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Specialist Physiotherapist – Musculoskeletal

Please Note: The application deadline for this vacancy has now passed.

Role Summary

Manage a specialist Musculoskeletal caseload consisting of a wide range of acute and long term health conditions presenting with varying degrees of complexity.

Provide specialist assessment, diagnosis, treatment and advice to patients and their carers.

To work as an autonomous practitioner without direct supervision and frequent lone working.

To provide specialist clinics in GP surgeries and/or health care settings in the community as required.

  • To implement strategies of demand management to provide timely care for patients referred to the service.
  • To provide clinical supervision for junior staff, students and support staff ensuring quality of care is provided at all levels of the service.
  • To actively contribute towards service development in line with the needs of the patients and the commissioning agenda.
  • To promote the use of patient pathways with colleagues and GP’s so that Orthopaedic management of patients follows best practice guidance within the local health economy.

About the Role

For more information on the Job Description and Responsibilities please click the link below.

More detail about the role:

We are looking for a Physiotherapist with a specialist interest in Musculoskeletal to join our well-established, innovative and friendly Musculoskeletal team, working across Tiverton and Cullompton. You may be a band 5 Physiotherapist looking for your first band 6 Musculoskeletal role or an already established band 6 looking for your next challenge.

We are part of a wider community service that provides Musculoskeletal Outpatient Services across the whole of Exeter, Mid and East Devon and incorporates an Advanced Practice arm providing both FCP and Orthopaedic interface work.

You will be part of a supportive team comprising of MSK Physiotherapists working alongside Advanced Practitioners. You will have the opportunity to develop in your role with regular in service training and individual CPD opportunities as part of an appraisal process. You will be supported by a Team Lead and have a proactive team of clinicians and support staff around you. The caseload is very varied with referrals from local GP's along with post op and trauma work from the acute hospital and Tiverton fracture clinic. 

Working Pattern To be confirmed

Interview Date 22nd February 2023

For further information please contact Karen Sharpe on 01884 235497/

This is a fixed term contract for 1 year. For current NHS employees this post could be a secondment opportunity.

Preference will be given to staff with ‘Priority’ and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2022, bringing together the expertise of both the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.

About Us

Stretching across Northern, Eastern and Mid Devon, we have a workforce of over 15,000 staff, making us the largest employer in Devon. Our core services, which we provide to more than 615,000 people, cover more than 2,000 square miles across Devon, while some of our specialist services cover the whole of the peninsula, extending our reach as far as Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

We deliver a wide range of emergency, specialist and general medical services through North Devon District Hospital and the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford). Alongside our two acute hospitals, we provide integrated health and social care services across a variety of settings, including community inpatient hospitals, outpatient clinics, and within people’s own homes. We also offer primary care services, a range of specialist community services, and Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC).

Our state-of-the-art equipment, leading technologies and strong links to local universities put us at the forefront of research and innovations, enabling us to provide world-class care to our local communities.

Our values are at the heart of everything we do, click here to find out more

It has never been a more exciting time to join the Royal Devon, as you will help to shape our services as we continue along our integration journey.


Looking after you is important to us.

We strive to help our staff create a healthy work-life balance through flexible working schemes and our family friendly policies.

If you are starting out in the NHS, you’ll start with 27 days paid annual leave (plus bank holidays), rising to 33 days plus bank holidays.

You will benefit from access to our own comprehensive occupational health services, including counselling, onsite wellbeing activities and groups.

We will work together to maintain a culture that develops and supports you and your team.

This might include funding for a care certificate, a degree or leadership qualifications. Or it might include days off to study, engage in CPD or rotational placements to help you hone your skills. Wherever you are heading in the NHS, we will help you get there.

Salary is not the only financial benefit

You will have access to an extensive range of staff discounts on shopping, fitness and leisure options and you can spread the cost of technology and home appliance purchases from major retailers. You will also have access to other benefits including:

  • National discount services such as the Blue Light Card and Health Service Discounts.
  • Salary sacrifice options including our OFSTED rated outstanding nursery onsite at Exeter
  • Car lease schemes.
  • The NHS Pension scheme (one of the most generous and comprehensive in the UK).
  • Cycle to work scheme

These are just a few of the benefits available – if the role is something you are interested in, we would love to hear from you.

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