Location Norfolk
Job type Permanent
Salary £26500 - £38500 per annum
Reference 27345
Date posted February 18, 2021
MSK Occupational Health Physiotherapist - Norfolk

Part time - Thetford

£26,500 - £38,500 /annum

Reports to Service Lead

JOB DESCRIPTION

Main Purpose of Role

• To work as an autonomous practitioner, to deliver a range of clinical services to meet the
clinical and commercial needs of the services.
• To develop and promote a positive and dynamic image and culture to both internal and
external stakeholders. At all times striving to reflect and encourage core value behaviours
• To develop and foster productive relationships with patients, and other key stakeholders

Essential Criteria
• Good basic MSK knowledge
• Demonstration in all of the ACPOHE level Competencies
• Competent in delivering the following services:
o Health Screening
o Health Promotion
o MSK Screening
o Exercise Classes
o PhysioLine
o Patient Lead Assessment
o Functional Rehabilitation

Desirable Criteria
• Experience of working in OH contracts
• Awareness of the role of national occupational health physiotherapy policy and application
in practice (eg- CSP policy, HCPC, NHS England and ACPOHE)

Key Tasks
CLINICAL --------
• To utilise musculoskeletal expertise to function as an Advanced Practitioner managing a
varied clinical caseload within designated clinical environments
• Services delivered and clinical interventions will vary depending on contract/site,
patient/clients’ needs, and clinician experience/knowledge. These services may include;
assessments, advice, treatment, individual or group rehab, educational seminars,
screening, risk assessments, workplace assessments and providing basic ergonomic
advice
• To conduct all clinical interventions and related actions in line with relevant professional
standards, such as CSP, HCPC, ACPOHE, ACPSM as well as Connect standards and
policies and where applicable, and within contract parameters
• To demonstrate a commitment to ongoing professional development and to maintain a
contemporary record of such activity, in line with recommendations of CSP and HCPC
• To attend timetabled in service training and mandatory training programme, as well as
other Connect educational initiatives which may be outside of contracted time
• To share their knowledge and skills and contribute to the Connect in service training
programme and other training, educational and promotional initiatives
• To undertake Audit projects relevant to clinical role

NON-CLINICAL ----------
• Be responsible for the day-to-day organisation of the services of the clinics ensuring
services are delivered efficiently and with high levels of patient satisfaction
• Communicate regularly and appropriately with colleagues and staff.
• Be involved in regularly reviewing and updating the services, including the collation and
presentation of basic statistical information regarding the delivery and outcomes of the
service provided
• There may be the opportunity to work with the management team in the development and
delivery of existing services provided to clients and to take responsibility for delegated
tasks or attend specific meetings/events
• Utilise IT systems provided to track and record patient interactions, complete and submit
service and HR data requirements, and review and respond to internal/external
communications
• To provide support within a confined geographic area to field queries from the local team
regarding safeguarding concerns and signpost staff to Safeguarding Supervisor or Local
Authority as outlined in this policy
• To participate in the Multi-agency communication or MDT to share information pertaining
to cases under discussion, providing feedback to relevant Health Professionals and
participating in the discharge of the safety plan as appropriate to their role
• To demonstrate ability to identify concerns regarding child safeguarding, welfare and child
protection and safeguarding of adults at risk
• To understand the processes for escalating concerns regarding child protection, welfare
and safeguarding for their service or region
• To ensure that their own personal mandatory training is up to date including refresher
training

Personal Profile
The role of a MSK Occupational Health Physiotherapist is fundamentally about the consistent
delivery of high quality clinical care of musculoskeletal conditions for the patients/ clients
presenting in a range of occupational health settings. Expected to be positive, constructive and
approachable and carry out tasks with fairness and integrity at all times.
The MSK Occupational Health Physiotherapist will be expected to be well organised,
conscientious and capable of managing the varied caseload of sometimes complex patients in a
variety of clinical environments. An ability to work well under pressure as well as a commitment to
CPD and a desire to facilitate improvement in both self and services are also key characteristics.
Excellent communication skills are vital to the role and the MSK Occupational Health
Physiotherapist must be able to communicate confidently and effectively with patients, colleagues
and clients using a variety of media
The majority of clinical diaries and patient notes are administered electronically and the MSK
Occupational Health Physiotherapist is required to have good IT skills and be willing to embrace
innovation and technological advances that improve service delivery
Variation
The duties of this post may be subject to variation from time to time following consultation with the
post holder.
Health & Safety
It is the general duty of every employee to take reasonable care for the health and safety of
him/herself and others (including patients). This may involve the wearing of suitable protective
clothing and footwear, and to co-operate with the management in meeting its responsibilities under
the Health and Safety at Work Act. Any failures to take such care or any contraventions of safety
or managerial instructions may result in Disciplinary action being taken.
Confidentiality
All staff are required to respect confidentiality of all matters that they may learn relating to their
employment, other members of staff and the general public and will be required to confirm their
compliance with relevant codes of conduct.
DBS
This post is subject to an enhanced level of DBS disclosure including barred lists.