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Band 7 Highly Specialist Physiotherapist Community Orthopaedic Team

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust
£49,178 to £55,492 Per annum pro rata inclusive of outer London HCAS
Closing date
23 Sep 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, experienced orthopaedic physiotherapist to join our specialist multidisciplinary team. As part of the Trauma and Orthopaedic Unit this hospital-based community team supports early discharge of patients from hospital and rehabilitation in their home environment providing a seamless approach from hospital to specialist care. As an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary team you will have the opportunity to extend your scope of practice.

You will be required to carry out visits independently to support the patients in their rehabilitation goals, so excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential. Experience of arthroplasty patients complex orthopaedic patients at Band 6 or above is required, also ability to integrate well into a multidisciplinary team environment. You mustbe a car driver.

If you want to know more about this opportunity please contact the COPE Team on 01708 435525 or Email: Part time hours considered.

All new staff appointed to posts at the Trust will be subject to a 6 month probationary period. This will give the new staff member an opportunity to become familiar with the culture and working environment of the Trust

Main duties of the job

To perform a highly advanced Physiotherapy assessment of patients with diverse presentation and complex physical, cognitive, and psychological/mental conditions. To provide an accurate diagnosis of functional status, develop and deliver a highly specialised intervention plan in the patient's own home environment.

To hold responsibility for own caseload and where appropriate assist in caseload of colleagues

To undertake all aspects of clinical duties as an autonomous practitioner working without direct supervision. Supervision is largely self driven through seeking advice from medical colleagues, clinical specialists and peers.

To carry out an assessment at six post-operative weeks of primary joint replacements in patients' own homes.

As practice placement educator, to supervise, educate and assess the performance of Physiotherapy students when required. This would be to a graduate standard and involve working with senior Physiotherapy and university staff

About us

Under the leadership of our Chair Jacqui Smith and Matthew Trainer, our Chief Executive, we provide care for the residents of three of the most diverse London boroughs. More than half of our 7,500 strong workforce are from black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and most live in Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge. We also provide healthcare services to people in south west Essex, and specialist neurosciences services to the whole of the county.

Our services include all the major specialties of large acute hospitals, operating from two main sites - King George Hospital in Goodmayes and Queen's Hospital in Romford. We also provide outpatient services at Brentwood Community Hospital, Barking Hospital, Loxford Polyclinic, and Harold Wood Polyclinic. We have two of the busiest emergency departments in London.

As we recover from Covid-19, we're proud to be leading the way nationally in reducing the time our patients wait to get the treatment they need. The pandemic provided the drive forour teams to innovate and change.

We know we have more work to do to improve waiting times for urgent and emergency care, and our performance against the four-hour emergency access standard remains challenged, in comparison to many other London trusts.

We are particularly proud of our regional Neurosciences Centre Radiotherapy Centre Hyper Acute Stroke Unit and dedicated breast care service at King George Hospital. We're also pleased to be part of the NEL Cancer Alliance.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information on this role, please see the attached detailed Job Description and Person Specification.

The person specification listed below is not the full specification requirements for the role. Please ensure you review the full specification on the job description prior to submitting your application.

Applicants are advised to read all the information on the advert and the supporting information before completing and submitting an application. As you complete your application please ensure you clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria in the person specification for this post by adequately completing the supporting information section of the application form.

All new staff appointed at the Trust are subject to a probationary period.

Applications should be made online, however, queries regarding the application process or assistance with completion of the form (for applicants with a disability) can be made to Rebecca Hills, Recruitment Advisor, on 01708 435000 ext. 5937. Further details regarding the post may be obtained by contacting the manager as per the contact details above.

Person Specification

Education / Qualifications


  • Degree/Diploma in Physiotherapy.
  • H.C.P.C. Registration as an Physiotherapist.
  • Evidence of recent and relevant CPD.


  • CSP Membership
  • Evidence of completion of Trust statutory training.
  • Member of appropriate specialist interest group.

Skills / Abilities


  • Car Driver
  • Expert knowledge of relevant conditions.
  • Evidence of ability to organise, priortise and delegate.


  • Competent IT skills.
  • Wound care skills- extended role.

Experience / Knowledge


  • To have extensive clinical experience in the relevant field of orthopaedics at a senior level.
  • Training of junior staff in relevant conditions, treatment and management.
  • Supervision and appraisal of junior staff.


  • Experience of working in a community team with orthopaedic involvement.
  • To have extensive broad clinical experience.

Personal Qualities


  • Team Worker
  • Flexible approach
  • Empathetic

Employer details

Employer name

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust


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