Occupational Health Physiotherapist

Salary Unspecified
Town/City Dumbarton G82 2SS
Payment type Unspecified
Region Scotland
Contract type Permanent contract
Closing date
Hours Part-time
Type of employer Private provider
Name of employer Chivas Brothers

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Job Description

To provide expert advice to the OH team, managers and employees regarding individuals’ fitness to work/return to work and provide workplace ergonomic assessments to prevent/reduce the risk of musculoskeletal injury and promote good musculoskeletal health. To provide a physiotherapy treatment service as appropriate.

This is a part time opportunity for a qualified and experienced Occupational Health Physiotherapist to join our in-house Occupational Health team to provide a comprehensive physiotherapy service to our managers and employees The successful candidate will provide workplace ergonomic assessments to prevent/reduce the risk of musculoskeletal injury and promote good musculoskeletal health and will provide a physiotherapy treatment service as appropriate.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead/develop and evaluate the Occupational Health Physiotherapy Service in conjunction with the Occupational Health Manager, to provide highly specialist advice to other OH team members, management and HR.
  • Provide early and easy access to high standard, highly specialist physiotherapy assessment, treatment and advice.
  • Facilitate the early and safe return to work of staff on sickness absence through workplace assessment and phased return to work programmes.
  • Liaise with external health care providers as appropriate regarding individuals’ fitness to work/return to work.
  • Undertake regular workplace assessments and provide specialist reports and advice to management.
  • Devise and deliver relevant musculoskeletal and ergonomic training as required.
  • Involvement with appropriate working groups, initiatives and health programmes.
  • Continuously evaluate and develop the Occupational Health Physiotherapy service.
  • Participate in developing and implementing relevant Occupational Health Policies and standards.
  • Act as an expert educator in the field of Occupational Health Physiotherapy.
  • Identify clinical research, audit and data collection priorities within the specialism to drive clinical development strategy.
  • Maintain appropriate employee medical files and ensuring confidentiality.

Key Skills & Experience Required:


  • State Registered Physiotherapist
  • Diploma/Degree in physiotherapy
  • Health Professions Council registration
  • Masters level qualification in the relevant specialised field.
  • Minimum 5 years post qualification experience in Occupational Health.
  • Knowledge of current Health and Safety legislation.
  • Excellent negotiating, communicating and influencing skills able to challenge and persuade others at all levels.
  • Demonstrate a high level of discretion, flexibility and diplomacy.
  • Knowledgeable about broader business issues and able to think strategically as to how OH can add value to the Company.
  • Demonstrate the ability to build effective working relationships with the BSHE team, management and employees.
  • Where appropriate, able to operate autonomously and make decisions with confidence.
  • Business focused, results orientated and committed to an ethos of best practice and continuous improvement.
  • Possess strong project management skills.
  • IT literate.
  • Demonstrate a pragmatic, insightful approach to problem solving.
  • Able to identify own development needs and recommend required action.
  • Current driving licence.


  • Membership of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapy in Occupational Health.

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