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Musculoskeletal (MSK) and Podiatry Service Jobs

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Are you an experienced Physiotherapist looking for a rewarding way to make a difference? Perhaps you are seeking a new challenge where you can develop your clinical skills?

We are delighted to offer a variety of fantastic opportunities to join us across Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire – and we would love to learn more about you!

Our Musculoskeletal (MSK) and Podiatry service is made up of a variety of Clinicians, Therapy Assistants and Administrative Support staff, supported by a team of Clinical and Operational Managers. Clinical roles range from Band 4 – Band 8a.

We provide advice, assessment and treatment across Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset, with teams covering each of these localities, to enable our service users to access the best possible care from experienced and supportive clinicians in their local area.

Meet our teams

Personal and professional development is key to ensuring we deliver the best care to our service users. That’s why we offer ongoing training and support to our colleagues, enabling them to successfully progress through their chosen career path. Many of our Therapists began as Therapy Assistant’s or Band 5 Physiotherapists and progressed into Senior Band 6 and Band 7 Leadership posts.

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Musculoskeletal (MSK) Physiotherapy Services

Our MSK Physiotherapy services provide advice and treatment for conditions that affect joints, bones, muscles, ligaments and tendons. We help people who have difficulty with their day-to-day living due to pain or issues with movement, people who have suffered an injury, or those who have had an orthopaedic operation.
Physio testing woman's balance

Musculoskeletal Interface (MSKI) Services

MSKI is a triage service which offers assessment and treatment for people with musculoskeletal (MSK) and/or spinal conditions in Bristol (MATS), North Somerset (CATS) and South Gloucestershire (SATS).

It is aimed at people who have persistent pain and have not responded to initial General Practitioner (GP) care such as advice and pain relief, or other treatment such as physiotherapy or podiatry.

Our MSKI service is run by expert clinicians who aim to determine the best course of care using our clinical expertise, evidence and shared decision making.

First Contact Physiotherapy (FCP) Services

Our FCP Clinics are based in GP surgeries or other primary care settings such as local health centres or community-based hospitals. We work at the first point of contact within the Primary Care setting in conjunction with GP services. This is an extended part of our MSK Service covering Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.

Podiatry Services

Our Podiatrists work with service users and their families across Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire to deliver high-quality care in a variety of settings including community clinics, GP practices, care and nursing homes and people’s own homes.

We specialise in areas such as high risk, diabetes, wound care and biomechanics. We are part of the wider Musculoskeletal (MSK) service who work together to enable people to live longer and healthier lives with access to care and support close to where they live.

What is it like to live and work here?

Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire, in the South West of England, are stunning parts of the country and they have great contrasts.

Countryside walks, the seaside, one of the UKs best cities to live in, vibrant culture, diverse communities – just some of the best bits we love about these areas (even on the rainy days!).

Along with Agenda for Change benefits including salary and pension, we offer a competitive Relocation Scheme. To find out if you’re eligible, talk to our Recruitment team to see if we could help you to relocate to the place we love to call home with up to £8,000.

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Bristol

We love Bristol because of its energetic and culturally diverse people. And we’re not the only ones because Bristol has been named as one of the UK’s best places in the Sunday Times Best Places to Live Guide in 2022.

Home of the International Balloon Fiesta and infamous street artist, Banksy, you can
immerse yourself in the vibrant arts and culture. Renowned for its urban landscape and quirky, Bohemian feel, Gloucester Road has a variety of places to eat as well as authentic independent shops.

With excellent transport links such as bus routes and cycle paths, it’s convenient to get around – we even have environmentally friendly buses! If you love sports and music, or enjoy a foodie festival, Bristol has a lot to offer – learn about our history and be inspired by our heritage.

North Somerset

Portishead is North Somerset’s second largest town after Weston-super-Mare and is filled
with charm and character. Surrounded by natural beauty, experience the iconic woodland and coastal views.

With beautiful sandy beaches and countryside to explore – it’s a great way to spend quality time together. Discover the stunning scenery or picture the peaceful scenes in North
Somerset’s quaint, rural villages.

We recommend taking a daytrip to the seaside resort of Weston-super-Mare, famous for its donkey rides on the beach and amuse yourself for hours in the arcades. Or why not take a stroll along Clevedon’s famous pier?

Nearby Nailsea is close to the sea, yet right on the doorstep of Bristol’s bustling city life. If you’re looking to travel abroad, Bristol Airport is conveniently situated in North Somerset, just eight miles south of central Bristol, and is easily accessed by car, coach or bus.

South Gloucestershire

South Gloucestershire is a place of outstanding natural beauty and has much to offer with
its characterful market towns and historic buildings, yet modern and contemporary feel. Picture acres of open green spaces – great for picnics in the park. Or explore the countryside by foot or bicycle and stop for a coffee along the way.

Situated near to Bristol and Bath and just a bridge away from beautiful South Wales, there are plenty of places to relax, socialise and meet new people, within just a few miles. You’ll have the best of both worlds with the city and the countryside close to home.

Or if you’re thinking of planning your next trip - why not leave the car at home? Bristol Parkway train station is easily accessible and offers convenience with a variety of trains frequently servicing the UK.

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Aspire to develop your skills in more than one area?

We believe that helping you to develop in a dynamic and enjoyable team environment is the best way to deliver high quality and efficient services to the individuals and families in our communities.

Due to the integrated nature of our service, portfolio roles may be available. If this is something which could be of interest, let us know when you apply and we could discuss the potential opportunities during an interview.

Community Podiatrist (Band 5)
MSK Administration Support Officer (Band 2)

For further details and to talk informally about the roles, please contact:

FCP/MSKI queries:

Rob Cook
Clinical Lead for North Somerset MSKI Service

robert.cook3@nhs.net | 07921387945

MSK queries:

Bethan Bayley (nee O’Rourke)
Clinical and Operational Lead for MSK Physiotherapy

bethan.orourke@nhs.net | 07974 603843

Podiatry queries:

Samantha Draper
Clinical and Operational Lead for Podiatry

samantha.draper@nhs.net

Interested in learning more?

As we continue to grow, we’re looking for people like you to help us make a real difference to the people and families in our communities.

If you’re looking for a rewarding NHS career in the community, surrounded by beautiful countryside, the coast and vibrant cities nearby, let us help you to discover your potential.

With flexible working and full NHS benefits in return, find out how we can support you to learn, grow and develop each day.

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Why our colleagues love working here

Since joining, I felt that I had the support and opportunity for progression I was missing from my previous role. Through regular support; such as regular meetings with my line manager to clinical supervision, I have been supported to grow professionally. After being promoted, the team still feels just as supportive and friendly as the day I first started. And, while being new to the Band 6 role, the support and enthusiasm for progression is just as clear.

Community Podiatrist

As a newly qualified Band 5 I was given a preceptorship programme and through a range of opportunities I developed my skills to obtain a Band 6 position. This allowed me to expand my knowledge and I acquired an interest in nail surgery. When an opportunity arose I secured a specialist post at Band 7 and I'm responsible for leading the Nail Surgery service. I also developed skills in line management, working with students and had exposure to wider factors affecting modern healthcare.

Nail Surgery Service Lead

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