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Band 6
37.5 Hours per week
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St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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St George's
£31,878 - £42,046 pa inc
30/05/2018 23:59
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Specialist Physiotherapist – Musculoskeletal

Band 6

St. George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is the regional specialist care provider for south west London, Surrey and beyond. The trust provides a high quality, comprehensive range of health services from leading edge tertiary and trauma care to community services.

With national and regional referrals added to our local 3.5m catchment, we serve a population of around 5m.

Co-located with St George’s, University of London and with both organisations now in a formal strategic alliance with King’s Health Partners, the trust delivers with its partners high quality research and education both of which contribute to the healthcare provision of tomorrow.

Acute and tertiary health services are delivered from over 1,000 beds across two sites, by around 8,000 staff.

St. George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is a major acute hospital that offers very specialist care for complex injuries and illnesses, including trauma, neurology, cardiac care, renal transplantation, cancer care and stroke. It has a helipad which opened in spring 2014 and the work of its emergency department can currently be seen on Channel 4’s ‘24 Hours in A&E’ programme. The hospital also provides all the usual care you would expect from a local NHS district general hospital.

We also provide services at Queen Mary’s Hospital in Roehampton. These include outpatient rapid diagnostic and treatment facilities, a minor injuries unit, limb fitting services and 70 elderly, intermediate care and rehabilitation beds.

As well as hospital services, we provide a wide variety of specialist, maternity and community services to children, adults, older people and people with learning disabilities. These services are provided from St John’s Therapy Centre, 11 health centres and clinics, schools, nursing homes and people’s own homes. The trust also manages the healthcare service at HMP Wandsworth.


An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Musculoskeletal Outpatient Department at St George’s University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust as a Band 6 Specialised Physiotherapist.

The Physiotherapy Department offers excellent experience in the development of musculoskeletal skills. You will join a musculoskeletal team which consists of 40 staff including eight extended scope practitioners and a consultant physiotherapist. The department offers an outstanding learning environment with weekly in-service training, study leave opportunities, clinical supervision and an extensive Medical School library. We also run an accredited work based MSc module and provide both Undergraduate and Master students placements.

This role will include weekend work on the trauma and orthopaedics rota and the musculoskeletal Saturday rota, with compensatory rest days in the week. The outpatient service runs weekday extended hours from 7.30am to 7.00pm and Saturday mornings.

The Trust serves a large local population and is a specialist regional centre for a number of services including plastics and complex orthopedic trauma. This Band 6 post provides experience in GP and Consultant referrals. We work within hydrotherapy, orthopedics, hands and women’s health alongside outpatient clinics. The service is provided at two main sites, St George’s Hospital in Tooting and St John’s Therapy Centre in Battersea, together with an outreach into GP surgeries.

Interview Dates: 27th or 28th June 2018

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

If you wish to specialise in the management of musculoskeletal problems, then this would be an excellent learning opportunity for you.

For further information and to arrange an informal visit, please contact

Lisa Watson,

If you have problems applying, contact

020 8266 6692