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Senior MSK Outpatient Physiotherapist/Osteopath

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year £35,392-£42,618 Per Annum/Pro-rata
Closing date
15 Feb 2024

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Contract Type

Job Details

Band 6

Job summary

Are you a Physiotherapist or Osteopath looking for a new opportunity?We are looking for dynamic and proactive Senior Musculoskeletal (MSK) Clinicians to join our well-established MSK Outpatient teams at Crawley and Horsham Hospitals.

Main duties of the job

You must be a UK registered Physiotherapist or Osteopath to apply, with a broad range of musculoskeletal experience. Recent senior clinical level experience and experience of clinical governance would be advantageous. Applicants should be committed to delivering high quality care and have excellent communications skills. You may be required to work between the clinical sites of Crawley and Horsham Hospitals.If you are passionate about making a difference and want to contribute to an organisation which is continuously striving to improve then we would love to hear from you.

About us

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT) is the main provider of community NHS health and care across West Sussex and delivers care in collaboration with other NHS providers under the Sussex MSK Partnership. The Sussex MSK Partnership is a unique local, not for profit partnership bringing together primary care, specialist musculoskeletal care and community, mental health and wellbeing experts to deliver the musculoskeletal service in Sussex. We are committed to providing a truly integrated MSK service that is effective, efficient and compassionate.

In return we can offer you:o Flexible working patternso Supportive learning environment; your clinical development will be supported by senior staff including Advanced Practitionerso Dedicated career pathways and great opportunities to develop your clinical and management skills with access to in-service training and professional developmento Commitment to and support for your wellbeingo NHS Pension Schemeo NHS discount and salary sacrifice schemeso Excellent therapeutic and newly-refurbished working environment

Job description

Job responsibilities

To assess and treat own caseload of patients who may have complex presentations, and maintain own records as an autonomous practitioner. This will include treating a variety of acute and chronic pain patterns, significant impairments due to pain or injury, psychological issues and post-operative rehabilitation.

To take an active role in the teaching and supervision of junior staff, assistants and students

Running Rehabilitation Classes in the Gym

To deputise for the Team Leader as necessary

Person Specification


  • Degree in Physiotherapy or Osteopathy
  • HCPC/General Osteopathic Council Registration
  • Attendance of relevant post graduate courses

  • Masters level qualification or equivalent experience


  • Post-graduate MSK experience
  • Completed junior/senior rotations/experience of working in a variety of healthcare settings

  • Experience of supervision (juniors, assistants, students)

Skills and Knowledge

  • Excellent clinical reasoning in MSK setting
  • Evidence of audit/research skills
  • Committed to personal/team development
  • Knowledge of assessment and management of MSK conditions
  • Able to develop a good rapport and communicate with a variety of people

  • Knowledge of current NHS and local trust partnership issues

Other requirements

  • Flexibility to work / rotate between the clinical sites of Crawley and Horsham

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust


Horsham Hospital.

Hurst Road


RH12 2DR

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Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT) offers diverse employment opportunities across Sussex.

We employ over 8,400 full time, part time and bank staff, and our expert teams deliver a wide range of medical, nursing and therapeutic care to over 10,000 people a day, serving a total population of 1.3 million.

Why join our #CommunityThatCares at SCFT?

  • Flexible working patterns offered across our services
  • Ongoing training and development tailored to your needs
  • Excellent research opportunities
  • BAME, Disability and Wellbeing, LGBT+ and Religion and Belief staff networks 
  • Level 3 Disability Confident Leader
  • Free health and wellbeing checks for all staff
  • Workplace nurseries rated Good and Outstanding by Ofsted

SCFT is an inclusive employer that promotes equality and challenges discrimination, and welcomes applications from people of all backgrounds. Applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates, disabled candidates and LGBT+ candidates are particularly encouraged, to ensure the Trust’s workforce reflects the diverse communities it serves.

Contact our friendly Recruitment team on 01273 242227 or

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01273 696011
Glynde Building
Brighton General Hospital
Elm Grove
East Sussex

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