MSK Senior Physiotherapist

The closing date is 17th Mar 2024

Job summary

We have the opportunity to recruit a MSK Band 6 Physiotherapist to work within our Musculoskeletal Team in Southampton. We are looking for a motivated individual with MSK experience who is passionate about delivering high quality patient care and wishes to develop their career alongside our team of physiotherapists, clinical specialists, exercise rehabilitation instructors and FCP's.

You will be responsible for delivering evidence based patient care to a varied caseload of MSK patients. The Solent MSK service prides itself on developing individuals and this is an opportunity for individuals who see their future in MSK. There are many opportunities for development with high quality teaching and regular supervision. You will have the time to both consolidate and further develop skills as the service is actively involved in research and quality improvement.

Recent service developments include delivery of a Combined Psychological and Physical Programme for chronic low back pain in collaboration with IAPT services, and a Fibromyalgia Living Well Programme. Solent MSK Service also delivers an extensive FCP service within our region.

We have a good support network and clinical teams are led by Pathway Leads in collaboration with Clinical Specialists and Team Leaders. You will have the ability to develop your supervision and mentorship skills with opportunities to supervise undergraduate students and Band 5 physiotherapists.

Main duties, tasks & skills required

  • To undertake skilled MSK assessments using advanced clinical reasoning skills and a variety of assessment techniques to provide accurate diagnosis.
  • To develop and deliver individualised treatment programmes based on a sound knowledge of evidence based treatment.
  • To communicate effectively with patients to progress rehabilitation and treatment programmes including those who may have additional communication needs.
  • Manage own caseload, using highly specialist knowledge and skills as an autonomous practitioner, including maintenance of comprehensive records.
  • To be professionally and legally responsible and accountable as an autonomous practitioner for all aspects of your own professional activities, to carry a clinical caseload of patients for whom you are responsible.
  • To keep up to date with evidence base, current national and developments and utilise this knowledge and best practice.
  • To maintain a high-level clinical skill set within the team to ensure high quality and compassionate care for all patients.
  • To supervise technicians, Band 5 physiotherapists and students.
  • To participate in appropriate research / evaluation and service improvement projects.
  • To ensure all care delivered empowers patients to recover their independence at the earliest opportunity.

About us

At Solent, our teams mirror the communities we serve. The Equality, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging plan fosters authenticity, ensuring every Solent NHS Trust member feels visible, validated, and valued.

The Annual Staff survey positions us among top-performing Community and Mental Health trusts in 3 of 9 themes:

  • Compassion and inclusivity
  • Each voice matters
  • Staff Engagement

Our commitment to enhancing diversity, inclusion, and belonging fosters a strong sense of uniqueness, celebrated among colleagues, contributing to excellent patient outcomes.

We welcome applications from underrepresented communities, offering an informal chat for those uncertain about job fit. Our revamped recruitment process prioritizes inclusivity, aligned with Disability Confident and Armed Forces Covenant guaranteed interviews.

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Solent supports flexible working, providing a carer's passport. Our award-winning Health and Wellbeing service, including Employment Disability, Neurodivergent, and Menopause support, makes Solent NHS an inclusive workplace.

We promote staff vaccination as the primary defense against Flu and Covid-19. Join us in contributing to outstanding patient outcomes in a diverse and inclusive environment.

Job description

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description* 

Person specification



Professional UK registration e.g., HCPC

BSc Hons Physiotherapy degree or equivalent

Post graduate training in specialty clinical skills as required for role

Evidence or portfolio of post graduate continued development



Must have experience working in the NHS

Evidence of MSK experience

Evidence of Continued Professional Development (CPD)

Adhere to current statutory requirements, standards, and regulations

Awareness of local and national agenda within the speciality

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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.

UK Professional Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website.

For help with your application, contact: 

Callum Dixon 


Pay scheme

Agenda for Change 


Band 6 


£35392.00  to £42618.00 Yearly



Working pattern

Full-Time, Jobshare 

Reference number


Job locations

Adelaide Health Centre, Western Community Centre 
William Macleod Way 
SO16 4XE 

Moorgreen Hospital 
Botley Road 
SO30 3JB 


This vacancy is closed to applications.