Fracture Clinic Practitioner

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
29 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Full Time
As a member of the Fracture Clinic (VFC) team you will assess, treat and clinically manage patients with acute musculoskeletal injuries. Your main role will be within the VFC you will work with the team to manage and prioritise the clinical caseload, triage and assess patients over the telephone and provide treatment and advice in line with VFC guidelines. The role includes supervising junior members of staff and students, initiating and participating in evidence based projects, and contributing to the in-service training programme.

Main duties of the job

  • As an autonomous practitioner, to assess and treat a specialist caseload of Orthopaedic patients, who may have complex presentations or complications, without direct supervision from senior staff.
  • To work alongside Orthopaedic Consultants, Advanced Clinical Practitioners, other members of the VFC team and the wider MDT.
  • Maintain contemporaneous written and digital records to Trust standards of all clinical observations and interventions.
  • Hold working knowledge of all systems used relating to management of patients. This includes VFC digital solution, Bluespier, PACS and responsibility for learning new systems, as these are developed.
  • To assess, fit and evaluate orthotic devices including boots, braces, slings etc as required with appropriate training
  • Select appropriate and individual treatment pathways e.g. onward referral to Physiotherapy, consultant led clinics etc following VFC management guidelines
  • To support Band 7 and team leads in the planning and organisation of the team's activities and programmes.
  • To be responsible for teaching, supervision and appraisal of recently qualified members of the team and undergraduate students, and be involved in the teaching of MDT staff.
  • To adhere to Departmental protocols, Trust policies your professional Code of Conduct, and National Standards where they exist.
  • Committed to delivering patient focused approach and seamless care across professional boundaries, ensuring the safety, effectiveness and efficiency of the service.

About us

Join us atUHSussex, every day is different, you can be the change, better neverstops!

AtUHSussexwe're proud to be at the heart of the NHS. As one of theUK's largest acute Trusts, we're a leading example of the excellence, the ambition and the values that have embodied the NHS for over 70 years.

Improving lives:We are a vibrant and inclusive organisation, with hardworking, talented and dedicated individuals, who work together towards a common goal, to always put ourPatient First.Our mission is summed up by our 'where better never stops' motto and no matter the role atUHSussex, you will play a part in driving us forwards and in improving the lives of patients across Sussex.We treat our patients and staff with the same compassion and empathy we expect for ourselves. We're here for them when they need us, and we go above and beyond to meet their needs. This can be seen in ourwellbeing programmefor staff which is extensive and designed to support you when you need itbecausewe know that to look after others we must first look after ourselves.

Job description

Job responsibilities

As outlined in the main duties of the job and in the job description and person specification document.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Experience


  • Registered with appropriate professional body such as Health and Care Professions Council or Nursing Midwifery Council
  • Diploma or BSc in appropriate subject (including but not limited to Physiotherapy, Paramedical science, nursing, physicians associate etc).
  • Evidence of relevant post graduate courses/CPD and reflective practice.
  • Up to date professional development portfolio.
  • Previous post graduate experience working within the NHS supported by evidence of post graduate learning experience and its application to clinical practice.
  • Range of clinical experience with interest in orthopaedics.
  • Ability to conduct electronic database searches e.g. Medline and CINAHL.


  • Relevant validated post-graduate clinical courses.
  • Experience of supervising less experienced staff such as students and assistants
  • Working knowledge of Trust databases and administrative systems.

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (279)


Royal Sussex County Hospital



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