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Job overview

12/10/2021 - please link with TRAC ID 3524584 and do not advertise this post separately. there will be one big MSK recruitment process

This is an opportunity for senior physiotherapists with recent relevant clinical skills, interest and knowledge in musculoskeletal physiotherapy to join our cross campus dynamic MSK service at band 6 level on a permanent basis. There may be a static post (in the Nottingham Treatment Centre) as well as rotational posts available. Rotations are present on City Campus, QMC campus and the Treatment Centre.

The post in the Treatment Centre will involve seeing a variety of in and outpatients with a focus on developing skills in rheumatology and orthopaedic out patients.

You will need to be HCPC registered and experience of working in a busy acute setting would be a distinct advantage. Previous MSK experience is essential.

Main duties of the job

NUH is an exciting place to work and will be able to offer you training opportunities ( both clinical and leadership courses that may be internal and/or external to NUH), the experience of working with highly skilled ESP staff and expose you to the world of research and the potential to work with clinical academics to enhance evidence based care.

Staff will be responsible for a diverse and complex clinical case load. Some posts are static (e.g. Treatment Centre) and others are rotational across both in-patients and out-patients. Rotations include ED, fracture clinic, spines, OP, gym, trauma, in-patient spines, elective orthopedics, staff occupational physio team, Burns and Plastics, shoulder unit and the treatment centre. All rotations have access to consultants and you will be expected to work collaboratively across the MDT with a wide range of health care professionals

Working for our organisation

As a large acute teaching hospital over two main sites, NUH has a range of fantastic opportunities for staff to develop their careers within the NHS.

The Physiotherapy service is part of the Therapies and Rehabilitation Services pathway, which is one of the pathways that together make up the Clinical Support Division at NUH. We are a diverse pathway of AHPs and support staff, employing over 600 staff who work together to deliver the high quality care we aspire to. Our HCPC registered AHP professionals comprise of physiotherapists, dietitians, occupational therapists, orthotists, prosthetists and speech and language therapists. We have a Chief AHP to lead us on our strategic direction, and many of the pathway leadership team have pathway AHP backgrounds to support our staff. There are also Practice Development Therapists to support career development for all.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

In addition to the below summary you need to familiarise yourself with full Job Description and Person Specification documents attached to this advert.


To provide a quality physiotherapy service to NUH patients in a wide variety of settings which may include the community.

To develop knowledge and skills in the management of in and outpatients in musculoskeletal areas at NUH

To take additional responsibilities for specific projects and the supervision of Band 5 staff, Physiotherapy Assistants and Students where required.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Must be able to demonstrate behaviours consistent with the Trust’s “We are here for you” behavioural standards


Essential criteria
  • BSc honours or equivalent in Physiotherapy.
Desirable criteria
  • Member of CIG


Essential criteria
  • Possession of specific knowledge, technical skills and experience in MSK conditions
  • Broad based junior rotational experience with both acute in-patient and OP areas covered

Analytical and judgement skill

Essential criteria
  • Ability to assess, formulate a diagnosis and plan patient management using clinical reasoning skills and a range of treatment options.
  • Evaluation of clinical interventions

Planning and organisational sk

Essential criteria
  • Effective time management skills
  • Experience of effective delegation
  • Ability to organise and prioritise workload.

other requirements

Essential criteria
  • Maintain competence in respiratory care for rostered emergency duty work and participation in orthopaedic rota

Bring your whole self to work for us at NUH. We love diversity and we value your difference, your unique skills, knowledge and experience. Becoming one of our people may realise your potential, helping us to raise our performance in delivering world class healthcare to the diverse patient populations we serve.

We particularly welcome applications from people who identify as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, or Disabled, as we are currently under-represented at NUH.

Closing Dates: Please submit your application form as soon as possible to avoid disappointment; we reserve the right to close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of completed application forms.

Communication: All communication related to your application will be via the email address you have provided. Please ensure you check your email account including your junk email regularly.

Easy read application: if you have a disability and find it difficult to complete our online application form, you can apply via our easy read application which you can find on the intranet https://www.nuh.nhs.uk/easy-read-job-application

Salary: The quoted salary will be on a pro rata basis for part time workers.

Disability Confidence: All applicants who have declared a disability and who meet the essential criteria for the post will be shortlisted.

At Risk of redundancy: NHS employees within the East Midlands who are ‘at risk’ of redundancy will be given a preferential interview where they meet the essential criteria of the person specification.

Skilled Workers Visa: We welcome applications from individuals who require a skilled worker visa in line with the Home Office regulations. NON-UK/NON SETTLED candidates may not be appointed, if a suitably qualified and skilled UK/SETTLED candidate is successful at interview stage as it is unlikely that the Trust is able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements

ID and Right to work checks: NUH authenticate all ID and right to work documentation such as passports, visa’s and driving license through a system called Trust ID. NUH will scan your ID and right to work documentation in to the Trust ID system at your face to face ID appointment. The system will run a check against the key security features within your documentation. The system will provide us with an outcome of your check which will be stored securely on your personal file along with all other pre-employment check documentation.


  • Transfer of information: If I have previous NHS service - I consent to the transfer of my Electronic Staff Record (ESR) data between this and other NHS Trusts. I also consent to the Occupational Health Departmentconfidentially accessing my occupational health records from my current or previous employer in order to check the status of my vaccinations, immunisations s and screening tests as relevant to the post. I understand this is an automated process and the information will only be used for these purposes prior to me taking up the position at NUH.
  • Disclosure and Barring Service: Your post maybe subject to a DBS check which incur a cost dependent on the level of check required (£45 for enhanced and £28 for standard). I agree to reimburse Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust the cost of a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check if it is required (by deduction from first month’s pay). Should I decide to withdraw from my job offer, I agree to reimburse Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust the cost of the DBS check undertaken by cheque or other agreed method.
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Deadline: 21-06-2023

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