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Senior Physiotherapist - Trauma Orthopaedics Band 6

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa
Closing date
30 Sep 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our friendly and dynamic Trauma Orthopaedic Therapy Teams at Poole Hospital.

We are looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic Physiotherapist to join our team and you will have past experience in Orthopaedic physiotherapy. The team is passionate about teaching and development.

The post holder will be primarily based in the Trauma Orthopaedic Therapy Team working on the wards of a Major Trauma Unit, within the Wessex Trauma Network. The post will involve working with service users with a range of complex presentations including Fractured Neck of Femur, Multi-trauma and Spinal fractures.

This position is for a permanent full time Senior Physiotherapist within Trauma Orthopaedic therapy. The role will be based at Poole Hospital. Working patterns will vary but will be across 7 days, include some evening, bank holidays and respiratory on-call as rostered.

Base Location: Poole Hospital

Interview Date: 9th October

Main duties of the job

The therapy team has been integral to recent service developments, including the implementation of new therapy pathways and excellent multidisciplinary teamwork. On-going work on the Trust's transformation of services will provide exciting developmental opportunities in the future, working towards the team's move to Royal Bournemouth site in the future.

You will be highly organised and have the ability to independently manage a busy clinical caseload. You will be involved in staff supervision and training, quality improvement projects and service development. You will be forward thinking, flexible in your approach to work and have excellent communication skills. You will flourish in the team environment and have well developed supervision skills. Support of junior staff is an important aspect of this position. You will have previous experience of working as a Physiotherapist, across a variety of clinical areas as well as a comprehensive knowledge of the physiotherapy assessment and treatment of a range of clinical conditions. You will be well supported by your fellow Physiotherapy colleagues and necessary training will be provided.

About us

Our values define who we are as #TeamUHD. They underpin everything we do now and in the future. They define how we treat our patients, visitors, and each other, our valued teammates and colleagues.

UHD are investing in services across the Trust, with many being transformed and developed following merger and the New Hospital Programme.

This means that some services may move site this year or next, either temporarily or long term. Recruiting Managers interviewing for this role will be happy to answer any specific questions that you have at interview.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To understand the role in more detail please read the full job description and person specification documents which are attached to this advert.

Person Specification



  • BSc (Hons)/MSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy or equivilant.
  • HPC Registration
  • Evidence of C.P.D


  • Member of Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
  • Membership of appropriate clinical interest group.



  • Experience of working in orthopaedics, managing orthopaedic patients with a variety of conditions.
  • Experience in the training, supervision and mentoring of less experienced therapists.
  • Experience of service initiation and development.


  • Experience of clinical service improvement.
  • Experience as a clinical educator.



  • Highly developed communication skills.
  • High level orthopaedic assessment and treatment skills.
  • Experienced in goal setting and analysis of performance.
  • Good teaching ability/ education experience.



  • High level knowledge of orthopaedic conditions, treatment and interventions
  • Sound knowledge of evidence based practise and its application within a service.



  • Flexibility to respond to urgent requests, changes to plans etc
  • Excellent organisational skills, managing own workload and assisting others with theirs.
  • Able to work in stressful situations including the ability to manage distressing and emotive situations successfully.
  • Highly developed verbal & written communication skills.
  • Ability to drive and hold a clean drivers licence


  • Excellent presentation skills.

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust


Poole Hospital

Poole Hospital, Longfleet Road, Poole


BH15 2JB

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