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Band 6 Specialist Physiotherapist (Civilian) posted by Ministry of Defence (Defence Medical Services)

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Full Time
Woking, Surrey
£30,401 - £37,267 / year

Job Description

Ministry of Defence - Defence Medical Services

Are you a highly skilled Physiotherapist Specialist looking for an exciting and rewarding role? Are you seeking job satisfaction, numerous benefits and training opportunities? Would you like your career to take a different direction into a friendly and professional organisation?

If the answer is yes, then we have two exciting vacancies available within Defence Primary Healthcare (DPHC) at Alexander Barracks in Pirbright.

DPHC is a vibrant and fast-moving organisation that aims to sustain and improve the operational effectiveness of injured service personnel by provision of high quality targeted rehabilitation. The successful candidate will work with other physiotherapists and the wider Multi-Disciplinary Team to provide a comprehensive and professional physiotherapy / rehabilitation service to entitled personnel. The population is generally young and healthy and much of the work relates to occupational health, minor injuries and sports medicine.

Our chosen candidates will perform highly skilled physiotherapy assessments of patients referred to us by Consultants, General Practitioners and other Professionals with diverse presentations and complex and acute/chronic physical conditions and sports injuries.

You will be responsible for formulating, developing and delivering a specialised individualised treatment programme based upon evidence-based practice, manual assessment and appropriate clinical reasoning.

You will be expected to communicate effectively with patients to ensure informed consent for assessment and treatment, good understanding of their conditions and maximise their rehabilitation potential.

There is no requirement to deploy as this is met by our uniformed personnel but you will form the continuity of care required by our patients when based at home.

Please be aware that if you are found successful you will be asked to provide evidence of your immunity to Hepatitis B.

One of the positions available is being offered as a permanent position and the other as a Fixed Term Appointment. The Fixed Term Appointment will run until May 2020 due to a funding a review.

The selection at sift stage will be based on your CV. At interview, you will be tested against the following:


  • Leadership

Technical Framework:

  • NHS Core – NHSC1 – Communication
  • NHS Core – NHSC2 – Personal & People Development
  • NHS Core – NHSC3 – Health, Safety & Security
  • NHS Core – NHSC4 – Service Improvement
  • NHS Core – NHSC5 – Quality


To be found successful for this post you must hold a degree in Physiotherapy plus additional specialist training or experience to post graduate diploma level or equivalent. You must be a Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (MCSP) and/or Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), State Registered Physiotherapist (HPC).

Please ensure you demonstrate that you have the required skills, qualifications and memberships in your CV and that you have saved it using your surname then first name prior to submitting your application.

Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check.

All employees joining Ministry of Defence who are new to the Civil Service will be subject to a 6-month probation period (unless otherwise advised) effective from the employment start date.

From time to time The Ministry of Defence may advertise per regional Headquarters. To ensure your search yields the best results, search under MoD-Healthcare jobs from the home page or alternatively avoid completing the mileage section when using the search criteria based on your post code.

For details of which locations are in each region, please see attached Regional Layout document.

Please ensure you have read all the details in the important information link prior to applying.

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Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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