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Specialist Orthopaedic Physiotherapist

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust
£49,178 to £55,492 a year 0
Closing date
24 Sep 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an exciting opportunity to join our new, state of the art Elective Orthopaedic Centre (EOC) Therapy team based at Central Middlesex Hospital. The Centre will see patients from across North West London to provide excellent quality care as part of a dynamic multidisciplinary team.

You will join a team of Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists dedicated to the EOC who will work together to support patient recovery and discharge. The Trust already has a well established orthopaedic team based across Central Middlesex, Northwick Park and Ealing Hospitals so there are many opportunities for learning and development. You are also part of the wider LNWH Therapy team which covers a diverse range of specialities across the sites.

We are looking for an individual with the drive and passion to help establish the new unit and with strong orthopaedic skills. A range of experience across a range of acute and rehabilitation settings is also needed. This role would be well suited to an individual with strong communication and leadership skills.

Main duties of the job

You will work alongside the MDT to support patients to return home post surgery. You will be supported by an 8a clinical lead in EOC and will have the opportunity to supervise and appraise junior members of the team. You will be responsible for a clinical pre and post-operative caseload. This will include joint school which is part of the Enhance Recovery Programme. You will be key in helping to shape, develop and monitor this exciting new service. The team has regular in service training and service development and audit is strongly supported. Training and support to other members of the MDT and physiotherapy students will also be a key part of the role.

To support early discharge the EOC we are wanting therapists to work extended hours on a shift pattern. You will also be part of the weekend working rota to support 7 day working which is well established within the Trust.

About us

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust (LNWH) cares for the people of Brent, Ealing, Harrow and beyond.

Our team of more than 8,200 clinical and support staff serve a diverse population of almost one million people.

We run major acute services at:
  • Northwick Park Hospital: home to one of the busiest emergency departments (A& E) in the country. The hospital provides a full range of services including the country's top-rated hyper-acute stroke unit and one of only three hyper-acute rehabilitation units in the UK
  • St Mark's Hospital: an internationally renowned specialist centre for bowel disease
  • Ealing Hospital: a busy district general hospital providing a range of clinical services, as well as 24/7 emergency department and urgent care centre, and specialist care at Meadow House Hospice
  • Central Middlesex Hospital: our planned care site, hosting a range of surgical and outpatient services and collocated with an urgent care centre.

We are a university teaching NHS trust, in recognition of the important role we play in training clinicians of the future and bringing the benefits of research to the public.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • As an autonomous practitioner, to assess and treat own caseload and provide a highly specialist orthopaedic physiotherapy service to patients
  • To work as a member of the multidisciplinary team (MDT), assessing and treating patients with orthopaedic / musculoskeletal disabilities, including complex cases, and maintain accurate and comprehensive patient records
  • To work closely with other therapists in the Orthopaedics Therapy Service with the management and delivery of the inpatient Orthopaedic Physiotherapy Service
  • To work closely with the Principal Physiotherapist and Inpatient Therapy lead with the development of the Orthopaedic Therapy Service
  • To assist the Principal Physiotherapist managing the development and appraisal of line managed staff and students
  • To regularly provide formal and informal, on-going training and education to physiotherapy staff, other healthcare professions and students
  • To engage in own continued professional development (CPD) and service development
  • To assist the Principal Physiotherapist managing clinical audit within the team and undertake research

Person Specification



  • Physiotherapy qualification
  • HCPC registration



  • 4 years relevant
  • 2 years band 6 ortho
  • Manage own caseload
  • Supervise and manage juniors
  • Service development and audit


  • Band 7 experience



  • Trauma ortho/MSK
  • Fit equipment
  • Work independently
  • Presentation and appraisal skills

Personal qualities


  • MDT working evidence
  • Good communication

Employer details

Employer name

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust


Central Middlesex Hospital


NW10 7NS

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