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Specialist musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

NHS AfC: Band 6

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NHS AfC: Band 6
Full and part time hours available
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£26,565 - £35,577 per annum
23/02/2018 23:59

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust provides NHS hospital and community services throughout East Sussex. We provide our services at two district general hospitals, Conquest Hospital and Eastbourne District General Hospital, community hospitals in Bexhill, Crowborough, Lewes, Rye and Uckfield and a number of clinics and health centres, GP surgeries, schools and in people’s homes. 

The Trust is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to the improving working lives of all our staff. A wide range of staff benefits are available to staff and these include: staff development, pension scheme, on-site nurseries within the acute hospitals, access to sports and social clubs, staff restaurants, on-site accommodation, staff gymnasiums, squash and tennis court plus heated outdoor swimming pool (Eastbourne only), staff lottery.

Please download the Recruitment Information Leaflet for guidance on making a successful application


ESHT is committed to offering new employees an apprenticeship programme of study to support their role. Please ask when you apply/at interview if you are keen to undertake a programme and we can check if there is a suitable one available to match your role (the opportunities available are changing all the time, there may not be something for you at the time of your appointment but a programme may be written over the coming months which suits you).  Apprenticeships are available at level 2 (GCSE equivalent) right up to Degree or  Masters level so don’t forget to check with us.



Are you an experienced Band 5 or Band 6 Physiotherapist looking to enhance and develop your knowledge and career in musculoskeletal care? We are in an exciting period of service development having recently won the contract to deliver integrated musculoskeletal services in the Hastings and Rother localities, we have also expanded our work as part of the Sussex MSK partnership, to deliver an integrated service in the High Wealds, Eastbourne and Hailsham areas.  East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust now delivers a musculoskeletal physiotherapy service within 10 outpatient settings across East Sussex.  Following recent service review, delivery of care pathways now operates on an East, Central and  West locality rotation. 

We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated physiotherapists to recruit into permanent band 6 roles across our departments. As part of a varied Band 6 MSK rotation, working with clients aged 4 and above, you will have the opportunity to develop assessment and treatment skills in hydrotherapy, hand therapy, rheumatology, back care and shoulder clinics, and to align your development to our  UL, LL, Spinal and Rheumatology pathways. You will be required to clinically supervise band 5 physiotherapists, assistants and students. The trust actively encourages personal development. We can offer you teaching, supervision and supported development with our specialist 7’s, consultant physiotherapist and our established team of advanced practitioners ( AP’s), as you  work through your clinical competencies and objectives. Our highly innovative teams deliver high quality,  patient focused care. They work with regional partners such as the University of Brighton and national partners such as MACP and NICE as they sit on committees and networks within MSK care, research and rheumatology. The team will give you exposure to latest and emerging evidence based care as they undertake audit and research, and our consultant physiotherapist is a NICE fellow. Our links with Brighton University and the Kent, Surrey and Sussex leadership network gives opportunities for postgraduate learning both internally and externally. A valid driving license and access to a car for work purposes would be beneficial.

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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

Jules Hall, Clinical and Operational Outpatient Physiotherapy Lead, 07972 242 397

If you have problems applying, contact

01323 417400 ext 4444