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Band 6
  • Part time
  • Flexible working
15 hours per week (Bank)
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Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust
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Epsom & ST Helier
Epsom Hospital
£25.89 Above hourly rate is Minimum Band 6 to Maximum Band 7 - Band based on experience
Salary period
31/07/2024 23:59

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Specialist Musculoskeletal Therapist- Bank

Band 6

As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination uptake as this remains the best line of defence against COVID19.

At Epsom and St Helier Hospitals, above all we value respect.  We put respect at the heart of all we do, by living up to our shared behaviours of kindness, professionalism, positivity and teamwork.  This enables us to provide great patient care and make ESTH a great place to work.  When you sign up to work with us, you sign up to this and we welcome applicants who share our values


Job overview

The Sutton Health and Care MSK service (SHC MSK) provides planned outpatient care for residents of Sutton . It has a triage function to support diagnosis and optimise referrals, and a therapies function to rehabilitate those who have sustained an injury or are recovering from surgery, as well as to help people best manage long-term MSK conditions.

It also provides First Contact Practitioners (FCP’s) within both the Carshalton and South Sutton Primary Care Network (PCN) and the Central Sutton PCN, therapies support to Epsom and St Helier Hospitals (ESTH) Fracture Clinic and Advanced Practitioners to the the ESTH Spinal Elective Service.

Main duties of the job

   To be a clinical resource with regard to MSK conditions


2To provide autonomous clinical Musculoskeletal practice in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of patients with MSK conditions

To b               To be assist with operational management within MSK services

n                     To assist with developing practice, innovation and promoting an evidence-informed culture within MSK services

To a    To assist with communication and collaboration with both patients and relevant stakeholders with regard to the provision and development of MSK services

To actively partake in a specialist MSK training programme, rotating into different specialist fields on differing sites with the Sutton Community bases

 To assist with the provision of education and training predominately Junior therapists, and Students.

   To partake in research, audit and evaluation of relevant clinical practice

Working for our organisation

Our ambition is to provide an outstanding level of care to our patients and communities.

Above all we value respect. This means everyone at the Trust – whether a member of staff, a patient or their loved ones – can expect to be treated with respect, whatever their role or background. This ensures kind, positive, professional teamwork, delivering great care to every patient, every day.

By choosing to work here, you also choose to value and role model respect. This means having respect for the Trust and your roles and responsibilities, as well as colleagues, patients and anyone who interacts with the Trust.        

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

1.     To assist with the development and sustainment of relevant policies, protocols, pathways and guidelines within the service


2.     To continually develop and sustain the required knowledge and skills to practice efficiently and effectively as a Specialist musculoskeletal therapist


3.     To have specialist dexterity, co-ordination and palpatory senses for the clinical assessment and physical treatment of MSK patients


4.     To have highly specialist rehabilitation and exercise therapy skills  


5.     To deliver evidence informed specialist musculoskeletal therapy to a caseload of patients.


6.     To have overall responsibility for the management of a caseload of MSK patients within the service


          7.To reach valid, reliable and comprehensive patient-centered conclusions regarding

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • knowledge- significant post registration hospital pharmacy
  • qualification and education - GPHC & clinical pharmacy diploma
  • personal attributes -excellent time management & commitment
Desirable criteria
  • other requirements- able to travel to venues off site when required


Essential criteria
  • experience
  • Experience of managing complex projects
  • Significant post registration hospital pharmacy experience at a senior level

Employer certification / accreditation badges

NHS Pastoral Care Quality AwardTrust IDNo smoking policyLondon Living Wage is a voluntary commitment made by employers, who can become accredited with the Living Wage FoundationDefence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) - BronzeCare quality commission - GoodDisability confident employerNational Preceptorship for Nursing Quality MarkHappy to Talk Flexible WorkingNational Preceptorship Quality MarkDisability Advice Line

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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