distress. We relish the chance to provide quality care – a recent survey showed that 90% of staff feel their work makes a difference to patients and service users.

As well as job satisfaction, staff enjoy benefits ranging from a car lease scheme to free use of beach huts, flexible working options and a host of advanced training and career development opportunities. We offer a 24/ 7 employee assistance service, alongside many health and wellbeing initiatives.

Dorset itself offers the opportunity for a truly outstanding work/life balance, whatever your age or outlook. Millions of people each year come to holiday in the place where most of our staff live and work every day - enjoying access to award-winning beaches along the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, picture-postcard villages, great weather and stunning countryside. We have excellent schools, top-rated family attractions and endless sporting/leisure opportunities, plus plenty of country pubs and lively nightclubs.

Are you looking to extend your skills in musculoskeletal physiotherapy? An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 5 or Band 6 musculoskeletal Physiotherapist to join our physiotherapy outpatient team.

We are a friendly team working in a well-equipped department that has close links with the acute hospitals such as Salisbury District Hospital, Dorchester County Hospital, Poole and Bournemouth Hospitals and Yeovil District Hospital. We see patients with a wide range of spinal and peripheral musculoskeletal conditions varying from post-operative, sports/overuse injuries, peripheral nerve and tendinopathies across a varied age group of patients.

We run group-based exercise classes and have links with the ESP Physiotherapists in the Dorset MSK service, as well as across Dorset Healthcare University Trust. We are a forward thinking dynamic department with regular training opportunities from outside the trust as well as local in-service training sessions.

If you are a Band 5 or Band 6 Physiotherapist who is looking to specialise in musculoskeletal physiotherapy we would like to hear from you.

You should have a degree or equivalent in Physiotherapy and be registered with the HPC. This post requires strong undergraduate +/- postgraduate musculoskeletal clinical skills and post registration experience in order to perform effective assessment and treatment of a large and varied outpatient caseload.

We are looking for a committed, motivated and enthusiastic therapist to effectively contribute to the ongoing development of our service. You should be a team player with excellent communication and organisational skills.

Employment in this post requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The DBS levies a charge of £44 and the Trust will recover this cost in instalments from your first 3 salary payments. This will only apply to candidates who are new to the Trust and not internal staff.

Applicants who subscribe to the DBS update service and are able to present a valid DBS certificate will not incur a charge.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Kathryn Francis, Team Lead, Outpatient Physiotherapy Blandford Community Hospital on 01258 394013

Our vision:

is to lead and inspire through excellence, compassion and expertise in all we do.

Our ambition:

is to inspire patients, partners, local people and professionals alike by achieving excellent clinical outcomes and experiences, by supporting people with compassion and kindness, and by being experts in our roles.

Our Behaviours:

How we do things around here is just as important as what we do and what we achieve. Our behaviours provide a guide to bringing our vision to life, and help everyone think about how they approach their work and other people. The behaviours below, have been identified by those within and external to Dorset HealthCare as being the most important, and are behaviours we hope everyone will experience at Dorset HealthCare.





Reliable and Trustworthy

Be part of an organisation leading the way to challenge the stigma and discrimination experienced by those with lived experience of mental health problems or emotional distress.


Before applying for this post, please refer to the ‘Information for applicants’ for further guidance on the recruitment process. Please also ensure that you have read the job description and person specification carefully.

It is sometimes necessary to close vacancies before the closing date due to an exceptional response - please apply for this vacancy as soon as possible.

Please note the Trust does not pay interview expenses.

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Job Reference

Reference: 152-C335.18

Closing Date: 10/03/2019

Interview Date: 18/03/2019