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Clinical Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist (FCP)

NHS AfC: Band 7

Main area
musculoskeletal physiotherapy
NHS AfC: Band 7
  • Full time
  • Part time
37.5 hours per week (part-time hours considered)
Job ref
Ilkeston Hospital
£40,057 - £45,839 pa, pro-rata
Salary period
18/10/2021 23:59

The Trust is currently under-represented in terms of individuals from BME backgrounds and welcomes applicants from these communities.  DCHS is also an LGBT inclusive employer.  Selection will be on a basis of merit.  The Trust has achieved the status of a Disability Confident Leader and guarantees to invite to assessment applicants who meet the criteria for the job vacancy.  To ensure the diversity of the workforce and understand the differing needs of our communities, the Trust is committed to the principles of Positive Action.

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Job overview

We are looking for experienced musculoskeletal (MSK) physiotherapists to join our established  Outpatient Physiotherapy and Musculoskeletal Services across Derbyshire. We offer services including diagnostic imaging, injection therapy and prescribing and have close links with GPs and Consultants across the county. 

We are inviting applications from MSK Physiotherapists who meet the standards of the HEE FCP roadmap.

We have opportunities to work in various localities of Derbyshire. These include Amber Valley, Erewash, South Derbyshire, High Peak and Dales, Chesterfield, and North east Derbyshire; all of which offer an easy commute from neighbouring counties.

Full time and part time hours will be considered. Various hours are available to support flexible working.

Main duties of the job

As a Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist, you will be required to: -

  • Source of advanced knowledge in the assessment, diagnosis and management of patients with musculoskeletal conditions
  • Responsible for the management of patients with musculoskeletal conditions; includes requesting investigations, interpreting results and working with colleagues in the musculoskeletal service to facilitate appropriate and timely onward referrals to appropriate specialities as required, eg Orthopaedics, Rheumatology, Neurosurgery, Physiotherapy and Podiatry
  • Work across different parts of the MSK service to meet service needs, which includes working as a First Contact Practitioner, working in the MSK service and in the Outpatient Physiotherapy service
  • Provide professional and clinical leadership and specialist advice to patients, senior physiotherapists, other health care professionals and GPs
  • Educate and train other physiotherapists, healthcare professionals and physiotherapy students
  • Provide assessment and treatment using remote and face to face consultations

Working for our organisation


Derbyshire Community Health Services has been rated as an ‘outstanding’ trust by the Care Quality Commission; we have achieved this by providing high quality patient care within an inclusive organisation that works together and shows care and compassion for each other. 

There has never been a more exciting time to join us as one of the largest specialist community NHS providers in the country – one that is also among the very best NHS employers as voted by its own staff and by CQC.

The way the NHS works is changing; care outside of traditional hospital settings is quickly becoming a much larger part of what the NHS does.  As a leading community provider, we are at the forefront of this exciting future, joining-up services in local communities to better meet the individual needs of our patients.

DCHS is a top performing NHS Trust that strives for innovation and improvement for the service and individuals that work within it.

At DCHS we also offer:

  • Up to 33 days’ holiday each year plus Bank Holidays
  • Option to purchase additional leave
  • Flexible working options
  • Relocation package (qualifying criteria)
  • One of the best Pension schemes in the UK
  • Free parking at all of our sites
  • A fair mileage and lease car scheme
  • Supported study leave
  • Staff health & wellbeing programme
  • Access to Health Service Discounts
  • Annual flu vaccination

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

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As an employee it will be your responsibility to ensure that your behaviour and values reflect those set out in the DCHS Way outlined on our website and in the additional information provided.

Please visit our website to see the variety of jobs we have on offer, see staff stories and find out more about the organisation and why Derbyshire is a great place to work and live. We look forward to hearing from you.

Person specification

Education, Qualifications and

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Desirable criteria
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Experience and Knowledge Requi

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Skills and Attributes

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Desirable criteria
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Aptitude and Personal Qualitie

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We are a Living Wage EmployerArmed Forces CovenantApprenticeships logoNo smoking policyHSJ Best places to workMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Age positiveDisability confident leaderCare quality commission - OutstandingDefence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) - GoldArmed Forces Covenant (Silver Award)Stonewall equality policy. Equality and justice for lesbians, gay men, bisexual and trans people.

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship here. It is vital that you provide full and accurate details of your current immigration status on the application form. Overseas applicants applying for entry clearance into the UK must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided in continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Guidance can be found here. Not everyone needs a ‘Skilled Worker’ visa. If you are applying for a vacancy in health or adult social care, check if you’re eligible to apply for the Health and Care Worker visa instead. It’s cheaper to apply for and you do not need to pay the annual immigration health surcharge

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.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Kathryn O'Donnell
Job title
Operational Lead
Email address
Telephone number
07721 241736
Additional information

For further information about the types of roles and locations of our services please contact us for an informal chat.


If you have problems applying, contact

People Resource Team
Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
1st Floor Kingsway House (Entrance D)
DE22 3LZ
07900 136267 (please note, my normal working days are Mon-Thu)