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Band 6 Physiotherapist

Band 6

Main area
Band 6
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
£33,706 - £40,588 per annum
Salary period
10/02/2023 23:59

At East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust our vision is to be widely recognised for providing safe, personal and effective care.  We currently provide high quality services and treat over 600,000 people across East Lancashire and the surrounding area. We employ over 9,500 staff, many of whom are internationally renowned and have won awards for their work.

Job overview

Do you want to work for a forward looking MSK Service?  The Integrated Musculoskeletal, Pain and Rheumatology Service (IMPReS) covers the East Lancashire footprint of Burnley, Pendle, Rossendale, Hyndburn, Ribble Valley, Blackburn and Darwen. Our purpose is to make a difference to patient’s lives and have a commitment to put patient care at the heart of what we do. 

We welcome applications from suitably qualified HCPC registered physiotherapists who have a passion for MSK physiotherapy to work in our MSK Service

This is a great opportunity to develop your clinical and leadership skills.  As our service is delivered across multiple sites, you will have the opportunity to work with various members of the IMPReS team to develop your skills. 

We offer weekly complex patient clinics to support the management of patients, regular supervision, and protected development time.  We have a desire to cultivate compassionate leadership at all levels of our team and value all staff and their contributions to continually improve our service. 

Main duties of the job

Undertake a Band 6 MSK physiotherapy role

Be responsible for assessing patients, discussing patient agreed goals and expectations, delivering highly skilled treatments, and providing education for patients, carers and ensuring safe and timely discharges.

Be responsible for maintaining accurate and comprehensive patient treatment records in line with Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) standards of practice.

Supervise and train more junior health care professionals including students

Deputise for Band 7 physiotherapists as appropriate

Be responsible for maintaining own competency to practice through Continuing Professional Development activities and maintain a portfolio which reflects personal development.

Be involved in service improvement work

Ensure that personal actions and conduct comply with all relevant Trust Policies and Procedures e.g. Health and Safety, Tobacco Control Policy, equal opportunities, confidentiality, the Data Protection Act (1998), Moving and Handling Regulations.

Working for our organisation

Established in 2003 East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust (ELHT) is a large integrated health care organisation providing high quality acute secondary healthcare for the people of East Lancashire and Blackburn with Darwen. 

Our vision is to be widely recognised for providing safe, personal and effective care.  We currently provide high quality services and treat over 700,000 patients a year from the most serious of emergencies to planned operations and procedures. We employ over 8,000 staff, many of whom are internationally renowned and have won awards for their work and achievements.


Detailed job description and main responsibilities

  1. Be professional and legally responsible and accountable for all aspects of your own work, including the management of patients in your care. Ensure a high standard of clinical care for the patients under your management.
  2. Undertake a comprehensive assessment of patients including those with diverse or complex presentations/multi pathologies; use advanced clinical reasoning skills and manual assessment techniques to provide an accurate diagnosis of their condition
  3. Formulate and deliver an individual physiotherapy treatment programme based on a sound knowledge of evidence based practice and treatment options using clinical assessment, reasoning skills and knowledge of treatment skills e.g. manual physiotherapy techniques, patient education, exercise classes, and other alternative options.
  4. Take delegated responsibility from the Band 7 physiotherapist for managing patients with particular conditions and be responsible for providing specialist physiotherapy assessment and treatment plans for patients with these conditions.
  5. Be responsible for ensuring the effective selection and use of all treatment resources available.
  6. Be responsible for equipment used in carrying out physiotherapy duties, and adhere to departmental policy, including competence to use equipment and to ensure the safe use of equipment by others through, teaching, training and supervision of practice.
  7. Evaluate patient progress, reassess, and alter treatment programmes if required.
  8. Manage clinical risk within own patient caseload.
  9. Work within Trust clinical guidelines and Chartered Society of Physiotherapy guidelines and have a good working knowledge of national and local standards and monitor own and others quality of practice as appropriate.
  10. Be responsible for maintaining accurate and comprehensive patient treatment records in line with Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) standards of practice.
  11. Supervise junior physiotherapists and assistants’ record keeping system according to professional and the physiotherapy service standards.
  12. Communicate complex clinical information effectively with patients and carers to obtain assessment and cooperation to maximize rehabilitation potential and to facilitate understanding of condition.
  13. Maintain accurate, comprehensive and up-to-date documentation, in line with legal and departmental requirements, and communicate assessment and treatment results to the appropriate disciplines.
  14. Assess capacity, gain informed consent and have the ability to work within a legal framework with patients who lack capacity to consent to treatment.
  15. Undertake regular measurement and evaluation of your area of clinical work and current practices through the use of audit and other measures, individually and with colleagues. Ensure that clinical outcomes and patient feedback are included in your audit plans.
  16. Full details in attached job description. 

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Good written and spoken English
  • Diploma/Degree level in Physiotherapy
  • Health and Care Professionals Council Registration
  • Access to own transport for work purposes
Desirable criteria
  • Membership of the Charted Society of Physiotherapy
  • Clinical Educators course
  • Appropriate post graduate clinical courses linked to speciality


Essential criteria
  • Experience in core rotations e.g. medicine, surgery, orthopaedics, neurology
  • Experience and evidence of knowledge of a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions
  • Experience of MDT working
  • Contributed to clinical development of less experienced staff or students or assistants
  • Ability to organise, prioritise and delegate
  • Ability to keep accurate and comprehensive records in line national standards and local policy
  • Able to present information, written and orally in a clear and logical manner
  • Awareness of developments in NHS and service delivery
  • Demonstrates IT literacy to an appropriate level
  • Ability to cope working in a stressful environment and with emotional or aggressive patients and carers
  • NHS MSK experience
Desirable criteria
  • Involvement in special interest group
  • Completion of clinical educators course
  • Evidence of participation in service developments


Essential criteria
  • Demonstrate a problem solving approach
  • Personally and professionally responsible
  • Ability to self-motivate
  • Able to work as a team member
  • Flexible approach to changing circumstances

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Happy to Talk Flexible WorkingPositive about disabled peopleInvestors in PeopleCare quality commission - GoodDisability confident committedStep into health

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

Karen Oliver
Job title
operational Lead
Email address
Telephone number
01706 235391
Additional information

Lynn Pegg 01706 235395